Ringwood Road, St Ives, Ringwood


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
SUMMARY A charming early Edwardian four bedroom detached cottage style house with a later modern extension to the rear elevation. The property offers deceptively spacious accommodation arranged over two floors with the benefit of gas fired central heating and is tastefully decorated throughout. The house retains numerous character features such as a cast iron open fireplace in the sitting room and the original period multi pane windows to the front elevation, whilst also offering every modern convenience. Externally a carriage driveway provides the property with plentiful off road parking and an attached integral garage, whilst to the rear there is a pretty, easily managed garden with patio area's and an ornamental pond.

SITUATION Conveniently located within strolling distance of a nearby post office/convenience store and also St Ives Junior School. A doctors surgery and further shops for day to day needs are also within easy reach. St Ives is a village community annexed with St Leonards and Ashley Heath, about two miles from the Historic Market town of Ringwood. The latter offers a comprehensive range of independent and national retailers, including Waitrose and J Sainsbury, as well as scheduled coach services to London, Heathrow & Gatwick. Nearby recreational amenities include Moors Valley country park, Avon Country Park and the New Forest National Park, which is easily accessible via the nearby A31. The A31 connects with the A338 for the Cathedral city of Salisbury or Bournemouth/South Coast, and the M27 for Southampton and further afield.

ACCOMMODATION The main entrance is approached on the West side of the property via a canopy style entrance porch and brick step with coach light and panelled front entrance door leading into the entrance hall; archway leads to the inner hall, deep under stairs storage cupboard with coat hanging rails, wall mounted Drayton thermostat for the central heating, panelled oak veneered door leads into the sitting room; carved wooden fire surround with an open cast iron grate and tiled inlay, tiled hearth, attractive arched recesses to either side of the chimney breast, front South aspect multipane period casement window with secondary glazing, further pretty leaded light window to the West elevation, mock beamed ceiling, television aerial point, a connecting panelled oak veneered door leads into the dining room; fitted wood burning stove, adjacent built in airing cupboard with factory lagged hot water cylinder and slatted shelving above, attractive South aspect leaded light bow window, archway leads to the kitchen; laminated rolled edge work surfaces with inset single drainer sink and Whirlpool five-ring gas hob with multi speed extractor above, tiled splashbacks and light oak effect laminated cupboard and drawer units beneath, integrated larder fridge, Prima dishwasher and fan assisted electric double oven/grill, wall hung kitchen cabinets with pelmets and concealed LED down lighting match the base units, central heating boiler is located in the kitchen concealed behind the removable corner base units, tile effect vinyl floor covering, a multi pane door leads into the garden/family room; double glazed windows overlook the rear garden and multi pane French doors provide direct access into the rear garden and patio, vaulted ceiling with velux style skylight windows, a split level L-shaped room with tiled flooring provides the opportunity for a dining area and seated area, door leads to the utility room; laminated work surfaces with an inset single drainer sink unit, space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer and tall fridge freezer, tiled flooring, hardwood door leads to the attached garage with electric 'up and over' door, wall mounted shelving.

From the inner hall a staircase rises to the first floor accommodation, oak veneered/glazed door provides access to the study; double glazed window overlooks the rear garden, adjacent multi-pane door provides access to the decked patio and rear garden, further side window views into the adjacent family room, built in corner desk unit. The ground floor shower room is also approached from the inner hall; fully tiled, low flush wc, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle with glazed door and Mira 'jump' electric shower valve, heated towel rail.

The first floor landing; white panelled internal doors lead to all first floor rooms. Bedroom one, a double bedroom with a front South aspect attractive period multi pane casement window with secondary glazing, wall to wall fitted wardrobes and fitted drawers units. Bedroom two is at the front of the house and enjoys a dual aspect, including a period multi pane casement window to the East elevation, vanity unit with 'Royal Doulton' basin and mirror above, fitted wall to wall triple wardrobe with sliding part mirrored doors, television aerial point. Bedroom three; a double room with rear aspect Upvc double glazed windows, fitted wardrobe and adjacent four drawer chest with mirror above. Bedroom four; good size single bedroom with period multi pane casement window, built in shelved linen cupboard. The bedrooms are served by a family bathroom; white suite comprising of half tiled walls, panelled bath with period style mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and light above, low flush wc, heated towel rail, oak effect laminated floor, access to attic space, velux style skylight window.

EXTERNALLY The front boundary is retained by a low stone built wall which is central to a loose gravel 'carriage driveway', which also provides access to the attached garage. The front of the property is screened by mature shrubs and hedging in a border immediately behind the front boundary wall, which provides the house with a good degree of privacy. There is external coach lighting and a security light, side access on the West side of the property is secured by a timber gate and leads into the rear garden. The enclosed rear garden has a centre area of lawn bounded to the rear by a log edge herbaceous border, to either side of which are areas of patio. The principle split level block paved patio, which can be approached directly from the garden/family room, faces in a Westerly direction and has an attractive ornamental pond with water feature and an ornamental 'street light'. A secondary decked patio with LED lighting faces East and can also be approached from the office/study. There is a further useful side storage area on the West side of the house alongside the family room and garage with a Boyland fuel store.

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