4 bedroom detached house for sale

Bashley Cross Road, New Milton BH25 5SZ

£1,250,000 via Spencers Coastal, Highcliffe: 01425 209275

A beautiful example of a four-bedroom family home dating back to the 16th century, Stem Cottage features a charming blend of cob and brick construction. Sympathetic extensions and updates over recent years have resulted in a stunning property with flexible accommodation, ideal for multi-generational use. The south-facing garden, complete with a studio home office, offers panoramic views of paddock land and ensures privacy and seclusion, with no immediate neighbours. Despite this tranquillity, the property is conveniently located just a five-minute drive from the sandy shores of Highcliffe beach.


The property is situated inside the southern edge of The New Forest, within 1/2 a mile of open forest and just four miles from the coast which offers cliff top walks, beaches, and spectacular views over the Solent and the Isle of Wight.

Local amenities at New Milton are within one mile with schools for all age groups including the renowned Ballard School nearby. The Georgian coastal town of Lymington is within eight miles where you will find a range of boutique shops, many fine restaurants, excellent sailing facilities, and a thirty minute car ferry crossing to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.

The property is well placed for access to other major towns and cities including Bournemouth (13 miles), Southampton (19 miles) and Winchester (31 miles), with a link to London Waterloo via New Milton (2 hours) or Brockenhurst (1 hour 40 minutes).


A large, gated gravel driveway provides ample off-road parking for numerous vehicles and also gives access to an attached double garage and the front of the property.

An attractive entrance porchway, forming part of the original cottage, gives access to the ground floor accommodation. To the far end of the cottage, lies a cozy and charming lounge, featuring oak beams and an open fireplace with inset log burner; this space opens into a single-story extension, which is used as a relaxing sitting room, positioned at the rear of the property. The sitting room comprises bi-folding doors and Velux windows; this breathtaking space benefits from stunning views over adjoining paddock land and is flooded with natural light.

The central dining hall is centered upon the inset log burner and also features oak beams and an attractive arched window. Leading from the dining hall, a rear hallway gives access to the garden, a cloakroom with WC and wash basin, storage cupboard and the staircase leading to first floor accommodation. A quirky addition to the hallway is a retained, refurbished well.

The staircase leads to a first-floor landing, offering three double bedrooms, the principal bedroom with fitted wardrobes and an ensuite shower room. The additional bedrooms are serviced by the family bathroom, which comprises both a walk-in shower and free-standing roll top bath.

The kitchen, which has been refitted in recent years, offers a wide range of base and wall units, as well as a breakfast bar and integrated appliances. Integrated appliances include fridge/freezer, drinks fridge, Neff dishwasher, double oven, Neff microwave, Quooker tap, six ring gas hob. A generous utility area lies alongside, with ample full height storage cupboards, an additional sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, there is additional access from here to the rear patio and garden.

There is an additional study area situated under the secondary staircase, which leads to bedroom four, which is a double room with Velux windows and its own ensuite shower room.


The property is situated in a secluded and private plot, with neighboring paddock land adjoining the garden to the rear, supplying beautiful and far-reaching views.

The garden, which is situated primarily to the left side of the property and laid to lawn, faces south-easterly and incorporates a large area of patio which wraps around the rear of the property and a further raised area of decking, enjoying stunning views and is ideally suited for alfresco dining and entertaining.

There is a home office/games room in the garden which benefits from power, lighting and its own log burner, situated alongside a picturesque orchard.

Agent: Spencers Coastal, Highcliffe

Spencers of the New Forest , 368-370 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, BH23 5EZ

Phone: 01425 209275