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Martin, Fordingbridge
Sold Subject to Contract

3 beds | 2 baths | 3 receptions | £850,000 | 2.6 Acres


  • No Onward Chain
  • Three Bedroom Grade II Listed Property
  • Character Property
  • Double Car Port
  • Shepherds Hut
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Three Stables
  • Superb Outriding
  • In all about 2.65 Acres

A superb equestrian family home with stable yard, well fenced chalk based paddocks and excellent off road outriding directly from the property. The property also enjoys a wrap around lawn with a shepherds hut that can be utilised as a studio or home office. In total about 2.65 Acres.

Situated in the heart of Martin, Simmys is privately positioned and enjoys delightful views over its own land and the Martin Downs. The property comprises of three double bedrooms and three reception rooms and retains much of its original charm and character. Externally, Simmys enjoys lovely equestrian facilities including a well fenced stable yard, chalk based paddocks and superb riding across Martin Down, offering the perfect opportunity for a buyer looking for a small holding. In total the land amounts to about 2.65 acres.

Please speak with Maddie in the office 01722 782727 or email maddie@foxgrant.com to arrange a viewing.

Situation
Fordingbridge 7 miles, Salisbury 11 miles, Ringwood 13 miles
Bournemouth 24 miles
International airports: Bournemouth International Airport: 21 miles,
Southampton 28 miles
Mainline Train Services: Salisbury to London/Waterloo (90 minutes).


Simmys lies in an attractive rural position at the heart of the desirable village of Martin. Situated within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property sits back off the village road with ready access to the A354 or A338 connecting Salisbury and
Ringwood, with Southampton and Winchester via the A31/M27 to the south east. To the West the market town of Salisbury is a short drive providing an excellent range of services and amenities and three supermarkets including Waitrose.

Education
There is an excellent selection of public and private schools in the area including Bryanston, Forres Sandle Manor at Fordingbridge, Moyles Court near Ringwood, Canford Manor at Wimborne and Burgate school, all within 30 minutes` drive. The Cathedral City of
Salisbury to the north offers a host of good schools including a boys and girls Grammar school. See www.isc.co.uk for independents and ww.wiltshire.gov.uk for state schools information.

Local, Sporting & Recreational
Martin enjoys a strong community with a volunteer run shop, popular social club, village hall, and a church, with various community events held throughout the year. The village has its own website with everything you need to know as well as past history: www.martinvillagearchive.org.uk. There is also a community farm which is a not-for-profit farm growing food for sale, run by the villagers, further information is found at www.futurefarms. org.uk. A more comprehensive range of shopping, sporting, cultural
and education facilities can be found close by in the Cathedral City of Salisbury. Good walking, cycling and superb outriding opportunities abound from the property with scenic trails across the rolling chalk downland which forms Martin Down. The New Forest is also easily accessible to the east providing further leisure opportunities. Sailing and water sports are available on the south coast within 40 minutes drive. Horseracing is at Salisbury with Wincanton and Bath to the north west. Local hunts include Wilton, New Forest and Portman. Fishing can be enjoyed on the River Avon nearby on license via private clubs
and organisations. Golf can be enjoyed at Hamptworth.

Simmys
Situated in the heart of Martin, Simmys is privately positioned and enjoys delightful views over its own land and the Martin Downs. Believed to date back to the late 16th Century, the property is Grade II listed and offers three double bedrooms, a dining room with quarry
tiled floor, believed to be original and an impressive main reception room featuring exposed timbers and Inglenook fireplace with log burner. Upstairs, the bedrooms ‘Eyebrow` windows still contain the original 18th century glass. The property was extended in 1991 to provide a large kitchen/breakfast room which is bright and airy, with double doors leading out to the
patio and rear garden. Simmys is utterly unique, and offers lots of character and ‘soul`. It`s worth noting that there has been a recently fitted sewage system which is compliant with all current regulations.

The property comprises;
• Entrance hall
• Kitchen/breakfast room
• Dining room
• Utility with W.C
• Sitting room
• Snug/Bedroom three
• Two upstairs double bedrooms, one with en suite

Double Garage
Adjacent to the principle residence is an oak framed barn, currently utilised as a double car port with additional storage. Connected with power and light. The side of the car port has been converted to a home gym, but could be utilised as a workshop.

Gardens & Grounds
Outside, the property is approached via a gravel driveway that provides plenty of space for parking. The large gardens, mainly lawn, wrap around the house on three sides and benefit from south facing patio. The gardens comprise of a mixture of well stocked beds, patio areas and lawns, with established herbaceous borders and well stocked fruit cage. A particular feature is the original thatched well. At the far end of the garden is a shepherd`s hut, with power connected, providing the perfect opportunity for a home office, studio or air bnb potential.

• Gravel driveway
• Wrap around garden
• Double car port with home gym
• Plenty of off road parking
• Shepherds hut providing the ideal home office/studio


Beyond the garden leads to the lovely equestrian facilities that are well thought out and provide superb opportunity for those seeking a small holding in a picturesque location. There are two/three timber stables enclosed within a concrete yard, providing plenty of parking space for a trailer or small lorry. The yard has power and water connected. The
chalk based paddocks are level free draining and are laid to permanent pasture with stock proof fencing and the abutting tree line provides plenty of natural shelter. The local outriding is stunning across Martin Down with little road work required.

• Timber block of three stables and covered tying up area
• Concrete yard
• Water and power connected
• New fencing
• Beautifully level paddocks
• Off road hacking
• In total the land amounts to about 2.65 acres

Agents Notes
Fox Grant and their clients give notice that:
1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property.
2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Fox Grant has not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
Plans, Areas and Schedules These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for
reference only. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party
to compensation in respect thereof.
Local Authority Hampshire
Council Tax Band G
Energy Performance Certificate Band E
Services
Mains Electricity & Water, Private Drainage, Oil Fired Central Heating.
Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixture, fittings and garden ornaments
are excluded from the sale.
Tenure The property is sold as Freehold and will be sold with vacant possession on
completion.
Particulars Prepared by Maddie Standing-Gill in July 2022

Property Code SH, EQ, CV

Viewings
All viewings strictly by appointment through the agents on 01722 782727. Please contact Maddie Standing-Gill or William Fox Grant for further details or email maddie@foxgrant.com

Directions
From Salisbury: head South West on the A354 towards Blandford, after
about 8 miles take the second turning left to Martin. Go past the church
and the property will be on the right hand side.

Postcode: SP6 3LD



Notice
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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