** WATCH THE VIDEO TOUR ** Are you dreaming of country living in a picture perfect cottage? This charming family home located in the New Forest, opposite the Hale green, could be just perfect for you. With a tasteful blend of modern and character features including feature inglenook fireplaces, double height ceilings and bi-folding doors making this a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking for life in the village. Up until the late 1800's the property served as the local village school, when it was converted to a residential dwelling and has been modernised and extended in recent years. We highly recommend an internal viewing to fully appreciate this beautiful & unique grade II listed family home. ** BEING SOLD WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN **
As you proceed into Hale and arrive at the village green you will not miss the lovely cottage in the distance, as you arrive, feel free to park out side and then make your way through the picket gate into the front garden to the thatched porchway. The timber door then leads you into the main hall way.
As soon as you walk into the cottage you will notice the light and airy feel that it offers, not what you would normally expect from a thatch cottage. This room has exposed timber ceilings, feature inglenook fire place and doors leading to the bedroom/reception, sitting room and a door through to the inner hall way. Stairs then rise and split to the two landings upstairs.
A fabulous room offering double height ceilings and two story windows with exposed lintels to the front and rear allowing the natural light to pour in. To the far end you have a fitted entertainment shelving unit for the television etc along with additional shelving and storage. The opposite end enjoys another feature inglenook fire place acting as the main focal point along side the pretty windows and one of the original front doors.
A good sized double bedroom or additional reception room with two windows to the front over looking the green and two built in wardrobes either side of the chimney breast and feature fire place.
Comprising a WC with concealed cistern and modern timber corner vanity unit with a stylish freestanding wash basin with an external rising tap.
An important room for any busy family home, this one comes with lots of room for shoes and coat storage and space and plumbing for the washing machine and tumble dryer. The gas central heating boiler is wall hung. Also equipped with a television point. Water softener.
With a window to the side and a suite comprising of the WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin with full pedestal, bath with centrally positioned taps and shower over with a mains mixer. Centrally heated towel rail.
This is the real heart of the home and with the recent addition of the extended family room with bi-folding doors to the garden and an attractive orangery style lantern really giving this the blend of the modern wow factor. The room is tiled throughout with an attractive grey stone and contrasting wall and base units with mood under lighting and a light quartz work top with an inset porcelain sink and gas hob and extractor. The kitchen has been designed with a high specification comprising the integrated Neff microwave and oven, an additional Neff oven. integrated dishwasher and full height fridge freezer. Plenty of room for the family dining table and a sofa suite.
A lovely stair case splits to the two wings, to the left you have the main bedroom, study and the family shower room and to the right you have the multi level landing with steps up to bedroom two and three.
A generous main bedroom with light coming in from both side and rear aspects. Built in wardrobes to either side of the door and sloping ceilings.
In this room you can wake up and look out the window to see the horses on the green, surely there is no better way to start the day. Benefiting from some built in shelving either side of the chimney breast. Sloping ceilings and reduced head height.
Also benefitting from the stunning outlook and a built in wardrobe. Sloping ceilings and reduced head height.
With a window to the side and a suite comprising of the WC, wash basin with full pedestal and corner shower cubicle with a mains mixer. Shaver point.
With a window to the side and a built in cupboard housing the water tank and offering additional storage.
To the front of the cottage you have a strip of lawn with flower beds and bordered by the pretty picket fence. To the rear you have the large graveled drive way accessed via the five bar gate where there is ample parking for five cars. In addition to the drive is the timber clad garage/workshop and rather useful cute looking shed, which could easily be used in a number of different ways. The rear garden is accessed through the side gate from the drive way or through the bi-folding doors from the kitchen family room with a good sized entertaining patio. The garden itself has a generous sized level lawn with hedging giving a high degree of privacy.
With power and light, could also be used a work from home office. Divided up offering an useful separate room measuring 8.6ft x6.2ft. Door offers access from the rear garden.
Hale is a popular village in the New Forest National Park which is centred around an attractive green. A village hall and primary school serve the village with the nearby village of Woodgreen offering a wider range of facilities. The Forest itself offers many miles of unspoilt heath including the National Trust owned Hale Purlieu, moor and woodland, making an ideal location for those who enjoy walking, riding, cycling and other outdoor pursuits. The Avonside town of Fordingbridge and the Cathedral City of Salisbury between them have comprehensive facilities for all day to day needs and both are within 10 miles. Communications in the area are good with the B3078 linking with the M27 for Southampton, the M3 and London beyond. The A338 provides direct and commutable access to Salisbury, Bournemouth and Poole. There are international airports at Southampton and Bournemouth and mainline stations to London (Waterloo) from Salisbury and Southampton Parkway. The area has an array of reputable local public and private schools which include Forres Sandle Manor in Fordingbridge and Godolphin, Chaffyn Grove and the Grammar schools of Bishop Wordsworth's and South Wilts in Salisbury. In addition there is a good selection of local primary schools including Breamore, Hale and Fordingbridge.
From Salisbury take the A338 south. In Downton turn left on to the B3080 signed Redlynch and Woodfalls. Continue through Woodfalls and upon exiting the village turn right on to Hale Road, signed Hale and Woodgreen. Pass over the cattle grid and towards Hatchet Green. Turn left at the far end of the village green and you will not miss the thatch cottage on your right. Feel free to park out side however for the drive turn right through a metal gate signed bridleway and the five bar gate immediately on your right leads into the drive way.
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