Home Farm is a stunning 5 bedroom detached Dorset farmhouse standing in gardens, grounds and paddocks of about 3.6 acres including a 2 bedroom detached cottage annexe and impressive equestrian facilities, backing onto the National Trust’s beautiful Holt Heath National Nature Reserve.
About 4 miles north east of Wimborne Minster and within easy reach of Poole, Bournemouth, Ringwood, the New Forest and the spectacular Jurassic Coast. The original farmhouse is understood to have been built in the mid-19th century, and was the subject of considerable extension and complete refurbishment to an exacting standard in 2017. The owners have created an absolutely beautiful family home offering contemporary rural living in a spacious and light environment, with some outstanding views of the surrounding countryside.
DISCOVER HOME FARM
Home Farm is situated in this picturesque hamlet of Higher Rowe having direct access onto the walking and riding grounds of Holt Heath National Nature Reserve. Higher Rowe is adjacent to the villages of Holt, Broomhill and Gaunts Common, about 4 miles north east of Wimborne Minster. The coastal resorts of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are within about 20 minutes’ drive. Gaunts Common has a First School, and the renowned Dumpton Preparatory school is nearby, just outside Wimborne.
The refurbishment of Home Farm was completed in 2017, and no expense has been spared to create an outstanding home. The house has a sense of light and open space, which is immediately evident on entering the property. The main feature of the ground floor is a stunning kitchen/family/living area, and there is an Englishmade Aarrow log burner. The high specification, German-made Hacker kitchen has AEG appliances throughout, and features a Spanish Dekton ceramic island and breakfast bar, plus Silestone Blanco work surfaces and splashbacks.
This quality and durability continues through to the utility room, complete with floor drain and access to the ground floor bathroom. There is a playroom/study to the front of the house, and the formal lounge has bifold doors onto the patio. A custom-built oak staircase leads up to 5 beautifully decorated bedrooms, all with outstanding views across the grounds and the surrounding countryside. The master bedroom features a double height vaulted ceiling with roof windows, and boasts an en suite with a large, free standing slipper bath and high specification Aqualisa shower. There are generous cupboards and storage space throughout the property, with the possibility of turning Bedroom 5 into a walk-in wardrobe.
OTHER INTERIOR FEATURES:
Home Farm boasts superb equestrian facilities. To the rear of the property is a weatherproof Belvoir ménage, 6 stables, a useful yard and a good sized tack room. The equestrian areas are floodlit and there is lighting inside each outbuilding. The stables vary in size, including a generous foaling box, and are accessed from the secure, stock-fenced stable yard.
There is a large, stock-fenced pig run which has access into one of the stables, as well as its own shelter. The grazing is divided into 3 paddocks, mainly surrounded by post-and-rail fencing, with water troughs and a field shelter. Within the grounds there are oak raised beds providing an organic allotment, and a young orchard of apples, pears and plums. The large rear garden has a tree house and a large, lit patio area, ideal for entertaining.
OTHER EXTERNAL FEATURES:
THE DETACHED COTTAGE ANNEXE
The cottage annexe is located to the rear of the main house, across the garden, and has a private aspect, with no windows overlooking the house. Thought to be a former farm building, it is of brick construction, with timber cladding, and has its own parking and seating area outside. The current owners have refurbished the cottage to a high standard and it now comprises an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area with patio doors, 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom (with bath and shower). A useful yard toilet is accessed from outside, and the cottage has a TV aerial and high speed wi-fi.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north towards Cranborne on the B3078 and turn right to Furzehill. Proceed through Furzehill village and on to Holt. Having passed The Old Inn pub on the right hand side, proceed down the hill and take the next turning on the right. Go past Bowers Farm (on the right hand side) and over the bridge, and, as the road turns to the left and climbs up the hill, Home Farm can be found on the right hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band F
EPC RATING: Band C
Christopher Batten Estate Agents
15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1DT
Phone: 01202 841171