Fritham, New Forest, Hampshire


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  • Bedrooms: 3
SUMMARY A well presented and characterful three/four bedroom detached red brick period cottage facing the open forest. The property offers versatile accommodation arranged over two floors with the benefit of oil fired central heating linked to thermostatically controlled radiators, and mainly Upvc double glazed casement windows. The large sitting room and master bedroom, both enjoy sunny south and westerly aspects, with the latter also having a connecting bedroom four, which might also lend itself to create a large dressing room or en-suite bathroom.

SITUATION The property is situated in the rural hamlet of Fritham located within the New Forest National Park and within the civil parish of Bramshaw offering easy access onto thousands of hectares of heathland and forest. Fritham is well known for the old nineteenth century gunpowder factory and its remains. The Royal Oak, a local thatched Country Inn, is thought to be the oldest pub in the New Forest, dating back to the 17th Century. Conveniently, Fordingbridge and Ringwood are a short drive while Romsey is within easy reach as is the City of Southampton (14 miles), Salisbury (14 miles) and Winchester (23 miles). Southampton Airport can be accessed within about 20 minutes by car and the train station at Southampton and Eastleigh around 25 minutes.

ACCOMMODATION A sizeable enclosed front entrance porch; timber framed multi paned windows and entrance door, pine raked and vaulted ceiling, quarry tiled floor, leads via a Upvc double glazed door with full height matching side panel into the 21' sitting room; dual South and West aspect, Upvc multi pane effect casement windows with quarry tiled sills, high gloss varnished pine floor boards, solid pine staircase rises to the first floor, door way opening leads into the study/dining area; high gloss varnished solid pine floorboards, three easterly casement windows, floor mounted Grant central heating boiler. The kitchen is approached from the study area; dual aspect timber framed double glazed windows, high gloss varnished floor boards, laminated beech effect rolled edged work surfaces with glazed 'brickette' tiled splash backs, inset one and a half bowl stone white enamel sink unit with 'swan neck' mixer tap, shaker style cupboard and drawer units and bottle rack beneath the work surfaces and matching wall hung kitchen cabinets, space/plumbing for dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, integrated Zanussi four ring induction hob and Zanussi fan assisted electric oven/grill with stainless steel finish chimney style cooker hood above, space for a tall fridge freezer, also space for a small breakfast table and chairs, front aspect half double glazed external door to secondary front entrance with bulkhead light. A vestibule area approached from the aforementioned dining area, provides access via double glazed French doors into an enclosed rear entrance porch and in the opposite direction the ground floor bedroom with high gloss varnished floor boards, which flows through from the vestibule via an extra wide opening, front aspect Upvc casement window with quarry tiled sill, concertina style door provides access to the ensuite bathroom with a white three piece suite, vinyl floor covering. The first floor landing is approached via the staircase from the sitting room, oak effect vinyl floor covering and ledge/brace doors lead to all rooms. Bedroom one offers a dual, south and westerly aspect with a lovely view of the green opposite, vaulted ceiling, oak effect vinyl floor covering, two double built in wardrobes, with the left wardrobe incorporating a deep shelved linen store, a connecting door provides access to bedroom four, dual south and east aspect, hatch to loft space. Bedroom two is a good sized double bedroom; front westerly aspect Upvc double glazed window with quarry tiled sill, two double built in eaves storage cupboards, oak effect vinyl floor covering. The bathroom is fully tiled and comprises of a white four piece suite, including a corner quadrant shower cubicle, panelled bath, low flush wc, wall hung wash hand basin with mirror above and Mira 'Azora' shower valve, heated towel rail, rear aspect Upvc double glazed casement window with easterly countryside view, fitted roller blind.

EXTERNALLY The cottage enjoys a wide frontage facing the green opposite and the open forest, where ponies, donkeys, cattle and other wildlife roam freely. The front boundary is defined by evergreen hedging, adjacent to which a five bar gate with cattle grid and side pedestrian gate leads to the garage with up and over door, electric power and light. At the rear of the garage is a lean to timber framed green house and the oil storage tank serving the central heating boiler. The formal front garden enjoys a south westerly aspect, whilst the rear garden faces south easterly and comprises of areas of lawn, and a split level paved patio with views across rolling countryside, as well as several hard standings which may be suitable for siting garden storage/timber outbuildings. On the north side of the property there is a larger area of lawn interspersed with shrubs and ornamental trees, and subdivided by a concreted pathway. An Aluminium green house is also sited within this area.

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