A beautifully renovated substantial five/six bedroom, two/three reception detached chalet bungalow with approximately 3,000 sqft of accommodation. A prime sought after forest location with outstanding countryside views, triple garage, outdoor heated swimming pool and wonderfully landscaped gardens.
SUMMARY A beautifully renovated substantial five/six bedroom, two/three reception detached chalet bungalow with approximately 3,000 sqft of accommodation. A prime sought after forest location with outstanding countryside views, triple garage, outdoor heated swimming pool and wonderfully landscaped gardens. This spectacular country residence offers generous sized rooms, blessed with plenty of natural light given by the large double glazed picture windows and doors. Sympathetically renovated and modernised with high quality fitted kitchen and bathrooms over two storeys offering versatility of use from a thoughtful planned layout. The plot itself is among a handful of properties which benefit from the outstanding views over Ibsley Common and offers a large frontage through paddock style gates from a country road which is often seen with roaming new forest wild ponies and donkeys reminding us of the beauty of this idyllic spot.
SITUATION Mockbeggar is a forest hamlet in the New Forest National Park within the Western Escarpment Conservation Area and in the Parish of Ibsley, Ellingham and Harbridge. This beautiful forest hamlet is more or less equidistant between Ringwood and Fordingbridge, both market towns in Hampshire. The area offers easy access to hectares of heathland and forest and is in close proximity to the Blashford Lake Nature Reserve. Within this area there is a well reputed farm shop and a choice of fine country style pubs among many other local attractions including the New Forest Water Park. The popular day and boarding coeducational school, Moyles Court is less than a mile from this property and the well reputed state schools of Ringwood or Fordingbridge are a short drive away. For commuters there is easy access onto the major routes of the A31 and M27 nearby as well as Bournemouth and Poole renowned for their award winning sandy beaches.
ACCOMMODATION The property offers an enclosed entrance porch before another glass panelled door gives access to the large entrance hall with a generous sized cloakroom/WC. The entrance hall has an impressive oak staircase leading to the first floor accommodation with an open understairs area before an archway leads through to a further opening which is home to a range of book shelves. There is low voltage downlighting in the hall which is a theme that runs throughout the property and a good size cloaks cupboard. The property is serviced by oil fired central heating to wall hung radiators and benefits from UPVC double glazing throughout. From the entrance hall double doors open into the sitting room which enjoys a dual aspect with sliding double glazed doors onto the side terrace and a front aspect window. A feature within the sitting room is the flush fitted multi-fuel burner with a granite hearth offering an ideal focal point. Double doors from the sitting room open into a spacious dining room which is then open plan to the kitchen and dual aspect with a side window and double glazed casement doors overlooking the garden and pool. The dining room benefits from engineered oak flooring before opening into the tiled floor of the kitchen. The property boasts a wonderfully well equipped kitchen which offers a large picture window looking over the rear garden and pool. Within the kitchen there is a comprehensive range of base and eye level units including a peninsula bar all under roll top work surfaces with an integrated dishwasher and fitted Induction Rangemaster cooker, matching extractor hood and stainless steel back plate. A further selection of wall mounted units with glass display cabinets offer concealed lighting to the worktops while smooth finished ceilings incorporate downlighting. The tiled floor continues through to the utility which offers further base level cupboards, wall mounted units and drawers with space and plumbing for washing machine and space for an upright fridge freezer. Within the utility there is a large linen cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Through the entrance hallway access is given to the master bedroom which is a wonderful sized room with a large en-suite and a wall to wall range of fitted wardrobes with sliding doors. The en-suite off the master bedroom is a four piece fitted bathroom suite with built in extended width shower, oak panelled sunken style bath, vanity unit wash hand basin and a close coupled WC, complemented by wall and floor tiling and downlighting. Across the hallway there are a further two double bedrooms overlooking the rear garden and sharing views with the kitchen and dining room. One of the rear bedrooms benefits from built in wardrobes and overhead cupboards. The smallest bedroom or study has a fabulous view over the large front lawn and gardens and towards the courtyard parking area. A ground floor bathroom complements these rooms finished to the same high specification as the master bedroom en-suite with a three piece bathroom suite comprising an oak panelled sunken style bath with electric shower, vanity unit wash hand basin, a close coupled WC and tiled floors and walls with the low voltage downlighting.
An oak staircase from the entrance hall leads to the first floor landing which offers an impressive gallery landing with outstanding views over open country and grazing land. On the first floor there are two magnificently apportioned bedrooms with equally generous sized en-suite bath and shower rooms. The first floor bedrooms share the spectacular views with large picture windows to the rear and offer good storage options behind the bed headrests which include built in bedside lighting and eaves storage. The en-suite bath and shower rooms follow the high specification and quality fittings with extended width showers, vanity cupboard wash hand basins, oak panelled baths, close coupled WCs and tiled floors and walls with low voltage downlighting.
EXTERNALLY The gardens at the front of the property are well manicured lawned areas divided by the gravel entrance via the paddock style gates. They are well enclosed by well maintained concrete posted fencing and mature well stocked borders given colour by a wonderful blossom and acer tree with a variety of smaller shrubs and trees, climbing plants and evergreens. The gravel drive offers plenty of turning and parking with an area dedicated to a wood store before a set of double wooden gates open up to the side and rear garden. A double and a single garage offer ample covered parking via remotely operated up and over doors. The garage houses the oil fired boiler and further loft storage options.
Through the double wooden gates there is a large terrace area off sitting room which then opens out to the rear garden. The rear garden combines a beautifully manicured lawn with the outdoor heated swimming pool and terrace, boasting fabulous views towards Ibsley Common where horses can be seen grazing within a country backdrop. Complementing the garden terrace there are well stocked raised flower beds and a large area suitable for Al Fresco dining adjacent to the dining room double doors. There are two wooden storage sheds within the garden to the rear and no shortage of outside lighting and power points surrounding the whole property.