Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, BH24

£475,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Lavender Cottage is a newly built three-bedroom mid-terrace cottage, attractively designed in a period-style, occupying a private setting within the beautifully landscaped communal grounds. The cottage benefits from a convenient position with an adjacent parking area on the St Ives Place development, which offers independent retirement living with the added reassurance of on-site support in later years if required. A service charge is payable which includes building insurance, exterior building maintenance, window cleaning, boiler maintenance, 2 hours of domestic assistance each week and 24hr Emergency Call Alarm System. The property also enjoys the use of St Ives Place extensive recreational facilities including The Bistro, landscaped communal gardens, residents lounge (where hobby classes are held), on-site hairdresser/beautician, a mini-bus service to Ringwood and additional social events. There is an over 60's age restriction. Energy Performance Rating: B

ST IVES PLACE & THE COTTAGES

St Ives Place & The Cottages have been designed to offer residents the benefit of independent living with reassurance. Residents will enjoy their own front door and privacy but with the comfort of knowing that care and support is available on site 24 hours a day if they should need it. Set within beautifully landscaped gardens, the development is surrounded by lush woodland and within easy reach of the market town of Ringwood.

ABOUT CARE SOUTH

Care South is one of the leading providers of high quality residential and home care services in the South of England. Care South is a well-established registered charity, dedicated to supporting people. If you are thinking of a more manageable home in your retired years, then Independent Living at St Ives Place would be the perfect place for you.

THE SITUATION

The development is situated in a sought-after road within Ashley Heath, close to the beautiful Ringwood Forest and Moors Valley Country Park and golf course, with acres of natural woodland ideal for walking, cycling and riding. There is also a local convenience shop and bus stop within a short distance. The popular market town of Ringwood is approximately 1.5 miles distant, offering an excellent variety of shopping facilities, boutiques, cafes and restaurants as well as two supermarkets and two leisure centres. The A338 provides easy access to the larger coastal towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch (approx. 8 miles south) and the easily accessible A31 links to Southampton (approx. 18 miles east), via the M27. There are international airports at both Bournemouth and Southampton.

THE PROPERTY

A canopied entrance porch with an attractive period-style lantern light leads to a spacious entrance hall with underfloor heating and an under stairs storage cupboard. There is a sizeable kitchen/breakfast room featuring a bay window to the front aspect, cleverly designed to house a stainless steel sink, whilst a range of beautifully fitted cream Shaker style cabinets incorporate a full range of integrated appliances including oven/grill, hob with extractor over, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and a concealed wall-mounted gas boiler. There is plenty of space remaining for a breakfast table. To the rear of the cottage is a generously proportioned sitting/dining room, a naturally light and airy room with French doors opening to a southerly-facing terrace. This attractive room provides a relaxing seating area with plenty of additional space to incorporate a formal dining area if required. The ground-floor also houses a wet room, mostly tiled and fitted with a white suite comprising shower, WC, wash-hand basin, extractor fan, with a separate cupboard housing the underfloor heating controls. From the hallway, a low-rise staircase leads to the first-floor accommodation, comprising the master bedroom which has twin built-in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom fitted with a white suite incorporating a bath with hand-held shower, WC, wash-hand basin, heated towel rail and extractor fan. There is also a spacious front-facing guest bedroom which has an en-suite wet room comprising shower, WC, wash-hand basin, extractor fan and inset spotlights. In addition, there is a third bedroom which could be utilised as a study if preferred. There are wall-mounted radiators heating the first-floor. For residents in the apartments and cottages, there is also a comfortable self-contained guest suite which can be booked for visitors.

GROUNDS & GARDENS

Outside, a tarmac pathway leads through a communal lawned garden which is enclosed by mature shrubs and hedgerows, to a paved area at the front of the cottage with attractive flower beds. The pathway continues to the rear of the terrace and passes a bin storage area concealed by traditional hurdle fencing. The privately-owned southerly-facing rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a paved terrace, all of which is enclosed by attractive low-level planting. In addition to its own private garden, the cottage also benefits from the use of acres of beautifully landscaped communal gardens and an adjacent car parking area.

SERVICES

Energy Performance Rating: B Current: 85 Potential: 94

Council Tax Band: E

Leasehold: 122 years from 1 January 2017

Ground rent: £250 per annum

Service charge: £367.07 monthly including ground rent

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