Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3NF | Property for sale | Savills
239.78 sq m
Guide price £1,425,000(40,920,474 EGP)

RockbourneFordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3NF

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2023
  • A self-contained one bedroom annexe.
  • Garaging for five cars with a car port.
  • Gardens and grounds with tennis court and summer house.
  • Paddock with field shelter.
  • Superb location on the southern outskirts of Rockbourne.

An immaculate period farmhouse with an annexe and garaging for five cars

About this property

  • Marsh Farm stands in a peaceful position and is surrounded by its grounds. The main house is thought to date from the late 19th century with more recent extensions and enhancements. A front porch leads into the entrance hall, with sitting room and dining/family room leading off. Both rooms have direct access on to the rear terrace. There is a cloakroom with shower and WC. The kitchen/breakfast room is superb, with triple aspect views, and connects to the utility room beyond. A rear hall links the house to the gravelled parking and gardens. Upstairs, the principal bedroom is quadruple aspect, with a dressing area and en suite shower room. French doors open onto the south-facing balcony that flanks the whole first floor. There are three further bedrooms, two with doors onto the same balcony, and a family bathroom.

    Note there is planning permission to extend the first floor and create a single storey garden room (see notes below).

    Double garage conversion opportunity

    Specialist planning consultants Luken Beck of Southampton have advised the current vendors that the double garage adjoining the Utility Room can be converted to a use incidental to and as part of the principle house for example as a games room, home office, gym or sun lounge without the need for planning permission. The internal works of conversion including a doorway from the utility room would not constitute development for planning purposes. The same advise applies to the whole or part of the double garage. A copy of the Luken Beck planning consultants letter of advice can be made available upon request.

    Annex & Outbuildings

    Adjoining the house is an ‘L' shaped run of outbuildings, comprising a double garage, car port, self-contained annexe and further triple garage. The high specification triple garage has an epoxy resin floor and is suitable for car collectors or further ancillary space to the house. The Annexe provides a separate dwelling, with kitchen/living room, bedroom and shower room. It provides excellent space to complement the main house.


    The house is approached up a private hard surfaced lane owned by the property, leading into an expansive gravelled area for parking. The formal gardens and grounds are delightful, enclosed with mature hedging and providing privacy. There is a large south-facing terrace that flanks the rear of the house and links a number of ground floor rooms. Gently sloping lawns lead down to the summer house, which has been supplied with light, power and water, with a view to being a home office or studio. There is an all-weather tennis court, Alitex greenhouse and numerous garden and machinery stores. To the north of the house is the 1.25 acre paddock, with separate vehicular access, a field shelter and store.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

What I love about Marsh Farm is that you hardly know it's there! Whilst there are other properties down the driveway, there is ample privacy and the property provides so much amenity, particularly for car enthusiasts, given the high specification garaging.

James McKillopProperty agent

Local information

  • Situation and Amenities
  • Marsh Farm lies on the southern outskirts of Rockbourne, within the rolling countryside of the renowned Cranborne Chase and only about 2 ½ miles from the boundary of the New Forest National Park. It is well placed for local amenities. Rockbourne has a well-respected primary school, a village hall and a popular pub. The small town of Fordingbridge is only about one mile away, offering both state primary and secondary schools and Forres Sandle Manor Preparatory School. Fordingbridge has various independent shops, two supermarkets, pubs, a doctor's surgery and cottage hospital, rugby and football clubs and a cinema.
  • The beautiful Cathedral city of Salisbury, approximately 20 minutes' drive away, offers a wide selection of shops, restaurants, arts and recreational facilities. Trains from Salisbury to London Waterloo have a journey time of approximately 90 minutes. Racing is available at Salisbury Racecourse and Wincanton and golf at Rushmore, South Wilts Golf Club and High Post. This area is renowned for its fishing on the River Avon, Test and outlying chalk streams.
  • The A303 provides access to the south west and London, via the M3.
  • There is a wide selection of both state and private schools in the area, including Clayesmore, Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove, Godolphin and Clayesmore as well as Bishop Wordsworth and South
  • All distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Tenure Freehold
  • Local Authority New Forest District Council 023 8028 5000
  • Planning A Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Use or Development (Ref: 15/10827) was granted in 2015 for a first floor extension and single storey garden room. The Certificate of Lawfulness recognises that the development has been lawfully commenced. Further details are available online at quoting the Application No. cited above.
  • Agents Note There is a public footpath that crosses the paddock. Neighbours have a right of way over the driveway, which is owned.
  • Outgoings The property is subject to Council Tax Band G
  • Fixtures and Fittings Please note that all fixtures, fittings and furniture, as well as garden machinery are available by negotiation.
  • Services Mains water and electricity. Modern private drainage system. Oil fired central heating. LPG-fired range cooker.
  • Viewing Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • Directions: Directions : SP6 3NF From Salisbury, take the A354 towards Blandford. Having gone through Coombe Bissett, you take the left-hand turning (on a sharp right-hand bend) towards Rockbourne. Continue through Rockbourne and after passing the the entrance gates to West Park on your right, you take the next left, crossing the stream up to Marsh Farm. Continue up the driveway past the turning to Marsh Barn and the entrance gates will be on your right hand side. All distances and travel times are approximate.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G