Picket Hill, New Forest, Ringwood


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
SUMMARY Set in wonderful grounds approaching three acres with lovely rural views overlooking the open forest and direct forest access, this spacious five bedroom home plays host to a wealth of period features whilst providing an impressive arrangement of accommodation together with a variety of outbuildings including stables and lodge and also benefits from an adjoining paddock which also has direct access to ride out onto the open forest.

SITUATION Located on the fringes of the New Forest National Park just a short drive away from the popular market town of Ringwood; which boasts a variety of independent shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants as well as being in close proximity to the Cathedral city of Salisbury, the latter having a mainline railway station. Moyles Court school is only a short drive away and the well reputed state schools of Ringwood and Fordingbridge are within an accessible distance. The A31 is close by linking with the M27 and providing access to the commercial centres of Bournemouth and Southampton with their regional airports.

ACCOMMODATION The spacious entrance hall provides access to a majority of the reception rooms including a light and airy country-style kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke painted units with Granite work-tops, a Gas AGA with additional separate built in oven and gas hob, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is a matching island unit with further storage, woodburner and patio doors leading out to the grounds. The open-plan living/dining room has a statement stone fireplace on a slate hearth, bay window and French doors overlooking the grounds to the rear. A door leads through to the snug which is a dual aspect room with bay window with brick fireplace with quarry tiled hearth and woodburning stove.

On the first floor the landing leads to the master bedroom suite, four further bedrooms, family bathroom and utility. The master bedroom suite consists of a large ensuite bathroom and separate dressing room with further storage in the eves. Bedroom two and three also have en-suite facilities. The property is double glazed throughout.

The lodge is an excellent use of space lending itself to a vast variety of uses including ancillary accommodation, a study or storage.

EXTERNALLY On arrival, the gates lead to a long, sweeping carriage driveway boarded with a plethora of mature trees and shrubs giving access to ample parking, the log store and lodge.

Further parking for several cars, double garage and workshop are screened by mature hedges to the side of the property. Adjacent to the garage is the separate vegetable patch and orchard with hedge boundaries and archway through to a separate enclosed lawn.

The patio runs along the full rear elevation of the property and gives access to the decked barbeque area with thatched gazebo with sunken hot tub. The rear gardens are a particular feature of this property, the grounds are mainly laid to lawn with large bedding areas with deep borders and box hedging. There is a variety of ornamental and specimen trees interspersed around these beautifully landscaped gardens and further on is the enclosed tennis courts with beech hedging.

The two stables and loose hay store are access from the garden and are all on a concrete hard standing with the separate enclosed paddock beyond, from here you have direct forest access excellent for riding.

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5-7 Southampton Road, Ringwood, Hampshire

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