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2 bed Flat/Apartment - New Instruction
Ringwood, Hampshire

A magnificent 2/3 bedroom Apartment set within the prestigious Avon Castle offering amazing comfortable living and convenience with simplicity. The Apartment is presented in outstanding condition and fitted with all the basic facilities like: Communal Garden, Driveway, Kitchen, Off Road Parking and can potentially come with fishing rights on the River Avon. This highly desirable and unique apartment is located on the first floor of the castle and access is gained throught the communal hallway. Set over three levels this is one of the most interesting properties in the castle. In the entrance hall is a floorplan of the castle when it was as a hotel leading through the hallway to bedroom two are other old photographs and articles that all relate to the castle’s history, including the sale of the castle advertised in Country Life magazine. The hearth tiles in the lounge are original and are called 'Spirit of the Flowers' possibly designed by C.O.Murray for Minton c.1880. The complete set of twelve included 'waterlily, wildrose, poppy, lily of the valley, daisy, foxglove, violet, convolvulus, anemone, snowdrop, lily and primrose'. A full set of these are displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum. All the fireplaces are original, the woodburner in the lounge is in good working order. The heating system was update to an energy efficient system in 2019, but the lounge still has two of the original cast iron radiators (for decorative purposes only). The kitchen is the current owners favourite room! Described as a wonderful place to cook and entertain with such fantastic views, and a balcony out of the kitchen window gets all of the afternoon sun, so is a great place to grow herbs or flowers. The turret bedroom has a loft hatch and it is possible to see some amazing views. The ramparts up there are about four feet high so it is a safe viewing point. Other things to note about the Castle: As you come into the main hall, on one of the doors on the left you can still see in faint gold “Restaurant”, which also dates back to when the Castle was a hotel. Similarly, the door opposite now marked “Private” is a split door – that room used to be where the room keys were handed in and out to paying guests. In the garden, the original centrepiece has been restored and replanted by the gardener. You can also see a stone passageway which was the “servants passage” where they would be able to get into the castle into the servants quarters without being seen by the posh folks. The setting of the castle is incredible with its beautifully manicured communal gardens being well maintained and lawns leading to the Rivers edge. An exceptional attribute to the apartment is that it boasts fishing rights on the famous River Avon. Externally, the property has residence parking spaces and its own store room. Viewing is essential to take on board everything that this property and location has to offer. Avon Castle is a prestigious residential area set in the beautiful Avon Valley located close to the western border of the New Forest National Park. One of the main attractions to this exquisite location is the private nature of the settings. The area benefits from being close to the pretty market town of Ringwood, with its close proximity to the New Forest National Park and the convenience of commuter links to Bournemouth, Southampton and London. Whoever buys this apartment is not only purchasing a beautiful apartment but also a piece of history.

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