London Minstead, Minstead, Lyndhurst, SO43
3 bedroom house in Minstead
Guide Price £1,975,000 Freehold
Minstead is one of the New Forest National Park's most sought-after villages, with its vibrant community a village shop, tea room, church, village hall and pub. There is direct access onto the open forest providing a network of footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding. Lyndhurst is within 3 miles a popular tourist location with many independent shops, cafés, pubs, hotels, restaurants and art galleries. For those keen on sailing Lymington is within 10 miles with its attractive local architecture and popular marina. Southampton is a vibrant, modern city which has the popular West Quay shopping centre and many attractions. The surrounding areas of Southampton and Winchester have a wide selection of well-respected private schools. Commuter links are excellent with east and west access to the M27 and M3 within easy reach providing access to London and the south coast. The coastal resort town of Bournemouth is also a short drive away. The closest main line railway station is at Ashurst, a short drive away.
Suters Cottage is a quintessential New Forest cottage, steeped in history and situated in the most idyllic of locations with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. The original cottage dates back to the late 1700s originally an old Foresters Cottage where gates were made for the New Forest. The property itself offers a wealth of character including feature brick fireplace and glorious exposed beams on view. The property has been extended, once in 1980 and more recently in 2012. The property is entered through a generous hallway giving access to all principal ground floor rooms. Offering flexible accommodation, the ground floor currently offers a large kitchen, fitted with a wide range of eye and base level units and slate flooring. The kitchen leads through to the dining room, a lovely light filled room. The spacious sitting room is a beautiful space providing all the character you would want from such a property. The garden room provides access to the garden through French doors. Bedroom four is located on the ground floor however this room could be adapted to provide an office or family room. Completing downstairs is a cloakroom. On the first floor are a further three double bedrooms along with a shower room and separate family bathroom.
Approaching the property via a private track, this wonderful cottage is fully complemented by the stunning grounds, that are circa. 8.5 acres. The property lends itself to equestrian pursuits with a stable yard with three loose boxes and a useful barn, car barn, and various outbuildings currently being used for storage. The barn itself is 1218 Sq. Ft. currently set up as family accommodation, the land is separated into individual post and rail fenced paddocks with field shelters, there is also a delightful wildlife pond.
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