The entrance hall provides access to the dining room, built-in storage cupboards and benefits from views over the garden. Steps rise to the impressive triple aspect sitting room which features a vaulted ceiling and ceramic log-burner-style gas stove, whilst sliding doors provide access to a rear balcony and front decked terrace. The adjacent kitchen/breakfast room has been beautifully fitted with cream high-gloss cabinets under granite working surfaces with subtle mood lighting beneath and a large centre island with seating. There is a full range of integrated appliances comprising De Dietrich twin ovens and combi micro-oven, Bosch gas hob with contemporary extractor fan, Bosch dish washer and space for an American fridge/freezer. From the kitchen steps lead down to a spacious home office which benefits from its own private entrance, this multi-functional room also provides potential to create an annexe or cinema room if required. On the opposite side of the kitchen steps lead down to a utility room which has an internal door to the garage, stainless steel sink, plumbing for a washing machine and airing cupboard housing a hot water cylinder. There is an adjacent WC and access to the rear garden. From the main entrance hall stairs rise to the first level landing which has a further airing cupboard and provides access to bedrooms 3 and 4, both of which are well-proportioned double rooms, plus bedroom 5 and a family bathroom which comprises bath, separate shower, WC, wash hand basin set in an attractive vanity unit, with illuminated display cabinets on each side and storage cupboards under and heated towel rail. Stairs lead to the main galleried landing which features a striking vaulted ceiling, full height glazed wall and door offering access to the balcony with far reaching views over the Avon Valley, master bedroom and bedroom 2; a generous double bedroom with built-in wardrobes, and also benefits from lovely far reaching views over the Avon Valley. This bedroom is serviced by an additional bathroom which comprises a corner jacuzzi bath with hand held shower, WC, wash hand basin on a vanity unit and heated towel rail. Access is also provided to the master bedroom with has been beautifully fitted with bespoke bedroom furniture and has the benefit of an en-suite bathroom with double ended jacuzzi bath, WC, contemporary glass wash hand basin on a wooden wash stand and heated towel rail.
Outside, double electric gates open to a tarmac driveway which sweeps through the gardens to a parking area and to the 1½ width garage with electric roller shutter door and adjacent workshop, whilst double wooden gates provide access to additional secure parking at the rear. The south easterly facing lawned garden is enclosed by mature laurel hedging to ensure privacy within and features a heated swimming pool (measuring approximately 28’ x 14’ and 5’5” deep) with decked terraces and log cabin, which has electrics and heating installed, and houses the pool filtration equipment. There is gated access on both sides of the property to the rear garden and beyond to an attractive wooded dell, which creates a perfect play area for adventurous children to explore.
The property is set in a highly regarded residential area and benefits from a good degree of privacy and seclusion. There is also the advantage of high-speed Superfast broadband installed.
The hamlet of Ashley is situated on approach to Avon Castle, an area set in the Avon Valley bordering Ringwood. The historic market town of Ringwood is conveniently located just over a mile away and offers an excellent array of high street and independent shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as superb leisure facilities and renowned local schools. The beautiful Ringwood Forest, which incorporates Moors Valley Country Park and golf course, is approximately 1.5 miles distant and the stunning New Forest is just a short drive away, both providing acres of heath and woodland for a wide range of outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling and horse riding. For the commuter the nearby A31 provides links to Bournemouth and Christchurch (approx. 8 miles south via the A338) and Southampton (approx. 18 miles via the M27). The M27 and M3 will take you directly to London, approximately 2 hours distant.
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.
£865,000 Guide Price
- 5 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
NO FORWARD CHAIN - An individual family residence, built in the 1970s and creatively designed to provide approximately 3,010sqft of flexible, split-level living accommodation incorporating a spacious multi-purpose room on the lower ground floor, which is currently used as a home office but which could provide potential to create an annexe (subject to any relevant consents). The property sits within a private plot approaching one acre and enjoys an elevated position with far reaching views over the Avon Valley. It is only the second time this unique property has come to the market in over 40 years. Energy Performance Rating: D
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