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4 bedroom cottage for sale

Burley, Hampshire

Sold STC £795,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A delightful four bedroom thatched cottage, situated on the edge of this sought after New Forest village. As the name suggests, the property was originally a public house and dates back, we believe, to the 17th century. The Little Ale House has been beautifully restored and modernised by the current owners, retaining many original features and also boasts a large, south facing rear garden and large double garage. Energy Efficiency Rating: D

The Little Ale House lies about half a 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 nearby Burley and 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 both easily accessible.
A covered porch leads to a double glazed front door and in turn to the entrance hall having exposed ceiling beams, attractive brick built fireplace and windows to the front and side elevations. Stairs lead to the first floor with a large understairs storage cupboard and the cloakroom has a window to the side, low level WC and a wash hand basin in a vanity unit. The beautiful kitchen/breakfast room has been completely re-fitted and restored and comprises a full range of kitchen units with granite worktops over incorporating an American style fridge/freezer, electric Aga with extraction over, stainless steel sink, built-in dishwasher, island unit and wine cooler, washer/drier, fully tiled floor and exposed beamed ceiling. French doors lead out from the kitchen area to the rear terrace and garden beyond and a further door leads out from the breakfast area to the rear al fresco dining area. From the reception hall a door leads through to the sitting room, a wonderful character room with exposed ceiling timbers, large Inglenook style fireplace, windows to the front elevation and French style doors, once again leading out to the rear terrace and al fresco dining area.

The first floor landing has a window to the rear, a trap to the roof space and a cupboard housing the hot water tank. The master bedroom has windows to both the front and rear with a range of built-in wardrobes and a door leads through to the en suite shower room which has a large shower cubicle, basin in vanity unit and low level WC with concealed cistern. Bedroom two with windows to both the side and rear also has built-in wardrobes and a dressing table and a door leading through to the en suite shower room with a window to the rear, corner shower cubicle, low level WC and a basin in a vanity unit. Adjacent to this is the family bathroom with a window to the rear, free standing claw footed bath, low level WC, corner shower cubicle and a large vanity unit with twin inset basins. Bedroom three has windows to both the front and side with an overstairs storage cupboard and further eaves storage and bedroom four has a window to the front elevation and a small niche with display shelves.

The property is approached via electrically operated gates leading to the gravel driveway and double garage beyond which is newly constructed and has twin electrically operated up and over doors, a rear access door to the workshop area, power and light. The property can also be approached by a pedestrian gate immediately adjacent to the front door with a small area of lawn bordered by mature plant and shrub borders. Paths lead round both sides of the property to the rear garden where there is an area of patio for al fresco dining with covered pergola and delightful terraced planting area. Steps lead up to the main lawn which is surrounded by a wonderful array of mature shrubs and specimen plants.


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