Bartons Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6
£1,200,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A 'chocolate box' thatched cottage set in stunning two-acre park-like gardens with its own river (with fishing rights), natural ponds and weir. This adaptable property is ideal for those wanting a luxury countryside retreat, multi-generational living, home-office or excellent income generation. Pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and shops are only a two-minute stroll away.

The main property has been informally divided into two, two-bedroom cottages but may be simply converted back by removing a connecting hall door, to make this a 4 double bedroom, 3.5 bathroom cottage. There is also the benefit of Riverside Lodge which is a beautifully laid out, 1.5 bathroom, stand-alone, centrally heated property ideal for guests, family members, holiday let or substantial office unit.

Fordingbridge is a small riverside town on the Hampshire/Wiltshire/Dorset border. If you're looking to make great returns on the property – the current owner has built a very successful holiday accommodation business whilst still living in the largest of the three, as configured, cottages.

Duck Cottage

This occupies the right-hand side as you look at the beautiful property from the front. The accommodation comprises entrance to the side, large, open plan and very well appointed living/dining and kitchen space, with bi-fold doors offering a panoramic view of the most glorious garden. A door to an inner hall gives access to a cloak/utility room, coats cupboard and connecting door to Weir Cottage. An oak staircase from the open plan living area leads to the landing, accessing a double bedroom with ample eaves storage; a four piece family bathroom and the master bedroom suite also with good storage. This bedroom has an opening to a cleverly designed and stunning en-suite shower room with vaulted ceilings and spacious wardrobe. This side of the cottage is wired for sound throughout and has a Hive heating zone independent of adjoining Weir Cottage.

Weir Cottage

Accessed from the front of the property into an inner vestibule which in turn leads to an entrance hall off which a well fitted and appointed kitchen/dining room with quartz worktops and window overlooking the garden (Note – this room would be a further reception or dining room if reconfigured as one house). The hall has a connecting door separating the two cottages, understairs cupboard and attractive sitting room (with chimney but presently capped) with dual aspect windows and French doors to a snug/reading room. French doors from here lead to a deck area overlooking the garden. The staircase accesses a bedroom either side and an attractive shower room. Hive heating zone independent of adjoining Duck Cottage.

Riverside Lodge

This is a multi-use space, centrally heated and separate from the house, part of the garage structure (above & behind). Upon entering, a beautifully fitted kitchen/dining room with quality appliances, quartz worktops and a cloakroom. French doors lead to a deck area again overlooking the rear garden. The paddle stairs lead to a sitting room with eaves storage and is semi-open plan to the bedroom, at the end of which is an en-suite shower room with bespoke furniture, quartz countertops and quality fittings. The top floor is lovely and bright due to the Velux windows and could alternatively be used as a substantial office working unit.

Outside

Set in approx. 2 acres of well established and parkland-like gardens, with lawned and wooded areas and summerhouse. Two bridges span the river that flows through this stunning garden with its natural, river-fed ponds one with a small island. Then, as you explore these stunning gardens you discover the cascading waterfall (the weir)! The garden also benefits from a labour saving, internet-controlled irrigation system and is illuminated in zones so you can enjoy the garden in the late summer evenings.

There is a garage that is longer and wider than average with parking for at least 5 cars on the drive. This home is offered for sale with no onward chain. Viewing is absolutely essential to fully appreciate this unique opportunity.

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