3 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
Occupying an enviable position overlooking open forest at Abbotswell and Hampton Ridge, a 3-bedroom house with separate Grade II listed cottage offering scope for improvement and extension/redevelopment (subject to planning permission/regulation consent). TO BE SOLD BY INFORMAL TENDER AT 12:00 NOON ON FRIDAY 6th MAY 2022. PLEASE CONTACT THE AGENT FOR A TENDER SUBMISSION FORM & VIEWING TIMES.
An extremely rare opportunity to acquire a detached house requiring full modernisation and with scope for extension/redevelopment (subject to all planning and conservation permissions) occupying an outstanding, semi-elevated position overlooking open forest at Abbotswell, within the sought-after New Forest community of Frogham. The house sits in a garden plot of approximately 0.23 acre, within which stands a separate Grade II listed cottage, cited as an original New Forest 'hovel' but which latterly served as an artist's studio and gallery of some repute amongst the local artistic community.
TO BE SOLD BY INFORMAL TENDER AT 12:00 NOON ON FRIDAY 6th MAY 2022. PLEASE CONTACT THE AGENT FOR A TENDER SUBMISSION FORM.
Entrance Porch Canopy porch. Front door to:
Entrance Hall Stairs to first floor. Parquet floor. Under stairs cupboard.
Cloakroom WC. Wash hand basin.
Dining Room Parquet floor. Glazed door to garden and picture window to easterly aspect with far reaching views.
Kitchen Fitted with units at base and eye level comprising cupboards and drawers. Work surface surrounding single bowl sink. Two built in storage cupboards. Grant oil fired boiler. Space for electric cooker.
Rear Lobby External door.
Landing Linen cupboard.
Bedroom 1 Dual aspect with far reaching views to Hampton Ridge and Abbotswell. Built in double wardrobe. Wash hand basin.
Bathroom Panelled bath. Wash hand basin. WC. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 Front aspect. Built in double wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 Dual aspect with outlook over neighbouring paddock land towards Hampton Ridge. Built in double wardrobe.
Sitting Room Triple aspect with outlook over neighbouring paddock towards Hampton Ridge. Parquet floor. Fireplace.
The property occupies an outstanding position close to the Abbotswell area of the New Forest, with access to the open acres of the forest virtually on the doorstep. 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. The area is well served by the local road network, which 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 quite literally on the door step at Abbotswell, with a network of tracks trailing across the open forest to Fritham, Hasley and Alderhill Inclosures 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 in Blashford.
The property is approached through a five bar wooden gate that opens to a parking area to the front of the main house. There is a detached SINGLE GARAGE of concrete panel construction.
The house is positioned close to its rear boundary and enjoys an elevated aspect across adjoining grazing land at the rear in the direction of the rolling contours of Hampton Ridge to the north and Abbotswell and Ogdens to the east. The garden is principally located on the eastern side of the house and is laid to lawn bound by established hedging and mature trees.
Situated within the garden is a pretty, Grade II listed New Forest 'hovel' of pink colour washed elevations under a thatched roof that is believed to originate from the 19th Century. Rose Cottage served as both a studio and gallery for the owners Arthur and Irene Soper and gained a reputation amongst the artistic community of the New Forest and wider area as a peaceful retreat where artists and writers could paint, write and draw inspiration in a unique New Forest setting.
New Forest District Council. Tax Band F.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
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. The cottage will be located on the left hand side at the far end of Abbotswell Road, shortly after passing Abbotswell car park.
1. We recommend parking in Abbotswell car park and approaching the property on foot.
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