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Bartons 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.
SUMMARY Enjoying a discrete position within this quiet backwater of the town away from main through fares, this Stunning detached double fronted red brick home provides a delightful range of six bedrooms and four reception rooms with the accommodation retaining an abundance of character from its Edwardian origins whilst providing exciting potential for further updating and extension subject to obtaining the relevant consents. Set in a lovely mature garden there is also private parking together with a double width and length garage. The town centre is within a short level walk together with its extensive and varied amenities whilst the cities and commercial centres of Salisbury, Bournemouth and Southampton are all only a short drive away.
THE PROPERTY A simply stunning residence built circa 1915, (APPROX) Benefitting from its own river that flows effortlessly to the rear of the plot. The property measures over 2,250 sqft of exemplary space situated within its own oasis, yet is a gentle stroll away from Fordingbridge Town Centre.
This unique house offers great space, many characters features and is airy throughout. Leading into the property via the front door you are greeted by a large hallway setting the tone for the rest of the house, the entrance hall leads to all the principal rooms, to the front of the property you have a spacious sitting room and Dining room with the sitting room having a feature bay window, making the room bright and airy. The dining room has space for a 8 seater dining room table.
To the rear of the property, you have a kitchen/breakfast room. The Kitchen benefits from ample wall and base units, worksurface areas and also has integrated and space for fitted appliances including, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and cooker, with a window overlooking the rear garden and door leading to the the same. There is a further study and Day room to the rear of the property. The day room is an excellent size and has French doors leading to the rear garden,
The ground floor further has a cloakroom with a WC and wash basin.
The first floor offers three generously proportioned double bedrooms and single fourth bedroom. The master bedroom has the benefit of an en-suite shower room with walk in shower. low level WC and wash hand basin. The remaining bedrooms are all serviced by the family bathroom with fitted bath tub, WC and wash hand basin.
The second Floor benefits from two further double bedrooms and storage cupboards.
MEASUREMENTS Living Room - 4.45m (Max to bay) x 3.75m - (14. 6ft x 12.3ft)
Dining Room - 3.85m (Max to bay) x 3.60m - (12. 8ft x 11.8ft)
Kitchen/breakfast room - 5.75m (Max) x 3.23m - (18. 8ft x 10.6ft)
Day Room - 5.30m x 2.70m - (17. 3ft x 8.9ft)
Study - 3.45m x 2.45m - (11. 3ft x 8.1ft)
W.C -1.62m x 1.10m - (5.3ft x 3.6ft)
Bedroom 1 - 4.58m (max to bay) x 3.60m - (15. 1ft x 11.8ft)
En-suite - 2.36m x 1.50m - (7.7ft x 4.10ft)
Bedroom 2- 3.85m x 3.60m - (12. 6ft x 11.9ft)
Bedroom 3 - 3.72m x 3.23m - (12. 2ft x 10.6ft)
Bedroom 4- 4.48m (max to eve) x 4.30m - (14. 7ft x 14.1ft)
Bedroom 5 - 4.48m (max to eve) x 3.41m - (14. 7ft x 11.1ft)
Bedroom 6- 3.20m (max) x 3.20m - (10. 4ft x 10.4ft)
Bathroom - 1.88m x 1.82m- (6.2 ft x 5.10ft)
OUTSIDE The property occupies a excellent size plot. Entering the property through wooden gates open onto the attractive shingled front driveway providing off-road parking for several vehicles including motorhomes boats etc. The drive leads to the double width and length garage measuring 8.75m x 5.76m (28.7ft x 18.8ft) . The garage benefits from having two separate up and over doors, power and lighting.
Due to the size, the garage could be made converted into an annex, a gym or home office, (STP).
The rear garden is simply a gardener's paradise and a particular feature of this charming home offering a high degree. The beautiful rear gardens are laid to lawn, with full herbaceous borders and abundant colourful floral borders.
The vendors have interspersed lawned areas with a multitude of specimen trees, wild flowers and structured seasonal floral and herbaceous borders. The extensive patio provides the ideal entertaining and al fresco dining area accessed from both the kitchen/ breakfast room and day room.
As you explore these stunning gardens you discover at the bottom of the formal garden is Sweatfords Water, a gentle stream that is controlled by a weir, with a footbridge across to the remaining grounds. Much work and thought has been put into nurturing this wonderful natural garden.
VIEWINGS Viewings are essential to fully appreciate what this property has to offer. Please contact your selling agents for further details.