7 bedroom detached house for saleWimborne Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 9HN
- A beautifully presented Victorian house in 27.5 Acres
- Self-contained two bedroom Annexe
- Three bedroom Cottage and two Flats
- Vineyard Woodland and Paddocks
- Tennis Court
- Studio/Summer House
- Heated Swimming Pool
- Stable Workshop Extensive Garaging
- Further range of Outbuildings
- Walled Vegetable Garden
The Downwood Vineyard is a beautifully presented Victorian house which is situated in the middle of its extensive grounds. For many years, within the grounds was a well established vineyard which produced 2,000 bottles a year, although these operations have been scaled back with annual production now around 200 bottles.
The house is constructed with brick elevations under a slate roof and offers spacious accommodation of great style with well proportioned rooms. There is a wide reception hall with a flagstone floor, wood burning stove and elegant staircase. Both the drawing room and sitting room look out to the front terrace, there is an Aga in the kitchen/breakfast room and on the Western side of the house is a magnificent conservatory and garden room. There are a number of fine fireplaces and the house has oil fired central heating (newly fitted in 2007) and enjoys delightful views over the gardens and grounds.
At present the North Wing of the house is arranged as a self contained 2 bedroom annexe. Behind the house are the former stables and coach house which have been sympathetically converted to a 3 bedroom staff/guest cottage and a pair of flats.
The grounds are completely private and form a delightful setting extending in all to 27.5 acres.
The Downwood Vineyard is located in a private setting with no neighbouring properties amidst delightful grounds of 27.5 acres. It is only 1 ½ miles from the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum which offers a good variety of shopping, educational, recreational and cultural facilities. The larger centres of Poole, Bournemouth and Salisbury are within easy driving distance. Dorset's fine unspoilt countryside is close at hand including the Cranborne Chase and the Isle of Purbeck with its rugged and picturesque coastline. Sporting pursuits in the area include three local hunts, golf just ½ mile away at Ashley Wood and racing at Salisbury and Wincanton. A full range of water sports are available on the Dorset coast which boasts the large sheltered harbour of Poole and fine beaches at Bournemouth, Poole and Studland.
There are excellent schools in the area within the private sector including Bryanston, Canford, Sherborne, Milton Abbey, Clayesmore, Sandroyd, Port Regis, St Mary's Shaftesbury, Castle Court and Dumpton. Communications in the area include the A31 at Wimborne which provides a route to London along the M3/M27 and there are regular train services to London Waterloo available from Salisbury and Poole.
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