Shobley, Ringwood, Hampshire
Fine & Country New Forest are delighted to introduce Shobley House. A six bedroom Victorian/Edwardian detached country home set in approx. 3 acres, located in the New Forest village of Shobley.Coming to the market for the first time in 39 years, Shobley House is situated off a country lane approximately 2 miles east of the market town of Ringwood. The property has direct access to The New Forest, making it the ideal home for riding, walking and cycling.
The house is set in a traditional heritage garden with sweeping lawns, formal gardens and fruit trees and a large vegetable plot, all complemented by its own natural woodland.
On entering the property, you are greeted by a generous Reception Hall. There is a centre piece period style fireplace with electric fire, prominent art deco style glazed window with shutters, and a window seat with an under storage cupboard. This hall leads on through to the spectacular Drawing Room which has an American oak floor and period windows. The half glazed door leads out onto a large covered veranda and attractive crazy paved Portland stone patio which overlooks the sweeping garden lawns.
Continuing back out to the reception hall, the Living Room comprises a centre piece log burner fire place and American oak flooring. This then leads onto the conservatory which features double French doors giving direct access onto the rear patio and lawn. The conservatory provides yet another area for dining and relaxation.
The spacious Dining room is beautifully presented with period doors which also has access onto the rear patio and garden.
A short hallway with a cloaks/wet room off, then leads to the kitchen, which has modern units with an Aga and breakfast area. The kitchen features bespoke Italian tiling throughout and has granite work tops, light oak kitchen units and a range of eye level fitted cupboards. A rear lobby leads to a larder, boot room area and a utility room and a door to the rear garden.
A staircase leads up from the reception hall to a first floor landing and the main bedroom suite with matching built in wardrobes and a separate dressing room and en suite bathroom.
There are four further bedrooms and two family bathrooms, one with a steamer shower cabinet.
A second staircase leads up to the second floor where there is a sixth bedroom and attic storage.
The property is approached from a country lane via double electric gates. The sweeping gravel driveway leads to a detached double garage with a pair of electric doors and an adjoining workshop.
There is also a detached self-contained annex located between the double garage and the main house, which is currently used as an office and visitor accommodation.
The grounds extend to approx. 3 acres and are made up of formal landscaped gardens and a natural woodland area. There is a range of fruit and mature trees and even a shingled path leading to a bluebell wood which is prominent in early Spring. There is a stunning mature eucalyptus tree, Camellias, Oak trees and mature shrubs.
There is also a large well stocked wild garden area with pathways allowing access to walk around a wide variety of flowering plants, bushes and wild flowers as well as a vegetable garden supported by a greenhouse and outbuilding for garden machinery.
Ringwood is a popular location as it offers the perfect blend of country living whilst being only 11 miles from the local beaches and benefiting from the excellent road links via the A31 to London, Winchester or Bournemouth in the opposite direction. European and international flights are offered from Bournemouth and Southampton Airports.
Ports at Poole and Portsmouth provide links to France and the Channel Islands.
Ringwood is well known as home of the Ringwood Brewery, as well as the old cattle market which has been transformed into a stylish shopping quarter featuring names such as Aga, Hobbs, Joules, Waitrose and Waterstones whilst also hosting a programme of events, including live music and farmers markets. The high street has retained its character, holding a weekly market and being home to a new artisan bakery and a variety of decent eateries. Families are attracted by the sense of community and the highly regarded secondary school.
The larger town of Bournemouth is approx. 13 miles away and offers a wide range of shops and eateries as well as main line train station to London Waterloo and an airport with a range of domestic and international flights.