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Narrow Lane, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24

££2,395,000 Offers in excess

6 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

Edwardian grandeur restored with style. Fairfields has been meticulously refurbished in recent years striking a perfect balance between the historic character and features and the comfort of modern living. Surrounded by approximately 4 acres of grounds encompassing a tennis court, parterre garden, wildlife pond, substantial vegetable garden and paddocks, with the backdrop of far-reaching views. The property, with outbuildings, stretches to approximately 5,200 sq. ft with with the ability to extend further STPP.

The House

Fairfields was built in 1903 and showcases original Edwardian features including cornice, architraves, skirting boards, and polished wood floors. The entirety of its infrastructure has been restored to its original splendour whilst ensuring it meets modern living requirements having been fully re-wired, re-plumbed and an alarm system installed. The renovation also included the replacement of all rooves and chimneys.

Arranged over two floors and approaching 4,000 sq. ft of accommodation, the home is immersed in character, from the high ceilings and cast iron radiators to the easy rise staircase with hand-stitched runner and dyed carpet on the first floor to match.

On entering you are welcomed by an impressive reception foyer which invitingly sets the tone. From here there is access to the second sitting room which is partially hexagonal in shape with views across the southern section of garden. This room enjoys a log burner and provides access to the original wood-framed garden room, which features a pitched roof. The garden room already benefits from planning permission to replace and extend.

The main part of the hall and what was once the original entrance features wood parquet flooring, refurbished and polished to perfection. There is access from the hall to the main, dual aspect, sitting room, where there's a limestone fireplace with an inset log burner, access to the above garden room and views across the main lawns.

Also accessed from the hall is the dual aspect dining room which, again, has a traditional finish, with polished wood floors and an Edwardian fireplace with tile inlay. An alcove seating area adds another dimension to the room, where evenings can be spent admiring views of dramatic sunsets.

The bespoke kitchen/breakfast room was fitted only 3 years ago and offers a range of high-quality cabinetry arranged around a large central island with coordinating granite worksurfaces. Integrated appliances include an electric 5-oven, Total Control, AGA, Miele dishwasher, Miele combination oven, and free-standing American-style fridge/freezer. The kitchen space is tastefully finished with tiled flagstone flooring, customized backlighting, and adouble butler sink fitted with a Quooker tap, this room epitomises the blend of original and new design.

As well as the dining room the kitchen connects to a convenient utility room, equally well fitted, as well as access to an inner lobby and walk-in larder, with bespoke cabinets and granite worktops which complement the kitchen. Completing the ground floor is a deep-set boot room with bespoke oak shelving and storage space, an elegantly designed WC and stone steps that descend into the cellar from the main hallway.

On the first floor the elegance continues offering five double, light-filled bedrooms, and a sixth bedroom/study. The principal bedroom is impressively sized and benefits from an ensuite bathroom with Perrin & Rowe washbasin and a Victoria + Albert claw foot bathtub. The second bedroom also enjoys stylish ensuite shower facilities. The remaining bedrooms have the choice of a separate porcelain tile shower room with Perrin & Rowe suite or the contemporary, Porcelanosa tiled bathroom, with a freestanding Victoria + Albert bathtub and separate shower. The landing receives additional light from the Edwardian roof light and provides access to a storage room where fitted stairs rise to the attic. This large attic space offers the potential to extend STPP.

Additional to the main house is the converted garages and stable. This additional indoor space offers a spacious and versatile area, it is currently a games room and bar and has a WC and mezzanine level. Recently fitted porcelain paving adjoins this outbuilding and incorporates a millstone water feature along with an area prepped for a wood-fired hot tub It has views across the paddocks and enjoys the sun late into Summer evenings.

Fairfields, and its near 4 acres, is enviably located in a semi-rural location on the outskirts of Ringwood and within the New Forest National Park and in walking distance of the open forest. The historic market town of Ringwood boasts a comprehensive range of facilities, including a wide selection of independent and high street shops, a number of restaurants, two health and fitness clubs and excellent schools. The beautiful New Forest National Park offers over 10,000 acres of heath and woodland and is a haven for outdoor pursuits including cycling, walking, and horse riding.

For the commuter there is easy access onto the A31 providing direct links to the larger coastal town of Bournemouth (via the A338) and harbour city of Southampton (via the M27), both Bournemouth and Southampton provide direct train links to London. There are also international airports at Bournemouth and Southampton and the M27 and M3 make it easy to connect to other parts of the country.

The Gardens and GroundsThe quality and design does not stop once you step outside the house, with sweeping lawns and landscaped areas threaded with meandering pathways, ample paddocks and an orchard. A particular feature is the parterre garden, occupied by an ornamental arrangement of flower beds and the wildlife pond beyond, which in turn leads to what was once a piggery and a further stable and store. Another desirable feature is the picket-fenced vegetable garden with raised sleepers and a greenhouse.

Entertainment is a strong theme throughout this property with a tennis court and extensive patio area, making it an ideal family home or country retreat. The grounds are well supported by several outbuildings, including an extensive timber-framed log store.

Positioned prominently but enjoying complete privacy, the property is approached via a five-bar gate onto a long driveway which leads to a substantial gravel courtyard/parking area, which has the benefit of a pod point charging unit, outbuildings and a car port.

Services
Mains gas, electric and water
Private sewerage

Council Tax Band: G
EPC: F (prior to all renovation work).

Tenure: Freehold

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Office Details

Ringwood
23 High Street
Ringwood
BH24 1AB

01425 482380
ringwood@w-w.co.uk