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Park Road, Fordingbridge
LOCATION The former market town of Fordingbridge lies on a historic crossing point of the River Avon and is perched on the western edge of the New Forest National Park, an ideal stepping stone for further exploration of the thousands of acres of moor, heath and woodland available within the park boundaries. Fordingbridge offers a range of health, recreational and educational facilities to cater for most everyday needs, all of which are within walking distance of the property.
The easily accessed A338 supplies a convenient link North to the Cathedral City of Salisbury and South towards Bournemouth and Poole. The B3078 crosses the New Forest to provide links to Junction 1 of the M27 for Southampton and beyond. The property is also on the local bus routes to Salisbury, Ringwood and Bournemouth. There are airports at Bournemouth and Southampton and mainline rail links to London (Waterloo) from Salisbury, Southampton and Bournemouth.
A selection of well reputed public and private schools populate the area, including Godolphin, Chafyn Grove and the Cathedral School in Salisbury and Sandle Manor located closer to home on the outskirts of Fordingbridge. The two well respected Grammar schools of South Wilts and Bishop Wordsworth's in Salisbury are complemented by the highly ranked local secondary school at Burgate which is within a few minutes walk. There is first class schooling in Downton with a primary school rated OFSTED Outstanding and secondary school, indeed the primary school has in recent years been recommended by The Tatler as one of the top ten best schools in the UK.
THE PROPERTY A simply stunning residence built circa 1890, it is solidly Victorian, with well-proportioned rooms and appealing period details,
The property measures over 2,767 sqft of exemplary space situated within its own oasis, yet is a gentle stroll away from Fordingbridge Town Centre.
Over the years the property has been extended in the same style as the original building but with larger and more impressive rooms with greater ceiling heights and a wonderful octagonal corner turret. The end result is a large and very light period house arranged over two floors, which simply must be viewed.
Approaching the property you are greeted by the most welcoming entrance canopy with ornate front door that opens to the dining hall. This gives access to the hall and to the beautiful living room that features a limestone fireplace and three bay windows. For home workers there is a study and a further snug living room. The kitchen is very well appointed and is fitted with modern units, granite work surfaces and an island unit. There are a variety of built in AEG appliances. Bi folding doors open to the garden. Finishing off the ground floor is a utility room and cloakroom
The first floor offers five large double bedrooms. The master bedroom is simply stunning as are all the bedrooms. The first floor has 2 stunning bathrooms which are presented to the highest standard and a further en-suite shower room.
Both bathrooms are extremely well presented and both have a free standing bath. Vanity washbasin, WC and heated towel rail with the other also having a Walk-in shower with glass screen and rain shower..
The en-suite has a walk-in shower with mains rain shower fitted, vanity washbasin and WC and heated towel rail.
Further selling points include an updated heating and hot water system and the electrical wiring has been upgraded.
OUTSIDE Leading to the outside of the property. The gardens have been professionally landscaped and there are several separate areas for sitting out with well stocked and mature planting including a large arbour. with an established wisteria and grapevine. The whole garden is surprisingly private considering it is in the centre of the town. The extensive patio provides the ideal entertaining and al fresco dining area accessed from both the kitchen/ breakfast room and day room.
The property has off street parking for several cars and a large detached original weatherboard garage.
INFORMATION Tenure - Freehold
Local Authority - New Forest District Council
Outgoings - The property is subject to Council Tax Band E
Fixtures and Fittings - Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
Services - Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas are available. Gas fired central heating and hot water. Water meter.
Council Tax - Band F
Energy Performance - A copy of the full Energy Performance Certificate is available upon request.
EPC Rating - D
VIEWINGS Viewings are essential to fully appreciate what this property has to offer. Please contact your selling agents for further details.