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

Moortown Drive Wimborne Dorset BH21 3AR


REF: CB005749

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions
  • Gardens & grounds of over 0.4 of an acre
  • Beautifully presented
  • At the head of a long, private driveway
  • Superb conservatory
  • Large detached garage & ample parking

Moortown Drive - Canford Magna - A beautifully presented 19th century detached ‘Lady Wimborne’ style country home set in superb gardens and grounds of over 0.4 of an acre, at the head of a long, private driveway.

Moortown Farm was formerly part of Lord Wimborne’s Estate and was sold in the 1980s to a local developer who converted the Dairy into a dwelling.

Dairy Cottage, which has been occupied by the present owners since 2002, has a barn style appearance, with facing brick elevations, Gothic mullioned windows and stone sills in part, under a high, natural slate roof with 3 hipped dormers.


Situated off the main Magna Road at the head of a long, private driveway, tucked well away from main roads and traffic noise, about 2.5 miles from Wimborne town centre.

Wimborne Minster is a thriving market town on the banks of the River Stour. The major coastal resorts of Poole and Bournemouth are within about 20 minutes’ drive. Bournemouth airport is about 5 miles away, and the area is well served by state and independent schools including the nearby Canford, Dumpton, and Castle Court, as well as the Poole and Parkstone grammar schools.

Dairy Cottage has many features including open fireplaces, a wealth of exposed A-frame timbers and wall and ceiling beams, and a most impressive split staircase.

In particular, there is a superb conservatory overlooking the gardens to the rear.

Dairy Cottage is set on a delightful site with its own entrance which leads into a large, gravelled courtyard. The property is connected to mains electricity, gas and water, and has private drainage.

A wide entrance porch leads to a reception hall with a pine boarded floor and exposed beams and timbers. There is an impressive sitting room with inglenook fireplace (with bressummer beam and wood burning stove,) a wealth of ceiling beams and timbers and a door to the garden. Double doors lead to a large family/dining room with 2 arched windows overlooking the garden, a fireplace with gothic style gas fire, and exposed ceiling beams and timbers.

The spacious kitchen/breakfast room has an island unit, a French style ceramic sink, a comprehensive range of work surfaces and framed units, a Rangemaster range cooker (with 5-burner hob and 2 ovens,) extractor unit, integrated fridge, dishwasher and retractable larder, and a limestone appearance floor. There is a separate utility room with an airing cupboard, space for white goods, and a cloakroom with dado panelling.

The superb conservatory is built on a brick plinth and has full height double glazed windows, a high gabled roof, heating, double and single doors to the delightful garden, and a lovely view (side doors also lead to a sandstone patio.)

A wide staircase (with half landing) splits into two, with one staircase leading to the master bedroom, which has built-in cupboards, an en suite shower room and fine views. The second staircase leads to 3 further bedrooms.

The landing has exposed A-frame timbers, as does the second bedroom, which also has fitted wardrobes and views of the garden. There is a family bathroom.

A 5-bar gate leads into a private courtyard with a grass roundabout, space for 6-8 vehicles, and a large detached single garage with a high slate roof. There is a large, crazy paved terrace (with a pergola) in front of the house.

The outstanding rear garden is partly walled, with timber fencing, mixed hedgerows and established shrubs including conifers, bamboos and laurels. There is a large lawn with a central brick raised bed, pergolas and a pond. A raised timber deck has an arbour with climbing roses. In addition there is a large, timber garden room with leaded roof, pine floor and wood decked terrace.

DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed south along Poole Road, over CanfordBridge and up Oakley Hill. At the roundabout, take the first exit and continue to the traffic lights, turning left into Queen Anne Drive (A341.) Proceed for approximately 1.6 miles, and the private entrance to Moortown Drive (with 2 ornamental stone piers) can be found on the left hand side. Proceed to the end of the drive to the signpost for Moortown Drive.