Mill End, Damerham, Fordingbridge, SP6

£360,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
SOLD BY SPENCERS ESTATE AGENTS, RINGWOOD - A delightful reed thatched semi-detached cottage in the highly sought-after picturesque village of Damerham. The cottage has been up-graded by the present owners who have taken immense care to retain the charm of the original early-mid 19th century building including latched doors, fireplaces, exposed beams and timbers. This beautifully appointed two bedroom character home offers a a generous pretty and sunny garden and parking for 2/3 cars. Energy Performance Rating: F

Damerham is a small pretty village on the edge of the River Allen. Village amenities include a Primary School, Public House, Village Hall and Church, with a post office at nearby Sandleheath. The town of Fordingbridge is just a short drive away, offering a superb range of restaurants and shopping facilities. There are also excellent state and private schools in the area.The adjacent New Forest National Park offers 140,000 acres of heathland and is a haven for outdoor pursuits including cycling, walking and horse riding. The city of Salisbury is approximately 10 miles distant whilst the easily accessible A338 provides a convenient link to the bustling market town of Ringwood and the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch. Southampton Airport is approximately 25 miles east, across the forest, with twice hourly trains to London Waterloo.

The attractive solid oak part glazed front door leads into the entrance dining hall which features the original 'ship timber' beams and fireplace recess, together with a tiled floor, under-stairs cupboard and door concealing the staircase. There is ample space for the family dining table. The sitting room also has a front aspect and features original ceiling beams, oak flooring and a brick fire surround with hearth for the working open fire. From the dining room there is access to the country-style kitchen with base units and inset sink unit, fitted electric built-under oven with hob, space for upright fridge/freezer and tiled floor. The kitchen roof was replaced in 2011 with insulation and slate tiles and two ‘velux' style windows. At one end of the kitchen is a useful walk-in utility and at the other, a side vestibule with ground floor cloakroom comprising a WC and wash-hand basin, and door to the garden side path.

The concealed staircase leads to the first floor landing and the two bedrooms. The impressive master bedroom has two windows to the front elevation and one to the rear. There is a built-in wardrobe and a lovely country-style en-suite bathroom which was re-furbished in 2011 and includes bespoke solid pine cupboard with an inset basin, a panelled bath and separate shower cubicle. The second bedroom has a window overlooking the delightful garden to the front.

Please note: The thatch is water reed and was replaced in 2001; the ridge was renewed in 2014.

The cottage is set back from the lane with a gravel area providing off-road parking for 2/3 vehicles. A picket gate from the parking area gives access to a path leading to the front door. The generous garden has established shrubs and fruit trees, and is laid mostly to lawn bordered by mature hedging. There is a delightful summerhouse, a very useful garden storage potting shed, and a swing seat - positioned to catch the early evening sun.

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