The property is situated on the edge of Ringwood in the picturesque hamlet of Crow, surrounded by scenic countryside and farmland and close to the open forest, yet with convenient access to Ringwood town centre which is just a mile away. The market town of Ringwood offers a comprehensive range of independent and high street shops, cafes and restaurants, with two supermarkets, two leisure centres and excellent local schools. For commuting, the A31 offers easy access to the nearby coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (south via the A338), the city of Salisbury (north via the A338), and Southampton (east via the M27), with London via the M3 approximately a two hour drive.
To the front of the property is a gravelled drive providing off road parking, and a well-stocked flowering bed. The detached garage has double opening doors. A gate to the side leads to the established country style rear garden, which is a particular feature of the property, being beautifully landscaped with an abundance of colourful flowering plants and shrubs. The majority of the garden is laid to lawn, with a large patio adjacent to the rear of the conservatory. A stone path leads to a side garden, and further patio with surrounding rose garden, whilst a raised decking pathway leads to a recently installed summerhouse.
Energy Performance Rating: D Current: 64 Potential: 72
– Useful enclosed porch
– Solid wood internal doors
– Bright double aspect living room, featuring attractive oak floors and an impressive brick inglenook fireplace with original bread oven
– Study enjoying a delightful aspect over the side gardens
– Dining room comprising an attractive brick fireplace (not in use), with double doors to the rear patio and gardens. Finished with quality Travertine tiled flooring which extends through to the Kitchen/breakfast room
– Kitchen/breakfast room with underfloor heating, fitted with a comprehensive range of traditional oak units with granite work surfaces over incorporating a Villeroy and Boch Butlers sink unit, and central island unit
– Integrated appliances include: a Miele microwave; Miele dishwasher; fridge and freezer; and range style oven
– Adjoining utility room with additional storage cupboards and providing further space for appliances, comprising a sink and a wall mounted Glow-Worm boiler
– A superb hardwood conservatory with double glazed windows and pitched roof with thermal property glass. Finished with quality Porcelain tiled flooring with underfloor heating
– Rear lobby with Travertine floor gives access to the guest bedroom, with a delightful garden aspect and fitted cupboards
– Ground floor shower room comprising a three-piece suite
– A split staircase from the living room rises to two landings, featuring original solid oak floorboards
– Master bedroom suite enjoying a stunning triple aspect with a window seat to the rear aspect window. Comprising an en-suite bathroom with quality fitted suite, including a luxurious freestanding bath with central floor mounted tap
– Two further first floor bedrooms serviced by the family bathroom, with tiled under-floor heating
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.
£899,950 Offers in Excess of
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An immaculately presented four-bedroom thatched cottage which has been refurbished in recent years to a high specification throughout, set in grounds of approximately a third of an acre. Situated in a highly sought-after location, close to the open forest, this charming home offers particularly spacious living accommodation, and has the benefit of private, attractively landscaped gardens and a detached garage. Traditional period features include original oak floorboards and a superb inglenook fireplace.