5 bedroom detached house for saleBlashford, Ringwood, Hampshire
Withdrawn from Market £1,175,000
SUMMARY An impressive three storey lakeside residence with ancillary accommodation on a plot in excess of one acre situated on the fringes of the New Forest within the Blashford Lake Nature Reserve and benefitting from a detached garage complex, pool complex and extensive gardens. The main house has been extended substantially and provides a super sized family home with some fabulous modern features including a large UPVC conservatory, a sizeable kitchen, a separate utility, downstairs cloakroom/WC, dining hall and dual aspect sitting room with a large stone fireplace. The property is served by a gas central heating system via wall hung radiators and is double glazed throughout with porcelain tiled floors extending through the ground floor and smooth finished ceilings with low voltage downlights, combined with wall and ceiling hung lights. The two storey Garage and Pool Complex have independent gas heating systems. The grounds combine formal gardens with an adjoining agricultural land/field.
SITUATION The property is situated in Blashford on the edge of the New Forest National Park betwixt Ivy Lake and Snails Lake which are well known for sailing and fishing within the Nature Reserve area. The area offers easy access to Ringwood, the historic market town in Hampshire and the new forest with hectares of heathland and forest, excellent for riding out. Within this area there are plenty of country style Inns and fine eateries, not to mention the draw of the Ringwood's diverse culinary choice, cafes and pubs. The popular co-educational school, Moyles Court is approximately one mile from this property and the well reputed state schools of Ringwood or Fordingbridge are a short drive away. For commuters there is easy access to the major routes of the A31 and M27 nearby as well as Bournemouth and Poole renowned for their award winning sandy beaches.
ACCOMMODATION The accommodation is made up of the main house and several ancillary buildings which are listed to follow. The main house has an enclosed entrance porch before opening onto the hallway. The hallway offers a traditional style staircase to the first floor and access to the ground floor accommodation. The hall opens into a large dining hall which enjoys plenty of natural light from large double glazed doors onto the rear garden and a vaulted style ceiling with velux windows which extends into the kitchen and living room giving an interesting feature to these rooms. The kitchen is a particular feature on the ground floor and offers a luxuriously appointed and well equipped space within the property linking up with the dining hall, utility and conservatory and offering a large centre Island and a selection of high gloss contrasting wall units, base level cupboards and drawers under high quality granite top work surfaces. There is space for a range style cooker with a stainless steel and glass extractor hood and gas hob. In addition, there is a fitted beer and wine chiller, microwave oven and a built in dishwasher. A unit with a recess for an American style fridge freezer matches the wall units with pull out larder drawers. From the kitchen there are double doors to the conservatory and a double glazed door to the rear garden and the separate utility accommodates the gas fired boiler and white goods offering access to the downstairs cloakroom/WC. The conservatory is all UPVC double glazed with double doors onto the terrace. The spacious dual aspect living room is a great space for relaxing with a large stone fireplace and fitted Audio Visual Unit. Off the living room there is a door to another ground floor reception which is used as an study/office and has aspect to the front.
From the entrance hall stairs give access to the first floor landing and to the respective first floor bedrooms. The master bedroom is beautifully fitted out with his and hers wardrobes and is dual aspect to the front and rear. The master benefits from a sizeable en-suite with a walk in shower and 'his and hers' wash hand basins, being fully tiled to floor and walls with a concealed cistern WC and heated towel rail. There are three further double bedrooms on the first floor which offer a range of built in wardrobes and the main bathroom is a four piece suite which includes a built in shower cubicle, panelled bath, built in vanity wash hand basin and a dual flush WC.
Stairs from the first floor lead to the second floor landing where there is another good size double bedroom with built in wardrobes and a large four piece bath and shower room across the landing. There are wonderful views from the second floor bedroom towards the lakes.
THE GROUNDS The formal gardens provide a landscaped lawned area to the front which is enclosed by a secure wall and fencing. There is a good size terrace area adjoining the conservatory and a detached outbuilding used for wood storage and a kennel. Immediately behind the property is and extensive lawned area which has been well landscaped and is neatly tended before meeting the sun terrace area of the pool complex. The property provides generously for secure parking with a large area laid to shingle allowing access to the detached lodge and onto the workshop, manège, stable block and LPG cylinders. The perimeters are well screened and private with mature well established natural boundaries, brick walling and fencing. There is a chicken pen to the rear of the work shop.
THE POOL COMPLEX A well positioned pool complex which includes a covered heated swimming pool within a purpose built timber chalet. The poolside area has recently been recovered with resin flooring and the pool area opens up through double glazed sliding doors to a sun terrace area lined by palm trees. Off the pool area there is a door into a separate entrance which offers access to another large room at the rear which has been used as a treatment room but has a variety of uses with an access door to the boiler cupboard which functions independently to heat the wall hung radiators and pool. There is also a large wet room with built in shower off the treatment room which is well equipped with heated towel rail.
GARAGE COMPLEX The garage complex has been adapted to provide an annexe style accommodation which could be suitable for a relative or guest. The rooms are subdivided on the ground floor and consist of an inner hall, living area, a store room, two bedrooms and a large shower room. The first floor rooms enjoy views towards the lake. The lodge relies upon an independent gas central heating system and electricity supply and has been well appointed with modern facilities and well equipped fixtures.
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