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  • Bedrooms: 4
A quintessential forest cottage occupying a most tranquil and picturesque setting upon a peaceful lane in the popular New Forest village of Bramshaw.

Owners Comment

“Bramshaw is the most beautiful village to reside in and Ryans Cottage is a lovely tranquil oasis that always welcomes you home. Our children have loved growing up here and whilst leaving our gorgeous home we are staying in the village.”


Dating back to 1870 Ryans Cottage is beautifully presented in a chic, traditional styling sympathetic to its era, creating an elegant country home.

The cottage provides practical and spacious family accommodation with generous storage having been the subject of significant extension and improvement to include a delightful kitchen dining room with bifolding doors to the garden at the heart of the living space. The four bedrooms are individually charming, enjoying scenic forest views and wardrobe space whilst the exquisite family bathroom comprises a wet room shower and Aston Matthews roll top bath.

The gardens are splendid, extending to 1/3 acre beautifully screened with lovely views and affording much privacy and seclusion. In addition to generous parking, there is an impressive array of outbuildings which include a useful office/studio, workshop and store. Ryans Cottage is a true rare gem of the New Forest.


A recently reconstructed, traditional porch with a solid oak door opens into the cottage where it's elegance and period charm is immediately apparent with solid oak, authentic slatted latch doors, cottage windows and feature fireplaces. The drawing room is gorgeous, centred upon a fireplace with inset woodburning stove, part panelled walls and wide board oak flooring. The family room also enjoys a cast iron fire surround with Jetmaster open fire and is equally attractive and comfortable. The kitchen dining room is the stylish hub of the home, afforded much natural light being triple in aspect with bifold doors to the garden and a skylight window. The kitchen features extensive cottage style eye and base level units and honed granite worktops extending into a useful breakfast bar. A traditional Rayburn provides cooking facilities with double oven and gas hob. The kitchen has been designed in clever detail to include attractive shelving, storage baskets and wine racks as well as a built in bespoke dresser. The limestone flooring flows into the dining area which can accommodate a large dining table and chairs. An inner lobby provides access to an excellent utility room which hosts a heated drying cupboard, storage cupboard and plumbing for relevant appliances. It also serves a downstairs cloakroom with butler sink and an array of wooden cabinet as well as back door access to the garden. The ground floor is completed by a useful larder/boot room with larder cupboard, floor to ceiling storage, coat rack and direct garden access via a stable door.

The first floor hosts four well proportioned bedrooms, each individually designed in elegant décor, with built in wardrobes and enjoying light and bright aspects. One of the bedrooms features an ensuite shower room and the remainder are served by the gorgeous family bathroom which comprises large wet room shower, Aston Matthews feature roll top bath, traditional Victorian wash stand with bowl sink and low level WC.


The setting of Ryans Cottage is stunning and the gardens, extending to 1/3 acre do not disappoint offering a variety of opportunity to suit all garden pleasures. The property is approached via a five bar gate with a paviour driveway affording ample hardstanding leading to an extensive gravel turning and parking area offering generous vehicular parking. Beautifully screened, affording much privacy and seclusion the gardens comprise various well maintained areas including pretty lawns bordered by specimen shrubs and a barbecue area with brick stove. A feature cottage style garden affords well stocked pretty borders, edged with box hedging, a vegetable and fruit growing patch and gravelled secluded seating areas including a fire pit and sun terrace.

There is an array of well structured outbuildings which include an excellent well sized studio office with adjoining store room which could easily serve as accommodation subject to necessary consents. There is an adjoining workshop to one side and a kennel and shed to the other.


The highly sought after village of Bramshaw, within the heart of the National Park enjoys a thriving community with active village hall and small shop. There are a choice of excellent country pubs including The Green Dragon and the revered Bell Inn adjacent to the Golf club, thought to be one of the oldest in the country. The village enjoys an idyllic rural setting yet is perfectly positioned within close proximity of Junction 1 or 2 of the M27, ideal for commuter access and mainline railway at Ashurst.

Agent Note

The property is served by oil fired central heating and private drainage. There is stylish recently upgraded wooden double glazing and a new boiler for the central heating.


From Junction 1 of the M27 take the exit towards Fordingbridge following the road through Brook into the village of Bramshaw. After passing the Penn Common turning take a right hand turn into Vice Lane and Ryans Cottage can be found immediately on the left.

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Charles Powell

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