3 bedroom detached bungalow for saleWoodgreen, New Forest, Hampshire
A stunning example of modern architecture, carefully designed to complement the stunning surroundings, being situated in the heart of the New Forest National Park with breath-taking far reaching views of the open forest and direct access. This unique home - constructed from Green Oak with Douglas fir cladding, heat reflective glass and a meadow grass roof - has been built to exacting standards with energy efficiency in mind, incorporating quality and Eco friendly materials and technology. Set in beautiful grounds of approximately three quarters of an acre, the property also comprises a spacious detached garden lounge, detached studio/office and further detached outbuilding with garaging and room above. Energy Performance Rating: B
Situated along a private lane, the property is set in attractive grounds in the picturesque New Forest village of Woodgreen, located within the idyllic and unspoilt north westerly corner of the New Forest National Park, offering thousands of acres of natural heath and woodland ideal for a variety of outdoor pursuits, particularly horse riding. Woodgreen is a delightful thriving village providing a local pub, post office/village store, village hall, church and village green, yet is just a short drive away from the small town of Fordingbridge, providing a wider range of facilities.
Fordingbridge, with its distinctive seven arch bridge spanning the River Avon, is a former market town enjoying an idyllic location between the heath and woodland of the New Forest and rolling chalk downlands of Cranbourne Chase. The Avon Valley long-distance footpath from Salisbury to Christchurch runs through the town, meandering beside the Avon. The town has a high street of interesting independents, including an art gallery, bookshop and boutiques, and essentials such as butchers and bakers. There’s also a great selection of pubs and restaurants in the area, as well as excellent local schooling. The easily accessible A338 gives access to the cathedral city of Salisbury, with mainline railway station (approximately 8 miles north), and the bustling coastal towns of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole(approximately 18 miles south). Southampton is approximately 20 miles east (via the M27), and London approximately a two hour drive (via the M27/M3/M25).
Steps lead to an extensive Millboard decking area in ‘weathered oak driftwood’ and a covered entrance, giving access to the main property. The impressive hall features a self-cleaning glass ceiling providing ample natural light and Green Oak beams and quality Oak flooring, which continue throughout the property, with underfloor heating. The living room and kitchen/breakfast room both comprise bi-fold doors (all windows and bi-fold doors are black powder coated aluminium, with heat reflective glass), offering stunning views of gardens and forest. The living room also features a wood-burning stove set on an attractive hearth. Adjacent is the spacious kitchen/dining room, fitted with a range of beautifully crafted Shaker style solid oak units with oak work-surfaces over and inset Butlers sink, including a matching island unit which incorporates a breakfast bar. The kitchen also comprises an integrated dishwasher, wine cooler, Range Master cooker with ample space for a dining table. There is a useful separate utility room with a door out to the covered porch. The double bedrooms are accessed from the hall, each with a delightful aspect over the gardens, and bedroom two with a door leading out. The family bathroom is fitted with a quality white suite including a P shaped bath with glass shower screen and shower over and oak vanity unit. Solar Photovoltaics produce approximately 3.25 kilo watts of energy.
The detached garden room, studio and garage complex/office are all constructed of an oak frame with Douglas fir cladding and cedar wood shingles to the roof;
The studio is located adjacent to the main property and comprises an en-suite shower room with oversized shower cubicle and oak vanity unit. Bi-fold doors open on to the extensive decking area and offer stunning far reaching views.
The garden room, which could be used as an additional reception room, is positioned behind the property and is a bright spacious room with vaulted beamed ceiling and numerous windows overlooking the gardens.
The garage complex/office incorporates a two bay open carport, adjoining workshop and log store. Double doors open into another room, with stairs to the office and adjoining shower room.
The property is approached through a five bar gate to a gravel drive, which leads to the garage complex. To the rear of the property a spiral staircase rises to the roof terrace; an ideal area to enjoy the far reaching views. There are a number of further seating areas in the natural style garden, which has been carefully landscaped and planted with an abundance of shrubs and flowers producing a variety of colour from the beginning of Spring to the end of Autumn, including Rhododendrons, Hydrangeas and Crocosmias. There are also about 20 species of grass plants and around 45 bamboo plants. In addition there are a wide range of trees including Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Silver Birch and Magnolia, Cherry, Apple, Acers and Lilac to name but a few. This well stocked garden with pond encourages plenty of wildlife including an amazing variety of birds (including the Green Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, Buzzard and Nightjar), squirrels, slow worm, grass snake, deer and ponies, frogs, toads, ducks and glow-worm. Boundaries to the property.
Property ref: 121_1876_4114926
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