Woodlands is an attractive village situated 5 miles north-east of the town of Wimborne Minster. The local towns of Wimborne and Verwood both offer a great range of amenities, supermarkets and recreational facilities, which include the Remedy Oak Golf Club, Moors Valley Country Park and the stunning Cranborne Chase which is only a short drive away. Nearby and easily accessible along the south coast are miles of beautiful blue-flag beaches and the stunning Jurassic Coast. For the commuter, the cities of Salisbury and Southampton are easily reached via the A338 and the A31 and London is just an hour away via a train from Southampton Parkway. The larger shopping towns of Bournemouth and Southampton both of have international airports.
Living in Ferndown
Ferndown is a thriving town with a village feel. Positioned midway between the market towns of Ringwood and Wimborne Minster, the location is spot on for those who enjoy outdoors life. Ferndown is surrounded by open countryside and woodland: the New Forest to the east, Cranborne Chase to the north and west, while the coast is to the south. The name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon for wooded hill and the area is still green and leafy. Open spaces include Ferndown Common and Parley Common, totalling 526 acres of heathland, and woodland plantations of Ferndown Forest and West Moors, all criss-crossed by footpaths including long distance Stour Valley Way.
Ferndown is well known for its excellent golf courses, among them Ferndown Golf Club (favoured by Peter Allis), picturesque Ferndown Forest Golf Club, and the Championship Course at Dudsbury Golf Club. Further outstanding facilities include King George V Playing Fields with boules court, bowling green, cricket pitch, croquet lawn, four football pitches, six tennis courts and skateboard park. In town Ferndown Leisure Centre has swimming pools, gym, squash courts and sports hall. Out of town Moors Valley Country Park offers 1,000 acres of forest and heathland with cycle routes, tree top trail, golf course and more.
Overall, Ferndown’s focus is on leisure, a comfortable lifestyle and community. The town centre includes a modern shopping complex and a mix of high street names, superstores and quality independents including butcher, baker and greengrocer. A selection of cafes, pub and restaurants includes highly recommended The Kings Arms at Longham and The Pear at Parley.
Transport links are good, too. The A31 skirts Ferndown to the north, running east to the M27 and M3. Bournemouth Station is seven miles away (London in approximately two hours) and Bournemouth Airport is four miles.
£500,000 Offers in Excess Of
- 3 Bedrooms:
- 1 Bathrooms:
- 2 Living Rooms:
NO FORWARD CHAIN - This late 19th century semi- detached house offers tremendous scope to improve, the potential to demolish the existing garage and replace with a detached outbuilding for storage and ancillary accommodation subject to planning and building regulation approval. The current owner has carried out two storey extensions which has created a superb ground floor living space. This includes a superb open plan kitchen/dining room adjoining to the sitting room with an additional living room. The property is located on the edge of this peaceful hamlet in a wonderful rural backdrop, yet both within easy reach of nearby Verwood, Ringwood, and Wimborne.