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Set well back from the road, in a large mature plot, Beechen is a substantial four bedroom property that offers huge potential for updating and extension (subject to the necessary consents).
With well-proportioned rooms on both levels, the accommodation is extremely versatile and with wide picture windows over looking the gardens and a south facing aspect, enjoys good natural light.
From the covered entrance the front door opens to the central entrance hall which retains the original wood block flooring and glazed, double sliding doors allow light to flood in from the Dining Room, giving a feeling of space that continues through the house.
The Sitting Room is of very good size and with a large window and French windows to the garden, is a lovely room in which to relax.
The Kitchen/Breakfast Room is fitted with a range of units and offers enough room for a table and chairs. There is a separate Utility Room which offers further appliance space and door to a useful side porch.
The two ground floor bedrooms are both double and are serviced by a family shower room.
On the first floor the landing has a hatch for access to the roof space and there are two further double bedrooms, both with good built-in storage and a bathroom.
Mature Copper Beech trees and shrubs provide a good degree of privacy from the lane with double gates opening to a gravelled drive, which offers extensive private parking and leads to the detached, brick built Garage. Wide lawns flank a gravelled path to the front door and side gate access to the rear.
The rear garden is wonderfully private, a country garden with areas of grass and numerous shrubs and trees providing privacy. A former pond, filled with yellow flag iris and many vibrant rhododendrons provide further colour, a summer house (in need of repair) provides a lovely place to escape, whilst mown paths meander through wilder areas of grass with wildflowers deep into the plot.
Set on the edge of The New Forest, Lover is a pleasant hamlet, neighbouring the popular village of Redlynch, that has easy access to all the wonderful countryside pursuits that the National Park has to offer including extensive walking, cycling, and riding country and an abundance of flora and fauna to enjoy. There is excellent schooling in the area including Morgan's Vale and Woodfalls CE Primary School, the village organises many social events including various clubs, fairs and farmers markets.
The nearby village of Downton is a large ancient Wiltshire village with a population of approximately 3,000. An active and vibrant community, the village offers excellent amenities including good shopping, dentist and vets along with churches, several inns, sports centre, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, bowling green etc. Schooling is extremely well catered for, with a community pre-school and highly regarded schools in both secondary and primary section, with the Downton primary school being rated as Outstanding in the 2013 Ofsted report. Further excellent schooling, in the private and state sectors, is within easy motoring distance and a good local bus service runs to both Salisbury and Fordingbridge.
More comprehensive amenities can be found in the Cathedral City of Salisbury which offers fine shopping, cultural, sporting and entertainment facilities.
Beechen is well placed for ease of access to the M27, Southampton Airport, Parkway and Central Station and the coast at Bournemouth.