North Charford

£625,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Introduction

Situated on the main thoroughfare is this stunning former gate Lodge of historical interest offering a wealth of original features associated with its era, set within secluded gardens approaching an acre in the small hamlet of North Charford on the outskirts of Breamore, Hampshire.

Charford Manor Lodge, believed to date back to circa 1895, stands at the entrance to the architecturally attractive Charford Manor, with origins from 1196 and part of the conquests of the Earl of Salisbury at the time of Edward the Confessor. The original Victorian part is built of attractive flint and brick elevations with a contrasting large extension carried out in the 1980's creating a more modern social flow. Feature fireplaces, high ceilings, and magnificent grand reception rooms adorn the main Lodge.

The flexible Lodge accommodation offers four bedrooms with the master featuring full en-suite facilities and the most magnificent balcony overlooking the surrounding picturesque farmland. It also comprises two traditional cosy reception rooms and one modern cavernous triple aspect sitting room with wood burning stove. The delightful grounds play host to a walled formal garden leading through to a woodland garden and a plethora of useful outbuildings including a garage and an old stables. This is a truly unique home suitable for a wide range of requirements set against the backdrop of delightful heritage.

Description

An attractive covered porch opens into the welcoming entrance hallway which is sizeable and useable as a reception space with French doors to the fore, exposed wood flooring and an understairs cloakroom. From here there is access into the front room which benefits from a dual aspect to include a characterful bay window and features including the stunning fireplace housing a wood burning stove. The room provides characteristics of its period with high ceilings and picture rails.

The open plan kitchen diner is an excellent size and ideal for entertaining. Enjoying a triple aspect with ceramic tiled flooring and equipped with distressed style cream units and contrasting work surfaces extending into an island unit. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and under counter fridge with space for a range style oven and larder fridge freezer. The kitchen is supplemented by a useful utility boot room with space and plumbing for further appliances. The superb well-lit triple aspect sitting room is impressive featuring two sets of French doors out to the gardens and centred upon a feature wood burning stove.

The landing expands the full length of the property and features high ceilings with multiple windows providing excellent light. There is loft access, an airing cupboard and further built in storage. The landing leads to the four large bedrooms, one with original fireplace and two with en-suite W/C's. The grand master bedroom is a real feature, supported by a spacious en-suite shower room complemented by a large balcony which encapsulates the stunning countryside surroundings. There is a family four piece bathroom.

Outside

A significant parking area for several vehicles and five bar gate leads into the gardens which extends to a hardstanding where there is a shipping container, garage and old stables. There are numerous useful outbuildings, sheds and log stores. The formal gardens are encompassed by a recently built wall which is both a feature and division to the woodland garden where there is the original well and a calvert. The gardens are enclosed by new fencing except where there is a large expanse of lawn enclosed by established hedging. There is also large well stocked fish pond near to the rear elevation. The garden potential is magnificent and could be utilised is variety of ways depending on buyers interests.

Location

North Charford is a small hamlet on the fringes of Breamore, an attractive Hampshire village in the Avon Valley to the South of the Cathedral City of Salisbury between Downton and Fordingbridge. With a vibrant and engaging community in the village there is a wealth of social and leisure activities on the doorstep with the New Forest National Park providing acres of unspoilt countryside to enjoy. Hulse Hall Montessori Pre-School, Fordingbridge Day Nursery/Pre-School and Breamore Primary School offers local schooling up to the age of eleven with The Trafalgar School and Burgate School located in neighbouring villages. The A338 gives access to Salisbury. Ringwood and Bournemouth and the B3078 crosses the New Forest to link with the M27 and onto the M3.

Directions

Proceed from Fordingbridge heading north towards Salisbury and Downton on the A338. Pass through Burgate and Breamore and then after ½ mile the property is on the right handside denoted by our board.

Agents Notes

The property in not listed, although the architecture of the Lodge is delightful, with Victorian heritage. The property is served by private drainage and oil fired central heating.

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Charles Powell

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