The beautiful Linford Valley, is located close by and is an added delight for all with grassland, enclosures and a picturesque stream offering walkers, riders and cyclists the very best of the beautiful New Forest National Park. The popular market town of Ringwood is approximately 2 miles away, providing excellent facilities.
The entrance hall has reclaimed pine floorboards and an under stairs storage cupboard, with French doors providing access to the sitting/dining room. This impressive full height reception area boasts a vaulted ceiling with floor to ceiling glass panels allowing natural light to flood through, whilst French doors provide views over the garden and access to a decked terrace. This well-proportioned dual-aspect room has matching reclaimed pine floorboards and provides plenty of space for both sitting and dining areas, with an attractive galleried landing overhead. The current owners have recently remodelled and refitted the kitchen/breakfast room with a range of Sheraton units under woodblock working surfaces with Villeroy & Boch butler sink and a range of integrated appliances comprising a Smeg 7-ring range cooker, microwave, dish washer, washing machine and tumble dryer, with a cupboard housing a Potterton gas boiler, space for an American-style fridge/freezer and attractive sandstone tiled flooring. There is a complimentary central island unit under a Silestone working surface which incorporates an oak breakfast bar and integrated wine cooler, with bi-folding doors opening onto a decked terrace which creates a lovely al fresco dining area. In addition, on the ground floor there is a dual aspect double bedroom with reclaimed pine floorboards and a guest cloakroom featuring a Fired Earth circular sink set upon a bespoke vintage cabinet and period style WC. From the entrance hall a turning staircase rises to the spacious galleried landing area which overlooks the vaulted reception room, which has an airing cupboard housing a pressurised hot water tank and an access hatch to a boarded loft space. From here access is providing to the dual aspect master bedroom which enjoys the benefit of an en-suite bathroom fitted with a white suite comprising bath, separate shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and bidet. There are two further double bedrooms, both of which are fitted with bespoke wardrobes and enjoy woodland views. These bedrooms are served by the family bathroom which has been fitted with a white suite comprising bath with hand-held shower attachment, separate shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin in a vanity unit, with stripped wooden flooring.
Outside, the property is approached over a cattle grid and through a sweeping brick entrance with hardwood double gates. Once inside there is an extensive graveled parking area for numerous vehicles which leads to a detached double garage with storage above (planning permission has been granted to link the first floor of the garage to the main dwelling to create a 5th bedroom with en-suite facility). The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by mature evergreen hedging, with a wooden decked terrace with glass balustrade panels and a pretty Wisteria covered pergola over. A five-bar gate leads through to a hard standing area with additional field gates providing access to the forest lane and to the paddock, which extends to in excess of one acre, and has a water trough and timber field shelter. Access to the open forest for riding is provided within a stone’s throw along 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.
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Located within the desirable cattle grid area of the New Forest National Park, just moments from the open forest. A modern four bedroom family home, built in 1998 with planning permission granted to create a fifth bedroom. The property sits within a generous plot totalling 1.5 acres which incorporates formal garden and a paddock (of approximately 1.1 acres) with easy access to open forest riding. Energy Performance Rating: DSave Property
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street