The entrance door leads into the spacious hallway with automatic lighting and adjacent generously sized guest cloakroom with a white suite of WC and wash hand basin. The hallway, which includes a large triple storage cupboard, leads to the master bedroom, bedroom two and the open plan living room, adjoining dining area and kitchen. This light and spacious room has a south facing turreted dining area with four large windows and fully glazed door leading to the south facing private balcony with ample room for outdoor table, chairs and sun loungers, overlooking the mature woodland and gardens. The kitchen leads off of the living room with a window over-looking the balcony and woodland. Appliances consist of a built-in Hotpoint washer/dryer, Lamona dishwasher and four-ring ceramic hob with fitted extractor hood above, built-in fridge freezer and AEG cooker. There are also a range of floor and eye level storage cupboards and drawers with attractive pale beech wooden effect work tops over and cream tiles behind. The main bedroom offers views over the garden and woodlands and includes a large double wardrobe with illuminated interior. A door opens to the large en-suite shower room comprising a white suite WC, wash hand basin and double sized shower. Additional features include a full-length mirrored storage cupboard with shelving, a heated towel rail, extractor fan, fitted mirror and glazed window to garden. Bedroom two is very spacious with southerly views over the woodlands and includes two built-in storage cupboards/wardrobes and a door leading to an en-suite bathroom with a white suite comprising a WC, wash hand basin and bath with shower over.


The apartment is accessed via a communal lift or either of two staircases. There is a guest accommodation suite available for visitors located on the same floor as the apartment On the ground floor there are communal sitting room, communal conservatory and a buggy store.


Energy Performance Rating: B Current: 82 Potential: 82

Council Tax Band: E


There is a maintenance charge of £311 per calendar month.

The maintenance charge includes:

– Building insurance

– Exterior building maintenance

– Window cleaning

– Boiler maintenance

– 2 hours of domestic assistance per week

– 24 hour emergency call alarm system


The St Ives Place development offers independent retirement living with the option of on-site support for later years (if required). St Ives Place also offers extensive recreational and communal facilities, such as:

– The Bistro

– Landscaped Communal Gardens

– Residents lounge (in which hobby classes are held)

– On-site hairdresser/beautician

– Mini bus service to Ringwood & social events

The spacious south easterly facing balcony has ample space for outdoor table and chairs. Overlooking the mature woodland, and the manicured communal gardens.


The property is situated in a sought after road within the beautiful Ashley Heath, close to the beautiful Ringwood Forest and Moors Valley Country Park and golf course, with acres of natural woodland ideal for walking, cycling and riding. There is also a local convenience shop and bus stop within a short distance. The popular market town of Ringwood is approximately 1.5 miles distant, offering an excellent variety of shopping facilities, boutiques, cafes and restaurants as well as two supermarkets and two leisure centres. For commuters the A338 provides easy access to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (approx. 8 miles south) and the easily accessible A31 links to Southampton (approx. 18 miles east), via the M27. There are international airports at both Bournemouth and Southampton.

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. Looking for an Estate Agent in Ringwood? Spencers are here to help.

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£450,000 Offers In Excess Of

Ashley Heath, Ringwood

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 2
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 1

OFFERED WITH VACANT POSSESSION - A light, spacious two-bedroom first floor assisted living retirement apartment situated within the St Ives Place development benefiting from a beautiful south-facing balcony overlooking mature woodland and stunning communal gardens with a dedicated communal parking area for residents. Energy Performance Rating: B

Spencers Ringwood Office

42 High Street
BH24 1AG

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