This wonderful, detached, thatched cottage, with a separate annexe, offers an attractive large lawned landscaped garden and a spacious and tastefully styled interior. Conveniently located, set back from the main road leading from Salisbury, 9 miles or Ringwood, 5 miles. For keen walkers, this is the perfect location, situated directly opposite footpaths and within easy reach of the New Forest National Park, with many scenic walks and great for spotting local wildlife.
Dating back to the 1600s, this comfortable and spacious home is steeped in history. The famous local painter, Augustus John, resided here and he had a studio to show off his work, which became a popular stopping point for gentry travelling from London to the West Country. In later years, he became a renowned political spokesperson with many articles published in the Delphic Review, which was edited in Fordingbridge.
The main property comprises a large living room on the ground floor with an open fire, wet room/utility and kitchen/dining room with a range set within an inglenook bread oven, and original brick floor. There is a steep curved staircase to the master bedroom with high ceilings and original beams and an en-suite toilet. There is a separate staircase to the second bedroom, which is very spacious and has a double and single bed. The third bedroom is in a separate annexe adjacent to the house, which is above the garage, accessed by external steps; guests will find a double bed, sofabed (for alternative sleeping), and en-suite shower room with toilet.
This is a great touring base from which to visit the extensive attractions in the area. Nearby, the charming town of Fordingbridge has a host of shops, cafés and eateries, and the gentle flowing River Avon is also nearby. Rockbourne is good for fly fishing and there is coarse fishing at Fordingbridge. There is a water park with various water sports including windsurfing and boating close by.
Convenient for road links to the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, Stonehenge, Christchurch Harbour and the coast including Poole, Sandbanks and Bournmouth. Other attractions include Marwell Zoo, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Monkey World, Avon Heath Country Park and The New Forest Wildlife Park. Maritime Southampton and various other tourist attractions are within easy driving distance. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.Large living room with open fire. Kitchen/dining room with gas/electric range (for cooking) and brick floor. Utility/wet room with toilet. Steep, curved stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, ornamental fire surround, TV and en-suite toilet. Second staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional single bed (for +1). Low beams and steps throughout. Separate annexe (accessed via external stairs): Double bedroom with 5ft bed, double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), TV and en-suite shower room with toilet.
- Open fire - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
- Elec, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
- Three Freeview TVs
- Gas/electric range inc
- Large, enclosed lawned garden with furniture
- Ample parking
- No smoking
- NB: Fenced pond 50 yds. Neighbouring residents walk across the front of Yew Tree Cottage to access their property