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.
An enclosed porch opens into the bright entrance hall, with Crittall doors opening onto the garden, and further doors giving access to the cloakroom and living accommodation. The impressive triple aspect sitting room offers a delightful outlook over the gardens and features an inset log effect gas fire. Also located to the rear of the property with a garden aspect is the second reception room, currently a dining room, comprising useful shelved recesses. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a good range of units with work-surfaces over, incorporating a double sink and draining unit and providing space for appliances. Adjacent is an open area offering ample space for a breakfast table and chairs.
On the first floor landing is a built in cupboard housing the hot water tank, with a further cupboard over for linen storage. The landing gives access to the five bedrooms and family bathroom together with a separate WC. The superb master bedroom has a delightful double aspect to the front and rear and further benefits from a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room, comprising a vanity sink and shower cubicle. There are four further bedrooms; bedrooms three and four comprising fitted wardrobes, and bedrooms two and five (currently used as a study), with a view over the gardens.
The property is approached through a five-bar gate onto a paved drive, which leads to the integral garage and adjacent double oak framed carport. The established parkland style gardens are a particular feature of the property; they are mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with an abundance of flowering plants, mature shrubs and trees, and featuring a magnificent ornamental pond. A second five bar gate gives access to the rear of the gardens, and the grounds in all amount to approximately 1.3 acres.
Council Tax Band: G
Mains Electric, Gas, Water and Private Drainage System
Energy Performance Rating: F Current: 36 Potential: 78
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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A spacious 1930’s country home, situated in the sought-after hamlet of Crow, which is ideally located between Ringwood and the open New Forest. This delightful home comprises many character features, including original internal doors and Crittall windows and boasts established, beautifully landscaped gardens amounting to approximately 1.3 acres. Energy Performance Rating: F