The property is traditionally constructed, with brick, rendered and oak board elevations under a roof of small plain clay tiles with a brick chimney. It is connected to mains electricity and water and has groundsource heating (with under floor heating on both ground and first floor levels), bespoke double glazed oak windows, solid oak internal doors and architraves, and wiring for a sound system. A particular feature is a magnificent split level kitchen/family area with full height windows overlooking the gardens.
The nearby village of Furzehill has a post office/shop and The Stocks Inn, and Wimborne offers an excellent range of amenities. State and independent schools are easily accessible, including the adjacent Dumpton Preparatory School. The coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are within half an hour’s drive.
No expense has been spared in creating a wonderful family home with generous accommodation on an excellent site with an outstanding open view.
A wide covered entrance way (with oak piers and stone floor) and an oak front door with glass side screens lead to a spacious reception/dining hall with a Travertine tiled floor and a wrought iron Victorian style fireplace.
There is a Travertine tiled shower room with double shower cubicle, glass wash basin and concealed cistern WC.
The large, dual aspect sitting room has a limestone open fireplace (with inset wood burning stove), a contemporary style dresser, and a pair of doors to the garden.
The hub of the ground floor is the outstanding split level kitchen/family area which has a feature exposed A-frame and full height windows overlooking the garden and swimming pool complex.
The kitchen has traditional oak framed units including curved Wilkinson style cupboards, bespoke black granite work surfaces, large island, wine rack, twin stainless steel sinks, concealed worktop lighting, recess with mantel over and fitted Falcon range cooker (with 5-burner ceramic hob, 2 ovens, grill and warming drawer), full height American style Bosch fridge-freezer, retractable larders, Miele microwave unit and steamer, integrated dishwasher, LED lighting and space for a breakfast table and chairs.
Steps lead down to a large family room with a wide fireplace and inset wood burning stove, overlooking the formal gardens and paddock.
There is a utility room with work surfaces, sink, units, space for white goods, cupboard housing groundsource heat pump, and door to outside.
The study has a built-in storage cupboard, and double doors to outside.
There is a large ground floor guest suite comprising a spacious double bedroom (with built-in double wardrobe) and an en suite bathroom with shower bath, wash basin, concealed cistern WC and Travertine tiled floor.
Bedroom 5 overlooks the garden.
From the reception hall, a staircase with oak spindles leads to the first floor landing which has a high vaulted ceilng, rooflights and a blanket cupboard.
The impressive principal bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, 3 built-in double wardrobes, a small balcony with an outstanding view over the garden and paddocks, and a fully tiled en suite shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin and concealed cistern WC.
Bedroom 2 overlooks the garden and paddock, and bedroom 3 overlooks the front courtyard and the playing fields of Dumpton School. There is also a family bath/shower room.
A pavioured slipway and oak electric gates lead to a large gravelled courtyard and the detached garage/barn complex.
This includes a large single garage with a staircase to a mezzanine floor with a large store room leading to a second store room/office (with rooflight). From the rear of the building, a door leads to a workshop, a store room and a tractor shed. In addition there is a large office area with storage cupboard, water facility, electric panel heater and large log store.
The front courtyard has space for 8-10 vehicles/boats/caravans etc. There are 2 large lawns, trees including beech, and a wide range of shrubs.
A wrought iron gate leads to the private rear garden which is enclosed by neat hedges, post-and-rail fencing and established trees. There is a well maintained lawn and a large, split level Indian sandstone entertaining terrace with pergola over and barbecue area.
The swimming pool complex is of rendered brick, with a gabled slate roof, exposed A-frame timbers and rooflights. Set in a tiled surround, the pool measures 6.4m x 3.5m (21’ x 11’6”) and is heated by its own boiler. There are shower and cloakroom facilities.
Beyond the pool complex there is a further delightful garden area enclosed by brick walling for privacy, with stone pathways, stone and brick borders, pergolas, a large stone terrace, and a wide range of shrubs and trees.
The paddocks are flat and laid to grass. The main paddock has a long frontage to Smugglers Lane, and an established treeline to the boundary with Dumpton School. A 5-bar gate leads to a smaller turnout paddock/games area fronting Deans Grove, with a separate 5-bar gate entrance to Smugglers Lane.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed towards Cranborne and over Walford Bridge. Take the third turning on the right, into Burts Hill. Just before reaching The Horns Inn, turn left into Deans Grove, and Owen Sound can be found on left hand side, just before the junction with Smugglers Lane.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G
EPC RATING: Band C