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Riverside House

Fordingbridge, Hampshire (Ref. 1004231)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Sims

    “We were very pleased with the property and its garden leading down to the river.”

    We were 4 adults, two small children and one old arthritic dog! John - the owner - contacted us in the week before to make sure that we knew about the arrival and parking instructions and to answer a few questions that we had about fishing the river and any possibility of getting in a little earlier on the Saturday. John advised that as he couldn't greet us on that Saturday that I contact his House Manager Carol and speak to her. That I did, Carol was very helpful and on arrival gave us a ...

    We were 4 adults, two small children and one old arthritic dog! John - the owner - contacted us in the week before to make sure that we knew about the arrival and parking instructions and to answer a few questions that we had about fishing the river and any possibility of getting in a little earlier on the Saturday. John advised that as he couldn't greet us on that Saturday that I contact his House Manager Carol and speak to her. That I did, Carol was very helpful and on arrival gave us a comprehensive tour as well as explaining a few things to us. We certainly couldn't fault the administration at all. Whilst the front of the house is directly on the main road through Fordingbridge we did not find noise an issue; indeed Tesco Express 50 metres or so to the left and New Wong's Chinese take-away a similar distance to the right were extremely convenient! We found people we met in the town to be very friendly in these difficult times. Downstairs the rooms layout is very interesting with the kitchen, dining room and breakfast room all being on slightly different levels. The couple of steps between each level may present a slight problem for those of limited mobility; however not for us!. Perhaps the lounge might be a little on the small side if 8 adults were in the property; however the real wow was the self-contained Games Room to the side of the kitchen:- Big Screen wall mounted TV, a games console and a large leather sofa - this proved a big hit with the grandchildren given the amount of rain that fell during the week! Fishing was very challenging because the river was flowing very fast given all the rain and much weed was being carried in the flow; heavy tackle needed but even so not a successful week. To sum up: Very good property, good location for accessing New Forest as well as other towns like Bournemouth. Ringwood & Salisbury. If only weather had been a little less wet then we would probably have been out and about to enjoy more of the surrounding region.

    - Mr Sims, October 2020

The property

Riverside House is a fabulous, partly grade 2 listed, terraced property located in the heart of Fordingbridge, cradling the northern gateway to the New Forest National Park.

Positioned right on the water with the garden backing onto the River Avon, find your perfect escape here with your loved ones in a beautiful region of Hampshire.

With views from many rooms enjoying the pretty scenery, you can spend a well-earned holiday together.

Gather around the large table in the dining room and enjoy a home-cooked feast, which can be cooked up in the well-appointed kitchen next door.

Make the most of the sitting room during your relaxation time and use the conservatory space for some chilled time with a good book.

Just outside on the patio and round to the left is a separate, spacious games room with TV, ideal for keeping the children occupied for a couple of hours.

The ground floor is complete with a bedroom offering zip/link beds suitable for families travelling together and wanting flexible sleeping arrangements; it has ample storage space, bedside tables and overlooks the bustling street.

Upstairs, you have two king-size double bedrooms and a twin, each well-presented and boasting charming views of the river, while the landing offers a quiet reading space with a chair and bookshelf.

The spacious bathroom is ideal for coming in from one of your adventures and indulging with a hot soak in the roll top bath tub or freshening up under the rainfall shower head in the separate shower cubicle.

Enjoy the wonders of the magical garden to the rear, with multi-levels, flourishing shrubs home to a plethora of wildlife and a green lawn leading down to the waters edge.

Find peace and tranquility in the enclosed patio to the side of the property, accessed from the conservatory, with a gentle pond accompanying you on a warm summer's day.

Later, discover all the amenities this delightful town has to offer straight from the door, a plethora of shops, restaurants and pubs to choose from.

There is something for everyone in this fine region, with family walks, cycle hire close by, Paultons Park Home of Peppa Pig World for the kids and the internationally-renowned National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

Exbury Gardens are also worth a visit on the outskirts of Southampton, while the New Forest Heritage Centre in Lyndhurst boasts a fascinating museum, gift shop, reference library and exhibition gallery.

Further afield, you have Bournemouth on the south coast offering Blue Flag beaches and all kinds of watersports to try out.

A truly unique situation for you and your loved ones with the wildlife-rich, New Forest National Park right on the doorstep.

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request), 2 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, hand-held shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room with multi-fuel stove
  • Sitting room with conservatory
  • External games room
  • Gas central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Induction hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, tumble dryer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 Designated parking spaces, one on grass area within the garden and one in designated spot with rear access to garden, which is locked overnight and accessed via key code
  • Enclosed patio area with unfenced pond, second rear garden with multi-level and lawned area leading directly to the river
  • Cycle rack available
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub less than 100 metres
  • Please note: Fence by the river for children's safety

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About the location

FORDINGBRIDGE

Salisbury 11 miles; Bournemouth 18 miles.

Fordingbridge is a traditional Hampshire town on the banks of the River Avon, and offers a good mix of shops, pubs and restaurants, a small museum of local history and a display of original work by the artist Augustus John, who lived here for many years. The medieval Great Bridge, with seven graceful arches, is a major feature of the town. The immediate area is a wonderful place for visitors, with its beautiful scenery, nature havens, cycleways and welcoming people. Fordingbridge is conveniently situated for the magnificent cathedral city of Salisbury to the north, and the super seaside resort of Bournemouth to the south. The stunning New Forest National Park is only 1.5 miles from the town, where you can explore thousands of acres of moor, heath and woodland frequented by wild ponies, and dotted with quaint villages and country pubs. Within a short drive is the magnificent Elizabethan manor house at Breamore, as well as the New Forest Water Park, and a trip to Beaulieu, home of the National Motor Museum is not to be missed. This is a great location for exploring this picturesque and interesting area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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