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  • Bedrooms: 4

Discreetly positioned off a quiet cul de sac in the desirable New Forest village of Bartley is this spacious forest cottage with origins dating back to the late 1800's. Double gates conceal the wonderfully private walled gardens which front this charming property offering well proportioned rooms and a versatile living space. The four double bedrooms on the first floor include an en-suite to the principal bedroom with four reception rooms on the ground floor as well as a generous cottage style kitchen breakfast room and utility. The accommodation is well presented and boasts a dectached annex with an open plan reception and kitchen area, shower room and double bedroom providing the option to generate an additional income or perfect for working from home or multi generational living. The current owners have successfully let the annex via Air B&B and have created a covered seating area which could be used for additional parking with a private rear garden adjacent. A double timber framed garage is positioned just inside the gates with a playhouse and timber garden store also available. The open forest is just moments away, perfect for those who enjoy the outdoor life with miles of picturesque walks and cycle rides within the stunning national park. Bartley boasts a village shop, pub and well regarded schooling with easy access onto the motorway networks as well as direct rail links to London from Ashurst or Southampton Airport Parkway.


A glazed solid oak front door allows natural light to flood the entrance vestibule with fitted shelves for boots and shoes with space for hanging coats. An internal UPVC front door opens into the welcoming entrance hall which provides useful under stairs storage. The study adjacent accesses the garden via glazed French doors. The generous dual aspect sitting room features a modern log burning stove set on a stone tiled heath creating a focal point to the room with glazed units and doors out to the block paved seating area with a storage cupboard situated under the stairs. The charming cottage style kitchen breakfast room offers a range of solid oak wall and base units with oak work surfaces and peninsular and fitted dresser unit. A Rangemaster cooker is set within a red brick surround with plumbing in place for a dishwasher and space for a freestanding fridge freezer. Ample space is available for a dining table and chairs with access to the adjoining garden room via French doors. A larder cupboard is situated next to the generous utility room fitted with additional units and providing space and plumbing for white goods. The impressive garden room overlooks a private rear garden and is currently utilised as a gym. The large formal dining room would easily host a large dining table and chairs with access to an inner hall through to a cloakroom with storage cupboard.

The first floor tiered landing hosts the airing cupboard with the generous master bedroom boasting fitted wardrobes and a tiled en-suite shower room with double shower, vanity units with mounted wash basin and low level WC. Bedrooms two and four are accessed from an upper landing with the third bedroom enoying a Jack and Jill shower room adjacent which could easily be made en-suite. The family bathroom comprises a panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC.

The Annexe

This well presented additional space offers a variety of uses and has been created by the current owners to generate additional income via Air B&B or could be utilised as a substantial home office or for multi generational living. A light and airy living space with sliding doors to a seating area is complemented by an open plan kitchenette and breakfast bar with a fitted dressing area, shower room, separate WC as well as a double bedroom with built in storage.


The property is approached via double timber gates onto the sweeping driveway and parking area which meets the sculpted block paving which fronts the property and extends under a covered seating area or additional parking. A detached timber framed car barn is positioned next to the entrance with rustic decking next to the perimeter. Predominantly lawned, the enclosed front garden is ideal for a childrens play area, wonderfully private, complete with garden store and chicken run/play house, brimming with a colourful array of mature shrubs and trees. A walled seating area abuts the French doors from the sitting room with a useful log store adjacent. The private rear garden features a raised lawn screened from the neighbours.


The popular village of Bartley is situated within the boundaries of the New Forest National Park offering acres of beautiful countryside to enjoy. A wide range of amenities are close at hand including Bartley junior school, a village hall, shop, hairdressers and local pubs. A large superstore is located within three miles with Lyndhurst, Totton and Ashurst nearby providing a comprehensive range of amenities. The M27 is less than 3 miles away providing fast road links to London, the South Coast and beyond. Mainline rail links can be found at either Totton or Ashurst with direct services to London Waterloo.

Agent Note

An attached character cottage benefiting from all mains services including gas fired central heating and UPVC double glazing. The separate annexe has been used to generate additional income via Air B&B.


From our office proceed along the A36 and turn right on to Black Hill Road turning left onto Furzey Lane at the crossroads. Continue on this road under the M27 motorway and continuing onto Pollards Moor Road at the crossroads. Turn right at the T-junction on to Winsor Road proceeding straight over at the crossroads and left at the T-junction onto Chinham Road. After a short distance turn right onto Shepherds Road and Riverside Close can be found on the left hand side

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Charles Powell

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