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Buddle Hill, North Gorley, Fordingbridge, Hants, Hampshire, SP6

££950,000 Guide

3 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

An enchanting 18th Century New Forest cottage with planning consent to extend occupying a superb hillside location with outstanding views over the Avon Valley set in approximately 0.43 acre. NO ONWARD CHAIN.

A delightful thatched cottage believed to date from the 18th Century with later additions occupying a private, tranquil position on the high ground of Buddle Hill, directly overlooking the sought after New Forest community of North Gorley and with stunning, far-reaching westerly views of the Avon Valley. The cottage has been extremely well maintained and cared for by the current owner, who has carried out several improvements including redecoration, replacement bathroom fittings and the addition of a useful utility/boot room, an essential element for life in the New Forest. The ground floor is home to two welcoming reception rooms, both with painted exposed ceiling timbers, a generous kitchen/breakfast room and cloakroom, with three bedrooms and a refurbished family bathroom on the upper floor. All of the bedrooms in particular are blessed with a good level of natural light and a superb outlook, and there is planning permission for the addition of a ground floor bedroom suite and basement.

Entrance Porch    Canopy Porch. Panelled front door.

Entrance/Dining Hall    Rear aspect. White painted exposed ceiling timbers. Stairs to first floor.

Sitting Room    Dual aspect. Impressive inglenook fireplace housing wood burning stove. White painted exposed ceiling beams. Double door to rear patio. Views.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room    Comprehensive range of units mounted at base and eye level comprising cupboards and drawers. Wine rack. Granite work surface surrounding 4 ring NEFF electric hob with extractor hood over and double oven/grill under. Roll top work surface surrounding 1 1/2 bowl ceramic sink and drainer. Integrated dishwasher. Double doors to patio with superb views.

Cloak Room    With door to W.C. and wash hand basin.

Utility Room    Matching cupboards under roll top work surface with single bowl ceramic sink and drainer. Plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. External door to patio.


Bedroom 2    Dual aspect. Superb views towards North Gorley and Avon Valley. Built in wardrobes.

Bathroom    Panelled bath with shower head attachment and tiled shower cubicle. W.C. Wash hand basin with drawers under. Chrome heated towel rail. Roof hatch.

Bedroom 3    Rear aspect. Superb views towards North Gorley and Avon Valley.

Bedroom 1    Triple aspect. Superb views towards North Gorley and Avon Valley. Range of built in wardrobes and cupboards. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder.

The property occupies an outstanding, elevated position tucked into the hillside of Buddle Hill, a short walk from the open forest at Gorley Common. North Gorley 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 Gorley Green. There is a popular public house, The Royal Oak, within the village, whilst neighbouring Hyde and Frogham between them have a highly regarded primary school, garden shop and The Potting Shed cafe, and another public house, The Forester's Arms. The Avonside towns of Fordingbridge (approx. 2.5 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. 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.

To the side of the cottage is a gravelled parking area sufficient for 2-3 vehicles which provides access to the detached SINGLE GARAGE with up and over door (please note the electricity supply to the garage is currently disconnected). A pedestrian gate inset to picket fencing opens to a path leading to the front door and a 5-bar wooden gate to the side of the garage supplies access to the grounds.

To the front is a pretty cottage garden planted with a colourful bed behind an attractive, traditional picket fence. The garden at the rear is laid to Indian sandstone patio that can be accessed from the kitchen and is a wonderful vantage point from which to enjoy the magnificent views over North Gorley village, the Avon Valley and Cranborne Chase in the distance, or to indulge in outdoor entertaining and relaxing. Beyond the patio is an area of lawn that runs away from the house in a north easterly direction that is open to a former paddock enclosed by stock and deer fencing and a mature tree line. The grounds extend to approximately 0.43 acre in total.

Under the terms of Planning Application No. 11/96168 there is permission for three single storey additions (one with basement below) and re-siting of the front door and porch. We understand the planning permission has been commenced with the addition of the Utility Room and re-siting of the front door and porch. Plans are available from the agent or can be viewed online:

New Forest District Council. Tax Band G.

Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Septic tank private drainage system.

Leave Fordingbridge travelling South on the A338 and after approximately 1 mile turn left at the Hyde/Bickton crossroads (signposted Hyde). Cross the cattle grid and turn right onto Ringwood Road, leading into North Gorley. Pass The Royal Oak public house and turn next left onto Buddle Hill. Follow the road to the left as it begins to ascend Buddle Hill and the property will be located after a short distance on the left hand side.

Tenure: Freehold




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