4 BEDROOM FARMHOUSE WITH 4 BEDROOM BUNGALOW IN OVER 34 ACRES.
An amazing opportunity to purchase a small estate situated in the heart of the New Forest, being on the market for the first time in about 50 years
Decoy Pond Farm is an attractive Edwardian house retaining some period features such as hung clay tiles, exposed timbers, tall slate tile clad chimneys and decorative floor tiles. Sitting in a slightly elevated position, the house has glorious views over its own land and the New Forest beyond. The tiled entrance hall leads to the triple aspect drawing room which has French doors to the garden. On the other side of the hall is the dining room and sitting room which has a woodburner and a sliding door to the garden. There is a substantial kitchen and utility room and an additional garden room. Upstairs the main bedroom has an en suite bathroom and there are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
To the east of the main house is the separate bungalow which also has its own private garden, terrace and double garage. There is a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Both properties have a lawn and terrace adjacent to the respective houses. The top part of the farm consists of 8 paddocks, the lower part is meadowland with the Beaulieu River meandering through and a large pond from which the name of the farm originated. Wildlife is abundant with grey herons, white egrets, ducks, moorhens and geese.
and see kingfishers flashing past.
A collection of farm buildings include two stable yards (with stabling for up to 24), a sand school, large hay barn, several vehicle stores and a garage. There is also a separate large floodlit manege with a spring ride surface.
Decoy Pond Farm is in a private and secluded position within the New Forest, surrounded by wonderful riding and walking country, but only 12 miles from Southampton. Lyndhurst is the nearest village which has a range of independent shops, restaurants, art galleries, pubs and cafes. The historic village of Beaulieu is about 4.5 miles to the south, with Exbury Gardens and Lepe Country Park a little further. The south coast and The Solent are renowned for their sailing, and there are Royal yacht clubs at both Beaulieu and Lymington. There are plenty of golf clubs in the surrounding area including at Brockenhurst. The catchment area for schools includes Beaulieu Primary and popular independent schools are King Edward VI, Walhampton and Stroud.