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  • Bedrooms: 4
A charming country residence occupying a spectacular, elevated position commanding stunning far reaching views across the New Forest from every aspect.

Agents Comments

“It is rare that a home enjoys stunning and far reaching views. Picket View enjoys them from every window in the house.”


Beautifully set within grounds and paddocks extending to four acres, with additional land available by separate negotiation, this individual home was cleverly designed in a traditional style by the current owners yet provides an elegant and contemporary living space. Situated in a secluded plot within the picturesque New Forest hamlet of Shobley with direct forest riding access, the property will appeal to the discerning buyer looking for a wonderful home or to those with an equestrian interest.

Some of the lovely features of Picket View include a quality fitted kitchen with separate utility room, a Juliet balcony and ensuite to the master bedroom, underfloor heating and an impressive oak framed conservatory from where one can enjoy the uninterrupted views. The accommodation is particularly light, afforded via a multi aspect to many of its rooms through elegant handmade Mumford and Wood sash windows. There is generous parking to the fore with a detached double garage and additional outbuilding with valuable permission to erect a new stable block in one of the two large paddocks.


A hardwood door opens into the feature entrance hall which enjoys glazed double doors allowing light and attractive views over the surrounding paddocks. Oak finishes provide a traditional appeal to the décor and there is a downstairs cloakroom and useful dual aspect dining room. The kitchen breakfast room affords breathtaking views across the New Forest and adjoins the stunning vaulted breakfast room in an open plan styling. The breakfast room also features double doors to the south facing sun deck which is a wonderful entertainment or relaxation venue. The kitchen is fitted in a range of custom built eye and base level units in a shaker style with ample worktops and a brick enclosed cooking area with glazed back panel and concealed extractor hood. Inset is a Rangemaster five burner gas range. A utility room provides supplementary storage and access to a private courtyard and courtesy door to the garage. The sitting room is dual in aspect centred upon a stone fireplace and inset Jetmaster open fire.

On the first floor the views become even more breathtaking and far reaching. The master bedroom hosts fitted wardrobes and is served by an ensuite bathroom which comprises roll top bath, shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. The three remaining bedrooms each with their own impressive aspects and views are served by the family bathroom which comprises panel enclosed bath, wall mounted wash hand basin, low level WC and shower over the bath.


The property is approached via a cattle grid into a parking courtyard fronting the detached double garage with automated twin doors and side courtesy door. A large detached timber outbuilding serves a variety of uses. The formal gardens rest mainly to the front and sides with post and rail fencing separating the two extensive paddocks. There is additional access from one of the fields onto the forest and planning consent to erect a new stable block.

Agents Notes

The property was constructed by the current owners and is served by oil fired underfloor heating and private drainage. There is a chimney in the kitchen to accommodate an Aga if required.


Shobley is a picturesque scenic hamlet enjoying direct access onto the open forest offering thousands of acres of natural heath and woodland, ideal for recreational pursuits and is just two miles from the market town of Ringwood. Ringwood offers a variety of inviting bars, restaurants and shops, perfect for day to day needs and quiet nights out. It also boasts local sports centres, highly regarded schooling and for the daily commute, the A31 provides easy access to the M27 and M3. Ringwood is the western gateway to the Beautiful New Forest National Park and approximately a 30 minute drive to the golden beaches of Bournemouth and Poole.


Take the A31 towards Bournemouth passing Picket Post services. Before reaching Ringwood take the Poulner exit doubling back on yourself onto the A31 eastbound. Continue past the In Excess garden centre and turn immediately left to Shobley. Picket Post can be found after a right hand bend towards the brow of the hill.

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Charles Powell

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