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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Holtwood, BH21

Sold STC £1,295,000

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Tenure: Freehold

The Dell is a stunning, modern 6 bedroom detached country home set on a magnificent site of almost 3 acres, including a lake and having superb views over the surrounding greenbelt and the iconic landmark, Horton Tower, set in the idyllic rural hamlet of Holtwood, about 5 miles north of Wimborne Minster.

The Dell was built to a particularly high standard of specification, with great attention to detail, by the current owners for their own occupation. Extending to almost 3000 square feet of accommodation, arranged over 3 floors, The Dell has been built on a 'green footprint' with minimal energy output costs. There is groundsource heating and hot water, a bio-digester sewerage system, and mains electricity and water. Estimated energy costs are about 1,000 per annum.

Particular features include under-floor heating to the ground floor, calibrated limestone and oak boarded flooring, oak internal doors, architraves and skirtings, and quality timber double glazed window units.

The attractive kitchen/family room has bespoke framed units, granite work surfaces, a central island unit, an Aga, a range of built-in appliances and superb views over the gardens and farmland beyond. The spacious, triple aspect living room has lovely views, a brick fireplace with a wood burning stove, and double doors to the gardens.

The two cloakrooms, two en suite shower rooms and family bathroom are all fitted with quality sanitaryware.

The Dell is accessed off the private, unmade Batchelors Lane, via ornate wrought iron gates which lead into a large pavioured driveway and courtyard. There is a detached double garage, and, accessed off a separate driveway, with ample parking, is a third garage/tractor shed.

The gardens surround the property on 3 sides and include a raised sandstone entertaining terrace, well maintained lawns, and a selection of mature shrubs and trees including oak, laurel and copper beech. Beyond the formal gardens, there is a large, gently sloping paddock with an open-fronted log store and a large, oval lake, stocked with carp and featuring a grassed island accessed via a timber bridge. The island has a duck house and a stunning view of Horton Tower.

The Dell will appeal to a purchaser seeking a superb modern home that requires minimal maintenance, and situated in an outstanding location about 5 miles north of Wimborne Minster.

Directions: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne, turning right at Furzehill. Proceed through Furzehill village and past The Stocks Inn on the left. After about a mile, turn left at Pig Oak, signposted to Gaunts Common. Proceed through Gaunts Common, passing St James School on the right. Continue up Rooks Hill, leaving Gaunts Common behind. At the crossroads, just before reaching Chalbury, turn right into the hamlet of Holtwood. Proceed for a few hundred yards and take the second unmade turning on the left hand side, into Batchelors Lane, and The Dell can be found on the left hand side.

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10 July 2015


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