Character property in the New Forest

Set in two and a half acres of garden within the New Forest National Park, this wonderful property combines original character with flexible living and is located close to the historic market town of Ringwood.

The stunning family home has a large reception room with an open fire and triple aspect windows looking out onto the gardens and surrounding woodland. The kitchen is open plan to a grand dining room with wonderful wooden beams and doors out to the terrace where a stone barbecue and log-fuelled patio heater await the longer days and a return to alfresco dining. An Aga takes pride of place in the kitchen, with further appliances fitted in the range of cabinets, and a utility area with separate access keeps things tidy.

Versatility comes in the form of a double bedroom suite on the ground floor, a sitting room with an electric wood burning stove and a second kitchen with access out to the side of the house.

On the first floor are three double bedrooms each with wardrobes and wash basins, a family bathroom with walk in shower and free standing bath plus an additional cloakroom.

Gates open to the driveway flanked by large mature gardens. At the rear are two large meadows crossed by a small stream and there are beautiful countryside views to enjoy year round. There is also a useful summer house.

The property is less than five minutes from the A31and is well placed for exploring the surrounding area including the historic market town of Ringwood, with good shopping and leisure facilities. The M27 is easily accessible for routes into Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester.

Penyards in Winchester seeks a monthly rent of £3,500 for Hightown Hill and says that a gardener will be included within the rent. The landlord is happy to be flexible on furnishings and the house becomes available from the beginning of April.