Darvole is a period predominantly thatched cottage ( re-thatched in in 2019) offering four bedrooms and three receptions rooms, with master en-suite and large kitchen breakfast room. Whilst the property is very liveable it would benefit from some modernisation. There are several outbuildings making up the total square footage of the cottage which should give these who wish to extend a fair chance of achieving planning permission. The gardens are simply fantastic, and it is evident that Darvole has been a very special property with careful landscaping and well thought out planting in the past. The property has been empty and therefore the grounds now need to be brought back to their former glory.
Darvole was first occupied in 1620 by Edward Durville (colloquially “Darvole”) and he willed it to his nephew, who in turn sold the property to the Morant family in the early 1700’s, who were Lords of Ringwood. The Morant’s rented the cottage to Betty Biles who subsequently purchased Darvole in 1736 signing the freehold parchment with a cross. There are still Biles family descendants living along the south coast of England. More recently Darvole was owned by the Dampneys, in the 1900 century, who farmed North-End Farm. The freehold was bought in 1972 by the current owners who have now left the sale in the hands of the executors.
The property is most pleasantly positioned within the quiet and rural Hamlet of Harbridge, surrounded by farmland and countryside, with beautiful views. Harbridge is conveniently located approximately 3 ½ miles from the quaint town of Fordingbridge which encompasses a delightful range of shops and cafes, and approximately 3 ½ miles from the larger market town of Ringwood, with an excellent array of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; both towns benefit from outstanding state schools. The Ringwood forest is a short distance away, as is Moor Valley Country Park, offering a wealth of outdoor country pursuits.
For the commuter the A338 gives direct access north to Salisbury (approx. 14 miles) and south to the coastal towns of Bournemouth (approx. 15 miles) and Christchurch (approx. 12 miles). The easily accessible M27 provides links to Southampton (approx. 22 miles) and London beyond (approx. 100 miles central London).
AGENTS NOTES: The heating system, mains and appliances have not been tested by Hearnes Estate Agents. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and do not form part of the contract.
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Hearnes Estate Agents, Ringwood52-54 High Street, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1AG
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