The property is situated in the picturesque hamlet of Crow, located on the edge of Ringwood, near to the New Forest, offering thousands of acres of natural heath and woodland, providing some of the best riding landscape in the country. Nearby are the scenic Hightown lakes, Crow Farm shop, Aivly Country Store and popular Elm Tree public house and restaurant. The bustling market town of Ringwood is approximately 1.5 miles distant, offering a comprehensive range of independent and high street shops, cafes and restaurants, well-known local brewery and two supermarkets, as well as excellent leisure facilities and exceptional local schools. The easily accessible A338 connects to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole with their stunning sandy beaches (approximately 10-15 miles south), and also the city of Salisbury (approximately 18 miles north). The A31 links to Southampton (approximately 18 miles East via the M27) with London approximately a two hour drive (via the M3/M25). There are international airports and mainline railway stations at both Bournemouth and Southampton, with regular National Express coaches departing from Ringwood to London Victoria.

The porch opens into the entrance/dining hall featuring original exposed beams and a cast iron fireplace, with attractive Amtico flooring which continues throughout most of the ground floor. Adjacent is the sitting room which comprises a beautiful brick inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove and feature bread oven. From here there is access to the day room/bedroom 4; a delightful room with doors opening onto the gardens, served by the ground floor shower room. The kitchen is positioned to the rear of the property with views over the pretty gardens and is fitted with a range of quality painted wooden units Bianco Massa Quartz worksurfaces and an inset Butlers sink. John Lewis appliances include an electric oven and grill, electric hob and integrated dishwasher. There is also a walk-in larder providing useful storage and a cupboard housing the boiler. A separate utility room/boot room offers further space and plumbing for appliances and an additional Butlers sink, with a stable door giving access to the garden. From the landing, with beautiful stained-glass windows, there is access to three bedrooms and a family bathroom suite, comprising a quality suite including a WC, pedestal wash basin and freestanding bath. The master bedroom has attractive painted beams, with a useful dressing room/nursery adjacent, offering ample space and also featuring a charming stained-glass window. All bedrooms have a lovely rural outlook.

To the front of the property is a pretty garden comprising low hedging, lavender and rosemary, with gravel areas either side providing parking. Double gates open onto a hardstanding and the gardens – which are a particular feature of this lovely home; containing an abundance of wonderful shrubs and plants, with a central area of lawn and a gravelled seating area to the rear of the kitchen. A path leads to a further rear section of garden, comprising a further variety of plants and a garden shed. There is also a stable block consisting of a stable and adjacent tack room, with external log store. (please note; there is a separate paddock available to purchase across the lane).  

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, Crow, Hampshire

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 2
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 3

No forward chain. A charming three/four bedroom period cottage situated in the semi-rural hamlet of Crow, on the edge of the stunning New Forest and popular market town of Ringwood. This lovely property offers much character, including beamed ceilings (believed to have originated from the Armada), an inglenook fireplace and stained glass windows, yet has been tastefully modernised to create a spacious and comfortable home, set in beautiful established gardens. Energy Performance Rating: D

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