No forward chain - An elegant neo-Georgian style residence of approximately 5,500 sq ft, which has been superbly extended and improved by the current owners to provide immaculately presented family living accommodation, which has been beautifully styled throughout. The property is located on this sought after private estate and is positioned within an extensive double plot which extends to approximately 1.5 acres and features both formal gardens and mature pine woodlands. 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.
An attractive portico leads to the main entrance hall which features flagstone flooring with partial underfloor heating, from here open access is provided to the extensive open-plan kitchen/dining/living area. This impressive 46ft room has been extended by the current owners and features a large atrium roof light with a wall of sliding doors which allows natural light to flood in. The bespoke kitchen, designed by Kitchen Elegance, is at the heart of this modern family home. It incorporates a range of wooden cabinets, painted in complimentary tones, with granite working surfaces, a built-in pantry cupboard, Butler sink with waste disposal, plus an alcove housing a Lacanche range cooker with Teriyaki plate, wok ring, gas and induction rings and three ovens. There is a large central island unit with a wash hand basin at one end and an attractive oval glass breakfast bar at the other, plus a range of integrated appliances including a Miele dish washer and Gaggenau refrigerator, freezer, steam oven and microwave. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large walk-in pantry cupboard which has been fitted with open-fronted cabinets under oak working surfaces and sensor lighting. To the far end of the kitchen are the open-plan dining and living areas, which boast a full height Quartz feature wall and flagstone flooring with underfloor heating. Beyond this, a glass sliding door provides access to a vaulted reception room which would ideally be suited as either a separate family room or gym, this room has two glass panels overlooking the garden and oak flooring with underfloor heating. From the kitchen there is open access to the main entrance hall, and doors leading to the sitting room, study and cloakroom, which has modern white sanitaryware comprising a WC, circular metallic-glass wash hand basin, heated towel rail, mosaic tiled flooring and sensor lighting. From the hall access is also provided to a separate formal sitting room which centres upon a stone fireplace with log burning stove. In addition, there is access to a music room which has oak flooring and double wooden doors leading to an inner hallway. This area features flagstone flooring with underfloor heating and provides access onto the front driveway and to a fully fitted boot room with underfloor heating, plus a beautifully fitted wet room which has been fully tiled using Porcellanosa tiles and has both rain-head and hand-held shower facilities, a wall mounted WC, glass wash hand basin on a vanity unit and heated towel rail. From this entrance, access is also provided to an attached garage complex, which comprises four parking bays with electrically operated doors plus a sizeable utility room to the rear and a staircase leading to a first floor games room, which extends the entire length of the garage complex and could provide potential for a variety of uses, subject to any relevant consents. From the main entrance hall of the property there is a wide staircase leading to the first floor living accommodation, on this floor there are four bedrooms plus a family bathroom which features a contemporary white suite incorporating a bath with rain-head shower over, wall-mounted WC, twin circular wash hand basins on a vanity unit, with both mirror and under-cabinet lighting, plus a heated towel rail. The bathroom has been fully tiled with attractive Porcellanosa floor tiles with underfloor heating, motion sensor lighting and an airing cupboard. The master bedroom is an attractive suite which features a spacious, fully fitted dressing room and has a tiled area suitable for the positioning of a dressing table. A frosted glass door provides access to an en-suite wet room which features both rain-head and hand-held shower facilities, plus a wall mounted WC, circular wash hand basin on a marble topped vanity unit, heated towel rail and ornately patterned floor tiling. In addition, there is a guest bedroom with mirrored wardrobe cupboards which also benefits from an en-suite shower room, plus two further double bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobe cupboards.
The property is accessed via full height electric gates which open to a sweeping gravel driveway, with a useful turning circle, which leads to the quadruple garage complex. The front garden is extremely private, being mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by mature Rhododendron borders. The rear garden is also laid to lawn with gravel pathways and a raised boardwalk leading to an attractive decked terrace with a built-in brick barbeque and pizza oven. There is also a children’s play area enclosed by picket fencing, adjacent to an area of pine woodland. To the rear of the property lies a paved terrace which is accessed via the kitchen, whilst to the rear of the garage complex there is a covered undercroft with paved terrace, plus a large timber shed and an open-fronted log store.