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Forest Road, Hale, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6


4 Bedroom Detached House Sold

An extended and considerably improved detached 4 bedroom bungalow occupying a very private position along a gravel track on the edge of the popular village of Hale, with an established garden and woodland extending to approximately 1 acre.

Bilberry Cottage occupies a private position set in gardens and woodland extending to approximately 1 acre having direct forest access at the end of the track. Since 2012 the property has been updated, extended and reconfigured to provide a comfortable home offering flexibility. A stunning fitted Kitchen/Dining/Family Room with Aga and vaulted ceiling offers ideal social space whilst the cosy sitting room with wood burning stove is perfect for winter evenings. Designed with 4 bedrooms the current owners use one of them as a self contained bed/sitting room and bathroom. If not required, the room reverts to a bedroom and family bathroom (see floorplan). The specification includes oil fired central heating, Amtico flooring to some rooms, double glazed doors and windows, oak internal doors and attractively decorated throughout in muted tones.

Oak front door into:

Kitchen/Dining/Family Room:    Extensive range of wall and floor units including drawers and cupboards with granite work surfaces. Inset 1 1/2 bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Oil fired Aga with canopied extractor hood with integral lighting. Peninsula unit incorporating storage cupboards and drinks chiller. Built-in double oven with grill. Built-in larder fridge. Integrated dishwasher. Vaulted ceiling with inset ceiling lighting. 6 Velux windows. Corner sliding patio doors and glazed side screens onto patio. Concealed lighting over worktops.

Utility Room    Range of wall and floor units incorporating drawers and cupboards. Work surface with inset sink and mixer tap. Plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Space for upright freezer. Worcester oil fired central heating boiler. Oak flooring. Loft access. Inset ceiling lighting.

Boot Room    Stable door to garden., Oak laminate floor. Fitted coat hooks.

Cloakroom    Low level WC. Vanity basin with drawers under. Shaver light. Oak laminate floor.

Hallway    Built-in coat and linen cupboards. Loft access. Velux skylight. 2 wall lights.

Sitting Room    Bay window with attractive views over the garden. Limestone fireplace with Morso 6.5 kw multi fuel stove. 3 wall lights.

Study    Pair of glazed casement doors into the garden. Overhead spotlighting. Light oak flooring.

Bedroom    Currently used as a bed/sitting room with bathroom. (If not required this would simply revert to a bedroom and family bathroom with additional circulation space in the hall, see floor plan).

Bedroom    Oak flooring.

Bedroom    Built-in mirror fronted wardrobe.

Bedroom    Built-in mirror fronted wardrobe. Corner windows to garden.

En-suite Shower Room    Large walk in shower. Pedestal basin. WC. Built-in shelved cupboard. Fully tiled walls and wall mirror with integrated light.

Hale is situated in the North-Western corner of the New Forest National Park. The community is served by a number local facilities, including a primary school (approx. 1/4 mile) overlooking the village green, with Woodgreen and Woodfalls close by having village shops, Post Offices with Horse and Groom pub in Woodgreen. Fordingbridge (approx. 6 miles) has a comprehensive range of recreational, educational and health facilities. Salisbury about 8 miles to the North provides extensive amenities, including mainline rail link to Waterloo. The excellent road network provides access to the centres of Bournemouth and Southampton via the A338 and B3078 to Junction 1 of the M27 respectively. Both have international airports. The open forest offers ideal walking, riding and cycling opportunities, with a golf club at Bramshaw.

Remote controlled security gates lead onto an expansive drive that provides parking for several vehicles which could include a motorhome or boat of generous proportion. In turn the drive terminates at the more recently built DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE with roller up and over door, plus an additional pair of doors to the rear with fitted cupboards, shelving and bench with light and power. There is a very useful loft space for storage.

The more formal GARDEN is laid to lawn offset by a variety of mature and specimen trees and shrubs which affords considerable privacy and a large sheltered paved patio which is ideal for alfresco dining being accessed directly off of the Kitchen/Dining/Family Room. Beyond the garden there is an area of woodland with 2 large log stores and is a pleasant amenity adding further seclusion, the whole being enclosed by fencing. In addition, there is external lighting, power socket, water tap and a security alarm. Within the garden there is a very useful SHED and a WORKSHOP built in a 'stable style' with electric light and power.

New Forest District Council. Tax Band F. Amount payable 2020/21 £2680.18.

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

Leave Fordingbridge travelling North on the A338; at Breamore turn right and follow the road to Woodgreen, passing through the village in the direction of Hale. Upon entering Hale pass the village green on the right hand side and continue, crossing over the cattle grid towards Woodfalls. Turn right at the triangular junction with Forest Road and proceed for approximately 1/2 mile. Opposite the left hand turning sign posted to Redlynch turn into the gravel track on the right hand side and Bilberry Cottage will be located as the second property on the right.




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