4 bedroom Detached House for sale: Ringwood Road, Avon, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

  • reception rooms 2
  • bedrooms 4
  • bathrooms 2
Reference: 37211_BSG200039

Key Features

  • Charming 4 bedroom thatched cottage
  • Integrated studio annexe and detached 1 bedroom bungalow
  • Excellent home with income potential
  • Ideal as a multi generational dwelling
  • 0.5 acre plot
  • Delightful views over the Avon Valley
  • No forward chain



Believed to date back to the early 18th Century, Willow Cottage is a delightful thatched residence offering a wealth of character and occupying a 0.5 acre plot with delightful gardens backing on to the Avon Valley SSSI, it has served various purposes over the years to include a B & B, village bakery and of course as a family home.

The cottage and grounds have been extensively modified and improved over the years, the cottage which was rethatched in March 2020 offers characterful family orientated accommodation to include 2 reception rooms and 4 bedrooms with many character features including inglenook fireplaces and exposed timber beams. There is an integrated and self contained studio flat/annexe and a double garage conversion facilitates a detached self contained 1 bedroom bungalow with a modern kitchen and wet room and, as such the property offers endless possibilities and would be perfect as a multi generational dwelling or as a home with income potential. Furthermore, the extensive plot which enjoys a South westerly aspect rear garden offers substantial off road parking facilities, a double garage and a large log cabin.

The property is situated within the quiet hamlet of Avon, conveniently situated on the edge of both the Avon Valley and the New Forest National Park, betwixt the popular coastal town of Christchurch and the historic Market Town of Ringwood. Christchurch is approximately 4 miles to the South and offers an extensive range of independent and High Street shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, hotels and the beautiful harbour offering plenty of water based activities. The larger coastal towns of Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton are also close by, as are major transport links and award winning beaches. Christchurch has a mainline Railway Station as do Bournemouth and Southampton.

Accessed via a hard wood front door to the side, an entrance lobby with two feature windows to the side leads to both the Sitting and dining rooms, the Sitting room which enjoys a triple aspect features a Clearview wood burning stove inset within a red brick inglenook fireplace, exposed beams, French Oak flooring and benefits from a Mitsubishi air source heat pump. The Dining Room which overlooks the rear garden features an Arrow wood burning stove inset within a red brick inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and Pine flooring, there is a turning staircase to the first floor with a useful storage cupboard under and twin doors to the Conservatory. The conservatory benefits from updated double glazing and provides an excellent outlook over the rear garden with twin doors providing external access.

The Kitchen offers a window to the front and twin doors to the rear garden, it is fitted with a comprehensive selection of gloss fronted units, complemented by polished Iroko worktops, there is a stainless steel fronted double oven and grill with an electric hob and extractor hood over and further complements include inset spotlights and Karndean flooring. A door from the Kitchen leads to an inner lobby where a further doors leads to a convenient ground floor Cloakroom and the internal Studio Flat/Annexe.

The vast first floor landing affords a superb outlook over the rear garden and Avon Valley beyond, there are a number of built in cupboards and a feature fire surround. The first floor offers 4 good size Bedrooms, The Master Bedroom enjoys a dual aspect, again affording a delightful view to the rear and benefits from built in wardrobes, Bedrooms 2 and 3 are good size double rooms whilst Bedroom 4 is a large single room (currently used as an office). The family bathroom which benefits from a window to the side is fitted with a matching 3 piece suite comprising a panelled bath, close coupled W.C and wash hand basin. The separate Shower Room offers a corner shower cubicle, close coupled W.C and wash hand basin.

The internal self contained Studio Flat would be ideal as an Annexe, it is accessed by both a separate Entrance Hall to the front and also by an integral door from the main Kitchen, the principle Living/Bedroom area is of a good size, the Kitchen is fitted with a selection of modern white gloss units with an inset sink and integrated oven, and a modern Shower Room offers a 3 piece suite.

The detached Bungalow which offers excellent letting potential is accessed via a conservatory where twin doors in turn open to the Kitchen/Living area where there is a selection of modern kitchen units with an inset sink and integrated double oven. Sliding doors lead to the Bedroom are which benefits from fitted wardrobes whilst a lobby from the Kitchen leads to the modern Wet Room. Further benefits include inset downlights and wood Karndean flooring to the principle rooms.

To the front and side of the property, accessed via a five bar gate are substantial parking facilities. The rear garden is laid to a vast area of lawn with a fine selection of trees and shrubs, the garden enjoys a South westerly aspect and is a real delight, it features a raised decking area with a fully stocked pond, mature grapevines over, a greenhouse, a wildlife pond and a hot tub, there are also two insulated Garden sheds. Furthermore, there is a double Garage with power and lighting, fitted with Dexion racking and a large 5 meter square log cabin with running water, electric, heating and air con unit.

The property benefits from oil fired central heating and a thermal hot water solar panel, which combined with the use of 12V inverter powered air source heat pumps and 2 x substantial wood burners, and a 30 tube solar panel provide all the heat and hot water the property needs.
The (weather dependent) solar panel provides hot water for a good part of the year, and also generates a quarterly revenue.

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Reference: 37211_BSG200039

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