The property occupies a secluded plot within the highly sought after rural hamlet of Shobley, located within the beautiful New Forest National Park with direct access onto the open forest offering thousands of acres of natural heath and woodland, ideal for riding, walking and cycling. The popular market town of Ringwood is approximately 2 miles away, providing excellent facilities.
Ringwood is an historic market town located on the edge of the New Forest National Park, within a short drive of the coast, Bournemouth and other attractive market towns. Major roads provide easy access to London, the Jurassic Coast and international airports.
Ringwood town provides an excellent selection of shopping, restaurants and cafes in the original high street and more recently developed quarter, offering the best of both independent businesses and stores including Waitrose, Aga, Hobbs, Gerry Weber, Crew and Joules. The quality of amenities reflects the prosperity of the area, including a highly rated secondary school and sixth form. Proximity to extensive forested areas, lakes and coastline provides ready access to a wide range of outdoor pursuits, activities and local facilities including David Lloyd Leisure Centre, New Forest Water Park and Ferndown Golf Club.
A bright and spacious entrance hall with stunning views across the paddocks and forest beyond, attractive oak floors which continue through into most of the ground floor living area. Ground floor cloakroom. The appealing sitting room features a large bay window with a delightful outlook across the rear gardens to the paddocks beyond. This bright and airy double aspect reception room also features a stone built fireplace with Jetmaster open fire. The impressive kitchen, also enjoys a stunning aspect over the gardens and benefits from having a large bespoke built oak framed contemporary conservatory with matching tiled floors and double opening French doors leading out onto a raised decking and outside dining terrace. The well planned kitchen area has been fitted with custom built base wall and drawer units with granite effect working surfaces over. Integrated appliances include a range style cooker with convection canopy above, and there is space and plumbing for a dishwasher and fridge / freezer. Immediately adjacent to the kitchen, off the hall, is the separate utility room which has further storage with built-in cupboard space, worktops and an additional sink. There is space under the worktops for a washing machine and drier and an additional cupboard which houses the hot water tank. Upstairs, the attractive oak staircase leads to the spacious landing, which has access to the loft via pull down ladder. There are four first floor bedrooms with fitted bedroom furniture in some of the bedrooms. The master bedroom is a most charming room which has French doors leading out onto an ideally positioned balcony with stunning views of the forest. This room also benefits from a luxury en-suite bathroom with four piece suite which includes a rolled edge bath and separate shower. All three further bedrooms enjoy different views of the surrounding paddocks and forest. The generous family bathroom has a modern four piece suite including a panel bath and separate shower.
The property is approached by a five bar gate into a parking courtyard which leads to the detached double garage with electrically operated twin doors and personal door to the side aspect. There is a large detached timber outbuilding which is suitable for replacement, this would be ideal for a new outbuilding, possibly a studio or annexe (subject to planning permission). The formal gardens lie mainly to the front and two sides with post and rail separating the two large paddocks. There is water supply to the fields and valuable permission to build a new stable block in one of the fields. There is also a separate access point from one of the fields onto the lane and access onto the open forest.
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.
£1,250,000 Guide Price
- 4 Bedrooms:
- 2 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
OFFERED WITH VACANT POSSESSION - A beautifully positioned country retreat with surrounding views of the New Forest National Park set in grounds and paddocks amounting to 4 acres with additional land available by separate negotiation. This individually built four bedroom detached house was built by the current owners and is now offered for sale with no forward chain. Features include; quality fitted kitchen with separate utility room, bespoke oak framed conservatory, Mumford & Wood hand-built windows and underfloor heating. Outside storage includes a detached double garage and large out building suitable for replacing and converting (stp). Energy Efficiency Rating: C
Spencers Ringwood Office
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