The property is situated on the outskirts of Ringwood, bordering the picturesque Avon Valley, within walking distance of the Castleman Trailway and Ringwood forest – incorporating Moors Valley Country Park and golf course – offering acres of outdoor space ideal for walking and cycling. Ringwood town centre is approximately a mile away, providing an excellent range of independent and high street shops, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants as well as superb recreational facilities, including two leisure centres. For the commuter there is easy access to the A338, which links to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (approximately 10 miles South), Southampton (approximately 20 miles east via the A31/M27), and Sailsbury (approximately 20 miles north). London is approximately a 2 hour drive, via the A31, M27 and M3. There are mainline train stations and international airports at both Bournemouth and Southampton, and regular national express coaches depart from Ringwood to London Victoria.
A good sized enclosed entrance porch, with ample space for coats and shoes, leads into the spacious living/dining room, featuring an open brick fireplace and two windows to the front aspect. Adjacent is the stylish fitted kitchen, providing a good range of cream Shaker style units and comprising a Bosch four ring gas hob, Bosch electric oven, a ceramic sink/drainer and an integrated fridge. A matching cream dresser provides additional storage space and there is further appliance space for a dishwasher and washing machine. An attractive stable door opens onto the drive. From the first floor landing, with a door to the airing cupboard housing the hot water tank and providing linen storage, there are two bedrooms; the master bedroom is fitted with two double wardrobes, whilst the second bedroom – also a double room – has ample space for a wardrobe and dresser. Both bedrooms are serviced by the modern bathroom, comprising a white suite which includes; a bath with shower attachment over and attractive Travertine tiles, a WC and a wash basin with high gloss cupboards below.
The property is bordered by shrubs and fencing, and is approached through wooden five bar gates to a private parking area. The garden lies mainly to the side of the cottage and comprises a good sized patio area, ideal for outdoor entertaining, with a detached brick built with power supply. Steps rise to a lawned area and a further adjacent patio.
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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NO FORWARD CHAIN. A charming and very well presented two double bedroom detached cottage, situated in a sought after location approximately a mile from the town centre of Ringwood. This period home has many delightful features including a spacious lounge with open fireplace, a stylish kitchen, modern bathroom suite and solid wood doors. Further benefitting from gas central heating, double glazing, off road parking and enclosed, low maintenance gardens. Energy Performance Rating: D
Spencers Ringwood Office
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