6 bedroom house for saleLongham
Sold by Us £1,500,000
- Contact Hearnes Estate Agents, Ferndown
- Private grounds extending to around 3.5 acres
- Over 7,000 square feet of accomodation
- Six bedrooms and five bathrooms/shower rooms
- Potential for personalisation, refurbishment or an extension
- Four car garage complex and extensive off-road parking
- Many original features
- Discreet and convenient location
An elegant and imposing Victorian character home originally constructed around 1880 for a member of Sir Winston Churchill’s family. The Churchill Coat of Arms adorns the exterior walls at the striking main entrance with its arched covered porch and original wooden-panelled front door. This wonderful family home offers generous accommodation of over 7000 square feet including a 4 car garage complex and a basement, sitting proudly in a parkland type setting with private grounds extending to around 3.5 acres, whilst nestled away in a discreet yet convenient location.
This substantial property offers enormous potential for personalisation, refurbishment or an extension if so desired.
The property has retained much of its charm and character with stunning features such as a sweeping, wide, solid oak staircase which leads up from the reception hall to a large galleried landing and gives access to the first and second floor accommodation where there are six generous bedrooms and five bathrooms/shower rooms. On the ground floor there is a spectacular 25ft farmhouse style kitchen/dining room finished with extensive polished granite work surfaces, a four oven, gas fired AGA, hand built solid wood units and a central island unit with a five ring gas hob and extractor canopy above as well as an inset butler sink. Polished limestone tiled flooring with underfloor heating extends throughout this spacious family area, whilst three double glazed sash style windows offer delightful views over the private formal garden and a further window to the side overlooks the walled garden.
Adjacent to the kitchen/dining room there is a family room which has a log burning stove style gas fire, creating an attractive focal point of the room and would knock through nicely to the kitchen to create a contemporary open plan day room. Located on the southerly wing of the ground floor accommodation there are two extremely large and impressive reception rooms, one of which has a substantial open fireplace with an ornately moulded surround and marble inset. The adjoining reception room has double glazed French doors leading onto a decked seating area and stairs down to the basement, where there is a sunken orangery, a games room with bar area and two cellar rooms.
A sweeping front gravelled driveway provides an impressive approach to the property and meanders through a mature woodland, proving extensive off-road parking for numerous vehicles and continues round to a detached garage complex with a walled parking area in front. The garage complex has two remote control roller doors with a large loft storage space, power points and lighting.
The main area of formal garden is a superb feature of the property. There is a large pond which is surrounded by ornamental plants and shrubs. There are extensive areas of rolling lawn which are completely enclosed by mature trees offering an excellent degree of seclusion and has a southerly aspect. Adjoining the rear of the property there is a timber decked seating area with a pond and ornamental bridge over, adjacent to which there is a further area of lawn also offering an excellent degree of seclusion and facing a westerly aspect. Adjoining the side elevation of the property there is a good size walled garden with a pond and a water feature, as well as an adjoining potting shed opening into a greenhouse.
Ferndown’s town centre is located less than 1 mile away offering extensive day to day shopping and a Championship Golf Course on Golf Links Road, approximately 1.5 miles away. Dudsbury Golf Club is just a few hundred yards away with various eateries within easy striking distance. The market towns of Wimborne and Ringwood are located approximately 4 and 6 miles away respectively.
Both Poole and Bournemouth are only around 6 miles distant whilst Bournemouth International Airport is approximately a 10 minute drive. Ringwood Road also provides direct access to Southampton Airport and Airport Parkway railway station with its regular service to London Waterloo. In addition Poole and Bournemouth provide direct train services to London Waterloo. All the attractions of the New Forest are within easy reach as are the beaches of Sandbanks and the world famous boating facilities of Poole. The Isle of Purbeck and its spectacular scenery attracts walkers from far and wide and there is also an array
of water sports at the area’s famous National Trust beaches.
This area of Dorset has some fantastic schools in both the public and private sectors, including several grammar schools and a number of well-respected independent schools including Talbot Heath, Castle Court, Canford, Dumpton, Bryanston, Sherborne Schools and Clayesmore.
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