Blashford, Ringwood, BH24 3PA

£695,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A most delightful four/five bedroom detached period cottage full of character and charm nestled within the Avon Valley in the small rural hamlet of Blashford. Blashford is approximately one mile from the historic market town of Ringwood and offers an excellent range of educational, leisure and retail facilities together with a selection of restaurants and cafes. The area offers easy access to commuter routes with the A31 to Southampton, Winchester and London and the A338 to Bournemouth and Poole. There are also mainline train stations and international airports at Bournemouth and Southampton. The beautiful New Forest is right on your door step and the sandy beaches at Bournemouth are also within easy reach.

Backing onto open farmland the property has been extended over the years and by the current owners in 2015. The accommodation retains many characterful features and offers versatile living space ideal for multi generation families. The ambiance is set with a lovely oak front door opening into the spacious reception hall which has a beamed ceiling, an original inglenook fireplace inset with a multi fuel log burner and antique pan handle and provides access into the two reception rooms which have wonderful views over the gardens and . The triple aspect sitting room is light and bright and the family room which has en-suite shower room to the side could easily be utilised as a ground floor bedroom. The farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room is quite substantial and has a range of bespoke painted wood kitchen units, butlers sink, space for a range master style cooker, complimenting tiled flooring, ample space a for table and chairs and French doors opening onto the sun terrace and overlooking the gardens. A separate utility/boot room provides space and plumbing for laundry appliances, access to the ground floor cloakroom and a stable door opening onto the gardens.

An oak staircase rises to the first floor landing which provides access to the four bedrooms all of which are serviced by the traditional family bathroom

The cottage is approached via a sweeping tarmac drive which provides extensive off road parking. A five bar gate opens onto a shingle driveway which leads to the large detached timber barn (constructed by Holmsley Mill in 2013) The barn benefits from a sheltered garage facility for two cars with direct access to the mains power within, a separate LPG fired heating/water system, ground floor shower room, a large first floor home office working facility which has full amenities including heating, electrics and excellent access to networked broadband/Wi-Fi and terrestrial TV facilities. The wrap around secluded gardens are a real attribute to the cottage and are predominately laid to lawn with a vast array of trees and shrubs, a paved sun terrace to the rear of the cottage an ideal area for al fresco dining and entertaining all enjoying wonderful far reaching views over meadows and farmland.

NOTES: An additional rented area of garden at £250 per annum provides a screened a play area. We understand that the cottage was re-thatched in 2015. Services: Electric and water, private drainage, oil heating and water.

Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the stunning location and immense character.

COUNCIL TAX BAND: F ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATING: E

AERIALVIEW ONE: The heating system, mains and appliances have not been tested by Hearnes Estate Agents. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and do not form part of the contract.

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Hearnes - Ringwood

52-54 High Street, Ringwood, Hampshire

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