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

Gussage St Michael Wimborne Dorset BH21 5JE


Under Offer

REF: CB006472

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions
  • Impressive equestrian facilities
  • Set in approx 5 acres
  • Large timber barn and workshop & stables
  • Formal gardens & heated swimming pool
  • Magnificent open plan kitchen/dining rm

Gussage St Michael - Gussage St Michael - A well presented 4 double bedroom, 3 reception room detached farmhouse with IMPRESSIVE EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES, set in approximately 5 acres in an idyllic rural location within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Paddocks nestles between the villages of Gussage St Michael and Cashmoor, and has easy access to the A354 Blandford-Salisbury road. It is about 10 miles north of Wimborne Minster.

The property has a large timber barn and workshop, a block of 4 stables, a tack room and paddocks, along with formal gardens which feature a heated swimming pool.

The original part of the property was constructed in the 1960s, and it has more recently been extended. The roof was refurbished about 5 years ago and, at the same time, high quality UPVC double glazed windows were installed. The Paddocks benefits from oil fired central heating, a wealth of exposed oak timbers, and a large minstrels’ gallery with an exposed A-frame.

The accommodation is spacious and flexible. Double front doors open into a large reception hall with exposed brick walls and a storage cupboard, off of which there is a half panelled cloakroom with WC and wash basin.

The nicely proportioned sitting room has a brick fireplace with a log burner, and a delightful dual aspect over the gardens and grounds. There are 2 sets of French doors to a south facing verandah.

There is a dual aspect study to the front, and a large, dual aspect family room to the rear.

The magnificent, open plan kitchen/dining room has a vaulted ceiling and gallery above, under floor heating, and French doors to the garden. It features a range of units, solid timber worktops, Rangemaster Calor gas-fired range cooker, space and plumbing for dishwasher, space for American style fridge-freezer, and built-in larder cupboard.

There is a separate utility/boot room with Belfast sink, space and plumbing for washing machine, cupboard containing a pressurised hot water vessel, Grant oil fired central heating boiler, and door to outside.

A staircase from the reception hall leads to the first floor landing which extends to a minstrels’ gallery overlooking the dining room, with full height vaulted ceiling.

Bedroom 1 has fitted wardrobes, doors to a south facing sun balcony, and an en suite shower room. Bedroom 3 is a double room, and bedroom 2 has a dual aspect and a sloping ceiling. There is a spacious family bath/shower room featuring slipper bath, low level WC, wash basin and large shower cubicle.

The Paddocks is approached via a private tarmac lane which leads through a 5-bar gate (with additional pedestrian gate) into a driveway which continues to the outbuildings.

There is a large BARN measuring approximately 43' x 21'6" (13.11m x 6.55m) with 3 pairs of doors, concrete floor, brick plinth and shiplap cladding.

The large WORKSHOP measures about 21' x 12' (6.4m x 3.66m) and there is a YARD with space for storage of boat/trailer/horse box etc.

The STABLE BLOCK comprises 4 stables and a tack room, each measuring 12' x 12' (3.66m x 3.66m,) and has a concrete apron.

All the outbuildings have electricity and water supplies.

The property has a formal garden extending all around the property which is principally lawned and interspersed with shrubs. There is a large paved terrace outside the kitchen doors, with a footpath to a HEATED SWIMMING POOL measuring approximately 30' x 15' (9.14m x 4.57m.) The pool has been fitted with a heat pump heating system which works in conjunction with the solar panels which also contribute to the property’s electricity and hot water supplies.

There are various PADDOCKS and TURNOUT AREAS which are largely enclosed by post-and-rail fencing, with 5-bar gates between them, water supplies and troughs. To the southern side, a wintebourne stream forms a natural boundary.

DIRECTIONS: From Blandford Forum, proceed north east towards Salisbury on the A354. After about 7 miles, having passed the Tarrant Hinton turning, with Chettle on the left hand side, you will approach Cashmoor. Turn right (signposted to Cashmoor) and proceed towards Gussage St Michael. The Paddocks can be seen on the right hand side, adjacent to Ogden Down Farmhouse.