The spacious entrance hall, with attractive flooring, gives access to the living accommodation, three of the five bedrooms and the airing cupboard with hot water tank. Both the living room and dining room have an aspect across the garden and adjoining paddocks, each with sliding doors opening onto the rear patio. The living room has the added benefit of a wood burning stove. The kitchen comprises a range of fitted units with work surfaces over and an inset stainless steel sink unit. There is space for a dishwasher, range style oven and fridge/freezer with additional appliance space and storage in the adjacent utility/boot room; which has a stable door to the outside. There is also access from here into the large games room which has a double aspect and numerous plug sockets, making this ideal to use as a home office. Three of the five bedrooms are located on the ground floor; bedroom three with an en-suite shower and bedrooms four and five (currently used as a dressing room) served by the modern family bathroom, which was refitted in 2017 and comprises a bath, WC and pedestal wash basin. From the first floor landing there is access to the two first floor bedrooms, both of which have built in wardrobes and overlook the paddocks, and the first floor family bathroom which was also refitted in 2017 and includes a bath with shower attachment over.
To the front of the property is an extensive area of lawn and an adjacent drive leading to a detached double garage, with pitched roof and up and over door. The rear garden is also mainly laid to lawn with a patio adjacent to the rear of the property. A gate leads to an area of hardstanding and the stable block, which was built in 2012, comprising of two double loose boxes and a tack/feed room with connected hot/cold water supply. A five bar gate opens into the paddocks, which are divided by post and rail fencing (replaced in 2012) and comprise a mobile field shelter (suitable for two horses). There is direct access at the bottom of the paddock to the Hurn Forest, which is excellent for riding. A further paddock to the side of the property can be separately accessed from the lane via a five bar gate.
Situated in on the edge of St Leonard within a country lane, this property is located adjacent to SSSI land and benefits from direct access to the Hurn Forest. Also close by and easily accessed is Avon Country Park, Ringwood Forest and Moors Valley Country Park and Golf Course. Nearby, the market town of Ringwood offers a comprehensive range of restaurants, pubs and shops, as well as excellent local schooling and leisure facilities. The easily accessible A31 provides links to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch via the A338, and to Southampton via the M27. London, via the M3, is only a two hour drive away. There are international airports and mainline railway stations at Bournemouth and Southampton. There are also regular National Express coaches from Ringwood to London Victoria.
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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Ringwood, St Leonards, Hampshire
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A superb equestrian property comprising of a five-bedroom chalet and approximately five acres of paddocks with a substantial stable block and direct access to the Hurn Forest. This versatile 1960’s home provides spacious living accommodation and is located towards the end of a quite lane on the edge of St Leonards, within a short drive of nearby Ringwood and the New Forest. With the additional benefit of a detached double garage and substantial stable block. Energy Performance Rating: DSave Property
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