A CHARACTER house set in landscaped gardens has come on the market in the New Forest, close to Ringwood.

Shobley House has been in the same ownership for 38 years.

Extending to 4,885 sq ft with space for further development subject to planning, the house has many character features throughout including Edwardian windows.

Browse our gallery of pictures at the top of the article to look around.

The ground floor and veranda

On the ground floor is a reception hall, drawing room with access to a large covered veranda, attractive Portland stone patio and formal garden area, a separate sitting room with conservatory off, and a large formal dining room with doors to the rear patio.

A short hallway with a cloakroom/ wet room off leads to the kitchen, which has an Aga and breakfast area, while a rear lobby leads to a larder, boot room area and utility room.


A staircase from the reception hall leads to the main bedroom suite with separate dressing room and en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms and two family bathrooms.

A second staircase leads up to the second floor where there is a sixth bedroom and attic storage.

There is also a separate 740 sq ft self-contained annex which is currently used as an office, a double garage and attached workshop.

'Simply superb' grounds

The grounds of about three acres are a real feature of the property and include a large level lawn with shingle paths, a stunning mature eucalyptus tree and mature shrub borders with a variety of other mature trees, including fruit trees.

There is also a large, well-stocked wild garden area with pathways allowing access to walk around a wide variety of flowering plants, bushes and wild flowers as well as a vegetable garden with greenhouse and outbuilding for tools.

Keith Fensom of Savills said: “This house has such wonderful features and the grounds are simply superb.”

The all important price

The property is on a large, private plot along a sought after country road in the New Forest, three miles from Ringwood.

Shobley House is being marketed by Savills for a guide price of £1,695,000.

For more information, contact Savills on 01202 708888.

Get more Forest Journal news and nominate your local heroes for the South Wiltshire Hero Awards.

You can also like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date.

Email newsdesk@salisburyjournal.co.uk with your comments, pictures, letters and news stories.