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5 bedroom detached house for sale


Guide Price £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached family house
  • Private position with grounds of approximately 2.14 acres
  • 5 bedrooms (2 en suite)
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Magnificent 29' open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room
  • Gardens, small orchard and paddock
  • Car port, detached garage and useful cabin/office
  • Convenient for Forres Sandle Manor School

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A much improved, substantial detached family home occupying a private position on the very edge of the town standing in established grounds of approximately 2.14 acres.

Sandy Top is a substantial detached family house tucked away in a private position close to the Fordingbridge-Sandleheath border. The house is believed to date from 1958, although later additions have subsequently enlarged it. The house has recently been the subject of a programme of works implemented by the Vendors, who have carried out a number of internal improvements and re-configurations, including conversion of a previous double garage that offers potential for a small annexe if required. There could be further scope to add a conservatory extension, subject to obtaining all the necessary planning consents. The hub of the house is now a wonderful 29' kitchen/breakfast/family room that has been beautifully fitted with bespoke units and which flows to the remaining reception rooms. Another notable feature of the property are the grounds, which extend to approximately 2.14 acres and include well stocked established gardens, a small enclosed paddock, a fruit and vegetable garden and a swimming pool.

Sandy Top is loacted on the extreme Western edge of Fordingbridge, which makes it convenient for both the near-by village of Sandleheath as well as the town itself. Sandleheath is one of the few villages in the area to retain a village shop and sub-Post Office and it possesses an active community revolving around several churches, a tennis club and scout hall. Fordingbridge (approximately 1 mile) has a good range of educational, health and recreational facilities available, including reputable infant, primary and secondary schools; in addition, Forres Sandle Manor private school is quite literally on the doorstep. The surrounding area is well served by the local road network, which provides day to day access to the commercial and employment centres of Salisbury, Bournemouth and Southampton: all have mainline rail services to London Waterloo and there are international airports at the latter two. The New Forest National Park is but a short distance away, its thousands of acres of heath, wood and moor land providing the ideal setting for walking, riding and cycling.

Entrance Hall:
4.04m (13ft 3in) x 2.36m (7ft 9in) Parquet floor. Stairs to first floor.

Low level W.C. Pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled floor.

Sitting Room:
6.1m (20ft 0in) x 3.51m (11ft 6in) Triple aspect with views to garden. Double sliding doors to terrace. Parquet floor. Open fireplace with stone surround. Door to:

Dining Room:
5.64m (18ft 3in) x 3.58m (11ft 9in) Rear aspect. Trifold doors to rear decking. Oak floor. Wood burning stove. Internal door to Entrance Hall. Door to:

Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room:
8.84m (29ft 0in) x 3.58m (11ft 9in) reducing to 1.83m (6ft 9in) Excellent open plan family space with a range of bespoke units mounted at base and eye level comprising cupboards, drawers and glass display cabinet. Granite work surfaces surrounding a double ceramic Butler's sink with mixer tap. Further oak work surface with curved feature and matching curved drawers under. Breakfast bar and central island storage unit with granite works surface. Rangemaster 6 ring gas fired cooker with stainless steel splash back and extractor over. Space for separate microwave/oven and space for American style 'fridge/freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Part tiled and part oak floor with space for a sitting/snug area. Underfloor heating. Pantry-style cupboard and coats cupboard. Door to:

Rear Lobby:
2.29m (7ft 6in) x 1.75m (5ft 9in)Tiled floor. External door to rear.

From Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room to:

Utility Room:
2.44m (8ft 0in) x m (6ft 6in) Rear aspect. Matching bespoke units comprising cupboards with granite work surface over. Butler's sink with mixer tap. Plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Tiled floor. Glow Worm gas fired boiler. Storage cupboard. Door to:

Games Room:
4.72m (15ft 6in) x 3.2m (10ft 6in) maximum, reducing to 2.13m (7ft 6in). Rear aspect. Oak floor. External door to car port. Door to:

Bedroom 5:
3.2m (10ft 6in) x 2.9m (9ft 6in) Front aspect. Built in double wardrobe. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room:
Tiled shower cubicle. Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Chrome heated towel radiator. Fully tiled walls and floor. Under floor heating.

Built in book cases. Roof access. Airing cupboard. Doors to:

Bedroom 1:
6.1m (20ft 0in) x 3.51m (11ft 6in) Triple aspect with lovely views over garden to adjoining countryside and woodland. Door to:

Dressing Area:
Twin built in wardrobes with shelved units. Door to:

En Suite Shower Room:
Tiled shower cubicle. Low level WC. Wash hand basin with cupboar under. Chrome heated towel radiator. Underfloor heating. Fully tiled walls and floor.

Bedroom 3:
3.28m (10ft 9in) x 2.97m (9ft 9in) Rear aspect. Views over garden. Built in double wardrobe.

Family Bathroom:
Bath with shower over, mixer tap and shower attachment. Tiled surround. Wash hand basin with drawer unit under. Low level W.C. Chrome heated towel radiator. Tiled floor with under floor heating.

Bedroom 2:
3.58m (11ft 9in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in) + door recess. Rear aspect. Views over neighbouring paddock.

Bedroom 4:
2.59m (8ft 6in) x 2.44m (8ft 0in) increasing to 3.05m (10ft 0in) Side aspect.

Sandy Top is approached from Station Road over a gravel driveway that leads up to the house to an area for parking and turning, forming a large turning circle with a central island given over the mature trees and shrubbery. At the foor of the driveway stands a detached single garage, whilst attached to the house is a car port.

Car Port:
5.71m (18ft 9in) x 3.81m (12ft 6in) Internal door to Games Room.

5.03m (16ft 6in) x 4.04m (13ft 3in) With insulated walls, floor and roof. Power and light connected and wired for internet connection.

The house sits in an elevated position overlooking the gardens and provides a lovely outlook from the rear orientated rooms. The grounds extend to approximately 2.14 acres and are an undoubted feature of the property, sheltering and surrounding the house on three elevations and offering a high degree of privacy. A terrace is located to the rear and side of the house, with steps and a rockery flowerbed leading down to the first tier of lawn, which slopes gently away from the house in a North and West direction and is bordered by established shrub beds. From here there is gated access to the Swimming Pool enclosure, which has been re-fenced and the surround replaced. The lawn continues in a gentle gradient to the cabin/office, orchard and fruit and vegetable garden, where there are plum and apple trees and assorted beds and fruit cages. From the lower garden there is gated access to the paddock/meadow.

Agents Note:
The agents would point out that a Right of Way exists for the owner of the adjoining field to the East of the house over the driveway, from which a screened track leads to the gated entrance to the field.

Leave Fordingbridge High Street on the B3078 travelling in the sign posted direction of Sandleheath. Pass by the Augustus John public house and continue over the mini-roundabout. Drop over the short hill immediately beyond Forres Sandle Manor School and the entrance to Sandy Top will be found immediately on the right hand side.

Mains gas, water and electricity are connected. Private drainage system.

Council Tax:
New Forest District Council. Tax Band G(i).


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
08 November 2011

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