St Leonards, Ringwood, Hampshire


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  • Bedrooms: 5
SUMMARY A substantial and extended detached family residence on a generous south-west facing mature garden approaching half an acre, offering in excess of 2600 sq ft of internal accommodation lending well to an extended family and suitable for a dual living arrangement, in a quiet avenue. Currently utilised as a four bedroom, five reception house including a master bedroom, dressing room and en-suite. The property consists of a large sitting room with a bespoke fireplace, dining room, large study, snug, pippy oak solid wood kitchen, separate breakfast room, ground floor shower room, three large first floor bedrooms, master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite, a spacious family bathroom and a double garage. The accommodation benefits from gas fired central heating, double glazing, parquet and oak engineered flooring.

SITUATION St Leonards is a small village adjacent to St Ives and Ashley Heath on the outskirts of the historic market town of Ringwood. The area offers easy access to commuter routes via the A31/M27 to London and the A338 to Bournemouth and Poole. Equally Ferndown and West Moors are closely accessible by car. Moors Valley Country Park is under 2 miles away offering fabulous country walks and an 18 hole golf course. Transport links include the coach service to London from Ringwood and the nearest train station is Bournemouth. Regular bus routes are close at hand to all major towns. The New Forest National Park is within a short drive as is the Jurassic Coastline with its fabulous and award winning sandy beaches.

ACCOMMODATION A traditional entrance hall with a large storage cupboard and doors to the kitchen and reception rooms. The main staircase leads to the first floor accommodation. The main receptions are on the rear of the property benefitting from views over the expansive rear garden. On the ground floor there is another double bedroom which is referred to as the snug, which has built in wardrobes. The study faces to the rear garden with double doors. The ground floor shower room is well fitted and modernised with a built in shower fitted with a large fixed rain head style shower head and inset shower mixer. There is a modern glass bowl wash hand basin mounted on a darkwood unit with monobloc tap and a close coupled WC with dual button flush, chrome ladder style towel rail and underfloor heated tiled floor. The dining room is a grand room with extensive views over the rear garden through double door casement windows and a further set of double doors lead into the impressive sitting room. The kitchen is located at the front of the property and spectacularly appointed with pippy solid oak units consisting of a range of base level cupboards housing a Rangemaster cooker with built in extractor hood and downlights. There is a built in Rangemaster dishwasher and a ceramic one-and-a-half bowl single drainer Villeroy and Boch sink unit. A selection of wall mounted units incorporate a plate rack and the window offers aspect to the front. From the kitchen there is an opening into the breakfast room, also fitted with pippy solid oak cupboards. From the breakfast room, there is a door to the garage which incorporates a utility area, and further double doors into the sitting room. Oak engineered flooring from the breakfast room extends through these double doors into the superb sized sitting room which gives access to a spiral staircase up to the first floor master bedroom suite. The sitting room has a built in fireplace recessed into the wall with a feature surround and tiled hearth. The sitting room is dual aspect and is blessed with plenty of natural light offering a full length of double glazed sliding doors onto the rear decking and garden and another set of double doors to the side, opening on to the patio.

The main staircase from the entrance hall leads up to the first floor landing. A large landing with a long section of storage cupboards with respective doors to the master suite and further three bedrooms and family bathroom. The main family bathroom has a corner bath with hand shower , pedestal wash hand basin and a close coupled WC. The windows from the bedrooms all offer a wonderful aspect to the rear and over the large garden with a Juliette Balcony from the master bedroom. The master bedroom is complemented by a large dressing room, easily adaptable to create another large first floor bedroom if needed and giving access to a three piece bathroom en-suite consisting of a long Jacuzzi bath, pedestal wash hand basin with surrounding cupboard and a WC. There is a spiral staircase leading down to the sitting room from the dressing room, which offers the versatility to adapt this area independently from the other first floor accommodation.

EXTERNALLY To the front of the property there is a lawn with flower and shrub beds on the borders and a wide shingled driveway providing access to the double garage. The frontage is well screened by high hedging and the garage has an electric powered up-and-over door. Within the garage there is a fitted worktop and base level cupboard with space and plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. There are hot and cold feed taps serving a raised shower tray and sink unit. There is power and light in the garage and a British Gas wall mounted combi-boiler. There is space for three cars in front of garage.

The private south-west facing rear garden is a fabulous feature to this property and extremely generous in size being mainly laid to a large level lawn. The main lawn is not overcrowded with trees and benefits from a mixture of large and small trees towards the boundaries, scattered amongst mature high hedging, giving a high level of privacy and seclusion. There is a good size patio and decked area immediately abutting the rear of the property and leading off the sitting and dining room doors allowing the perfect environment for outside dining. There is a fire pit, stocked fishpond and a greenhouse complementing the garden.

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