South End, Damerham, Fordingbridge, SP6

£600,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A late nineteenth century detached cottage with a separate annexe/studio located in a picturesque rural location on the edge of a quiet village. This pretty Victorian cottage affords superb views over the surrounding countryside and farmland and is also in convenient walking distance of a local pub. The cottage has two first-floor bedrooms and two bathrooms, the ground-floor lounge features a lovely open fireplace and the kitchen/breakfast room boasts an oil-fired AGA. Outside, the landscaped gardens surround the house and benefits from plenty of off-road parking, a garage and a carport. Energy Performance Rating: E

THE SITUATION

Damerham is a small pretty village on the edge of the River Allen and is north west of Fordingbridge town. Village amenities include a Primary School, Public House, Village Hall and Church. There is a Post Office & Shop in nearby Sandleheath. The beautiful New Forest National Park offers 140,000 acres of heathland and is a haven for outdoor pursuits including cycling, walking and horse riding. The New Forest town of Fordingbridge is only a short drive along the A338 and the market town of Ringwood, both towns offer a superb range of restaurants and shopping facilities. There are also excellent state and private schools in the area. Salisbury, Southampton and Bournemouth are all less than half an hour away. Southampton Airport is a 30 minute drive across the Forest with twice hourly trains to London Waterloo, taking about 70 minutes. Alternatively, London is approximately a two hour drive - via the M27 & M3.

THE PROPERTY

The property is entered via a large entrance porch, which is accessed from the side garden, and is currently being used as a study with lovely views over the private gardens. Leading into the sitting room, an attractive room which features beamed ceilings, a red brick open fireplace with a wood-burning stove and a quarry tiled hearth. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room is finished in country-style shaker base, wall and drawer units with wood-effect worktops and an inset white ceramic single sink and drainer unit with a chrome/ceramic monobloc mixer taps. The built-in appliances include; a dishwasher, oil-fired AGA as well as space in the utility room for additional worktops and plumbing for a washing machine and fridge/freezer. To the side of the kitchen is a useful lobby providing space for coats and shoes and an adjoining ground-floor bathroom. From the sitting room, stairs lead to the first-floor landing, which provides access to the two bedrooms and the shower room, which boasts a three-piece suite including a generous shower cubicle with sliding doors. Both bedrooms have a pleasant aspect over-looking the garden, the master bedroom also boasts two built-in wardrobes and steps leading to a useful attic room with a Velux window.

ANNEXE/STUDIO

The studio/annexe was built in 2005, providing single-storey ancillary accommodation to the cottage, attractively arranged to comprise; an open-plan bedroom, sitting area, kitchenette and an en-suite shower room.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached via a five-bar gate with an adjoining pedestrian gate, this leads to a generous parking area, twin garage incorporating a carport and twin opening doors, power and lighting. A side gate leads to a secluded natural garden with wild flowers, a seating area and a garden outbuilding. The main garden is beautifully arranged, surrounding the cottage with undulating lawns and well-stocked flower borders. A raised terrace adjacent to the cottage, is ideally suited for al-fresco dining, a separate area of the garden is used as a vegetable garden with an additional seating area benefiting from stunning countryside views.

SERVICES

Energy Efficiency Rating: E Current: 54 Potential: 86

Mains water and electric. Drainage via a private septic tank.

Council Tax Band: G

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