The spacious glass fronted entrance hall has a feature slate wall and a full height, glass panelled wall to the rear which provides stunning views immediately upon entering the property and has an attractive wall-mounted double-sided gas fireplace which also opens to the open-plan living area. The entrance hall has been designed to be able to incorporate a lift if so desired. Access is provided to the light and airy, open-plan kitchen/living area which features pillarless bi-folding doors to two sides with a decked terrace area fitted with Millboard non-slip decking; a lovely design feature which creates an inside-outside feel to the heart of this modern family home. The kitchen has been beautifully fitted with a bespoke range of contemporary units with integrated Miele appliances incorporating steam oven, microwave and conventional ovens, refrigerator, freezer, coffee machine and Teppanyaki grill plate. There is plenty of space for a sizeable dining table, whilst the open-plan sitting room area centres upon a double-fronted gas flame fire. From the entrance hall sliding doors open to the cinema room which has remote controlled black-out curtains with bi-folding doors opening to the garden, there is a drop-down cinema screen with projector, whilst 12 fitted speakers provide surround sound audio. This room also provides flexibility to be used as an additional reception room if preferred. There is also a separate study, plus a useful cloaks cupboard with adjacent guest cloakroom which has been fitted with porcelain tiling and a white suite comprising WC and wash hand basin on a vanity unit, and a utility room with space and plumbing provided for a washing machine. A hallway leads to a rear lobby which has a shower room with a massage shower, WC, glass wash hand basin on a wall-mounted vanity unit and heated towel rail, whilst a further door leads to the gym/home office; a spacious room with non-slip flooring, fitted with a range of built-in Lamco cupboards, with bi-folding doors opening to the garden. Modern open tread stairs lead from the entrance hall to a gantry style landing with glass balustrade on the first floor, where access is provided to bedroom 2 which benefits from an en-suite shower room and features corner bi-folding doors opening to a decked balcony with glass balustrade, ensuring the most stunning rural views. There are 3 additional double bedrooms on this floor, all of which have beautifully fitted en-suite shower rooms, plus bedroom 6 which has a door providing Jack & Jill access to the family bathroom which has been fitted with a Jacuzzi style bath with shower attachment, WC, shaped wash hand basin, heated towel rail and feature pebble flooring. Open stairs rise to the 2nd floor which houses the truly impressive master bedroom suite featuring a cylindrical log burning stove, freestanding copper bath, mood lighting over the bed, ceramic tiled flooring, 2 pairs of bi-folding doors to a decked balcony with glass balustrade offering stunning views of the nearby Castle and the Avon Valley. This extensive suite is open to an impressive dressing room which has a door opening to the balcony and a fully tiled en-suite shower room which boasts full height windows with Luxoflex blinds, and which incorporates 2 marble wash hand basins, wall-mounted WC, 2 heated towel rails and feature pebble flooring to the shower which also has built-in waterfall and steam features.
Outside, remote controlled sliding security gates open to a spacious driveway which leads in turn to a triple garage block with roller shutter doors to both front and rear elevations to allow easy access to the garden. Access is provided to the rear southerly facing gardens which boast amazing views over the Avon Valley and feature 2 separate areas which are mainly laid to lawn with an attractive sun terrace and mature planted borders, whilst a built-in pizza oven creates a lovely al-fresco dining area. Steps lead down to a further nature/play area, ideal for adventurous children to explore and enjoy.
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. 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.
The Local Area
Ringwood is positioned on the edge of the New Forest, yet is just a short drive from the coast. It is an increasingly popular destination for home hunters having undergone 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. The adjacent high street has retained its character, with a traditional weekly market and a selection of independent and high street shops, cafes and restaurants. For the commuter, the cities of Salisbury and Southampton are easily reached via the A338 and the A31 and London is just an hour away via a train from Southampton Parkway. The larger shopping towns of Bournemouth (10 miles south) and Southampton (20 miles east), both of which have airports that are easily accessible.
As the crow flies…
Ringwood School and 6th Form 2.9 miles
Ringwood Town Centre 2.7 miles
David Lloyd 3.5 miles
Moors Valley Country Park 3.8 miles
Ferndown Golf Course 5.0 miles
Hurn Airport 5.1 miles
Bournemouth Hospital 9.2 miles
Mudeford Quay 11.5 miles
Southampton Parkway Train Station 26.3 miles
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.
£2,250,000 Guide Price
- 6 Bedrooms:
- 6 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
This individually designed, contemporary, three-storey residence has undergone an extensive programme of remodelling and complete refurbishment, all of which was undertaken by the current owners and finished in 2017. The property boasts living accommodation approaching 5200sqft with a wealth of modern design features including aluminium powder coated windows and bi-folding doors, underfloor heating throughout, CAT6 network cabling, security alarm plus smart system with security cameras and lighting, and a cinema room to name but a few. The property is enviably located on the desirable Avon Castle Drive and sits within a deceptively large plot boasting an elevated, southerly facing position providing impressive, far reaching views over the Avon Valley. Energy Performance Rating: BSave Property
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street