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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Wimborne, Dorset, BH21

Sold STC £1,100,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Sancroft House is an impressive 5 bedroom late Victorian detached family home situated in the heart of Canford Magna village, about 1.5 miles south of Wimborne Minster.

Built around 1810 as the home of the manager of the Lord Wimborne Estate, the house was substantially extended circa 1850, and bought by Canford School in 1923. It was used as the school sanatorium until being sold to a developer in 1993, refurbished and sold to the current owners.

Very much a landmark property locally, the house is ideally situated opposite the renowned independent Canford School and the various sports facilities offered there, and within a 5-minute drive of Wimborne town centre. The town offers excellent educational, recreational and retail facilities while the larger towns of Poole and Bournemouth are within about 20 minutes' driving distance. The area is well served by other independent schools including Dumpton, Castle Court and Bryanston, and excellent state schools including Queen Elizabeth's at Pamphill.

Sancroft House's many outstanding features include a large reception hallway, 4 reception rooms plus a conservatory, 5 good sized first floor bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and an attic room. On the landing, there is an impressive domed ceiling with a rooflight, and all principal rooms have deep plaster cornice features.

The property is approached along a gravelled driveway which provides ample parking and leads to 2 garages. The gardens are formally landscaped with lawns, mature trees, flower beds, paved terracing and hedges.

This impressive village home, which extends to over 5,500 square feet of accommodation on 3 floors, has a self-contained annexe which could be used as offices or practice rooms. The building has brick and timbered elevations with rendered panels, with 2 impressive brick chimneys and a small clay tiled roof.

In addition, an attached 3-bedroom cottage is available by separate negotiation.


Impressive reception hallway

Feature plaster archway and halls

Feature open fireplace with tiled hearth and inset wood burning stove

Inner hallway with dado rail

Drawing room with limestone fireplace and inset gas fired wood burner, magnificent semi-circular bay window, and doors to the conservatory and gardens

Superb dining room with large bay window (overlooking the front courtyard,) ornate fireplace (with raised basket and tiled hearth,) and door to the gardens

Study with full height box bay window overlooking the side garden

Inner lobby with quarry tiled floor

Kitchen/breakfast room with an excellent range of polished slate work surfaces, a comprehensive range of hand-painted, framed kitchen units, 2 stainless steel under-bowl sinks, Aga range (with downlighters over,) a Smeg fan oven, 2 gas hobs, an integrated dishwasher and a door to the conservatory

Large conservatory with gabled glass roof, double glazed timber casement windows, and double doors to the garden

Snug with brick fireplace and inset wood burning stove

Utility room with matching units, WC and wash basin

Boot room with access to outside

Impressive staircase leading to a lower landing with a large timber panelled arch feature.

Inner landing giving access to bedroom 4 (with en suite bathroom) and bedroom 5

From the lower landing, a short staircase leads to the main landing, where there is an impressive, ornate domed roof with 4 glass panels, exposed timbers, cornicing and plate racks. Concealed door and secondary staircase to attic room.

Master bedroom (with semi-circular bay window overlooking the front courtyard) and en suite bath/shower room.

Bedroom 2 - superb semi-circular window overlooking the garden.

Bedroom 3 - a spacious double bedroom

Large family bath/shower room with downlighters, bath, vanity unit, low level WC, bidet and large, walk-in double shower.


Large ground floor area with en suite shower room

Large first floor room

The annexe could be used as a dependent relative's suite, home working studio or practice rooms. It has its own gas heating system and double doors to the driveway.


A long gravel driveway leads to 2 garages, and there is parking for several vehicles. The gardens are to the south and east sides of the house. Large expanse of lawn enclosed by a high belt of rhododendrons and 2 established beech trees.

Separate entrance in front of the house through timber double gates, leading to parking for at least 8 vehicles.

Separate garden area in front of the annexe, laid to lawn with flower borders and magnolia tree.

DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed south along Poole Road, over Canford Bridge and up Oakley Hill. Just before the Willett Arms, turn left into Oakley Lane and follow the road into the village of Canford Magna. Proceed round a sharp right hand bend, with the main entrance to Canford School on the left, and, after a short distance, Sancroft House can be found on the right hand side.


EPC: Band E.

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06 May 2016


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