Stuckton, Fordingbridge, Hampshire


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  • Bedrooms: 2
SUMMARY An enchanting two bedroom early Victorian semi detached cottage standing in grounds of approximately 0.38 acre, with Easterly views across paddocks and woodland from the rear garden and adjacent orchard. The property offers well planned and tastefully decorated accommodation arranged over two floors, with the benefit of dual zone electric under floor heating on the ground floor, and recently installed Dimplex electric heaters on the first floor. The cottage has been modernised during the present owners occupancy to include a new Wren fitted kitchen/breakfast room with integrated appliances, and a white four piece contemporary style first floor bathroom suite. Externally the property is set back from a country lane, with side access into the split level rear garden and orchard, whilst nearby the property also benefits from a brick built garage, with power and light, and an adjacent car parking space.

SITUATION Stuckton is a much sought after dormitory hamlet within the Civil Parish of Hyde, and falls within the New Forest National Park, about a mile North West of Fordingbridge town centre - which offers an excellent range of cafe's and high street shops. Educational establishments nearby include Fordingbridge Infant/Junior School, Burgate School and Sixth Form and Hyde Church Of England Primary School. Stuckton is well known locally for the Three Lions public house/dining restaurant. The Market town of Ringwood and Cathedral city of Salisbury are easily accessible via the nearby A338.

ACCOMMODATION Enclosed front entrance porch with attractive Salisbury patterned tile step, letterbox and panelled entrance door, with cast iron door furniture.

Entrance Vestibule | Panelled wall linings with cupboard housing the MK consumer unit and electricity meters. Tiled flooring with electric under floor heating opens directly into;

Sitting Room | Front Westerly aspect multi pane casement window, with an 1865 engraving. Engineered oak herringbone parquet flooring with electric underfloor heating. Fireplace with a fitted wood burning stove and slate hearth. Adjacent built in bookshelves. Recessed work station with shelving above. Deep under stairs storage cupboard - LCD thermostatic controls for the electric under floor heating. Turn key staircase rises to the first floor. Panelled door leads into;

Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Open fireplace (not currently in use). Engineered oak herringbone parquet flooring with underfloor electric heating. A range of satin black Wren kitchen units. Satin black square edged worktops and back stands. Inset Franke composite single bowl kitchen sink with swan neck mixer tap, positioned beneath a crittal framed casement window with a lovely view across the rear garden with paddocks and woodland beyond. Inset Bosch four ring electric induction hob. Cupboard units beneath the work tops house an AEG full size dishwasher, Neff washing machine/dryer and bin/recycling store. Further matching satin black housings incorporate a Bosch Microwave oven, Bosch fan assisted electric oven/grill, integrated fridge/freezer. Further drawer units beneath the appliances and storage cupboards above. Built in oak finish bottle rack - for sixty bottles and adjacent shelving. Additional shelved recess. Ample space for breakfast table and chairs.

Turn key staircase rises out of the sitting room to the;

First Floor Landing | Stripped/waxed pine plank floorboards. Panelled doors lead to;

Bedroom One | Front Westerly aspect. Multi-pane casement window. Shelved recesses to either side of the chimney breast with ample space between for a king sized bed. Wall hung Dimplex electric heater. Stripped and waxed pine plank floorboards.

Bedroom Two | Side South aspect. Dimplex wall mounted electric heating. Attractive wall panelling. Stripped and waxed pine plank floorboards. Wall to wall fitted wardrobes with clothes hanging rails and drawers.

Bathroom | Panelled walls. A contemporary white suite. Back to the wall wc with a concealed cistern. Vanity unit with oak shelf and 'countertop' mounted basin. Recessed mirror above and adjacent integral shelving. Fully tiled shower cubicle. Glazed screen door. Thermostatic shower valve. Circular fixed shower head. Contemporary tub style bath. Riser mixer tap and shower attachment. Chrome plated heated towel rail. Pine floorboards.

EXTERNALLY The cottage is approached from the lane via five bar pedestrian gate, with paved pathway leading to the front entrance porch, adjacent to which there is a raised lawn area bordered by ironwork railings, and also a border with a profusion of ornamental trees and ground cover shrubs.

Side access leads into the rear garden which is arranged in three tiers, as well as an orchard, comprising of a paved patio retained by brick edged walling with integral log store, recessed lighting and an external water tap, with steps then leading to a lawned area where there is sited a corrugated shed/workshop (16' 4" x 8' 6") - with electric power and light, alongside which is a vegetable garden and a greenhouse. Further steps lead to a another lawned area where there is a smaller vegetable plot and a trough shaped pond. Five bar gated access from the second tier of garden leads into the orchard (Approximately 0.25 acre) with apple, pear, plum and damson varieties, as well as a walnut tree, a timber built summerhouse is also sited in this area.

PARKING A nearby communal courtyard area is approached via twin five bar gates from the lane provides access to a brick built semi detached garage (the left handed garage) with up and over door - electric power and an electric car charging point. Further loose gravelled parking space alongside the garage for another vehicle.

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