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5 bedroom country house for sale

Burley, Hampshire


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Tenure: Freehold

Located immediately fronting the open forest at Bisterne Close, the property extends to over 6000 square feet and incorporates an indoor swimming pool and one bedroom annexe. The property boasts many bespoke features and eleven feet high ceilings to an extensive part of the ground floor. Energy Efficiency Rating: D

Little Bisterne lies about 1 mile from the centre of, arguably, one of the most beautiful and sought after villages in The New Forest, ideally situated to make full use of all the wonderful facilities the Forest has to offer. Whether it be sailing at nearby Lymington (12 miles) or golf at one of the many courses in the area including Brockenhurst with its’ mainline railway station (8 miles, Waterloo 90 minutes.) The market town of Ringwood is but a short drive away (5 miles). The larger shopping towns of Southampton (20 miles) to the east and Bournemouth (16 miles) to the west, both with their airports are easily accessible.
A covered entrance porch and a solid oak front door lead to the spectacular reception hall with exposed and polished oak floor. A full height area with minstrels gallery overlooking the reception hall is reached by a curving staircase leading from the centre and double doors open out onto the rear decking and garden beyond. Glazed doors lead to the principal rooms. From the reception hall double doors lead through to the drawing room. A spectacular room with two sets of doors leading through to the rear decking and beyond affording delightful views over the garden. The focal point of the room being a large contemporary fireplace with windows either side overlooking the front elevation. Double doors also lead from the reception hall through to the dining room with exposed polished oak floor and double doors leading out to the rear decking and garden and a door leading through to the kitchen/breakfast room which is also reached from the reception hall. There is a fully fitted range of bespoke kitchen units in a mixture of natural and stained ash incorporating a range style cooker with extraction over, built-in dishwasher, stainless steel sink area, American style fridge/freezer, dresser unit and granite top central island unit with food preparation basin, sink disposal and integrated wood chopping block. There is also a door to the side garden / courtyard and windows to side and rear. From the reception hall a door leads to the study with built-in bespoke office furniture allowing two work stations and a window to the front overlooking the open forest. Adjacent to this is the utility room with a range of built-in units incorporating a stainless steel sink, ample space for domestic appliances, floor standing gas fired boiler, storage cupboards and a door leading to a large laundry cupboard. Accessed via the study is the library/cinema room which has windows to the front and side overlooking a delightful area of wooded forest. There is an extensive range of bookshelves and storage cupboards built-in. In the reception hall there is a large cloaks storage cupboard and a cloakroom with low level flush WC and wash hand basin.
The curving staircase leads to the galleried style landing with access to roof space, a large window overlooks the front elevation and forest. The master suite comprises a large bedroom area with windows to the rear and side overlooking the gardens, a full range of built-in bespoke bedroom furniture and an archway leading through to the en-suite bathroom with window to the front. This comprises a full suite of large shower cubicle, bidet, low level WC, twin wash hand basins in vanity unit and large Jacuzzi style bath. Bedroom two has a window overlooking the rear garden and a door to the en suite bathroom comprising low level WC, bidet, shower cubicle, panelled bath and pedestal wash hand basin with a window to the rear. Bedroom three also enjoys views over the rear garden and to the side over the forest. Bedroom four has a window to the front overlooking the forest. The family bathroom comprises a panelled bath with shower fitments over, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, low level WC and a window to the rear.
A door leads from the drawing room to the indoor swimming pool complex, housing a fully heated ‘L’ shaped swimming pool and a walk-in shower cubicle, two sets of double doors once again leading to the rear gardens, large windows to the side and a lantern style window to the roof. A door leads to the double garage and a further door leads to the self-contained annexe which incorporates, on the ground floor, a fully fitted kitchen/dining room with windows overlooking its own garden and the open forest at the front. The lobby area has a door to the outside affording a private entrance and a turning staircase leads to the first floor accommodation which incorporates a sitting room with a window to the front and Velux window to the rear, a bedroom with a window to the front and bathroom with a panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, a bidet and a separate corner shower cubicle. Opposite to the bathroom is a large walk-in storage cupboard.
The property is approached via a delightful forest track giving access only to Little Bisterne. The property is bounded on this side by a post and rail fence and cattle grid leading to the front gravel driveway area and in turn to the double garage which has an electric up and over door, power and light.
To the rear the south facing gardens have been beautifully landscaped and maintained incorporating many custom built features including a spectacular semi-circular decking area immediately to the rear of the property with surrounding semi-circular water feature with bridge over. A large mound has been created with tunnels running through the centre and incorporates a stunning water feature with waterfall. Pebble pathways lead through the gardens with adjoining swathes of lawn bordered by mature shrub and plant borders. Immediately to the rear of the pool area is a small area of decking and to the far corner of the garden is a large timber coach house ideal as a further home office and workshop/garage area.

Property ref: 121_964_2759017




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