Savills | Martin, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3LD | Property for sale
1,594 sq ft(148.09 sq m)
Guide price £650,000

MartinFordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3LD

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Pretty brick and flint, early 19th Century cottage.
  • In the desirable village of Martin.
  • Large inglenook fireplace
  • Delightful grounds, a real gardeners paradise.
  • Air-source heat pump and solar panels

Charming Cottage in Conservation Area

About this property

  • This pretty brick and flint, early 19th century, cottage is located in the desirable village of Martin, within a Conservation Area. It has the benefit of both an air-source heat pump and solar panels running the central heating.

    The entrance lobby, to the front of the property, leads through to a dining hall, with exposed wooden floorboards and a fireplace with a wood-burning stove. The adjacent sitting room is dual-aspect, with charming views up towards the Norman village church. Again, it benefits from exposed wooden floorboards and a large inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove. The kitchen has a range of cupboards with wooden work surfaces and a ceramic sink. This room has electric underfloor heating and an internal window opening through to the light-filled garden room. The garden room has been cleverly designed, with both a glazed door and sliding windows opening directly onto the garden, along with ventilation panels and a combination of slate roof and glass, to prevent over-heating. A utility room, with a door to the garden, has a range of cupboards and work-tops, a sink, water softener and plumbing for a washing machine, along with electric underfloor heating.

    A shower room/WC completes the ground floor.

    Upstairs, the galleried landing offers access to the dual-aspect principal bedroom, with views to the church; a second dual-aspect double bedroom and the family bathroom. Up a further staircase is the third bedroom, with a separate study area to one end.

    A gravel driveway leads, via wooden gates, alongside the cottage to the garage. The charming garden is intersected by winding gravel paths and planting, to create specific areas of interest. To one corner nestles a summer house/studio with a wooden decked terrace, to another sits a childrens' Wendy House beneath a splendid horse chestnut tree. A sunken terrace is positioned close to the cottage, overhung by an ancient apple tree. Further down the garden is a large fruit cage containing raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries and red currants. A vegetable garden leads on through to an orchard, with apple trees, old fashioned roses and a pond. The workshop, potting shed and log stores provide plenty of practical work-space and storage.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Bridge Cottage is a gardeners paradise for me.

Matt OrchardProperty agent

Local information

  • The sought-after village of Martin sits within a Conservation Area, on the edge of the renowned Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a peaceful location, surrounded by exceptional countryside and farmland, in addition to Martin Down, which is a National Nature Reserve. Martin has a community shop in the village hall, run in connection with Future Farms and specializes in stocking local produce. The village also has a church and a social club. The neighbouring village of Rockbourne has a primary school and pub, as does Damerham.
  • The small town of Fordingbridge, about seven miles east, has a good range of everyday amenities, including two small supermarkets, independent shops, chemists, pubs, cafés, hairdressers and a book shop.
  • The beautiful Cathedral city of Salisbury 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, Forres Sandle Manor, Moyles Court, Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove and Godolphin, as well as Bishop Wordsworth and South Wilts Grammar Schools.
  • All distances and travel times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Local Authority: New Forest District Council – 023 8028 5000
  • Outgoings: The property is subject to Council Tax Band F
  • Fixtures and Fittings: Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
  • Services: Mains water and electricity. Private Drainage. Central heating is provided by a air source heat pump and solar panels.
  • Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Savills
  • Directions: Directions – SP6 3LD - From Salisbury, take the A354 towards Blandford. About six miles on from Coombe Bissett, soon after joining the stretch of dual-carriageway, turn left towards Martin. Bridge Cottage will be found on the right-hand side, next door to the village hall/community shop. All distances and travel times are approximate.
  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold