3 bedroom detached house for saleRockford, Ringwood
- 3 bedrooms
- Detached house
- Garage for 2 cars
- Large garden
A super, deceptively spacious 3 bedroom cottage, nestled on the edge of the New Forest National Park, having beautiful views and set in approximately 1/4 of an acre including splendid south-west facing gardens, rich in assorted birdsong.
2 Reception Rooms
Double Glazed Leaded Windows
Large Garden Chalet
No Forward Chain
Situated within the New Forest in the rural hamlet of Rockford, with the market town of Ringwood situated just 2 miles distant providing a good range of shopping, leisure and professional facilities. A comprehensive range of services are accessible in the larger regional centres of Bournemouth (14 miles), Salisbury (17 miles) and Southampton (24 miles).With the open New Forest presenting excellent opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding and other outdoor pursuits across the extensive areas of heath land and ancient woodland pastures. Further recreational opportunities are afforded by nearby 'Blashford Lakes' which provide coarse fishing, sailing and water sports, as well as functioning as a nature reserve. There is an excellent selection of both private and state schools in the area with Moyles Court School situated in Rockford itself and Forres Sandle Manor just 6 miles distant at Fordingbridge. Excellent communication links nearby with the A31 at Ringwood giving access to Bournemouth, Poole and Wimborne to the west and linking with the M27 and M3 motorways in the east to Southampton, Winchester and London. The A338 runs north to Salisbury connecting with a number of arterial routes across the region. With Bournemouth and Southampton having main Rail Services . Airports at Bournemouth and Southampton are 14 and 24 miles away. Ferries to the Channel Islands, France and Spain are available at Poole Harbour (17 miles) with services to the Isle of Wight at Southampton Docks (23 miles) and Lymington (26 miles).
Approached via Portico to the enclosed Porch with original wooden door and eyeball window to a very spacious Dining Hall with stairs to the First Floor and under stairs cupboard housing the hot water tank.
The spacious, light and airy Living Room has views to the front and patio doors to the side courtyard garden. A feature of this room is the hand-made herringbone brick Inglenook fireplace with Wood Burning Stove sitting on a tile plinth.
The rear Sitting Room has patio doors to the terrace area of the rear garden.
Bedroom 3 and ground floor Shower Room are accessed from the hall and together with the rear sitting room have annexe potential.
The Kitchen which overlooks the rear gardens is fully fitted with Shaker Style wall and floor units with space for washing machine and dishwasher, a ceramic sink unit with 1 bowl and drainer set in a granite effect work top and a gas Rangemaster having electric griddle and plate warmer which compliments the country feel. From here a door takes you to the Rear Lobby, housing the smart electric meter and security system which gives access to the back door and the sitting room.
Stairs lead from Reception Hall to First Floor landing with cupboard housing cold water tank and storage. Bedroom Two has a window to front giving beautiful views overlooking fields and includes wardrobe, drawer unit and eaves storage. The super Master Bedroom is double aspect to the front and side with fitted cupboards, wardrobes and a low door to large loft space with lighting. The Bathroom has a feature corner bath, WC and wash basin inset into worktop with cupboard under, ladder radiator and window to rear.
The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with flower beds, mature shrubs and various fruit trees. There is a courtyard garden area between the cottage and detached Garage with patio and lawn with gated access to the front of the property. Within the splendid rear garden the summer evenings can be spent relaxing in the Summer House. The Chalet (15'7 x 11'7) with double doors can be used as a Home Office or Playroom, light and power are connected. Concealed behind decorative trellising are two Sheds and a Greenhouse plus a vegetable plot to complete this lovely outdoor space.
Calor Gas for Range Cooker
Oil Central Heating
Mains Electric with smart meter and Water
Private Drainage Septic Tank
Boiler situated in Kitchen.
New Forest District Council Tax Band F
EPC Rating E
Approaching Ringwood from the A31 take the exit onto the A338 towards Salisbury after approx 3 miles turn right into Ivy Lane after passing New Forest Farm Machinery on your left. Continue along Ivy Lane until the end and turn right into Highwood Lane. Tipsy Cottage is the third property on your right.
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