Bickton, Fordingbridge, SP6

£1,000,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A beautifully presented four-bedroom thatched house boasting original character features and the potential to create additional living accommodation. This charming home, situated in the sought-after hamlet of Bickton, just outside the New Forest National Park, originally dates back to the late 1600's and has later been extended to create this lovely family home. The property is set in approximately an acre, and further benefits from landscaped gardens, offering much privacy, garaging, workshop and summerhouse.

Bickton is a hamlet nestled on the edge of the New Forest, one mile south of Fordingbridge and five miles north of Ringwood on the A338. The New Forest offers thousands of acres of natural heath and woodland, ideal for a range of outdoor pursuits, particularly walking, cycling and horse riding. Fordingbridge is a former market town enjoying an idyllic location between the heath and woodland of the New Forest and rolling chalk downlands of Cranborne Chase. The town has a high street of interesting independent shops, including an art gallery, bookshop, boutiques, and a great selection of pubs and restaurants. There are excellent local state schools in Fordingbridge which are in catchment. Also, within 3 miles are two preparatory schools - Moyles Court and Forres Sandle Manor, plus the following public schools are less than an hour away: Bryanston, Canford, Clayesmore, Goldolphin and Winchester.Salisbury, Southampton and Bournemouth are all less than half an hour away. Southampton Airport is a 30 minute drive across the Forest with twice hourly trains to London Waterloo, taking about 70 minutes. Alternatively, London is approximately a two hour drive - via the M27 & M3.

- Covered porch into the rear entrance hall featuring quarry tiled flooring and cloakroom off with WC and wash basin

- Kitchen/breakfast room comprising hand built solid wood units, oil fired AGA, integrated appliances, space for a dining table and a hatch into the living room

- Large study, also accessed from the front porch, featuring original wooden beams, which carry on through the majority of the accommodation

- Living room accessed off the study featuring impressive inglenook fireplace and aspect to the front

- Dining room with inglenook fireplace, double aspect with double leaded glass doors out onto the rear garden, creating a light and airy room

- Stairs to landing giving access to four good sized double bedrooms

- Master suite with walk in wardrobe space, accessed through the en suite shower room, featuring aspect over the gardens and neighbouring fields beyond

- Three further double bedrooms, two with large fitted wardrobe space

- Family bathroom featuring bath with shower over, WC and basin

- Access to spacious, part boarded loft

- Thatched roof, recently re-thatched on the North/rear side, ridge and front porch

- Gravel driveway wraps around the rear of the property, providing off road parking for multiple cars

- Access to an adjoined garage/workshop space with ample storage

- A further garage currently used as a utility room with sink, space for washing machine, dryer and three separate storerooms opening onto the garden

- Split level garden, primarily laid to lawn featuring a raised area of patio with summerhouse, large pond, mature flower beds and hedging ensuring much privacy

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