A SUBSTANTIAL DETACHED THATCHED RESIDENCE OFFERING ANNEXE FACILITIES, PLUS A VARIETY OF RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL OPTIONS, SITUATED IN A PROMINENT LOCATION & WITHIN LANDSCAPED GROUNDS TOTALING HALF AN ACRE, WITH NUMEROUS OUTBUILDINGS, SWIMMING POOL & PARKING.
Summary of Accommodation:
* RECEPTION HALL * SITTING ROOM * DRAWING ROOM * DINING ROOM * OPEN PLAN FARMHOUSE STYLE KITCHEN * TWO BEDROOMS WITH EN-SUITE WET ROOMS ON THE GROUND FLOOR * THREE ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS * PLUS SHOWER ROOM & SEPARATE BATHROOM ON FIRST FLOOR * IN ADDITION TO TWO LARGE BALCONIES * NUMEROUS OUTBUILDINGS INCLUDING 'TUSCAN STYLE' STONE OPEN FRONTED DINING/SEATING AREA WITH AN ADJOINING CHANGING ROOM & TURRET SHOWER ROOM * SEPARATE STUDIO/OFFICE * TIMBER WORKSHOP/STABLES & STORAGE * ORIGINAL GARAGE WITH ADDITIONAL STORAGE PLUS AMPLE OFF ROAD PARKING & PLANNING TO COMPLETE AN ADDITIONAL ANCILLARY STORE/STUDIO *
DESCRIPTION & CONSTRUCTION:
Willow Thatch was originally built in the 1930's & has, over the past 20 years (during the current owners residency), been the subject of substantial enlargement & enhancement to provide a property offering numerous possibilities both in terms of residential & commercial options. The property benefits from three main reception rooms, five bedrooms, three shower rooms & a family bathroom. There are numerous outbuildings including one area, which is yet to be completed, (which has planning permission to convert into an additional studio/office). The owners have paid particular attention to the landscaping of the gardens, which total 0.459 of an acre. These gardens include a heated swimming pool, a delightful 'Tuscan style' open fronted stone dining/ seating area, with an adjoining circular turret style shower room & adjoining changing rooms.
AGENTS NOTE: IN OUR OPINION, TO FULLY APPRECIATE THE SIZE, VERSATILITY & ATTRIBUTES OF THIS IMPRESSIVE PROPERTY, A VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
NO ONWARD CHAIN
Willow Thatch is set on the eastern side of the Salisbury Road, immediately past the site of the New Forest Farm Machinery complex, accessed directly from the Salisbury Road (offering tremendous options if you are seeking a property convenient to Ringwood town, yet visible in terms of either commercial or residential possibilities). The market town of Ringwood offers a weekly street market, in addition to comprehensive shopping, leisure & educational facilities. The A31 & A338 provide transportational links to Bournemouth 12 miles, Southampton 16 miles & Salisbury 18 miles. The open New Forest is within three quarters of a mile distant.
From Ringwood, leave in a northerly direction along the A338 Salisbury Road towards Fordingbridge. After approximately one miles, take the immediate turning left past the New Forest Farm Machinery building, whereupon the entrance to Willow Thatch is immediately accessible.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:
THATCHED RECESSED INTEGRAL ENTRANCE PORCH, OAK FRONT DOOR TO:
RECEPTION HALL: Aspect to the east. Double glazed window overlooking driveway & front garden, Indian flag stone floor. Exposed beam ceiling. smoke detector. Storage cupboard under stairs.
FROM THE RECEPTION HALL, DOOR TO:
DRAWING ROOM: 15'1" x 19'9" (4.6m x 6.02m). Dual aspect to the north & east. Double glazed feature bow window overlooking front garden & driveway. Exposed beamed ceiling. Red brick fireplace with quarry tiled mantel. Security sensor. Ceiling light point. T.V. aerial point. Radiators.
FROM THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE DRAWING ROOM THERE IS AN OPEN TREAD RETURN FLIGHT STAIRCASE TO FIRST FLOOR (TO BE DESCRIBED LATER)
FROM THE DRAWING ROOM, STABLE DOOR TO:
BEDROOM 5: 10'6" x 8'8" (3.2m x 2.64m). Aspect to the west. Double opening multi-panelled glazed doors to rear patio & gardens, radiator. Door to:
WET ROOM: Aspect to the north east. Attractive ceramic tiled walls & contrasting mosaic tiled floor. Fitted shower. Close coupled low level w.c. Pedestal wash basin. Chrome vertical heated towel rail.
FROM THE RECEPTION HALL, STABLE DOOR TO:
SITTING ROOM: 17' x 12' (5.18m x 3.66m). Dual aspect to the south & east. Double glazed bow window on the eastern elevation overlooking driveway & front garden. Attractive exposed brick fireplace & chimney breast with quarry tiled half & mantel set in an inglenook style recess, beamed mantel & display shelf at eye level, timber beamed ceiling. Two radiators. Double opening multi-panel double glazed doors on the southern elevation leading to:
INTEGRAL THATCHED LOGGIA: Brick paved side patio & gardens beyond.
FROM THE SITTING ROOM, DOOR LEADS TO:
KITCHEN: 19'11" x 13'4" (6.07m x 4.06m). Dual aspect to the south & west with double opening multi-panel glazed casement doors on the western elevation providing access to main brick paviour patio & gardens beyond. Comprehensive range of custom built kitchen units comprising black granite work tops with inset dual bowl, white enamel 'Belfast' sink with h & c mixer plus contrasting timber bespoke cupboards. Large recess for range. Attractive Indian flagstone floor, in contrast to the exposed brick & beamed inglenook fireplace with fitted multi-fuel burner, providing supplementary heat to the central heating system. Numerous ceiling light points & wall light points.
FROM THE KITCHEN AREA, THERE IS AN INTEGRAL RECESSED UTILITY AREA: With additional built-in store cupboards. Flag stone floor. Radiator. Return door to thatched integral loggia. A wide open way gives access from the kitchen into the:
DINING ROOM: 25'1" x 11'6" (7.65m x 3.51m). Aspect to the west with double opening double glazed doors onto rear brick paved patio. Indian flag stone floor. Feature wood burner (for decorative purposes only). Built-in full height boiler cupboard incorporating gas fired boiler supplying domestic hot water & radiators.To the other side of the chimney there is a double built-in cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder. Within the dining area there are numerous down lights plus timber panel walls to half height. Large storage cupboard under stairs, plus stable door giving access to:
BEDROOM 4: 10'6" x 9'1" (3.2m x 2.77m). Aspect to the west. Double opening multi-panelled double glazed casement doors providing view & access onto brick paved patio. Door to:
SECOND GROUND FLOOR WET ROOM: Tiled walls & floors complementing the white suite comprising shower unit, close coupled low level w.c. Pedestal wash basin. Chrome vertical heated towel rail & extractor fan.
FROM THE MAIN RECEPTION HALL, RETURN FLIGHT STAIRCASE WITH SPLIT LANDING, WHICH IN TURN GIVES ACCESS TO:
MAIN LANDING: 12'3" x 11'6" (3.73m x 3.51m). Dual aspect to the north & south. Double opening multi-panelled glazed doors on both aspects giving access to independent balconies. Within the main landing there is a hatch to substantial loft area. Timber panelled walls to half height. Radiator. T.V. aerial point. Security sensor. Three wall light points.
The balcony on the southern side enjoys dimensions of 16'8" x 12' (5.08m x 3.66m) & the northern balcony 14'8" x 13'1" (4.47m x 3.99m). The southern balcony provides extensive views across the formal gardens to the rear, whilst the northern boundary overlooks the rear enclosed patio area.
FROM THE LANDING, DOOR TO:
BEDROOM 1: 13'4" (4.06m) maximum x 12'1" (3.68m). Aspect to the east. Double glazed window overlooking front garden & driveway. Without loss of measurement to the room, two pairs of double built-in wardrobes, additional half height storage cupboard, plus door which in turn could give access to the main bathroom. Within this bedroom, there is timber beamed ceiling, plus radiator.
FROM THE MAIN LANDING, DOOR TO:
BEDROOM 3: 11'8" x 9'8" (3.56m x 2.95m). Aspect to the west. Double glazed window overlooking rear patio. Radiator. Built-in book shelf.
FROM THE MAIN LANDING, DOOR TO:
FAMILY BATHROOM: 8'7" x 8'3" (2.62m x 2.51m). Aspect to the east. Double glazed window overlooking front garden & driveway. Tiled walls in contrast to the white suite comprising close coupled low level w.c. Panelled bath with twin hand grips with h & c mixer, hand shower attachment. Dual oval wash basin with h & c mixer taps, set in custom built timber vanitory unit with display counter & open fronted storage recess beneath. Strip light & shaver point. Vertical heated towel rail. Return door access into principal bedroom. Recessed down lights.
FROM THE MAIN LANDING, DOOR TO:
INNER LANDING: Aspect to the west. This landing can also be accessed from the drawing room, independently via the secondary staircase & gives access to:
BEDROOM 2: 12'6" x 11' (3.81m x 3.35m). Aspect to the east. Double glazed picture window overlooking front garden & driveway. Timber beamed ceiling. Radiator. Steps down into:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Walk-in shower cubicle with fitted shower unit. Pedestal wash basin. Close coupled low level w.c. Sloping ceiling.
The property is approached from the Salisbury Road across a tarmacadam driveway which in turn provides access to a substantial gravel driveway, located on the eastern side of the property with ample parking & turning for numerous vehicles.
The outbuildings in front of the property include a DOUBLE GARAGE: 17'8" x 16' (5.38m x 4.88m). Plus a SINGLE GARAGE: 13'9" x 9'5" (4.19m x 2.87m). which has an open way to into a large semi-circular storage area. An area on the eastern side of the property has planning permission to convert into an additional garage/workshop. AGENTS NOTE: A concrete base & walls on three sides have already been erected & will require completion by the future owner.
The gardens total 0.459 of an acre,offering immense maturity & privacy. The present owners have spent many years landscaping the gardens to a particularly high specification.
Immediately to the rear of the property there is a substantial brick paviour patio, which in turn gives access to an unique Tuscan style open fronted seating/dining area: 13'9" x 7'8" (4.19m x 2.34m) with substantial chimney & fireplace facility plus stone floor, pantile roof & exposed timber rafters. There is also plus a circular shower room facility: 5'2" x 5'10" (1.57m x 1.78m), which incorporates a shower, toilet & wash basin, plus an additional changing room. Steps from this area, lead to an upper level of lawn, with inset heated swimming pool & patio area, with an adjoining outhouse housing the pump, filtration & heat exchanger.
Adjoining this area there are 3 original timber stables/workshops measuring: 9'11" x 9'9" (3.02m x 2.97m), 9'11" x 9'10" (3.02m x 3m) & 9'11" x 10'1" (3.02m x 3.07m) Plus a larger workshop & stable: 8'7" x 12'7" (2.62m x 3.84m) with an open fronted store 9'1" x 12'7" (2.77m x 3.84m). Within this area there is a brick paviour yard/hard standing area, which is accessed via large wide double opening timber gates.
A meandering brick paviour footpath gives access to a substantial ornamental fish pond, with an adjoining timber store housing the filtration unit & pump. This area is also independently accessed from the sitting room into a secondary area of garden, which can also be accessed directly from the front driveway, where there is a timber STUDIO/OFFICE: L-shape design having maximum measurements of 18'11" x 15' (5.77m x4.57m). The property also has the benefit of external lighting, water tap & backs onto a brook at the lower end of the gardenwhich is approximately 7' (2.13m) lower than the existing garden level. Within the gardens there are an immense number of shrubs, trees & bushes, including willow, wisteria, fruit trees, laurel, mature Indian Bean tree, silk tree,black walnut tree & whitebeam tree.
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