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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Witchampton, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21

Offers Over £799,500

Property Description

Key features

  • Delightful Grade II listed character cottage
  • Sought after Witchampton village
  • 3 reception rooms
  • About 0.65 acres
  • 3/4 bedrooms
  • Additional guest accommodation
  • Lovely cottage gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Charming Grade II Listed character cottage in this sought after Dorset village


Welcome Thatch enjoys a quiet and peaceful location in the centre of Witchampton, one of the area's most sought after villages. The village is about 5 miles from the popular Minster town of Wimborne offering excellent amenities including shopping, with Waitrose and Co-Operative supermarkets, cafes restaurants and bars, the Tivoli theatre/ cinema, and many local community activities. The city of Salisbury with its historic cathedral is about 23 miles away, and the popular market town of Blandford is about 7 miles. Amenities in Witchampton village itself include the parish church, village shop, social club and primary school. There are excellent state and independent schools in the wider area, including Canford, Dumpton, Bryanston, Clayesmore, Castle Court plus Witchampton C of E First School nearby in the village. The popular holiday town of Bournemouth with excellent shopping entertainment and recreational facilities and fine sandy bathing beaches is approximately 15 miles away, and Poole harbour with its watersports and further beaches is about 13 miles away. The A31 which leads on to the M27 and M3 to London can be joined at Ashley Heath about 11.5miles away and there are regular services to London Waterloo from Bournemouth and Poole train stations.


• Reception hall
• Bathroom/ cloakroom
• Sitting room
• Family room
• Fitted kitchen/ breakfast room
• Boot room and utility room
• Cloaks/ shower room
• Three first floor bedrooms
• Family bathroom
• Second floor playroom/ bedroom 4
• Additional ground floor living room and sun room
• Useful studio/ bedroom 5 over
• Integral garage
• Detached outbuilding providing workshop, garden room and greenhouse
• Delightful cottage gardens adjoining fields at the rear
• Heated swimming pool

Welcome Thatch is a well presented Grade II listed character cottage, having elevations of mainly colourwashed render relieved by some exposed beams, under a mainly thatched and partly tiled roof.

Particular features of the accommodation include the good sized sitting room with fine beamed ceiling and fireplaces at both ends, including a superb inglenook, the well fitted kitchen/ breakfast room with modern Rayburn, plus useful boot and utility rooms adjoining. There are three principal bedrooms on the first floor, one with a mezzanine area in the vaulted ceiling, and a bathroom with roll top freestanding bath. There is also a useful playroom or occasional 4th bedroom on the second floor. The layout of the property is extremely flexible, and could be arranged to suit a variety of different purchaser's needs. In particular the additional ground floor accommodation of living room, sun room and studio/ bedroom 5 above could have annexe potential subject of course to any necessary permissions being obtained.
The cottage has the benefit of oil fired central heating.

The cottage is approached via a brick paviour driveway, with parking for several cars, leading to the integral single Garage. The most attractive and well stocked cottage gardens are a particular feature, being arranged in a series of secluded 'rooms', and planted with a huge variety of herbaceous plants, specimen shrubs and trees. The cottage is side-on to the road, and the gardens run along the side aspect and around to the rear, where there is a large paved terrace, and a Heated Swimming Pool with decked surround.

The detached 'L' shaped Outbuilding provides a useful workshop, a garden room/ potting shed and a greenhouse at the rear. There is also a separate detached greenhouse.
Beyond this are several further areas of totally secluded garden including an orchard and a vegetable plot with shed. The rear boundary immediately adjoins open farmland at the rear and the lower garden areas enjoy lovely far reaching views across this land. The gardens extend in all to about 0.65 acres.

Square Footage: 2,158 sq ft
Acreage: 0.6 Acres


From Wimborne proceed north on the B3078 Cranborne Road. After about 4 miles, take the left hand turn signposted Witchampton. Follow Witchampton Lane along this road down the hill, over a small bridge and into the village. Continue through the village past the school on the left, and the social club on the right, and Welcome Thatch as about 100m further along on the right hand side.

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Added on Rightmove:
01 September 2016

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