Avon Castle Drive, Avon Castle, Ringwood


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  • Bedrooms: 2
SUMMARY A palatial two double bedroom ground floor apartment within a castellated Victorian country house, believed to have been built for the Earl of Egmont circa 1860, standing in grounds approaching four acres, and fronting the River Avon. This fascinating property offers numerous period features including a quite magnificent drawing room and an extremely large kitchen/breakfast room. The property, which benefits from electric night storage heating, offers further scope for certain updating and redecoration and is available for sale with no onward chain.

SITUATION The Avon Castle Estate is an exclusive enclave about a mile and a half from Ringwood town centre, which offers a diverse range of independent and national retailers, including Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Lidl, as well as cafe's, bars and restaurants catering for most culinary tastes. The property is well placed for access to the A31 for Bournemouth and the Cathedral city of Salisbury (both via the A338), The New Forest, Southampton and beyond (via the M27). Nearby recreational amenities include two country parks, Avon Valley and Moors Valley, and the Castleman trailway which follows the former 'corkscew' railway line from Ringwood to Upton Country Park in Poole.

ACCOMMODATION A communal atmospheric grand entrance hallway featuring panelled walls with stags heads and a suit of armour as well as fine canti levered staircase with cast iron balustrade, panelled entrance door with brass furniture leads to;

Entrance Hall | Black and white stone tiled floor. Dado rail. Attractive ornate period cornicing. Night storage heater. Panelled doors lead to;

Shower Room | Cloakroom area, with period style pedestal wash hand basin. Tempered glass shelf and mirror above. Wall light points to either side. Electric heated towel rail. Dimplex wall mounted electric fan heater. Archway leads into shower room area, period style close coupled wc with a wooden seat. Built in linen cupboard with slatted shelving. Step up to shower cubicle with a bi-folding glazed screen door.

Drawing Room | A magnificent living space full of character. 14ft beamed ceilings with decorative embellishments and ornate cornicing. Floor to ceiling wall mouldings. Period marble fire surround with a cast iron grate. Polished granite hearth with a brass finish surround. Eight wall light points. Three night storage heaters. Front aspect secondary double glazed windows with some river glimpses. Further oak panelled return door to the communal front entrance (not currently in use). Further oak panelled door leads via vestibule area into;

Master Bedroom | Another room bursting with character. 14ft high ceiling with ornate cornicing. Solid oak skirting boards and architraves. Dado rail. Front aspect bay with secondary double glazed windows and some river glimpses. Night storage heater. Panelled door leads into;

Ensuite Cloakroom | Three quarter height tiled surround. Wash hand basin. Pivoting oval mirror above. Close coupled wc with a wooden seat. Electric heated towel rail. Deep walk in storage/linen cupboard with slatted shelves. Obscured glazed window.

From the entrance hall an archway leads into an inner hall | Stone tiled floor. Part glazed rear entrance door. Further doors to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room | An 'oversize' room with plenty of space for either a breakfast table or dining table and chairs. Flagstone tiled floor. Solid granite worktops with twin undermounted Belfast sink units. Cupboards beneath. Adjacent space/plumbing for a washing machine. Integrated Neff dishwasher. Inset induction hob. Extractor unit above with multi-speed fan/light. Under mounted fan assisted electric stainless steel finish oven. Further granite work surfaces. A range of cupboards and drawer units. High wall mounted cupboard housing the RCD consumer unit and electric meters.

Bedroom Two | A double bedroom. Dado rail and ornate cornicing. Sash frame side aspect windows. Night storage heater.

EXTERNALLY In total the grounds extend to just under 4 acres, with 230 yards of river frontage of which the residents have exclusive use, we understand that the leaseholders have the right to fish the Avon - one rod per apartment. Avon Castle is approached by a private drive which leads down to a large gravelled forecourt in front of the Castle used by residents for parking. From here steps lead down to the riverbank and gardens.

SERVICE CHARGES Currently £250 per month. Additional expenditure for major projects is dealt with separately, so that regular fees are kept at a reasonable level. Note: domestic hot water, which is supplied from a central system, is included within the service charge.

Avon Castle Drive is privately owned and maintained by the Avon Castle Drive Residents Company Limited. Road fee charges for Flat 2 for the year ended 30th November 2020 were £265.

TENURE Flat 2 has 942 years remaining on the lease. The leaseholder of Flat 2 is entitled to one share in Avon Castle Limited which acquired the freehold on 17th September 2014.

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