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 Bournemouth are easily reached via the A343 and the A338 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.
Leave Ringwood via the A31 heading west, exit the A31 signposted to Verwood and proceed on Verwood Road. Continue through Verwood, going straight across the roundabout exiting the town and continue until the turning on your left signposted to Woodlands. Proceed through the village, upon reaching the village green on your left, you will come to the entrance on your left just before the Cinnamon Lounge.
Council Tax Band: G
Energy performance Rating: E
Mains connected: Electricity/Solar Panels, water and telephone
– Oil fired AGA
– Ground source heat pump
– The pool is heated by air source heat pump
Ofcom broadband speeds up to: 1000 Mbps (Ultrafast)
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.
£1,150,000 Offers in Excess of
- 5 Bedrooms:
- 3 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
A splendid, Grade II listed period home with tremendous character, located in a peaceful village location.
This distinctive home has origins dating back to the 18th century and was once part of the Shaftesbury Estate, the main part of the house was originally thought to be a barn with later additions.
The house was once, back during the 18th century, occupied by exiled French lace makers (Huguenots) who carried out alterations to the property which included the striking circular bays.
During the 19th Century, further additions were made to the house, adding both the west and east wings, creating the house as it is today. EPR: E