Castleman Gardens, Ashley Heath, Ringwood
A beautifully presented four bedroom detached bungalow | Plentiful off road parking and an attached garage | Comprehensively refurbished about twelve years ago | Master bedroom with ensuite | Full gas fired central heating with thermostatically controlled radiators | PVCu double glazed windows.
Summary A beautifully presented four bedroom detached bungalow standing in a one-fifth of an acre garden plot, with plentiful off road parking and an attached garage. The property, which we understand was comprehensively refurbished about twelve years ago, prior to the current owners occupancy, is tastefully decorated throughout. The bungalow presents colour washed cement rendered elevations under a composite slate tile effect roof, and benefits from full gas fired central heating with thermostatically controlled radiators, and PVCu double glazed windows.
Situation Conveniently located in a cul-de-sac serving just five properties, within the confines of Ashley Heath, which is situated on the outskirts of the market town of Ringwood, offering comprehensive amenities, including an array of independent & national retailers, including Waitrose, Sainsbury and Lidl. The area offers easy access to commuter routes which include the A31 (via the M27/M3) to Southampton, Winchester and London and the A338 to Bournemouth and Poole & the Cathedral City Of Salisbury. Ashley Heath High Street is a short distance away, reputedly the shortest high street in England and so too is a local convenience store. Moors Valley Country Park and Ringwood Forest is nearby, the former also offering an eighteen hole golf course, miniature railway line and many woodland walks, which include The Castleman Trailway – a beautiful and scenic heathland walk and cycle route. Adjoining Ashley Heath to the southern side you can also find the parish of St Leonards and St Ives along with Avon Heath Country Park, Dorset’s largest country park.
Accommodation Entrance Hall | PVCu double glazed front entrance door and matching side panel windows leads into;
L-Shaped Entrance Hall | Wall mounted Drayton circular thermostatic control. Hinged access with ladder to insulated and part boarded attic space. Wall mounted Drayton LCD programmer for central heating/hot water. Double built in airing cupboard – factory lagged hot water cylinder, immersion heater, slatted shelving, wall hung Gloworm Ultracom Hxi gas fired central heating/hot water boiler, RCD consumer unit. Oak veneered internal doors lead from the hallway to;
Spacious Sitting Room | Enjoying a triple aspect, including white aluminium framed/double glazed patio doors providing direct access to a paved patio and overlooking the rear garden. TV aerial points.
Kitchen/Dining Room | Dining area; ample space for a dining table and chairs. PVCu double glazed external door leads to a paved side access way (providing access to the front or rear garden). Adjacent casement window. Oak effect vinyl flooring flows through into;
Kitchen Area | Central peninsula style breakfast bar and matching adjacent rolled edge work surfaces with upstands. Inset Neff four ring stainless steel gas hob. Fan assisted electric oven/grill beneath. Neff chimney style stainless steel finish extractor above. Inset Blanco one and a half bowl sink, positioned beneath a South aspect casement window with views across the front garden. Space and plumbing for a free standing washing machine and dishwasher. Beneath the work surfaces are a comprehensive range of oak finish cupboard and drawer units as well as matching wall hung kitchen cabinets. Matching tall shelved larder cupboard. Space for an ‘American style’ fridge/freezer.
Master Bedroom | A good size double bedroom. Casement window. TV aerial point and telephone point. Door to;
Ensuite Bathroom | Four piece suite. Panelled bath with offset mixer tap. Pedestal basin with strip light/shaver socket above. Close coupled wc with mirror fronted medicine cabinet above – all with half tiled surrounds. Corner quadrant shower cubicle with an Aquastream electric shower valve and full height tiling. Heated towel rail. Tall mirror fronted shelved cupboard. Tiled flooring. Expelair ceiling mounted extractor fan.
Bedroom Two | Double bedroom. Front aspect casement window. TV aerial point.
Bedroom Three | Small double bedroom. South facing casement window.
Bedroom Four | Small double bedroom. South facing casement window. TV aerial point.
Family Bathroom | White three piece suite. Close coupled wc. Pedestal basin. Strip light/shaver socket and oval pivoting mirror above. Full height tiling behind the sanitary ware. Panelled bath with a glazed side screen and full height tiled surround. Fitted aqua stream electric shower valve. Tiled floor. Mirror fronted tall shelved cupboard.
Externally The property is approached from Castleman Gardens over a ‘hammer head’ blockwork paved driveway providing ample parking/turning, a secondary driveway provides direct access to the attached garage. The front South facing garden is well screened by established evergreen hedging, that also provides a high degree of seclusion. To either side of the blockwork drive are areas of lawn bounded by well stocked herbaceous borders and ornamental trees. On the West side of the bungalow a double slabbed paved pathway is secured by a timber gate. A further ‘wicket gate’ – with nearby water tap then leads into;
The Partially Walled Rear Garden | A paved patio, also approached directly from the Sitting Room, abuts the rear of the bungalow, which then leads onto an area of lawn that is interspersed with varieties of apple trees, crab apple and a mature lilac, all bounded by herbaceous/blackberry caine borders. A timber garden shed is also sited in this area. On the far side of the garden is a well tended vegetable plot with raised sleeper edged partiers and a cold frame, as well as a further lawned area. A personal door from the garden provides access to an attached garage, which is served by its own driveway from Castleman Gardens. The garage has an ‘up and over door’, florescent strip lighting, electric power points, and is immaculately presented – grey painted garage floor and white colour washed blockwork internal walls.