5 bedroom detached house for saleHightown Hill, Ringwood, Hampshire
Guide Price £1,250,000
1.5 Acres in a beautiful semi rural location. A 1920's built five bedroom detached family home, situated in stunning forest location with approximately 1.5 acres of paddocks and gardens. Beautifully presented throughout with an impressive open plan kitchen/dining/family room. The landscaped gardens overlook the separate post-rail paddocks with two stables, tack room and field shelter. Energy Performance Rating: D
Hightown Hill is extremely sought after with its proximity to the New Forest, yet so convenient for the traditional market town of Ringwood, which boasts a comprehensive range of facilities, including a wide array of independent and high street Shops, Café’s, Pubs, Restaurants, two Leisure Centres and excellent schools. The beautiful New Forest National Park offers over 10,000 acres of heathland, and is a haven for outdoor pursuits including cycling, walking and horse riding.
For the commuter there is convenient access onto the A31, providing links to the larger coastal towns of Christchurch and Bournemouth (approximately 8 miles south via the A338), Salisbury (approximately 18 miles north via the A338) and Southampton (approximately 18 miles east via the M27). There are international airports at Bournemouth and Southampton and the M27 and M3 provide good links to London (approximately 2 hours’ drive).
A covered entrance approach leads to an impressive entrance hall with oak effect floors and stairs leading to first floor landing. The lounge is a most bright and elegant room comprising a pleasant double aspect overlooking the private landscaped grounds, with French doors leading directly out on to a paved terrace. Casement doors give access to the open plan family/dining room which features an open fireplace with granite hearth and inset wood-burning stove, providing an attractive focal point. The floors are of suspended polished oak and again, French doors open onto the rear beautiful gardens. The re-fitted kitchen/breakfast room is open to the family room, and is fitted with an excellent range of units with appealing solid oak work tops over, incorporating a Belfast sink with twin bowl and chrome monoblock. The gas fired Aga has three ovens with a stainless steel extractor hood above, and is remote controlled, and the kitchen also benefits from a separate conventional oven with a four ring electric hob, ideal during the summer months. The kitchen is beautifully complimented by terracotta floor tiles, modern tiling to the spalshbacks, oak worktops, and a lovely oak beam to the ceiling with inset spotlights. Further built in appliances include an integrated fridge, dishwasher, and a separate freezer within the walk in larder. Also on the ground floor is a separate utility room with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer; a study with built in cupboards, adjoining a generously sized adjoining conservatory; and two cloakrooms.
From the first floor part-galleried landing, doors give access to a superb decked balcony offering beautiful views over the gardens and paddocks. Of the five bedrooms, three comprise built in bedroom furniture and two benefit from modern en-suite facilities. The master suite, which overlooks the landscaped gardens, encompasses a walk-in dressing room with built in bedroom furniture and a quality en-suite bathroom, including a tiled panel bath, washstand with cupboard below, and WC, and is finished with attractive tiling and wood effect flooring.
The family bathroom is fully tiled and comprises a corner panel bath, a “his and hers“ wash stand with storage underneath, a shower cubicle and WC.
To the front of the property is a large parking forecourt and double garage with an adjoining storage/workshop and barn.
The gardens are a particularly pleasant feature and have been carefully landscaped. There is a beautiful Indian sandstone paved terrace adjacent to the rear of the property overlooking the Lilly pond, and well-screened lawns are interspersed with an array of mature planting, attractive trees and a separate vegetable garden.
A wide meandering path leads to the paddocks which are bordered by post and rail fencing, with two stables, tack room and adjoining field shelter.
Property ref: 121_1876_3895476
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