Harbridge Court, Somerley, Ringwood, BH24

£750,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
An elegant Grade II listed Georgian residence set in stunning formal gardens within the private country estate of Harbridge Court, across the road from the Somerley Estate. This individual home comprises many character features including high ceilings, sash windows and flagstone floors and offers impressive accommodation throughout – in particular a superb drawing rooms and lower ground floor with “Barrel vaulted” ceiling. The building was designed by the architect Samuel Wyatt in 1790, as part of the commission to build Somerley House.Energy Performance Rating: Not required

The property is most pleasantly positioned within sought after Harbridge Court, adjacent to the Ringwood Forest. Harbridge Court was developed as a model farm dating back to 1790 and was part of the original Somerley Estate, sold and redeveloped into its present format. Surrounded by farmland and countryside, with beautiful views, yet conveniently located between the quaint town of Fordingbridge and larger market town of Ringwood; encompassing a delightful range of shops, cafes, restaurants and leisure facilities. The beautiful Ringwood Forest, which incorporates Moors Valley Country Park and golf course, providing acres of heath and woodland for a wide range of outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling and horse riding.

The popular and historic market town of Ringwood is approximately 3.5 miles distant, positioned on the western edge of the New Forest, with easy access to the beautiful south coast. Offering an excellent range of independent and high street shops, cafes, restaurants and leisure facilities.

For the commuter, the nearby A338 provides links to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth (approx. 10 miles south), Salisbury (approximately 18 miles north) and Southampton (approx. 20 miles east via the A31/M27). The M27 and M3 give access to London, which is approximately a two hours' drive. There are national airports and mainline railway stations at both Bournemouth and Southampton, and regular National Express coaches depart from Ringwood to London Victoria.

The impressive entrance hall features attractive Bath stone flagstone flooring with underfloor heating, which continues through to the kitchen and inner hall. The hall gives access to a cloakroom with WC, with an attractive staircase leading to the first floor accommodation, and further stairs to the lower ground floor. The impressive drawing room has tall and elegant ceilings with a beautiful sash window overlooking the stunning sunken Italian gardens. This room also features a beautiful fireplace with a stone surround. The separate dining room, which also benefits from a view of the gardens, has a fireplace housing a woodburning stove and French doors opening onto the terrace. The large kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of bespoke units with high quality pre-formed granite worktops over. integrated appliances include an electric induction hob, double oven and a dishwasher and also features a beautiful fireplace with an ornate marble surround. A separate utility area offers additional space and plumbing for a fridge/freezer and dishwasher, and a floor to ceiling storage cupboard. The bright and airy part galleried landing leads to three first floor bedrooms; the master bedroom suite comprising a vaulted ceiling with exposed oak timbers and a marble fireplace with woodburning stove. Adjacent is the en-suite shower room with a three piece suite. There are two further bedrooms, each with feature fireplaces, and they have use of the adjacent family bathroom which includes a rolled edged bath. From the ground floor, stairs lead down to an extensive lower ground floor room with an original exposed brickwork “Barrel vaulted” ceiling. This remarkable room could ideally be used as additional living space, a cinema room or gymnasium. Also on this floor is an additional storage room/cellar – perfect for the storage of wine.

The property is approached through electric gates into a large communal courtyard, accessed by entry phone system, which leads to a parking forecourt offering ample space for parking, and leading to a double garage with extensive boarded roof space. There is a small private terrace adjacent to the rear of the property with space for patio furniture, enclosed by established hedging. A gate from here gives access to the magnificent formal Italian shared gardens; the centre piece of this stunning home.

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