A wonderfully spacious detached character thatched house within grounds approaching a third of an acre and offering in excess of 2300 sq.ft. of internal accommodation with plentiful parking, landscaped gardens and a large double garage within the sought after New Forest village of Bransgore.
SUMMARY A wonderfully spacious detached character thatched house within grounds approaching a third of an acre and offering in excess of 2300 sq.ft. of internal accommodation with plentiful parking, landscaped gardens and a large double garage within the sought after New Forest village of Bransgore. The property and grounds are beautifully presented and private within a short level walk of village shops. The generous accommodation offers four first floor bedrooms with an en-suite to the master and three ground floor reception rooms which includes a fabulous vaulted ceiling living room, plus a study, kitchen/breakfast room and utility. The original cottage is believed to date back to the mid 1700’s with several later additions. The property is served by mains services which include electric, water, sewerage and gas and the heating and hot water is supplied through a gas fired central heating system.
SITUATION Bransgore is an attractive village in the New Forest district of Hampshire and straddles the border of the New Forest National Park. Its Parish is among the hamlets of Neacroft, Godwinscroft, Thorney Hill, Hinton, Beckley and Waterditch and is made up of a variety of country style homes, thatched properties and family housing. The village itself has a postal address in Dorset but relies on the services of Hampshire lying on the cusp of both counties. The area is sought after for the well reputed local Junior School and village lifestyle. It is a well supported community with a village hall, football and cricket ground and local village shops which include a medical centre and veterinary practice. There is also a substantial sized convenience store, Post Office, Butchers and Bakers within the village shop parade and several rustic style country pubs are within walking distance. Access to forest walks and cycle rides is on the doorstep and the forest village of Burley within a short drive.
ACCOMMODATION A traditional thatched canopy entrance porch opens into an impressive dining hall reception which features latch style doors to the respective ground floor rooms and a large stone hearth fireplace with a copper hood (not in current use), exposed ceiling beams and room for a majestic size table and chairs. On the adjacent side of the room is a fitted glass display cabinet set within a redundant chimney breast and from the dining hall stairs give access to the first floor. The vast sitting room offers a partly vaulted and beamed ceiling and is also dual aspect offering a pleasant view over the grounds to the front with a grand fireplace beneath a large timber beam and a traditional oven cast above. The room currently accommodates a Grand Piano comfortably and a large book case which offers a sense of size to this generously apportioned reception room. The study is perfectly situated at the front of the property off the sitting room with aspect towards the front garden and entrance. On the adjacent side of the dining hall there is access to the kitchen/breakfast room via an inner hall which also gives access to the downstairs cloakroom/WC. The kitchen/breakfast room is purposeful in design offering the opportunity for a large table and chairs and with front and rear aspect windows and a secure rear door to Stouts Lane. The kitchen is well fitted with a range of base level cupboards and drawers which are tiled to the work surfaces and incorporate a built in Miele electric oven and ceramic hob with stainless steel extractor hood and a double bowl sink unit with monobloc tap. The floor in the kitchen is tiled and there is a peninsula breakfast bar. An archway leads into the utility which houses the Worcester standing gas fired boiler and white goods including plumbing for a washing machine and a large walk in pantry cupboard. There is a substantial sized games room on the ground floor which currently accommodates a snooker table and darts board and offers an access door to the front garden independently from the main house.
Stairs from the dining hall lead to the first floor and latch style doors lead into the bedrooms and bathrooms. The master bedroom is a generous size and is fitted with wardrobes benefitting from a bath and shower en-suite. Bedroom two has built in cupboards and enjoys views over the front garden while bedroom three has aspect to the rear. Bedroom four has aspect to the front and access to the roof space. The main bathroom is decorated to the walls with tongue and groove wood panelling with matching panelled bath and tiled floor with a pedestal wash hand basin and a close coupled WC.
EXTERNALLY The property enjoys a well enclosed and private curtilage with a rear access at Stouts Lane and the main front access via paddock style gate offering a generous size tarmacadam driveway contouring the beautifully landscaped garden and providing ample parking options. A stepping stone path leads to the thatched canopy entrance and access to the garage can be gained via a secure solid timber door.
The garage has a remotely operated door to Stouts Lane at the rear and offers power and light and a large roof space with access for storage. Within the garage there is a large electric back up generator (Mase silent 7600) for domestic power for use in the event of a power cut and a charging station for an electric car.
The main garden and grounds are to the front of the house and consist of an expansive well manicured lawn landscaped with a variety of colourful flower, shrub and tree planting with a large sun terrace adjoining the house at the front and a large storage shed at the side with further double gate access from the rear at the side of the house.