Furze Hill, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2PX

£2,950,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Gorley Vale Farm is a traditional New Forest farmhouse that has recently undergone complete renovation and refurbishment, to the highest of standards. The property is accessed off a quiet country lane that leads to a gravelled courtyard and parking area to the north of the house. On entering through the front door, the large kitchen/dining room is straight ahead with French doors opening out on to a patio area. Designed around a large island unit with stone floors, the kitchen has ample surface and storage space built either side of the AGA.

The current owners have created a wonderful drawing room by adding a large south facing Vale conservatory almost doubling the size of the room. Along with solid wood floors and a working fireplace, there is a revolving bookshelf that opens into a cosy TV room/ snug. Opposite is a study with hand built oak cabinets and a log burner, a downstairs loo and coat cupboard. There is a first class gym with separate treatment/yoga room off. Located through the kitchen opposite the utility room, where there is also a boot room and back door leading to the stables and courtyard. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with adjoining bathroom and dressing room and a further two bedrooms, both with bathrooms. The guest bedroom has its own staircase located next to the kitchen and has an adjoining bathroom with shower and bath.

The Cottage To the right of the house is an immaculate one-bedroom cottage with its own garden and parking that is currently a popular let on Air BnB, but could easily be used as secondary accommodation for staff or family

Outbuildings immediately adjoining the house is an original Victorian brick built barn containing two stables that open both sides, leading onto the stableyard. The yard consists of five stables, a tack room and a machine store. There are a further two stables to the front of the house, a cart barn and a hay barn which are currently being used as storage. Garden & Grounds The gardens to the back of the house are south facing and have been designed as a walled garden with a patio area and tiered levels leading up to the stables. A good variety of shrubs, small hedges and borders have been planted. To the north of the house is a good size area of lawn with mature trees and shrubs as well as a hard tennis court. Paddocks There are six large paddocks on the north side of the property all with stock proof fencing and a water supply. Below the hay barn is an all-weather sand ménage. In addition to the paddocks, the land also includes some amenity land and the ford crossing Huckles Brook.

Gorley Vale Farm is located in an outstanding position in the open forest, in-between North Gorley and South Gorley, on the northern side of the New Forest National Park. Surrounding the property, in all directions, is the designated National Park with an abundance of footpaths and bridleways for walking, riding and cycling. Other sporting opportunities in the area include golf at Bramshaw Golf Club and sailing on The Solent. • Despite its rural and peaceful setting, the M27 is just over 10 miles away, giving easy access to the south coast and the M3 to London. Bournemouth and Southampton Airports are close by. Southampton Airport Parkway rail station has trains to London Waterloo, taking approximately 68 minutes. The market town of Ringwood is close by, providing a range of shopping, leisure, health and other facilities, as well as a Waitrose. The cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester are within easy driving distance for shopping, recreational facilities. There is a wide choice of state and private schooling throughout the area including Godolphin, throughout the area including Godolphin, Stroud School at Romsey, Canford School, Hampshire Collegiate Prep and School, King Edward VI School at Southampton, South Wilts Grammar as well as Forres Sandle Manor, to name a few.

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