An impressive entrance hall with stained glass windows, under stairs storage cupboard, cloakroom and double doors lead into the main living room which features a large open fireplace. This pleasant room has a double aspect with sash windows and double doors lead out onto the covered veranda with the floors finished in red herring bone tiles. An open arch from the living room leads into the adjacent dining room which has attractive views over the private gardens. The sitting room with its pleasant aspect to the side garden features an art deco marble fireplace and small stained glass windows either side. A French door leads out onto the adjacent veranda. This flexible home has the benefit of having a ground floor bedroom and an en suite bathroom with a four piece suite. The stunning kitchen is built with a superb range of hand crafted units, ample wood work tops over and has built in fridge/freezer, a double built in range with two ovens and a combined electric and gas hob and built in dishwasher. Wood stripped floors and double french doors leading into the gardens. A useful walk in pantry is adjacent to the kitchen. The separate utility room has a range of built in wall units, wooden working surfaces with space below and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. Gas fired boiler supplying the central heating system and hot water supply. The morning room/library has a tall vaulted ceiling and a brick built corner fireplace, this triple aspect room has a good range of built in bookshelves and cupboards below. French door leads into the gardens. An attractive and original fireplace leads to a part galleried landing with an impressive stained glass window. There are three/four first floor bedrooms with an elegant master bedroom featuring a balcony with views over rear gardens andthe River Avon. This impressive room has a generous en suite bathroom with a quality four piece Heritage suite. There is a walk in dressing room which could be utilised as a fourth bedroom. The family bathroom comprises a quality Heritage three piece suite with attractive part panelled walls.
The gardens partly surround the house with long sweeping lawns interspersed with individual trees, plants and many rhododendron bushes. Part of the gardens have frontage to the River Avon with pleasant views beyond. The drive to the front offers plenty of off road parking which lead to the detached garage with an adjacent car port.
Avon Castle is an exclusive residential area set in the beautiful Avon Valley which borders the charming market town of Ringwood. Still home to the stunning castle, today Avon Castle is known as an up market private residential area where many of the mid-20th century properties have been replaced with substantial architect designed homes. The exquisite location is accessed along an established rhododendron lined drive, offering the feeling of seclusion and privacy, yet is conveniently situated just one and a half miles west of Ringwood with excellent road links. For the commuter, the easily accessible A338 and A31 provide convenient routes to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (approx. 8 miles south), Salisbury (approx. 18 miles north) and via the M27 to Southampton (approx. 17 miles east). London is approximately a two hours drive via the M27 and M3.
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.
Avon Castle, Ringwood
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
A period five bedroom detached home which we believe dates back to the 1920’s which is ideally situated on the private estate of Avon Castle in its own grounds of approximately 1.5 acres with river frontage. This impressive home retains many original period features which include tall elegant ceilings with ornate cornicing, beautiful leaded light windows and attractive open fireplaces. The property is approached along a tree lined sweeping drive. This property is offered with no forward chain. Energy Efficiency Rating: F
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