4 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
Occupying a stunning location adjacent to Hyde Common with DIRECT FOREST ACCESS and far reaching views, a delightful, extended period cottage with versatile accommodation set in approximately 0.33 acre with STABLES and WORKSHOP/GARAGE.
A charming, beautifully presented New Forest cottage with surprisingly spacious, enlarged accommodation approaching 2,000 sq. ft. that combines period heritage with the qualities of a modern extension and contemporary living. The centrepiece of the house is undoubtedly the stunning open-plan dining room/sitting room featuring a high vaulted ceiling and exposed oak framework that enjoys a south-facing orientation and is flooded with natural light, which flows open-plan style into a comprehensively fitted bespoke kitchen. The history of the cottage includes partial use as a village School Room, currently employed as a Study/Guest Bedroom, and the remaining accommodation is a versatile mix of bedrooms and an additional reception room/snug. The cottage sits in an established garden totalling 0.33 acre and enjoys the most wonderful, rarely found location adjoining the fringes of Hyde Common, of which there is a splendid southerly outlook and far-reaching views. Within the garden is an array out outbuildings to include 2 STABLES, GARAGING and a WORKSHOP.
Entrance Hall Hanging for coats. Wood block flooring. Built-in storage cupboard.
Bathroom Panelled bath with shower attachment. Wash hand basin. WC. Bidet. Tiled floor. Heated towel rail.
Utility/Boot Room Single bowl stainless steel sink with cupboards under. Plumbing and space for washing machine. Tiled floor. Storage cupboard. Stable style door to garden.
Bedroom 1 Aspect to the garden and open forest beyond. Roof hatch. Double doors to:
Study Dual aspect with outlook to garden. Storage cupboard.
Reception/Dining Room Inglenook fireplace. Aspect to garden and external door. Open tread stair case to:
Bedroom 3 Aspect over garden. Port hole window to front. Built-in double wardrobe and two storage cupboards.
Kitchen Fitted with a superb range of bespoke wooden units comprising cupboards and drawers. Roll top work surface with separate oak and marble preparation surfaces. Double-bowl sink with mixer tap incorporating water filter and drainer. Tiled splash back. Integrated NEFF double ovens with 5 ring (Calor) gas fired hob with extractor over. Integrated dishwasher. Oak flooring. Open to:
Dining Room/Sitting Room A superb open-plan room featuring a vaulted ceiling and exposed oak ceiling framework, benefitting from a southerly aspect and excellent natural light.
Dining Area: Oak flooring. Ample space for dining table. Double doors to garden.
Sitting Area: Fireplace housing wood burning stove on raised hearth. Dual aspect with an outlook to the open forest. Fitted TV corner cupboard and shelving. Oak flooring.
Inner Lobby Airing cupboard.
Shower Room Tiled shower cubicle. WC. Wash hand basin.
Bedroom 2 Dual aspect. Roof hatch.
The cottage occupies an outstanding position on the edge of the Hyde Common and Abbotswell areas of the New Forest, with direct forest access from the gate. Frogham is one of several peaceful hamlets and villages located in the uppermost north western corner of the New Forest National Park, where ponies and donkeys frequent the village lanes and open forest. There is a popular public house and village hall within Frogham, whilst neighbouring Hyde has a highly regarded primary school, garden shop and The Potting Shed cafe. Fordingbridge (approx. 1.5 miles) and Ringwood (approx. 6 miles) have an excellent range of local shops, health centres and reputable state primary and secondary schools, with Moyles Court and Forres Sandle Manor serving the private sector.
For those seeking a balance between a 'work-from-home' and office-based environment, communications in the area are excellent. The local road network, including the A338 and A36, draws the regional centres of Salisbury, Bournemouth and Southampton within striking distance. There are mainline rail services from Salisbury and Southampton Parkway (90 minutes and 71 minutes respectively) to London Waterloo and international airports at Southampton and Bournemouth.
Those seeking outdoor pursuits will undoubtedly be satisfied by the wonderful location and the glorious walking, riding and cycling countryside virtually on the door step at Abbotswell and Hyde Common. There is a choice of local golf and angling clubs in the vicinity and sailing opportunities abound on the South Coast and at Spinnaker Sailing Club at Blashford Lakes, near Ringwood.
The cottage is approached via a track from Abbotswell Road that leads to two separate vehicular entrances. The first opens to a generous parking and turning area and provides access to the GARAGE with a 6' inspection pit, light and power connected. Internal doors connect the garage to a sizeable WORKSHOP, again with light and power connected. Beyond the garage is a Harry Hebditch STABLE BLOCK comprising 2 loose boxes, with an adjoining SINGLE GARAGE and STORE.
The garden is divided into distinct areas on the east, south and west elevations of the property. To the eastern side it is principally laid to lawn with raised beds and a large border. The lawn continues to the south of the property where it is bound by an established hedged frontage overlooking Hyde Common. To the western elevation is a further area of lawn with a sunny patio, ornamental pond and well planted shrub borders.
New Forest District Council. Tax Band F.
Calor gas fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. BT Broadband: 60mbs download/20mbs upload speeds.
From Fordingbridge High Street pass over the River Avon and under the flyover. Turn right opposite the Southampton Road garage before immediately turning left (signposted Stuckton/Frogham). Follow this road through Stuckton and over the cattle grid, climbing Frogham Hill. At the top of Frogham Hill, continue straight over the crossroad passing the Forester's Arms on the left and follow the road to the far end. Turn right onto the track before Abbotswell car park and the entrance to the cottage will be located after a short distance on the right hand side.
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