A large entrance hall, finished with wood effect flooring, comprises a cloaks cupboard and gives access to the living accommodation and cloakroom. The large triple aspect lounge has superb views over the surrounding gardens and forest beyond with sliding doors to the rear patio and garden, and features a Purbeck stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove. Wood-effect laminate flooring continues through to the open-plan dining room; again with sliding doors opening on to the rear patio. The adjacent kitchen is fitted with a range of built in base, wall and drawer units, and includes a larder, an electric ceramic hob with cooker hood over and an eye-level electric oven, with further space for a dishwasher and fridge/freezer. A separate utility room offers space and plumbing for a washing machine, and has an external door. There is also a useful study which enjoys an aspect to the rear. Accessed from the inner hall are four generous bedrooms, all with built-in cupboards and beautiful views of the surrounding grounds, and two bathrooms; each comprising three piece suites, including a Jacuzzi bath with shower.
The property is approached over a cattle grid to a gravel drive and large parking forecourt, and the detached garage. The formal gardens lie mainly to the rear, consisting of a large expanse of lawn enclosed by low hedging and a terrace adjacent to the lounge, which overlooks the surrounding land and forest beyond. The majority of the grounds, which amount to approximately five acres, consist of level paddock land which is currently separated into six by post and rail fencing, with three field shelters. Additional outbuildings include a barn with adjoing haybarn, a stable block, a woodstore, further store and summerhouse.
This desirable home is situated in the rural hamlet of Linwood, located in the heart of the New Forest National Park, with direct access to thousands of acres of natural heath and woodland, ideal for walking, cycling and riding. The nearby popular ‘Red Shoot Inn’ offers its own brewery with special New Forest Ales on Tap. 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, 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 quality eateries. Families are attracted by the sense of community, superb infant and junior schools, and highly regarded secondary school (its sixth form provision rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted). 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, are easily accessible.
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.
£1,000,000 Offers In Excess Of
Ringwood, Linwood, Hampshire
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- 2 Bathrooms:
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A rare opportunity to purchase a detached bungalow set in five acres of paddocks and gardens, situated in a beautiful New Forest location with direct forest access and stunning views. This 1970’s equestrian home has planning permission and permitted development rights to extend and further benefits from numerous outbuildings, including a large haybarn and twin stable block. An additional five acres of paddock land nearby is available by separate negotiation. Energy Performance Rating: DSave Property
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