Edwardian detached home with Annex/ Fourth bedroom potential. Other benefits include an En- Suite, Walk in dressing room, cabin, double garage and ample driveway.
This Edwardian detached family home is set in the popular hamlet of Hordle. Sympathetically restored to retain original character and charm. Offering fantastic living space, a walk-in wardrobe room off the master bedroom and an outbuilding offering annex and income potential.
Painstakingly improved by the previous owners, with no expense spared. The works include hardwood sash, double glazed windows, sanitary fittings from the ‘Heritage’ range and interior doors from ‘Doors of Distinction’ with lead crystal bevelled glass inserts. The property is gas centrally heated from a fitted BAXI boiler, feeding radiators in all key rooms. The electricity supply to the home is comprehensive, resulting in numerous power points both inside and outside the property.
There is also cavity wall insulation.
The property is approached via a shingle driveway. Just as you turn into the drive, a footpath leads round to the front of the house, and a well-positioned five barred gate creates a safe driveway, still offering parking in front of the gate for practicality. The driveway provides ample space for a boat, motor home or numerous vehicles. There is also a back door leading into the house from the drive, but the front door is a stunning feature of the home. The front of the house is a really pretty aspect and retains all of the features an Edwardian home has, a storm porch with slate roof, a tiled front step and a feature light fitting. This really reinforces the quality of the home, before the threshold is crossed.
The main reception hall is an inviting space with original, stained floorboards. There is also a working fire with slate hearth, tiled plinth and wooden surround. This is a real feature of the home and complimented by the cream, bespoke wrought iron, ornate stair balustrades and ceiling mounted fretwork. There is a full size under stairs storage cupboard, stretching the length of the staircase. Off the reception hall there is a downstairs W/C, ideal for family living. Set with an obscure window, corner wash basin and split-level W/C.
To the right-hand side of the reception hall is a door leading to a rear lobby which is set with a fantastic shelving area. This is the access point for the back door to the driveway and there is also a hidden utility area, plumbed with electric and water for both a washing machine and tumble dryer. A worktop with roll top edge and a storage cupboard above keeps the kitchen free of laundry items.
The kitchen diner is the hub of the home for the current owners and is a fantastic room for entertaining and socialising. Due to the generous size, the layout affords flexibility. Set with a range of bespoke, wooden units with complimentary work surfaces over, storage here is not an issue. There is space for a Range style cooker which could be negotiable in the sale, with extractor over. Other benefits include integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. This is a really bright room, with a double- glazed window over the sink and a full length, double-glazed door to the front together with a stunning bay window overlooking the front aspect of the home. This inviting space could be a fantastic seating area, away from the main dining space which currently is home to an 8- seater, extendable dining table.
To the left-hand side of the reception hall is the main living accommodation. Well positioned to make the most of the South Westerly facing garden views. Similar to the kitchen, the lounge also has a feature bay window to the front and twin aspect windows to the front and side of the house. Other benefits of the lounge include a feature, cream air flow wood burner with surround and period style mantlepiece, period cornicing and ceiling roses reinforcing the era of the building and the quality on offer. From the lounge is the sunroom, enjoying triple aspect views with doors leading to the rear patio. This room has the benefit of underfloor heating, creating a room that can be enjoyed all year round. This room also has the space for a double pull out bed, which has been used for additional guests on occasion as it also has bespoke, black out blinds fitted.
The first floor offers charm and views. Stairs lead up to the landing and this offers some quite unique space which could be converted if the need arose. Currently at the top of the stairs, there is a study room, overlooking the stairwell. There is a window to the front aspect, a number of trunked power points and Broadband modem for the current fibre optic supply. In addition, a feature fireplace which is currently redundant and a storage cupboard. This space iscurrently used as a flexible study room, but could easily be converted into a fourth bedroom with some studwork to box in the stairwell. Opposite is the family bathroom which is set with a corner shower unit, enclosed bath, low level W/C and wash basin.
Prior to reaching the guest accommodation, there is a storage linen cupboard with Velux window over. Adjacent to the this is Bedroom three – a double room with a built- in storage cupboard, housing a “Megaflow” pressurised heating system with BAXI boiler. The second bedroom enjoys views over Kings Farm, where sheep can be seen in the fields beyond. There is also a double door wardrobe, and due to the size on offer here,it offers potential as a study or hobby room and has been used as such by the current owners.
The master suite is located to the left of the landing. When the door is opened you are greeted by a bright and inviting room with an oversized window offering garden views. This is a fantastic owner’s suite which has a natural flow through to a dressing room and en- suite which offers; a freestanding, roll top bathtub, a pedestal wash basin, low level W/C and extra large shower cubicle with glass screen. This is also home to the loft hatch which is boarded with power and has a pull down ladder. The dressing area is a fantastic addition to the home and offers four wardrobes with a variety of hanging and shelving. There is also a set of double glass doors overlooking the rear garden, with ornate Juliet balcony.
The rear garden is split into two areas separated by a brick wall, creating a secure area for pets. From the rear sunroom there is a patio area, ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. The mature, formal garden is well stocked and include: cherry, olive, pear, peach and two apple trees (cooking and eating). There is also a David Austin rose garden and an easy to maintain area of lawn. Continuing past the roses is a wisteria clad pergola and footpath to the lower garden gate. The top side gate returns you back to the driveway. There is a six metre double garage with double electric door, power and lighting, providing secure parking for two cars at any given time.
Upon leaving the garage, you walk down a path and through a fitted wooden gate where there is hidden gem – a wooden cabin. To the front of the cabin is a concrete patio area, this space is really hidden and creates a fantastic, private sun trap. The cabin is some 24 sq metres and has bi-fold doors to the front and side aspect. In the summer, they can be fully opened creating a fantastic, indoor/ outdoor experience. The cabin was put in place within the last twelve months and is underwritten by all the necessary works’ and utility guarantees. There is power and lighting here and there are top of the range electric, cost efficient, infra-red ceiling heaters. The floor, wall and roof are fully insulated making a habitable space all year round. There is also a toilet facility to the cabin. This could be further enhanced by the next owner to incorporate a shower room and mains drainage subject to the relevant permissions. This space really has to be viewed to be appreciated, with enough space to easily house a four-seater sofa bed and a dining/ lounge area. It offers huge potential as an air bnb, granny flat or business.
Behind the cabin is a row of Leylandii ensuring even more privacy. A potting table, covered storage area are also located behind the cabin. There is both a new double fence and 7ft gate to enclose the rear boundary which leads out to a small brook. The rear boundary finishes in the middle of the brook and so the current owner spends approximately an hour a year on maintenance.
The property is situated in the hamlet of Hordle, a semi-rural location between Lymington, a popular market town famed for its river and marinas and New Milton which offers comprehensive leisure and shopping facilities with excellent schools nearby. To the north east is the New Forest village of Brockenhurst which has a mainline railway station providing a half hourly service to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 90 minutes. Hordle has several shops including a pharmacy, recreational grounds & pavilion and a co-operative store. The village also has a primary school and a pub. Post Office facilities can be found in nearby Everton village,
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