6 bedroom detached house for saleStoborough, Wareham, Dorset
Under Offer £1,100,000
- Elegant Country House
- Six Double Bedrooms
- Stunning Rural Setting
- Just over 5 Acres
- Swimming Pool and Tennis Court
An elegant detached gentlemans residence, with six double bedrooms, three receptions, garaging and ample parking. Placed within approx. five acres of gardens and woodland with swimming pool, tennis court and with direct access onto protected heathland. A commanding house in an idyllic setting, the property was built in 1939 for a local businessman and has only changed hands twice since that time.
The covered PORCH leads into a RECEPTION HALL with timber floor and Jotul wood burner, doors lead to STORAGE CUPBOARDS and small SCULLERY with Belfast sink and shelving. The DRAWING ROOM has several windows overlooking the stunning gardens to the front side and rear and a door to the terrace. A fine open fire place is set into a Purbeck stone hearth with an oak surround and mantle. The MORNING ROOM/STUDY is beautifully light and sunny with a wall of doors opening to the terrace and gardens beyond. The DINING ROOM also overlooks the terrace and gardens, perfect for entertaining. An INNER HALL with CLOAKROOM, leads to the KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM with a range of wall and base units under worktops, complete with inset electric hob, fitted double electric oven, space for fridge and plumbing for dish washer. The UTILITY ROOM has space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher as well as a second oven and an abundance of storage. The REAR HALL has further STORAGE, including a WALK-IN LARDER with slate shelves and doors to the front and rear of the property.
Wide stairs rise to the split level GALLERIED LANDING which has three windows, including a large arched window, offering an abundance of light. Doors lead to the FAMILY BATHROOM with bathtub, wash hand basin and WC, and FOUR generous DOUBLE BEDROOMS all having fitted wardrobes and lovely views of the gardens and heathland beyond. There is a SECOND BATHROOM comprising bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC. TWO further DOUBLE BEDROOMS, a STUDY and a SHOWER ROOM are located at the end of the hall with a second staircase leading down to the rear hall. These could be developed into accommodation for letting or additional family use as there is INDEPENDENT ACCESS to this area.
SUMPTUOUS GARDENS surround the property which are enclosed by WOODLAND. Overall there are APPROX. FIVE ACRES, backing on to protected heathland. The formal gardens are, in the main, laid to lawn with borders of traditional cottage garden flowers and shrubs. Formal and natural ponds feature throughout, with a stream on the boundary of the woodland. Rhododendrons and Azalea are abundant throughout the woodland areas as pathways travel to delightful clearings amongst the trees. There is a BARN with open access for storage and houses the swimming pool pump. A WORKSHOP is attached to the barn as is a second TERRACE with pagoda which overlooks the SWIMMING POOL. The TENNIS COURT with racquet hut is found just beyond the large KITCHEN GARDEN. Gated access and a tarmac driveway leads to parking for several vehicles and a single GARAGE.
Approximately two miles from the market town of Wareham, famed for its delightful riverside setting as the Gateway to the Isle of Purbeck. Immediate facilities to the property (at the Springfield Hotel) are a bar, restaurant and a members-only spa with swimming pool and gym. Wareham itself has a choice of restaurants, independent cinema, banks, health centre and schools nearby: together with mainline railway (London/Waterloo approx. two hours), 18-hole golf course, yacht club and beaches at Studland, Swanage and Lulworth Cove. Poole and Bournemouth are 9 and 13 miles respectively.
From the A351 Wareham by-pass, turn right (signposted Springfield Hotel) into Grange Road. Travel for a short distance past the hotel and the property will be found on the left hand side identified by our DOMVS for Sale board.
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