Shobley, Ringwood, Hampshire
Beautifully presented four bedroom country house in grounds & paddocks extending to approximately 4 acres with direct forest access. Highly sought after hamlet within the New Forest National park only two miles from Ringwood. Sitting room with stunning views and log fire, separate dining room, kitchen and bespoke oak framed family room. Detached double garage & large barn. No Chain
Summary A beautifully presented four bedroom detached country house standing within grounds and paddocks of approximately four acres with direct forest access. The property has been constructed with handmade old clamp bricks to the present owners own demanding specification with an acclaimed Winchester architect, which includes handmade roof tiles, oil fired underfloor central heating, lead weighted Mumford & Wood hand crafted windows and a bespoke oak framed family room. We understand that additional land may be available by separate negotiation. Externally there is a detached double garage and plentiful off road parking, and a substantial barn, which subject to the necessary consents, may offer potential for a variety of usages. No onward chain.
Situation Shobley is rural hamlet within the New Forest National Park, about two miles from the the historic market town of Ringwood, which offers a host of culinary choices 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 for access to the A31 offering a direct route to London, Southampton, Winchester and further afield. Equally, Bournemouth and Poole, famous for its award winning sandy beaches are 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 principle ground floor accommodation is approached via a spacious entrance hall with lovely views across paddocks and French doors providing access onto the patio, staircase rises to the first floor, oak flooring flows through to the ground floor living space, ground floor cloakroom with quality sanitary ware. The South Westerly sitting room has a dual aspect including an impressive bay window with views across the aforementioned paddocks, Jetmaster open fireplace. Separate dual aspect dining room. The kitchen, which is approached via a vestibule area from the entrance hall, enjoys a lovely garden aspect and once again views across paddocks, excellent range of quality fitted cupboard and drawer units, wall hung kitchen cabinets, granite effect working surfaces, integrated appliances include a range style cooker, convection extractor canopy above, space and plumbing for a dishwasher. A door from the aforementioned vestibule also provides access to an adjoining utility room, with further cupboards, one housing the hot water tank, as well as work surfaces with an inset sink, under space plumbing for washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, double doors from the kitchen also provide direct access into the bespoke oak framed family room, tiled flooring and further French doors lead out onto a raised external dining terrace. The first floor accommodation offers four bedrooms, including fitted bedroom furniture in the master bedroom and bedroom three. The master bedroom also has French doors onto a balcony with exquisite forest views, as one would expect this room also has a deluxe four piece en suite bathroom, including roll top bath and separate corner shower cubicle with thermostatic shower valve. A spacious family bathroom, with a four piece suite, serves the other three bedrooms – all of which enjoy views of the surrounding countryside.
Externally The house is approached via a courtyard area which provides plentiful off road parking, and leads directly to the detached double garage with twin electric doors and a side personal door. Adjacent to the garage there is a large barn, which may be suitable for conversion or replacement (subject to National Park authority planning permission). The main ‘formal’ garden areas lie mainly to the front and sides of the property with two large paddocks beyond, that are defined and separated by post and rail fencing, one of which provides access onto the lane with open forest beyond. Note planning consent under application number 09/94758 was approved to build a new stable block in one of the paddocks.