3 bedroom cottage for sale

The Cross, Burley, Ringwood BH24 4AB

£899,950 via Spencers, Burley: 01425 209383

A rare opportunity to acquire a charming, single storey Colt House which is believed to date back to circa 1965, forming one of only two properties located within this truly unique position. This dream New Forest retreat is nestled within the privacy of the forest, whilst also being only a stones’ throw of the village amenities. Currently utilised as a successful holiday let, this property also offers the versatility to be a main residence or second home.


The property is conveniently located in an extremely private yet easily accessible position in the heart of one of the most beautiful and sought after villages in The New Forest. A gate at the back of the garden leads out onto the open forest and down into the village centre. Burley remains one of the few villages which allows the ponies and cattle to roam freely, which adds to its charm. Today English Nature work together with the Forestry Commission to manage this newly designated National Park which is an area of outstanding beauty. Located within Burley are a number of useful amenities and facilities, including a post office, shops, a number of pubs, a golf course and a well regarded primary school.

The area is also served by excellent private schools which include Walhampton, Durlston Court and Ballard School. The market town of Ringwood is approximately 5 miles away and the A31 (approx. 3 miles) provides easy access across the forest to Bournemouth and the M27/M3 motorway network.

The village also enjoys easy access to the Georgian market town of Lymington (12 miles) which is a haven for the yachting fraternity and Brockenhurst (7 miles) with its mainline railway station (London Waterloo 90 minutes). The larger shopping towns of Southampton (20 miles) to the east and Bournemouth (16 miles) to the west, both with their airports are both easily accessible.


A wooden front door with glazed insert opens into the hallway and links to the main accommodation, which is primarily orientated to enjoy the delightful southerly aspect.

The double aspect ‘L’ shaped sitting/dining room benefits from views across the garden and French doors opening out onto the side terrace.

The double aspect kitchen/breakfast room overlooks the front and side aspects and is fitted with a range of modern base, wall and drawer units with wood effect laminate work surfaces and a Rayburn cooker. From the kitchen, a door opens into a boot room which links to a WC and leads out onto the main driveway.

Set to the far end of the property is a double aspect principal bedroom with en-suite shower room, a second double bedroom and a third bedroom/study. All of the bedrooms benefit from built-in wardrobes and views across the gardens and grounds.

Bedrooms two and three are serviced by a separate family bathroom.


Little Brenchley occupies an elevated position and benefits from a gate opening onto the open forest and footpath leading down into the village by foot.

To the front aspect, a large driveway with cattle grid and pedestrian gate provides off road parking for multiple vehicles and access to the detached double garage. Set to the side of the driveway is a substantial timber shed.

Access either side of the house leads to the beautiful south facing rear garden, which is predominantly laid to lawn and flanked by established tree and hedge borders, providing a high degree of privacy and seclusion.

To the far side of the property is a raised area of decking providing an ideal space for outdoor dining, entertaining and enjoying the afternoon sun.

In total the grounds extend to approximately one third of an acre, with a private rear access gate opening onto the open forest and leading down into the village by foot. The open forest can also be accessed from the front of the property as well.

Agent: Spencers, Burley

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

Phone: 01425 209383