Guide Price £985,000 Freehold
A rare opportunity to acquire a traditional six-bedroom New Forest farmhouse with approximately 4.3 acres of land within the national park. Bridge Farm is set in an idyllic location with gardens, paddocks and fields bordered by the Avon Water river. The Victorian house has been extensively renovated in recent years, and enjoys easy access to Lymington and the open Forest, as well as benefitting from both Commoners and fishing rights.
A rare opportunity to acquire a traditional six-bedroom New Forest farmhouse with a completely separate annex/holiday let with a generous annual income. Set in approximately 4.3 acres of land set within the national park.
Bridge Farm is set in an idyllic location with gardens, paddocks and fields bordered by the Avon Water river. The Victorian house has been extensively renovated in recent years, and enjoys easy access to Lymington and the open Forest, as well as benefitting from both Commoners and fishing rights.
Via a traditional wooden entrance porch with pitched ceiling and light. Solid wood and obscure-glazed front door provides access to the large:
Entrance Porch 1110 x 57
Dual-aspect with double-glazed wooden windows to the front and quarry-tiled floor. Double doors built-in cupboard with shelves and storage space. Single radiator, part-glazed door to the Kitchen Diner, further door to:
Double-glazed wooden window to front, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC, radiator, tiled floor, ceiling light point.
Kitchen Diner 1810x 15 narrowing to 117.
Dual-aspect room with hardwood glazed windows to the front and further double-glazed French-style doors leading onto the rear garden and patio area, enjoying views over the garden and paddocks. Farmhouse-style kitchen with oak work surface to units and island, with shaker-style bases and matching part-glazed wall units. One-and-a-half-bowl sink and drainer inset to work surface, a swan-neck tap. Space for upright fridge freezer, with further space and plumbing for dishwasher. "Rangemaster" double oven with fitted extractor fan and light above. Inset ceiling spotlights and two pendant light points over dining area. Oak door to storage area leading to cellar with light. The cellar offers potential for conversion to provide additional accommodation. Double radiator, wooden glazed door giving access to the study area with further door to the:
Siting Room 182 x 1310
Dual-aspect room with hardwood double-glazed windows to both the rear and side, double-opening French doors providing uninterrupted views over the gardens, paddocks and river. Solid-wood flooring, wooden mantelpiece incorporating a wood-burning stove. TV aerial point. Window seat, double radiator power points. Folding doors leading to:
Family Room/Snug 118x117
Two double-glazed windows to the side. Wooden fire surround with fitted wood-burning stove, wooden flooring, staircase to First Floor Landing. TV aerial point, double radiator, plastered arch to:
Hardwood part-glazed stable door giving access to the side of the property and gardens. Solid wooden flooring, double radiator, door to the kitchen. Telephone point and power points. Stairs from the Family Room/Snug lead to:
First Floor Landing.
Double-glazed Velux window to the rear and loft hatch.
Master Bedroom Suite139 x 119
Dual aspect room with hardwood double-glazed windows to the side and rear, enjoying panoramic views over the grounds, paddocks and river. Double radiator, TV aerial point and power points. En suite Shower Room with large low-profile double-head shower. Spotlights, frosted double-glazed window to the side, tiled floor. Hand basin with double cupboard below.
Bedroom Two 118x 103
Double-glazed window overlooking the gardens and grounds, double radiator. Power points, TV point and ceiling light.
Bedroom Three 152x 67
Two double-glazed windows to the front, double radiator, power points, TV point.
Bedroom Four118 x 82
Dual aspect room with double-glazed windows to the side and front, double radiator, power points and TV point.
Inset ceiling spotlights and extractor fan, obscured double-glazed window to the side. Matching suite comprising low-level WC pedestal wash hand basin and wooden panelled bath, with wall mounted Victorian style shower over, ceramic tiled flooring, part colonial panelled walling. Single radiator.
Solid wooden external door with access to:
Ceiling light points, part-glazed door looking onto the rear gardens, tiled flooring, and oak doors providing access to:
Cottage/Annexe and the large:
Utility/Boot Room 117 x 116
Hardwood double-glazed window to the side. Roll-edged work surface with space and plumbing below for both washing machine and tumble dryer. Inset stainless steel sink with mono taps. Wall-mounted storage unit. " Glow Worm" boiler with adjacent wall-mounted time switch and controls. Electric fuse board. Adjacent "Mega-flow" hot water cylinder with further space for chest freezer and further storage units. Ceramic tiled floor, ceiling light point, inset extractor fan, loft hatch and power points.
Solid door from the Entrance Hallway provides access to Bridge Farm Cottage:
Siting Room 127 x 17.
Cathedral-style plastered ceiling with two solid wooden beams, central ceiling light point, and additional beam mounted lights. Dual-aspect room with hardwood double-glazed windows, double-glazed doors leading onto a small courtyard garden. Two plus two Velux roof windows. Wood-effect flooring and stairs to first floor bedroom with storage cupboard beneath.
Wall-mounted heating thermostat, double radiator, TV point, power points with further access to:
Kitchen 85 x 65
Oak work surface to one wall, with shaker-style cupboards below and matching wall-mounted units over. Stainless steel sink unit with mono taps and adjacent inset 4-ringed gas hob. Extractor and light above. Electric oven and fitted dishwasher. Alcove area with space for upright fridge freezer and microwave. Spotlights, obscured double-glazed window to the side. Ceramic tiled flooring. Part-tiled walls and power point. Doors off from the Kitchen to both the ground floor Shower Room and:
Bedroom One 115 x 91
Hardwood double-glazed windows to the side. Single radiator, TV point and power points.
Inset ceiling spotlights and extractor fan. Frosted double-glazed window, ceramic tiled floor, radiator and matching suite comprising of low-level WC, pedestal basin and walk-in shower with tiled walls.
Staircase from Siting Room provides access to the first floor. Light point, door off to:
Bedroom Two 153max x 100".
Cathedral-style pitched ceiling, light point, double-glazed windows and radiator.
Former Granary and Tack Room converted to an independent office with views across the fields and river. Accessed by brick-built steps and solid wooden part-glazed stable door. Pitched ceiling with suspended wooden beams, light points, wood-effect flooring and solid oak work surface along one wall. Wall-mounted electric night storage heater. Telephone point with separate phone line and power points. Outside security light.
The property is accessed via a five-bar gate, opening onto a large gravel driveway providing parking and turning space for at least 6 cars, leading to the front of the Farmhouse, the Office and Annex. An additional wooden gate opens onto the rear gardens and paddocks with further access via a pedestrian five-bar gate to the side paddocks and river. The rear gardens are enclosed from the paddocks via post and rail fencing and are laid mainly to lawn with a raised patio area off the kitchen and siting room, and a further west-facing shingled seating/barbeque area.
A courtyard to the side of the property contains a large block-built former agricultural building. Double gates from the adjacent yard area lead to a former bull pen now used as a wood store, and a row of stables next to the byway.
At the front of the property there is a large brick-built building with potential to convert into a double garage and store.
The field to the south of the house contains a pole barn, currently used for storing hay, an octagonal building used as a field shelter, a pig pen and sty, a large chicken coop, and a caravan with mains drainage and electric on site ready for a replacement building.
A new water supply was installed in the south field in 2011 with 3 taps.