Occupying a prime position on Balmer Lawn Road, this stunning detached cottage is available with no forward chain. Offering fantastic views over paddock land to the rear, this property needs to be viewed to be appreciated.
Forest Glen is a truly exceptional home, enclosed by picket fencing to the front. The private cattle grid separates the forest from the home and keeps visiting livestock as onlookers instead of guests. The shingle driveway provides ample parking for this quintessential forest home with the history of the home resonating as you cross the threshold.
The entrance porch has a curved ceiling and is an ideal storage area for coats and shoes and opens into an inviting reception room. This room could be used as a second lounge or it could even simply be a grand entrance hall with a sash window to the side creating a bright and inviting room. Other benefits include a feature fireplace with original terracotta hearth and original brick firebox as well as ample storage under the stairs that lead to the first floor. The stripped wood flooring and column radiators can be seen throughout the house.
To the front of the property is a cosy lounge, with dual aspect windows and feature fireplace with an inset wood burner. The size of this room creates an intimate space for the winter evenings and is a fantastic addition to the home. Through the front reception room there is an internal lobby and this leads to a study room at the front. This could also be used as a downstairs bedroom or playroom, a valuable bonus space, ideal for the working from home culture of today. Other features of the study are dual aspect windows, wall mounted, recently fitted combination boiler and hidden consumer unit. Off the lobby is also a downstairs W/C and this is really well positioned within the home, set with a low level W/C, wash basin and radiator. There is also a utility room off the lobby, with plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, with a wall of spacious storage. A door leads through to the kitchen, creating an appealing and practical downstairs flow.
To the rear of the home is where this property truly comes alive. The open plan nature of the space promotes garden and paddock views at every opportunity. The bespoke wooden kitchen is finished with granite worktops, glistening from the natural light caught through the Velux windows above. There are a number of freestanding appliances which include; dishwasher, American Style fridge freezer and oven with five ring gas hob. The dining area provides ample space for dining and entertaining, currently hosting a 8/10 seater table, with stunning views through double doors to the rear garden. Beyond the kitchen and dining areas is an attractive garden room which is a glass and wooden structure with a pitched glazed roof, with electric Velux windows to enjoy the summer weather. There are two sets of double doors and dual aspect double glazed windows, offering uninterrupted views to the rear South facing garden.
Upstairs the property benefits from a master suite, set with three built in wardrobes and two sash windows overlooking the paddock and garden. This is a splendid room and has an en- suite shower room with double rain effect shower. Bedrooms two through to four are again all double rooms and these would make ideal children or guest bedrooms. Serviced by a family bathroom with freestanding roll top bath and separate shower.
Externally, garage is detached and is of hardwood construction, with pitched, tiled roof. There are barn style doors and internally there is power and lighting, additional storage has been created in the roof space for practicality.
The front garden is laid with shingle and the rear garden has a rail fence to the rear, offering uninterrupted views. Accessible from both the garden room and the dining area, there is a patio area, providing an excellent outdoors dining space. There is also an area of shingle which is currently being used as a BBQ area. The rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn and has mature flower and shrub borders. There are some mature trees to include a conker tree, providing some welcome shade on summer days.
The property also comes with The Right of Common of Pasture. This entitles the occupier to depasture ponies, cattle and donkeys onto the open wastes of the forest. This is subject to a cost of £20 per head of stock as of 2006.
The renowned Pig Hotel and Restaurant are within easy walking distance of the property, just a short stroll away along he same road.
The New Forest National Park offers many miles of unspoilt walking and riding and covers an area of approximately 92,000 acres. Brockenhurst benefits from a mainline station with direct access to London/Waterloo and an extensive range of local shops, restaurants, a primary school and popular tertiary college, and the renowned Brockenhurst Golf Club.
The Georgian market town of Lymington is approximately 5 miles south with its extensive yachting facilities and a Saturday market.
To the north is the New Forest village of Lyndhurst and Junction 1 of the M27 motorway which links to the M3 for access to London.
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