South Gorley, Fordingbridge, SP6

£600,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
A charming detached two/three-bedroom character cottage which is situated within a large garden plot amounting to approximately one third of an acre; ideally located within a pretty New Forest village boasting a popular local farm shop and highly regarded pub. Many of the original features still remain, including an inglenook fireplace with a bread oven and beamed ceilings. Outside, the gardens back onto adjoining fields and further benefits from a double garage with a kitchenette/utility, a first-floor bedroom/studio and an en-suite shower room. Energy Performance Rating: E

THE SITUATION

The quiet hamlet of Mockbeggar and situated in an enviable position within the magnificent New Forest National Park. Offering excellent access to great dog walking, cycling and horse riding on the nearby Gorley Common, a perfect spot for outdoor pursuits, set in a peaceful community. Nearby is a local farm shop, and the popular Royal Oak Public House. The market town of Ringwood is approximately 4 miles away comprising a wide variety of shops, cafes, restaurants, leisure facilities and excellent schooling. The quaint town of Fordingbridge is approximately 2 miles away also offering superb facilities, and the historic city of Salisbury approximately 10 miles north. For commuters, the easily accessed A338 provides links to the larger towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch and the A31 links to the M27 to Southampton.

THE LOCAL AREA

Ringwood is positioned on the edge of the New Forest, yet is just a short drive from the coast. It is an increasingly popular destination for home hunters having undergone a re-identification; the old cattle market has been transformed into a stylish shopping quarter with names such as Aga, Hobbs, Joules, Waitrose and Waterstones. The adjacent high street has retained its character, with a traditional weekly market and a selection of independent and high street shops, cafes and restaurants. For the commuter, the cities of Salisbury and Southampton are easily reached via the A338 and the A31 and London is just an hour away via a train from Southampton Parkway. The larger shopping towns of Bournemouth (10 miles south) and Southampton (20 miles east), both of which have airports that are easily accessible.

THE PROPERTY

- Storm porch leading through to the entrance hall which has beamed ceilings, Travertine tiled flooring and a cloakroom with a close-coupled WC, wash-hand basin and mosaic tiled floors

- Sitting room featuring an original inglenook fireplace, a wood-burning stove with the original bread oven remaining, a Bessemer oak beam above and an alcove with a window seat

- Additional reception room which has scope to be utilised as a TV room or study, comprising oak-beamed ceilings, a fireplace with an electric fire and attractively tiled floors

- Stunning kitchen which is fitted with hand-made base, wall and drawer units with Silestone worktops, a built-in twin Belfast sink, built-in fridge/freezer, dishwasher, a Rangemaster oven with a five-ring gas hob and extractor hood over, complimented by Travertine tiled floors

- Separate dining room with oak flooring and French doors leading out onto the rear gardens

- Two first-floor double bedrooms; the master bedroom is a generous split-level room which also benefits from a dressing area and an original cast iron fireplace, bedroom 2 has a part-sloping ceiling and oak beams

- Family bathroom comprising a three-piece suite, which includes a panelled bath

GROUNDS & GARDENS

The property is approached via a double gated entrance giving access to the detached double garage and a gravel driveway, providing parking for numerous vehicles. To the rear of the garage, a personal door leads to a utility room which comprises a sink, storage units and both space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer; whilst a staircase leads to a first-floor bedroom with an en-suite shower room, featuring a large shower, washstand, close-coupled WC and attractively tiled flooring. The gardens are a superb feature of this pretty cottage; partly raised with a large expanse of lawn backing onto fields, featuring a summerhouse and terrace area adjacent to the rear of the cottage. Further benefiting from an abundance of well-stocked with flower and shrubs borders, interspersed with a range of a range of ground covering plants.

SERVICES

Energy Performance Rating: E Current: 47 Potential: 68

Council Tax Band: G

Mains electricity and water supply – LPG gas – Private drainage

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