Hamptworth

£750,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
An exquisite Grade II listed country cottage set within beautifully secluded gardens on the New Forest border in the historic and picturesque village of Hamptworth enjoying splendid views over rolling countryside and the nearby thriving golf course.

Owners Comments

“The peace and tranquillity of Hamptworth is wonderful, coupled with the immediately stunning New forest walks which last for miles and have been ideal for my two dogs.”

“The seasons at the farmhouse, from blossom of the spring through the colours of summer, to the fruits from the harvest in autumn and then the log burner in the winter. Each season has its own delights.”

Introduction

Believed to have origins dating back to 1600, this charming farmhouse has been lovingly maintained by the current owner retaining enchanting period features evocative of its era including impressive Inglenook fireplaces, exposed timbers, the original kitchen farmhouse floor and a wonderful 500 year old pear tree within the attractive gardens. Although delightfully quaint, the well presented character features fuse seamlessly with all the practicalities of modern living to provide a surprisingly substantial and practical family home with unusually good ceiling heights, ample storage and good social flow.

Enjoying much natural light with many rooms offering a dual aspect, the ground floor features versatile space including a spacious conservatory, separate utility room and study. The accommodation is further supplemented by an adjacent outbuilding currently well served as a guest bedroom with ensuite.

The farmhouse is beautifully positioned to take advantage of the attractive surroundings, located within walking distance of the revered local pub, country club and immediate stunning countryside walks. Hamptworth is a pretty village within the New Forest National Park offering ideal commuter access, excellent local schooling and many traditional amenities within its neighbouring villages.

Description

Upon entering the farmhouse one is immediately immersed in the past with exposed timbers and beams and slatted latch doors. The sitting room is a delight, centred upon the stunning Inglenook painted brick fireplace with woodburning stove and is particularly bright with dual aspect. The library is exquisite, once again enjoying an impressive Inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and timbers. The recently refitted kitchen is beautifully styled in a range of low level cabinets and drawers beneath Corian worktops extending into a breakfast bar. Separate tall cupboards comprise larder drawers and fridge freezer contrast with the grey kitchen units and an integrated dishwasher. The kitchen boasts the original farmhouse flooring, exposed oak beams and a bright dual aspect. An inner lobby leads to the delightful garden room which is currently used as a dining room with double doors to the garden. A large utility room supplements the kitchen offering space and plumbing for appliances and access to the downstairs cloakroom. The study is pretty, overlooking the gardens and is an enjoyable place to work from and could be utilised as a bedroom.

The landing features recently upgraded stripped wood flooring and is centred upon the original smoking oven within the chimney breast. Each bedroom has a unique charm, the master with a triple aspect, extensive range of bespoke fitted wardrobes. Bedroom two now serves as an elegant dressing room with an extensive range of storage cupboards, wardrobes and central seating area. Bedroom three features the chimney breast and original fireplace and has a built- in cupboard. The family bathroom offers a white suite comprising panel enclosed bath, wash hand basin, low level WC and corner shower cubicle with bespoke fitted furniture whilst an equally impressive shower room enjoys the same with marble tops.

Outside

The property is approached via a large paviour driveway providing extensive parking fronting a double oak frame garage and car port. The gardens are approximately 1/2 acre and envelope the cottage to provide a high degree of privacy and seclusion. A beautiful, screened large lawned area, centre upon a 500 year old impressive and productive pear tree with other fruit trees, provides a wonderful relaxation or entertainment venue, enclosed by mature hedgerow. The back drop to the garden is rolling farmland and there is a feature summer house and green house. Adjacent to the rear of the garage is a lockable stable/store and two further thermo insulated lockable wine/general storage sheds are screened by mature firs. Immediately to the rear of the cottage across the patio paviour is the annex building which currently serves as a bedroom with ensuite shower room and could easily be an ideal guest room or potential office. The front of the cottage is screened by mature laurel enclosing the pretty cottage gardens with attractive flower borders.

Location

The village of Hamptworth is a quintessential Wiltshire village set within the fringes of the New Forest National Park enjoying a revered village pub, stunning golf and country club and beautiful surrounding countryside of Langley Wood and open forest. The neighbouring village of Landford offers a well stocked farm shop with traditional local amenities including a highly regarded primary school and Hamptworth is also within catchment of the outstanding Salisbury Grammar schools. The village has excellent commuter links with the A36 and M27 providing access to Salisbury and Southampton with a fast London rail link to London Waterloo from Salisbury and Southampton Parkway.

Agents Notes

The Grade II listed farmhouse has been well maintained by the current owner and is served by oil fired central heating and private drainage. There are some minor covenants pertaining to the Hamptworth Estate.

Directions

From our office in Wellow follow the A36 through the villages of Plaitford and Landford turning left into Lyndhurst Road. At the village hall turn right into Hamptworth Road and Hamptworth Farmhouse can be found on the right hand side after the Country Cub entrance.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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