Built by the Bankes Estate and subsequently owned by the National Trust, 625 Hillbutts was sold to our clients in 2008, and has been restored and refurbished since then. The house has elevations of brick and lime-washed cob under a ridged, thatched roof with 2 tall brick chimneys, and is connected to mains electricity and water. There is private drainage and solid fuel heating.
A tiled entrance porch leads into the charming sitting room which has exposed beams and timbers, pine floorboards and an inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam, brick hearth and wood burning stove. The separate dining room has exposed ceiling timbers and pine floorboards, and 2 steps down to a well fitted kitchen (with oak surfaces, butler's sink, drawers, base and wall units, quarry tiled floorand a solid fuel range (which has hotplates and ovens and supplies the heating and hot water.) A rear porch leads to a shower room with double shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and quarry tiled floor. From the sitting room, a pine staircase leads to the first floor. The large master bedroom has an excellent ceiling height, fitted cupboards and a superb view over the adjacent farmland, and bedroom 2 is a double room with an excellent ceiling height and pine floorboards.
A 5-bar gate leads into a shingle driveway, with a picket fence and parking for 2 vehicles. There is a large detached garage with a brick plinth, shiplap timber elevations, ledged-and-braced double doors, light and power, and a utility area with space for white goods. Behind the house there is a brick retaining wall, a grass bank and post-and-wire fence adjoining farmland. The main garden area lies to the west of the cottage and is arranged as a large lawn enclosed by high hedges and an established tree line. It has superb views over the adjacent fields. To the east of the cottage there is a large area of rough pasture with several young trees.
Directions: From Wimborne, proceed towards Blandford and Pamphill. Shortly after passing Queen Elizabeth's School on the left, 625 Hillbutts can be found on the right hand side.
Council Tax Band: D
EPC Rating: Exempt due to Grade II Listing
Viewing: By prior arrangement through CHRISTOPHER BATTEN