A quintessential example of a New Forest Cottage situated on a quiet forest road in the village of Burley, within walking distance of the village amenities and immediate access onto the forest. This picturesque, detached four-bedroom cottage dates back to the 18th century, with extensions completed in the 1990’s to create a flexible family home, whilst retaining period features throughout including wooden beams, open fireplaces and beautiful Terracotta tiles. Set in the middle of manicured grounds approaching half an acre, consisting of lawn, mature hedging and planting; further benefiting from a double garage with a storage room above.
Rose Cottage lies approximately half a mile from the centre of, arguably, one of the most beautiful and sought after villages in The New Forest, ideally situated with direct forest access to make full use of all the wonderful features the Forest has to offer. Riding, walking and cycling options are flexible and extensive whatever the weather or time of year with woodland, open heath and forestry commission inclosures all directly accessible.
A wealth of other activities are close by, including sailing at nearby Lymington (12 miles) or golf at one of the many courses in the area. All are supported by high quality forest and waterside restaurants and eateries including The Kitchen at Chewton Glen, Lime Wood Hotel, and The Pig.
Brockenhurst features a highly respected college and mainline railway station (8 miles, Waterloo 90 minutes). The market towns of Ringwood (7 miles) and Romsey (19 miles) are but a short drive away. The larger shopping towns of Southampton (20 miles) to the east and Bournemouth (16 miles) to the west, both their airports are easily accessible.
Upon entering the property, an entrance hall leads through to the two front reception rooms and gives access to the staircase to the first floor. The spacious sitting room boasts an attractive feature bay window to the front aspect and an impressive inglenook fireplace with log burning stove. To the other side of the entrance hall is a studysnug with an open fireplace and front aspect, leading through to the kitchen. The country style kitchen consists of a selection of wooden wall and base units, a gas fired Rayburn oven, integrated eye-level oven and microwave, integrated dishwasher, double inset Butler sink, additional hob and Terracotta tiled flooring. Leading through to a useful utilityboot room which offers space and plumbing for white goods, an additional sink and a rear door with covered porchway.
The dining hall, laid with parquet flooring, is a light and airy room with French doors out to the rear area of garden. Further benefits include a beautiful brick inglenook fireplace with inset log burner and exposed wooden beams. The garden room features a vaulted ceiling with wooden beams, Velux windows providing additional light and French doors leading out to the front patio, making this a great space for reading or dining in the summer months. This versatile room could also be utilized as a ground floor bedroom, with the benefit of a ground floor shower room and cloaks cupboard, situated just behind this room.
The first-floor landing, with storage cupboards, provides access to the four bedrooms and family bathroom. The principal bedroom is a generous king-sized room with a dressing area combining fitted wardrobes and a double aspect. The property offers three further bedrooms, all of which enjoy pretty views of the surrounding garden. Two of the three bedrooms benefit from fitted wardrobes. The upstairs accommodation is completed by a family bathroom made up of a three-piece suite.
GROUNDS & GARDENS
The property is approached via a driveway laid with gravel, which sweeps around the grounds of Rose Cottage to a large parking area at the rear of the cottage, with access to the double garage.
Mature hedging and trees border the circumference of the garden, providing complete privacy and seclusion. Primarily laid to lawn, the garden wraps around the entirety of the property, approaching half an acre in total with an area of patio to the front, creating an ideal space for alfresco dining.
Immediate access to the forest is provided to the side of the property and along Church Lane opposite, the property is ideally positioned for walking out and within easy access of Burley Village.