A Grand Designs-esque six bedroom detached home in a Fordingbridge village has recently gone on the market for the first time since the original 200-year-old building was redeveloped.

With a thatched roof, Bishops Cottage in Frogham, Fordingbridge, looks extremely quaint nestled up its new, massive extension, creating a unique blend of period and modern.

At 1.45 million pounds, the newly developed property boasts forest views, in a stunning, blue-chip location, with private gardens and two wings making it suited to multi-generational living.

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The property’s unique features include an open fireplace built in Portland stone, which was apparently reclaimed from Henry VIII’s sea defences, with a quarry tiled hearth.

The main entrance hall is accessed from the back of the property and has a part vaulted glass atrium with terracotta quarry tiled floors.

In the newly developed wing, built as an extension to the original cottage, on the first floor there are three bedrooms of similar size, and one dual aspect, ensuite master bedroom with patio doors leading out to a large balcony.

On the ground floor, connected by the main hall, there is a huge reception room and a kitchen/dining area with a veranda.

The adjoining cottage’s roof was last thatched in 2017 and maintains some of its period features on the inside too where there are a further two bedrooms, a large study, and a reception room which leads into the extension’s kitchen area.

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A gravel driveway leads to a large parking area with a three-bay open garage, or barn, with another covered area suitable for a tractor storage.

There is also a large workshop, a shed, a summer house, and a vegetable plot as well as a wood storage area.

The garden itself is extremely well manicured, with hedges framing its boundaries and a lush green lawn.

Located in Hyde parish, just over one mile from Fordingbridge town and eight miles from Salisbury, the Frogham village forms part of the New Forest National Park which has 140,000 acres of woodland.

It is described as ‘perfect for outdoor pursuits’ including horse riding, walking and sailing, as it is close to Lymington and Beaulieu, according to the independent estate agency Spencers who are managing the property.

The property has already received multiple offers, but none have been accepted yet. 

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