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. Adjacent to the cottage, across the lane and accessed by a five bar gate, is a separate paddock amounting to approximately two acres, including an area of woodland providing natural shelter. The paddock is enclosed by post and rail fencing and comprises a field shelter. 

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 bedroom have a lovely rural outlook.

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.

Living in Milford on Sea

Milford on Sea is currently a property hot spot. It is one of the last remaining seaside villages in Hampshire and is delightfully picturesque with a proper village green at its centre. This green is often the focus for popular village events such as maypole dancing and the annual food festival and is fringed by a range of independents (including antiques shops, butcher’s, chemists and greengrocer’s). Recently Milford has developed something of a reputation as a foodie destination with its collection of tea rooms, bistros, wine bar, fish and chips and specialist fish restaurant, plus more.

This is a vibrant village with a friendly and lively community, and appeals to both young families (the primary school has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted) and older couples looking for somewhere on the coast to relax. The old-fashioned seafront stretches from Hurst spit and Keyhaven nature reserve in the east towards Christchurch Harbour to the west, and enjoys lovely views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and the Needles.

A good mix of properties includes striking contemporary seafront homes and cliff top apartments with big sea views, quaint terraced old fishermen’s cottages and some substantial 1920s and 1930s Ravenscroft arts and crafts influenced homes in and around Barnes Lane.


Ringwood, Hampshire

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

No forward chain. A unique character property with approximately 2 acres of paddocks, located in the sought after hamlet of Crow a short distance from the open forest. This delightful home is presented beautifully throughout and offers spacious living accommodation with much period charm. Also with the benefit of a stable block and beautifully landscaped gardens. Energy Performance Rating: D

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