A substantial six bedroom detached residence of considerable character facing the open forest in one of the finest locations within the New Forest National Park, standing in established walled gardens and grounds, including three adjoining paddocks, in all totalling 6.1 acres. We understand that the property was originally constructed at the turn of the last century, and has been under the ownership of the same family for more than eighty years. The extremely spacious accommodation, which is arranged over two floors is served by two staircases and includes five reception rooms – as well as back to back kitchens, various utility areas and a cellar that would have been the domain of domestic staff in bygone times. The property would now benefit from extensive renovations, and does therefore represent an unrepeatable opportunity to reconfigure and refurbish to create a fabulous home suited to modern day living.
The property is located in what is one of the finest residential addresses within Burley, a thriving New Forest village, comprising of mainly large individual dwellings facing the open forest in large grounds, including a number with equestrian facilities. For those of an equestrian persuasion, the property offers the potential to access the open forest within minutes, whilst nearby village amenities include a post office and village store/delicatessen, parish church (St John the Baptist), a primary school, and a number of country style pubs/eateries and restaurants, including the Queens Head, White Buck, Burley Manor and Burley Inn. The nearest mainline station is at Brockenhurst with services to London Waterloo in less than two hours, whilst the nearest town is at Ringwood, about five miles distant, offering comprehensive retail and hospitality amenities, including numerous independent shops in the High Street. The Furlong and Meeting House shopping centres include a Waitrose and Sainsburys, as well various fashion outlets. The town also offers a diverse range of cafes, bars and restaurants, and a state mixed secondary school with a sixth form (The Ringwood Academy).