3 bedroom detached house for saleFrogham, New Forest, Hampshire
A most attractive period house situated in a quiet position within the sought after village of Frogham, with direct forest access and beautiful far-reaching views. This traditional Victorian house which dates back to the late 1800s, has been extended by the current owners to provide comfortable, spacious accommodation throughout; modernised and decorated in keeping with the character of the house. Features include a wood-burning stove, AGA, original stained glass porch windows and extensive, beautifully landscaped cottage style gardens. Energy Performance Rating: D
The property is situated along a quiet road with far reaching views, in the picturesque New Forest village of Frogham, located within the parish of Hyde; offering a popular country pub/restaurant, village hall, excellent local primary school, garden centre with tea rooms, cricket pitch and small local shop, with further amenities at Fordingbridge, which is approximately two miles distant. The New Forest offers thousands of acres of natural heath and woodland, ideal for a range of outdoor pursuits, particularly cycling and horse riding.
Fordingbridge is a former market town located between the Avon Valley and New Forest, comprising 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).
An enclosed entrance porch featuring the original stained glass windows (now preserved with double glazing) gives access to the double aspect dining hall/sitting room, with delightful rear views over the gardens and countryside beyond and featuring the original cast-iron fireplace (not in use). There is second access to the property, from the drive, to the rear hall, from which there is access to the cloakroom, kitchen and living room. The modern country style kitchen is fitted with a range of cream units with granite work-surfaces over, incorporating a sink unit, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge freezer and inset electric AGA. An arch leads to the adjoining sun lounge, boasting superb elevated views of the landscaped grounds, with double doors opening onto the patio and garden. The living room comprises a brick fireplace with wood-burning stove, providing an attractive focal point, with a double aspect to the rear and side, again providing beautiful views.
Stairs from the sitting room lead to the first floor landing and to the three double bedrooms and master bedroom; the master bedroom comprises fitted wardrobes and has the benefit of a modernised en-suite shower room with vanity wash basin, WC, shower cubicle and heated towel rail. Both the master bedroom and bedroom two have an rear aspect, taking advantage of the breath-taking far reaching forest views.
The property is approached over a cattle grid to a block paved drive, providing off road parking, and the detached double garage with remote controlled electric door. An attached laundry room accessed by an external door offers ample space and plumbing for additional appliances. To the side of the property is further parking.
There is access from both side of the property to the gardens, which are particular feature of the property, having been beautifully landscaped. The tiered gardens comprise of an elevated patio adjacent to the rear of the property with a variety of shrub and flower beds, with steps down to a large shingled courtyard area bordered by low hedging, with access to the summer house with and greenhouse. There are further steps down to the remainder of the gardens, which are mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and hedging to the boundaries and some trees, including a Magnolia.
Property ref: 121_1876_4124455
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