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  • Bedrooms: 3
Situated within the beautiful New Forest National Park, ensconced by approximately five acres of paddocks and formal gardens is this Grade II listed forest cottage which dates back to the 16th Century.


Well suited for a variety of buyers including the equestrian enthusiast with the four paddocks, ménage and stabling or for buyers looking to generate an additional income with a certified location for the Caravan Club to accommodate five caravans. The charming thatched cottage has recently undergone a two storey extension with a contrasting tiled roof to the new extension, creating a versatile living space whilst retaining all the character and charm of a property of this era including exposed beams and Inglenook fireplaces. Currently configured with three double bedrooms and three bathrooms, creating a fourth bedroom is a viable option. Formal gardens provide a picturesque venue for outdoor entertaining complete with BBQ area and neatly edged lawns which meet the adjoining paddocks. Additional outbuildings include a large barn, stabling, tractor store and double garage/office with planning permission to extend. Well regarded schooling for all ages and a wide range of amenities are all close by along with acres of the beautiful New Forest and outdoor activities.


A timber stable door opens into a shelved entrance vestibule forming part of the original cottage with an inner door opening to the open plan kitchen dining area. Exuding character and charm the cottage style kitchen offers a selection of shaker style units with oak block work surfaces and a butler sink complementing the exposed beams and Inglenook fireplace. A range of integrated appliances include a fridge, freezer, dishwasher and space for a free standing electric Aga. A dual aspect sitting room enjoys views over the gardens with a log burning stove providing a focal point to the room. A staircase from the side of the fireplace extends to the split landing and first floor. An inner hall accessed from both the sitting room and stable door from the yard forms part of the extension and houses a cloakroom as well as a useful utility room with plumbing available for additional white goods and second staircase to the first floor landing. A spacious family room enjoys light from three aspects with French doors out to the garden. The first floor is surprisingly spacious and offers scope to create a fourth bedroom if desired, served by two staircases and useful storage cupboards. The three bedrooms are well proportioned doubles complemented by an en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom comprising a free standing bath, a separate shower room. There is also a generous family bathroom with large shower, roll top bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and heated towel rail.


Positioned on a quiet country lane the property is approached over a gravel driveway which extends to the detached double garage with office and WC to the rear. Pedestrian gates open into well tended formal gardens with neatly edged lawns, raised planters and gravelled sun terrace under the old Willow Tree. Neatly fenced by post and rail the lawn extends to a nature garden and gravelled BBQ area bordered by well stocked planters. The yard accommodates a variety of outbuildings which include a timber barn, hay store, log store, two stables and a tractor store. A gated track/drive extends to the rear of the plot divided into four paddocks and a ménage fitted with power and water.


The popular village of Bartley is situated within the boundaries of the New Forest National Park offering acres of beautiful countryside to enjoy. A wide range of amenities are close at hand including Bartley junior school, village hall, shop, hairdressers and local pubs. A large superstore is located within three miles with Lyndhurst, Totton and Ashurst nearby providing a comprehensive range of amenities. The M27 is less than 3 miles away providing fast road links to London, the South Coast and beyond. Mainline rail links can be found at either Totton or Ashurst with direct services to London Waterloo.

Agent Note

A beautiful grade II listed 16th Century cottage benefiting from all mains services and gas fired central heating. The thatch roof has had a new ridge in 2014 and an anticipated 20 years life span for the main thatch. The garage and office has a certificate of lawful development for use as an annexe as well as planning permission for a single storey extension. The property also comes as a Certified Caravan Club site for up to five caravans.


From Junction 1 of the M27 take the A336 towards Cadnam continuing over the roundabout onto Southampton Road. Continue through Bartley turning right onto Bourne Road and immediately right onto Chinham Road. Take the next turning on the left into Shepherds Road and Martins Farm can be found on the right hand side after Shepherds Close.

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Charles Powell

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