The traditional market town of Ringwood is conveniently located nearby and boasts a comprehensive range of facilities, including a wide array of independent and high street Shops, cafe’s, public houses, restaurants, two leisure centres and an excellent range of schools both state and private. For the commuter there is direct access onto the A31 providing direct links to the larger coastal towns of Christchurch and Bournemouth (Via the A338) Southampton and Salisbury accessible via the M27. There are international airports at Bournemouth and Southampton and the nearby A31 gives a direct link to the M27 and M3 reaching London within 2 hours.
The entrance hall features engineered oak flooring with oak doors, architraves and skirting boards, two cupboards provide useful storage facilities, along with a guest cloakroom fitted with modern white sanitaryware incorporating a circular ceramic wash hand basin, WC and automatic sensor lighting. Access is provided to the beautifully refurbished dual aspect kitchen which features a range of painted cabinets under granite working surfaces with Butler sink, Miele dish washer and wine fridge, Kinetico water softener, engineered oak flooring and Travertine wall tiles, with additional spaces provided for a sizeable range cooker and American style fridge/freezer (currently installed is a Wolf range cooker and commercial extractor which is available by separate negotiation). An oak stable door opens to a matching utility room with sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for two appliances, plus a cupboard housing a Worcester boiler. Adjacent to the kitchen is the generously proportioned dining room with bow window providing views over the garden and forest, whilst oak doors lead to the dual aspect sitting room. This attractive reception room features a brick fireplace with Jetmaster open fire and oak bi-folding doors opening to the extensive terrace. Also located on the ground floor is the superb master bedroom suite which comprises a fully fitted dressing room (previously used as bedroom 4) and a stylish en-suite shower room; fully tiled with underfloor heating, twin circular wash hand basins, WC and shower with both rainhead and hand held shower facilities. Stairs rise to the first floor which comprises a guest bedroom with built-in wardrobes and recently fitted en-suite shower room, plus bedroom three which also has built-in wardrobes, both of which enjoy far reaching views over the open forest. There is also a generous family bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash hand basin, which has been newly plastered with new inset spotlights.
The property is accessed along a gravel track which meanders through the open forest and via electric gates to a gravel driveway and through an extensive parking area to a double garage with electric roller shutter door. Both the driveway and gardens are installed with lighting sensors which automatically light up the grounds to create a beautiful ambience. The south-easterly facing gardens extend to approximately 0.4 acre and are mainly laid to lawn with well stocked shrub borders, a herb garden and ornamental pond, whilst mature hedgerows ensure privacy within. From the sitting room access is provided to a stunning al-fresco entertaining area featuring an extensive split-level decked terrace designed to create individual seating areas with under-lit benches centring upon a sunken fire pit, whilst steps lead up to a further decked area with sunken hot tub. Additional steps lead to the covered outdoor kitchen and bar area, which boasts an array of high quality cooking facilities including a barbeque, Argentinian grill, pizza oven, 2 smokers, Tandoori oven and sink.
A raised boardwalk provides access to a detached timber games room which has lighting and power installed, electric radiators and double glazed windows, whilst French doors open to a decked terrace. Adjacent to the parking area is a timber outbuilding with adjacent log store, which has lighting, power and water facilities and would provide an ideal solution for those looking to acquire either a home office or gym. There is also a useful storage shed and wooden greenhouse.
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.
£850,000 Offers in Excess of
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
DIRECT FOREST ACCESS - Situated within the desirable cattle grid area of the New Forest National Park, this substantial property offers in excess of 2,500sqft of beautifully styled accommodation which has recently been the subject of remodelling and refurbishment, including provision of a new heating system and electrical installation, newly fitted kitchen and shower rooms, plus an al-fresco entertaining area with an impressive garden kitchen. The property is positioned within a mature plot of approximately 0.4 acre and benefits from lovely views and immediate access to the open forest. Energy Performance Rating: F
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street