A beautiful Grade II listed detached thatched cottage with substantial outbuildings, direct forest access and pretty garden within an idyllic setting in the highly sought after New Forest hamlet of East Boldre. EPR: Not required
A wonderful Forest location allows access to Beaulieu village, Bucklers Hard and the Georgian market town of Lymington, which lies to the West with its sought after marinas and yacht clubs. A popular marina at nearby Bucklers Hard and the Beaulieu River Sailing Club offer opportunities for sailing enthusiasts. Lymington has a number of independent shops including designer boutiques and is surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the New Forest National Park. Brockenhurst Railway Station (approximately 5.5 miles) provides a half hourly service to London Waterloo (approx. 90 minutes).The M27 motorway and M3 with links to London are close by. There are many well regarded schools in the surrounding area.
A pretty arched double door opens into the entrance porch which in turn leads to the main reception room, incorporating a large inglenook fireplace. A recess to the side of the fireplace is fitted with a range of bookshelves. There is ample space for dining furniture to one end of this delightful room. An under stairs coats cupboard, with draws and fitted shelving units provide storage. There are windows to the front and rear aspects making this a lovely light living room. An arch leads to the bespoke solid wooden kitchen with glazed stable door to gardens and recess for an upright fridge/freezer. Appliances include a Samsung cooker, ceramic induction hob with extractor and there is space for a microwave. There are a range of handmade cupboards and drawers under a marble type worktop, with wood flooring and cedar boarded ceiling. A shower room leads from the kitchen with a fully tiled shower cubicle, inset wash hand basin and low level wc.
There is a picture window positioned over the staircase in the living room, which leads to two double bedrooms. The main bedroom incorporates a range of built-in cupboards and has a front and rear aspect window and vaulted ceiling. Bedroom two is also a double room, currently utilised as a study with a rear aspect window.
The property is approached from a forest gravel track leading through a double five bar gate to a paved driveway with ample parking and turning. The gardens are laid predominantly to lawn well stocked with bushes and enclosed by walling, fencing and trees and designed to be dog safe. There is a selection of substantial outbuildings including a brick piggery, now utilised as a tool-shed. The current owner obtained full planning permission to erect a workshop and separate garage building, all built to a habitable standard with insulated cavity walls and insulated roof spaces.
The original workshop has been converted to a habitable room which could be used as either a further sitting room or a bedroom. There is a utility room and shower room to one end and the Worcester wall mounted oil fired boiler is located here. This whole area could be easily utilised as an annexe to the main house. Access to roof space is via a drop down ladder. The separate garage has a roller up and over door, power points, strip lighting and also has access to the roof space via a drop down ladder.
Brockenhurst, East Boldre, England, Hampshire, SO42 7WT, United Kingdom