Godshill, Fordingbridge, Hampshire

3 Bed Detached Cottage


A rare opportunity to acquire a three double bedroom detached cottage located in Godshill within the New Forest National Park, offering beautiful rural views. The property offers well planned accommodation as well as a detached double garage and additional ancillary accommodation.

SUMMARY A rare opportunity to acquire a beautifully presented detached three bedroom cottage in Godshill which falls within the New Forest National Park. The property presents brick faced elevations which was completed in 1995 to a demanding specification which includes Oil fired Central heating and timber framed double glazed windows and extensive tiled flooring throughout the ground floor accommodation. The property has the added advantage of detached ancillary accommodation, as well as a detached double garage/coachhouse. The property stands on a well tended and sizeable garden plot which enjoys beautiful rural views over neighbouring fields.

SITUATION Godshill is a small village and civil parish within the New Forest National Park approximately one and a half miles to the east of Fordingbridge and is within the county of Hampshire. The landscape is made up of rural style properties and the nearby village of Hyde offers a well reputed Junior school. Within Godshill New Forest Ponies and Donkeys roam freely and the village also offers a country style pub known as ‘The Fighting Cocks’ and a village hall. Commuter links to the A31 & M27 are easily accessible as are the links to Salisbury via the A338.

ACCOMODATION Upon entering the cottage the entrance hallway leads via separate pine ledge and braced doors to either the kitchen or living room. The living room, which enjoys a dual aspect, features an exposed brick fireplace with a fitted Stovax woodburning stove with bressummer beam above. A staircase rises out of the living room to the first floor and double doors also lead through to the dining room with a very attractive leaded light/stained glass serving hatch, Bi-folding double glazed French doors lead in turn to the substantially built hardwood double glazed conservatory with double glazed pitched roof. The kitchen (which is approached from the aforementioned entrance hall) has a dual aspect. A range of corian work surfaces with integrated drainer board, limed oak fronted cupboard and drawer units beneath, as well as wall mounted kitchen cabinets with concealed lighting and tiled splash backs beneath. Integrated under mounted fridge & freezer units, Integrated Neff four ring electric hob and Bosch fan assisted oven, single bowl sink with monobloc tap and water softener. Ledge and braced door leads to a vestibule area with wide doorway opening into a study and also a cloakroom/utility room which provides space/plumbing for a washing machine, low flush WC and wash hand basin. The study has a built in L shape desk and a deep built in storage cupboard (also housing the floor mounted central heating boiler), an oak effect double glazed door leads into the rear garden. Staircase rises from the living room to the part galleried first floor landing which provides access to the shower room which consists of a shower cubicle with Aqualisa thermostatic valve, low flush WC and wash hand basin. The master bedroom has some fantastic views across the gardens and neighbouring fields and a comprehensive range of bedroom furniture. There are two further double bedrooms both with beautiful views of the garden and neighbouring fields. The main bathroom consists of a white three piece heritage suite, new team electric shower above the bath and built in linen cupboard.

EXTERNALLY A large cottage garden wraps around the property which is extremely well stocked with a profusion of herbaceous shrubs and ornamental trees, a sandstone patio wraps around the conservatory. A large timber built workshop with power and light is also sited in the rear garden. There are some lovely vistas from both the garden and cottage. The front of the cottage which faces mainly south offers a large gravelled area and side driveway with parking for numerous vehicles, adjacent to which there is a detached garage/coach house with room above which also has an en suite shower room. Within the grounds there is a detached studio which is ancillary to the main house with beams and a vaulted ceiling, as well as an ensuite shower room and fitted kitchen units. Between the garage and studio, a gate leads to further gravelled off road parking.

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