5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
Substantial detached THATCHED property offering over 4,000 sq. ft. of accommodation including POTENTIAL ANNEXE facilities. Landscaped gardens approaching half an acre, a range of outbuildings, HEATED SWIMMING POOL and an abundance of parking.
Originally built in the 1930's, the property has been subject to enlargement and enhancement by the current owners in a tasteful and sympathetic manner, and many of its original features remain. A thatched, recessed integral porch leads to the beautiful oak front door and gives access to the stunning reception hallway. Indian flag stone floors and exposed beams are just the start of the features and character this property offers.
To the right is the large drawing room with a feature bay window which overlooks the front garden, exposed beams and red brick fireplace finished with quarry tiled mantel. The lower level of the drawing room has a secondary open tread staircase to the first floor. A stable door leads to a double bedroom with a lovely fully tiled wet room and double doors to the rear patio and gardens.
From the reception hall a charming stable door leads to the sitting room which is dual aspect. Here we have another attractive exposed brick fireplace and chimney breast with quarry tiled half and mantel set in an inglenook style recess and timber beamed ceiling. Double glazed doors on the southern elevation lead to an integral thatched loggia, brick paved patio and garden.
A door from the sitting room leads to the kitchen which is also dual aspect with double doors leading to a patio area and landscaped gardens beyond. The kitchen has an abundance of custom built kitchen units complemented with black granite worktops, white enamel 'Belfast' sink, bespoke timber cupboards and a large recess for a range. The Indian flagstone floor contrasts the exposed brick and beamed inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel burner. From the kitchen there is an recessed utility area with additional built-in cupboards.
A wide opening from the kitchen gives access to the spacious dining room which features a wood burner (for decorative purposes only) and flows out onto the rear patio through glazed double doors.
A stable door gives access to another ground floor bedroom with double doors giving access to the brick paved patio and rear gardens. The room also benefits from a wet room facility.
The main stairway in the reception hall leads to the first floor landing which is dual aspect and has doors leading to balconies to the north and south respectively. The southern balcony provides extensive views across the formal, landscaped gardens to the rear, whilst the northern boundary overlooks the rear enclosed patio area. The master bedroom with timber beamed ceiling enjoys views over the front gardens and benefits from two pairs of double built-in wardrobes and a door to the family bathroom to the front of the property.
The family bathroom comprises tiled walls in contrast to the white suite including close coupled low level WC, panelled bath and dual oval wash basins set in a custom built timber vanity unit.
Bedroom 3 is accessed from the main landing and has views over the rear patio. An inner landing leads to bedroom 2 which has an easterly aspect overlooking the front garden and driveway. The room has timber beamed ceiling and has steps leading down into an ensuite shower room.
Located within the sought after hamlet of Blashford about 1.5 miles north of the Avon Valley market town of Ringwood. Ringwood provides an excellent range of local amenities including schools for all ages, shopping and recreational facilities plus healthcare. The A31 dual carriageway gives fast road access to the major centres of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch and also links the M3 and M27 motorways for Southampton, Winchester and London. For recreational purposes, Moors Valley and The New Forest offer thousands of acres of moor, heath and woodland for walking and equestrian enthusiasts.
Outside the property has gates leading to a large driveway with ample parking for many vehicles in addition to a single and double garage. Planning permission has been granted for an open fronted triple garage and construction of the building has started. The front garden is private and bordered with a selection of shrubs, flowers and trees.
The rear landscaped garden is has a large patio running the width of the property , a feature pond with stone surround, an orchard, a loggia and a large studio/office with WC and kitchenette.
The patio leads to a unique Tuscan style open entertaining area with an open fireplace and flagstone floor. There is also a useful changing room and a circular shower room comprising a WC, basin and shower.
There are currently an array of trees including fruit varieties, willow, laurel, silk, black walnut, whitebeam and Indian Bean, and an established wisteria blooms in the spring.
Steps lead to an upper lawn and heated swimming pool and surrounding patio, with the pump and filtration system housed in an adjoining store. A further lawned area lies at the rear of the garden with an embankment up to a brook which runs alongside the property.
The garden also features an impressive ornamental pond with a timber store hosing the filtration system and pump. There is also an L shaped timber studio/office in this secondary garden area which can be independently accessed from the sitting room and front driveway.
Alongside this, accessed via large timber gates, are 3 timber stables/workshops and a larger open fronted stable/workshop with a hardstanding to the front.
New Forest District Council Band: G
Mains water, electricity and gas are connected to the property.
From Ringwood you head in a Northern direction along the A338 Salisbury Road towards Fordingbridge. After approximately one mile you take the immediate left after John Deere Farm Machinery - the entrance is very evident into the large gravel driveway.
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