Built circa 1897 as part of the Hanham estate, this imposing former gentleman’s residence has undergone a comprehensive programme of extension and refurbishment since 2014, and now amounts to almost 7,000ft of accommodation, arranged over 3 floors. Our clients have spared no expense in blending the building’s many charming original features with modern building materials and ideals to create, in our opinion, probably the best house in the area.
Kyrchil Way is tucked away at the top of Colehill, easily accessible to Wimborne town centre and both state and independent schools, and within 30 minutes’ drive of the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo.
The house is traditionally constructed with red brick and tile hung elevations, impressive bay windows, and a plain tiled roof (with 3 feature chimneys, conical dormers and lead finials.) It has been re-wired and re-plumbed, and is connected to all mains services. The gas central heating system features with twin boilers, under floor heating to the ground and first floor, and radiators to the second floor.
A superb kitchen/family room extension was added in 2016, and the rear elevation shows the balance between the original Victorian house and this contemporary addition. Great attention has been paid to the restoration of original architectural features including high cornicing and cast iron fireplaces, and the high specification has been reflected in the quality of the sanitaryware and floor coverings.
The main entrance is via a lobby with an ornate quarry tiled floor, an arch feature, and a cloakroom with high level Burlington cistern WC and wide wash basin.
The impressive, panelled 18’ x 16’ reception hallway gives access to a large walk-in store room, and double doors lead to a spacious study with a bay window. Straight ahead is the superb, 28’ x 17’ drawing room which features a limestone and marble fireplace (with wood burning stove), a door to the verandah, and a stunning semi-circular bay window (with fitted window seat.) The spacious adjacent dining room has a matching bay window with fitted seat, and a door to the verandah.
Off the hall there is an inner hall featuring the original servants’ staircase to the first floor, and a plant room with twin gas boilers, a 300l pressurised hot water cylinder, and manifolds and valves for the under floor heating system.
A short flight of oak steps leads up to the hub of the house - a stunning kitchen/breakfast/living room with a glacier limestone floor, a high vaulted ceiling, automatic rooflights, a roof lantern, full width sliding powder-coated aluminium doors lead to a covered terrace, space for a table and chairs and sofas, a recessed firebox and log store, and high level ambient LED lighting.
Among features too numerous to mention, the beautifully appointed kitchen has a comprehensive range of corniced units, quartz work surfaces with concealed lighting, 2 sinks, Quooker boiling water tap, Miele dishwasher, full height Gaggenau fridge and freezer, oven, combi microwave, steam oven, 2 warming drawers, bean to cup coffee machine, and a substantial island incorporating a 4-person breakfast bar with oak work surface, wine cooler, touch-control induction hob, state-of-the-art retractable extractor, and 4 suspended glass lanterns above.
Off the living area, there is a cosy snug with fireplace and inset wood burning stove. Further doors lead to the front garden, and a utility room (with quartz work surfaces, a sink, units including broom and airing cupboards, and a glazed door to outside.)
Off the kitchen, a hall leads to the second downstairs WC which has a Travertine floor and walls and incorporates a cloakroom and a utility area with pet bath with hot and cold supply.
From the rear hallway, a staircase leads to a large studio/office/gym with oak boarded floor and 2 Velux rooflights.
From the reception hall, a beautiful staircase leads to the main first floor landing which has an airing cupboard.
The principal bedroom is an impressive 19’ x 18’ room with an attractive bay window overlooking the gardens, a range of built-in wardrobes, and a luxury limestone tiled en suite bath/shower room (with double-ended bath tub, twin wash basins, WC, walk-in double shower, and superb views.)
The guest bedroom also has a bay window giving superb views over the garden, a range of fitted furniture and an en suite shower room.
Bedroom 3 has built-in cupboards either side of a fireplace, and a Jack & Jill en suite bath/shower room with bath, walk-in double shower, vanity unit, basin, WC, and inter-connecting door to the landing.
2 steps up and a door lead to an inner landing, off of which is bedroom 4, which is a fully tiled en suite shower room (with enclosed shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.)
On the second floor there are 3 impressive, large bedrooms, all with Victorian fireplaces, and 2 with superb views towards the coast, plus an attic store room and a fully tiled bathroom (with large walk-in shower, vanity wash basin, and WC.)
From Kyrchil Way, ledged-and-braced timber electric gates lead to a large tarmac courtyard and parking area. There is integral triple garaging with a heated porcelain tiled floor, excellent lighting and storage space, and an external bin store. The front garden is enclosed by established beech and laurel hedges, close boarded fencing and rhododendrons.
The property is set on a delightful 1.3 acre site with an outstanding rear garden offering complete seclusion. There are 3 well maintained, gently sloping lawns, enclosed by trees and shrubs including oak, rhododendron, pine, birch, beech and maple. The lower lawns blend into an area of woodland.
Brick retaining walls and stone steps lead to the upper lawn and an impressive entertaining terrace with brick walls attractively planted to include hydrangeas, lavender and fuchsias. There is a substantial covered verandah with a quarry tiled floor, and a small cellar housing a tank for the irrigation system.
The superb Indian sandstone and flagstone entertaining terrace features concealed LED lighting, a covered terrace and a log store.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne town centre, proceed up Rowlands Hill, passing Colehill Cricket Ground on the left, and along Wimborne Road to the crossroads opposite Colehill Post Office. Turn right into Middlehill Road and take the first turning on the right, into Park Homer Road. After about 100 metres, turn right into Kyrchil Way, and the property can be found on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band H
EPC RATING: Band