The property is situated in a highly sought after road within 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 (approximately 8 miles South) and the easily accessible A31 links to Southampton (approximately 18 miles East), via the M27. There are international airports at both Bournemouth and Southampton.
The glass panelled front door opens into the impressive entrance hall with beautiful marble flooring. The entrance hall gives access to the principal living accommodation and gives access to a cloakroom fitted with quality suite including a high gloss vanity sink unit, marble floor and stylish mosaic wall tiles. The stunning flooring continues through to the study, kitchen and utility room. The well-proportioned Study, which has an aspect to the front, comprises classic built in office furniture and features attractive ornate coving, offering a classic feel. Double doors with bevelled glass panels open into the Dining Room, with bi-fold doors onto the gardens and featuring superb French Oak flooring, which continues through to the open plan living room. The impressive triple aspect living area is light and spacious, featuring an inset wood burning stove providing a striking focal point, and beautiful ornate coving and ceiling roses. To the rear of the property overlooking the stunning landscaped gardens, is a large conservatory with fitted blinds and air conditioning, making it a useful room all year round. The superb Neptune kitchen/breakfast room has been recently fitted with a range of quality solid wood units with sandblasted granite work surfaces over, including a matching island unit with breakfast bar. Comprising an integrated dishwasher, double ceramic sink unit with a chrome mixer tap and filtered water tap, water softener, waste disposal unit and an ‘Everhot’ range cooker, with space for a fridge/freezer. Finished with attractive tiled flooring. There is a very useful Inner Lobby adjacent, with a door to the garden, a further door to the integral garage and a connecting door to the Utility Room, which provides further space for appliances.
Stairs from the entrance hall rise to a spacious part-galleried landing, leading to four first floor bedrooms and separate family bathroom. The stunning master suite boasts an aspect to the rear and comprises a dressing room with quality floor to ceiling mirrored wardrobes, and a magnificent en-suite; fitted with as superior suite including a curved edge bath with granite surround, large walk-in shower and vanity sink unit. The bathroom is beautifully finished with modern mosaic tiling and under-floor heating. The guest bedroom also benefits from a quality en-suite, with large shower and vanity sink unit and again, fantastic quality tiling. Bedrooms three and four are also double rooms, both with an aspect over the gardens and built in wardrobes. The separate family bathroom is fitted with a quality modern suite. Stairs rise to the spacious second floor bedroom, which would also make an ideal guest room, boasting a large en-suite, which includes an over-sized shower cubicle and sink with adjacent granite surface.
The property is approached through electric aluminium gates to a large parking forecourt and double garage with electric doors, with an adjacent lawn bordered by established ornamental shrubs. Mature hedges to the boundaries screen the property well from the road. A wrought iron side gate leads to a further parking area, suitable for a caravan or boat, and an attractive shingle courtyard area. To the other side of the property double gates give access to another parking area, which in turn leads to a garden ‘utilities’ area with vegetable patch and sheds with power and light.
The southerly aspect rear garden has been beautifully landscaped and is mainly laid to lawn with an extensive patio area adjacent to the rear of the property. There is a pretty central water feature, and a substantial concrete summerhouse with surrounding decking area, offering a lovely shaded area on hot days – ideal for entertaining. Mature shrubs and trees to the boundaries provide an excellent degree of privacy. The grounds in all amount to approximately half an acre and are beautifully illuminated at night by external lighting.
An appealing walkway with wooden frame connects the house to the impressive leisure complex, provides an excellent retreat in all weather; housing a full length heated swimming pool, a sauna, steam room, changing room and gym.
Council Tax Band: G
Mains Electric, Gas, Water and Drainage System
Energy Performance Rating: D Current: 57 Potential: 65
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.
Ashley Heath, Ringwood
- 5 Bedrooms:
- 5 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
Spencers of Ringwood are pleased to offer for sale this stunning five bedroom, four bathroom mock Tudor style residence, offering a superb blend of classic, yet contemporary interior design. This spacious 3500 sq. ft home is presented beautifully, having been refurbished to a high specification throughout, and comprising high quality fixtures and fittings, including marble and French oak flooring, superior bathroom suites and a Neptune kitchen. The property also offers an impressive leisure complex, which includes a heated swimming pool, sauna, gym and steam room. Set in private, landscaped gardens approaching half an acre, the property is situated in a highly sought after location on the edge of Ringwood and within walking distance of the idyllic Moors Valley Country Park.
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street