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5 bedroom Detached House Sold Subject to Contract

Ringwood, Hampshire , BH24 3LZ

Guide Price : £1,360,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Tucked away in a truly wonderful New Forest setting this fabulous home is designed to encapsulate all that the surroundings have to offer. This area of the New Forest allows you to become totally submerged in the unique landscape and enjoy an area of the National Park which remains very much untouched by modern day living.

The lane leading to the property has many country homes all set back from the road with generous plots. Highwood is a small hamlet of the New Forest on the northern periphery of the National Park with its open heathland of over 140,000 acres. Local amenities are close by with Moyles Court within walking distance and the Alice Lisle a popular historic country public house being less than a mile away. The market town of Ringwood offers a comprehensive range of facilities and is only approximately two miles away and includes a good range of coffee shops, bistros, restaurants and supermarkets including Waitrose and Sainsbury’s. The A31 in Ringwood links to all major towns and cities, including Southampton, Winchester and Bournemouth and via the A338 the cathedral city of Salisbury. Mainline railway stations can be found at Brockenhurst and Southampton Park Way providing great links into London within 2 hours. For those with schooling in mind the property enjoys some of the area’s finest schools both state and privately funded. Ringwood School Academy, together with some of the area’s best primary education and pre-schools. Independent schooling is available at Moyles Court School which caters for preschoolers to 16. Further afield are Hampshire Collegiate, Durlston, Forres Sandle Manor and Ballard are just a few.

The property, once a forest dwelling occupied by Mr Dear (his portrait still visible at the property) has been beautifully extended and refurbished by the current owner, the imaginative design has transformed the original home with a contemporary twist.

Internally the property benefits from some stunning features with attention to detail that should be seen to be appreciated.

Being a split level home the entrance hallway with oak flooring extends through to the sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room and study. There is a handmade oak and glass staircase leading to the lower ground floor and ample storage cupboards. The sitting room has glorious views across the grounds, large picture windows and a vaulted ceiling with roof light windows which brings in maximum light and a wonderful overall feeling of space. This together with access to a large balcony which interconnects to the family room affords fabulous views which are sublime, a great space to entertain or sit and simply enjoy the view. The kitchen/ breakfast room offers a farmhouse yet contemporary style with a comprehensive range of handmade and painted units, mixture of Oak and Quartz worktops and a lovely central island feature incorporating breakfast bar. Integrated appliances including dishwasher, wine cooler, twin Neff ovens, microwave, steam oven and induction hob. This large triple aspect room once again has lovely views and is perfect for entertaining being open to a most wonderful family room. Here once again picture windows bring the outside in and access to the balcony is perfect for entertaining. Back to the hallway access to the family room which is ideal for little ones to have their own space, alternatively this would be an excellent fourth bedroom. The adjacent study, where Mr Dear can be viewed has a range of fitted units and shelving and could indeed be a further bedroom if required. The adjacent ground floor shower room finished in an equally high specification completes the accommodation on this floor.

Moving to the lower ground floor the master bedroom incorporates a large walk in dressing room with window allowing natural light and a most beautiful en-suite shower room with wonderful tiling to both floor and walls. The remaining two double bedrooms are serviced by the family bathroom which once again is fitted with a stunning suite incorporating a corner shower cubicle. Eaves storage from bedroom three provides ample storage.

Outside the rolling grounds extend from the front of the property were the outbuildings can be found. Currently set as a double Oak framed car port interlinking with an extensive store/workshop area and wc which lends itself for many uses including ancillary/annexe accommodation (subject to consent). The plot in total amounts to approximately one and half acres which provides a wonderful parklike setting. An extensive natural pond is secured with fencing and a generous decked area with small jetty provides fun for those wanting to explore. The remainder of the gardens are lawn, interspersed with mature trees which provide a lovely tree lined backdrop together with the New Forest beyond. Pathways and natural borders provide annual interest and immediately to the rear of the house is a super area to sit and enjoy the garden; a hot tub is perfectly placed (available upon negotiation). The patio extends to the side and returns to the front of the property via a gravelled area with steps leading to the driveway.

For those looking to undertake the full New Forest experience we are informed the property enjoys the benefits of Forest Rights of Pasture and Mast.

Further benefits include a state of the art Smart home system allowing complete control of all heating, lighting, security and CCTV systems and also a full Sonos and Harmoni home entertainment system.


AGENTS NOTES: The heating system, mains and appliances have not been tested by Hearnes Estate Agents. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and do not form part of the contract.


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