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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Glanvilles Wootton, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9

Sold STC £3,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 reception rooms
  • 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms
  • Coach house and garaging
  • Landscaped gardens and lake
  • All weather tennis court
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Keyless Control4 security system
  • About 6.6 acres
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A magnificent Queen Anne style country house set in beautiful landscaped gardens of about 6.6 acres in a small Dorset village.


Glanvilles is located in the village of Glanvilles Wootton which is set amidst the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside. Local towns of note include the Abbey Town of Sherborne, County Town of Dorchester and Market Town of Blandford Forum, all of which have a good variety of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. Communications in the area include a regular railway service from Sherborne to London Waterloo taking about 2¼ hours and access onto the A352 providing a north/south route and the A35 at Dorchester providing an east/ west link. The A303 can be joined to the north beyond Yeovil.

Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Sherborne, Yeovil and Bridport, horse racing at Wincanton, Exeter and Bath and water sports can be enjoyed along the Dorset coastline to the south at Poole Harbour and Weymouth Bay. The area is noted for its excellent independent schools including Perrott Hill, Sherborne School for Girls, Sherborne School for Boys, Sherborne Preparatory School, Leweston, Hazlegrove and Port Regis.


Glanvilles was completed in 2003 but has been substantially refurbished during our clients' ownership to provide an exceptional home. It has handsome brick elevations under a tiled roof and provides superb light and spacious accommodation of excellent proportions with views over the gardens, grounds and the surrounding countryside. The principal reception rooms include a beautiful sitting room and drawing room, both of which have stone fireplaces, bespoke panelling and moulded cornices and a dining room with an intricate moulded ceiling and stone fireplace. Other features of note include the handcrafted oak and walnut staircase, solid oak or artisan limestone flooring to many rooms, indoor air conditioned swimming pool and an acoustically tuned music room/orangery. The kitchen/family room has an Aga and there is oil fired central heating with many concealed radiators and sealed unit double glazing throughout. The house has many updated technological attributes including direct line of sight internet connection, Wi-Fi plus Cat5e to all rooms and a comprehensive security system controlled by a Control 4 System to pads and phones. There is also a Rako and Control 4 lighting system.

For a detailed understanding of the accommodation please refer to the floor plans.

The Gardens
Glanvilles is approached via cast-iron hydraulic gates which open onto a sweeping driveway leading to extensive parking areas to the front and side of the house and attached garaging. There is an adjacent yard with outbuildings comprising a workshop, garages with loft over and two useful workshops/offices. To the west of here is a walled kitchen garden with a traditional style greenhouse. The gardens are landscaped and comprise extensive lawns, paved terraces, an excellent variety of young and mature trees, a lake,well stocked herbaceous borders, a beautifully designed formal parterre and an all-weather tennis court.

Square Footage: 9,224 sq ft
Acreage: 6.6 Acres


From Sherborne take the A352 towards Dorchester. After passing through the village of Long Burton, take the left hand turning signposted to Glanvilles Wootton. Proceed into the centre of the village where you turn left and you will find the entrance gates to Glanvilles on your left hand side.

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08 September 2016

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