The property is situated within easy reach of the centre of Verwood which offers a range of local shops, supermarket, doctors and dentist surgery. Ringwood Forest is a short distance away offering beautiful scenic walks, incorporating the stunning Moors Valley Country Park and golf course. The larger market town of Ringwood is approximately 4 miles away with a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities. The A338 is easily accessible, providing a convenient link to the coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (approximately 10 miles south via the A338), Southampton (approximately 20 miles east via the A31/M27), and Salisbury (approximately 20 miles north).
A large enclosed porch with glazed windows gives access to the entrance hall, which leads to the living accommodation and cloakroom. The impressive kitchen is finished with Kardean flooring and has been extended to provide a spacious breakfast area, with French doors opening onto the rear patio and gardens. Fitted with a comprehensive range of hardwood units with quality bespoke Quartz work surfaces over and including a range of integrated appliances, such as a fridge/freezer, eye-level Neff oven, combination oven and warming drawer, induction hob and Bosch dishwasher. A separate utility room provides additional units and space for further appliances, with a door giving access to the integral garage with an electric up and over door. The lounge is positioned to the front of the property with an attractive Bay window overlooking the front gardens, featuring a multi-fuel burner with pumice-lined flue on a slate hearth. Double doors open to the adjacent dining room, with sliding doors to the rear garden and an internal door returning to the kitchen. A custom-built Ash staircase rises to the spacious part-galleried landing. The master bedroom benefits from a rear aspect with superb views of the gardens and fields beyond, double mirror-fronted wardrobes and a full en-suite, comprising a shower cubicle, bath with shower attachment over, pedestal wash basin and WC. Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 are all double rooms (bedroom 1 and 2 both feature double mirrored wardrobes, whereas bedroom 3 has a triple built-in wardrobe), whilst bedroom five is a good sized single – also with an aspect to the rear. The family bathroom comprises a bath with shower attachment and screen, WC and sink.
The property is approached through a wooden five bar gate to a large gravel parking area, with adjacent lawn and attractive flower beds. There is additional space to one side of the property, ideal for parking a boat or motorhome. The enclosed rear garden features an attractive patio with steps up to the lawn, retained by large sleepers which incorporate flowering beds, also featuring a 10×8 shed to the rear. The boundaries are formed by close panelled fencing, with low level fencing to one side to allow views of the neighbouring fields.
All mains services
Energy Performance Rating: C Current: 71 Potential: 82
Council Tax Band: E
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.
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COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS - A well-presented detached family home situated in a quiet and sought-after road, overlooking fields. The property has been extended and updated over the years to provide comfortable and spacious accommodation, including a modern open-plan kitchen/breakfast room, two reception rooms and five bedrooms (one with an en-suite). The property also features a gated entrance, large gravel drive, enclosed garden and an integral garage. Energy Performance Rating: C
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street