– Spacious entrance hall leading to the ground-floor accommodation and cloakroom, which comprises a close-coupled WC and wash-hand basin
– Dining room with a pleasant double-aspect and French doors leading to the sun lounge, both enjoying beautiful views and access to the rear gardens and patio
– Beautiful living room featuring an elegant bay window enjoying lovely views over the rear garden, a stylish open fireplace with a herringbone brick hearth and built-in shelving/cupboard units to either side
– Generous kitchen benefiting from a front aspect, an excellent range of base, wall and drawer units, ample work surfaces, an inset 1 ½ bowl sink unit, an oil-fired AGA, electric hob, built-in oven/microwave, space for a fridge and dishwasher
– Large utility/boot room featuring a useful walk-in storage cupboard, a separate cupboard housing the oil-fired boiler and a door leading to the integral double garage and porch
– Rear porch which gives access to the rear garden
– Lovely master bedroom enjoying a superb aspect over the gardens and two generous built-in wardrobes
– Two additional double bedrooms; bedroom 2 has a rear-aspect, a built-in wardrobe and a sink with a cupboard below whilst bedroom 3 boasts a front-aspect
– Modern family bathroom with a large walk-in shower, pedestal wash-hand basin, a close-coupled WC and attractively tiled walls
GROUNDS & GARDENS
The property is approached by a wrought-iron gateway giving access to a gravelled parking forecourt. The south-facing rear gardens are extremely generous in size, with a greenhouse, timber storage shed and a vegetable plot – the eastern boundary is walled, whilst the south and west boundaries are made up of picket fencing. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn, featuring a rear patio and is interspersed with specimen fruit trees, numerous ground covering plants and flower borders.
Energy Performance Rating: E Current: 47 Potential: 74
Council Tax Band: F
Mains electricity and water – private drainage
Outdoor lighting and water supply
The property is located in the highly sought-after and picturesque hamlet of Rockford, offering direct access to the New Forest National Park; offering thousands of acres of heath and woodland for a variety of outdoor pursuits, particularly dog walking, bike and horse riding. There are several popular country pubs nearby and convenient access to excellent private and state schools, with the delightful market town of Ringwood just 2 miles away. The easily accessible A338 gives access to the cathedral city of Salisbury, with mainline railway station (approximately 18 miles north), and the bustling coastal towns of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Pool (approximately 14 miles south). Southampton is approximately 20 miles east (via the M27), and London approximately a two hour drive (via the M27/M3/M25).
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.
£750,000 Offers In Excess Of
- 3 Bedrooms:
- 1 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
NO FORWARD CHAIN - An appealing three-bedroom detached cottage which offers much character as well as an idyllic location within the quiet hamlet of Rockford, enviably situated in the stunning New Forest National Park. The property benefits from picturesque views across the south-facing gardens and towards the forest beyond as well as offering a double garage and off-road parking. Energy Performance Rating: E
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street