A delightful period semi-detached cottage built in 1866 situated in the heart of Emery Down. The property benefits from off street parking, direct forest access and a delightful rear garden and paddock extending to approximately 0.75 acres. EPR: D
The property is situated in the ever popular village of Emery Down, which boasts an historic Church and a renowned Public House.
The village abuts miles of open forest with the neighbouring village of Lyndhurst, commonly regarded as the capital of the New Forest, about ¾ mile south east.
The village of Brockenhurst (about 4 miles south) has a mainline rail connection to London Waterloo (journey time approximately 90 minutes).
The M27 (Junction 1) is some 3 miles north of the property, connecting through to the M3 at Chilworth to the north of Southampton.
The property is approached by a beautiful terracotta-red front door leading to a useful porch area with built in wooden storage ideal for coats and shoes. A further door leads into a charming and welcoming sitting room with a wood burning stove with brick surround and wooden mantle, as well as a window to the front aspect.
A door leads to an impressive kitchen/diner with solid wooden units, granite worktop and large butlers sink. The kitchen is comprehensively fitted out with an impressive rangemaster, and bespoke wooden cupboards currently housing a washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, boiler, fridge and freezer as well as space for a further freestanding fridge/freezer. The space further benefits from a feature wood burner stove with reclaimed Victorian brick surround, ample storage with floor to ceiling wooden cupboards, a stable door providing garden access and tiled flooring throughout.
From the kitchen, stairs lead to the two bedrooms and family bathroom. The guest bedroom is orientated towards the front of the property and benefits from a built in wardrobe and feature fireplace. The master bedroom offers stunning views over the garden, paddock and forest beyond and benefits from large built in wardrobes and double windows flooding the room with natural light. The two bedrooms are complimented by a tiled family bathroom, recently renovated to include a separate shower unit, panelled bath, WC and sink with opaque window to the side. The bathroom and landing both benefit from bespoke handmade wooden cupboards providing further storage.
The property has some notable character features such as exposed brickwork, original wooden doors with latches and wooden sash windows to the front of the property.
Grounds and Gardens
The property is approached by a double five bar wooden gate and a paved driveway leading to raised steps to the front door.
To the side, a wrought iron gate leads through to a secure area with three wooden storage units currently used to store bikes, bins and logs. A further gate leads through to the main courtyard area sympathetically designed to house a table and chairs ideal for alfresco dining in the summer months.
Steps lead up again to the main garden area laid to lawn and landscaped to include fruit trees, shrubs and potted plants as well as housing a summer house orientated towards a southerly aspect. From here a picket gate leads to an impressive paddock currently housing a chicken run, foundations for a greenhouse, garden shed and a further storage unit. The paddock is enclosed with horse fencing and benefits from a five bar field gate at the top allowing direct forest access. In total, the entire plot extends to approximately 0.75 acres.
Agent’s Note: Please be advised that the neighbouring property has a legal right of way over two metres of the garden to access a private footpath to the forest.