Hightown, Ringwood, Hampshire

£770,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
SUMMARY A detached period cottage of considerable character standing in a garden plot of approximately a quarter of an acre and includes a detached double garage/workshop, as well a carriage driveway and side driveway with plentiful off road parking. The cottage offers well planned accommodation arranged over two floors with numerous character features, including a rather fine inglenook fireplace betwixt, the sitting room and dining room with a wood burning stove open to either side, a 'minstrels gallery' landing and there are a wealth of ancient exposed timbers and ledge and brace internal doors. The property does nonetheless offer every modern convenience including full gas fired central heating and UPVC double glazed casement windows. Planning consent was granted in 2017 under reference 17/10563 for first floor side and rear extensions to create a master bedroom suite with an en suite bathroom.

SITUATION The property is conveniently located in Hightown, immediately adjacent to farmland and countryside and within a mile of Ringwood's thriving and historic town centre, which offers a weekly market and a host of culinary choices from country style pubs, cafes and restaurants to Indian and Thai style foods and include some popular evening 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 as access to the A31 is within easy reach and offers direct routes to London, Southampton, Winchester and further afield. Equally, Bournemouth and Poole, famous for its award winning sandy beaches is 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 An enclosed front entrance vestibule with a hardwood front door and leaded light sunray motif stained glass pane, fitted shoe cupboard, ledge and brace door leads into the spacious sitting room; a light filled triple aspect room, an impressive inglenook style fireplace with carved bessemer beam, former bread oven and fitted wood burning stove, to either side of which opens into the dining room, French doors lead onto the rear garden, a wealth of exposed ancient timbers, front aspect casement window, turnkey style staircase rises to the first floor Minstrels gallery landing, and a further ledge and brace door from the dining room leads to the kitchen/breakfast room, a wealth of exposed beams, comprehensive range of bespoke solid pine shelved cupboards and drawers with hardwood work surfaces and tiled splashbacks, butler style sink unit positioned beneath the front aspect window, space and plumbing for dishwasher, space for a tall fridge freezer, shelved tall larder cupboard, large centre island with hardwood work surface and cupboard and drawers beneath, space for a 600mm cooker, plenty of space for a breakfast table and chairs adjacent to rear garden aspect window, stable door leads to an inner hall with doors to the utility room; laminated wood effect work surfaces with cupboards beneath, matching wall hung kitchen cabinets, as well as a tall cupboard housing the Worcester gas fired central heating/domestic hot water boiler, single drainer sink unit, space and plumbing for a washing machine, also space for a tumble dryer, half double glazed UPVC external door leads into the rear garden. On the other side of the inner hall a door leads to a shower room, corner quadrant to shower cubicle with glazed screen doors and thermostatically controlled shower valve, low flush wc and vanity unit with mirror and halogen light above. From the inner hall a further door leads to the triple aspect study/ground floor bedroom four with French doors leading on to the rear patio. The first floor is approached via a turn key staircase, with understairs storage cupboard, from the dining room to the first floor 'minstrels gallery' landing that views down into the dining room and with views across the rear garden and countryside beyond, exposed ancient timbers and double glazed skylight windows, double built in shelved linen cupboard and adjacent cupboard with clothes hanging space, doors from the landing lead to; Bedroom one, an atmospheric room with exposed beams, dual aspect, front aspect double glazed casement window with roller blind and two double glazed Velux windows with blinds. Bedroom two; also has exposed beams and a side aspect double glazed casement window with fitted Roman blind and two rear aspect Velux double glazed windows with blinds. Bedroom three; has a front aspect double glazed casement window and exposed beams. The family bathroom has a white three piece suite, panelled bath with glazed side screen and thermostatically controlled shower valve, fully tiled surround, the adjacent vanity unit and low flush wc have half tiled surrounds, heated towel rail, front aspect double glazed casement window with fitted wooden venetian blind.

EXTERNALLY The property stands well on a large garden plot of approximately a quarter of an acre, and enjoys a wide frontage with a loose gravelled carriage driveway, and further plentiful side driveway parking which leads to a double garage/workshop/studio in the rear garden - with a further close boarded timber built workshop and a fuel store. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature front hedging providing a high degree of seclusion to the front elevation. The rear garden comprises of a large area of shaped lawn bounded by well stocked flower and shrub borders and includes a good sized paved patio with pergola above, which can be accessed from the study/bedroom four. There is a further paved area immediately abutting the rear of the cottage that is approached from the dining room.

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