Exceptional cottage style house within the sought after area of Burley. Comprehensively renovated, retaining many character features, boasting a large oak beamed sun conservatory, multi-fuel burning stoves, bespoke designed kitchen, beautiful cottage style gardens and a large detached timber garage.
SUMMARY An exceptional cottage style house within the highly sought after location of Burley in the New Forest. The property has been comprehensively renovated retaining many character features. The property boasts a large oak beamed sun conservatory, multi-fuel burning stoves and a bespoke luxury appointed kitchen. In addition to the fabulous sun conservatory, the ground floor offers a large kitchen/dining room, a spacious dual aspect living room, downstairs cloakroom/WC, enclosed entrance porch and fitted office area within a spacious and open entrance hall. The property offers many improved features including oak framed double glazing throughout, oak and glass open step staircase, gas fired central heating, under floor heating in the sun conservatory and a well equipped kitchen with granite worktops and a custom designed larder unit. The floors are a mix of oak engineered flooring, lime stone slabs and tiling and quality carpeting. The first floor benefits from three good size bedrooms and a modern four piece bath and shower room suite. Externally, there are beautiful cottage style landscaped gardens and a large well constructed timber garage with double width parking behind paddock style gates.
SITUATION Burley is a hugely popular New Forest village situated in the south west region of the New Forest National park with easy access onto the A31 which joins the M27/M3 to the east and access to Ringwood, the historic market town to the west, as well as the A338 to Bournemouth and Poole. Burley offers everything you would expect from a traditional New Forest village. The village is surrounded by an area of true outstanding natural beauty which is protected by trust and combines colourful heathlands with vast woodlands and spectacular back drop forest scenery. Ponies and cattle roam free around this quaint and charming village due to many livestock owners continuing the ancient traditions that date back centuries allowing Commoners to graze their livestock on the Open Forest. The village is steeped in old custom and rich history with picturesque thatched cottages and period style properties tucked away off the beaten track and offers a good choice of fine dining and country style Inns, supported by a local well reputed Junior School, Post Office and Convenience Store.
ACCOMMODATION The property is accessed via a front porch which like the rest of the property benefits from oak framed double glazing. Within the entrance porch there is a further access door to the side garden and it also offers plumbing for a washing machine. An oak multi-pane glass door leads into the entrance hall. Wall mounted radiators with fitted thermostats feature throughout the property served by a recently installed gas fired boiler. The entrance hall is open plan and features an oak and glass open step staircase and low voltage LED downlights with a wall mounted electric consumer cupboard. Off the entrance hall is a downstairs cloakroom/WC and a further glass patterned panelled oak door to the living room. At the far end of the hall is a fitted unit within a box bay offering an oak worktop, recess and cupboard, ideal for an office/study area. The living room is a naturally bright dual aspect room with oak engineered flooring and a characterful multi-fuel burning stove on a tiled hearth with beam mantel. The entrance hall is laid to lime stone slabs and opens into the dining area of the kitchen/dining room where there is ample space for table and chairs with a side aspect window. Within the dining area the lime stone slabs continue from the hall and into the kitchen along with the low voltage LED downlights. Within the dining area to one corner there is an attractive multi-fuel burning stove with a wine rack on the adjacent wall and further glass cupboard below. The kitchen is a bespoke design, crafted and fitted by a well reputed kitchen maker and incorporates a comprehensive range of cream base level soft closing cupboards and large pan drawers with curved end cupboards and two space saver cupboard units. The worktop is laid with a quality granite and offers a one and a half bowl sink unit with brushed chrome mixer and built in waste disposal unit with a wall mounted crockery rack over. There is an extended width NEFF induction hob with a stylish glass fan filter over. Further built in units comprise, NEFF oven stack, incorporating, steam oven, electric fan oven and plate warmer, NEFF American Style fridge freezer and a NEFF integrated dishwasher. Alongside the fridge freezer is a custom design upright cupboard with pull out pan drawers and a peninsula work top separates the kitchen from the dining area. Within the dining area is a bespoke designed Larder Cupboard unit which has ventilated solid wood drawer units with mountable fitted baskets and further double door unit comprising a marble top surface to retain coolness and a ventilated airflow system offering ample storage for vegetables and condiments. The recently fitted gas fired boiler is housed within one of the kitchen base level cupboards. From the dining area an opening leads into the sun conservatory, considered a particular feature to this house constructed with solid oak beams and double glazed roof, window and doors offering a fabulous triple aspect view of the beautiful gardens. Double doors from the conservatory open onto the rear patio and the slate tiled floor benefits from underfloor heating with an independent wall mounted thermostat.
The oak and glass open step staircase from the entrance hall leads up to the first floor landing which offers access to a well insulated roof space. Interconnecting doors give access to the bedrooms. The master bedroom is fitted with wall to wall sliding mirror wardrobes and has aspect to the front. Bedroom two is an attractive triple aspect room and features an oak framed apex style window with fitted blinds and an oak beam with downlights offering a further two windows to front and rear. Bedroom three is fitted with a built in cupboard and has aspect to the rear. The main bathroom has been modernised tastefully and offers a four piece bath and shower suite comprising a curved panelled bath with chrome mixer and hand held wall mounted shower head, a good size built in shower cubicle with a chrome hot and cold mixer, fixed rain head shower and separate wall mounted hand held shower attachment. There is a dual button flush close coupled WC and pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mono-bloc mixer, wall mounted glass shelf and mirror with over head light and shaver point and a dual fuel chrome ladder style towel rail. Within the bathroom the airing cupboard houses the pressurised cylinder and timer clock for heating and hot water. There is a unit within the airing cupboard that is connected to the solar panels allowing a feed into the main heating system.
EXTERNALLY The approach to the property is via a private lane to double paddock style gates with an adjacent side gate. The driveway at the front offers double width parking and leads to the large detached timber framed garage on a brick foundation. The garage is well equipped with a remote electric roller door providing power and light and housing a separate meter for the solar panels. Within the garage there is an open store area along with space to store within the rafters. Next to the garage are a further two timber wood store shelters. The front garden is laid to slate paddle stones with well stocked flower and shrub beds resembling the typical cottage style garden being well screened and enclosed. There are two accesses either side of the property one via a small slate bed pathway and the other alongside the porch and side garden. The side garden has been landscaped beautifully with shaped lawns retained neatly by railway sleepers and border with a colourful array of flora and small trees. To the rear and adjacent to the patio area from the sun conservatory there is a raised decked area with a centre piece deep sunken hot tub before a further shaped lawn takes you past an outside storage shed and back onto a larger patio area with outside table and chairs. There are exterior solar lights around the property and a remote mains flood light on the garage.