This most desirable home is located along a quiet secluded and gives direct access to Avon Heath, which is perfect for dog walks. The property is also near the edge of the Ringwood Forest with convenient access to the nearby towns of Ringwood (approx. 7 minutes drive) and Christchurch, which are approximately three and six miles distant. The historic market town of Ringwood is conveniently located three miles away, and offers an excellent array of high street and independent shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as superb leisure facilities.
The beautiful Ringwood Forest, which incorporates Moors Valley Country Park and golf course, is approximately 1.5 miles distant and the stunning New Forest is just a short drive away, both providing acres of heath and woodland for a wide range of outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling and horse riding.
For the commuter, the nearby A338 provides links to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth (approx. 7 miles south), Salisbury (approximately 20 miles north) and Southampton (approx. 18 miles east via the M27). The M27 and M3 give access to London, which is approximately a two hours’ drive. There are national airports and mainline railway stations at both Bournemouth and Southampton, and regular National Express coaches depart from Ringwood to London Victoria.
From Ringwood, join the A31 heading west and after a short distance,take the exit signposted to Verwood and Matchams. Before the underpass turn left into Hurn Road. Continue along this road taking you through Ashley and past Avon Castle, continue over the fly over and take the 5th right hand turn into Matchams Close. Follow the roadup the hill and then turn left into a cul-de-sac; the property can be found at the end on the 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.
£850,000 Guide Price
- 5 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
A stunning five bedroom, detached modern home which is situated in a private and exclusive cul de sac backing onto the beautiful Avon Heath. This immaculate home has been completely refurbished in recent years and features a Control 4 audio / visual multi-media system and a Lutron mood lighting system. Outside the gardens have been carefully landscaped offering privacy and attractive views over the adjoining moorland. EPR: D