Forest Road, Burley, Hampshire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
SUMMARY A deceptively spacious five bedroom detached period cottage fronting onto the open forest, offering versatile accommodation of approximately 2,064 Sq Ft and arranged over three floors, incorporating an attached one bedroom annex - ideal for a dependent relative or for a home with great income potential. The property presents white colour washed brick faced elevations with double glazed casement windows, and benefits from oil fired central heating and hot water, Nest smart thermostat and hot water control. Conveniently located in a much sought after village within the New forest National Park, in a quiet and leafy country lane opposite the open forest, and also within a short distance of the village centre, with its excellent amenities for day to day needs including a post office, primary school and the well known Queens Head public house. No Onward Chain.

SITUATION Burley is situated in the South West region of the New Forest National park with easy access onto the A31 which joins the M27/M3 to the East and access to Ringwood, the historic market town to the West, as well as the A338 to Bournemouth and Poole. Burley offers everything you would expect from a traditional New Forest village. The village is surrounded by an area of true outstanding natural beauty which is protected by trust and combines colourful heathlands with vast woodlands and spectacular back drop forest scenery. Ponies and cattle roam free around this quaint and charming village due to many livestock owners continuing the ancient traditions that date back centuries allowing Commoners to graze their livestock on the Open Forest. The village is steeped in old custom and rich history with picturesque thatched cottages and period style properties tucked away off the beaten track and offers a good choice of fine dining and country style Inns, supported by a local Post Office and Convenience Store.

ACCOMMODATION Covered front entrance porch. Hardwood door with 'lionhead' door knocker leads to;

Entrance Hall | Connecting to the annex (described later). Parquet flooring. Staircase rises to the first floor landing. Deep under stairs cupboard with light. Ledge and brace latched internal doors lead to;

Cloakroom | Grant floor mounted oil fired central heating boiler. Low flush wc. Vanity unit.

Sitting Room/Dining Room | Triple aspect - North, South and West. Inglenook fireplace with fitted wood burning stove. Bressummer beam above. Quarry tiled hearth. Arched recessed display shelves to either side. Beamed ceiling. Parquet flooring. TV aerial point. Recessed area with full height multi pane single glazed window, formerly the original front entrance. Space for a dining table and chairs with a South and West rear aspect.

Kitchen | Front aspect. Marble effect laminated worktops with inset composite one and a half bowl sink. Space and plumbing for a washing and dishwasher. Hand painted cupboard and drawer units. Glazed wall hung kitchen cabinets. Space for a tall fridge freezer. Ample space for a breakfast table and chairs. Parquet flooring. Beamed ceiling.

The first floor is approached via a staircase from the entrance hall. Ledge and brace latched doors lead to;

Master Bedroom | Dual aspect. Beamed ceiling. Deep recess suitable for a wardrobe.

Bedroom Three | Front aspect. Beamed ceiling.

Bathroom | A white suite. Close coupled wc. Pedestal basin with tempered glass shelf above. Panelled bath with half tiled surrounds. Stripped pine floor boards. Built in airing cupboard with slatted shelves.

Bedroom Four | Rear aspect with a Southerly countryside view across paddocks. Fitted double wardrobe and adjacent shelved cupboard.

Staircase from the first floor landing leads to the second floor;

Bedroom Two | Velux skylight window. Some head height restriction owing to the roof pitch. Door to;

Ensuite Bathroom | Pedestal basin with tiled splashback and fitted shaving mirror. Panelled bath with tiled surround. Mixer tap with shower attachment. Close coupled wc. Velux sky light window.

The annex can also be approached from the rear South side of the property with an external entrance adjacent to the garage, alternatively the annex can be approached internally from the entrance hall. PVCu double glazed door leads to an entrance vestibule with further multi pane door leading to;

Annex Kitchen/Sitting Room | Front aspect. Range of laminated marble effect worktops with tiled splash backs. Inset composite sink unit. space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. Pine finish cupboard and drawer units. Matching wall hung kitchen cupboards. Inset Neff four ring electric hob. 'Eyeline' Neff fan assisted electric double oven. Integrated three quarter height fridge with cupboard above. Slate tiled floor flows into the sitting room area; Scandinavian style wood burning stove. Front and side garden aspects with bi-folding double glazed patio doors provide direct garden access. Staircase rises to;

First Floor Bedroom Five | Above the integral garage. Access to eaves storage space. Two velux skylight windows. Side aspect window with views over the forest. Door to;

Shower Room/Wet Room | Fully tiled. Bristan thermostatic shower valve. Close coupled wc. Wall hung wash hand basin. Heated towel rail.

EXTERNALLY The cottage stands in a pretty garden plot of approximately 0.18 acres facing the open forest, and also enjoying open aspect views across paddocks to the rear South aspect. The cottage is approached via a five bar gate and cattle grid which leads to an expansive loose gravelled parking area on the West side of the property, that in turn leads to an integral garage; 'up and over' door, adjacent personal door and incorporating a covered area immediately in front of the garage door, as well as a further personal door to the rear. An oil tank is sited adjacent to the garage on the South side. The main areas of garden serving the cottage and annex lie to the front and side of the property. Stepping stones lead from the driveway to a pretty cottage style front garden area, in addition to which there is pedestrian access from Forest Road, via wicket gate set in the front boundary fence line, with a pathway leading to the front entrance porch. From the garden a further wicket gate and fence line adjacent to the front porch leads into an area of enclosed garden serving the annex. Loose gravelled areas 'wrapping around' the annex lead onto an L- shaped lawn, and where there is also sited a timber garden summer house positioned in a Southerly direction.

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