Ogdens, New Forest, Hampshire
A large four/five bedroom house on the open forest offering tremendous scope for further improvement and development (STPP), standing in gardens and paddocks of approximately five and a half acres with stabling.
Summary A substantial four/five bedroom detached equestrian dwelling within the New Forest National Park and with direct forest access. The property stands in gardens and paddocks of approximately five and a half acres, with plentiful off road parking. Stabling and various outbuildings including a concrete sectional detached double garage. The house is believed to be of period origin, presenting mainly cement rendered colour washed elevations with Upvc double glazed windows and oil fired central heating, and offers tremendous scope for modernisation and development (subject to the necessary consents). A suite of three interconnecting rooms approaching the entrance hall with a hay loft above may offer potential to create an annexe.
Situation The property is situated in the small Hamlet of Ogdens which is among several Hamlets within the Western Escarpment Conservation area of the New Forest National Park, and is a part of the civil parish of Hyde. Ogdens is a short distance from the historic market towns of Fordingbridge and Ringwood and falls within the New Forest National Park. Within the area there are local country pubs, an equestrian centre and popular farm shop, as well as the highly regarded Hyde Junior School.
Accommodation A panelled Upvc front entrance door leads into the entrance hall, staircase rising to the first floor, inner hall area with a latched door leading into the dual aspect kitchen; wood effect rolled rdge laminated work surfaces with inset Belling four ring halogen hob, cupboard and drawer units beneath the work surfaces and wall hung kitchen cupboards, space/plumbing beneath for washing machine/tumble dryer/dishwasher, integrated eyeline AEG competence electric double oven/grill, built in recessed shelved cupboard. The sitting room, which is approached from the entrance hall, has an attractive brick built open fireplace with cast iron fire basket, deep under stairs storage cupboard, a 10′ wide squared opening leads into the dual aspect dining room, with patio doors leading onto a paved patio overlooking an enclosed lawned garden area. Also from the aforementioned lounge there are doors to a ground floor cloakroom, with wc and wash hand basin, as well as a ground floor study/bedroom five. From the entrance hall a door also leads to three interconnecting ancillary rooms, one of which has a brick built fireplace with hayloft above, which we believe was originally detached from the main house. A workshop is attached to rear of the second of the three aforementioned ancillary rooms, with oil storage tank and external access only. Staircase rises out of the entrance hall way to the first floor landing with doors to, the bathroom; panelled bath, shower rail and curtain above and wash hand basin, built in airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder, separate wc; low flush suite and vanity unit. There are four double first floor bedrooms, bedroom one is at the front of property, bedrooms two and three are to the rear, whilst bedroom four has a side aspect and access to the loft.
Externally Facing the property from the front elevation there are two driveways and centre pedestrian gate access with steps up to the front door. To the left hand side there is a concreted apron secured by a five bar gate providing a yard area, with a stable block beyond, approximately 19′ x13′, which would now benefit from renovation, adjacent to which a retaining wall and gate leads into the rear garden. As previously mentioned there is access to a workshop in this area, which is attached to the rear of the aforementioned ancillary rooms. To the right hand side of the house a metal five bar gate provides access to gravelled driveway parking for numerous vehicles and leads to a detached double concrete sectional garage approximately 23′ x16′, there is also a nearby ancient well in this area, from here a stock gate leads through to the paddocks and a further stable block. A patio and enclosed lawned garden abut the rear of the house. There are then two distinct paddock areas connected by a middle smaller area of ground/small orchard that would now benefit from certain cultivation, this area is approximately 0.34 acres. The lower paddock, which is approximately 2.46 acres offers a water supply and a detached stable block with haystore and store room, whilst the upper paddock extends to approximately 2.19 acres.