Linwood, Ringwood, Hampshire

Guide Price: £2,750,000
  • Direct Access to The New Forest
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Outbuildings
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Set in 12.12acres
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Stunning Views

Description:

Approached via a gated tree lined driveway, The Spinney is the picture perfect, countryside retreat providing privacy and luxury amenities a plenty. Set in approx 12.12acres, this idyllic, thatched home benefits from a heated outdoor pool; full size, hard tennis court; stables; gym and direct forest access

Upon entering the immaculate garden, the flora and fauna aroma immediately greets you with lavender and roses in bountiful measures. Great care has been taken to ensure the shrubs and greenery compliment the surrounding countryside providing a haven for wildlife. As you weave through this soporific oasis, a wood chip path leads you into the cool, wooded area until you reach the full size tennis court. Beyond here, an enviable ‘stable’ block has been masterfully designed to provide an oversized double garage; two stables with groom’s kitchen area and WC; covered yard area with watercourse drainage and a generous annex, complete with luxury shower room and two further rooms, currently used as a gym.

Nestled in the centre of the plot, the thatched residence further portrays countryside living at is best. Three entrances, two at the rear, one at the front, provide access at ground level. The front door leads into a spacious, wood flooring hallway with convenient WC adjacent to the staircase. To the left, open plan dining and relaxed seating area envelopes the rustic, shaker style kitchen, complete with aga, electric oven, tall fridge, dishwasher and double butler sink. Double doors off the seating area open into a light and spacious conservatory, benefitting from ceiling blinds and dual aspect patio doors with direct access to the garden.

Leading out of the kitchen a useful lobby provides storage for outdoor kit as well as a double fridge freezer. Beyond here, a well-equipped utility room, housing a single butler sink, boiler and washing machine provide the ideal setup to leave all those muddy paraphernalia at the back stable-door which lies adjacent to this.

Returning to the entrance hall, a large, comfortable reception room leads from the right as you enter the home. The central, working log fireplace with wood panelled surround mantelpiece, provides the perfect ambiance to relax after a refreshing day outside. The current owners have used the area behind the fireplace to accommodate a desk which has the advantage of dual aspect windows and a restful window seat. The second back door is located off this room.

The oak staircase, replete with natural light through the double height window on the half landing, leads upstairs to a bright, carpeted landing; four good size bedrooms; family bathroom with double shower and bath; and airing cupboard. The principal bedroom with dual aspect windows, provides a comprehensive wardrobe area and large, ensuite bathroom. The fourth bedroom contains a neat wooden staircase leading into the roof area where additional sleeping arrangements can be found alongside eaves storage.
Throughout the property, attention to detail is evident with the use of natural materials in the form of cast iron radiators, double glazed wooden windows, wooden or tiled flooring and of course, the thatched roof.

Ample parking opportunities exist, to the rear and side of the home as well as within the ‘stable block’. Total acreage is approximately 12.12, split between garden and immediately surrounding fields. Wild deer, rabbits and new forest ponies can be seen on a regular basis which all add to harmonious living in a rural sanctuary.
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