Christopher Batten Estate Agents Wimborne Dorset
Wimborne and East Dorset Property Specialist

Holtwood Wimborne Dorset BH21 7DR


REF: CB001566
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Receptions
  • Superb rural views
  • Grounds of about 1.25 acres
  • South facing principal rooms
  • Spacious cinema/media room
  • Beautifully presented accommodation

Holtwood - Holtwood - Spread Oak is a superb 4 bedroom detached country house with SUPERB VIEWS OVER THE ADJACENT FARMLAND TOWARDS HORTON TOWER, set at the head of a quiet, unmade lane in the hamlet of Holtwood, about 5 miles north of Wimborne.

STANDING IN GROUNDS OF ABOUT HALF AN ACRE, the property was built in the 1970s but has been re-modelled and refurbished in more recent years and now provides spacious accommodation extending to over 3100 square feet. All principal rooms are south facing. Planning permission for a 2-storey extension had been granted (now lapsed.)

The former garage has been converted into a spacious CINEMA/MEDIA ROOM, and the gardens also feature a LARGE HEATED SWIMMING POOL and a modern timber CABIN. There is excellent off road parking and space (subject to planning consent) to erect a new double garage.

Holtwood is a quiet hamlet adjacent to the villages of Gaunts Common and Holt, and is considered to be one of the most popular rural locations to the north of Wimborne. Local private and state schools are close by, including DumptonPreparatory School at Furzehill, and CanfordSchool at Canford Magna.

Spread Oak has a most interesting ground floor layout including a superb, dual aspect living room (with feature fireplace and wood burning stove, stone arch feature and double doors to the garden.) There is a separate dining room and an impressive study comprehensively fitted with an excellent range of Neville Johnson professional office furniture including oak work surfaces, workstation, base and wall cabinets and book shelves. The study also has oak flooring and a large, walk-in storage cupboard.

There is an entrance vestibule, a utility room, a cloakroom and a central reception hall leading to the impressive inner reception hallway. The superb kitchen/breakfast/family area has a comprehensive range of polished granite work surfaces, hand-painted, framed cabinets, a range of appliances (including an electric Aga range and module with mantel above, built-in single oven, built-in steamer, built-in microwave and a dishwasher,) and full height windows and doors overlooking the garden and pool terrace.

From the central hall, a superb oak staircase leads to the first floor. Spread Oak offers 4 large first floor bedrooms including a master suite with a superb en suite shower room (with double shower and twin basins,) 3 further large double bedrooms and a magnificent family bathroom (with a double-ended bath tub, a large walk-in double shower and a superb view over farmland and Horton Tower.)

Approached along a private, unmade lane, Spread Oak is accessed through high electric security gates which lead to a driveway providing excellent parking, with ample space to erect a detached double garage, subject to the necessary planning consents.

The gardens surround the property on 3 sides and are largely enclosed by beech hedges, along with post-and-rail fencing. There is an outside seating area and a hot tub. The gardens are most attractively landscaped and are mainly laid to lawn, with established shrub beds, camellias, rhododendrons, a wealth of shrubs, a vegetable garden area, mature fruit trees, and a greenhouse.

A particular feature is a LARGE HEATED SWIMMING POOL (heated by an air source heat pump) enclosed by security railings.

The former double garage has been converted into a superb CINEMA/MEDIA ROOM with a cloakroom and a storage cupboard. In addition, there is a large, timber shiplap OFFICE/CABIN, erected in 2008 (with electric light, power and broadband) and an adjacent tractor shed.

Behind the cinema room there is an oil storage tank on a plinth with a freestanding heat exchange unit for the swimming pool.

The property is connected to mains electricity, water mains and has mains drainage, oil fired central heating, solar panels, new water cylinder and UPVC double glazed windows.


DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne. After about 1 mile, turn right, signposted to Furzehill. Pass The Stocks Inn on the left hand side and then take the second turning on the left to Gaunts Common. After 2.5 miles, after passing Holt Football Club and St James First School, turn right at the crossroads, signposted to Holtwood. Bakers Lane is the first turning on the left hand side.