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East Martin, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6


5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

A truly outstanding Grade II listed 5-bedroom farmhouse with adjoining barn conversion annexe set in approximately1.5 acres amidst rolling Downland countryside, of which there are lovely views.

A most attractive Grade II listed thatched farmhouse of traditional red brick elevation believed to date from the mid-18th Century, Talks Farm is an impressive proposition, combining the original 5-bedroom farmhouse with a separate barn conversion annexe, permission for which was secured in 2015. The property sits in established grounds approaching 1.5 acres with the farmhouse, outbuildings and barns, including an extensive storage barn measuring 12.5m x 5.5m that could offer potential for studio/office/workshop space (stpp), forming an attractive traditional courtyard. The heritage of the property is evident both in the original farmhouse and the annexe, where many of the original timbers have been imaginatively incorporated into the design, especially in the open plan kitchen/dining room that blends the contemporary with the traditional to superb effect. The principal farmhouse offers a good range of five bedrooms complemented by a balanced and versatile array of living rooms and a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room, whilst the annexe, intended as ancillary accommodation under the terms of the planning permission, would be ideal for an extended or multi-generational family unit.


Entrance Hall    Wood panelled front door. Stairs to first floor.

Family Room    Fireplace housing wood burning stove.

Sitting Room    Inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer beam and wood burning stove. Outlook to garden. Exposed ceiling timber. Open to Study Area.

Utility Room    Range of storage cupboards and wooden work surface. Single bowl sink. Plumbing for dishwasher.

Dining Room    Light and airy room with vaulted ceiling and full height windows. Wooden floor.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room    Fitted with comprehensive range of base and eye units comprising cupboards, drawers and shelving. Oak work surface and breakfast bar. Butler's style sink with mixer tap. Integrated under-counter fridge and dishwasher. 4 ring electric hob and Miele oven. 4 oven Aga. Tiled floor. Space for breakfast table.

Rear Lobby    Plumbing for washing machine. Grant oil fired boiler. Door to useful covered Verandah area.

Shower Room    Shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. WC. Bidet. Tiled floor. Heated towel rail.

Snug    Secondary staircase to first floor. Exposed ceiling timber.

Landing    Velux window.

Principal Bedroom    Vaulted ceiling with exposed ceiling timbers.

Shower Room    Shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. WC. Part tiled walls and floor.

Bedroom    Built in wardrobe.


Bedroom    Exposed painted floor boards. Fire grate. Outlook and views over garden.

Bathroom    Jack'n'Jill family bathroom with roll top bath. Shower cubicle. Wash hand basin inset to vanity unit with cupboards under. WC. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom    Views and outlook over garden.

Inner Landing    Exposed painted floor boards. Large linen cupboard (providing potential link to Principal Bedroom).

Bedroom    Exposed painted floorboards. Views and outlook over garden.


Entrance Lobby

Kitchen/Breakfast Room    Fantastic light, open plan space with vaulted ceiling featuring original timbers. Bi-fold doors to courtyard. Fitted with a range of units comprising cupboards and drawers with oak work surface. 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher. Oven with 4 ring NEFF hob over. Breakfast bar. Full height windows with countryside views. Stairs to first floor.

Utility Room    Grant oil fired boiler. Internal door to Barn with vaulted insulated ceiling, car inspection pit and numerous power points that offers further potential (stpp) for studio/office/workshop/games area.

Bathroom    Panelled bath with shower over. Wash hand basin inset to vanity unit with drawers. WC. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom/Study    Countryside views. Exposed timbers. Paddle staircase to mezzanine level.


Bathroom    Wooden panelled bath. Shower cubicle. Wash hand basin with cupboard. WC. Exposed timbers.

Cloakroom    WC. Wash hand basin.

Sitting Room    Vaulted ceiling with exposed brickwork and timbers. Wood burning stove.

First Floor

The peaceful hamlet of East Martin is located on the edge of the conservation village of Martin. To the South-West is Martin Down National Nature Reserve where a network of paths and bridle ways provide lovely walking and riding opportunities. The local community is supported by a Church, Martin village hall and Community Shop, and village club whilst neighbouring Damerham has a primary school, garage and public house. The Avonside town of Fordingbridge (approx. 6 miles) has services to cater for most everyday needs and the Cathedral City of Salisbury lies approximately 9 miles to the North. The area is blessed with an array of reputable primary, middle and secondary schools in the state and private sector, the closest being Western Downland in Damerham, Forres Sandle Manor, Fordingbridge Infants & Junior, and Burgate Seconday & Sixth Form within Fordingbridge, whilst Salisbury offers Bishop Wordsworth's and South Wilts Grammar Schools, Godolphin and Chafyn Grove. Communications in the area are good and the A354 supplies convenient access to Salisbury and Blandford. The outdoor enthusiast is catered for not only by the surrounding countryside but also the New Forest National Park, which lies a short distance East of Fordingbridge.

A gated entrance leads to a gravelled driveway that sweeps round to the attractive central courtyard where there is ample parking space and access to the triple bay CAR PORT and a brick-built OUTBUILDING providing storage.

The gardens primarily lie to the east and south of the property and are laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and beds with a deep herbaceous border set alongside an original thatched cob wall. The boundaries are securely fenced and enjoy a lovely open aspect over neighbouring countryside and to Martin Down in the distance.

A planning application under reference number ENQ/21/20038 ERES has been submitted for the insertion of new bi-fold doors and glazed timber screen into existing barn door openings behind existing doors.

New Forest District Council. Talks Farmhouse Tax Band G. Annexe at Talks Farm Tax Band A.

Mains water and electricity. Separate oil fired central heating systems with under floor heating to barn. Private drainage.

Leave Fordingbridge and proceed to the village of Damerham. Upon entering the village pass The Compasses public house and cross the small bridge, turning immediately right into the High Street (sign posted Martin). Continue out of Damerham for approximately 3 miles. Enter the village of Martin and turn immediately right (signposted East Martin). The entrance to the property will be located after a short distance on the right hand side.




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