4 bedroom cottage for saleCrow Hill, Ringwood, Hampshire
Withdrawn from Market £895,000
SUMMARY A quintessential detached cottage built between 1690-1705, situated in a rural location within the New Forest National Park and benefitting from a sympathetic two storey extension and a two acre paddock with adjoining woodland, landscaped gardens and a detached stable/tack room or potential garage. This charming cottage retains many features synonymous with its age including 'H' hinge latch style doors, beamed ceilings reputedly sourced from Bucklers Hard, large Inglenook fireplace with cast iron wood burning stove, a deVOL style kitchen, antique style bathroom and some bespoke stained glass windows. The cottage has been thoughtfully updated with small pane double glazed windows and gas fired central heating.
SITUATION Crow is a small hamlet with only a handful of rural properties situated on the eastern fringes of Ringwood, the historic market town. It is a beautiful and scenic part of the New Forest perfectly located for a country home retreat as well as a family home. There are nearby riding stables and an Equestrian Centre and all types of country endeavours are available within easy reach of the area which include everything from country hikes to watersports at the nearby New Forest Water Park. Ringwood offers a host of culinary choice from country style pubs, cafes and restaurants to Indian and Thai style foods and include some popular night time venues. For the family the area is well supported with fabulous private and state schools from infants through to sixth form. For commuters, it could not be easier as access to the A31 is within easy reach and offers direct routes to London, Southampton, Winchester and further afield. Equally, Bournemouth and Poole, famous for its award winning sandy beaches is within a short drive as is Burley, New Forest and Lymington ideal for the yacht enthusiasts. Bournemouth International Airport is the nearest airport, while by rail Hinton or Christchurch is the closest option. Conveniently, there is a National Coach Service to London from Ringwood.
ACCOMMODATION The cottage has a traditional porch entrance which offers coat hanging space before opening into a beautiful dining reception which hosts a grand table and chairs and offers access to the respective ground floor rooms through 'H' hinge latch style doors and beamed ceilings reputed to have been sourced from Bucklers Hard. Within a recess there is a Gazco Studio fire with pebble interior and remote operation, two small recessed windows and a Victorian style cast iron fire surround lending to the character of the room. The floor is Oak Amtico and extends through to the kitchen, utility and pantry. From the dining reception there is an open way through to the kitchen which has been recently fitted and boasts beautiful deVOL style units under a Bianco Massa quartz worktop with matching upstands and window cill. The kitchen is well equipped and fitted with John Lewis appliances consisting of a stainless steel electric oven and grill, ceramic four ring electric hob and built in dishwasher. To one end of the kitchen there is an attractive matching built in dresser unit with an upright cupboard housing the gas fired boiler and an alarm control box on an adjacent wall. Complementing the quartz worktop there is a Butler style sink and monobloc mixer with a window overlooking the rear garden. Off the kitchen is a large walk in pantry which accommodates the fridge freezer and is well fitted out with shelving and a preparation worktop. The utility off the kitchen doubles up as a perfect boot room and has a matching unit with Butler style sink and matching quartz worktop, there is provision for a washing machine and tumble dryer and a wall mounted heated towel rail. From the utility a stable style door offers access to the side and rear of the property. The sitting room is located at the front of the property enjoying views towards the paddocks as does the dining reception and garden room/study through small pane characterful double glazed windows. The sitting room is the heart of the cottage with a wonderful Inglenook fireplace housing a cast iron wood burning stove and hood on an exposed brick hearth and surround with a built in oven cast, beamed ceilings and wall lights. Through from the sitting room is the garden room/study which is dual aspect and offers french doors onto the rear garden and courtyard. An inner hall leads off the sitting room and has the traditional understairs cupboard with another door to the ground floor shower room. The ground floor shower room is equipped with a tiled shower cubicle and electric shower unit, a wall mounted wash hand basin and low flush WC with a black and white chequered tiled floor. From the inner hall an enclosed staircase takes you up to the first floor offering access to the loft space and with two bespoke leaded light and coloured pattern glass windows, authentic finished walls and exposed timber beams. Latch style doors give access to the bedrooms and bathroom. One of the original first floor bedrooms offers access to the main bedroom and would suit the purpose of a nursery, offering views over the paddocks and beyond through a front aspect window. This bedroom also features a patterned coloured stained glass window with a built in cupboard unit. The main bedroom also enjoys beautiful views directly over the paddocks as does bedroom two which includes a built in cupboard for linen. Bedroom three overlooks the rear garden and benefits from a built in wardrobe. The main bathroom lends to the period style of the property with a claw foot bath, antique style wash hand basin and low flush WC.
EXTERNALLY In character with the property the front garden offers a cottage style garden neatly bordered with sleepers and arranged with flower and shrub beds and dwarf hedging with a brick paved path and frontage giving access to the porch.
Off road parking is catered for at two sides to the front with a shingle driveway and parking area offering space for several vehicles. From the driveway there is access to a lean to shed offering more covered storage. A split paddock double gate gives pedestrian and vehicle access to a concrete hardstanding in front of the detached stable.
Stable & Tack Room OR potential detached garage
A detached pitched roof construction with open timber gables and stable doors to the front and side laid to concrete hardstanding. To the rear, divided by a partition wall, is a neatly organised tack room with built in shelving providing power and light through a separate secure bolted door. On the rear of the tack room is a covered wood store.
A courtyard area and sun terrace abuts the rear of the cottage perfect for outside dining and a shingled area off the French doors from the garden room/study. Access to the utility/boot room is from this area and there is plenty of outside lighting.
The rear garden is divided by a natural brook and a picket style fence and in the main is laid to lawn with a wonderful array of flower and shrub beds and a vegetable plot area to the rear of the wood store with a greenhouse close by. The rear section of garden is accessed via a small wooden bridge over the natural brook which takes you through to an area that for the most part is dedicated to garden storage with two wooden sheds. The rear garden offers a high degree of privacy and is not overlooked.
The paddocks are accessed via a strip of land from Crow Hill and a metal field gate opens into a paddock at the front. There are two main paddocks sectioned off and enclosed by well maintained double posted deer proof fencing and there is mains water which is shared with the neighbouring paddock and the cost apportioned.
Alongside the paddocks there is a tree lined woodland which breaks up the landscape and offers a scenic stroll along a trodden path as far as the length of the paddocks combined. Within the woodland area there are some sheltered storage bunkers storing some hay bales and yard equipment. We are told there is a Tawny Owl in residence within the trees of the woodland area and during the Spring months the ground is a carpet of English Bluebells.
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