Football Green, Minstead

£880,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Green View Cottage is a delightful New Forest home featuring bespoke brickwork and canopied entrance within an enviable small enclave setting in one of the forests most desirable villages, benefiting from forest commoners rights of mast, pasture and turbary and land approaching two acres.

Agents Comments

“Green View Cottage offers its own private slice of the New Forest whilst being set in one of the most desirable settings overlooking adjoining woodland in the heart of the village of Minstead.”

Introduction

The property is arranged over three floors, capturing views of woodland to the front, offering four reception rooms and stylish cottage kitchen centred around a galleried staircase and entrance hall. The property is fronted by its own private green and circular driveway with front and rear formal gardens and a gate to the open forest from the rear garden. An oak framed pool house with ‘endless pool' is situated behind the detached garage with a children's play house and timber shed also in the rear garden. A well maintained one acre paddock with stabling and adjoining private woodland provide the perfect venue for the outdoor enthusiast with direct access from the village lane offering the ability to provide additional income if desired. Minstead is one of the New Forest National Park's most sought after villages, enjoying a vibrant community, a village hall, a pub (The Trusty Servant), and a Norman church. There is direct access onto the open forest providing a network of footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding. Communications are excellent with east and west access to the M27 and M3 within easy reach and Southampton Parkway and Ashurst station providing a link to London Waterloo within an hour and ten minutes.

Description

The attractive open porch and character solid oak door open into the welcoming entrance hall which features an ornamental fireplace and surround, central staircase ascending to the second floor with galleried landings. The charming sitting room with beamed ceilings, a feature brick fireplace and log burning stove enjoys views over the green to the front aspect. French doors open into the bright and spacious conservatory boasting under floor heating with access into the dining room and to the rear garden and patio. The separate dining room also features an ornamental fireplace and French doors to the garden with enviable views over the open forest to the rear. The cottage style kitchen offers a range of solid oak wall and base units complemented by granite work surfaces and breakfast bar. A comprehensive range of integrated appliances include a dishwasher, fridge, freezer and free standing electric Aga. A useful side porch provides plumbing for white goods with a cloakroom and study/boot room completing the ground floor. The light and spacious first floor landing overlooks the green and houses the airing cupboard whilst serving four bedrooms, one of which is currently utilised as a dressing room. The dual aspect master bedroom boasts a fully tiled en-suite shower room featuring dual head power shower and heated towel rail. The main family bathroom comprises a modern white suite with corner bath, low level WC, mounted wash basin and heated towel rail. The second floor landing allows access to eaves storage and hosts the fifth bedroom and study.

Outside

This charming cottage is approached over a private forest road which provides access to just five properties with a quaint green to the front, all forming part of the curtilage of Green View Cottage. A flint wall with two sets of five bar gates allow access into the driveway and separate parking area as a well as a pedestrian gate with a pathway to the front door. Neatly edged borders are planted with mature plants and shrubs with gated access to both sides of the property. The detached garage is generously proportioned with storage space available in the roof with all the workings for the swimming pool (Swim Spa) positioned at the rear. The rear garden boasts the most enviable views directly over the open forest and hosts a childrens play house and garden store. An oak framed pool room to the rear of the garage houses the heated 'endless' pool ideal for keen swimmers or relaxation with variable jet stream and hydrotherapy jets.

Paddock and stables

Accessed from the green via a fire bar gate is the paddock and stabling with holding area and timber stables, mower store and workshop . Access to the one acre paddock is also available from the village road, providing flat well tended grazing and adjoining woodland area.

Location

The property is located in arguably one of the finest parts of the New Forest National Park, set amidst extensive and picturesque areas of woodland and heathland, a region noted for its equestrian and outdoor pursuits. Minstead remains an exceptionally popular village, home to a public house 'The Trusty Servant' and the 13th century All Saints Church. The property lies approximately 3.5 miles North of Lyndhurst and is within easy reach of both the A31 and the M27 for Ringwood (10 miles), Bournemouth/South coast (22 miles), Southampton (13 miles), or Winchester (20 miles).

Agents Notes

A four bedroom detached cottage benefiting from private drainage by way of a sewage treatment plant, oil fired central heating and double glazing. The property includes front and rear formal gardens, a private green and gravel circular driveway as well as a paddock, small woodland area and stabling. The pool is filtered and heated with a jet swim system and hydrotherapy jets.

Directions

From J1 of the M27 proceed towards Cadnam taking the third exit at the roundabout onto Romsey Road towards Lyndhurst. Take the first turning on the right sign-posted Minstead following the lane for approximately half a mile with the turning to the property just before the T junction.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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