5 bedroom detached house for saleRowe Hill, Holt, Wimborne, Dorset
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Drawing room
- Dining room
- Master bedroom suite
- 4 Further bedrooms (1 ensuite) and family bathroom
- Established gardens
- Integral double garage with cellar access and workshop
- Triple bay garage
Applegarth is a spacious family home that has been lovingly cared for by the current owners over their 45 year tenure. When the current owners bought the property it was a small thatched cottage which was built largely of cob with some rendered brick elevations. Through their tenure they have thoughtfully extended the property and converted the roof to a clay tiled roof with pretty 'eyebrow' windows. The property boasts a wonderful location nestled in pretty and peaceful woodland. The front door opens on to an entrance hall from which the drawing room and kitchen both lead off. In 1992 the drawing room was extended to create a well-proportioned room with ample space and French windows opening out onto the front garden. An open fire is the central feature to this room helping to make it a good space for entertaining. A corridor leads down to a cosy dining room, with original exposed beams, a snug and downstairs cloakroom.
The kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of this home. This wonderful space is functional and practical, yet flexible for an array of family requirements. There is a three door oil fired AGA, a breakfast bar and dining table. In 2008 a conservatory was extended off the kitchen, further cementing this as the central space perfect for modern family living. The conservatory benefits from under floor heating, allowing this room to be used all year round. Through the kitchen is a utility room and downstairs cloakroom leading through to an integrated double garage off which is a cellar and workshop.
On first floor is a large master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. There are four further bedrooms one with an ensuite shower room, one with a cloakroom and a separate family bathroom.
Applegarth is situated in between the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the edge of the Holt Heath nature reserve. This location provides wonderful opportunities for walking, cycling and riding, a number of which are directly accessible from Applegarth. Applegarth is in the popular village of Holt which is within easy reach of both Wimborne Minster and Furzehill. A few miles away is the pretty Georgian market town of Wimborne Minster offering a wide range of shopping opportunities, a number of good coffee shops and restaurants and the highly regarded Tivoli cinema theatre. Nearby Bournemouth and Poole provide extensive recreational activities both out on the water with the renowned yacht clubs and the excellent beaches that the South Coast boasts in addition to a selection of golf courses.
There are a number of well-regarded schools in the area both in the state and the private sector including; Canford School, Dumpton, Castel Court, Forres Sandle Manor, Ringwood Waldorf School, Queen Elizabeth School and St Johns Church of England First School.
Access to the north is via the A31, M27 or M3 and to the south via the A338. Southampton Airport and Southampton Parkway railway station are about 28 miles away and Bournemouth International Airport is just under 10 miles away.
Applegarth is approached from Rowe Hill down a wooded bridleway, through a set of electric gates with a large gravelled parking area and triple garage. The property lies in the centre of the approximate 0.75 acre plot. To the rear of the triple garage is a large flat lawn area that benefits from the afternoon sun and is surrounded by a mature tree line. Off the conservatory is a large sunken paved terrace, a perfect space for entertaining as it is well protected and benefits from sunshine for the majority of the day.
This pretty garden has been well maintained with established flower beds and shrubs bordering the sunny terrace. To the east of the property through a honeysuckled arbour is a particularly private heated swimming pool (9.75m x 4.88m) set in a paved surround with a separate pump house/pool room.
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