Quietly situated in a superb semi-rural setting accessed through private Estate farmland, the cottage is one of six properties derived from a range of restored and refurbished Estate farm buildings. Reputedly built in the 1850's, the complex served as the Home Farm buildings to support the Ashley Clinton Manor Estate that to this day remains in private ownership.
Rafters is an individual single storey cottage that along with its 4 other neighbours is arranged around a maintained gravelled courtyard. The accommodation opening off an L' shaped reception hall provides a sunny sitting room and modern south facing kitchen/breakfast room with the 3 bedrooms served by 2 bath/shower rooms (1 en suite). To the southern elevation is a private, low maintenance enclosed courtyard garden with a garage in a neighbouring block serving the complex.
3 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms (1 en suite), drawing/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, private courtyard garden, garage.
SITUATION Rafters is situated approximately 1 mile inland from the coastline of Christchurch Bay with its bathing beaches and cliff top golf course. The village of Milford on Sea lies approximately 3 miles south east, whilst the A337 connects to the town of New Milton, being approximately 2 miles west, where there is a mainline rail connection to London/Waterloo. The Georgian market town of Lymington, famed for its river, marinas and yacht clubs, is approximately 5 miles to the east. There is a popular and testing cliff top Golf Course within minutes drive down a country lane off the Estate, being situated at nearby Barton on Sea.
ACCOMMODATION IN MORE DETAIL Panelled door with fan light opens through to:
RECEPTION HALL Access to a deep cloaks store cupboard incorporating a Gloworm Ultimate gas fired boiler for heating and hot water requirements throughout the property, together with an adjacent programme control panel. Security alarm. Exposed ceiling beam work. Access to an overhead roof void.
DRAWING/DINING ROOM A fine twin aspect room affording a delightful outlook over the surrounding parkland, grazing and the gravelled courtyard approach. Feature exposed brick fireplace incorporating a wood burning stove with projecting tile capped hearth. 4 Wall light points. Recessed ceiling lights. Exposed ceiling beam work. Glazed double doors open to courtyard.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Recently refitted with a bespoke range of soft close store cabinets to both base and eye level with surface downlighting over the surrounding marbled worksurface incorporating a single drainer ceramic sink. Space to side for a concealed dishwasher. Space for washer/dryer. Appliances in the form of a 4 ring hob set under a canopy fan together with an eye level double oven and microwave to side. Recessed ceiling lights. Part glazed to paved seating terrace.
BEDROOM 1 Fitted with an extensive range of full-width mirror fronted wardrobe store cupboards to one entire wall with an additional built-in double wardrobe store cupboard. Recessed ceiling lights. Door to:
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a tiled electric shower cubicle together with a pedestal wash hand basin and low-level WC. Shaver point. Extractor fan. Contrasting tiling to all walls.
BEDROOM 2 A well-proportioned room with views across the side approach. Recessed ceiling lights.
BEDROOM 3 With views over side approach. Recessed ceiling lights.
BATHROOM Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a low-level WC with concealed cistern and wall-mounted wash hand basin. Bath set in a contrasting tiled surround with power shower to one end. Extractor fan. Recessed ceiling lights, tiled walls and floor. Access to a shelved Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.
OUTSIDE To the rear of the property is an area of lawned garden enclosed by a combination of brick walls and close board fencing. Adjacent to the property is a full width paved seating terrace with exterior lighting. A side pedestrian gate opens to a gravelled approach providing an area of parking private to the property. The garden comprises an area of lawn with an ornamental herbaceous border providing colour and interest. Currently designed to be low-maintenance the garden has a fine southerly aspect. In addition there is a lawned area to the side of the property enclosed by a picket fence.
Externally is a gravelled area of parking suitable for 2 vehicles and a separate GARAGE. Just before you enter the Home Farm complex is an area of guest parking on the right hand side.
MAINTENANCE The residents of Home Farm form the Home Farm (Ashley Clinton) Management Company. The current estimated maintenance equates to approximately £600 per annum which covers the upkeep of the communal areas and maintenance of the private drainage etc.
SERVICES Mains water and electricity, LPG fired heating. Shared private drainage. The services and equipment remaining with the property have not been tested by John D Wood & Co. and we are unable to verify that they are in working order.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS All items usually denominated as fixtures and fittings, apart from those mentioned specifically in these particulars, are excluded from the sale.
DIRECTIONS From Lymington, continue west on the A337 towards the hamlet of Downton (approximately 4½ miles). Turn left into Angel Lane and continue up the incline, turning left onto the first gravelled access track which leads directly to the Manor and Home Farm complex. Park on the right hand side with the complex directly ahead, where Rafters will be seen forming the second arm of the complex.
VIEWING Strictly By Appointment by John D Wood & Co.