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  • Bedrooms: 4
A charming thatched cottage of significant architectural and historical importance overlooking open paddock land in the well regarded village of Landford within the New Forest National Park.

Owners Comments

"Yew Tree Cottage, with its warm heart welcome in all seasons, has given our family immense pleasure over the years. Being a comforting, historic and spacious family home, set within the New Forest and its outstanding beauty, we have enjoyed being able to walk our dogs, cycle and walk along the adjoining drove to the Cuckoo Inn via beautiful countryside from our doorstep! And to top it all, our daughter has benefitted from attending the excellent local schools and we have enjoyed the arts and cafe culture of nearby Salisbury. “

“As a family, we feel privileged to have become part of the life of this cottage and to have lived in such a wonderful building in a beautiful area."


Yew Tree Cottage, believed to have origins dating back to the late 1600’s is one of the New Forest’s few remaining ‘squatter’s cottages’ retaining its exquisite intrinsic cob qualities of sculpted walls and energy efficient natural structure. Its humble beginnings were transformed under the ownership of the Trafalgar Estate and it has been sensitively restored in more latter years by the current owners.

The well sized accommodation is beautifully presented fusing the character of exposed beams, Inglenook Fireplace and latch doors with modern living and conveniences to provide a comfortable and practical period home. The accommodation is supplemented by outbuildings including the brick built Earldom telephone exchange, constructed in 1930’s, currently used as an excellent home office and a recently constructed barn style garage. The tiered south facing rear gardens are a joy offering an ideal entertainment or relaxation venue and enjoy the beautiful backdrop of views over the immediate open countryside. Adjacent to the property is a small footpath providing walks through attractive countryside leading to the Hamptworth Estate and revered Cuckoo Inn.


An original wooden front door opens into the sitting room which centres upon the delightful full width Inglenook Fireplace with inset woodburning stove. This cosy room offers a dual aspect with exposed beams and oak flooring. Slatted and latch doors, exposed beams and classic cob sculpted walls are evident throughout this pretty home and the drawing room also features an original pillar beam. A stunning slatted latch door with inset stain glass window opens into the spacious kitchen breakfast room which hosts a range of cottage style eye and base units with oak worktops and central butchers block over slate effect porcelain flooring. The gas range is set into a feature cooking recess with an extractor hood over. There is ample space for a sizeable dining table and chairs. Double glass panelled doors open into the large utility and boot room providing direct access to the garden, plumbing and space for appliances and door to the downstairs shower room. There is a feature split level landing on the first floor providing access to four charming bedrooms, all of good sizes, brimming with character and two of which offering recessed wardrobes. The accommodation is completed by the family bathroom comprising claw foot bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and high level WC.


The rear gardens are a real feature of the cottage enjoying the impressive back drop of open paddock land. The gardens are tiered to provide separate relaxation or entertainment venues and are southerly in aspect hosting ideal patio areas and lawns interspersed with flower borders. A large pergola hosts a hot tub adjacent to the office/studio, originally the telephone exchange but now provides an excellent place to work or possible annexe. A small sun room is adjacent to the rear of the property along with generous brick storage sheds. The property is approached via two separate driveways accommodating parking for numerous vehicles, a boat or motorhome. The main driveway approaches the pretty oak fronted garage which offers storage also whilst the cottage gardens to the fore of the property are beautifully arranged with lawns, sculpted borders interspersed with neat shingle paths and evergreen hedging.


The highly desirable New Forest village of Landford is renowned for its wealth of recreational and cultural amenities, with excellent schooling for all ages at the reputable New Forest Primary School with an outstanding Ofsted grade nearby, private schooling consists of Hampshire Collegiate, King Edwards VI, Chaffyn Grove and Godolphin, all in close proximity and the property lies within catchment of the Salisbury Grammar Schools. Landford enjoys a friendly sociable community with a range of local amenities including a post office, convenience store, village hall and public house. Furthermore its proximity to the open New Forest offers idyllic dog walking, cycling and wonderful scenery with the popular Hampworth Golf and Country Club just a few minutes’ drive away. Although it is a delightful rural location, Landlord is perfectly placed for commuting with easy access to Salisbury, Southampton, and via the New Forest to Bournemouth.

Agents Notes

The thatch is of water reed construction having been re-ridged in 2017 and the walls were lime plastered in recent years. The cottage is served by gas central heating and is on mains drainage. The cottage is not listed.

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Charles Powell

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