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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Lower Rowe, Holt, Wimborne, BH21

Sold STC £1,395,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Broadlawn was originally built by the Bankes Estate in the 17th century and has been extended on four occasions between 1960 and 2010.

The present owners have been in occupation since 2009 and in that time, they have spent a great deal of time and money in creating a magnificent character home with great attention paid to detail.

Holt is a popular village, approximately 3 miles to the north of Wimborne and adjacent to the villages of Gaunts Common, Furzehill and Mannington. Local shopping facilities are available at Furzehill, while Wimborne town centre offers an excellent range of amenities including a new Waitrose store. Access to the major east Dorset towns of Poole and Bournemouth is about 30 minutes by car.

The original cottage is constructed of brick and cob with a lime render and the more modern extensions are of cavity construction with cement rendered elevations, all under a tiled and wheat straw roof with an ornamental ridge.

Mains services include electric and water. Private drainage system.

Broadlawn has many outstanding features. The main sitting room has exposed ceiling and wall timbers and a feature inglenook style fireplace with an inset woodburning stove. There are several curved brick wall features and exposed brick walling throughout. There is a separate snug with a large inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove, giving access to a ground floor study or bedroom five.

The property has wide oak boarded flooring, latched oak internal doors and a ground floor cloakroom.

Another main feature is a superb kitchen/family/dining area which has an impressive flagstone floor of limestone. The kitchen is fitted with a bespoke range of framed units with polished black granite working surfaces, and an electric Aga range with mantel over and a tiled backdrop. There is also an ornamental range cooker in a brick recess. The kitchen has a butler's sink, built-in dishwasher, built-in American style fridge/freezer and a convection oven.

The family area has space for a table, chairs and sofa. Door access leads from the kitchen to the gardens.

Broadlawn has two separate staircases leading to the first floor. The main bedroom (with en suite) has a high gabled ceiling, exposed ceiling timbers, oak flooring and a range of built-in wardrobes

The second bedroom has an en suite dressing room (with wardrobes) and a superb en suite Victorian style bath/shower room.

There are two further bedrooms and a superb Victorian style family bathroom with shower and roll top bathtub.


The cottage has an oil fired heating system and hardwood bespoke windows with UPVC double glazed doors.

Outside, high timber security electric gates leads to a gravelled driveway and large courtyard.

A large detached barn incorporates garaging, workshops and stables and has great potential, subject to planning, to convert into holiday lets.

A second vehicular access leads to a storage area where there is space for numerous vehicles, trailers, boats and caravans.

In addition, there is a large garden room of brick construction with a tiled roof, large UPVC double glazed windows and a flagstone floor. SUPERB VIEWS OVER THE GARDEN.

Large studio/home working area of brick construction with a tiled roof. UPVC conservatory, en suite shower room and cloakroom. This area provides an ideal home working area.

The gardens are an outstanding feature of Broadlawn with manicured flat lawns, interspersed with a wide variety of specimen trees and shrubs including Willow, Beech, Birch and a mature Wisteria climber to the side of the cottage. There are many feature beds.

To the rear, there is a large, flat, well maintained lawn enclosed by hedgerows and post and rail fencing. Several established Fir trees. Directly outside the cottage, there is a Willow, Maple, raised circular lawn and paved pathways and terracing.

The gardens are truly an outstanding feature of the cottage.

DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north on the Wimborne to Cranborne B3078 and turn right at Furzehill. Pass through Furzehill village and continue into the village of Holt. The Old Inn pub is on the right hand side. Proceed down the hill and take the next turning on the right. Go past Bowers Farm on the right hand side, over the bridge, turn first left and Broadlawn can be found immediately on the right hand side.



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