The property is situated along a country lane in the small village of Ibsley in the New Forest. Ibsley Water, Mockbeggar and Blashford Lakes, which are now a nature reserve, are close by as is Ibsley Common. There are a wide range of local amenities and facilities in the nearby towns of Ringwood (3 miles) and Fordingbridge (4 miles). To the north, the Cathedral city of Salisbury (14 miles) offers an extensive range of leisure and recreational facilities. Communications are excellent with mainline rail services to London Waterloo from Salisbury (85 minutes) or Southampton Parkway (from 66 minutes). Access to the motorway link via the A31 at Ringwood, is only 10 miles from junction 1 of the M27, linking with the M3 to London. Southampton and Bournemouth airports are both within easy driving distance (25 miles and 11 miles respectively). The New Forest provides wonderful opportunities for a variety of recreational activities, especially walking, sailing and riding. A whole host of other leisure activities are available along the south coast at various centres including Poole, Bournemouth, Southampton, Christchurch and Lymington.
Covered entrance porch with pitched roof and solid timber front door with glazed side panels and glazed panel over leads to the entrance hall, with Oak flooring leading through to the spectacular open plan reception room with, to one end, a large Inglenook style fireplace housing a log burning stove and display recesses either side, a large lantern style glazed roof and two sets of tri-fold doors leading to the rear decking and garden beyond. To the far end is the kitchen area with a full range of high and low level units with Granite worktops over with travertine tiled surrounds, spaces for American style fridge/freezer wine cooler and range style cooker, a built in dishwasher, recessed stainless steel sink unit.
The master bedroom has a window to the front elevation, a range of built-in mirror fronted wardrobes and a door leading to the en-suite shower room with twin wash hand basins set into a vanity unit, large shower cubicle and low level WC with a ceiling light window.
Bedroom two also has a window to the front elevation and bedroom three has a window to the side and built-in wardrobe.
The family bathroom has a full suite comprising bath with central mixer taps, a high-powered shower, basin set into vanity unit and low level WC and concealed cistern and a large ceiling light window.
A door in the hallway gives access to a utility room with stainless steel sink and space for domestic appliances. In turn this gives access to the roof space with drop down ladder giving access to a sizable, converted, carpeted storage area with gas fired boiler and Velux style window to the rear.
GROUNDS & GARDENS
The property is approached via a gravel driveway leading to twin timber gates (power available) and in turn to the front garden, which has ample gravel parking in front of the property with raised flower border surrounds housing a mixture of mature shrubs and trees and flowering plants. To each side of the front door are small areas of lawn with flowerbeds, a gated access leads to one side of the property. To the other side of the property the driveway leads down to the large tandem garage with up and over door, a personal door, a window to the side and also to the rear overlooking the gardens. There are multiple sockets and several ‘natural daylight’ ceiling lights. Immediately to the rear of the property is a large area of raised decking stepping down onto an area of lawn. A gravel pathway leads to the home office with power, light, French style doors, a window overlooking the gardens and a second window looking back at the house. It also has its own dedicated superfast broadband line. A paddock houses a single timber built stable with power and light. The paddock is currently bounded by close board fencing and to the far end a post and rail fence allowing fabulous views over the adjoining private lake and nature reserve.
Energy Efficiency Rating: D Current: 67 Potential: 81
Mains electricity, LPG gas and private drainage
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.
£685,000 Offers in Excess of
- 3 Bedrooms:
- 2 Bathrooms:
- 1 Living Rooms:
A beautifully presented, single storey property situated in this sought after location boasting three bedrooms, spectacular open plan living accommodation, separate office building and garage, paddock and single stable. The property also benefits from spectacular views over the neighbouring lake and has been renovated to an extremely high standard. Energy Performance Rating: D
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street