An exquisite 3 bedroom Victorian terraced cottage, a stones throw from the historic town centre. Sympathetically modernised and tastefully decorated with a large lounge/dining room with open fireplace, exposed/waxed floorboards, kitchen/breakfast room, good size garden with summerhouse, period style bathroom, first floor shower room, parking.
SUMMARY An exquisite three bedroom late Victorian mid terraced cottage, offering deceptively spacious accommodation arranged over three floors with the benefit of gas fired central heating and uPVC double glazed windows. The present owner has sympathetically modernised and redecorated the property to a high standard, retaining numerous period features. Externally the property offers the added advantage of parking and a good size rear garden with a large summerhouse and nature pond.
SITUATION Conveniently located in a private road of similar style character homes within strolling distance of the town centre, which offers a comprehensive range of independent and national retail outlets, including Waitrose and Sainsbury’s, as well as numerous cafe’s, bars and restaurants offering a diverse culinary choice. The property is also within easy reach of riverside walks on the Bickerley, as well as the Avon valley path and Castleman Trailway. The property also falls within catchment for the Ringwood Academy School and the Ringwood Infant and Junior Schools. The nearby A31 provides access to Bournemouth and Salisbury via the A338, and Southampton via the M27. There are also scheduled National Express services from Ringwood to London and its airports. Ringwood is also within a few minutes car journey of the New Forest National Park.
ACCOMMODATION A quarry tiled brick edged front step and composite panelled double glazed and leaded light front door, with adjacent external coach light, leads into the front entrance vestibule; staircase rises ahead to the first floor landing, solid pine half glazed door leads into the sitting/dining
room. In the sitting room area there is an open fireplace with cast iron grate and period fire surround with tiled inlay and tiled hearth, panelled chimney breast, box bay window with window seat and storage. Exposed waxed pine floor boards extend into the dining area; feature exposed brick chimney breast (currently used as a decorative log store), to either side of which are deep recesses suitable for
display cabinets or book shelving, deep under stairs storage cupboard/study niche. The internal window views into the kitchen/breakfast room which is approached via a half glazed solid pine door from the dining area.
The kitchen has laminated rolled edge timber effect work surfaces, including a wide peninsula style breakfast bar with inset white enamel one and a half bowl stone sink unit, with mono bloc mixer tap and space/plumbing for a slimline dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer beneath. The work surfaces have a comprehensive range of French grey finish cupboard and drawer units beneath including a corner carousel and matching wall hung cabinets/feature glazed units. Stoves 800mm dual fuel range style cooker with glazed back stand with extractor canopy above, space for a tall fridge freezer.
The kitchen breakfast room has a dual pitch ceiling, with exposed beams in the kitchen area and glazed panels in the breakfast area, vinyl tile effect flooring, contemporary style vertical radiator, double uPVC casement doors open onto the patio and rear garden. An opaque glazed pine panelled door leads into the ground floor bathroom where a glass brick window provides ‘borrowed light’ from the breakfast room, there is also a rear aspect uPVC sash frame window. The white suite includes a Victoria & Albert ‘volcanic resin’ rolled edge claw foot bath with freestanding period style riser mixer tap/shower attachment, Heritage hand basin with cupboard beneath, low flush wc with concealed cistern, period style cast iron radiator, decorative period fireplace and grate.
The first floor landing, approached from the aforementioned entrance vestibule, with return staircase to the second floor bedroom one, doors lead to: shower room; tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic shower valve, low flush wc and pedestal wash hand basin, half panelled surround, heated towel rail, shaver socket. Bedroom two; a double bedroom with an Easterly rear aspect, two large windows overlooking the garden, oak effect laminate flooring. Bedroom three; also a double bedroom with a Westerly front aspect and a useful walk in storage area. Bedroom one is located on the second floor; a double bedroom with dual aspect and three Velux double glazed skylight windows with blinds, light ash laminate flooring, plentiful eaves storage space as well as a deep storage cupboard.
EXTERNALLY We understand that the carriage way in front of the cottage is conveyed with the property, therefore there is exclusive parking directly in front of the cottage. A very pretty front garden area is retained by ironwork railings and laid mainly in loose pebbles for ease of maintenance, but with a well stocked flower and shrub border. A paved pathway leads to the front entrance (note there is a side access way into the rear garden from the end of the terrace). The delightful cottage style rear garden faces East, and is approximately 85′ in depth, comprising of an area of flagstone patio, adjacent to which is a colour washed tool shed, that leads onto an area of loose pebbles, where there is a nature pond stocked with various aquatic plants, and a crazy paved patio with a pergola. Beyond this area is a lawn with a hexagonal fire pit and three well established grape vines. Towards the bottom of the garden, and fronted by a bark chipping apron, is sited a large timber built cabin which would be suitable for a variety of ancillary purposes. Behind the cabin are two timber built garden sheds.