The property is situated in a sought after location, within walking distance to the town centre and easy access for the local schools. The traditional market town of Ringwood boasts an comprehensive range of facilities, including a wide array of independent and high street shops, café’s, restaurants, two leisure centres and excellent schools.The beautiful New Forest is just a short distance away, offering thousands of acres of heath and woodland for a variety of outdoor pursuits. For commuters the A338 gives direct routes to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (approximately 8 miles south) and the A31 links to Southampton (approximately 18 miles east) and London beyond (via the M3/M25). There are international airports at both Bournemouth and Southampton. Regular National Express coaches depart from Ringwood town centre to London Victoria.
Energy Performance Rating: D Current: 68 Potential: 79
An entrance hall, with under-stairs storage cupboard, gives access to the living accommodation and the downstairs cloakroom. The property has two reception rooms including a 19’ living room and separate dining room; the double aspect living room has sliding doors opening onto the garden and features a stone fireplace with gas fire, whilst the recently redecorated dining room has an aspect to the front. The kitchen/breakfast room overlooks the garden and is fitted with a range of painted units with attractive granite effect work-surfaces including an inset sink unit, an integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge, a range style cooker and space for a breakfast table. The floor is tiled and there is a door to the rear garden.
From the first floor there is access to four of the five bedrooms and the family bathroom, comprising a bath with ‘Mira’ power shower, WC and vanity basin unit. The recently decorated and re-fitted master bedroom has a range of quality built in wardrobes and cupboards and further benefits from an en suite shower room with ‘Mira’ power shower. The second bedroom forms part of the extension and is a particularly spacious square shaped room with two Velux windows to the rear and a front aspect casement window. It has the benefit of an adjoining dressing room/study, which could be converted into a further bathroom (subject to any necessary regulations or consent). Bedrooms three and four are both double rooms, bedroom three also with a built-in cupboard. Stairs rise from the landing to the second floor and to bedroom five, which has Velux window to the front and rear aspect and features built in wardrobes with sliding doors. From the second floor there is also a door giving access to very useful loft space.
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.
£650,000 Offers in Excess of
- 5 Bedrooms:
- 2 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
An impressively spacious extended five-bedroom detached family home within walking distance of Ringwood town centre and local schools which provides well-presented, deceptively generous and versatile family accommodation arranged over three floors with five good sized bedrooms, two reception rooms and a ‘heart of the house’ kitchen/breakfast room. There is also a double garage with off road parking and a rear garden with a large patio.
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
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