Horton, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7JA | Property for sale | Savills
210.98 sq m
Guide price £795,000(48,071,891 EGP)

HortonWimborne, Dorset, BH21 7JA

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Quiet and secluded location in Horton Village
  • Grade II* listed home with immense charm
  • The southern part of a larger original building
  • Listed Building consent to extend and adapt
  • Beautiful, mature walled garden
  • Fine views over adjoining farmland

Unique and historic Grade II* listed period house in this popular Dorset village.

About this property

  • A historic Grade II* listed period house of immense charm, being the southern part of the original property, believed to have been a monastic building dating from the 1500's. It is understood that the building was remodelled in the 17th and 18th centuries, when the handsome rear façade was added, and also that one of the previous owners was the builder of the nearby landmark, The Horton Tower. The handsome elevations are of mellow handmade red brick, the rear façade featuring tall arched sash windows, under a clay tiled roof.
    The accommodation offers a wealth of character features, including exposed timbers throughout. It is arranged over three main levels and could be arranged to suit a variety of different buyer's needs.

    The front door opens into the incredible drawing room with twin double height arched windows, a superb fireplace having an open grate with canopy and beam over, bread oven and copper. Leading off is a small inner hall with cloakroom. Double doors lead into the bright dining room with exposed brick wall, and French doors on two aspects leading to the gardens and terrace. The kitchen is fitted with a range of modern white units with wood worktops, and has doors to both front and rear. Leading off is the utility room, and off that a shower room with shower, basin and WC.

    A staircase from the dining room leads up to the main bedroom, with feature brick wall, brick arch detail and a gallery overlooking the dining room. From the drawing room a second staircase leads up to galleried sitting, study and library areas. There is a second bedroom with amazing exposed roof timbers and a gable end window. There are two further open mezzanine bedroom areas, however, the owners have obtained Listed Building consent to alter the layout to create five bedrooms, further bathrooms, and also to extend the kitchen . Dorset Council planning reference 3/21/1423/HOU
    Many rooms in the house enjoy delightful aspects over the gardens and to beautiful open farmland leading up to the Horton Tower.

    Outside
    One of the undoubted features is the beautiful mature and well stocked garden which lies on the south and east sides of the house. There is a particularly impressive walled garden, with a sunny brick and stone terrace, garden pavilion, and pond, with pleached trees surrounding. Beyond the wall is a further garden arranged in several ‘rooms' with established hedging, trees and shrubs. The gardens immediately adjoin farmland on the southern boundary.

    The house is approached via a long shared driveway leading past adjoining Abbey House. There is a parking area to the front and an entrance courtyard adjacent to both front and back doors. There is a good size Outbuilding, formerly stabling, arranged in three areas, which could have potential to convert or adapt to provide an annexe, subject to any necessary permissions being obtained. Permission has also been obtained to create separate private driveways to each house, in partnership with the neighbouring owners

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I love the beautiful walled garden at this unique home

Jamie MortenProperty agent

Local information

  • Charming Grade II* listed period house occupying a quiet and secluded location in Horton Village.
  • This sought after village is famous for the Horton Tower, a Gothic folly believed to have been built as an observatory for stargazing or hunting.
  • The house is about eight miles from the towns of both Wimborne and Ringwood, both having branches of Waitrose, cafes, restaurants and bars.
  • In addition Wimborne has the Tivoli theatre/ cinema, and Ringwood, the Furlong Shopping centre.
  • The area is well served with renowned schools in the wider area, including Dumpton, Canford, Bryanston, Clayesmore and Queen Elizabeth's, together with first schools in Gaunts Common and Witchampton.
  • The popular holiday town of Bournemouth with its sandy beaches and Poole harbour for yachting and watersports are both about 14 miles away.
  • The A31 which leads on to the M27 and M3 to London can be joined at Ashley Heath about seven miles away and trains to London Waterloo run from Bournemouth and Southampton Parkway stations.
  • Sporting amenities include golf at Remedy Oak, Ferndown and Rushmore, and the New Forest National Park for excellent walking, cycling and riding lies east of Ringwood.
  • There are excellent walks around the village, including a particularly good circular walk up to the Horton Tower, through the ancient woodland of Holt Forest.

Additional information

  • Council Tax Band F
  • Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
  • Directions: Post Code BH21 7EP From Wimborne proceed north on the B3078 Cranborne Road for about six miles. At the Horton Inn, turn right and drive into the village. Just after coming over the brow of the hill, take the right hand turn, driving past the church on the left and the driveway to Abbey House & Abbey House South can be found on the left.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F