Toms Lane, Linwood, Ringwood, BH24

£950,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A unique, architecturally designed single storey dwelling, built approximately 6 years ago to a high specification throughout. This immaculately maintained four bedroom home has been imaginatively designed with the accommodation radiating around a central courtyard, which creates an eye catching feature whilst also providing a contemporary twist to traditional single storey living. The property is positioned within a substantial, private plot of approximately half an acre and is located within the highly sought after cattle grid area of the New Forest National Park. Energy Performance Rating: B

This desirable home is situated in the rural hamlet of Linwood, located in the heart of the New Forest National Park, with direct access to thousands of acres of natural heath and woodland, ideal for walking, cycling and riding. The nearby popular 'Red Shoot Inn' offers its own brewery with special New Forest Ales on Tap.

Ringwood offers the best of all worlds. This old market town is positioned on the edge of the New Forest, yet is just ten minutes drive to the coast and also has easy access to the A31, with London, Southampton and Winchester in one direction and Bournemouth in the other.

It is an increasingly popular destination for home hunters. Best known as the home of Ringwood Brewery (inspiration for the current boom in microbreweries), it is undergoing a re-identification. The old cattle market has been transformed into a stylish shopping quarter with names such as Aga, Hobbs, Joules, Waitrose and Waterstones, and a programme of events that includes live music and farmers' markets. The adjacent high street has retained its character, with a traditional weekly market and a selection of independents, a new artisan bakery, and a variety of decent eateries such as Framptons and Noisy Lobster.

Families are attracted by the sense of community and highly regarded secondary school (its sixth form provision rated ‘outstanding' by Ofsted). There is a wide range of property from thatched cottages, through Victorian and Edwardian villas to tree-lined closes of homes built between the wars and every decade from mid-century onwards.

For the commuter, the cities of Salisbury and Southampton are easily reached via the A338 and the A31 and London is only 2 hours distant, via the M3. The larger shopping towns of Bournemouth (10 miles south) and Southampton (20 miles east), both with their airports are easily accessible.

Upon entering the tiled entrance hall, full height oak and glass panels ensure views directly onto the courtyard from two sides, whilst access is provided to a storage cupboard, guest cloakroom and to the impressive open-plan living area. This naturally light and airy, vaulted room combines kitchen, dining and sitting areas, whilst three pairs of French doors lead onto the front and side gardens and to the inner courtyard. The entire open-plan living area features attractive porcelain tiled flooring, with a modern cylindrical log burning stove installed in one corner and plenty of additional space for a sizeable dining table. Adjacent to this is the kitchen which centres upon an oil fired Rayburn (which provides hot water and central heating) and has been fitted with a range of painted wood cabinets under oak working surfaces, which incorporate a breakfast bar, white ceramic 1½ bowl sink, plus a range of integrated appliances including a fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and wine cooler. Additionally, there is a rear lobby providing access to the garden and to a large storage cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. From the kitchen access is provided through a small lobby/walk through dressing area to the dual aspect master bedroom suite which has the benefit of a beautifully fitted en-suite shower room with rain-head shower facility, and which enjoys views over the rear garden and inner courtyard. A naturally bright oak and glass panelled corridor leads around the inner courtyard to three further double bedrooms plus the family bathroom, which has been fitted with a modern white suite comprising bath with rain-head shower above, WC, rectangular wash hand basin on a vanity unit with built-in cupboards over and a heated towel rail.

Outside, the property is accessed along a quiet country lane via a wooden five bar gate which opens onto an extensive gravelled driveway, which provides parking and turning facilities and leads to an attractive oak framed double carport with an adjacent workshop, with power and lighting. The garden is totally enclosed by mature hedging and fencing, with areas of lawn interspersed with apple and oak trees, with several raised vegetable beds and attractively paved terraces to three sides of the property.

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