The property is situated in the picturesque hamlet of Crow, located on the edge of Ringwood, surrounded by scenic countryside and with direct access 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. There is also convenient access to the Castleman Trailway; a superb 16.5 mile walking, cycling and horse riding route, which follows much of the old Southampton to Dorchester railway line through beautiful East Dorset countryside and connecting a number of towns/villages.
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.
Exit Ringwood along the Christchurch road, pass the Texaco petrol station and then turn immediately left into Moortown lane. Continue along this lane passing through Crow crossroads and along the road to Burley. Go over a humpback bridge and then up the hill passing the methodist church on your right, go round the bend and then along the straight until you come to the entrance to Three winds on your left.
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.
£1,950,000 Guide Price
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
An impressive 1930's detached house which has been extended by a local renowned architect and has created an individual four-bedroom home in a stunning location with surrounding views of the New Forest National Park.
This desirable home benefits from beautiful, landscaped gardens and paddocks amounting to 2.79 acres with outbuildings including a garden lodge, loose boxes, outdoor all weather tennis court and a swimming pool. EPC: C