THE PROPERTY

– Attractive period features throughout

– Spacious dual aspect sitting room with an inglenook fireplace, log burning stove and views to front and rear

– Separate dining room with an inglenook storage area and views over garden and fields

– Family room featuring high ceilings and parquet flooring, with doors to garden

– Dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room with oil fired Rayburn range

– Useful WC/boot room

– Master bedroom with wide oak floorboards and built-in cupboards housing en-suite bathroom facilities

– Three further bedrooms

– Family bathroom with a white suite comprising bath with hand-held shower over, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail

– Useful range of ground and first floor storage cupboards

GROUNDS & GARDENS

– Two separate vehicular access points, one to the cottage and the other to the stable yard

– Pedestrian gate leading around the cottage to the rear garden and alarmed timber lean-to store

– Extensive front garden which is mainly laid to lawn, with well-stocked shrub borders and a paved terrace enclosed by copper beech hedging, boasting lovely views over surrounding fields

– Split-level garden to the rear which is lawned, features a Pergola and is interspersed with attractive shrub beds and a variety of mature trees

– Pedestrian gate providing easy access to the paddocks

EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES

– Timber stable block comprising two stables, a feed store, hay barn and separate vehicular access

– Several level paddocks enclosed by post and rail fencing, with a water supply

– Hard standing yard providing ample parking for a horsebox or trailer

– Field gate providing direct forest access to thousands of acres of scenic out riding

SERVICES

Energy Performance Rating: E Current: 53 Potential: 69

Council Tax Band: G

Oil fired central heating – Private drainage

Please note: the stables and paddocks are currently rented, and this arrangement could continue if desired

THE SITUATION

The property in located in the highly sought after and picturesque New Forest hamlet of Highwood, within the New Forest National Park. This beautiful semi-rural location offers thousands of acres of heath and woodland for a variety of outdoor pursuits, particularly bike and horse riding. There is a popular country pub in nearby Rockford and convenient access to excellent private and state schools, within the delightful market town of Ringwood just 2 miles away.

THE LOCAL AREA

Ringwood offers the best of all worlds and is proving to be an increasingly popular area for house hunters; 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 via the A31 to London, Southampton and Winchester as well as Bournemouth in the opposite direction. The town is best known as the home of Ringwood Brewery, as well as the old cattle market which has been transformed into a stylish shopping quarter featuring names such as; Aga, Hobbs, Joules, Waitrose and Waterstones whilst also hosting a programme of events, including live music and farmers’ markets. The adjacent high street has retained its character, holding a weekly market and being home to a new artisan bakery and a variety of decent eateries such as Frampton’s. Families are attracted by the sense of community and the highly regarded secondary school (its sixth form provision rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted). Property types range from thatched cottages, Victorian and Edwardian villas through to tree-lined closes of homes built between the wars and every decade from mid-century onwards. For the commuter, the cities of Salisbury and Southampton are easily reached via the A338 and the A31 and London is only 2 hours distant, via the M3. The larger shopping towns of Bournemouth (10 miles south) and Southampton (20 miles east), both with their airports are easily accessible.

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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£1,250,000 Guide Price

Highwood, Ringwood

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 2
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 3

NEW FOREST EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY - A picturesque thatched cottage positioned within an extensive semi-rural plot within the desirable cattle-grid area of the New Forest National Park. The grounds extend to approximately 9.3 acres and offer a superb range of equestrian outbuildings with open forest access directly from the paddocks. This unlisted cottage boasts a wealth of attractive character features including exposed wall timbers and beams, wooden lever latch doors throughout, quarry tiled flooring and an inglenook fireplace with cosy log burning stove. The cottage comprises four bedrooms, two bathrooms and three characterful reception rooms and would be perfectly suited to family living or as a quiet country retreat. Energy Performance Rating: E


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