A substantial five bedroom family house, including a self contained one bedroom annex, which stands impressively within a secluded South facing 1 ACRE garden plot within the prestigious Avon Castle estate.
SUMMARY A substantial five bedroom family house, including a self contained one bedroom annex, which stands impressively within a secluded South facing one acre garden plot. The house, which we understand was originally built in the late 1930’s with later additions, offers well planned and versatile accommodation arranged over two floors, and benefits from full oil fired central heating, mainly replacement white Upvc framed double glazed casement windows, and labour saving Upvc gutters, facias and downpipes. Externally, the property offers plentiful off road parking, a detached double garage and a heated swimming pool, however this will now require recommissioning. The property offers tremendous scope for extension (subject to the necessary consents). A wonderful, characterful family home in a prime residential area.
SITUATION The Avon Castle estate is a prestigious residential area within the Avon Valley lying approximately two miles from the thriving historic market town of Ringwood, which offers a comprehensive range of independent and national retail outlets, including Waitrose and Sainsbury. There are also frequent express coach services to London Victoria, Heathrow & Gatwick. The property is within a short distance of the A31 for Poole, Bournemouth and the South Coast via the A338, Salisbury also via the A338, and Southampton, Winchester and London all via the M27 and M3. Main line railway stations at Christchurch and Brockenhurst provide access to London in approximately one and three quarter hours.
ACCOMMODATION Enclosed front entrance porch; oak front entrance door, obscured glazed oak framed multi pane windows, quarry tiled floor, built in double cloaks cupboard, door leads to the adjacent annex kitchen, and also a further obscured glazed door leads directly into the entrance hall; impressive oak staircase with under stair recess rises to the first floor. Cloakroom; half tiled, low flush wc with concealed cistern, vanity unit with double cupboard beneath, characterful niche with external window, tiled flooring. A multi pane door from the entrance hall leads into the sitting room; South facing with a lovely garden aspect, feature stone open fireplace with flagstone hearth, polished stone over mantle and display niches, double obscured glazed doors provide access into the annex sitting room. The adjacent dining room is once again approached from the entrance hall and enjoys a South facing garden aspect, serving hatch into the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of hardwood work surfaces with tiled splash backs and an inset single drainer sink unit positioned beneath the kitchen window with a South aspect garden view, pelmet above with downlighters and wall hung kitchen cabinets to either side, space and plumbing for a dishwasher, comprehensive range of white maple finish cupboard and drawer units beneath the work surfaces, as well as matching wall hung kitchen cabinets, tall shelved larder cupboard, Britannia range style cooker with electric double oven and LPG supplied gas hob, centre island/breakfast bar with hardwood work surface and inset granite block, Whirlpool American style fridge/freezer set into a housing with cupboard above, tiled flooring, deep built in pantry cupboard, aluminium framed double glazed sliding doors lead into the conservatory; Upvc framed double glazed windows and sliding patio doors provide direct access onto the South facing patio and overlooks the rear garden, tinted double polycarbonate roof, television aerial point, tiled floor. The utility room, which is opposite the kitchen/breakfast room; recessed area with space and plumbing for a washing machine, adjacent tall broom cupboard and slatted shelved linen cupboard, further double cupboard houses a floor mounted Worcester oil fired central heating boiler, laminated work surface with cupboards beneath and further space and plumbing for a washing machine, also space for a tumble dryer, front aspect window, Upvc tradesman entrance door from the front driveway. The self contained annex has direct access from the front entrance porch, or via the house from the aforementioned sitting room. The annex kitchen; front aspect window, single drainer sink with double cupboard beneath, further work surface with double cupboard and drawers beneath, corner shelved larder cupboard, door to an inner hall with further doors to: Bathroom; half tiled with a white three piece suite, including a panelled bath with shower attachment, mirror fronted medicine cabinet. The annex bedroom/bedroom five, currently used as a study; front aspect, fitted vertical blind, ADSL point. The annex sitting room; sliding Upvc framed double glazed patio doors leads onto the patio and overlooks the South aspect rear garden, television aerial point, ADSL point, obscured glazed double doors provide access also to the aforementioned sitting room. The first floor is approached via an attractive oak ‘dog leg’ staircase with two quarter landings and an impressive front aspect stair well picture window providing plenty of natural light, leading to the first floor landing, hinged access with Slingsby style ladder to the part boarded attic space, doors from the landing lead to: The Master bedroom; dual South and East garden aspect, two double fitted wardrobes and a shelved cupboard all with panelled door fronts, in between which further matching double panelled doors provide access into the ensuite bathroom; dual aspect, vanity unit/dressing table combination, tiled splash back and cupboards/drawers beneath, mirror and shaver socket above, pelmet with down lighters above, soft cream finish corner bath, bidet and low flush wc with concealed cistern, fully tiled shower cubicle with glazed screen door and Triton electric shower valve, built in shelved cupboard. Bedroom four is adjacent to the master bedroom, with a South Facing rear garden aspect, built in double wardrobe unit. Bedroom two; wall hung centred dressing table to either side of which are shelved cupboards and a wardrobe, all with further box cupboards above, television aerial point. Bedroom three; front aspect, fitted double wardrobe, vanity unit, television aerial point. Bedrooms two to four inclusive are served by a family bathroom with part tiled walls, panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet and low flush wc, fully tiled shower cubicle, strip light/shaver socket.
EXTERNALLY The house is approached over a private gravelled driveway leading to an expansive gravelled off road parking and turning area immediately in front of the house, flanked by an area of lawn with well stocked borders of mainly mature shrub bushes and ornamental trees, which provide a high degree of seclusion. On the North East side of the driveway is sited a substantially built detached double garage/workshop 19′ 9” x 15′ 9” with 11′ in height with roller door and a three phase power supply, to the rear of which is a timber built ‘lean to’ store, and also a further uncultivated garden area, adjacent to which is a further area of lawn with flower and shrub borders with far reaching countryside view. On the South West side of the garden there is an ancillary area laid to loose gravel where there are sited two tantalised pine tongue and groove panelled storage sheds 17′ 7 x 11′ 11” with multi pane windows, personal side doors, and ‘end on’ double doors, these also have the potential to be used as offices or play rooms. To the rear of this area is sited the oil storage tank. Beyond this ‘ancillary area’ there is a strip of lawn, former flower bed and vegetable plot, arranged in a series of parterres bounded by loose gravel. In this area there is also a slightly raised ornamental pond with crazy paved edging and various aquatic shrubs, which would now benefit from a certain amount renovation. There is also a lower area of garden which has been left in a natural state to provide a high degree of seclusion and which is a haven for wildlife. The main formal area of garden lies to the rear of the house and faces South. A full width paved patio with sun awnings immediately above the kitchen, sitting room and annex living room. Steps from the patio lead onto a large expanse of lawn, bounded by well stocked borders with an array of ground cover shrubs and ornamental trees, and also leads to the heated swimming pool with roller cover, which will now require recommissioning. The pool area is enclosed by picket fencing and is flanked by Indian sandstone paving and bulkhead lighting.