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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Knoll Lane, Nr Wimborne BH21

Sold STC £1,300,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Padenca is an impressive 4 bedroom detached country home situated on an elevated site at the head of a private lane, with stunning open country views over the valley towards Broadstone and Poole Harbour.


Padenca was built for the present owners in 1969 by a well known local development company. In addition to this fine, modern country home, there is a pair of former Edwardian cottages which were built in 1909 as staff accommodation to the main house. The main building is now Castle Court Preparatory School. Padenca extends to about 3583 square feet and the cottages extend to about 2010 square feet. Padenca stands in a unique location, on an elevated site, at the end of a long private driveway, which is shared with Castle Court School.

Adjacent to the cottages, there are 2 large barns which extend to about 1680 square feet, a large foaling isolation stable, and other covered storage areas.

The house is set in superb, partly walled formal gardens which extend to about 1.4 acres. The main paddocks extend to about 9.9 acres, in total (please see attached Promap.)

Padenca will appeal to purchasers with equestrian interests, and, although the stables are in need of refurbishment there is great potential to convert the buildings into stables, tack rooms, offices or holiday accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.

Padenca is presented in excellent decorative condition throughout with particular features being an impressive drawing room (with an open fireplace and inset wood burner.) A large garden room (with a vaulted glass roof and access to the garden,) a dining room (with sliding doors to the terrace,) a large family room (overlooking the driveway,) and a study.

The kitchen was re-fitted about 5 years ago and features granite surfaces, a comprehensive range of cupboards and drawers with curved panels, and ample space for a table and chairs. There is also a ground floor shower room, a large laundry room and access to a double garage/workshop.

There are four spacious first floor bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

The house is connected to mains electricity and water and has private drainage. It benefits from an oil fired heating system, and UPVC double glazed windows and doors throughout.

We believe, that, subject to planning permission, it would be possible to substantially extend Padenca to create a larger footprint. The utility room and the workshop were built separately in the 1980s, and the garden room was added circa 2005.


EPC: Band F.

DIRECTIONS: From Pye Corner in Wimborne, proceed along Julians Road to the Lake Gates roundabout. Take the second exit and proceed up Wimborne Road, past the Lambs Green Inn on the left. At the Cogdean Elms roundabout, take the third exit onto Higher Blandford Road. Turn left into Pardys Hill and proceed for about a mile, into Broadmoor Road, turning right at the junction. Pass Rushall Lane on the left, and proceed along Knoll Lane. Turn right into the driveway of Castle Court School and proceed for a quarter of a mile, and Padenca can be seen on the right hand side.



ENTRANCE HALL (with feature circular stone pillar.) Staircase to first floor.


DRAWING ROOM: a light, double aspect room with superb views of the gardens featuring a floor-to-ceiling open fireplace and wood burner. Sliding doors lead to:

LARGE CONSERVATORY/GARDEN ROOM: which was built in 2005, with large windows, a glass gabled roof and access to the pool terrace and garden.

DINING ROOM: with door to the terrace.


FAMILY ROOM: which could easily be incorporated within the kitchen.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: was re-fitted in 2005 with an excellent range of polished granite work surfaces, twin Franke under-bowl stainless steel sinks plus additional utility sink, comprehensive range of wall and base cupboards and drawers with curved panels. Space for an American style fridge/freezer and wine cooler (available by separate negotiation.) Partly tiled walls. Appliances include Neff stainless steel fan double oven, Neff ceramic touch control hob and integrated Neff dishwasher. Space for table and chairs. Downlighters. Superb view over the pool and farmland beyond. Door to:

LAUNDRY ROOM: Range of Corian working surfaces with mixer tap, cupboards and drawers beneath. Space for washing machine and dryer. Integrated drawer freezer. Broom cupboards. Fully tiled walls and floor.

INNER LOBBY: Excellent range of storage cupboards incorporating the hot water cylinder. Door to garage.



From the entrance hallway there is a hardwood spiral staircase leading to:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING: Large 'L' shaped landing with access to loft.

BEDROOM ONE: Comprehensive range of full height wardrobe cupboards, chest of drawers. Stunning, double aspect room with far reaching views over paddocks and farmland beyond.

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Double shower cubicle, his-and-hers wash hand basins (set in a vanity unit) and low level W.C. (concealed cistern.)

BEDROOM TWO: A good size double bedroom. 7 full height wardrobe cupboards and matching dressing table. Superb view over the swimming pool terrace, paddocks and farmland.

BEDROOM THREE: Range of fitted bedroom furniture.

BEDROOM FOUR: Range of fitted bedroom furniture.

FAMILY BATHROOM: Large modern bath with mixer tap and hand spray shower, vanity unit incorporating wash hand basin, bidet and low level W.C. Fully tiled walls.


INTEGRAL DOUBLE GARAGE: Electric up-and-over door. Boiler room with oil fired boiler. Walk-in cold room. Walk way to:

LARGE WORKSHOP: Could easily be used as a third garage and the workshop is heated.

Padenca is approached off a long, tarmac driveway with a courtyard, and central roundabout. The roundabout is laid to grass and attractively planted.

THE FRONT GARDEN: Is enclosed (on two sides) by an established conifer hedgerow, and arranged as a large, gently sloping lawn. Trees include silver birch and oak.

To the south side of the house there is a large stone terrace incorporating an OVAL MOSAIC TILED HEATED SWIMMING POOL, pool house with sliding doors and a pump house (with filtration units.) Adjacent to the pool, there is a large raised coy pond and water feature. Steps lead up to a higher terrace with outstanding views over the valley.

There is a large, private side garden area which is arranged on two levels. Largely laid to lawn interspersed with established apple trees, maples and a wide variety of established shrubs. There is a ramp and steps lead up through a pergola (with climbing roses) to the UPPER GARDEN which is walled in on three sides, and laid to lawn. Gates lead to the main front garden area. Fruit cage.


The main paddock lies to the left hand side of the driveway. A gate leads into an 'L' shaped paddock (which surrounds the house), and a further gate leads into the main paddock. The paddocks are enclosed by post and wire fencing and established tree lines.

From the paddock and driveway there are three separate entrances into:

EDWARDIAN COTTAGES. The cottages have elevations of brick under a small plain tiled roof, and adjacent garages. Presently, the ground floor is arranged as 4 stables and workshops. The first floor is in poor condition and arranged as workshops and storage. The cottages and yard are approached by a long tarmac driveway which has gated accesses to the paddocks. The stables have great potential to extend and convert (subject to the necessary planning consents.)



This Promap image is not intended as a precise representation of the property's boundaries or area of land. It should be treated as an approximate guide only. Interested parties should have their solicitor check the exact dimensions on the Title Plan.

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