Avon Castle is an exclusive residential area set in the beautiful Avon Valley which borders the charming market town of Ringwood. Still home to the stunning castle, today Avon Castle is known as an up market private residential area where many of the mid-20th century properties have been replaced with substantial architect designed homes. The exquisite location is accessed along an established rhododendron-lined drive, offering the feeling of seclusion and privacy, yet is conveniently situated just one and a half miles west of Ringwood with excellent road links.
Ringwood is an historic market town located on the edge of the New Forest National Park, within a short drive of the coast, Bournemouth and other attractive market towns. Ringwood town provides an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and cafes within the original high street and market place and more recently developed Furlong, offering the best of both independent businesses and stores including Waitrose, Aga, Hobbs, Gerry Weber, Crew and Joules. The quality of amenities reflects the prosperity of the area, including a highly rated secondary school and sixth form. For the commuter, the easily accessible A338 and A31 provide convenient routes to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (approx. 8 miles south), Salisbury (approx. 18 miles north) and via the M27 to Southampton (approx. 17 miles east). London is approximately a two hours drive via the M27 and M3. Major roads provide easy access to London, the Jurassic Coast and international airports.
This innovative home comprises modern features throughout, including a heat recovery and ventilation system, Control 4 home automation system, zoned mood lighting, powder coated aluminium windows and doors and under floor heating.
The hall features a vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the gardens and river, creating a most impressive entrance. The hall gives access to the living accommodation, cloakroom and cloaks cupboard and is finished with Porcelain tiles which continue through to the kitchen/family/dining room; this spectacular room, designed by Kitchen Elegance, is fitted with a modern Leich kitchen with quality Quartz work-surfaces. The matching island unit incorporates a Walnut breakfast bar, Miele induction hob and pop up extractor whilst further integrated appliances include a double electric oven, combination oven, Miele coffee machine, large Siemens fridge and freezer and Miele dishwasher. The kitchen area is open plan to the dining and living areas, which are partly separated by a Decoflame gas fire. Sliding doors stretch the length of the living and dining room to take full advantage of the beautiful far reaching views, opening onto the extensive rear terrace and gardens – ideal for entertaining. Leading off the kitchen area is a utility room and useful walk-in larder. The spacious double height living room with mezzanine above, features floor to ceiling windows, also with sliding doors to the rear terrace. Included within the ground floor accommodation is a media room/office, featuring a glass wall to the front aspect and built in cupboard housing the entertainment/control system. A glass and oak staircase rises to the first floor accommodation, comprising: five bedrooms – each with a dressing area/room and quality fitted en-suite, with Grohe fittings and stylish tiling; a mezzanine sitting area overlooking the river and Avon Valley; and a laundry room which houses the airing and linen cupboards with space for appliances. The luxurious master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and a glass wall with doors opening onto a balcony, offering breath-taking river views. The en-suite is finished with Porcelain tiles and comprises a freestanding bath with shower attachment, walk in shower cubicle with rainwater shower and separate hand held shower attachment, WC, twin vanity sink unit, heated towel rail and a large inset mirror. Adjacent is a large walk-in fitted dressing room.
The property is approached through electric gates to a sweeping resin drive, which leads to the large parking area and integral double garage, with large electric door and housing the heating/ventilation units.
The gardens have been carefully landscaped and compliment the house perfectly, comprising a raised terrace adjacent to the rear of the house and a further decked seating area overlooking the stunning Avon Valley, with attractive slate clad steps down to the lawn and river bank. To one side of the garden is a delightful oak framed gazebo, perfect for evening drinks by the river.
Living in Ringwood
Ringwood offers the best of all worlds. This old market town is positioned on the edge of the New Forest, yet is just ten minutes drive to the coast and also has easy access to the A31, with London, Southampton and Winchester in one direction and Bournemouth in the other.
It is an increasingly popular destination for home hunters. Best known as the home of Ringwood Brewery (inspiration for the current boom in microbreweries), it is undergoing a re-identification. The old cattle market has been transformed into a stylish shopping quarter with names such as Aga, Hobbs, Joules, Waitrose and Waterstones, and a programme of events that includes live music and farmers’ markets. The adjacent high street has retained its character, with a traditional weekly market and a selection of independents, a new artisan bakery, and a variety of decent eateries such as Framptons and Noisy Lobster.
Families are attracted by the sense of community and highly regarded secondary school (its sixth form provision rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted). There is a wide range of property from thatched cottages, through Victorian and Edwardian villas to tree-lined closes of homes built between the wars and every decade from mid-century onwards.
To the north are the quieter, untouched reaches of the Forest and larger country houses. To the west Ringwood is bounded by the River Avon and Avon Castle, a private estate of big, individual, contemporary properties in large plots, many with views across the water meadows. Avon Castle appeals to those looking for privacy and seclusion, and also attracts people moving from London in search of country life combined with contemporary living.
Avon Castle, Ringwood, Hampshire
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*RIVERSIDE LOCATION* An exceptional 6000 sq. ft. new home, occupying an exclusive and superior riverside plot in this most sought after private estate. A superb example of contemporary design, this individual property is finished to the highest standard with quality fixtures and fittings throughout. Floor to ceiling windows offer spectacular views across the river and Avon Valley with the property having the benefit of fishing rights. The grounds have been carefully created with entertaining and relaxing in mind, landscaped to make the most of the tranquil setting. Energy Performance Rating: BSave Property
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street