3 Bedroom Detached House Sold
An extended 3-bedroom detached bungalow occupying a peaceful rural position on the edge of the village, within the New Forest National Park.
Woodpeckers is an extended detached bungalow believed to originally date from the 1960s located on the peaceful rural outskirts of the village, enjoying a wonderful aspect over neighbouring grazing land and countryside beyond. The bungalow has been significantly improved during the current owner's tenure, including extension work to enlarge the living space, the centrepiece of which is a fabulous open plan kitchen/dining room under a lantern light roof that floods the room with natural light. The living space is complemented by a generous sitting room featuring a vaulted ceiling and separate living/family room, and there are three well-proportioned double bedrooms. Externally, the landscaped garden offers both entertaining space and formal garden, and a full-width patio across the rear of the property provides the ideal vantage point to enjoy the superb rural outlook.
Entrance Hall Engineered oak flooring. 2 storage cupboards.
Shower Room Tiled shower cubicle with oversize rainhead shower. WC Wash hand basin on vanity unit. Centrally heated towel rail. Automatic lighting.
Bedroom 2 Front aspect. Engineered oak flooring. Twin built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 Side aspect. Built in double wardrobe. Engineered oak flooring.
Bedroom 1 Spacious double bedroom with view of neighbouring countryside. Doors to rear patio. Engineered oak flooring. Built in double wardrobe and cupboard. Roof access.
En Suite Bathroom Tiled panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Wash hand basin inset to vanity unit with cupboards under. WC. Automatic lighting.
Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room Fitted with a range of units at base and eye level with lighting comprising cupboards and drawers. Integrated Bosch double oven/grill, microwave and plate warming drawer. Island unit with cupboards under. Iroko work surface and breakfast bar. Single bowl sink and mixer tap and drainer. Bosch electric hob. Integrated dishwasher. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Engineered oak flooring.
Dining Area under lantern roof with automatic closing windows. Double and single doors to patio. Views over adjoining countryside.
Utility Room Base and eye level units comprising cupboards with integrated fridge and separate freezer under. Roll top work surface. 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink and mixer tap and drainer. Plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer.
Living Room/Family Room Front aspect. Fireplace housing wood burning stove. Engineered oak flooring.
Sitting Room Triple aspect with views of adjoining counrtyside. Vaulted ceiling. Woodburning fire. Twin set of double doors to patio. Engineered oak flooring.
Woodpeckers is situated on the peaceful rural outskirts of the village of Lover, which is tucked inside the upper Northernmost boundary of the New Forest National Park. Lover and neighbouring Redlynch and Woodfalls provide a range of local facilities including the Lover and Redlynch pre-school, a primary school, village shop, churches and a popular public house The Kings Head in Redlynch.
The larger village of Downton (approx. 2 miles) offers further amenities including local shops, primary and secondary schooling and health and leisure facilities. The Cathedral City of Salisbury is approximately 9 miles to the North and offers more extensive facilities, including the reputable grammar schools Bishop Wordsworth's and South Wilts, and mainline rail services to London (Waterloo). The M27 is easily accessed via the A36 for Southampton and the M3 beyond, and there are further mainline rail services from Southampton Parkway.
The outdoor enthusiast is well catered for by the location, with the RSPB owned Franchises Lodge Nature Reserve in close proximity at the end of Black Lane. There is glorious walking, riding and cycling country on the open acres of the New Forest and golf clubs at near-by Hamptworth, Bramshaw and Salisbury.
To the front of the bungalow is a part-gravelled parking area for two vehicles bound by a wooden picket fence with gated access points to the front and rear gardens. The front garden is laid to lawn with a mature hedged front boundary and a path leading to the side where there are two garden sheds. Accessed from various points within the bungalow, a generous sandstone patio runs the full width of the rear and to the side of the bungalow, a superb spot for al fresco entertaining or relaxing whilst enjoying the marvellous rural outlook over adjoining fields and countryside. Steps from the patio lead down to an expanse of lawn with shrub borders and featuring a lovely, mature magnolia tree. The gardens are enclosed by a combination of fencing and hedging and offer a high degree of privacy.
Wiltshire County Council. Tax Band E.
Oil fired under floor heating. Mains water, electricity and drainage.
From Fordingbridge take the A338 in a Northerly direction to Downton. Once in Downton, turn right at the traffic lights onto The Borough and continue through and out of the village into Redlynch. Continue through the village and along The Ridge. At the far end and immediately after the playing fields turn left into Whiteshoot Hill and follow the road to the far end. Turn right at the T-junction and right again into Black Lane. The property will be located after approximately 1/2 mile on the left hand side.
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