Fryern Court Road, Burgate, Fordingbridge


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  • Bedrooms: 3
SUMMARY An enchanting 17th century detached three bedroom thatched cottage, conveniently located in this historic hamlet approximately a mile from Fordingbridge and also within easy commuting distance of the Cathedral City of Salisbury. This grade II listed dwelling appears to be of mainly timber frame and facing brick construction, with a wealth of exposed oak beams internally and reasonable head height clearance throughout. The cottage has a sitting room with an open inglenook fireplace, and a country style kitchen/breakfast room with an AGA range, the cottage does also benefit from gas fired LPG central heating as a concession to modern day living. Externally there is a a generous sized garden plot, with the rear garden being approximately 95ft deep by 60ft wide, plentiful off road parking and a detached garage. No Onward Chain.

SITUATION Conveniently located on the Western edge of the New Forest National Park. Burgate, which was mentioned in the Domesday book, is an ancient settlement of mainly period character dwellings. The property is situated in a country lane approximately a hundred yards from the A338 with bus stops on either side of the carriageway serving the Cathedral City of Salisbury (about 10.5 miles), nearby Fordingbridge (about 1.3 miles) with a comprehensive range of amenities including Burgate School and Sixth form, and also the historic market town of Ringwood (about 7 miles). The area immediate to Burgate has some lovely country and riverside walks that are rich in flora, fauna and which are steeped in local history.

ACCOMMODATION The main entrance into the cottage is located at the rear of the property, although there is a secondary front entrance via the kitchen/breakfast room. A thatched canopy style entrance porch with quarry tiled step, solid oak door and coach lights to either side leads into the entrance hall with exposed beams, wall mounted LCD programmer and thermostat for the central heating, door leads to the ground floor bathroom; a white suite featuring a corner bath with integral moulded seat and mixer tap/shower attachment, high wall mounted shower valve and shower curtain rail, 'heritage style' low flush wc and pedestal wash hand basin. The sitting room is also approached from the rear entrance hall via panelled door with 'bullseye' window; a room of great character with a wealth of exposed beams and an inglenook open fireplace with cast iron fire basket and bressummer beam, built in dresser with 'bullseye' cabinet glazing, a South West and North East dual aspect room with casement leaded light windows, latched door and oak staircase rises to the first floor. A doorway opening leads directly from the sitting room into the dining room with leaded light casement window, brick built fireplace with hardwood mantel and fitted 'stove style' electric fire. The kitchen/breakfast room is approached via an opening from the sitting room, hardwood work surfaces which incorporates a butchers block surface, shaker style cupboards and drawers beneath the work surfaces, including an under mounted larder fridge and slim line dishwasher, under mounted Belfast style sink unit and brass finish mixer tap, wall hung kitchen cabinets to match the base units including an integral plate rack, bressummer beam and fitted 5ft wide cream finish AGA range with two hot plates and warming plate, deep shelved larder cupboard, ample space for breakfast table and chairs, exposed beams, ledge/brace external door to the front aspect, tiled floor, rear garden aspect leaded light casement window.

The first floor landing is approached from the sitting room via an ancient solid oak 'turn key' staircase; ample space for use as a study area; original impressive solid oak wide plank flooring, latch panelled doors lead to Bedroom one; exposed timber beams, deep walk in under eaves wardrobes with clothes hanging rails and plentiful storage, South East aspect leaded light casement window. Bedroom three; exposed beams, wardrobe/storage cupboard, rear aspect leaded light casement window. Bedroom two; a front South West aspect with a leaded light casement window, exposed beams, built in wardrobe/cupboards, we understand that there is a deep void at the back of these built in units which is above the kitchen/breakfast room and may provide potential for further accommodation, subject to the necessary consents.

EXTERNALLY The front of the cottage faces in a South Westerly direction. A stone built wall with flower and shrub beds retains the front boundary. The front garden is mainly to lawn, with a step up from the carriageway and crazy paved pathway leading to the secondary entrance into the kitchen/breakfast room, with thatched canopy porch and coach light. Adjacent to the front garden a pair of timber five bar gates provides access to a wide block work paved parking area for several vehicles and leads to a detached concrete sectional garage with stone built fuel store to the rear, adjacent to which double timber screen gates secure an additional block paved parking area, a side gate also leads from the front parking area into the enclosed rear garden which is approximately 95ft x 60ft. A block paved patio, with water tap, abuts the rear of the cottage and leads onto lawn interspersed with various shrubs and ornamental trees, two timber garden sheds and an aluminium greenhouse are sited in the rear garden. There is also secondary decked patio with adjacent timber built garden store which faces in a South Westerly direction.

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