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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Sheephouse Drove, Witchampton, Wimborne, BH21

Guide Price £1,350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful barn conversion in stunning location
  • No near neighbours
  • Magnificent rural views
  • Numerous character features
  • Beamed drawing room with gallery above
  • Superb kitchen/breakfast/family room
  • Reception hall, dining room and study/playroom
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Spacious self-contained annexe
  • Triple garaging and workshop/stable

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Sheephouse is a stunning 4 bedroom detached Dorset barn standing in grounds of over an acre in a magnificent rural location with impressive views over the surrounding farmland, on the edge of the Cranborne Chase, about 5.5 miles north of Wimborne Minster.

Set on the fringe of the conservation village of Witchampton, which is noted in the Domesday Book, with no near neighbours, the property offers spacious and characterful accommodation including a spacious self-contained 1 bedroom annexe.

Parts of the property, which was formerly owned by the Crichel Estate, date back over 200 years. Around 1989 it was sold to a well known local developer of the time, who substantially extended, refurbished and restored the property before selling it to the current owners in 1992.

Sheephouse offers impressive accommodation extending in total to just under 4,200 square feet, mostly at ground floor level, and is presented in truly excellent condition throughout. The property retains much of its original character, with high gabled ceilings and exposed A-frame and wall timbers.

Sheephouse is neither Listed nor within the village's conservation area. The market town of Wimborne Minster is within about 10 minutes drive, whilst Poole, Bournemouth and Salisbury, all of which have mainline railway stations, are about 30 minutes away. Witchampton has its own First School, and there are excellent state and independent schools in the wider area, including Dumpton, Canford, Castle Court, Bryanston and Clayesmore.

The property has many outstanding features, including a magnificent drawing room which is over 40' in length, with full height oak doors and windows overlooking the gardens, and a superb floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace (with wood burning stove,) behind which there is a staircase leading to a minstrels' gallery.

The large reception hallway, which has double doors to the terrace, and a feature stained glass window, leads to a separate dining room overlooking the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room, which measures over 35ft in length, has a fireplace with wood burning stove, access to the garden, granite work surfaces and a range of built-in appliances. The A-frame timbers here are particularly noteworthy. There is a separate utility room, a study/playroom and cloakroom.

The two ground floor bedrooms are serviced by a bathroom, and there is also a separate cloakroom. On the first floor, the master bedroom suite has built-in furniture, a luxury en suite bath/shower room and outstanding views over farmland. There is an additional bedroom and a bathroom.

The self-contained annexe has a large sitting room, kitchen, double bedroom (with exposed A-frame timbers) and shower room. This can be accessed both from inside the house and the courtyard.

The property is complemented by an open-fronted triple garage and workshop/stable which could be converted into further accommodation, subject to planning permission. There is also a 'garden store' with toilet and basin.

Sheephouse is set around a stunning gravelled courtyard and the well maintained gardens are flat, primarily laid to lawn and borders, and largely enclosed by hedges. There are extensive entertaining terraces and pathways around the building. The property is connected to mains electricity and water, and has a private drainage system. There is an LPG heating system and timber double glazed windows.

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.

EPC RATING: Band F.

COUNCIL TAX: Main house: Band G. Annexe: Band A.

DIRECTIONS: From Witchampton village, proceed up Pound Hill to the T-junction. Turn immediately left and first right into Sheephouse Drove. Sheephouse is the only property on the left hand side.


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Added on Rightmove:
16 April 2018

Nearest station

  • Hamworthy (9.5 mi)
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Christopher Batten, Wimborne

15 East Street, Wimborne, BH21 1DT

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Christopher Batten, Wimborne

15 East Street, Wimborne, BH21 1DT

03339 873386 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Hamworthy (9.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Christopher Batten, Wimborne

15 East Street, Wimborne, BH21 1DT

03339 873386 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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