An exceptional opportunity to make this beautifully presented New Forest cottage your own, a residence steeped in history and thoughtfully modernised while preserving its original charm, dating back to the late 1700s. Suters Cottage, gracing one of the most idyllic forest locations, offers sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and is set amidst approximately 8.5 acres of magnificent grounds and gardens.
As you step inside the property through the entrance hall, you’ll find access to all the principal rooms on the ground floor, with a staircase leading up to the first floor. To the left, the sitting room beckons, a generously sized space with abundant character, exposed beams, and a captivating fireplace.
Adjacent to this is the garden room, offering access to the rear garden through French doors. Continuing on, you can access the dining room, which flows seamlessly into the kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with both high and low-level units, with slate flooring adding a touch of rustic elegance.
On this level, there’s also a ground floor bedroom, which could alternatively serve as a study or an additional reception room, and a convenient downstairs cloakroom. Ascending to the first floor, you’ll discover three more generously proportioned double bedrooms, each offering splendid views of the surrounding countryside. A family bathroom and a separate shower room complete this level. Additionally, the property includes a detached one/two bedroom annexe. This versatile space can serve as a guest cottage, an artist’s studio, or a private retreat, offering various possibilities to suit your needs.
The property is approached via a sweeping private driveway, featuring a five-bar timber gate that opens to a courtyard, providing ample off-road parking for multiple vehicles. The property boasts a range of outbuildings, including a carport. Equestrian enthusiasts will appreciate the stable yard with three loose boxes and direct forest access for endless riding adventures. The grounds and gardens have been thoughtfully divided into individual paddocks with post and rail fencing, two of which include a field shelter. The gardens also feature a natural pond and a variety of mature trees and shrubs.
Living in London Minstead
Nestled within the exquisite natural splendour of the New Forest, London Minstead beckons with its quintessentially British way of life. This charming village is a harmonious fusion of rural tranquility and easy access to nearby towns and villages.
At the heart of this picturesque hamlet lies the iconic Trusty Servant pub, a cherished local institution where you can savour traditional fare and ales while soaking in the warm, welcoming atmosphere. Strolling along ancient woodlands, enjoying leisurely afternoon teas, or simply taking in the timeless appeal of the village are everyday pleasures here.
With its proximity to the charming town of Lyndhurst, you have easy access to a range of amenities, from boutique shops to historical landmarks. But what truly sets London Minstead apart is its excellent transport links. Situated near the M27 and A31, you can seamlessly connect to major roadways, making London Minstead an ideal home for those seeking the perfect blend of rural serenity and urban convenience.