A delightful CHARACTER PROPERTY with extensive accommodation, situated within the HEART OF THE NEW FOREST. The property enjoys a beautiful outlook over well-maintained, SOUTH FACING GARDENS. NO FORWARD CHAIN.
A portico entrance porch provides access into the reception hall where there is a deep storage recess under the stairs and access to the cloakroom/WC.
The sitting room enjoys an aspect to the south through a large double-glazed picture window, which has an integral window seat and views over the stunning landscaped gardens. A red brick fireplace adds an inviting feature, with a brick hearth, beamed mantle and open grate. Open fronted display dressers with shelving and store cupboards are located on either side of the chimney breast. The dual aspect dining room looks out to the south and west with double opening multi-panelled doors to the conservatory.
The conservatory has a triple aspect to the south, east and west with surrounding views and access to the brick paviour patio and gardens beyond. The room is finished with a quarry tile floor and a double radiator allows use all year round.
The kitchen looks to the north through a double-glazed window and offers a comprehensive range of wall and base level units, with coordinating worktops and an integrated stainless-steel sink with a mono-block mixer tap. There is space for a dishwasher and refrigerator and integrated appliances include a NEFF twin set electric burner hob, a microwave combination oven, and an oil-fired Aga with twin hot plates and double oven. A door from here leads through to the large utility lobby, which in turn leads to the rear porch and attached double garage. The utility area provides plumbing for laundry appliances and is installed with a water softener. Included but not taking from the space, is a spacious walk-in utility store with light and shelving. The adjoining rear porch has a double-glazed door to the garden.
A return flight staircase rises to the galleried landing, where there is a hatch with fitted loft ladder to the insulated and partially boarded loft, offering plenty of storage space. In addition to this is a full height airing cupboard, with water cylinder, fitted immersion heater and shelving.
There are three bedrooms on the first floor. Bedrooms one and two are doubles, with both benefitting from built in wardrobes and wonderful views over the rear gardens. The second bedroom also enjoys a useful corner wash basin with vanity surround.
All three bedrooms are serviced by the shower room/WC, with fully tiled walls and coordinating white suite, comprising a low-level WC, pedestal wash basin and large walk in shower cubicle with Mira sport shower unit. Once being a bathroom, there is enough space to incorporate a bath if desired.
The Orchard is delightfully set within the heart of the New Forest National Park in the highly sought-after hamlet of Rockford and only three miles to the north of the market town of Ringwood, which offers a weekly street market, in addition to comprehensive shopping, leisure and educational facilities. Local facilities include, Moyles Court Private School and Hockeys Farm Shop, and two local country pubs. The open New Forest is immediately on the doorstep offering 92,000 acres of ancient woodland.
The gardens surround most of the property, predominantly on the southern and western elevations. Much of the garden has been laid to lawn with plenty of well stocked fruit trees, climbing roses and an area utilised to produce vegetables. A brick paviour patio spans the rear of the property and provides a lovely space to relax and dine on sun drenched days. There is a timber built shed, greenhouse and the boundaries are bordered with post and rail fencing on the southern elevation, which in turn overlooks the adjoining Moyles Court school sports field. To the western side there is established evergreen hedging and to the front there is generous off-road parking and access to the double garage.
The double garage has light, power and twin up and over doors, which are electrically operated.
The property has oil fired central heating, private drainage, mains water and electricity.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: F
All viewings should be by appointment only arranged through our Ringwood office: 23, High Street, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1AB, T: , E