The property is constructed of part block and part steel frame and has been finished externally with a unique blend of maintenance free render, sweet chestnut timber cladding and French terracotta tiling. The impressive design features are immediately evident upon entering the spacious 22 ft high entrance hall which incorporates a bespoke curved glass wall enabling the stunning views to be enjoyed instantaneously. The entrance hall has engineered walnut flooring and features a modern oak staircase with glass banister panels, which rises to the first floor landing and gantry. The entrance hall also provides a guest cloakroom, wine store and cloaks cupboard, and access to the open plan kitchen/dining room. This stunning room has beautiful porcelain tiled flooring and centres upon a full height slate chimney breast with back to back log burner which creates an impressive feature throughout the entire building and cleverly extends outside to form an exterior wall. The beautifully fitted Leicht kitchen has attractive stone quartz and Silestone work surfaces which incorporate a full range of Gaggenau appliances. There is also an oval central island incorporating a 1½ bowl sink, Miele dishwasher and breakfast bar, with attractive mood lighting and doors that lead to the pantry and utility/boot room. This extensive open plan living room provides plenty of space to create both dining and seating areas, whilst two sets of bi-folding doors open onto an adjacent covered terrace. Steps lead down from the dining area to the sitting room which has engineered walnut flooring and centres upon the slate chimney breast. All of these principal reception rooms benefit from full height windows designed to maximise the impact of the surrounding views. The remainder of the ground floor accommodation is accessed via a hallway which leads to a dual aspect guest bedroom which benefits from built-in wardrobes and en-suite bathroom facilities, in addition there is a plant room and a dual aspect study, which has bi-folding doors opening onto a rear terrace. From the entrance hall, stairs rise to the first floor galleried landing which has a gantry overlooking both the entrance hall and living areas and provides access to the master bedroom suite. This suite has the benefit of a beautifully fitted en-suite bathroom with separate shower, twin wash hand basins and a separate dressing room, whilst doors open onto a decked terrace which provides 270°
of unsurpassed views. Bedroom two is also positioned to enjoy similar views from its balcony with attractive Brise Soleil sun screening and boasts both dressing room and en-suite facilities. There are two further double bedrooms and a beautifully fitted Roca family bathroom, plus a laundry room which could be used as a creche or bedroom.
● Remainder of 10 year LABC building guarantee
● Concrete floors to first floor
● Underfloor heating throughout
● Velfac composite double glazed windows (aluminium externals/wooden internals)
● Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery system
● CAT 7 cabling, with WiFi booster points
● LED lighting throughout, with separate table lamp circuits
● Zone controlled external lighting
● Sonas speakers to kitchen, dining and study (entire house has been pre-wired)
● Roca white sanitaryware
● Oak doors, architraves and skirtings
● Engineered walnut flooring / Porcelain floor tiling
Outside, the property is approached via electrically operated gates opening onto a sweeping gravel driveway, which leads to an attached double garage with an automated double door and built-in storage units. Located to one side of the driveway is a useful timber framed outbuilding which could be suitable for a variety of purposes. The property is accessed via a paved canopied entrance which is flanked by two contemporary ornamental koi ponds, both of which have attractive water features. The surrounding gardens have been landscaped to boast beautifully manicured lawns with a variety of mature Douglas Fir, Chestnut, Oak and Beech trees. This elevated plot rolls away to a steep incline which has been attractively planted to allow unrestricted views over the River Avon which flows aimlessly below, whilst unsurpassed views over miles of rolling countryside and the New Forest can be enjoyed.
The property has a water harvesting system which stores rainwater in an underground tank and feeds the outside taps.
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.
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.
Ringwood, Avon Castle, Hampshire
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- 4 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
No forward chain. A stunning contemporary residence, enjoying an elevated position on this highly sought after private estate and boasting some of the most breath-taking and far reaching views over the River Avon and beyond towards the New Forest. This unique property, which extends to almost 3,800 sq ft, was designed by acclaimed architect David Underhill and built to an exacting specification for the current owners in 2015, retaining the remainder of a 10 year LABC guarantee. The imaginative design was created to maximise the beautiful surrounding vista whilst blending style, space and natural light with many energy efficient aspects and as such was recognised as a regional finalist at the LABC Building Excellence Awards in 2016. Energy Performance Rating: BSave Property
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street