Honey Lane, Burley, Ringwood, Hampshire
- Traditional Edwardian Country House
- Within New Forest National Park
- Peaceful Village Location
- Extensively Renovated
- 1.5 Acre Plot
- Detached Oversized Double Garage
- Large Wrap Around Garden
- Modern Technology Features
Fine & Country New Forest are delighted to bring to the market this superb traditional New Forest family home. Set in the centre of its grounds, which approaches 1.5 acres, Green Pastures is a stunning example of a small New Forest country house.Located in a quiet, no-through unmade lane that is a Conservation area and set well apart from its neighbours, Green Pastures affords a serene quality, tucked away amongst the trees.
Green Pastures was built in 1907 by Arthur Clough, a renowned local architect, who designed and built many of the houses and cottages in the local area, particularly in Burley where Clough himself also resided. The ground floor is brick built with timbered first floor and the property has undergone extensive but sympathetic renovation in recent years, including a large programme of wall insulation, new heating and plumbing, re-wiring and roof re-tiling to create an exquisite country retreat which fully preserves the country Edwardian character.
The large triple aspect kitchen includes a dining area. With space for American style fridge freezer, dishwasher and range cooker, the painted wooden shaker style kitchen cupboards and quartz worktop offer modern convenience without compromising character. A utility room beyond, with butler sink and matching units and work surface, has space for a washing machine and tumble dryer and a half-glazed door to outside.
The ground floor also features a cloakroom with Moroccan style cement floor tiles and half wall paneling, with a traditional cloakroom suite reflecting the era of the property.
The main family lounge is a delightful double aspect room with feature deep bay window and summer door to the garden, working open fireplace with original stone fire surround and useful hidden under stairs cupboard currently used to house the AV equipment.
The study/playroom has a feature brick fireplace and useful built-in floor to ceiling original cupboard and has a delightful view over the garden. The living room at the front of the house is again a double aspect room with a deep bay window affording wonderful garden views and is fitted with a log burner.
Upstairs, the master bedroom is a wonderfully spacious and peaceful retreat. This double aspect room has its main windows overlooking the rear of the gardens and paddock beyond. The original wooden fireplace remains in place, and the ceilings are gently sloping, but raised, giving a spacious impression whilst retaining a cottage character.
Bedroom 2 is almost equally spacious and is again dual aspect, with raised sloping ceilings. Large windows give plenty of light and wonderful views over the front and side sweeping lawns. The original fireplace remains in situ.
Bedroom 3, another double bedroom and again with its original fireplace in situ, has gently sloping ceilings and access to its own loft space.
Bedroom 4 is absolutely full of character. A double aspect room, with a Velux window, low casement window and sloping ceilings, it gives access to the large airing cupboard and useful eaves storage cupboard.
The family bathroom is fitted with wall hung toilet with concealed cistern, double ended bath with wall mounted taps and hand shower, wall mounted vanity unit with mirrored cabinet above and quadrant low profile shower with overhead rain shower head and hand held shower mounted to wall.
Outside, the gardens which surround the house feature a working well, large lawned areas, including a former tennis court area, old apple trees, a designated childrens play area, woodland paths and hidden passages, a small copse and a rockery. The garden features a wealth of mature trees, mainly beech and a variety of shrubs, including a spectacular avenue of azaleas bordering either side of the driveway.
The extensive drive, with newly fitted cattle grid and five bar gate, allows ample parking for a number of cars.
In accordance with Section 21 of The Estate Agents Act 1979 (Declaration of Interest), please note that the vendors of this property are owners of the estate agency marketing the property.