Wisteria Cottage, Emery Down

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Wisteria Cottage, Emery Down

3 Bedroom House


About Wisteria Cottage, Emery Down

A quirky, detached cottage situated in an idyllic location, on a no through road, in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Built in 1840 Wisteria Cottage maintains many original features and has bags of character. The cottage comprises, three bedrooms, three reception rooms, a downstairs WC, bathroom and a useful attic space. A small courtyard houses a large and small storage shed, with electricity, useful for bikes and outdoor equipment.
Silver Street is a higgledy-piggledy row of cottages and houses, facing a conservation area and backing onto countryside. Turn right from the cottage and you have direct access to the forest, turn left and you’re on a country path, leading into Lyndhurst.
Wisteria Cottage is offered with no forward chain.


A rarely available, compact New Forest cottage situated in the ever popular Emery Down which is sure to appeal to a wide range of buyers. On the ground floor are three reception rooms and downstairs WC, with the courtyard garden accessed via the kitchen. On the first floor there are three well-proportioned bedrooms with a bathroom. There are two attic spaces one has been converted into a useful low ceilinged room, the other, part boarded with lighting is a used for storage. Situated in a no through road which has access to the New Forest at the far end of it, this rarely available detached cottage offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire a characterful cottage in a superb setting. A rare find.
Please note a floor plan is to follow shortly.

Useful Information

• All windows are double glazed (except the original window on the stairs to the attic room)
• Doors and cupboards are wooden tongue and grove with black metal latches, in keeping with the age of the cottage.
• Downstairs the floors are quarry tiled, except for the Sitting room which is carpeted. Upstairs is carpeted except the bathroom which is tiled.
• Gas central heating.

Vendor's Perspective

We loved the quirkiness of Wisteria, it really is an unusual cottage … one of a kind and it supported us and encouraged us to be more creative ourselves! It is a warm, cosy cottage, a loving, gentle place to be. Initially we were concerned with the lack of outdoor space but, because of where it is we never felt a lack; the forest became our great outdoor! It is very peaceful and unpolluted by light and sound, owls and bats at night and lots of bird song during the day. The community is warm and friendly and we love our neighbours … human and animal. We got very used to horses, donkeys and cows walking past the door and in the autumn, pigs. We have a fantastic photo of 2 donkeys trying to come into the lobby. Buying Wisteria is far more than just buying somewhere to live; it’s buying a little piece of the beauty of life …. magic!


Emery Down is one of the most sought after villages in the New Forest and benefits from a wonderful sense of a rural community with a village hall, church, an excellent pub, The New Forest Inn, and a community library in a telephone box!
It is positioned at the top of a hill with beautiful views, tucked away from the main tourist hot spots and associated traffic congestion but, close to the vibrant village of Lyndhurst.
Lyndhurst is a thriving village with an active Community Centre, post office, library, Doctors and Dental Surgeries, Primary School and boutique shops and supermarket. Being the largest village in the New Forest National Park, it is a popular tourist location with many independent shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants.

Additional Information

The pretty port town of Lymington with its marina and weekend market is 9 miles away. Offering excellent communication links, Junction 1 of the M27 motorway can be accessed at Cadnam, 4 miles to the North, providing access to Bournemouth, Southampton and the Cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester. Ashurst train station (3.1 miles) and Brockenhurst (4.6 miles) allow fast and easy access to London Waterloo.

Entrance Lobby

9' 1" x 7' 10" (2.77m x 2.39m)
Comprises - Original small fireplace with a wooden mantle. Built in tall utility cupboard and window seat shoe cupboard. Electricity meter housed in a small wooden box by the front door.
Step down into Inner Hall, to the right side if inner hall ...


9' x 8' (2.74m x 2.43m)
Comprising a small German coal range (needs servicing). Various cupboards and a water softener, spaces for a quarter sized dishwasher, a washing machine and a tall fridge/freezer. A stable door with a window and a cat flap leads out to a path which leads down and around to a small courtyard to the back of the house.
Step up into ...

Dining Room

8' x 7' 6" (2.43m x 2.29m)
Original fireplace with mantel and fitted cupboard to the side
Window looking out to the front of the property

Understairs Cupboard

(To the left side of inner hall). The vendors have made this into a dogs bedroom - It has a light and is painted, carpeted and shelved with 2 small latched doors leading into it.


Toilet and hand basin.

End of hall

Original outside window looks from the hall into the sitting room.

Sitting Room

12' 3" x 10' 7" (3.74m x 3.22m)
Working open fireplace with hand painted feature tiles and a wooden mantel above
Built in cupboards and bookshelves to either side of the fireplace
Large window looking out to the side of the cottage.


... to the first floor from the Inner lobby
Steps and rails are stripped wood
Small cupboard built into the wall halfway up where the stairway turns direction.

Master Bedroom

12' x 10' (3.65m x 3.04m)
Large picture window looking out to the side of the cottage. Smaller window looking out to the back, with a built in window seat/storage box.
Large fitted wardrobe with sliding doors to maximise the space
Small sink in the corner of the room.

Bedroom 2

9' x 9' 1" (2.74m x 2.76m)
Window looking out to the front of the cottage
Small wardrobe space and shelving built into the wall (not included in the room measurements)

Bedroom 3

9' x 9' 5" (2.74m x 2.86m)
Window looking out to the front of the cottage
Small wardrobe space and shelving built into the wall - backs into the bathroom cupboard (not included in the room measurements)


Good sized bathroom with floor tiles
Bath with overhead power shower, toilet, sink and mirrored medicine cabinet
Window looking out to the back
Large cupboard houses the combi-boiler
Built in storage box and shelves

Attic Room

Low pitched ceiling with visible purling
Wide built in shelves running the length of the room on either side
Small window looking out to the trees to the front
Small window looking out onto the back chimney
Storage cupboards running along the width of the room on the back wall, accessed by 2 doors
This room has been used as a teenagers bedroom, a meditation space, a quiet reading room and most recently as a children’s playroom.

Courtyard Garden

Laid with patio slabs
Outside tap and light
Enclosed by a wooden fence covered with clematis and honeysuckle. Although the path is lined with potted plants the courtyard has been mostly used as a functional space. The path leads down past a small coal bunker into the courtyard which houses a large wooden storage shed and a smaller brick built shed. Both sheds have electricity and lighting.

(EPC) EEC Only

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