Rockford, Ringwood, BH24

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Rockford Farm is a lovingly restored Grade II period farmhouse, situated in a stunning rural location with far reaching views of this beautiful area of the New Forest. Located near to the charming market town of Ringwood, this desirable home dates back to medieval times and was even mentioned in the Doomsday book. Originally owned and used as a successful dairy farm by the Somerley Estate, the house was redeveloped during the Georgian period with a later extension during the late nineteenth century. The house today has been sympathetically restored by the current owners and the interior is a perfect blend of country living and modern day conveniences, with all the charm you would expect from a property of this stature. The grounds amount to approximately 10 acres and comprise substantial outbuildings, including a large annexe converted from a livestock building into a magnificent open-plan space, which provides additional accommodation to the main house and is currently utilised as a successful B&B.

The property is located in the highly sought after and picturesque New Forest location of Rockford Common, within the New Forest National Park. This beautiful semi-rural location offers thousands of acres of heath and woodland for a variety of outdoor pursuits, particularly bike and horse riding. There is a popular country pub in nearby Rockford and convenient access to excellent private and state schools. Ringwood town centre is nearby, offering an excellent range of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants as well as two well-known supermarkets and two leisure centres.

Locally, there are two of England's finest golf courses (Ferndown and Remedy Oak) and access to Yachting and Boating quays (Lymington). Southampton Airport Parkway Railway Station is easily accessible via A31/M27 and provides access to Waterloo within 1 hour. Bournemouth International Airport is conveniently located just 10 miles south of the property.

- Characterful front path leading to a impressive tiled entrance porch providing front access to the house via an original farmhouse door

- A large and impressive primary living room featuring the original inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove

- Separate snug comprising a brick fireplace with recessed shelves and built-in cupboards either side, and featuring a window seat

- Farmhouse style kitchen comprising a large island unit, space for a variety of appliances and beautiful flagstone floors, which continues through to;

- A bright and spacious split level, triple aspect sitting/dining room with space for a large dining room table and providing a glorious outlook over the front lawns and garden

- Large boot room with brick floors and adjacent cloakroom enclosing the main farmhouse's floor mounted oil boiler

- Four impressive bright and airy double bedrooms, two with built in wardrobes and all of which offering impressive views over the surrounding farm land and wild flower fields

- An impressive 20' master bedroom, once known to have been the original cheese loft to the farmhouse, with the original door still a key feature of the room which once again offers double aspect with views to either side

- The master suite has it's own dressing room and separate staircase down to the kitchen as well as a superbly appointed bathroom with a roll top bath provides views down the land towards Spinnaker Lake

- A further family bathroom to serve the remaining bedrooms

The Barn:

- Converted from an original livestock outbuilding and sympathetically renovated

- Comprising an impressive open-plan living/dining room/bedroom with woodburning stove, separate kitchen and wet room

- Modern concrete floors benefiting from underfloor heating throughout

- Ideal for additional accommodation to the house or as a large office/games room. (Currently used as a holiday let)

- We still believe there to be further potential to create additional ancillary accommodation via further transformation of the cart house and granary, STPP and the related listed buildings consents

Ideally located along a quiet lane, the property is accessed through a gate to a drive and parking forecourt. The extensive grounds amount to approximately 10 acres, consisting of sweeping gardens and paddocks and numerous outbuildings including a barn, stable, garage and granary. The front garden is partly walled, with a graveled courtyard to the side of the house. The remainder of the gardens are nicely laid to lawn, with a patio for outside entertaining, which lead into a small wooded copse. The paddocks are divided into three and are accessed by a five bar gate. Large areas of the fields have been planted with native wildflowers and there are two ponds (one seasonal) creating a wildlife haven for rare species including Great Crested Newts. The property further benefits from Rights of Common and the potential for equestrian use.

01425 837708

Spencers of the New Forest - Ringwood

42 High Street, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1AG

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