4 bedroom detached house for saleShobley, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24
Guide Price £1,975,000
- 4 bedrooms
- 3 bath/shower rooms
- 3 reception rooms
- conservatory/garden room
- outbuildings including garaging and stabling
- swimming pool with guest annexe and pool house
- gardens of approx. 5 acres
Occupying an elevated setting in the New Forest National Park, a fabulous, individual Edwardian house of infinite charm and traditional character, affording unsurpassed westerly vistas over its own parklike setting which extends to approximately 5 acres.
The property is situated in the hamlet of Shobley with direct access to literally miles of open forest that afford unsurpassed opportunities for both walking and riding. Shobley is about 2 miles to the east of the popular market town of Ringwood. The A31 provides easy access to Bournemouth (approximately 12 miles) and Southampton (approximately 18 miles), both with their own International Airports. London Waterloo can be reached via Southampton Airport Parkway station (approximately 20 miles) in just over 90 minutes.
Enclosed by wrought iron palisade style fencing is a 40 heated swimming pool set in a paved surround with an adjoining PUMP HOUSE.
A fine addition to the property , built on low rendered brick/block walls incorporating painted wooden double glazed casements surmounted by an ornate pitched and vented roof. Tiled floor covering throughout with underfloor heating. Windows affording delightful vistas over the parklike grounds. 2 sets of twin casement doors opening to the gravelled walkway and broad seating terrace.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR
A central landing with access to a deep shelved Airing Cupboard. Access to a substantial loft void. Picture rail. The landing serves a total of four well-proportioned naturally well lit double bedrooms with recessed downlighting, two of which have traditional fireplaces (non operational) and all of which enjoy dual aspects. Three bedrooms feature fitted wardrobe cupboards.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
Including a lobby with deep shelved Airing Cupboard. EN SUITE BATHROOM fitted with twin wash hand basins, low-level WC, oversize bath and separate shower cubicle. Tiled walls and floor with underfloor heating and heated towel rail.
Including an EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM fitted with a wash hand basin with storage under and low-level WC. Tiled walls and floor with underfloor heating and heated towel rail.
Including a bath, wash hand basin, low-level WC and large Daryl shower cabinet. Tiled walls and floor. Heated towel rail.
The property is approached off the open forest over remote controlled ornamental twin gates over a cattle grid. The driveway descends to a PARKING AREA adjacent to the property, linking in turn to:
A purpose built 3 car garage linked to the property by a covered walkway with remote controlled up-and-over doors.
The driveway descends to a further range of timber built OUTBUILDINGS set under a pitched roof on a projecting concrete apron on which is situated a purpose built block of STABLES incorporating a TRACTOR STORE with five bar gated access to one side which opens to a STOCK PROOF ENCLOSED FIELD for grazing purposes. Within the curtilage of the garden, access is provided to an enclosed TENNIS COURT. The gardens lie essentially to the west, with sloping lawns affording spectacular sunsets. The maintained lawns are interspersed with a diverse array of ornamental stand alone trees and specimen shrubs, interlinked by deep well stocked herbaceous bed and borders with ample rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and ornamental shrubs. Small palisade enclosing a natural spring fed POND to side.
Currently arranged to provide for an open plan SITTING/EXERCISE AREA with a small KITCHEN AREA. Inner hall serving a BEDROOM/CHANGING ROOM and SHOWER ROOM with wash hand basin and low-level WC.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. We understand high speed Broadband is due to be connected over the coming months. The services and equipment remaining with the property have not been tested by John D Wood & Co. and we are unable to verify that they are in working order.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All items usually denominated as fixtures and fittings, apart from those mentioned specifically in these particulars, are excluded from the sale.
Turning from Hightown/Poulner, continue on to the junction, turning right over the bridge crossing the A31. Turn right into Southampton Road (signed Cadnam) in an easterly direction. Continue on up Poulner Hill passing the In Excess Garden Centre, turning left signed Shobley/Linford. Continue over the cattle grid out onto the open forest driving for approximately 0.7 mile and turn left into Broomy Hurst.
Strictly By Appointment through John D Wood & Co.
A fine, well lit triple aspect reception room with a picture style casement window to the gardenside affording extensive views over the parklike grounds. Feature open fireplace, currently incorporating a Clearview wood burning stove set on a projecting black slate hearth with a marble surround by Chesneys of London. 4 wall light points. Part glazed casement doors to side seating terrace and gardens.
A fine through hall with exposed wooden floor throughout. Turnaround stairs incorporating a fine half landing leading to the first floor. Access to a deep understairs store cupboard. Picture rail. Panelled door to:
Exposed wooden floor. Cloaks hanging area to side. Suite comprised of low-level WC with pedestal wash hand basin. Contrasting tiling to both wall and floor.
A naturally well lit dual aspect room affording a delightful vista out over the parklike grounds. Feature traditional brick fireplace incorporating a brick edged projecting raised tiled hearth, the whole surmounted by a carved wooden beam.
A naturally well lit reception room incorporating an oblong projecting bay to the side seating terrace which affords fine views out over the grounds. Feature carved stone style fireplace with marbled insets and projecting marble stone hearth. Characteristic twin glazed shelved recesses with downlighting and corresponding base store cupboards. Dado rail. Small pane twin glazed doors opening to conservatory.
A fabulous area derived from 4 smaller rooms over the years. Tiled floor covering throughout. The kitchen area features painted wooden store cabinets by Underwoods of Aylesbury at high and low level with marbled granite worksurfaces. Discrete surface downlighting. Integrated one and a half bowl single drainer sink with carved drainer. Corner carousel store facilities. Built-in Neff microwave oven and concealed Miele dishwasher. Part glazed backlit dresser. Recess incorporating an oil fired Aga with carved wooden surround. Separate recess suitable for a substantial slot-in range style cooker, set under a vented canopy extractor. Store cabinets set either side of a space suitable for American style fridge/freezer. Substantial central island unit incorporating a diverse array of pull out drawers including a cutlery tray and Gaggenau warming drawer. Discrete twin waste bins. Separate informal BREAKFAST SEATING AREA with low casement windows to forest side. Recessed ceiling lig (truncated)
Tiled floor covering throughout. Fitted with a matching range of store cabinets to both base and eye level. Carved integrated granite worksurfaces with a Belfast sink with monobloc tap. Spaces for washing machine and tumble dryer. Floor mounted Firebird150 boiler for heating and hot water requirements throughout the property. Water softener. Recessed ceiling lights. Access to small overhead roof void. Partial obscure glazed door leading to:
Linking the property to the garaging complex.
ACCOMMODATION IN MORE DETAIL
Reputedly built circa 1909, the accommodation is arranged over 2 floors and opens off a fine through reception hall with an associated cloakroom. The ground floor provides for 3 splendid, naturally well lit, sizable reception rooms with a number of the former lesser rooms being integrated in recent years to provide for a spectacular live-in kitchen/breakfast/family room with a separate utility room. To one side is a delightful conservatory/garden room. Overhead, a total of 4 generous bedrooms are served by 3 bath/shower rooms (2 en suite). Externally, the property is approached off the open forest with the driveway linking to a stand-alone 3 car garage. Within the curtilage of the beautifully maintained parklike grounds is a fine heated swimming pool with a guest pavilion, a range of stabling with associated paddock and a full size tennis court.
Projecting canopy storm porch with herringbone floor. Hardwood door with glazed inset opening through to ENTRANCE LOBBY with foot well mat. Partial small pane glazed door opening through to:
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