A stylish 5000 sq. Ft. Six bedroom detached residence, situated in a quiet close within the prestigious Avon Castle. The property has undergone complete renovation in recent years and offers contemporary living, comprising spacious open-plan accommodation, state of the art kitchen and modern bathrooms suites. Bi-fold doors open onto the landscaped grounds, which provide a superb outdoor entertaining space complete with private seating areas and outdoor heated swimming pool. Energy Performance Rating: C
Avon Castle is an exclusive residential area set in the beautiful Avon Valley which borders the charming market town of Ringwood. Still home to the stunning castle, today Avon Castle is known as an up market private residential area where many of the mid-20th century properties have been replaced with substantial architect designed homes. The exquisite location is accessed along an established rhododendron-lined drive, offering the feeling of seclusion and privacy, yet is conveniently situated just one and a half miles west of Ringwood with excellent road links. For the commuter, the easily accessible A338 and A31 provide convenient routes to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (approx. 8 miles south), Salisbury (approx. 18 miles north) and via the M27 to Southampton (approx. 17 miles east). London is approximately a two hours drive via the M27 and M3.
Ringwood is an historic market town located on the edge of the New Forest National Park, within a short drive of the coast, Bournemouth and other attractive market towns. Major roads provide easy access to London, the Jurassic Coast and international airports.
Ringwood town provides an excellent selection of shopping, restaurants and cafes in the original high street and more recently developed quarter, offering the best of both independent businesses and stores including Waitrose, Aga, Hobbs, Gerry Weber, Crew and Joules. The quality of amenities reflects the prosperity of the area, including a highly rated secondary school and sixth form. Proximity to extensive forested areas, lakes and coastline provides ready access to a wide range of outdoor pursuits, activities and local facilities including David Lloyd Leisure Centre, New Forest Water Park and Ferndown Golf Club.
The entrance hall has large windows and a glazed front door allowing plenty of natural light, and is finished with large ceramic floor tiles which continue throughout the majority of the ground floor. This leads into the impressive kitchen/family room which comprises a quality kitchen with bi-fold doors opening onto the gardens, and is open plan to a separate family area. The kitchen is fitted with modern high gloss units with Corian work-surfaces over, including: Floor to ceiling units incorporating a coffee machine, oven, combination oven and fridge/freezer; and a large central island with adjoining breakfast bar, encompassing an induction hob and Teppanyaki, integrated dishwasher, wine cooler and Corian moulded sink. The kitchen benefits from roof lanterns creating additional light and partial under-floor heating. The separate utility room has further fitted units and space for additional appliances. From the kitchen there is access to two reception rooms; the living room with a double aspect to the rear and side, and the dining room with an aspect to the front. Also from the hall there is access to a cloakroom, cinema room and study area with bi-fold doors opening onto the deck and pool.The first floor is fitted with new carpets and from the spacious galleried landing there are five bedrooms, four of which have benefit of quality modern en-suites, and a separate family bathroom suite. The master suite features a balcony, a range of built in wardrobes, a dressing area with further fitted cupboards and an exceptional en-suite/wet room, comprising: An oval freestanding bath with hand held shower attachment, twin showers, wc and two vanity sink units with lighting. The large room above the garage is currently used as a games room/gym and provides excellent additional space, with scope to create a further bedroom.
The property is approached through electric gates to an extensive paved drive providing ample off road parking, with access to the double garage. The grounds have been landscaped for low maintenance and offer a good degree of seclusion. Next to the rear of the kitchen is a patio area ideal for al fresco dining, and an adjacent decking area surrounding the heated pool, with external speakers and lighting. Steps from here lead down to an area of artificial grass bordered by low rendered walling, which incorporates a beautiful mature olive tree. There is a secluded, decked ‘snug’ area, which is shaded and surrounded by raised beds with a variety of attractive plants and shrubs.
A covered walk way leads to the integral plant room which houses the pool heating equipment, and to the rear of the garage, accessed externally from the decked area, is a shower and changing room and recently fitted sauna.