Set within delightfully landscaped gardens in excess of three acres and origins dating back to 1846, this gorgeous barn has undergone a beautiful and sympathetic restoration in the last 20 years by our clients to retain much of its intrinsic splendour including the slates and timbers of the original barn, but has also been comprehensively extended to provide spacious, well proportioned accommodation creating a striking home approaching 5500 sqft.
Positioned upon a tranquil private lane in the New Forest village of Newbridge yet still only minutes from fast links to London, this elegant residence offers inspiring views across its paddocks towards the New Forest and provides opportunity to be appreciated by a wide range of prospective buyers. The paddocks and the excellent Forest riding are ideal for the equestrian enthusiast, whilst the recently constructed substantial workshop offers commercial/home office usage and 'The Dovecote' a most impressive self contained attached cottage addition, offers wonderful dual occupancy or holiday letting potential. Above all, it is a superior family residence with a versatile arrangement of attractive reception rooms enjoying an excellent swimming pool area within the extensive gardens.
Upon entering The Old Barn, one is immediately immersed in the past within the exquisite vaulted and galleried barn with a half turn staircase and mezzanine landing accessed from the grand entrance hall. The barn serves as a stunning sitting room centred upon the impressive full height brick fireplace and inset woodburning stove featuring exposed oak timbers and solid ash flooring. The dual aspect floor-to-ceiling barn windows of Canadian Hemlock afford wonderful natural light with traditional shutters providing a comforting cosiness, and open onto the swimming pool terrace for ideal summer social flow. The kitchen/breakfast room is of generous size, leading into the utility room in a semi open plan styling and further supplemented by a useful adjacent boot room. The kitchen is equipped with an extensive range of Canadian maple eye and base level units with a host of high end integrated appliances and a traditional Aga. The three further reception rooms are beautifully presented and versatile in their arrangement all enjoying pleasant views across the orchard, paddocks and Hillier designed gardens. The dining room is an impressive dual aspect room and is a wonderful formal entertaining venue leading onto the study housing built in shelving and fireplace. The snug provides the informality of a family space enjoying a seating area within the bay window taking advantage of the scenic views. An additional WC completes the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor the large galleried landing hosts a walk in airing cupboard and five very well proportioned bedrooms served by three bathrooms, the master suite enjoying outstanding ensuite and dressing area facilities. The differing aspects of the rooms do not disappoint as they all enjoy interesting views.
Possibly one of the most impressive ancillary accommodation available on the market, 'The Dovecote' is a two storey more recent addition which can be self contained or accessed via lockable doors from the main house. It offers 900 sqft of accommodation comprising bedroom, bathroom, living room and stairs to a large family room and a feature floating library. Fully air conditioned, with underfloor heating to the ground floor, 'The Dovecote has served as both dual occupancy and a productive holiday letting and as with the main house, is also beautifully presented enjoying a separate garden if required.
The property is approached via the owner's quiet private lane onto a paviour courtyard with parking for numerous vehicles fronting the double garage. The three acre gardens are impeccably maintained and arranged to be easily maintained. They comprise a 'Hilliers' inspired formal area, a feature swimming pool terrace and rolling lawns studded with specimen and fruit trees. There are paddocks to the side with separate access and on the opposite side, a separate gated driveway to a substantial barn/workshop which offers power, lighting and a WC. There are remote controlled retractable sun shades to the pool side of the house.
Newbridge is a quiet rural hamlet situated within the New Forest National Park convenient for the M27 and access to London, Southampton and the South Coast. Neighbouring villages of Cadnam and Copythorne offer a school, post office, convenience stores, garden centre and a choice of pubs and restaurants.
Formerly part of the Newbridge Farm, The Old Barn is its own private country estate with much to offer. Its sympathetic conversion of the original barn is the centre piece from which the extensive contemporary alterations radiate. The property is served by oil fired central heating and mains drainage. The pool is heated by an air source pump and 'The Dovecote' has separate combi boiler to the main house.
From our office proceed onto the A36 towards Ower turning right into Black Hill Road. After approximately two miles turn left into Furzley Road and upon entering the village of Newbridge turn left on the bend. Proceed to the end of the lane and The Old Barn can be found on the left.