Hightown House is a stunning country family home nestled in the New Forest National Park, but just on the outskirts of Ringwood.
This beautifully presented and spacious property offers extremely versatile accommodation for a large family, including a self-contained Guest Cottage. There is also an extensive range of outbuildings and equestrian facilities with approx. 10 acres of land and stables, workshop, landcaped gardens, a double garage and a tennis court.
Situated in a peaceful and very private ten acre plot, not overlooked, but only two miles from Ringwood town centre, this outstanding six bedroom residence offers approximately 5500 square feet of accommodation, set over two floors. It has been beautifully refurbished and extended to an exceptional standard over the past few years, whilst the original house is believed to have been constructed in the 1930’s.
Most of the principal rooms have a South Westerly aspect. The stunning landscaped grounds slope majestically away from the house, with far reaching views as far as Bournemouth. The owners have mentioned that on a clear night one can even enjoy the Bournemouth summer fireworks!
The property includes in the grounds a detached cottage, known as ‘’The Nutshell", which is approximately 835 square feet and has two en-suite bedrooms. This would work perfectly as an annexe, accommodation for staff or games room.
In addition, there are several outbuildings which includes a double garage with an office above, a double bay workshop, large stable blocks and tack rooms, barn and Tennis court.
Also of note, is the beautiful sweeping driveway which approaches the property. The remote controlled electronic gates provide a grand entrance to this secluded and private home, whilst the grounds to the front and to the rear, have been beautifully landscaped and maintained.
The Main House
. 6 large bedrooms, 4 en-suites, family bathroom
. Approx. 5,500 sq ft of beautifully presented accommodation
. 2 master bedrooms with luxury en-suites
. Designer bathrooms: Villeroy and Boch bathrooms/Daryl showers
. Under floor heating
. Bespoke oak framed German kitchen and Quartz worktops
. Solid oak flooring to living area
. Extensive range of fitted appliances; high quality brands: Bosch, Miele & Neff
. Glass double sided ‘fire belly’ wood burning stove to the open plan kitchen area
. Bose integrated lifestyle 48 audio sound system; ceiling speakers & remote controls
in many rooms and in the Breeze House
. Vaulted Oak entrance hallway
. Colour video alarm and entry system
. Limestone tiles
. Solid handmade oak feature double staircase to stunning galleried landing
. Homewood log burner in ‘Acquisition’ fireplace in lounge
. Quality carpets, solid oak doors, double glazed windows
. Double garage with Hormann wooden up and over electric doors
. Fitted bedroom furniture in five bedrooms in the house and the two bed rooms in Nutshell
. Fitted office furniture in the study
. Photovoltaic panels , solar hot water panels and immisun converter
Grounds & Gardens
. Remote controlled solid oak electric gates
. Large tarmac driveway
. Oak framed double garage with electric garage doors with office above
. 2 acres of beautifully landscaped mature gardens
. Large terraced patio
. Extensive drive to the house with street lamps
. Heated Breeze House with built in Bose sound system
. Tennis Court
. 4 Stables and tack rooms and large barn
. Double bay workshop with store room
. Private forest stream
. 8 acres of post and railed paddocks
. Secondary access to stables and land
The ‘’Nutshell’’ 2 Bedroom Cottage
. Approx. 835 sq ft of well-appointed living accommodation or gym/games rooms
. Oak framed features
. Exposed brick walls
. Oak doors & windows
. 2 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
. Ideal annexe or staff accommodation
. Vaulted ceiling
. Solar panels to roof elevation
. Large open plan area
. Neff & Bosch appliances
. Oak kitchen
. Granite worktops
. Under floor heating
The popular market town of Ringwood is two miles away and has much to offer in the way of amenities, including numerous country pubs & restaurants, boutique shops, a David Lloyd Health & Leisure Club and is host to much sought after educational establishments. The area borders The New Forest, giving access to acres of moor, heath and woodland offering a wide range of pursuits such as cycling, walking, riding & fishing. The A31 & A338 dual carriageways provide links to the sandy coastline of Bournemouth (8 miles south), Salisbury (18 miles north) & and the M27 for Southampton (18 miles east). National Express coaches make regular trips to London and all its airports. Trains from London to Southampton Parkway are just over an hour.