Landford

£695,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3


Owners Comments

“It feels special to live in a period cottage. We love all the original features and hope to have added to its charm with our renovations.”

“The rustic charm of the cottage and gardens is made perfect by easy access to the New Forest. We have spent many happy hours there going for walks, bike rides or simply enjoying watching the free roaming animals.”

Introduction

With origins dating back to 1773, Latchmoor Cottage is a rare opportunity to acquire a wonderful unique home of local historic interest retaining much of its period charm. Having been lovingly and sensitively restored by our clients, the cottage occupies beautifully landscaped gardens approaching 1/3 of an acre enjoying picturesque seating areas, colourful flower and shrub borders and immensely productive fruit and vegetable opportunity. Feature fireplaces, exposed beams, original doors and flooring provide elegant reminders of the homes heritage and the recent family room extension facilitates a more modern flow to the ground floor accommodation with bifold doors to the south facing terrace. Although comfortable, having been fully upgraded to include bespoke traditional double glazed windows and having undergone an extensive maintenance program, the cottage offers the chance to experience ‘The Good Life' with its own well for garden watering, energy efficient solar panels and the most productive growing areas as well as a ready built chicken coop and natural cider press. The outbuildings have been well designed and are exceptionally well maintained, including a Canadian style cabin and substantial double garage with internal studio. Situated in the popular New Forest village of Landford, close to its traditional amenities, Latchmoor Cottage enjoys excellent commuter access, is situated on a bus route and is within catchment for excellent local schooling including the well regarded Salisbury grammar schools.

Description

The back door opens into a useful lobby area with a boot room and walk in larder. Upon entering the property, it's period history is immediately apparent with feature fireplaces, slatted and latched doors, exposed beams and original bricket stone flooring. The country cottage kitchen offers a wealth of eye and base level units and ample work tops extending to a useful breakfast bar for informal dining. The gas range is the focal point, set within the fireplace recess with concealed storage. A utility room with quarry tiled flooring supplements the kitchen storage and hosts plumbing for further appliances. The dining room has been elegantly styled to reflect its Georgian origins including handmade wooden windows from a local joinery with the original fireplace hosting a wood burning stove and brick flooring. The sitting room features a cast iron fireplace with stone surround, exposed beams and sliding doors to the recent extension serving as a lovely family room. This south facing room is wonderfully bright, afforded natural light via velux windows and large bifold doors to the adjoining patio. A downstairs cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation. The master bedroom is elegant with oak flooring, exposed beams, a dual aspect via the cottage windows and an en-suite shower room. Bedroom two is south facing with extensive wardrobes and storage whilst the third bedroom is currently utilised as a study including built in quality furniture. Both are served by the pretty family bathroom comprising a panel enclosed bath, pedestal wash hand basin, high level W/C and a shower cubicle.

Outside

The property is approached via a cottage pedestrian gate within a pretty holly archway and stone path to the front garden which is beautifully maintained and perfectly screened from the road by mature hedgerow. The gardens are delightful having been professionally landscaped during our clients' tenure to include well stocked and pretty borders designed to incorporate elegant architectural and colourful plants and shrubs. The grounds extend to 1/3 acre and comprise beautiful lawns studded with trees and shrubs and a feature patio area adjacent to the house with a retractable awning for its south facing aspect. The meandering shingle path passes raised flower and vegetable beds with lawns, fruit cages and sunny seating areas culminating in a fenced area to the rear of wild flowers and fruit trees with a sizeable chicken coop. The gardens back onto a private paddock and include a host of fruit and vegetables including grapes, redcurrants, blueberries, gooseberries and raspberries along with apple, plum, pear, peach, fig, sloe and olive trees along with six grape vines. There is a substantial well-designed cabin used for storage and workshop facilities hosting power and lighting with loft space over. There is also a natural cider press within and a separate greenhouse. A separate vehicular access with five bar gate and brick paving fronts the impressive double garage and serves parking for several vehicles. The garage is of excellent dimensions with storage above and there is an internal lockable studio.

Agent Note

The property is served by gas central heating and mains drainage. There is CCTV and security system, 12 solar panels provide an approximate animal contribution of £1000. A working well and several water butts provide ample garden watering with a watering system in the greenhouse

Location

The village of Landford lies equi-distant between Salisbury and Southampton on the fringes of the New Forest National Park. Landford enjoys a friendly sociable community with a range of local amenities including a post office, late opening local convenience store, village hall, recreation area, public house and well regarded village primary school. Furthermore its proximity to the open New Forest offers idyllic dog walking, cycling and wonderful scenery. Although it is a delightful rural location, Landford is perfectly placed for commuting and lies within the catchment area for the excellent Salisbury Grammar schools.

Directions

From our office proceed along the A36 towards Salisbury turning left on New Road towards Landford. At the crossroads turn right and continue past Beech Grange and Latchmoor Cottage can be found a short distance on the left hand side after the shop.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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