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

Gravel Hill Wimborne Dorset BH21 3BJ

£1,395,000

REF: CB006681

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions
  • Self-contained 2 bedroom annexe
  • Grounds of approx 5.5 acres
  • Set off a private lane
  • Substantial summer house
  • 4-car garaging & stabling

Gravel Hill - Wimborne - A most unusual, modern, 4 double bedroom detached family house with a self-contained 2 bedroom annexe, set in parkland grounds of approximately 5.5 acres.

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This well maintained property was built in the 1960s and extended in the 1980s, and a self-contained 2 bedroom annexe was added in the 1990s. The well proportioned accommodation now amounts to over 3500 square feet.

St Judes is set off a private lane, at the head of a sweeping gravel driveway, in very private grounds with ample parking, 4-car garaging, stabling and a substantial summerhouse. The slightly elevated position of the house gives delightful woodland views.

Despite its secluded position in a semi-rural enclave of homes, St Judes is only about 1.5 miles from the centre of the market town of Wimborne Minster, and within 20 minutes’ drive of the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have direct rail services to London Waterloo. Popular state and independent schools, including Corfe Hills, Canford, and Poole and Parkstone Grammar Schools are within a short drive.

The house benefits from oil fired central heating system, double glazed windows and a security alarm system.

An enclosed entrance porch with a quarry tiled floor leads to a split level reception hall with a vaulted ceiling and a galleried landing above. There is a modern cloakroom, and a study to the front which has a connecting door to the annexe.

The large, well proportioned dining room has a glazed screen, display shelving, and an open archway to the impressive drawing room which features a brickette open fireplace. This leads to an open plan garden room with a sloping timber clad ceiling, full height windows and patio doors to the garden terrace, giving a delightful aspect over the landscaped gardens.

The spacious kitchen/breakfast room has a range of German kitchen units by Kitchen Style, granite worktops, Siemens electric hob, cooker hood above, electric oven, combination microwave oven, integrated dishwasher and larder fridge. An open archway leads to the breakfast room, and a further door leads to a utility/boot room which has a sink, storage cupboards, appliance space and a Worcester oil fired central heating boiler.

The large galleried first floor landing has a double cupboard and access to loft space. The spacious, dual aspect master bedroom has built-in wardrobes and fitted furniture, a fitted window seat, and an en suite bath/shower room which has been refitted by Kitchen Style.

There are 3 further double bedrooms and a family bath/shower room refitted by Kitchen Style with a contemporary suite.

The self-contained annexe, accessed off the study, comprises a living room with patio doors to a garden terrace, a modern fitted kitchen with electric hob, extractor hood, electric oven, space for fridge and freezer and door to the garden, a modern, fully tiled wet room, and 2 bedrooms, one of which has fitted wardrobes.

From the private lane, a 5-bar gate opens into a sweeping driveway leading to the front of the property where there is a roundabout. There is ample parking space and a large, brick built double garage with 2 up-and-over doors, lighting and power points. To the rear of the garage there is a stable block with 2 loose boxes and a tack room.

The parkland gardens and grounds extend all around the property and feature large expanses of lawn interspersed with a wide selection of established trees and shrubs including rhododendrons. Immediately adjacent to the property there is a paved terrace with a large, ornamental koi pond with a waterfall feature. Within the woodland garden is a substantial pump house (with filters and water tanks) for the pond.

A particular feature of the garden is a large summerhouse, built about 3 years ago, with a wood burning stove, power points and water connected. It has a large covered outdoor entertainment area. The grounds amount to approximately 5.5 acres which includes a delightful woodland garden extending to Blackwater Drive where there is a gated access. The property has both a greenhouse and a shed.

DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed south along Poole Road, over Canford Bridge and up Oakley Hill. At the roundabout, take the first exit. At the junction of Gravel Hill and Queen Anne Drive, proceed straight ahead and prepared to turn left immediately into a private tarmac lane. St Judes is the first driveway on the right hand side.

COUNCIL TAX: Band H

EPC RATING: Band D

This Promap image is not intended as a precise representation of the property’s boundaries or area of land. It should be treated as an approximate guide only. Interested parties should have their solicitor check the exact dimensions on the Title Plan.