2 bedroom detached house for sale

Bramshaw, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7JJ

£835,000 via Grants Of Ringwood, Ringwood: 01425 209288

A charming detached 2 bedroom 18th century cottage, offering tremendous potential for enlargement, in superb private gardens totalling 0.368 of an acre, within the heart of the New Forest National Park.

Summary of Accommodation

* RECEPTION LOBBY * SITTING ROOM * DRAWING ROOM * GARDEN ROOM * KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM * GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM/W.C. * GALLERIED LANDING * 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS * BATHROOM/SHOWER ROOM * DELIGHTFUL COTTAGE GARDENS 0.37 OF AN ACRE * OUTBUILDINGS INCLUDING A GARAGE/WORKSHOP AND SEPARATE STUDIO *

DESCRIPTION & CONSTRUCTION:
Old Forest is a detached 18th century cottage, forming part of the original Canterton Estate (occupied by the same owner for the past 50 years) which offers tremendous scope for enlargement and skilful restoration, subject to the appropriate National Park planning consents. The property has red brick elevations under a slate roof, currently incorporating 2 reception rooms, 2 double bedrooms. There are a variety of outbuildings which include a partially restored brick studio (formerly a dairy) and a substantial timber framed garage/workshop.

AGENTS NOTE: In our opinion this is a unique opportunity to purchase an original forest cottage with tremendous scope to restore and extend to create a wonderful home in picturesque gardens, within the heart of the most desirable National Parks in the UK.

SITUATION:
Old Forest is nestled in idyllic cottage gardens totalling 0.368 of acre, in the heart of 92,000 acres of unspoilt ancient moor, heath and woodland, ideal for those seeking a tranquil rural lifestyle. The nearby village of Bramshaw is one of the most attractive within the New Forest National Park and provides an excellent range of facilities which include a village hall, church, 2 golf courses, 2 public houses, hotel and garage. There is also easy access to the A36 and M27 providing road links to major towns, cities, airports and railway stations.

DIRECTIONAL NOTE:
From Ringwood proceed along the A31 towards Southampton. Upon passing Stoney Cross and immediately prior to venturing onto the M27, bear left (sign posted Bramshaw). At the roundabout take the first exit and continue over the cattle grid, passing though the village of Brook (Green Dragon on the left hand side, plus the Bell Inn and Bramshaw Golf Course on the right hand side). Continue to follow the road to the right, (B3079) sign posted to (Landford and Bramshaw). Proceed for a further half a mile and turn right onto Furzley Lane whereupon Old Forest will be located on the right hand side just past a small rural crossroads.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

PART GLAZED EXTERNAL DOOR LEADING TO:

RECEPTION LOBBY: Triple aspect to the south, east and west. Quarry tiled floor. Timber ceiling. Double glazed internal door to:

SITTING ROOM: 20’9” (6.35m), maximum into inglenook fireplace x 12’3” (3.74m) narrowing to: 7’11” (2.42m) to the side of staircase. Dual aspect to north and south. Double glazed windows overlooking gardens. Feature inglenook fireplace with beamed mantel, quarry tiled hearth and tiled recess. 2 radiators. Wall thermostat.

FROM THE SITTING ROOM, DOOR TO:

DRAWING ROOM: 14’10” (4.53m) maximum x 11’10” (3.63m). Dual aspect to the south and east. Double glazed window on the southern elevation overlooking gardens, marble fireplace and hearth, cast iron ‘Woodwarm’ log burner. Radiator. Open fronted shelving. Glazed door on the eastern elevation leading to:

GARDEN ROOM: 12’8” (3.88m) x 18’3” (5.57m). This room is of cedarwood framed construction and existed in 1972. Triple aspects to the north, south, east and west. Polycarbonate vaulted ceiling. Double glazed sliding patio door on the eastern elevation providing access onto patio and garden. Ceramic tiled floor. There is a continuation of this room on the southern side of the cottage forming a l-shape design with an additional GREENHOUSE AREA: 10’5” (3.18m) x 6’3” (1.91m). Cedarwood framed construction with sloping ceiling. Triple aspect to the south, east and west.

FROM THE SITTING ROOM, DOORWAY & STEP LEADING TO:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 12’2” (3.73m) x 11’1” (3.39m). Aspect to the south with upvc double glazed window and door providing view and access onto side garden. This room was added in 1971. Kitchen units comprise dual drainer, single bowl, stainless steel sink with floor storage cupboards beneath. Timber work surface with Worcester Green Star oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and water for central heating radiators. Recess for cooker and fridge/freezer. Cork floor. Hatch to ancillary loft. Full height walk-in shelved larder store.

FROM THE KITCHEN AREA, THERE IS A LOBBY: 3’9” (1.16m) x 4’1” (1.27m). Dual aspect to the south and west. Vaulted ceiling with glazed panelling on the western elevation at ceiling height. Cork floor. Door to:

GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM/W.C.: 6’9” (2.06m) x 4’10” (1.47m) maximum, narrowing to: 3’1” (0.95m). Aspect to the west with vaulted ceiling. Glazed panel at ceiling height. White suite comprising low level w.c. Pedestal wash basin with tiled splash back. Feature exposed brick wall. Cork floor. Chrome electric heated towel rail.

FROM THE SITTING ROOM, STRAIGHT FLIGHT STAIRCASE TO:

FIRST FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING: Radiator. Hatch to main loft area. Door to:

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM: 14’5” (4.41m) maximum, narrowing to: 12’11” (3.94m) to front of chimney x 12’ (3.67m). Dual aspect to the south and east. Beamed ceiling with an apex height of 7’7” (2.33m). Radiator.

FROM THE LANDING, DOOR TO:

BEDROOM 2: 12’7” (3.84m) x 13’2” (4.01m) narrowing to: 9’1” (2.78m). Aspect to the south. Double glazed window overlooking gardens. Radiator. Book shelving. Full height airing cupboard with pressurised hot water cylinder.

FROM THE LANDING, DOOR TO:

BATHROOM/SHOWER ROOM: 9’1” (2.78m) x 5’5” (1.65m). White suite comprising panelled bath, half tiled wall surrounds, pedestal wash basin with tiled splash back. Close coupled low level w.c. Corner shower cubicle with fitted Mira shower. Radiator. Electric towel rail. Strip light.

OUTSIDE:
The cottage is set within picturesque gardens totalling 0.368 of an acre. Vehicular access is gained from Furzley Lane (across forestry land) leading to a timber framed corrugated iron clad GARAGE and WORKSHOP COMPLEX: Overall dimensions of 32’11” (10.04m) x 12’6” (3.82m) in the main area plus an ancillary STORE & WORKSHOP: 21’5” (6.52m) x 6’11” (2.11m).

Pedestrian access from Furzley Lane, via a picket gate and concrete path leads along the southern side of the cottage to the front door. Directly opposite the front door there is a brick built STUDIO: 18’9” (5.70m) narrowing to: 11’1” (3.37m) x 9’9” (2.98m) in the main area, narrowing to: 5’8” (1.72m) in the ancillary area. This building (formerly a dairy) will require further restoration but offers great potential for an artist studio/pottery etc. There is an attached covered veranda with corrugated perspex roof.

The gardens are a particular feature of the cottage and extend principally on the southern and eastern side where there are attractive lawned pathways bounded by beautifully planted shrub borders with a proliferation of crocuses daffodils and snowdrops. The mature shrubs and plants include camelia, rhododendron, azalea and acers. The gardens are extremely private, bounded with hedgerow on all four sides. To the rear of the outbuilding there is a mature yew hedge which has been skilfully sculptured providing an attractive arch and path leading to the side of the workshop. The property has private drainage and oil storage tank, plus external lighting and water tap.

COUNCIL TAX BAND: F

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