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  • Superbly styled and presented contemporary family home
  • Outstanding forest location with direct forest access
  • Inverted living and bedroom accommodation
  • Wonderful open plan kitchen/breakfast room with dining room and family room
  • Separate sitting room, study and play room/bedroom 4
  • Luxury shower/bathrooms
  • Range of useful outbuildings
  • Landscaped gardens of approximately 1.5 acres

Property Description

Occupying a wonderful New Forest location, a contemporary home with beautiful 4 - 5 bedroom accommodation set in stunning landscaped grounds of approximately 1.5 acres. VENDOR SUITED.

Dear Cottage was originally a small forest dwelling which has been subject to a substantial transformation into an imaginatively designed, contemporary styled family home finished in September 2015. Set into the gradient of the garden plot and capitalising upon the lovely forest backdrop, the inverted layout provides light and spacious accommodation with many rooms enjoying vaulted ceilings and a glorious outlook over the garden to the forest beyond. Central to the house is a fantastic kitchen/breakfast room open to a dining room and family room with balcony, supplemented by a separate cosy sitting room with wood burning stove, a study and play room/bedroom. The lower section is home to well proportioned bedrooms, with the master benefitting from an en suite and dressing room. Dear Cottage is a state of the art SMART home allowing complete control of all lighting, heating, security and CCTV systems and it benefits from a full Sonos and Harmoni home entertainment system.

Entrance Hall    Vaulted ceiling. Oak flooring. Hand made oak and glass staircase leading to lower bedroom level.

Study    Fitted storage comprising shelving and cupboards. Oak flooring.

Play Room/Bedroom    Vaulted ceiling. Views to open forest.

Shower Room

Sitting Room    Purpose built wooden painted enclosure housing wood burning stove with mantle over. Access to large balcony connecting to Family Room.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room    Wonderful open plan room ideal for entertaining. Large triple aspect kitchen with views over gardens to open forest beyond. Range of handmade and painted oak and rosewood units including central island with cupboards and drawers. Oak and quartz worktops. Integrated appliances including dishwasher, wine cooler, variety of NEFF appliances including two ovens, microwave, steam oven and induction hob.

Family Room    Vaulted ceiling with wonderful sense of natural light. Twin sets of bi-fold doors opening onto Juliet balcony and larger entertaining balcony. Views over garden and forest. Electric rain sensor Velux windows.

Dining Room

Utility Room

Lower Hallway

Master Bedroom    Patio doors to private patio area and gardens. Access to:

Dressing Room

En Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 2    Aspect over gardens.

Bedroom 3    Aspect over gardens.

Family Bathroom

Dear Cottage occupies a wonderful setting within the New Forest National Park, a position along an unmade track that offers peace and privacy with the glorious forest literally on the door step. The thriving town of Ringwood is only 2 miles distant and offers a bustling community well supported by a range of local and national shops, cafes, wine bars and restaurants. There is an equally good range of schooling in both state and private sector, and the Sixth Form at Ringwood Secondary School rated Outstanding by OFSTED. The outdoor enthusiast only has to step out of the gate to experience unrivalled walking, cycling and riding opportunities and the Spinnaker Sailing Club is approximately 1.2 miles distant. The location is well placed for excellent communication links, with the A31 and A338 providing convenient access to Southampton and Bournemouth respectively, where mainline rail services and international airports can be found.

A large gravelled driveway provides ample parking and turning space and leads to the oak framed CAR PORT with adjoining store, workshop and studio, WC and log store.

The gardens have been beautifully landscaped to include borders, raised vegetable beds, meandering pathways and an enclosed pond, all following the natural gradient of the land. Within the garden are two stables that have been converted into a workshop and garden store and the gardens offer a high degree of natural privacy, as one might expect of such a tranquil setting, with a lovely forest backdrop.

New Forest District Council. Tax Band E.

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating system to zoned underfloor heating system throughout. SMART home control panel allowing for remote control of lighting, heating, security and CCTV systems.

Leave Fordingbridge travel South on the A338 in the direction of Ringwood. Turn left into Ivy Lane and right once at the end of Ivy Lane. After about 500 yards turn left into an unmade road. Follow this road passing by a sharp left hand turning and continue straight on along the gravel track up the hill. Pass the National Trust sign and continue over the cattle grid. Where the track splits 3 ways take the first exit straight on and at the crossroads of the track turn right and then immediately left where a sign reads 'to Dear Cottage only'.







Highwood, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24

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