Shepherds Road, Bartley, Southampton, SO40


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Martins Farm is not your typical thatched cottage.... there are no low ceilings or cut corners here. This home has benefitted from a luxury make over by its current owners as well as a stunning self contained annexe perfect for multi generational living. Being situated within the notoriously elegant New Forest National Park it is an equestrian dream with 30 x 35m manège. Surrounded by approximately five acres of beautiful paddocks and formal gardens. This Grade II listed forest cottage, which dates back all the way to the 16th Century is now looking for its next custodian.

Positioned on a quiet country lane, the property is approached over a gravel driveway which extends to the newly converted annex, suitable for multi generation living or alternatively Airbnb, it may have the potential to be used for a long-term rental STP of course.

A stunning timber porch and stable door welcomes you into a terracotta tiled, shelved entrance foyer/boot room, forming part of the original cottage with an inner door, opening to the open plan kitchen dining area with newly installed ESSE Bakeheart wood burning cooker. You really get an overwhelming sense of character and charm from the cottage style that the kitchen offers, coming with a selection of shaker style units with oak block work surfaces and a butler sink, which duly complements the mix of old and new with exposed beams, bespoke solid wood panelling and Inglenook fireplace. A range of appliances include electric Aga, fridge, freezer, and a dishwasher.

A dual aspect sitting room enjoys views over the formal cottage gardens with a log burning stove, for those winter evenings coming up, giving you the upmost comfort and also a place for the dogs to snooze.

An original wooden staircase from the side of the fireplace extends to the split landing and first floor and the ‘old side' of the cottage.

An inner hall accessed from both the sitting room and stable door from the yard forms part of the extension and houses a cloakroom as well as a useful utility room and second staircase to the first-floor landing.

A spacious family room enjoys light from three aspects with French doors out to the garden. The first floor is remarkably roomy and offers scope to create a fourth bedroom if desired, served by two staircases and practical storage cupboards. The three bedrooms are well proportioned doubles complemented by an en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom comprising a free-standing bath and separate shower room. There is also a generous family bathroom with larger shower, roll top bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and heated towel rail.


Pedestrian gates open into well-tended formal gardens with neatly edged lawns, raised planters and a gravelled sun terrace under the pretty Willow Tree. Neatly fenced by post and rail, the lawn extends to a nature garden and BBQ area bordered by well stocked planters. There is a newly installed 'home office' at the bottom of the garden, not a bad commute from the family room!

The yard accommodates a variety of outbuildings which include a timber barn, hay store, log store, two stables and a tractor store. A gated track/drive extends to the rear of the plot split into  four well proportioned paddocks with hedge and stock & rail fenced boundaries and ménage fitted with power and water.


New Forest District Council

Tax Band F


Grade II Listed

16th Century

EPC Rated D

EICR available

Wood burners HETAS installed

Approx. 5 acres



Lyndhurst 5.5 Miles

Romsey 7 Miles

Southampton Airport Parkway 11.7 Miles

Winchester Train Station 19.5 Miles

Bournemouth Airport 20.5 Miles


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