4 bedroom detached house for sale

Minstead, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7GD

£1,500,000 via John D Wood & Co. Sales, Lymington: 01590 631760

Constructed we believe in 1919 and subsequently extended and improved, an enchanting Wisteria clad detached thatched period property occupying a fine elevated position overlooking the private tranquil gardens, substantial swimming pool and adjacent holding paddock. The property is located in the popular village of Minstead, one of the few unspoilt New Forest villages with the renowned Trusty Servant public house, local village shop and historic parish church, the resting place of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Despite the properties secluded forest setting the village is within close proximity to the A31 / M3 motorway network providing good accessibility to the road, rail and airport links across the South.

The property which was last thatched in 2004 whilst the ridge was renewed in 2020, affords a good level of accommodation and surprisingly high ceiling heights throughout. A modern air source heat pump, New Forest latched doors throughout and recent upgrades to the 40 ft. x 20 ft. swimming pool add to the appeal of this sizable ‘Chocolate Box’ Cottage.

The well-proportioned accommodation consists of a front entrance porch with benched seating and storage, a welcoming entrance hall with airing cupboard, associated cloakroom and stairs rising to the first floor, an elegant dual aspect sitting room with feature fireplace and inset wood burning stove, box bay window and double doors out to the swimming pool terrace, a live-in farmhouse style kitchen, utility room with rear stable door, a formal dining room and extended study which could potentially be a ground floor bedroom 5.

A shallow riser turning staircase to the first floor landing with a traditional folding serving table and doors to 4 dual aspect double bedrooms all affording delightful views across the surrounding gardens and fields, fireplaces, fitted wash hand basin’s and storage. All bedrooms are provided for by a separate family bathroom and an independent shower room.

Externally the property benefits from an array of versatile outbuildings, including multiple garden stores and work shop, converted stable, double garage with ample parking and a substantial potential detached annexe. The majority of the gardens are laid to lawn colourfully interspersed with a multitude of seasonal flowers, mature shrubs and trees. A covered terrace with gardeners WC, brick built barbecue area, sizable heated swimming pool and an additional holding paddock complement this most wonderful of properties.

Agent: John D Wood & Co. Sales, Lymington

Countrywide John D Wood & Co. Sales, 53 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9ZB

Phone: 01590 631760