Picket Hill, New Forest, Ringwood

£850,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
SUMMARY Enjoying a enviable location within the New Forest National Park, and with direct forest access, this beautifully presented and well proportioned detached residence has been remodelled over the years, to offer versatile accommodation arranged over two floors, and has been further extensively modernised/tastefully decorated to a demanding specification by the present owners during their four years of occupancy. The property benefits from a recent LPG central heating/pressurised hot water system, newly installed kitchen with granite work surfaces and Miele integrated appliances, and newly installed luxury sanitary ware to the master bedroom suite. There are two large South East facing reception rooms overlooking the private front garden, with direct access from the sitting room to a quite spectacular split level balau hardwood decked al-fresco dining/entertaining area, complete with sunken hot tub and a sizeable equipped 'garden kitchen'. The property stands in a secluded garden plot approaching half an acre and there is plentiful off road parking, as well as an attached double garage.

SITUATION Within a short drive of the historic market town of Ringwood which offers a variety of independent shops, boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants, and national retailers including Waitrose and Sainsbury. Despite its rural location the property is well positioned for the A31, for access to the Bournemouth/Poole Conurbation and the Cathedral City of Salisbury both via the A338, and also Southampton via the M27. Scheduled coach services from Ringwood town centre provide services to London Victoria, Heathrow and Gatwick. Regional airports at Bournemouth and Southampton offer a good range of scheduled domestic and European air services. Moyles Court co-educational private school is only a short drive away, as is the Ringwood Academy School.

ACCOMMODATION Solid oak front entrance door with gothic style centre panel window leads directly into the hallway; engineered oak flooring, oak architraves and skirting boards, built in shelved cupboard provides plentiful storage, further deep walk in under stair storage cupboard, staircase rises to the first floor. Cloakroom; Piri light sensor, low flush wc, vanity unit with circular wash hand basin, back lit mirror above, heated towel rail, oak internal doors lead from the hallway to: The dual aspect, South East facing sitting room; feature brick built Jetmaster fireplace, oak mantle, bi-folding oak framed double glazed doors provide direct access onto the decked entertaining/al-fresco dining area, further Upvc framed front aspect bay window, four wall mounted uplighters, double oak doors lead into the dual aspect dining room, front aspect Upvc framed bay window, and further side aspect window with fitted wooden venetian blind, two wall mounted uplighters, return door to the hallway. The kitchen, which has recently been comprehensively modernised, granite work surfaces and back stands, travertine tiling above, under mounted butler style sink unit, integrated Miele dishwasher and wine cooler, Kinetico water softener, an array of shaker style kitchen cupboards, drawers, pan and cutlery drawers, two 'magic corners' with racking, two tall larder cupboards with racking, wall hung kitchen cabinets with under lighting, space for range style cooker, existing Wolf cooker available by separate negotiation at additional cost, Wolf commercial grade extractor canopy, additional space for an American style refrigerator, engineered oak flooring, multiple flush fitting led downlighters, oak stable door leads to the utility room; granite work surfaces and back stands with travertine tiling above, inset single drainer sink unit, swan neck tap/rinser function, cupboards beneath the work surfaces and matching wall hung kitchen cabinets, space/plumbing for washing machine, space for adjacent tumble dryer, further cupboard houses the Worcester central heating/domestic hot water boiler, Therma Unicyl pressurised hot water cylinder and led programmer, upvc stable door external door leads to the rear parking area. The master bedroom is located on the ground floor, approached from the hallway; dual aspect, East and West, fitted wooden venetian blinds, recess suitable for a widescreen television, wired for surround sound speakers, oak door to leads to the en-suite shower room; fully tiled, double shower cubicle with sliding glazed screen door/side screen, drench shower valve and separate detachable shower valve, twin vanity unit with circular basins/drawer units beneath, low flush wc with concealed cistern/push button waste, heated towel rail, flush fitting down lighters, underfloor heating. A further oak door from the master bedroom leads into the dressing room; comprehensive range of wardrobes, and storage, flush fitting downlighters. The first floor; staircase with wrought iron ballustrade rises from the hallway to a half landing with an attractive full height Upvc framed multi pane double glazed window with oak sill, further stairs to the landing; built in airing cupboard with slatted shelves, hinged access with ladder to the attic space, doors lead to; Bedroom two; a double bedroom with wall to wall wardrobes and a front garden aspect with glimpses of the forest beyond, door to: fully tiled en-suite shower room; corner quadrant shower cubicle, sliding glazed screen doors, thermostatic shower valve/detachable hand held shower valve combination, low flush wc with push button waste, pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail, flush fitting down lighters, fitted roller blind. Bedroom three; a double bedroom, front garden aspect, two built in double wardrobes, recess suitable for a widescreen television. The fully tiled bathroom has a white four piece suite; panelled bath with 'heritage' style mixer tap/shower attachment, low flush wc, pedestal wash hand basin with oval mirror and shaver socket above, corner shower cubicle; Bristan 1500 power thermostatic electric shower valve, flush fitting down lighters.

EXTERNALLY The property is approached over a Forestry Commission track accessed from Hightown Hill. The front boundary of the house is secured by a pair of stout electrically operated gates which provides access to a long loose gravel driveway flanked to either side by manicured privet hedging. The driveway then leads around to the rear of the house where there is a large loose gravelled parking/turning area which leads to a substantial attached double garage with an electric roller door. The garage has electric power and light as well as a mainly boarded mezzanine level for additional storage. Also sited in this area is a log store and adjacent log cabin. The main areas of garden are on the South East side of the property. The front garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with an ornamental fish pond, rockery and recirculating waterfall feature, is enclosed by mature hedging and ornamental trees including a rare specimen Empress tree and enjoys a high degree of seclusion. Above the lawn and immediately abutting the house with direct access also from the aforementioned sitting room is an extremely impressive split level entertaining/al-Fresco dining area; balau hardwood decking with flush fitting led lighting, sunken hot tub, seating area with bespoke balau hardwood benches and centre fire pit, an upper dining tier with covered 'garden kitchen'; polished cement serving/preparation surfaces, sink unit, bespoke balau hardwood cupboards beneath and an array of cooking devices including an Argentinian grill, Indian tandoori oven, pizza oven, ceramic egg, Weber smoker, standard barbeque and a Bristol drum smoker. To the right hand side of the driveway and facing in a Southerly direction is sited a substantial timber built garden chalet/games room, with electric heating and tracks of spotlights, flanked by a balau hardwood wrap around decked terrace, and which extends via a balau hardwood pathway/ornamental bridging to a timber built green house and herb garden.

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