Surrounded by forest land, on the edge of the village of Bransgore, Oakdale is superbly located for a family holiday in the New Forest. The large garden which slopes down towards a large beautifully landscaped pond has an outdoor play frame and hot tub (available from the beginning of April-31st October only). With ponies often found right outside the front gate the property offers an ideal base for guests wishing to explore the New Forest with all the added comforts and luxuries during evenings and rainy days.
The property includes 5 bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor with en suite use of a shower room. There is a small games room on the ground floor for entertainment and a large comfortable lounge with an open fire for cosier evenings.
The beautiful decking surrounds the rear of the property with outdoor seating for enjoying the garden in the summer. There is also an additional patio with a large dining table perfect for al fresco dining.
The property is set in a rural location however the nearest shop is just a 5 minute drive away in the centre of the village of Bransgore. Here you may find two corner shops, two beauty salons, fish and chip shop and local doctors and vets.
You can walk straight from the front door for long walks in the forest leading towards Holmsley and Burley, picking up the old railway track taking you through some beautiful scenic parts of the forest.
Further afield the villages of Burley and Brockenhurst are within a 10-15 minute drive and the larger market towns of Ringwood and Lymington are within a 25-minute drive.
Oakdale is a unique property and we would have no hesitation in recommending it for a family holiday in the New Forest.
Entrance hall with room to hang coats and bags.
Lounge with open fireplace, comfortable seating, TV with Sky including Sky Sports package. Bi-fold doors leading out to the deck.
Large kitchen/diner including 5 burner Range cooker, integral microwave, dishwasher, larder fridge, American coffee maker, breakfast bar with seating, dining table with seating for 12 (please note table space will be limited if all 12 chairs are used).
Utility room with large American style Fridge-Freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, and bi-fold doors leading to the deck.
Cloakroom with basin and WC.
Ground floor games room including a foosball table, TV with Sky and bi-fold doors leading to the deck.
Ground floor bedroom 5 with king-size (5ft) bed with en suite use of the ground floor shower room including walk-in shower with dual shower operation, grab rail, basin and WC.
Stairs to the first floor.
Bedroom 1 with super-king-size (6ft) bed and storage. En suite shower room with walk-in shower basin and WC.
Bedroom 2 with super-king-size (6ft) bed with storage and desk.
Bedroom 3 with bunk beds (suitable for adults), desk and storage.
Bedroom 4 with a single (3ft) bed.
Family bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC.
The property has direct forest access from the front of the property, you may often see ponies and other livestock frequent the little bit of lawn directly in front of the property. To the rear of the property is a decked area that surrounds the back of the house. There is a small seating area with rattan furniture plus further dining table and chairs for guests to use. To the side of the property is a newly built patio housing a larger outside dining set for guests to use for alfresco dining. The garden does also includes a small climbing frame and a large pond. The pond is roped off but guests must supervise their children in the garden at all times. The owners will not be held responsible for damages from lack of supervision of children within the property or its grounds for the duration of your stay, therefore it is imperative that children are supervised at all times.
There is parking for up to 4 cars outside the front of the property. This area is forest land which forest livestock have access to.
Christchurch lies between the beautiful New Forest National Park and Bournemouth. Visit the area for the beaches which extend for four miles and are beautiful golden sand. The nearby villages of Highcliffe and Mudeford offer fantastic opportunities for crab fishing. Highcliffe Beach and Friars Cliffe are safe for swimming. The town has an array of shops in the pedestrianized Saxon square as well as a weekly market. Christchurch has a variety of cafes and pubs around the Quay, relax and soak up the tranquil atmosphere. Christchurch plays host to the Food and Wine Festival in May and has over 100 stalls. Join the atmosphere of the Music Festival on the first weekend of July. Catch the Annual Regatta held on the second week of August which ends with a superb fireworks display.
Take a boat to the vast Nature reserve of Brownsea Island owned by the National Trust. Try Watermans Adventure Park catering for different age groups. Or, for family fun then Christchurch Quay and Splash Park cater for all ages. Adventure Wonderland is a great park catering to younger children. We have visited several times and it always goes down well and we stay until closing! Christchurch and Highcliffe Castle are a must for history lovers with Highcliffe Castle having a cafe to relax in after your tour.