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Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6

££875,000 Guide

5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

A superb early 18th Century Grade II listed farmhouse in a lovely village location with beautifully presented 5 bedroom accommodation over 3 floors and approximately 0.33 acre garden.

Mintys Farmhouse is a Grade II listed early 18th Century house with later additions and alterations. The house offers many original features including beams, deep windows with window seats and shutters and attractive fireplaces. The rooms (including ceiling heights) are of lovely proportion and include a superb farmhouse kitchen with AGA and a galleried study above, an elegant principal drawing room as well as a dining room and snug sitting room. The generous bedrooms are arranged over the upper two floors. The house has been graciously presented and maintained in first class condition during the current owner's tenure and further benefits from a large garden with detached double garage.


Drawing Room 6.71m (22 ft 0in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in) Plus recess for the stairs. Raised fire place (blocked). Exposed ceiling timbers. Window seat and shutters.

Sitting Room 4.34m (14 ft 3in) maximum x 4.27m (14ft 0in) into the bay. Window seat and shutters to the front window. Fire place with wooden surround and wood burner.

Dining Room 4.72m (15 ft 6in) x 4.11m (13ft 6in) French doors to outside with shutters. Large open fire place (boarded) with adjoining arched brick alcove. Exposed ceiling timber.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 7.16m (23 ft 6in) x 4.88m (16ft 0in) narrowing to 3.43m (11ft 3in).   Superb farmhouse kitchen. Wooden fronted units with roll edged work surfaces, twin bowl sink with mixer tap, oil fired AGA set in chimney breast. Electric hob with hood over and electric oven. Arched stable style door to outside. Walk in larder cupboard 2.13m (7ft 0in) x 1.22m (4ft 0in).

Wet Room/ Cloakroom    Tiled floor and wall behind the shower. WC. Wash basin.

Utility Room 3.28m (10 ft 9in) x 2.21m (7ft 3in) Tiled floor. Stainless steel sink. Water softener. Potterton Oil fired boiler. Plumbing for washing machine. External door.

Landing 3.66m (12 ft 0in) x 2.97m (9ft 9in) Exposed ceiling timber.

Bedroom 1 4.27m (14 ft 0in) x 3.51m (11ft 6in) Built in cupboard and wardrobe. Exposed ceiling timber.

Bedroom 2 3.73m (12 ft 3in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in) Exposed ceiling timber.

Bedroom 3 4.04m (13 ft 3in) x 2.59m (8ft 6in) Linen cupboard.

Family Shower Room    Large shower room with corner shower. WC. Wash hand basin. Heated towel rail.

Study 3.89m (12 ft 9in) x 3.35m (11ft 9in) plus 2.29m (7ft 6in) x 1.75m (5ft 9in) average. Gallery overlooking the kitchen. Built in cupboard and built in shelves.

Second Floor Landing 3.1m (10 ft 2in) x 2.97m (9ft 9in) maximum. Fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom 4 3.58m (11 ft 9in) x 3.28m (10ft 9in) plus corridor. Fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 5 3.43m (11 ft 3in) x 3.4m (11ft 2in) maximum. Fitted wardrobes and cupboard. Exposed timbers.

Bathroom    Part tiled walls. Bath with mixer tap with shower over. WC. Wash basin. Heated towel rail.

The sought after Downland village of Rockbourne sits amidst lovely rolling countryside, much of which is a designated Conservation Area. Rockbourne is home to a thriving community that benefits from a reputable primary school - which is within close walking distance - a village hall, a church and popular public house. The Avonside town of Fordingbridge (4 miles) provides a comprehensive range of day to day services, including schooling, a medical/health centre, a good range of local shops, a building society and a library. The excellent communications network allows ready access to the regional centres of Salisbury, Bournemouth and Southampton; all have mainline rail links to London Waterloo and there are airports at the latter two. A myriad of footpaths and bridleways exist in the surrounding area and there is magnificent out-riding to be had on Whitsbury Downs; the contrasting moor, heath and woodland of the New Forest is approximately four miles to the East.

A low brick wall bounds the village road with double gates opening onto a gravel drive, which provides a good parking and turning area and leads to the Double Garage 6.86m (22ft 6in) x 5.18m (17ft 0in), with twin sets of double doors and roof storage space. The attractive mature garden extends to 0.33 acre overall and has been well landscaped and maintained with a large lawned area interspersed with well planted beds, trees and shrubs. Adjoining the house are two areas of terrace and a covered paved area, and there are two garden sheds and a greenhouse.

New Forest District Council. Tax Band: G.

Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.

Leave Fordingbridge towards Sandleheath and Damerham on the B3078. On reaching Sandleheath, turn right at the crossroads sign posted to Rockbourne and proceed into the village. Minty's Farmhouse will be found on the left hand side shortly before the entrance to the village school.



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01425 655900