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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Newtown, Witchampton, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21

Guide Price £1,125,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A beautifully presented character house
  • 5 reception rooms
  • Exceptional hand painted kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
  • Boot room/ utility room
  • Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
  • Guest bedroom with en suite shower room
  • Three further double bedrooms
  • Detached double garage with studio/ office above
  • Delightful gardens enjoying views over open farmland at the rear
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Beautifully presented character house in a sought after Dorset village


Wistaria Cottage enjoys a quiet and peaceful location in Witchampton, one of the area's most sought after villages. The village lies about 5.5 miles from the 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. Amenities in Witchampton village include the parish church, village shop and social club. There are excellent state and independent schools in the wider area, including renowned Canford School, Dumpton, Bryanston, Clayesmore, and Castle Court plus Witchampton C of E First School in the village. The holiday town of Bournemouth with fine sandy bathing beaches is approximately 15 miles away, and Poole harbour with its watersports and further beaches is about 13 miles away. The city of Salisbury with its historic cathedral is about 23 miles away, and the market town of Blandford is about 7 miles. The A31 giving access 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 Salisbury, Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton Parkway train stations. Bournemouth Airport is about 12 miles.


Wistaria Cottage is a beautifully presented character cottage built, we understand, in 1878 as the school for the nearby Witchampton paper mill worker's children. The distinctive red brick elevations are enhanced by decorative black brick features, Gothic arched Georgian style windows and decorative barge boards, under a tiled roof. The current owners have sympathetically and meticulously refurbished and extended the cottage over the last 11 years and it is now presented in immaculate decorative order. Internal inspection is essential to appreciate the many charming features, which include the following
• Stunning hand painted fitted kitchen with grey Carrara marble worktops, 4 oven Aga, large island unit, AEG induction hob, electric oven, microwave/ convection oven, warming drawer and dishwasher, Liebherr wine cabinet, butler's sink and slate floor
• Superb orangery with travertine limestone floor and twin pairs of doors to the garden
• Impressive drawing room with brick fireplace, large log burner, French doors to garden, the orangery, and also to the feature Winter Garden with pond, waterfall and goldfish
• Cosy sitting room having stone fire surround and hearth with open grate
• Principal reception rooms intercommunicate via double doors, perfect for entertaining
• Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, mirror panelled wardrobes, and luxuriously appointed bathroom with roll top claw foot bath and large Matki shower enclosure
• Guest bedroom also with vaulted ceiling plus luxury shower room with glass mosaic tiling
• Galleried landing with Juliet balcony overlooking the Winter Garden
• Under floor central heating to both ground and first floors via an oil fired Worcester boiler
• Decorative encaustic floor tiles in the entrance hall
• Double aspect windows to many rooms, enjoying lovely views over adjoining open fields

The cottage is approached via a white five bar gate and a shingle driveway, providing parking for a number of cars and leading to the detached Double garage built in keeping with the house. A personal door at the rear and a staircase lead to a useful studio/ playroom over.
The front garden is bounded by a white painted picket fence and features a clipped box topiary. The rear garden is a particular feature, being most attractively laid out and enjoying a south aspect. There is a large flagstone paved terrace running across the rear of the orangery, ideal for outdoor entertaining. Beyond this are well stocked herbaceous cottage garden borders, and a generous area of lawn. The gardens immediately adjoin open farmland at the rear with lovely far reaching views.

Square Footage: 3,621 sq ft


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 right through the village passing the school on the left, and the social club on the right. Carry on down this road, passing the gate to Crichel House on the left. Wistaria Cottage is about 400m further along on the right hand side.

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21 September 2016

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