The house is situated within large grounds with direct access to the stunning open New Forest, offering approximately 140,000 acres of natural wood and heathland for the most scenic of walks, cycling and riding. The old medieval market town of Ringwood is just two miles away, providing a comprehensive range of facilities, includes a wide range of independent high street shops, cafes’, public houses, restaurants, two leisure centres and excellent state and private schools. For the commuter, the easily accessible A31 provides links to the larger coastal towns of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole (approximately 10 miles south via the A338), Southampton (approx. 18 miles east) and London (about two hour drive away, via the M27/M3).
From the front entrance, an arch leads into the entrance hall, comprising beautiful oak flooring which continues through to the dining room; a lovely double aspect room with double doors to the front garden, featuring a magnificent Minster open fireplace and ornate ceiling. Adjacent is the elegant triple aspect living room with large windows, comprising an attractive wooden fireplace with inset gas fire, and again with ornate ceiling mouldings and cornicing. The Kitchen incorporates a good-sized breakfast/dining area with light oak flooring, which adjoins the orangery/family area with a pitched glazed roof and double doors opening onto the patio and gardens. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of shaker style units and granite work surfaces, with an integrated fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher and is finished with a ceramic tiled floor. A door connects to a separate utility room which provides further space for appliances, has an inset Butlers sink and houses the gas boiler and water tank. Also to the ground floor, located off the inner hall is; a cloakroom with contemporary en-suite and Italian marble floor; a study (previously used as a gym) with a door to a sauna; and a large reception room/games room, currently being used as a studio with potential for a home office, comprising a brick built bar, brick fireplace, and double doors opening on to the gardens.
From the part galleried landing, which features a large window overlooking the gardens and far reaching forest beyond, are five bedrooms and family bathroom; the master bedroom enjoys garden views from a large balcony with Italian marble tiles, and also benefits from an adjoining dressing area, fitted with a number of wardrobes, and a good sized en-suite bathroom including both a shower cubicle and spa bath. Bedroom two and three also have the advantage of an en-suite shower rooms, bedroom two offering stunning rural views across the surrounding New Forest. There is a connecting door from bedroom four to bedroom five, providing potential to create a further en-suite bedroom, or dressing room.
Double electric gates give access to a sweeping paviour drive with an attractive central water feature. There are numerous outbuildings, including; a detached double garage; a large outbuilding with double wooden doors; a further brick outbuilding with potential for home office use with electrics and plumbing connected; pony shelter; and two sheds. The grounds surround the property and amount to approximately 1.3 acres, encompassing large expanses of lawn, mature shrubs and trees to the boundaries, and a large patio adjacent to the rear of the property. A separate five bar gate provides additional access to the forest.
Energy Performance Rating: E Current: 45 Potential: 71
Council Tax Band: G
All mains services connected
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.
£1,000,000 Offers in Excess of
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A charming 1920's country house, with much character, situated within the beautiful National Park with direct forest access, and set in grounds amounting to approximately 1.3 acres. This impressive family home boasts spacious living accommodation throughout, including an open-plan kitchen/breakfast room and further benefiting from a large parking forecourt and numerous outbuildings. Particular features include a most attractive Minster fireplace, solid oak flooring, large balcony, large windows and high ceilings providing plenty of natural light.
Spencers Ringwood Office
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