Avon Castle is an exclusive residential area set in the beautiful Avon Valley which borders the charming market town of Ringwood. Still home to the stunning castle, today Avon Castle is known as an up market private residential area where many of the mid-20th century properties have been replaced with substantial architect designed homes. The exquisite location is accessed along an established rhododendron-lined drive, offering the feeling of seclusion and privacy, yet is conveniently situated just one and a half miles west of Ringwood with excellent road links.
Ringwood is positioned on the edge of the New Forest, yet is just a short drive from the coast. It is an increasingly popular destination for home hunters having undergone 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. The adjacent high street has retained its character, with a traditional weekly market and a selection of independent and high street shops, cafes and restaurants. For the commuter, the cities of Salisbury and Southampton are easily reached via the A338 and the A31 and London is just an hour away via a train from Southampton Parkway. The larger shopping towns of Bournemouth (10 miles south) and Southampton (20 miles east), both of which have airports that are easily accessible.
The property is entered via a portico entrance which leads to an impressive reception hall, which is undoubtedly a focal point of this stunning home. Highly polished porcelain tiled floors approach a beautiful solid oak staircase which rises to the fully galleried first-floor landing. Leading off from the reception hall is a ground-floor cloakroom, a walk-in cloaks cupboard and a broom cupboard. The formal dining room features triple arched windows and lies to the front aspect with connecting doors leading through to the adjacent living room. The living room benefits from a pleasant aspect which overlooks the private landscaped rear gardens, additionally there are double French doors leading out onto the rear terrace and gardens. Situated to the rear of the property is the stunning open-plan kitchen and breakfast room with a bright and airy adjoining orangery with a triple aspect offering panoramic views over the private gardens and terrace. The kitchen is finished in a classical style and offers a superb range of base, wall and drawer units with generous granite work tops over and a useful concealed walk-in pantry. The built-in appliances include a range style cooker, a central island unit, an inset twin bowl sink unit with a brushed chrome monobloc, an integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer and a wine chiller. A separate utility room provides additional base, wall and drawer units with matching work tops and space for additional appliances, such as a washing machine and tumble dryer. The family/media room has the potential to create a TV room or cinema room. Also situated on the ground-floor is the bright and spacious indoor swimming pool complex which boasts an impressive tiled swimming pool with an electric cover and tiled surround and a pool room which comprises a three-piece suite, including a shower. A rear lobby leads to the generously sized integral double garage – stairs rise to a mezzanine level, currently being utilised as a gym overlooking the swimming pool. There is a guest bedroom situated above the garage that benefits from an adjoining en-suite bathroom with built-in bedroom furniture. The first-floor galleried landing gives access to five spacious bedrooms, with bedrooms one, two and three comprising walk-in wardrobes. The master bedroom suite comprises, a dressing room, a large walk-in wardrobe and a quality en-suite bathroom with a five-piece contemporary suite. From the first floor, the stairway continues to the second floor which is currently being utilised as a games room and has a vaulted ceiling and also provides access to the loft space and additional storage.
The property is approached via a tall set of electric gates giving access to the long and sweeping paviour driveway, providing a large parking forecourt for numerous vehicles and providing further access to the integral double garage which has electric roller doors. There is also a second entrance and driveway providing additional parking. As you approach the property, the original single garage is on the right-hand side and is surrounded by additional parking. The gardens are attractively landscaped and offer much privacy, a large rear terrace extends along the rear of the property, bordered by flower and shrub beds. Steps lead up from the terrace area to the raised lawn area. The gardens are bordered by mature trees, hedging and a selection of ground covering plants.
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.
£2,800,000 Offers in Excess of
- 6 Bedrooms:
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Avondale House is a magnificent architecturally designed detached family home which is situated within the much sought-after exclusive private estate of Avon Castle. This individual home offers in excess of 8,000sqft of accommodation, made up of six generous bedrooms, four reception rooms, seven bathrooms and an impressive indoor swimming pool complex. Set within established landscaped gardens in this stunning sylvan setting, this desirable home is ideally situated on the border of the Avon Valley and within a few minutes’ drive of the renowned New Forest National Park and Ringwood, a popular market town with a range of high street shops and supermarkets.
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