4 bedroom farm house for sale

London Minstead, Lyndhurst SO43 7FT

£1,950,000 via Spencers, Burley: 01425 209383

A rare opportunity to purchase this beautifully presented New Forest cottage which is steeped in history and has been loving maintained and modernised whilst retaining many original features, dating back to the late 1700's. Suters Cottage occupies undeniably one of the best forest locations offering a plethora of far reaching views over the surrounding idyllic countryside and is set in approximately 8.5 acres of glorious grounds and gardens. EPR: F

From the centre of Burley proceed north to the A31 turning east towards Southampton. Exit at Junction 1 of the M27 taking the third exit towards Cadnam. Take the third exit at the next roundabout towards Lyndhurst and then after about 1 mile, turn right, signposted Minstead. Continue on this road to until you reach the Trusty Servant and take the first right onto Football Green and then take the first left onto Bull Road. Follow this road for approximately two miles and take the gravel drive on you left signposted Suters Cottage. Minstead has a vibrant community, a village hall, pub (The Trusty Servant), botanical gardens, and a Norman church. There is direct access onto the open forest providing a network of footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding. Lyndhurst is approximately a seven-minute drive away and is the largest village within the New Forest. It is a popular tourist location with many independent shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants, pubs and hotels. Southampton is a vibrant, modern city which has the popular West Quay shopping centre and many attractions.

The surrounding areas of Southampton and Winchester have a wide selection of well-respected private schools along with several others across the Dorset border. Communications are excellent with access to the A31 westbound at Malwood, the M27 eastbound at Cadnam, and within easy reach of Southampton Parkway station giving a link to London Waterloo within 1 hour and 10 minutes. The coastal resort town of Bournemouth is also only a short drive away. 

Entering the property through into the entrance hall which provides access to all principal rooms on the ground floor and has a staircase leading up to the first floor. To the left lies the sitting room, a spacious room with an abundance of character, exposed beams and feature fireplace.

Further to this is the garden room which provides access to the rear garden through French doors. Access can also be gained to the dining room which flows through to the kitchen beyond. The kitchen is fully fitted with high and low level units, space for kitchen appliances and has slate flooring throughout.

Further to this level is a ground floor bedroom, which in turn could be utilised as study or as an additional reception room and a downstairs cloakroom. To the first floor there are a further three good sized double bedrooms all with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside and the family bathroom and separate shower room.

The property is approached by a sweeping private driveway where there is a five bar timber gate providing access to the court yard and offers ample off road parking for numerous vehicles. The property has a variety of outbuildings including a car port, large barn with additional accommodation and equestrian facilities including a stable yard with three loose boxes and direct access onto the forest providing unlimited riding.

The grounds and gardens have been separated by post and rail fencing into individual paddocks one of which featuring a field shelter. The gardens also benefit from a wild pond and an array of mature trees and shrubs.

Agent: Spencers, Burley

Spencers of the New Forest , The Cross Burley, Hants, BH24 4AB

Phone: 01425 209383