Purlieu Lane, Godshill, Fordingbridge, SP6

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
The Property:

This captivating New Forest cottage has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind country home, meticulously redesigned to blend original character with inventive design elements. Traditional cast iron-style radiators, exposed copper pipework, York stone flags, and an abundance of oak beams add to the rustic allure of this remarkable property. Nestled within the desirable cattle grid area of the New Forest National Park, this idyllic cottage boasts an elevated position offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and forest. The property is completed with an enchanting guest roundhouse made of cob with a wild grass roof to a detached double garage adorned with a Sedum living roof, every detail exudes charm and individuality.

Step through oak steps into the entrance hall, adorned with flagstone flooring and a hand-carved oak staircase. Descend into the triple-aspect sitting room, featuring a dramatic full-height vaulted ceiling with oak and glass walls, designed to embrace the garden and panoramic views. An open fireplace within a freestanding pumiced-lined chimney breast serves as a captivating focal point. Adjacent, the triple-aspect family room showcases exposed wall and ceiling timbers, oak floorboards, and hand-painted plaster wall panels, adding to its unique character. A lever latch oak door opens to the study, complete with flagstone flooring and solid oak built-in office furniture.

The heart of the home lies in the cosy dual-aspect kitchen/dining room, boasting original cob walls, flagstone flooring, and an inglenook housing an electric AGA range. Handmade painted wood cabinets, stainless steel, and Elm working surfaces, along with a double Villeroy Boch Butler sink, create a functional and stylish space. The utility room features a ceramic Butler sink, plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher, and a water softener. A bespoke oak staircase leads to the galleried landing and the master bedroom suite, complete with twin walk-in wardrobes and an impressive vaulted en-suite bathroom.

Gardens & Grounds:

Outside, a creatively designed cob roundhouse serves as a remarkable guest cottage, with a sitting room featuring an atrium roof light within the living grass roof. Paths wind through lovingly maintained gardens, dotted with mature planting, a natural pond with a seating deck, a timber sauna with an outdoor shower, a log store as well as a kitchen garden. Entering the property via electric gates, a gravel driveway leads to a detached double garage with a living Sedum roof, completing this picturesque retreat in the heart of the New Forest.


The property is situated within the beautiful New Forest National Park village of Godshill, comprising a popular local pub, with local primary schools at nearby Breamore and Hyde, and secondary school at Burgate. Sandy Balls Leisure Centre is just half a mile away offering a swimming pool and gym. The town of Fordingbridge is approximately two miles distant, offering a range of shopping facilities, restaurants and cafes, with a wider range of facilities at the historic city of Salisbury, which is approximately 10 miles north via the easily accessible A338. The surrounding New Forest is a beautiful, renowned National Park consisting of approximately 140,000 acres of natural Heath and woodland ideal for walking, cycling and particularly riding for the equestrian enthusiast. The scenic south coastal towns of Christchurch and Bournemouth are also easily accessible, being approximately 18 miles via the A338, with excellent marina facilities at neighbouring Lymington and Poole.


From Ringwood, join the A338 heading north towards Fordingbridge/Salisbury. After approximately 6 miles, take the exit to Fordingbridge and at the T junction turn right signposted to Godshill. Continue for 2 miles, turning left immediately before the Fighting Cocks Pub and then turning immediately right onto the gravel lane, where the cottage will be found on your right hand side, the last property before the forest.


Energy Efficiency Rating: D

Heating: Oil Fired

Mains: Water and Electricity

Council Tax Band: G

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