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 couple miles 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.
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.
£1,750,000 Guide Price
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
A magnificent, detached house amounting to 3400 sq ft of living space and it features a stunning indoor swimming pool complex and additional outbuildings situated in the picturesque location of Crow.
Built in 1968 in a Victorian style, this appealing home has been sympathetically extended and upgraded by the current owners and also benefits from an exceptional amount of outdoor space and it is offered with no forward chain with the sole agents Spencers.