Lions Hill Way, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, BH24
£1,750,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A most appealing unlisted thatched cottage which requires some upgrading, but retains many original period features and offers tremendous opportunity for home and income. This property is set in 17 acres of paddocks, woodland and gardens with nearby access to the Ringwood forest (via the Castleman Trailway). This traditional cob cottage dates back to around 1780 and benefits from numerous substantial outbuildings, which also includes five rental units providing an opportunity for home and income.

Little Lions Farm is situated along a quiet lane which is just off the Horton Road. This attractive semi-rural area is nearby to Moors Valley Country Park which offers many acres of natural heath and woodland. There is excellent riding nearby without any road work and Lions Hill leads to the nearby Horton Heath which offers thousands of acres of good riding country. The market town of Ringwood is about three miles away and has a comprehensive range of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. There is excellent local state and private schools at Ringwood, Wimborne and nearby Fordingbridge. For commuting the A31 is easily accessed, giving direct routes to Bournemouth (8 miles), Southampton (18 miles), Salisbury (18 miles). London is only a two hour drive via the M27 and M3. Bournemouth International Airport at Chapel Gate gives direct flights to many European cities.

THE PROPERTY:

- Attractive L shaped entrance hall leading to all the ground floor accommodation and ground floor cloakroom

- Stunning sitting room comprising a beautiful inglenook with woodburning stove and oak beamed ceilings

- Impressive dining room with quarry tiled floor, an inglenook with bread oven and woodburning stove

- Large kitchen/breakfast room fitted with range of base, wall and drawer units, featuring AGA and conventional oven

- Three first floor bedrooms and a generous sized, recently modernised family bathroom with four piece suite including a walk in shower

- Newly installed full fibre which provides very effective and fast Internet speeds, ideal for any business

OFFICES & OUTBUILDINGS:

-Outside, there are numerous outbuildings which include a range of recently renovated office rental units (some are currently let on a short term basis)

- Units have class R planning which allows a change of use from an agricultural building to flexible use, which includes Class A1, A2, A3, B1, B8, Class C1 and Class D2

- The current owners have improved and converted the office rental buildings, with four rental units comprising electric distribution, sewerage systems and new mains water

A gravel drive leads straight to this peaceful property with a five bar gate leading into the farmyard. The gardens surround the property with the main lawn to the rear of the property which is adjacent to the paddocks. The grounds and gardens also consist of individual trees including some fruit trees such as apple and walnut, a natural wildlife pond, ground covering plants, a raised gravel terrace and a summer house, currently used as home office. A path close by leads to the beautiful woodland gardens which are a stunning feature of this desirable home, with the added benefit of nearby access to the Castleman Trailway which leads to the Ringwood forest.

01425 837708

Spencers of the New Forest - Ringwood

42 High Street, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1AG

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