Castle Malwood Lodge, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43

£245,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 1
Castle Malwood Lodge was never really a castle as we understand it today, it is thought to have originally been the most important Bronze Age hill fort in the New Forest area occupying a commanding position.

It was a large double ring ditched hill fort and its outer rings remain mostly intact and rising up to 3 to 4 meters in places! Much of the fort is over grown and the inner circle is on private land occupied by Castle Malwood Lodge, a country house built in 1884 for Sir William Harcourt who was a prominent political figure serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Now Castle Malwood Lodge has been converted as we see it today.

Castle Malwood Lodge maintains many of the original features some being the original entrance door to the house, inside a plethora of period features including deep skirtings, grille windows, high ceilings, the list continues. The accommodation includes the principal bedroom impressive in both size and proportion and fitted wardrobe space. There is a well fitted family bathroom with white suite. The kitchen, bigger than it looks in the photos, has integrated white goods, pantry cupboard and both base and wall units.

A unique feature of the home is the wonderful open plan reception room, with flexible living space there is room for your home office, snug space and dining table to boot.

A short, pleasant walk around the communal grounds or stretch those legs a little further and the New Forest reveals its beauty to you season after season.

USEFUL INFORMATION

New Forest District Council

Tax Band C

AGENTS NOTES:

Grade II Listed

Lease granted in 1988 for 999 years

966 years remaining.

Share of freehold.

The current management fees are £1599.99 payable twice a year, a total of £3199.98 per annum.

Parking for 1 car in communal gravel car park.

DISTANCES

Lyndhurst 5 Miles

Romsey 9.5 Miles

Southampton Airport Parkway 17 Miles

Winchester Train Station 20 Miles

Bournemouth Airport 17 Miles

All Saint's church dates back to the 12th Century and most famous for being the final resting place of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes. A large village hall, that celebrated it's 100th year serving the local community in 2020, offering many diverse activities and the home to the well-respected Junior and Adult Minstead Players amateur dramatics groups.

The Trusty Servant is the local public house, owned and run by a lovely local family and is also home to the Minstead Community Shop run by the Minstead Community.

Furzey Gardens is also located in Minstead and are proud to have won the Chelsea Gold Medal.

There is easy access to open forest providing an abundance of footpaths and bridleways perfect for stretching your legs or a leisurely hack.

Surrounding this quintessential village, you can find easy access for commuting via the A31 or M27 and on to the M3 meaning that you are within easy reach of both the East and West of the country. Southampton Parkway and Ashurst train stations are both on the direct line to London Waterloo which can be reached within 1 hour 10 minutes on the fast train.

MEASUREMENTS

Total approx. floor area 683.6ft (63.5 m sq.)

Hall

7'8" x 6'5" (2.34m x 1.96m)

Lounge/Dining Room

19'9" x 18' (6.02m x 5.49m)

Kitchen Breakfast

11' x 10'4" (3.35m x 3.15m)

Bedroom

17'9" x 9'10" (5.4m x 3m)

Bathroom

7' x 6'6" (2.13m x 1.98m)

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