5 bedroom detached house for sale

Chapel Rise, Avon Castle, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 2BL

£3,850,000 via Fine & Country, Dorset & New Forest: 01202 149437

This exquisite 5 bedroom contemporary home sits on an elevated plot of just over 1 acre, offering awe-inspiring, far-reaching vistas that extend over the River Avon and stretch towards the picturesque New Forest.

This exquisite contemporary residence sits on an elevated plot of just over 1 acre, offering awe-inspiring, far-reaching vistas that extend over the River Avon and stretch towards the picturesque New Forest.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this distinctive property, spanning nearly 4,000 sq ft, was conceived by the renowned architect David Underhill and brought to life for its current owners in 2015. It continues to benefit from the remaining years of a 10-year LABC guarantee. The innovative design was artfully conceived to harmonize with its natural surroundings, seamlessly blending style, space, and an abundance of natural light. It also incorporates numerous energy-efficient features, earning it recognition as a regional finalist at the LABC Building Excellence Awards in 2016.

Comprising a combination of block and steel frame construction, the property’s exterior is a striking fusion of low-maintenance render, sweet chestnut timber cladding, and French terracotta tiling. As you step into the spacious 22-foot-high entrance hall, your senses are immediately captivated by a bespoke curved glass wall that provides instant access to the mesmerizing views. The entrance hall is adorned with exquisite engineered walnut flooring, and a sleek contemporary staircase,finished in striking Black Ash, leading to the first-floor landing. Glass banister panels enhance the staircase’s modern appeal. All beautifully finished with a stunning Bocci Italian chandelier. The entrance hall also offers a cloakroom, wine storage, and entry to the open-plan kitchen/dining room.

This magnificent room features exquisite porcelain-tiled flooring and centres around a soaring slate chimney breast housing a back-to-back Barbas log burner, which acts as an impressive focal point extending outside to form an exterior wall. The impeccably designed Leicht kitchen boasts alluring stone quartz and Silestone work surfaces, complete with a comprehensive suite of Gaggenau appliances. An oval central island incorporates a 1½ bowl sink, Miele dishwasher, and breakfast bar, complemented by ambient mood lighting and access to the pantry and utility/boot room. With ample
space for both dining and seating areas, this expansive open-plan living room opens onto an adjacent covered terrace via two sets of bi-folding doors. Steps lead down to the sitting room, featuring engineered oak flooring and another slate chimney breast, both framed by wall to wall windows that maximize the impact of the breathtaking views.

The remainder of the ground floor encompasses a hallway leading to a dual-aspect guest bedroom with built-in wardrobes and en-suite bathroom facilities, a plant room, and a dual-aspect versatile study with bi-folding doors opening onto a rear terrace.

Ascending from the entrance hall, the stairs lead to the first-floor galleried landing which features a custom built bookcase, beautiful engineered walnut flooring and a gantry overlooking the entrance hall and living areas. This landing provides access to the master bedroom suite, complete with a beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom featuring a bath, separate shower, twin washbasins, and a dedicated dressing room.

Bi-fold doors open onto a decked terrace, offering a panoramic 270° view that is truly unparalleled.

Bedroom two also enjoys a similar view from its terrace, complete with stylish Brise Soleil sun screening, and boasts both a dressing room and en-suite facilities. Additionally, there are two more generously proportioned double bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes and ensuite facilities.

Approaching the property, you are greeted by electrically operated gates that lead to a sweeping gravel driveway, culminating at an attached double garage with an automated double door and built-in storage units. Adjacent to the driveway stands a versatile timber-framed outbuilding which has power, water and drainage, offering various potential uses subject to planning permission.

The property itself is accessed via a paved canopied entrance, flanked by two contemporary ornamental ponds featuring captivating water features. The surrounding gardens have been expertly landscaped to showcase meticulously manicured lawns, accented by a variety of mature Douglas Fir, Scots Pine Leyland Cypress, Oak, and Beech trees. The elevated plot descends to a steep incline, thoughtfully planted to afford unobstructed views of the meandering River Avon below and sweeping vistas encompassing miles of rolling countryside and the enchanting New Forest.

Planning permission has been granted (Planning ref - 3/20/0580/HOU) for an impressive two storey extension of approximately 4,000 sq ft. The extension would comprise a glass link to the main house and consists of a swimming pool, sauna, gym on the lower level and a spacious open plan living kitchen area with a bedroom and an ensuite above. The upper level presents excellent versatility, serving as a potential independent self-contained annex, an open plan office suite or an opportunity to expand the main house’s accommodation, should the need arise.

Key Features:


•Stunning Views over The River Avon & surrounding landscape
•Planning Permission has been granted to add an additional
4,000 sq ft. Planning ref - 3/20/0580/HOU
•Concrete floors to first floor
•Underfloor heating throughout
•Solar panels and air source heat pump
•Velfac composite double glazed windows (aluminium
externals/wooden internals)
•Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery system
•CAT 7 cabling throughout with WiFi booster points
•LED lighting throughout, with separate table lamp circuits
•Zone controlled external lighting
•Sonas speakers to kitchen dining and study (pre-wired to other
•Roca white sanitaryware
•Engineered walnut / Oak flooring. Porcelain floor tiling

All mains services
Water harvesting system feeding the outside taps.
Energy Performance Rating: B

Agent: Fine & Country, Dorset & New Forest

Tailor Made, 16 Banks Road, Poole, BH13 7QB

Phone: 01202 149437