The property is a traditional New Forest cottage set 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 porch opens into the spacious open plan lounge/diner featuring original exposed beams, a beautiful brick inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove, a separate cast iron fireplace and an inset gas wall burner
– Attractive Amtico flooring which continues throughout most of the ground floor
– From the lounge area there is access to the study/garden room; a delightful room with doors opening onto the gardens
– The kitchen is positioned to the rear of the property with views over the pretty gardens and is fitted with a range of quality painted wooden units, Bianco Massa Quartz worksurfaces and an inset Butlers sink
– John Lewis appliances include an electric oven and grill, electric hob and integrated dishwasher
– There is also a walk-in larder providing useful storage and a cupboard housing the boiler
– A separate utility room/boot room offers further space and plumbing for appliances and an additional Butlers sink, with a stable door giving access to the garden
– On the ground floorthere is a shower room and WC
– From the landing, with beautiful stained-glass windows, there is access to the four bedrooms and a family Jack & Jill style bathroom suite, comprising a velux window, WC, pedestal wash basin and clawfoot freestanding bath
– The master bedroom, access via the Jack & Jill bathroom, benefitting from vaulted ceilings with attractive beams and velux windows, making this an ultra light and airy room with a small dressing closet to the side
– All bedrooms have a lovely rural outlook
– To the front of the property is a pretty garden comprising low hedging, lavender and rosemary, with gravel areas either side providing parking for four cars
– Double gates open onto hardstanding and the gardens
– The garden contains an abundance of wonderful shrubs and plants
– A central area of lawn and a gravelled seating area to the rear of the kitchen
– A path leads to a further rear section of garden, comprising a further variety of plants and two garden sheds
– Over the bridge, there is a small stream which runs through the bottom of the garden
– There is also a stable block consisting of a stable and adjacent tack room, with external log store, which could also be used as a superb outbuilding with future potential for ancillary accommodation, office or studio (stpp)
Energy Performance Rating: D Current: 64 Potential: 98
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 charming New Forest period cottage situated in the beautiful semi-rural hamlet of Crow; close to the open forest, yet conveniently located for Ringwood town centre, which is just a scenic 30 minute walk away, via the old railway line (Castleman Trailway). Also within a short walking distance are the Hightown Lakes (accessed via a nearby footpath), the renowned Crow Farm shop and the popular Elm Tree country pub. This lovely property, which would make an ideal second home, offers much character, including beamed ceilings (believed to have originated from the Armada), an inglenook fireplace and stained glass windows, yet has been tastefully modernised to create a spacious and comfortable home, set in beautiful established gardens.
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