5 bedroom detached house for saleRockford Cottage Highwood Ringwood BH24 3LZ
- 5 bedrooms
- Detached house
- Garage for 2 cars
- Acre+ garden
NEW FOREST NATIONAL PARK PROPERTY in Highwood with FOREST RIGHTS and approaching 3 acres of garden plus paddocks with stabling, outbuildings & annexe all maintained to an exceptionally high standard.
PLANNING PERMISSION WAS GRANTED IN 2014 ALLOWING FOR SOME MAJOR ALTERATIONS TO THE EXISTING PROPERTY PLEASE ASK FOR MORE DETAILS.
The Property at a Glance
Entrance Hall & Cloakroom
Double Aspect Drawing Room With Wood Burning Stove
Sitting Room With Inglenook Fireplace
Study + Understairs Store Cupboard
Utility & Laundry Room
Family/Games Room Potential GF Bedroom/Annexe
Master Bedroom With En-Suite Shower Room
3 Further Bedrooms - 2 En-Suite
Sun Room/ Glazed Porch
Rockford Cottage occupies a quite superb location within the New Forest in a rural yet not isolated situation surrounded by the National Park. The market town of Ringwood is approx. 2 miles away providing an excellent range of shopping, leisure & professional facilities. Rockford Cottage adjoins the open New Forest providing wonderful opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding and other outdoor pursuits across the extensive areas of heath and ancient woodland. The nearby Blashford Lakes provide coarse fishing, sailing and water sports, as well as functioning as a nature reserve. There is an excellent choice of schools in the area both private and state sector. Good road links nearby with the A31 at Ringwood giving access to Bournemouth, Poole and the West Country, linking with M27 & M3 to Southampton & London. Main Line rail stations and international airports are at Bournemouth and Southampton
The splendid drawing room is double aspect and features a Stovax wood burner on polished Purbeck stone. The Sitting room pictured above also with wood burner, opens into the conservatory, currently used as the dining room. The cottage has his & hers study rooms with shelving and cupboards in each. The kitchen is fitted with solid birch units and Corian worktops with integrated appliances and separate laundry area in the adjoining utility room. The large family room could easily be converted to create a ground floor bedroom suite.
Oak stairs to the first floor landing with linen cupboard and the four bedrooms. The three large doubles all have en-suite. There is also a smaller double bedroom and exquisite family bathroom with Travertine flooring, superb ceiling star-lighting and Bisque hot hoop towel holder.
A pillared entrance with drive to parking and double garage. The gardens are predominantly lawn with mature deciduous trees and far reaching views. To the west the gardens take a more natural lilt with a lightly wooded area & large pond.
There is terracing to the front, side and rear of the property and steps down to the garden/planting room with water, light and heat.
To the front there is a large garden store.
The open barn, feed store and tractor store have power & light, the feed store is also insulated and there is an external power supply. To the front the sweeping lawn with well takes you to the five bar gate and on to the paddock with post and rail fencing.
Entered via the south east facing front porch or sun room measures approximately 22'3 x 4'9 and comprising living room with vaulted ceiling, kitchen, bedroom, wet room and walk in cupboard. The annexe has its own heating via an oil fired boiler in the garage and radiators throughout..
The garage with double oak doors has power, light and trap to roof space.
Approximate Area: 81 sq m. (871.88 sq ft.)
EPC Rating E
Mains electricity & water - Oil Central Heating - Private Drainage - Boiler Location, Kitchen - Double Glazing
Approximate Area: 59.24 sq m (637.65 sq ft.)
New Forest District Council Band G
From the A31 approaching Ringwood from the East take the exit for Poulner take the 2nd exit at the mini roundabout, at the next junction turn right . At the next mini roundabout take the 2nd exit with The White Hart Public House on your right onto Gorley Road. Continue on Gorley road pass the Junior School on your left, cross over the ford (probably dry) pass Highwood Lane, just after Snails Lane on your left take the next right. At the sharp left hand bend continue straight on to the gravel track, onto Rockford Common. Take next track on the right past The Pump House, follow this track straight on and it will lead to Rockford Cottage.
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