The property is located in the highly sought after and picturesque New Forest hamlet of Highwood, within the cattle grid area of National Park. It sits within the Western Escarpment Conservation Area, and has Forest rights of common attached. This beautiful semi-rural location offers thousands of acres of heath and woodland for a variety of outdoor pursuits, particularly walking, cycling and horse riding. There is direct forest access from the rear of the property, with vehicle access by tarmac lane at the front. 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, from where the A31 has direct links to the M27 and M3.
THE LOCAL AREA
Ringwood 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. The town is home to the Ringwood Brewery, as well as a stylish shopping quarter featuring names such as; Aga, Hobbs, Joules, Waitrose and Waterstones. The adjacent high street holds a weekly market and is home to a new artisan bakery and a variety of eateries. Families are attracted by the community feel and the highly regarded secondary school (its sixth form provision rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted). Properties 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 within easy reach via the A338/A31 whilst London is only 2 hours distant, via the M3.
– Impressive entrance hall which features a brick-built fireplace with a wood-burning stove, woodblock parquet flooring, and provides access to the reception rooms and the staircase leading to the first floor accommodation
– Bright and spacious double-aspect living room with twin opening glass casement doors, a central brick fireplace with a LPG gas log-effect fire; further benefiting from the property’s elevated position with far-reaching views across the gardens and fields beyond
– Spacious double-aspect kitchen/dining room featuring an oil-fired range with a brick surround; whilst also having an adjoining sun lounge with views across the surrounding countryside and a stable door leading onto the side garden
– The kitchen offers plenty of space as well as an excellent range of base, wall and drawer units with matching worktops and tiled splashbacks, with integrated appliances including: a double oven and electric hob with an extractor hood over, plus a dishwasher, fridge and freezer
– Five first-floor bedrooms, three of which have fitted wardrobes
– The master bedroom is light and airy, with vaulted ceilings, superb views and an en-suite bathroom comprising a four-piece suite
– Modern family bathroom also comprising a four-piece suite
– Additional lower ground basement area with external access
– The property benefits from full fibre broadband
GROUNDS & GARDENS
– Approached via a long sweeping driveway leading to a generous parking forecourt, providing ample space for multiple vehicles
– Stunning gardens and sweeping lawns amounting to approximately one acre, consisting of an abundance of plants and trees across two levels which are edged by attractively stocked flower and shrub borders
– Several useful outbuildings, including a twin stable block and a large storage building which also encompasses a summerhouse
– The property also has the added benefit of direct access onto the stunning New Forest National Park
Energy Performance Rating: E Current: 45 Potential: 78
Council Tax Band: G
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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BREATH TAKING VIEWS & DIRECT FOREST ACCESS - Set in a stunning elevated south-facing plot with far reaching views across surrounding paddocks and forest, this traditional style five bedroom, two bathroom detached house is on the market for the first time in 26 years. Energy Performance Rating: E
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street