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Hatchet Lane, Beaulieu, Hampshire £945,000

A superbly presented four bedroom house situated on the open forest in the National Park and enjoying a lovely half acre south facing garden overlooking adjoining fields at Beaulieu. The property also enjoys a double garage with potential office above and a separate studio.

  • Entrance hall & cloakroom
  • Kitchen/breakfast/dining room
  • Utility room
  • Study/music room & snug
  • Sitting room
  • Four double bedrooms (two with en suite shower rooms)
  • Family bathroom
  • Double garage & driveway with ample parking
  • Potential office above garage & separate studio
  • South facing patio & garden overlooking fields

An oak front door with glazed side screens leads to the entrance hall with wood flooring, an understairs storage area with storage cupboards and a cloakroom with modern suite comprising a low-level WC and pedestal mounted wash basin, with tiled floor and tiling to dado level. A doorway leads into the L-shaped kitchen/breakfast/dining room which faces south overlooking the terrace and garden, with oak flooring to the dining and breakfast area and French doors opening out onto the terrace. The kitchen area enjoys tiled flooring with underfloor heating and a range of floor and wall mounted units incorporating granite worktops with an induction hob and extractor fan over, a Neff double oven, an inset single bowl single drainer sink unit, an integrated dishwasher, and an American style fridge/freezer. To one side there is a utility room with worktops comprising a single bowl sink unit, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, and a range of storage cupboards. There is a half glazed door to the side garden. From the kitchen/breakfast/dining room, a glazed door leads to the music room/study with oak flooring and a glazed door to the garden. Leading off from this is the snug which features a gas coal effect fire. Also leading off from the music room/study is the sitting room. This lovely spacious and light room faces north/west, south/west and south, with French doors opening out onto the south facing terrace. There is a feature open fireplace with marble surround and a bay window overlooking the front garden.

The staircase from the hall leads to the landing with an access hatchway to the roof space and access to the four double bedrooms. The master bedroom is at the west end of the house with an en suite shower room and a range of built-in wardrobes with hanging and shelf space. The master bedroom enjoys lovely views down the garden and fields. Bedroom two also has an en suite shower room with built-in wardrobes and views down the garden. Bedrooms three and four also have views over the garden as well as an interconnecting door. The family bathroom has a panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, a low-level WC and wash basin, and a shelved linen cupboard with further storage.

The property is approached over a cattle grid which leads to a gravel driveway with parking for several cars. There is also a pedestrian gate and paved path which leads to the front door. The large double garage has an electrically operated up-and-over door with power and light. At the rear of the garage there are external steps leading up to a potential office space above the garage which also has power and light. To the rear of the garage there is also a separate studio, at present used as an artist's studio. The garden faces south with one boundary bordering onto a next door property and the other two overlooking fields. The garden is approximately half an acre and is laid mainly to lawn interspersed with attractive magnolia and holly trees. A patio spans the full width of the back of the house with a decked area having a Hotsprings 6 man hot tub. A pathway then leads down the garden to another attractive patio area with further seating space. The garden has a lovely rural outlook over fields making a beautiful backdrop to this superb property.

SERVICES Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Drainage is to a private system. To the rear of the utility room is the boiler room where there is a floor mounted Trianco oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. There is also Calor propane gas for the gas coal effect fire in the snug. The property enjoys double glazing throughout.

OWNER'S NOTES The house was originally built in 1903, with later extensions in 1962. The recent complete refurbishment and re-planning of the ground floor and extension, including the current sitting room and master bedroom above, were carried out by the current owners in 2011/12 and the new double garage was added in 2015. The current owners have absolutely loved living in the house and will be very sad to leave.


Beaulieu

With such an abundance of history and spectacular country and riverside views, this blissful idyll in the New Forest is a popular location for all who are searching for a piece of the country life.

Beaulieu is one of the most exquisite villages in Hampshire, where, over the mill pond, the famous Palace House (home to the Montagu family for over 400 years) can be seen, and guided tours will take you round what was once the gatehouse of the medieval Beaulieu Abbey. The Abbey itself, a conserved ruin, which was destroyed in 1538 by King Henry VIII but carefully preserved by the Montagu family, can also be explored and the vastness wondered at.

The village is also home to the Beaulieu National Motor Museum where the history of the earliest motorcars and motorcycles comes alive with its stunning collection of 285 vehicles on display. The TV show Top Gear also showcases some its finest and unique vehicles here that were used in their TV challenges and which are not to be missed.

If you take a stroll along the pathway that weaves through the trees beside the Mill Pond, you can appreciate the true beauty of the river and the surrounding natural habit. Then if you explore some two miles south of the village further down the path, Buckler’s Hard, an old shipbuilding village can be found. This was once the birthplace of Admiral Nelson’s fleet and was responsible for building many of the famous ships which fought in the Battle of Trafalgar. Today, it is home to a charming row of Georgian cottages which run down to the river, a country pub and hotel and a maritime museum.

Beaulieu High Street itself boasts various boutiques, cafes and independent shops with the ever popular Montagu Arms Hotel, a 17th century country house, nestling around the corner. With all this splendour and history on your door step, it is no wonder that once you live in the area, there is no need to move away.

As one of the New Forest’s smallest villages, Beaulieu is full of red brick houses dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Beaulieu boasts rich heritage and historical properties with very little housing development in the last century, ensuring the village retains its charm. Throughout Beaulieu you will find a selection of waterfront properties, period homes, country estates, Grade II listed properties and thatched cottages.

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