The property is situated in the picturesque hamlet of Crow, located on the edge of Ringwood, near to the New Forest, offering thousands of acres of natural heath and woodland, providing some of the best riding landscape in the country. Nearby are the scenic Hightown lakes, Crow Farm shop, Aivly Country Store and popular Elm Tree public house and restaurant. The bustling market town of Ringwood is approximately 1.5 miles distant, offering a comprehensive range of independent and high street shops, cafes and restaurants, well-known local brewery and two supermarkets, as well as excellent leisure facilities and exceptional local schools. The easily accessible A338 connects to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole with their stunning sandy beaches (approximately 10-15 miles south), and also the city of Salisbury (approximately 18 miles north). The A31 links to Southampton (approximately 18 miles East via the M27) with London approximately a two hour drive (via the M3/M25). There are international airports and mainline railway stations at both Bournemouth and Southampton, with regular National Express coaches departing from Ringwood to London Victoria.
The entrance hall gives access to a storage cupboard and the shower room, comprising a fully tiled walk-in shower, WC, vanity wash basin and heated towel rail. Engineered oak flooring continues throughout the living accommodation. The replacement UPVC windows are fitted with attractive shutters. The superb triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room offers views of the surrounding countryside and is fitted with stylish modern units with granite work surfaces, including a ceramic sink, and a matching island unit with breakfast bar. Quality Bosch integrated appliances include an electric hob with fitted extractor over, microwave and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. This lovely room is open plan to the good-sized dining room, featuring a wood-burning stove, which in turn is partly open to the sitting room; a superb space layout for entertaining. The living room has a window to the side aspect and glazed window through to the inner hall providing additional light. The spacious inner hall could be used as a study area, comprising a fitted cupboard housing the recently installed gas boiler and leading to two double bedrooms; the master bedroom with the benefit of a contemporary en-suite shower room, including a fully tiled walk-in shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
The property is approached through recently installed double wooden gates to a good-sized gravel parking area, providing parking for several vehicles. Adjacent to the parking area is a wooden summerhouse and wooden shed. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with established hedging to the front boundary, and stock fencing separating the gardens from the neighbouring fields; allowing stunning far reaching views across the surrounding countryside.
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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STUNNING VIEWS & NO FORWARD CHAIN - A beautiful period home, formerly a railway cottage, with stunning far reaching views across adjacent countryside. This charming property has recently undergone complete renovation, to offer comfortable and contemporary accommodation throughout, finished to a particularly high standard. The property features enclosed gardens and a gated entrance to a large parking area. Situated in the pretty hamlet of Crow, close to the open forest and within walking distance of Hightown Lakes, The Elm Tree Pub and Crow Farm Shop. Energy Performance Rating: D
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