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6 bedroom country house for sale

Shobley, Ringwood BH24


Property Description

Key features

  • Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room and Bathroom
  • Five Further Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Reception Hall
  • Kitchen and Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room and Wet Room
  • 741 sq. ft. Annexed Accommodation
  • Garage and Workshop
  • Grounds In All Approaching Three Acres with Outbuildings

Full description

A six bedroom Victorian/Edwardian detached country house offering well-appointed accommodation with many period features. Located in a much desired hamlet within the New Forest, the property comes to the market for the first time in 34 years.

Situated in a country lane, some three miles east of the market town of Ringwood, Hampshire, the property enjoys direct access to the New Forest, offering opportunities  for equestrian and other countryside activities, whilst enjoying privacy, and thereby security, in a land area approaching three acres.

The house is set in a traditional heritage garden with sweeping lawns, formal gardens and fruit trees, with a large vegetable plot (also available for other purposes), all complemented by a natural woodland.

Internally the property has been meticulously maintained by the present owners, who have carefully nurtured its original structure whilst improving its facilities to meet modern standards, and now offers well-appointed accommodation in keeping with its historical background.

As a family home, Shobley House is warm, light and welcoming, and very rare to find in the present property market. Equally it also offers ideal facilities for social and business entertaining with its accommodation, dining facilities, lawned areas and ample secure car parking. The substantial annexe lends itself to a variety of uses, for business, leisure and family purposes.

After living there for 34 years, Shobley House is now reluctantly offered for sale by the present owners. In their own words, "We have lived in this wonderful house for 34 years. The seasons are magical with the lawns and woodland, garden parties and festive occasions that young and old never forget".


The property is ideally located in an area of outstanding natural beauty within comfortable driving distance of Southampton, Winchester, Salisbury, Christchurch, Bournemouth, and Poole, and the internationally acclaimed beaches and marinas of the English south coast. There is easy access further afield via the motorway network, easily reached from Shobley. 

There is a 1-hour fast train service to Waterloo from Southampton and the two regional airports of Hurn and Southampton for European and connecting international flights. The two ferry ports of Portsmouth and Poole offer easy access to mainland Europe and the Channel Islands. 

The property is offered freehold and, subject to Contract, is available immediately with the current owners having an alternative property to occupy, and therefore suited.

Agents Note: We have a drone video and further photographs available to interested parties.

Access to the property is via a double opening electric security gate which leads to a sweeping drive with parking and access to the main house, garaging, formal gardens and annexe.

The house is entered via an open porch:


An open canopied Porch with exterior light and featuring a solid oak Victorian-style half glazed door giving leave to an Entrance Lobby.

Entrance Lobby:

Comprises a double panelled radiator, fitted wall light, side aspect glazed window and double opening glazed oak doors to Reception Hall and Front Hall.

Reception Hall: 

Comprises oak doors to all ground floor rooms, stairs to first and second floor accommodations, centre piece period style fireplace with electric fire, prominent art deco style glazed window with fitted shutters, window seat with under storage cupboard, fitted wall lights, double panelled radiator, three door sideboard unit with serving area and display cabinets above, door to understair cupboard space, period doors to drawing and living room, Dutch picture rail.

Drawing Room: 

A spectacular room and possibly the finest in the house that comprises a period fireplace as its centre piece, three panel radiators, period windows to the rear, side and front aspects, half glazed door leading to the veranda overlooking sweeping garden lawns towards the rear boundary, fitted wall lights with dimmer switches, American Oak polished flooring.

Living Room: 

Comprises a centre piece period fireplace with a tiled hearth and inset solid fuel log burner, TV point, period windows to side and rear aspects, double panelled radiator, American Oak flooring, fitted wall lights with dimmer switches, internal door to conservatory.


Features a solid roof with glazing in period style matching the house. Double French doors to patio and lawn. A short pathway leads to side door of Annexe. Patio can be floodlit, Conservatory provides year round dining and lounge opportunities. Central heating boiler in alcove (not tested).

Dining Room: 

Period glazed French doors with two side windows overlooking patio and lawn, fitted wall lights with dimmer switches, dado rail, Dutch picture rail, double panelled radiator.

Wet Room: 

Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, wall mounted shower unit with floor drainage, concealed overhead lighting, fitted Xpelair, obscure glazed period window.


Fully tiled with a single drainer stainless steel double sink unit and mixer tap, granite work surfaces over light oak kitchen units and range of fitted eye level cupboards, free standing AGA with copper extractor hood, storage cupboard with hot water cylinder, Georgian panelled double glazed window overlooking rear courtyard, plumbing for dishwasher, space for fridge and freezer, walk in larder, internal door to boot room, white tongued and grooved ceiling throughout.

Breakfast Room: 

Arched opening from kitchen with wall to wall, large light oak dresser unit. Georgian panelled French doors leading to patio and lawns, ceiling rose with dimmer switch.

Boot Room: 

Fitted cupboards and worktop, floor to ceiling storage unit, Georgian double glazed external door to rear courtyard, quarry tiled floor, sliding internal door to utility room.

Utility room: 

Fitted light wood storage units with work surface, plumbing for washing machine, Georgian panelled double glazed windows to rear courtyard, fitted Xpelair.


First Floor Landing:

Accessed from stairs and entrance hall, leads to all principal bedrooms and second floor. Panelled radiator, roof light window, bookcase shelving.

Master Bedroom Suite (comprising Master Bedroom, Dressing Room and Bathroom)

Master Bedroom: 

Comprises range of built in and matching bedroom furniture, incorporating mirrors and dressers, recessed small walk-in under eaves wardrobe, display shelving, double panelled radiator, double glazed period windows to front and garden aspects, fitted bedside lights, small under eaves cupboard, telephone and television points.

Dressing Room: 

Comprises range of fitted wardrobes and drawer units, double panelled radiator, pedestal basin, period wall mounted electric fire, cupboard in eaves space, Georgian panelled double glazed window with views over rear courtyard.

En-Suite Bathroom:

Fully tiled with double ended bath, two contemporary style towel rails, low level WC, bidet, pedestal basin with decorative mixer, vanity mirror, four wall lights, fitted Xpelair, eaves cupboard double glazed windows overlooking lawns and woodland.

Bedroom Two: 

An irregular shaped room due to chimney location. Comprises a range of fitted wardrobes with matching dressing table, two double panelled radiators, three period secondary glazed windows to front and rear aspects, with views over lawns and New Forest, telephone and TV points, vanity pedestal basin, wall mounted shaver point, textured ceiling.

Bedroom Three: 

Comprises double panelled radiator, two period windows with secondary glazing, low fitted eaves cupboard, vanity basin with tiled splashback, textured ceiling, views over lawns and New Forest.

Bedroom Four:  

With built-in corner cupboard, double panelled radiator, fitted vanity unit, period fireplace, double glazed window with views over rear patio, period window with secondary glazing with views over lawn and woodland, textured ceiling.

Bedroom Five: 

Comprises double panelled radiator, wash hand basin, built-in wardrobe and cupboard, period window with secondary glazing and views of rear lawns and New Forest.

Family/Guest Bathroom One:

Fully tiled designer bathroom by Vernon Tutbury based on their Cotswold collection with a Muscadet Peony motif featured on pedestal basin and low level WC and selected wall tiles. Bath with built-in pumped shower by Aqualiser, folding shower screen, ladder towel rail, pine faced cupboard and ceiling, double glazed sky light window.

Family/Guest Bathroom Two:

Matching bathroom suite with double ended bath, designer fittings, separate shower cabinet with pumped shower, two seats and steamer outlet. Pedestal basin with mirror and two tall light clusters, low level WC and bidet, ladder towel rail, period feature window. Corner cupboard houses hot water tank, pump and steamer unit.


Second Floor Landing:

Access to eaves space, double opening doors to water tank area with roof boarding. Range of fitted storage cupboards, window to front aspect, door to Bedroom Six.

Bedroom Six: 

Comprises double door built-in mirrored wardrobe and cupboard, tilt and turn triple glazed windows to side aspect.


Located between the main entrance and just behind the garaging. The annexe is a standalone building; initially used as an office, it now forms a very useful addition to the main country house.

Entrance Hall:

Doors to the three rooms of the Annexe, double panelled radiator, textured ceiling.

Family Room: 

Double glazed windows to front and rear aspects, double panelled radiator, door to shower room and WC, built-in tall cupboard with double doors, exit to outside recreational space with raised paving and shingled patio area and views over the woodland. Door leading back to the main house.

Shower Room:

Recessed and panelled shower cubicle, fitted shower, wash hand basin, low level WC, electric panel heater, pine panelled ceiling, high level opening window.


Range of base and eye level cabinets with work and laying out surfaces, double cupboard housing central heating boiler, double panelled radiator, large windows to side and rear aspects over woodland, stainless steel sink unit, telephone point, textured ceiling, strip light. 


Double panelled radiator, telephone point, textured ceiling, strip light.


The Grounds:

The grounds are made up of formal landscaped and natural woodland gardens and can be accessed via various points from the Country House. One of many noteworthy features of the property is the raised veranda that sits sympathetically along the width of the house. Concealed from the lower lawns by a ha-ha wall the veranda is complimented by a range of plants, shrubs and bushes and crazy paved patio in York stone. The lawns gently sweep towards the rear boundary enveloping around two sides of the house. There is a range of fruit and mature trees, shingled paths and a small path to lead through a bluebell wood, prominent in early spring. Well kept and maintained trees include adult Camellias, Eucalyptus, Oak, Conifer and mature Palm Tree. Set aside from the formal gardens are around two acres of wild garden of which the current owners have cleverly made a path from which to enjoy the various species of flora. This is a secret garden, to be enjoyed by a young family in particular, and past echoes of excited children playing are not too hard to imagine.

Gardeners Cloakroom:

Set adjacent towards the front drive and comprising a Victorian WC with tall cistern and chain, wash hand basin with Victorian taps.

Vegetable Garden:

To the rear of the garage and workshop there is a sizeable vegetable plot which has been very productive. This is supported by a greenhouse and an outbuilding for all garden machinery tools.


A detached garage with two remote control up and over single opening doors. Internal access to a rear workshop with double external doors all with light and power.

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Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
The Agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor. References to the Tenure of a Property are based on information supplied by the Seller. The Agent has not had sight of the title documents. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor. Items shown in photographs are NOT included unless specifically mentioned within the sales particulars. They may however be available by separate negotiation. Buyers must check the availability of any property and make an appointment to view before embarking on any journey to see a property.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
16 May 2016


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