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Splendid equestrian country property, approx 5000 SQ FT set in approx 8 ACRES and having a SECONDARY ACCESS TO THE FOREST on foot or on horseback.
From the main drive the front door opens into a reception portico and then into the striking Oak panelled Hall and Staircase. The reception rooms & garden room/conservatory are on the south west of the house and benefit from superb views across the gardens and towards the forest landscape beyond. There is also a large cloakroom to the left of the entrance porch.
The formal Drawing Room features an attractive traditional brick fireplace and curved bay window. This links with the 2nd kitchen and informal dining room making it ideal to create annexe accommodation on the ground floor. The Dining Room links with both the Sitting Room and Garden Room style Conservatory creating a superb reception space for entertaining.
Following the rear outline of the house is the terrace which steps down to the lawned gardens. The elegant yet cosy Sitting Room features a traditional Minster style stone fireplace, with attractive picture bay window and patio door to the terrace and further door to the Dining Room which boast another open fireplace and attractive wood flooring.
The Kitchen is fully fitted with a range of farmhouse style units in a light wood and complimented by granite worktops over with several feature units including a dresser style unit, an island unit, a Butler's sink with downlighting and a suspended lighting unit. The kitchen also enjoys a double aspect with windows to the front and overlooking the courtyard. The ceramic tiled floor continues through to the breakfast area, of which is a walk in pantry with lighting and power. A stable style door leads to a rear lobby and on through a large utility room which offers offers a sink unit, space and plumbing for laundry appliances and ample space for further white goods. The lobby also gives access to a cloakroom and boiler room. A rear door leads to an enclosed courtyard and a pedestrian gate to the stables. An additional room offers separate access through the courtyard and has the potential to be utilised as a gymnasium.
The main staircase leads to the landing of which each of the six spacious bedrooms are accessed. A second "rear" staircase serves the opposite part of the house. Most of the bedrooms benefit from superb south westerly views, across the garden, paddocks and forest beyond. Both the Master Bedroom and Bedroom 2 have en suite Bath/Shower rooms. Bedroom 6, currently used as a Study incorporates an open tread staircase to a full height door into an area of roof space.
Close to Ringwood which is a traditional market town with an excellent range of independent and national shops, Also positioned for easy access to the A31 providing fast road links to Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, with connections to the M3 and M27 motorways for Southampton, Winchester and London. As well as a national coach service from town centre to Heathrow and London, railways at Brockenhurst and Parkway link with fast trains to London Waterloo. Sitting in the New Forest National Park which offers thousands of acres of moor, heath and woodland for walking and equestrian enthusiasts and there is sailing available at the nearby towns of Lymington, Christchurch and Poole, as well as being close to the award winning beaches of Bournemouth.
There is ample parking plus a detached three car garage which is accessed via electronic doors and is fitted with units, sockets and lighting for dual use as a workshop if desired. On the west side of the house is a Sun Deck and Terrace surrounding the outdoor Swimming Pool with pool house to one side. There are fruit trees beyond. The Equestrian facilities include 6 Stables, a tack room, barn and field shelter leading on to over 6 acres of post and rail fields that surround the perimeter of the property. The fields are fitted with automatic refilling water troughs and the yard is equipped with separate mains water supply and electric. Paddocks and Ménage can be accessed via a separate vehicular gate from the lane in addition to the pedestrian access gates from the garden area. There are approximately 1.8 acres of beautifully landscaped mature gardens that surround the property, which include mature shrubbery, a small orchard and greenhouse.
New Forest District Council Tax Band G
Mains Electricity and Water. Private Drainage and Oil Fired Boiler for heating
From the main Ringwood roundabout take the A31 exit to Southampton and Winchester. Merge onto the A31 eastbound and travel for approximately 2.5 miles turning left onto the slip road to Burley and Services. Continue straight over the mini roundabout passing the petrol station on your left and take the next right to Burley. Passing under the A31 and over the cattle grid take the immediate right to Ringwood, Poulner & Hightown and at the roundabout take the first exit onto the slip road and merge onto the A31 westbound. Continue for 1.2 miles and turn left off the dual carriageway and Green Acres is the first gate on the right.