This character property is conveniently located within walking distance of the town centre including doctors and dentists and all three Ringwood Schools, yet is just a short distance away from the beautiful New Forest offering thousands of acres of natural heath and woodland ideal for walking, cycling and riding. Ringwood town centre offers an excellent range of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants as well as two well-known supermarkets and two leisure centres. The easily accessible A338 provides links to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (approximately 8 miles south), the city of Salisbury (approximately 18 miles north), and Southampton (approximately 18 miles east via the A31/M27). There are railway stations and International airports at both Bournemouth and Southampton.
To the front of the property are two areas of gravelled parking, offering off road parking for several vehicles, and leading to the single garage. Double wrought iron gates give access to the house by a pedestrian footpath. The beautiful rear gardens and house are mostly enclosed by the most attractive original manor wall; a particular feature of this lovely home. The south/westerly aspect rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, bordered by mature shrubs and trees and featuring a good sized terrace adjacent to the family room/kitchen with a further terrace to the side of the property. Also comprising a timber shed, external power supply and tap, and external lighting.
Council Tax Band: E
Energy Performance Rating: C Current: 69 Potential: 79
Mains Electric, Gas, Water & Drainage
The spacious entrance hall gives access to the living accommodation and also the cloakroom, with modern white suite. The open-plan impressive kitchen/family room has an aspect over the garden with bi-folding doors opening on to the rear terrace and underfloor heating. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of modern high-gloss units with Teak work surfaces over, including a matching island unit incorporating a breakfast bar, wine cooler and wine rack. Further appliances include an integrated Bosch dishwasher, integrated fridge, Logik ceramic hob, extractor fan and a double oven. Adjacent, the family room/dining area has a superb vaulted ceiling and features a recessed fireplace with wood-burning stove. From the kitchen is a separate utility room providing further storage cupboards, worksurfaces and sink unit, with space for additional appliances and also housing the gas boiler – which supplies the domestic hot water, radiator central heating system and underfloor heating. The separate double aspect sitting room has an attractive bay window overlooking the garden, and a door giving access to the side aspect. Also located on the ground floor is the study, with a front aspect and offering potential for use as a fourth bedroom.
The galleried landing gives access to three bedrooms and the family bathroom, which comprises a modern white suite including a bath with shower attachment, wash basin and WC, with two heated towel rails. The master bedroom has the benefit of a walk-in wardrobe and a contemporary fitted en-suite wet room, with remote controlled shower, wash basin, WC, and bidet, finished with stylish tiling and underfloor heating. Bedrooms two and three are both double bedrooms, each with an aspect over the rear garden.
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 Guide Price
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- 2 Bathrooms:
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Conveniently situated within a short, level walk of Ringwood town centre - with its excellent range of shops, bars and restaurants - is this stunning four bedroom detached house, tucked away at the end of a close within beautiful walled gardens. This individual home has been sympathetically extended in recent years and comprises an impressive open-plan kitchen/dining/family room with bi-fold doors opening onto the private south-westerly aspect gardens. The house also has the benefit of parking for several vehicles, in addition to a garage. Energy Performance Rating: C
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