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3 bedroom detached house for sale

St. Stephens Lane, Verwood, Dorset, BH31

Guide Price £635,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Four bedrooms
  • family bathroom
  • sitting room
  • open plan kitchen/dining room
  • driveway
  • tennis court
  • set in grounds totalling 1.2 acre
  • secluded location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An idyllically situated woodland cottage positioned approximately one mile into Ringwood Forest, benefiting from an exceptionally high degree of seclusion with no near neighbours. The cottage represents an incredibly unique opportunity and is ideally suited as a weekend bolt-hole or holiday let. Boasting numerous character features including an exposed beam open fire with bread oven in the sitting room, wood burning stove in the dining room as well as cast iron fireplace in one of the bedrooms. An internal inspection is strongly recommended but please note that due to the access being via forest track, all viewings are strictly by appointment with the selling agent.


Occupying a gem of a position with the forest literally on the door step, the cottage is ideally situated for outdoor pursuits with the miles of forest tracks offering ample opportunity for walking and riding. There is golf at Crane Valley, Remedy Oak and Ferndown as well as sailing on the south coast. Whilst benefiting from a relatively remote position, civilisation is close at hand with Verwood offering a good range of day to day facilities within only one mile. A further range of amenities can be found in Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Bournemouth and Salisbury and communications links to London via the A31/M27/M3, with mainline rail services into London Waterloo from Poole or Bournemouth.


A five bar gate gives access onto the driveway providing parking for several vehicles. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and lie to the rear of the property interspersed with established herbaceous and flowering scrubs. There are two timber sheds, one of which houses the LPG generator. Additionally there is an all weather tennis court and in all the grounds total 1.2 acres.

Additional Information

SERVICES: Private drainage, private water supply, electricity provided by LPG generator.

AGENT'S NOTE: We understand that the cottage has a vehicular right of way from the forest gate. There is a joint maintenance agreement with the Forestry Commission, however our clients have not been asked to contribute to this since they purchased the cottage in 1983.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: East Dorset District Council

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Joint Sole Agents with Woolley & Wallis, Ringwood

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
18 May 2015

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