6 bedroom detached house for saleBransgore, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23
Sold STC £3,250,000
- 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms
- Triple garage with snooker/pool room
- Stable block with 8 loose boxes
- Walled garden and traditional glasshouse
- Orchard, paddocks, pasture and woodland
- About 26.5 acres
- EPC Rating = D
Thorneywood House enjoys a prime south-facing New Forest location close to the popular village of Burley in the heart of the New Forest National Park and has a range of shops, restaurants and public houses. There is an active village community with a village hall, cricket club, 9 hole golf course and a dispensing GP Surgery. There is also a farm shop in nearby Bashley. There are several award winning hotels and restaurants within close proximity to the house. Thorneywood House enjoys superb riding with direct access to The New Forest for unlimited hacking throughout all seasons over its 57,000 hectares.
Thorneywood House, originally built in 1902, sits in the centre of the 27 acre estate surrounded on all sides by woodland forming most boundaries of the property. The house is approached over a cattle grid by a long drive fenced on both sides by cast iron estate railings, leading through attractive parkland on either side. The drive continues past an enclosed orchard and all-weather tennis court then spurs to the left to the main house and garage block and granitesett courtyard and to the right to discreetly hidden modern farm buildings. Constructed of rendered brick under a tiled roof with traditional style wooden framed windows, the house sits in an elevated position with views over the extensive private and secluded land. The house has been subject to a complete refurbishment programme by the current owners and is beautifully presented. The entire ground floor is heated via under floor heating.
The lighting is operated by a scene-setting iLight system with integrated audio speakers to the ground floor. A comprehensive intruder/fire alarm system is installed.
-The main rooms benefit from a south facing aspect and are full of natural light. The rooms of particular note are:
-The reception hall with a high ceiling void, travertine tiled floor and a hugely impressive oak-clad cantilevered staircase.
-The drawing room with exposed oak floor, Chesney fireplace and unrivalled views over the gardens, pasture and woodland.
-The dining hall is an impressive size and is a real focal point to the house interior. French doors open to the southerly facing garden terrace which spreads the entire length of the house.
-The kitchen is well equipped with modern American walnut cupbo ards and units with travertine work tops.
There are integrated Gaggenau, Miele and Sub-zero appliances. The adjoining breakfast room has been designed in the style of an orangery and benefits from beautiful southerly views.
The oak clad curved staircase, a wonderful example of engineering, leads up to the galleried landing on the first floor. On this floor are 4 bedrooms all with adjoining bath or shower en-suites including the very generous master suite and equally impressive en-suite bathroom. The second floor bedroom/sitting room is accessed via a limed oak-encased spiral staircase and includes en-suite bathroom. This area would be suitable as a teenager flat with views over the pasture and valley.
The annexe has a separate front entrance and hallway and is also accessed via the ground floor and first floor landing, giving easy entrance to the main house. Ideally suited for staff or a relative the annexe benefits from its own sitting room with a wood burner, kitchen area and bedroom with en-suite shower room.
Gardens and grounds
The gardens and grounds have received the same attention to detail as the interior of the house. To the north is the artificial grass all-weather tennis court which has been subtly part-enclosed with fine fish netting blending well with the natural surroundings.
To the southern aspect of the court is a well-established rose tunnel, lawns and espalier apple trees. The north side has adjoining stabling (8 loose boxes with Tack-room and tool room) in good order with power and water supply.
To the east are two paddocks both of about 2 acres with a large waney-edged timber field shelter.The modern agricultural buildings are discreetly hidden and consist of various steel barns and lean-to including a substantial barn which is suitable for storing tractors, machinery and boats. To the east of the house is an immaculately presented formal terraced garden with ornamental pond. A large oak pergola provides protection for outdoor lounging, perfect for al fresco dining. Wonderful southerly views over the gardens and grounds enhance this experience.
There is landscape irrigation from the private borehole to the lawns and formal flower beds around the house. Adjoining the formal garden is a walled kitchen garden interspersed with raised vegetable and herb beds. At the driveway end sits a traditional leanto glasshouse. The majority of the land sits to the south of the house and rolls away to a meadow valley and stream surrounded by mixed woodland.
Square Footage: 6,245 sq ft
Acreage: 26.5 Acres
Heading west on the M27, the road becomes the A31 at Cadnam. Continue on this road and about 3 miles before reaching Ringwood there is a left hand turning at Picket Post signposted to Burley. Drive to the village of Burley and in the centre of the village at the War Memorial turn right signposted to Bransgore. Drive for approximately 2 miles across heathland and at the top of the hill turn left into Forest Road. Continue for about half a mile turning right into Black Lane. The entrance gates and drive to Thorneywood House will be found after a short distance on the right hand side.
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