A handsome 5-bedroom Victorian country house in a sought-after New Forest location
Dating from the late Victorian period, Hillside is an imposing country house occupying an elevated yet sheltered position and offers over 3,500 sq. ft. of flexible accommodation, sensitively-modernised to combine the amenities of modern living with a wealth of retained period features including high ceilings, ornate cornicing, large sash windows and panelled internal doors.
The ground floor accommodation flows from a welcoming entrance hall and comprises a spacious drawing room with a feature bay window with window seat and a feature fireplace with wood burning stove opening into a large rear aspect family room with French doors to the garden and into an extensive orangery-styled conservatory with two sets of French doors to the garden. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a generous sitting room with a feature bay window and fireplace with wood burning stove and an extensive kitchen/breakfast room with a useful neighbouring fitted utility room and walk-in pantry. The kitchen offers a range of bespoke wall and floor units with a large central island, granite work surfaces, an AGA, butlers sink, modern integrated appliances and space for a sizeable table.
On the first floor a generous landing leads to a spacious front aspect principal bedroom with a bay window with window seat, feature fireplace and an en-suite bathroom with built-in wardrobes and a central freestanding cast iron bath. There are also four further well-proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate walk-in shower.
This property has 7.55 acres of land.
The property is approached over a private driveway offering private parking for multiple vehicles and giving access to a wide range of outbuildings. This includes a garage block with single garage and double carport, a detached stable block with two stalls, a store room and hay store.
There is also a coach house comprising two further stables, a garden machinery store, shed, store and entrance hall on the ground floor, with stairs rising to a first floor kitchen/dining/sitting room, bedroom and bathroom.
The Coach House has very successfully been run as a holiday let; in its second year of business it generated just under £25,000 gross income and at present, is fully booked until the end of September. It would also work well as an office for a potential buyer that works from home.
The garden surrounds the property on all sides and features expanses of lawn bordering the New Forest, an outdoor pool with pool house/pavilion and a large paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, the whole enjoying far reaching views over surrounding paddocks and neighbouring countryside. There is also an attractive walled garden which is accessible from the rear of the property and is where the pool and terrace area is located.
Hillside occupies an elevated yet sheltered position on the edge of the New Forest where ponies roam freely and happily mingle with residents. The sought-after village of Hyde offers a good range of day-to-day amenities including a garden shop and popular café, with public houses in North Gorley and Frogham. The Avonside town of Fordingbridge has a wider range of local shops, health and recreational facilities. Slightly further afield, the cathedral city of Salisbury provides an excellent range of independent and High Street stores with a range of shopping centres together with extensive leisure and cultural facilities including a theatre, cinema, arts centre, library, leisure centre and numerous restaurants, cafés and public houses.
Leave Salisbury travelling South on the A338 heading towards Downton, stay on this road for 10.9 miles, turn left onto Hern Lane and after 0.7 mile turn left onto Hyde Lane. After 0.2 mile Hillside can be found on the right.Read all
- Victorian country house
- 4/5 Receptions
- Kitchen/breakfast room with pantry
- Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- 4 Further bedrooms and family bathroom
- Garage and double carport
- Coach house/1-bedroom annexe
- Walled garden
- Swimming pool
- Tennis court
- Approximately set in 7.55 acres
- Further land available by separate negotiation
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