Ad ID: 431648
Added: December 10, 2018
Sale Price: £1195000
Location: Burley Street, Burley, Ringwood BH24
- Significantly reduced price
- No Forward Chain
- Direct Forest Access
- Potential for improvement
- Close to commuter routes
- Ideal family home (possible dual living)
- Large garden and paddock
- Stableblock and garaging
Offering enormous potential and nestling on the edge of both open forest and this highly sought after village, Castle Hill House offers huge flexibility of accommodation. Whilst boasting extensive and comfortable living space as it stands, the property could benefit from a program of modernisation and also offers great potential for dual living. With six bedrooms, up to six reception rooms, stables, garaging and about 1.25 acres of gardens and paddock (with direct forest access), yet within close proximity of major commuter routes, this wonderful character property represents an excellent opportunity to own a substantial home within the New Forest National Park. Energy Efficiency Rating E:
Castle Hill House lies about a mile from the centre of, arguably, one of the most beautiful and sought after villages in The New Forest, ideally situated to make full use of all the wonderful facilities the Forest has to offer. Whether it be sailing at nearby Lymington (12 miles) or golf at one of the many courses in the area including nearby Burley and Brockenhurst with its mainline railway station (8 miles, Waterloo 90 minutes) The market town of Ringwood is but a short drive away (5 miles). The larger shopping towns of Southampton (20 miles) to the east and Bournemouth (16 miles) to the west, both with their airports, are easily accessible.
Castle Hill House benefits from a picturesque setting on the edge of the open Forest with some of the New Forest’s loveliest heathland views on your doorstep. It is also close to the amenities of Burley, a honey pot New Forest village and yet it is only a couple of minutes’ drive to Picket Post on the A31. The location is ideal for those looking for the New Forest lifestyle while requiring easy access to road networks towards Southampton and London in one direction and Ringwood, Bournemouth and Poole in the other. The area has a reputation for good local schools: Burley Primary School is an idyllic village school which attracts parents to the area while the bus for Ringwood School runs past the property.
The property has been carefully extended over the years, and retains many original features. The current owners have configured the accommodation for their own needs providing two very distinct living areas for two generations of the family.
The original part of the house provides a large reception hall with a cloakroom and rear porch. The reception hall leads through to the kitchen/dining room, with a gas fired Aga and a fully fitted kitchen, and access to a utility room and a side door. From the dining area, a door leads through to the sitting room with a bay window and French style doors to the rear gardens. On the first floor are four double bedrooms, two of which benefit from en suite bathroom facilities with a separate shower room serving the other two bedrooms. It should be pointed out that all principal rooms in the house benefit from a lovely outlook over the grounds to the rear. This outlook is south facing and enjoys sun throughout the day.
Beyond the reception hall access is gained to an additional family room and in turn to the more recently constructed part of the property which further provides, on the ground floor, a large kitchen/utility room, cloakroom, boot room with porch and side door and a study/bedroom seven if required. On the first floor are two further bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside, the property is approached via an area of Forest track providing parking and turning and leading to both a pedestrian access gate and to an electrically operated vehicular access gate, which in turn leads to the side driveway and garage beyond.
The double garage has an electrically operated up and over door, cloakroom and an interior staircase leading to a games room/office. Immediately to the rear of the house is an area of patio leading to a lawn, which incorporates an ornamental pond, a quite beautiful mature magnolia tree and areas of mature plant and shrub borders. The garden enjoys beautiful views over the paddock land beyond. To the other side of the house is a delightful area of natural garden with numerous plant and flower borders and access to the stable complex which incorporates two block stables, a large enclosed barn and separate tack room. Access can be gained from the yard to the main paddock which is enclosed by post and rail fencing. In the far corner of the paddock is a five bar gate allowing access directly on to the Forest for riding/walking.
Agent’s Note: An additional one acre paddock, situated on the other side of the road to the house, could be available by separate negotiation.