This fine, well planned village home extends to over 5500 square feet, including a magnificent loft area which is heated and could be converted into accommodation, subject to planning consent. It stands in gardens and paddocks of about 2.6 acres, with double garaging and outbuildings including a detached barn and stables, at the end of a private lane opposite Hinton Martell’s famous fountain. There are some outstanding southerly views over the surrounding farmland.
Hinton Martell is a popular Dorset village tucked away from traffic, but not far from the B3078 Wimborne-Cranborne Road. Nearby villages include Witchampton, Gaunts Common and Horton, and Furzehill offers the nearest post office/shop. The coastal resort towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are within about 30 minutes’ drive.
Hazelwood Cottage is a very traditional house with facing handmade Mickelmersh bricks, stone mullions to windows, and a steep hand-built cut roof with handmade clay tiles and 2 high brick chimneys. The high specification construction includes solid floors and under floor heating to both the ground and first floors. The property is connected to mains electricity and water, and has private biodisc drainage. The majority of the windows are powder-coated aluminium double glazed, while the garden room has double glazed oak casement windows. There is oil fired central heating.
Hazelwood Cottage has a superb reception/dining hall with a limestone open fireplace, a Travertine floor and wide aluminium bifold doors to a terrace. The large drawing room features a raised limestone fireplace with wood burning stove, double doors to the terrace, and a walkway leading to a superb garden room (with a wide oak boarded floor and windows overlooking the garden and farmland beyond.) There is a further sitting room, a study (with a comprehensive range of office furniture) and an impressive Travertine tiled wet room.
The showpiece of the ground floor is the magnificent oak-framed kitchen/family/living area which features bespoke polished granite work surfaces, a large island unit/breakfast bar, a comprehensive range of cupboards and drawers (including curved corner cupboards,) an oil fired Aga with a gas fired module (with a limestone mantel and Fired Earth tiles,) a range of appliances and a large walk-in larder. There is access to the garden, Travertine tiling throughout, dado panelling, downlighters and a stable door leading to a boot room (with oak surfaces, Travertine flooring and a cloakroom.)
A wide oak staircase leads to the spacious, L-shaped first floor landing which has a full height window to the front. The impressive master bedroom has double doors to a balcony with an outstanding view over the paddocks and farmland beyond, a large en suite dressing room, an en suite bath/shower room (with Travertine tiling, double-ended bath tub and double shower.)
There are 4 further bedrooms, 2 en suite shower rooms and a family bathroom.
Hazelwood Cottage is accessed via a private driveway and secure 5-bar iron gates leading into a large gravel courtyard.
A detached barn, built in 2014, is highly insulated, with brick and shiplap elevations, a tiled roof, a concrete floor and ledged-and-braced double doors.
There is an attached double garage with a staircase to a studio above, and the gravelled courtyard provides space to park 5 or 6 vehicles. Secure access on either side of the house leads to the rear garden which is enclosed by close boarded fencing, a young beech hedge and walling, and has a superb, full width paved terrace, raised flower beds and a well maintained, flat lawn. Behind the house there is access to the paddocks, which are largely enclosed by post-and-wire fencing and hedges.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 Cranborne Road for about 4 miles. Just after the left hand turning to Witchampton, turn right, signposted Hinton Martell. Proceed through the village to the fountain and turn right. Follow the lane, and Hazelwood Cottage is the last house on the left.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G.
EPC RATING: Band B.