Salisbury Road, Ringwood, Hampshire


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  • Bedrooms: 5
SUMMARY A substantial double fronted five/six bedroom Victorian detached residence of considerable charm and character, standing impressively in a 0.3 acre garden plot, offering classically proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors, including four large reception rooms, and a recently refurbished, large and contemporary kitchen/breakfast room - with a twin oven gas fired Aga - all providing generous living space. The property presents mainly red brick faced elevations with timber sash framed windows, under a clay tiled roof with decorative ridge tiles and finials and gable end fascia boarding. The house benefits from every modern convenience, including full gas-fired central heating, and has been progressively, but sympathetically, improved by the present owners during their 15 years of occupancy whilst preserving many period features e.g. high ceilings, geometric Victorian encaustic tiled floors, cornices, sash windows and high skirtings. Externally, the property offers a large parking apron to the front drive, and a detached garage with attached studio workshop that is accessed via Gravel Lane to the rear.

SITUATION Conveniently located less than half a mile level walking distance from Ringwood's historic town centre and market square, which offers a weekly street market and a comprehensive range of independent and national retailers, including branches of Waitrose, Sainsbury and Lidl, as well as numerous cafes, bars and restaurants offering a diverse culinary choice. Scheduled coach/bus services depart from the town centre coach/bus station providing access to London Victoria, Heathrow and Gatwick, as well as an array of nearby regional centres. The property is well placed for access to the A338 for the Cathedral City of Salisbury, and links with the A31 for Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Winchester. Ringwood is served by schools for all age groups including the acclaimed Ringwood Academy and Ringwood infants and junior schools, as well as nearby independent schools including Moyles Court. Nearby recreational amenities includes; The New Forest National Park - with its tens of thousands of acres of heathland and woodland, where the famed New Forest ponies roam freely, the Avon Valley Country Park and the Moors Valley Country Park. The Castleman trailway is a lovely 15 mile route from Ringwood town centre through to Upton Country Park in Poole (formerly a branch line serving Ringwood).

ACCOMMODATION Centred Front Storm Porch | Victorian geometric tiled step. Balcony above. Hardwood panelled front entrance door. Leaded light/obscured stained glass side and top panel window panes, leads into:

Entrance Lobby | Fully tiled including contrasting cream/burgundy glazed wall tiles and dado rail. Victorian geometric floor tiles. Part-glazed solid pine door with leaded light/stained glass panels. Side and top panel leaded light/obscured stained glass window panes.

Entrance Hall | A lovely, spacious area with Victorian geometric floor tiles again. An impressive period staircase rises to the first floor. Picture rails. Deep skirting boards and architraves. Solid oak panelled/Victorian etched glazed doors lead to:

Living Room | A lovely light room full of period charm. Polished hardwood fire surround with tiled grate and hearth. Triple westerly aspect front box bay and south aspect sash windows. Varnished pine flooring. Picture rails. Cornicing and centre ceiling rose.

Snug | A South facing room with a deep triple aspect bay sash windows. Marble fire surround with a tiled-inlay grate and hearth. To either side of the chimney breast are fitted oak bookshelves with cupboards beneath. Centre ceiling rose. Picture rails and cornicing. Solid pine marginal glazed door leads into:

Orangery Style Conservatory | Victorian patterned encaustic tiled floor flows through here. Timber-framed double-glazed windows and clear double-glazed roof panels. Two pairs of double French doors lead onto both the rear paved courtyard and the south side garden.

Dining Room | deep box bay sash windows with a triple aspect. Feature solid marble fire surround with an attractive tiled inlay. Varnished pine flooring. Deep cornicing, picture rails and centre ceiling rose. Solid oak/opaque glazed door leads into:

Breakfast Area | Ample space for a large dining table and chairs. Secondary glazed multi-pane bay window with bespoke-fitted window seat and book shelving beneath. Gas-fired twin oven/hotplate AGA (that can also provide domestic hot water). Fitted Victorian pulley clothes airer above. Solid oak work surface with aqua gloss finish cupboards beneath. Matching underlit wall hung kitchen cabinet above. TV aerial point. Stripped/waxed pine floor boards. LED flush fitting downlights. The breakfast area flows in an open plan fashion into:

Kitchen Area | Quartz stone work surfaces in part with glazed upstands. Inset Neff stainless steel finish gas hob. Elica contemporary style extractor canopy. Bespoke blue ammonite motif fused glass backstand. Integrated 'eye level' Neff electric double fan oven/grill with cupboards above and beneath. Undermounted Blanco stainless steel sink with a 'swan neck' mixer tap. Integrated Bosch dishwasher. Comprehensive range of contemporary aqua gloss finish cupboard and drawer units beneath the work surfaces. Ca'Pietra tiled floor. Sash window. Further flush fitting led downlights. Multi-Pane, half-etched glass panelled oak door leads into:

Walk In Pantry | Extensive range of fitted shelves and continuation of 3 matching four drawer kitchen cupboards and tiled floor. High wall-mounted consumer units. Two Drayton LED programmers - controlling multi zone (i.e. for each floor) heating and domestic hot water.

From the kitchen, a pine half-etched glass panelled door leads into a rear hallway. Maid's stairs rise from there to the first floor. Period quarry tiled floor. Further doors from the rear hallway lead to the rear entrance porch and, descending a short flight of steps, the wine cellar. Also leads to the:

Utility Room | Belfast sink unit with adjacent draining board. Plentiful wall hung shelving. Space/plumbing for a washing machine. Adjacent cupboard with a laminated rolled edge work surface.

Cloakroom with corner wash hand basin, and further door to toilet with a 'back to the wall' wc with concealed cistern.

Note | Internal to the house, but accessed from the outside adjacent to the rear entrance porch are: a gardeners wc with a high level cistern. Boiler/log store with a wall hung Viesmann gas-fired central heating boiler.

First Floor Landing | Approached via a staircase from the entrance hall, or via a secondary 'maid's stairs' from the rear entrance hallway, etched glass and ash doors lead to all rooms from the galleried landing.

Bedroom One | A large double bedroom full of character with a triple aspect box bay windows with original textured glass to top half. Tulipwood fire surround with lovely deco-style tiled inlay and hearth. Bespoke solid oak triple wardrobes with opaque glazed double door panels. Picture rails and deep cornicing. Pine Victorian etched part-glazed door leads into:

Shower En-suite | Also with a return door onto the landing. Porcelenosa tiled flooring. Wet-room style corner shower. Bristan thermostatic shower valve with a large circular shower head, and separate detachable hand held rinser. Close coupled wc. Contemporary style circular glass hand basin, Porcelanosa mixer tap. Heated towel rail and under-floor heating. Double French doors provide access on a westerly aspect decked balcony with wrought iron balustrade.

Bedroom Two | A large double bedroom. Box bay triple aspect window again with original textured glass to top half. Beautiful marble fire surround with a period tiled grate inlay and hearth. Picture rail and cornicing. Contemporary wall-hung wash hand basin.

Bedroom Three | A double bedroom. Tulipwood fire surround with a cast iron grate and tiled hearth. Adjacent fitted cupboard with shelving above. Picture rail and deep cornicing. South-facing sash window with small faux balcony to outside.

Bedroom Four | A double bedroom. Solid pine fire surround with a cast iron grate and tiled hearth. Shelved cupboard and wardrobe to either side of the chimney breast. Picture rail and cornicing. Wall hung wash hand basin.

Bedroom Five/Study | Small double bedroom currently equipped as a study. Dual aspect. Ornate period fire surround with a cast iron grate. Adjacent shelved cupboard. Open Reach master socket.

Family Bathroom | Dual aspect sash windows. Beautiful half tiled set with Victorian deco motifs. Period style pedestal basin. Close coupled wc. Free-standing, cast iron rolltop bath. Large shower cubicle. Full height tiling. Period style shower valve with a circular shower head. Large built-in airing cupboard with slatted shelving and a factory-lagged hot water cylinder. Marmoleum floor.

Second Floor | Staircase rises from the first floor landing to a small landing area with velux skylight and doors to:

Bedroom Six | An attic room with a velux style skylight window. Access to under eaves storage space.

Walkthrough Storage | Ideal for use as a storage room or secondary office space. Further door leads to:

Office/Den | A substantial space which is ideal for those working from home or could be used as a teenage den. Hardwood wall to wall storage unit with three double cupboards and bookshelves above. Double-glazed window with views over meadows.

EXTERNALLY Wrought iron gates secure the property from the small no-through road leading to an expansive tarmacadam parking area for numerous vehicles in front of the house. A driveway extends down the north side of the property, with a wrought iron pedestrian gate providing one route into the rear garden. The rear courtyard is secured from the side driveway by a brick built wall topped with ironwork railings. On the south side of the house, adjacent to the parking area, a path around the house passes the large lawned area bound by well stocked flower and shrub borders, and where there is sited an ornamental brick edged pond with medlar tree by a shady patio area facing west and a timber garden shed. Mature trees and hedge provide west and south boundary privacy.

The rear garden can be approached from the driveway or from the garden on the south side of the house. By the back door is a sizeable enclosed paved courtyard. A wrought iron gate then leads to an enclosed vegetable garden, with raised sleeper edged borders - apple trees and blackberry bushes etc are evident ; there is also an ornamental street light . A pair of stout timber gates secure a secondary access from Gravel Lane to the rear of the property, with a short driveway and the detached garage with bi-folding part glazed timber doors, electric power and light (separately fused from the main house). Adjoining the side of the garage is a studio workshop, once again with power and light, with velux skylight, large glazed windows and double side opening casement doors.

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