THE SITUATION

This property is set in the charming semi-rural location of Hangersley which sits just on the outskirts of Ringwood and is within walking distance of the stunning New Forest National Park. The historic town of Ringwood boasts a comprehensive range of facilities, including a selection of independent and high street shops, restaurants, two leisure centres and excellent schools. Whereas the New Forest offers over 10,000 acres of heath and woodland and is a haven for outdoor pursuits including cycling, walking and horse riding.

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.

THE PROPERTY

– Attractive covered entrance porch with large Oak front door

– Impressive reception hall with galleried landing

– In excess of 4,000sqft of accommodation ranging across three floors

– Large family/dining room with a log burner and picturesque views over the gardens

– Triple-aspect sitting room also benefiting from stunning views over the gardens

– Superb wooden floors throughout the main reception rooms

– Stunning bespoke kitchen with granite worktops

– High quality integrated appliances including a Rangemaster cooker

– Six double bedrooms over three floors

– Master bedroom with a large en-suite bathroom, featuring a roll edge bath and ‘his and hers’ wash hand basins

– Large office/gym with a kitchenette and shower room

– CAT5 cabling, Wi-Fi, Alarm and CCTV

– Array of sixteen solar panels

GROUNDS & GARDENS

The property is approached via electric gates, giving access to a long and sweeping drive leading to a generous parking forecourt and turnaround. There is an oak-framed triple carport and access to the studio/gym. The grounds have been beautifully landscaped, featuring; large expanses of lawn, mature specimen trees, shrubs, ground covering plants and adjacent to the rear of the property is an outdoor swimming pool. A separate entrance provides access to the paddock and three stables, which also benefit from a power and light supply. Access to the open forest is easily within hacking distance (approximately half a mile away).

SERVICES

Energy Performance Rating: C Current: 69 Potential: 70

Council Tax Band: G

Mains water, gas and electricity – Private drainage – Sixteen solar panels

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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£1,750,000

Ringwood

  • Bedrooms Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms Bathrooms: 4
  • Receptions Living Rooms: 3

EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES - A substantial Edwardian period home boasting gardens and paddock land amounting to approximately 4 acres. This imposing property is located in the desirable area of Hangersley, which is close to the market town of Ringwood. The generous accommodation is set over three floors and has previously been extended and re-modelled to form the house which it is today. The property offers six bedrooms, four bathrooms, three reception rooms and a self-contained office/studio which could also be used as ancillary accommodation to the house. Energy Performance Rating: C


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