*INFORMAL TENDER* – BIDS TO BE RECEIVED BY 12 NOON ON TUESDAY 23RD APRIL 2019 – A rare opportunity to acquire a two bedroom detached thatched cottage with planning permission to fully renovate and restore. Situated in the beautiful New Forest village of Nomansland and fronting onto the open forest.
INFORMAL TENDER BIDS TO BE RECEIVED BY 12 NOON ON TUESDAY 23RD APRIL 2019
Viewings will be conducted on a block viewing basis, please call to register and arrange an appointment.
SUMMARY A rare opportunity to acquire a detached two storey period cottage dwelling with planning permission granted to fully renovate and restore the current cottage. The cottage is believed to be of early 19th Century origin, built mainly of single thickness brick under a thatched roof, with a one and a half storey, three sided mainly cob side extension under a corrugated roof, and an additional brick lean-to at the rear which would have been added at a later date. The property is not habitable in its current condition, and will require comprehensive renovation although mains electricity, water and sewerage services are connected, and gas is available. Planning consent has already been granted from the New Forest National Park Authority under case reference 18/00641 for two storey and single storey replacement extensions, a new porch, re-thatching, alterations to fenestration, reconstruction of a retaining wall, a replacement outbuilding, access alterations and new gates. Approved plans can be viewed on the New Forest National Park planning website.
SITUATION Nomansland is a small village on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border within the civil parish of Landford, and falls within the New Forest National Park. The village has a pub – The Lamb, a restaurant – Les Mirabelles, and a Methodist chapel which all face the village green. The local school, The New Forest Primary School, occupies two sites within Nomansland and at Landford for older pupils. There is a local shop and post office 1 mile away at Landford, and the larger centre of Redlynch is about three and half miles. Junction 1 of the M27 is 8 minutes drive, giving access to Southampton (25 minutes) Portsmouth, and Winchester/London via the M3. The Cathedral city of Salisbury is approximately ten miles (20 minutes) and Bournemouth 25 miles (35 minutes).
ACCOMMODATION THE EXISTING COTTAGE
Upon entering the property via a front loggia the dining room connects with an adjacent kitchen, which also has its own external access via a separate front porch, and the sitting room, which all enjoy a south aspect. Further doors from the dining hall provide access to a shower room and bathroom, the latter also providing access to a study. The first floor, which is approached from the aforementioned dining hall leads to a small landing, with doors to the first floor bedrooms. Bedroom one has a south aspect, with access to an adjoining tank room/store-room whilst bedroom two has a South and East aspect. On the western end of the building there is a lean to structure, and to the rear on the north west side there is external access to a store.
PLEASE NOTE: The timber floors are in poor condition, therefore in the interests of safety we respectfully request that only adults view internally.
THE PROPOSED COTTAGE
As approved under 18/00641 would comprise of a renovated detached cottage dwelling. A new front entrance porch would provide access to a sizeable kitchen/dining room with an open fireplace or woodburner, and adjacent access to a connecting utility room and ground floor cloakroom. There would also be access to a large living room/study. Access to the first floor would be via staircase from the kitchen/dining room. On the first floor there would be a landing with glazed balustrade, airing cupboard, bathroom and separate wc, and also access to the two double first floor bedrooms, both with wall to wall fitted wardrobes. All rooms would enjoy south aspects across the garden. Throughout the cottage the ceilings will be higher than they are at present as a result of lowering the ground and first floor levels; the finished heights will be about 2.15m.
EXTERNALLY The existing cottage is approached via a single gate, which faces the green and Bramshaw Wood directly opposite, leading directly onto the South facing, mainly lawned garden plot of approximately 0.15 of an acre. A concrete sectional garage is also sited in the garden, which under the planning permission will be replaced by a wooden outbuilding.