Originally built in 1862, The Halt, once known as Avon Lodge Railway Station has undertaken an incredible transformation, refurbishment and remodel. Sitting proudly on a large plot in an enviable position on one of Ringwood’s most prestigious roads in Avon Castle, this building, steeped in history is complete with stylish fittings throughout whilst also retaining many original features. This impressive detached five bedroom home profits from a significant driveway, double garage, open plan kitchen/living space, external ‘carriage’ studio, four contemporary bathrooms, landscaped rear gardens, atrium hallway, dressing room, pantry and utility room. Viewing highly recommended to witness first hand the incredible attention to detail.
An electric gate provides private access to a large sweeping driveway with adequate space for several vehicles. A significant hardwood partially glazed front door in turn leads to an imposing vaulted atrium hallway featuring electronically controlled Velux windows, an original window to side aspect, tiled flooring and symmetrical double hanging storage cupboards linked via a storage bench. An archway continues through to the stylish internal hallway housing the staircase with bespoke powder coated steel banister, wooden steps and carpeted stair runner. Complete with Herringbone style Goodrich Barn Oak Woodpecker Flooring the spacious hallway provides access to multiple ground floor rooms all benefiting from underfloor heating.
Open Plan Kitchen / Family Room
This spacious open plan room enjoys views over the decking and beautifully manicured gardens beyond via aluminium double glazed bifold doors. The flexible L-shaped accommodation comprises of a beautifully designed kitchen, ample space for a dining table, large sofa suite and is fitted with a combination of modern hanging and inset LED mood lighting. Additional full length windows either side of the doors and three electric Velux windows located in a vaulted section above the kitchen provide ample light.
A stylish and contemporary dark grey Quartz Island with additional bespoke solid oak breakfast bar area is suitable for multiple seating and providers a seamless separation from the main living space. The island is complete with an integrated under counter fridge, inset pop up socket with USB charging, dishwasher and BORA PURE induction hob with built in extractor. The kitchen further benefits from three eye level Neff ovens including two slide & hide pyrolysis single ovens and a combi/microwave oven with warming drawer, Quartz worktops to match the island, 1810 Company gold brass sink with Quooker Boiling Water Pro3 fusion square gold tap and light shaker style base cupboards and drawers with contrasting gold ‘T’ handles.
Accessed via the kitchen is a large pantry with bespoken shelving and storage cupboards featuring LED lighting beneath, inset spot lights and integrated full height Neff fridge & freezer.
Accessed via the kitchen the utility room contains matching floor and tiled splashbacks, an 1810 Company gold brass sink & spiral flexible spout tap, inset quartz drainage area and worktops. Whilst also benefiting from a personal fire door to the garage, external side access door, full length storage cupboard and integrated space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble driers.
Another imposing double aspect room including further bifold doors enjoying the tranquil rear garden views. Complete with the same beautiful attention to detail throughout, this room also features the Herringbone flooring, double windows to side aspect, modern light fittings and electrical sockets both sides of the room for a wall hung TV.
Ground Floor Guest Bedroom with Ensuite
A stylish bedroom suite complete with triple picture frame windows and fitted roller blinds, located to the front of the house. Designed with an alcove area suitable for draw storage this room benefits from a contemporary En-Suite. Fitted with walk in Merlyn shower tray & enclosure, Crosswater Artist single drawer wall mounted unit with solid oak worktop, Vado shower & tap fittings, LED mirror, WC, wall mounted matt black towel rail, window to side and contrasting modern floor and wall tiling.
Bedroom 5 / Study
Enjoying a continuation of the herringbone flooring, dark grey skirting, this room offers flexible accommodation and can be found to the left of the home and further benefits from feature light fittings and additional triple spotlights next to the side aspect window.
Downstairs Shower Room
A beautifully designed space containing dark marble tiled flooring and walls, double electric towel rails, Roman fluted glass shower screen, Merlyn series Truestone walk in shower tray, Vado tap and shower fittings, Crosswater Svelte Glide unit and basin, wall mounted WC, LED mirror and character opaque window to front aspect.
A gallery style landing featuring newly carpeted flooring provides access to the three double bedrooms located upstairs and family bathroom.
Principle Bedroom Suite
The spacious principle bedroom suite enjoys elevated double aspect views to the side and rear via aluminium framed double glazed windows and is complete with inset led lighting , double fitted wardrobes and wall hung lighting either side of the bed. The bedroom further enjoys a walk in wardrobe/dressing room, complete with a Velux window, flush wardrobes and shoe storage. The dressing area also provides access to a modern En-Suite with electric underfloor heating, Amtico Spacia Wood Warm Cherry flooring, Laufen pro WC & shower tray, Merlyn black frameless enclosure, Vado taps & shower fittings, Crosswater Svelte American Walnut unit and basin and LED mirror.
The second bedroom is a bright and is a generously sized double room with built in wardrobes, window to front aspect and ample space for additional free standing furniture, such as dressing table.
All bedrooms feature individual colour schemes and this bright and spacious room enjoys views to the rear whilst also benefiting from a wall mounted gas central heating radiator, built in wardrobe storage, ample space for a double bed and further free standing furniture.
Accessed via the first floor landing the spacious family bathroom is fitted with Amtico Spacia Wood Nordic Oak flooring, gold tap and shower fittings, walk in shower featuring Laufen tray, marble wall tiles, free standing bath, wall hung wash basin on a grey vanity unit placed under a side facing window, An additional Velux window provides extra light and an electric wall mounted towel rail can also be found.
Outside Space and Studio
Situated in just under half an acre the properties rear garden is enclosed by close board fencing, features a large entertaining decking area, stepping down to a shingle area with bespoke wooden bench, further leading to a sunken lawned garden. Shrub surrounds, flowerbeds and well matured trees provide further privacy from neighbouring properties.
Positioned to the left of the garden is the incredibly unique and in keeping Railway carriage sitting on sleepers and accessed via a raised lawn platform. A well proportioned and cleverly designed studio space, the carriage is accessed via double doors and is fitted to include shower room with underfloor heating, open plan space with surface level storage cupboards and worktops, windows to both sides and lighting. Complete with air conditioning and hot water tap this truly is the ideal work from home office or games rooms.
Double Garage & Externals
An integral double garage can be accessed via an up & over electrical door and houses adequate storage space, newly installed Worcester pressurised boiler system and water storage cylinder. Also accessible via a door from the back garden or fire door to the utility the garage also contains an electric car charging point. The property further benefits from a new roof, exterior soffit and wall lighting and original garden lamp.
Avon Lodge railway station, now known as The Halt, was once a private untimetabled railway station opened in 1862 by the Ringwood, Christchurch and Bournemouth Railway. Becoming part of the London and South Western Railway, it was taken into the Southern Railway in the grouping of 1923 and closed in 1935. The Railway passed through several miles of land owned by Lord Malmesbury who, as a condition of the sale of his land to the railway, required that two private halts be provided: the first to serve his Heron Court residence in Hurn and the second for his tenants and staff at Avon Castle. It is believed that the approach to the station was redeveloped into the Avon Castle Drive road serving the private estate.
Avon Castle is an exclusive and highly sought after residential area set in the Avon Valley just a short distance from the popular and bustling market town of Ringwood. Located on the western edge of the New Forest, at a crossing point of the River Avon, Ringwood’s popularity continues to increase thanks to its brilliant schools, pubs, restaurants and boutique shops. Its superb location means it is perfect for those commuting to London whilst offering residents the chance to live a short distance from the beautiful local beaches and is a ‘stone’s throw’ from the popular Moor Valley Country Park.
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