Built by the present owners in the mid-1970s, and extended in the early 1990s to create an attractive, vaulted garden room, this spacious property offers great potential for further extension, subject to the necessary planning consent. It is connected to mains electricity and water and has private septic tank drainage and oil central heating.
Holtwood is a popular rural hamlet adjacent to the villages of Holt, Gaunts Common and Horton, with good access via Ashley Heath to the A31, M27 and M3 to London.
SHIRES MEAD STANDS ON AN OUTSTANDING SITE INCLUDING DOUBLE GARAGING, PARKING FOR 6-8 VEHICLES, A LARGE, LAWNED REARGARDENAND AN ENCLOSED PADDOCK ADJOINING A STREAM.
An entrance porch leads to a large hallway with a brick arch and a shower room. The large living room has a feature limestone fireplace and sliding doors to the garden room, and a separate dining room overlooks the front courtyard. There is a breakfast room with an arch to the superb garden room which has a vaulted, pine clad ceiling, double doors to outside, and an outstanding view over the garden, paddock and countryside beyond.
The kitchen has a range of built-in appliances, a floor standing oil fired boiler and a superb view to the rear, and there is a separate utility room with a sink and space for washing machine, dryer and fridge.
From the reception hall, an open tread staircase leads to the L-shaped first floor landing which has space for a desk. Bedroom 1 has fitted cupboards and, along with Bedroom 3, an outstanding view to the rear. Bedrooms 2 and 4 have aspects to the front. There is a spacious family bathroom with a blanket cupboard.
A long driveway leads into a courtyard with parking for 6-8 vehicles and leads to a detached double garage and store. The front garden is laid to lawn and enclosed by a high conifer hedge, with a well planted rockery, a blue cedar tree and a large lawn.
The rear garden is a particular feature of Shires Mead, being enclosed by hedges, trees and post-and-rail fencing, and mainly laid to lawn, with a range of established trees and shrubs including apple trees. There is a rose garden, a water butt and an oil storage tank. A raised brick terrace with established honeysuckle and clematis leads to a pergola with wisteria and virginia creeper. There is a lovely view from this entertaining area.
From the garden, a 5-bar gate gives access to a large, rolling paddock which runs down to a free-flowing stream (which runs all year.) The paddock is particularly well maintained and is laid to grass interspersed by fir and oak trees. This provides a fantastic amenity to the house and a delightful walk.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north towards Cranborne on the B3078, and turn right, signposted to Furzehill. Proceed through the village, past The Stocks Inn on the left, and on into Holt. Pass The Old Inn on the right, take the second turning on the right, marked Pond Head, and continue through HoltForest. The road bends sharply to the left, continue along, round the right hand bend (single lane) and Shires Mead can be found after the narrow section on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G.
EPC RATING: Band F.