Holtwood, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A large 4 bedroom detached chalet style home on a superb site of almost 0.3 of an acre, in an idyllic rural location with outstanding views, in the hamlet of Holtwood, about 5 miles north of Wimborne Minster.

Built in the 1960s, the property was extended in the 1980s but offers great potential for further extension, subject to planning consent. The existing building extends to nearly 1700ft of accommodation arranged over 2 floors, including 3 first floor bedrooms, and there is garaging for 3 cars.

The property is traditionally built, with rendered elevations under a concrete tiled roof (with a hipped dormer and a tall brick chimney.) It is tucked well away from main roads and traffic noise, approximately 300m along a gravel track which leads directly in to the walking and riding grounds of Queens Copse.

The house is connected to mains electricity and water and has LPG central heating, private septic tank drainage, and double glazed windows throughout.

Holtwood is a hamlet located between the villages of Holt, Gaunts Common and Horton, and there is a post office/shop in the nearby village of Furzehill. The market town of Wimborne Minster, about 5 miles away, offers a wide range of amenities. The coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are easily accessible, as are the A31 and M27 for Southampton and London.

A UPVC double glazed front door leads to an enclosed entrance lobby with coat hanging space and a personal door to the single garage. A front door leads to a spacious reception hall with a cupboard containing a wall mounted Worcester gas central heating boiler.

The dual aspect living room features an inglenook style brick fireplace (with an inset wood burning stove), and a UPVC double glazed sliding patio door to a garden terrace. There is a separate dining room/play room overlooking the front garden and lane.

The kitchen/breakfast room has ample worktops, breakfast bar, stainless steel sink, range of base and wall units, space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, space for upright fridge-freezer, extractor unit, and space for a free standing cooker. The kitchen has a door to outside, and superb views over the adjacent farmland.

There is a ground floor bedroom with an excellent range of fitted wardrobes, and a recently updated family bath/shower room with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, WC, and wash basin.

Stairs from the reception hall lead to the first floor landing where there is loft access and a cloakroom (with WC, wash basin and outstanding views.) The principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a wash basin. Bedroom 2 has fitted wardrobes, a shower cubicle and a wash basin, and bedroom 3 enjoys a delightful country outlook.

The property fronts directly onto the unmade lane and has a delightful rural outlook. The site extends to just under 0.3 of an acre. A 5-bar gate leads to the front garden which is enclosed by a post-and-rail fence, hedges and a grass verge, and has a lawn, flower and shrub borders, and an integral single garage (with up-and-over door, lighting, power, window and personal door to the rear.)

Off a separate driveway (with parking space for a boat/caravan, there is a brick built detached double garage with a high gabled slate roof (providing eaves storage space), 2 up-and-over doors, personal door, lighting, power points and an alarm system. Subject to planning consent, there may be potential to use the double garage as an annexe or studio.

Access at the side of the property leads to a wide shrubbery, a lawn and a kitchen garden area bounded by mixed hedges including conifers, holly, ferns and beech. There is an LPG storage tank and a water butt.

A footpath leads to a large garden area enclosed by mixed hedges adjoining open farmland. There are 2 lawns, a small orchard, paved pathways, and beds well stocked with roses, lavender and hydrangeas.


From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078, turning right at Furzehill. Proceed past The Stocks Inn and, at Pig Oak, turn left and proceed through the village of Gaunts Common. At the top of the hill, turn right towards Holtwood. Having passed the Methodist Chapel, turn left into Queens Copse. Take the next turning on the right into a private lane, and Foxgloves is the first property on the left.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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