Character properties for sale in the New Forest

Properties with charm and character can be found in abundance within the New Forest. Prime country houses and estates, iconic listed buildings, equestrian homes, and countryside cottages can all be found within the New Forest National Park.

Some of the character properties for sale in the New Forest date back to the 15th Century, and a few perhaps date even earlier. Whilst the fine houses do still exist, many of the surviving historic buildings are the domestic ‘hovels’ – little cob cottages with thatched roofs, built by the Forest people.

Beaulieu’s high street is a prime example of 17th and 18th Century houses; the Newhouse estate dates from 1609 and the Hinton Admiral estate dates from 1720. During the 1700s fashionable country houses were built near Lyndhurst, designed by major architects such as Sir John Soane and John Nash, and similar developments followed in other areas of the New Forest from the 1850s onwards.

As middle class Victorians were drawn out of the towns and cities to the healthier countryside red-brick villas started appearing in the New Forest in great numbers.

It is this rich history of the New Forest that has produced a diverse and impressive selection of character properties–but character doesn’t have to mean old. Today’s architects are challenged with building modern homes that respect the forest’s history and its architectural heritage, resulting in some truly stunning character properties.

If you are looking for character properties for sale in the New Forest, you would benefit from the expertise of an established, local estate agency to guide you. From fine country houses, to listed cottages, a barn conversion or a river front apartment, there are properties to suit all characters in the New Forest.

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If you are looking to move to a character property in the New Forest we can certainly help, call us on 01425 489333 to register your details and be notified about new and current properties on the market.