4 bedroom detached house for saleIbsley, Ringwood, Hampshire
A stunning period home, comprising four bedrooms and three reception rooms, set in gardens and paddocks of approximately 1.6 acres, with stunning far reaching views over the adjacent lake and countryside. Situated close to the beautiful New Forest National Park, just a short distance from the open forest, this unique 400 year old cottage retains many of its original period features, including beamed ceilings, cob walls and an inglenook fireplace. An additional 37 acres, comprising a 20 acre lake and surrounding land adjoining the paddocks, are also available to purchase. Energy Performance Rating: D
This desirable home is located along a country lane in the small hamlet of Ibsley, which is a short distance from the cattle grid, open forest and local pub. The village of Gorley is nearby with a superb farm shop. There is a good range of local amenities in the nearby towns of Ringwood (3 miles) and Fordingbridge (4 miles). North of here is the well-known Cathedral city of Salisbury (14 miles) which has a considerable range of shopping and leisure facilities. There are excellent communication routes with mainline rail services to London Waterloo from Salisbury (85 minutes) or Southampton Parkway (70 minutes). The A31 at Ringwood allows good access to the Motorway and is only 10 miles from Junction 1 of the M27 which links to the M3 and on to London. The regional airports at Bournemouth and Southampton are both within driving distance (Bournemouth 11 miles, Southampton 25 miles). The 900 year old New Forest provides superb recreational activities, walking, sailing, riding and cycling. The coast is nearby with two marinas (Lymington and Poole).
An impressive entrance hall with beautifully restored beamed ceilings and quarry tiled floors, leads to the delightful double aspect living room, with views over the front and rear gardens, featuring a fireplace with log burner and part-vaulted ceiling. A door from the entrance hall gives access to the dining room, which comprises a magnificent inglenook fireplace, and is also finished with quarry tiled floors and a beamed ceiling. The kitchen is open plan to the breakfast room, and comprises an excellent range of hand-built base units with wooden work-tops and a large butlers sink, with space for a dishwasher and space for a fridge/freezer. There is a Falcon gas range style cooker with two ovens and a grill. The separate breakfast area with tiled flooring, has an adjoining rear porch which, leads to the drive and gardens. Adjacent to the kitchen is a separate sitting/family room. Also on the ground floor is a convenient cloak/shower room. The four bedrooms are arranged over the first and second floors; the staircase from the hall gives access to bedrooms two and three, one with fitted cupboards, with a connecting door giving access to a second landing, and to the family bathroom and master bedroom (which can also be accessed via second staircase from the ground floor). The master bedroom has a triple aspect, with the added benefit of a modern wet room comprising a walk in shower, wash basin and close coupled WC, with beautifully tiled walls and floor. Further stairs rise to the second floor landing, with doors to the fourth bedroom and also to the loft space.
The house is approached through a five bar gate along a sweeping gravel drive to a large parking and turning area and a tandem garage with storage area. The extensive grounds are a particular feature of the property and amount to approximately 1.6 acres, with spectacular views over the neighbouring lake. The gardens lie predominantly to one side and the front of the property, and are laid to lawn with a variety of shrubs and trees. The adjacent paddock comprises a stable block with two loose boxes and a store/tack/feed room, with established hedging to the boundaries. To the rear of the grounds is an attractive thatched gazebo with decking area, affording beautiful views.
Property ref: 121_1876_4288130
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