Hurn Farm is situated on the edge of Ringwood on the Hampshire/Dorset Border, within the New Forest National Park. The thriving market town of Ringwood comprises an excellent range of supermarkets, independent and high street retailers, restaurants and cafes as well as superb leisure facilities. Southampton Parkway Station is only a 20 minute drive with a fast direct link into London Waterloo (1hr 10mins). There are excellent local Prep Schools in the area including Forres Sandle Manor and Hordle Walhampton. Public Schools including Canford, Bryanston and Winchester College are just a small selection nearby. The beautiful south coast is only a 20 minute drive, with Lymington a short drive across the Forest giving access to the Isle of Wight. The riding in the New Forest is second to none with access to over 200 square miles of hacking. There are 4 excellent hunts in the local area including the New Forest, Wilton, South Dorset and Portman.
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.
Hightown Hill, Ringwood
- 6 Bedrooms:
- 4 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
A magnificent 19th Century Equestrian Estate, ideally positioned within grounds of 17 acres in a highly sought after location, within the New Forest National Park.
This refurbished and extended 3000sq.ft. family home provides spacious and versatile living accommodation throughout, comprising three reception rooms, a bespoke kitchen/breakfast room, six/seven bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms, including a useful ground floor bedroom/office suite.
The grounds encompass beautifully landscaped gardens and paddocks, with the advantage of excellent equestrian facilities, including a sand/rubber ménage, four stables, period barn and tack room, and convenient access onto the open forest.
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street