Derritt Lane, Sopley, Christchurch, BH23


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A delightful five bedroom period home, boasting a wealth of original character features, which forms part of an attractive redevelopment of Victorian farm buildings within a Conservation area known as Sopley Farm Buildings. The property is understood to have once served as the cattle shed and now provides a deceptively spacious range of predominantly ground floor living accommodation, which currently extends to over 2,100 sq ft, whilst further potential remains (subject to obtaining the necessary consents). A particularly attractive feature is the picturesque Grade II Listed Granary, a traditional brick and timber barn sitting upon 6 staddle stones, which now provides additional storage facilities.

The charming village of Sopley is situated on the edge of the Avon Valley and New Forest, between the popular coastal town of Christchurch, and the historic market town of Ringwood. There is a village hall, excellent primary school, and quality pubs nearby. Christchurch is situated approximately 2.5 miles south, offering an extensive range of independent and high street shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, hotels, and the beautiful natural harbour which is home to two sailing clubs, a rowing club and plenty of water based activities. The market town of Ringwood is approximately 6 miles north offering further shopping, leisure facilities and a good range of pubs cafes and restaurants. The larger coastal town of Bournemouth with its famous beaches is also close by as are major transport links; the A31 and the M27; leading east to Southampton, the M3 and London beyond. Christchurch has a main line train station as does Bournemouth and Southampton plus the latter benefiting from having international airports.

The property is accessed via a wooden stable door which opens to the entrance hall, with further solid wood doors providing access to the impressive sitting room. A naturally light and airy room which features a striking vaulted ceiling with original beams and centres upon an exposed brick chimney breast with raised slate hearth and cast-iron log burning stove, whilst French doors open to a pretty decked courtyard garden. Steps rise to a vaulted study area leading through to the master bedroom which benefits from en-suite facilities comprising bath, separate shower, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. Also accessed from the entrance hall is the kitchen featuring slate tiled flooring and an exposed brick wall, with two attractive arched windows overlooking the sitting room. The kitchen boasts a range of white painted floor and wall mounted cabinets, with a stainless steel twin bowl sink, an electric Rangemaster cooker with extractor over and plumbing for a dish washer. The adjacent utility room has matching slate tiled flooring, plumbing for a washing machine and space for an additional appliance, with a door leading to an enclosed rear courtyard housing a log store. An inner hallway provides access to two double bedrooms, both of which feature exposed beams and enjoy a garden outlook, plus the recently refurbished shower room, which has been fully tiled and incorporates a modern walk-in shower, WC, wash hand basin within a vanity unit and a heated towel rail. In addition, there is a charming dining room which features exposed beams and wood-effect laminate flooring, with UPVC double glazed French doors leading to the garden. A spiral staircase from the dining room provides access to the first floor which currently comprises two double bedrooms, one of which has a door which leads through to a large attic space which could provide further scope (subject to any necessary consents). The other bedroom has an adjacent dressing room with a further door leading to a fire escape, which in turn leads into the garage below; an area which could also provide further scope for conversion (subject to any necessary consents).

Access to the cottage is provided via an extensive brick paved driveway providing parking for several vehicles and leading to a double garage with electric doors, which houses the oil fired boiler, with an adjacent fenced area housing the oil tank. A pedestrian gate leads in turn to one of the cottage's gardens, which is enclosed by fencing and mainly laid to lawn with a gravel seating area and raised vegetable beds. In addition, there is a large courtyard garden which is accessed from the sitting room and is mainly decked with space for a hot tub.

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