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Lions Hill Way, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Dorset, BH24

££1,750,000 Guide

3 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

LIFESTYLE PROPERTY, HOME & POTENTIAL INCOME WITH FIVE RENTAL UNITS. Beautiful period thatch cottage set in an idyllic location with land approaching 17 acres of paddocks, woodland, and gardens. An array of outbuildings provides income and business opportunities.

The Cottage

Built in the traditional style from cob, faced with brick, this authentic thatched cottage dates from around 1780. Originally two agricultural workers cottages, they were combined in the 1950's to provide one 3-bedroom dwelling.

Retaining many original features, including twin inglenook fireplaces, both complete with original bread ovens, which have recently been updated with energy efficient wood burners.

A multitude of exposed beams, open oak timber staircase, original cottage doors and quarry tiled flooring all add to the country cottage ambiance.

Kitchen with cream electric 3 oven Aga and oak fronted cabinets. Luxuriously appointed modern bathroom with large walk-in shower. Picturesque leaded light windows with secondary double glazing.

Unlisted and undeveloped, the cottage now offers its new owners the perfect opportunity to create their dream home.

The well-stocked garden provides year-round colour with a wealth of diverse and seasonal mature shrubs, a brick-based greenhouse, small wildlife pond, well, vegetable patch, soft fruit bushes, apple and walnut trees.

The small garden shed, or summerhouse has been used by the current owners as a home office, with views out over the garden to the fields beyond.

Office rental units & Outbuildings

A range of recently renovated useful and flexible office rental units, some currently let on a short-term basis.

The units have Class R planning allowing a change of use from an agricultural building to a flexible use falling within Class A1 (shops), Class A2 (financial and professional services), Class A3
(restaurants and caf鳩, Class B1 (business), Class B8 (storage or distribution), Class C1 (hotels) or Class D2 (assembly and leisure).

Plus 2 open barns and 3 large storage sheds.

The current owners have invested heavily in the infrastructure of the office rental buildings, with new water mains, electric distribution & sewage systems.

Also, essential for today's modern business and lifestyle, Openreach have been privately contracted to install four direct fibre connections giving the entire property the fastest internet speeds currently available.

Woodlands: approximately 2 acres of mature deciduous woodland complete with twisting woodland paths and firepits. A playground for adults and kids alike.

Pond: Set within the field at the front of the property, the wildlife pond is well established, complete with water lilies, irises, newts and dragonflies.

Fields & grazing: approximately 12 acres divided into 3 separate pastures and fenced on two sides with traditional stock fencing. Double field shelter with mains water & electric.

The main body of land is bordered to the south by the Castleman Trailway and to the east by the Lions Hill Conservation area.

With direct private access to the local bridleway network, the farm would be perfect for those with walking, cycling, sports and equestrian interests.

There is non-road access to the nearby Moors Valley Country Park with it's play trails, narrow gauge steam railway, Go Ape tree top adventure, golf course, country shop, restaurant and more.

Nestled amongst mature oaks, with uninterrupted views across its own land, Little Lions Farm is a rural oasis that offas an unique opportunity to enjoy the perfect English country lifestyle. That said, south-facingcing property is only a short drive from the market town of Ringwood, main arterial routes to London and the West Country and near to the coastal towns of Christchurch, Bournemouth, Sandbanks & Studland with miles of golden beaches.

The property offers a wonderfully unique lifestyle opportunity with current rental of outbuildings and grounds bringing-in significant income, with plenty of scope for further commercial expansion.

Little Lions Farm is approached via a private drive, leading to a 5-bar traditional wooden gate providing access to the farmyard. The house is accessed via a second set of large wooden gates offering complete privacy form the farmyard, and a long gravel drive with ample parking space for several cars.

Tenure: Freehold




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Office Details

23 High Street
BH24 1AB

01425 482380