Gods Blessing Lane, Holt, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7DE | Property for sale | Savills
250.93 sq m
Guide price £1,750,000(106,616,624 EGP)

Gods Blessing LaneHolt, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7DE

    Key features

    • Semi-rural location just 2.5 miles from Wimborne Minster
    • With good amenities, schools, Waitrose & M&S food hall
    • Excellent connections to the A31/M27/M3
    • Originally an estate lodge now requiring refurbishment
    • Attractive gardens, extensive woodland and paddocks
    • Grounds of about 19 acres offering peace and seclusion

    Charming character home occupying a delightful wooded setting in gardens and grounds of about 19 acres.

    About this property

    • Wood End is understood to have been built as an estate lodge, and was the subject of extension and improvement by the previous owner during his 40+ years at the property. The house has mainly brick elevations under a slate roof, the central section at the front including the gable end and window surrounds of the original lodge. It is fair to say that the property would now benefit from modernisation and refurbishment, and offers a buyer huge scope to adapt and improve to their own style, budget and timescale. There could also be potential to extend or even replace the existing house, subject of course to any necessary permissions being obtained.

      One of the undoubted features of the property is the incredible wooded setting. Approached along a long private driveway lined with trees, the grounds offer complete peace and seclusion, and yet are within a few minutes' drive of both the A31, and the centre of Wimborne Minster.

      A covered porch area gives access to both front and rear entrance doors. The front door opens into the entrance hall with cloaks storage, understairs cupboard and cloakroom with basin and WC. A laundry room also houses the central heating boiler. The generous dining room has a glazed door to the terrace and windows overlooking the garden. The ‘L' shaped drawing room has an open fireplace, triple aspect windows, and opens into the conservatory with a door to the terrace and a beautiful outlook over the garden. The kitchen/ breakfast room is fitted with a range of oak fronted units including a double sink, ceramic hob, double oven, warming drawer, larder fridge, and space for a table and chairs. The utility room has a sink unit, plumbing for a washing machine, and a door to the rear porch.

      A staircase leads up to the first floor landing with linen and store cupboards. The main bedroom suite includes a generous and bright bedroom, a dressing area with built in wardrobes, and a modern half tiled bathroom with bath, separate glazed shower, basin and WC. The spacious guest bedroom has fitted wardrobes and is arranged in two areas, so could possibly be split into two smaller rooms. There is a third bedroom with built in wardrobes, a small fourth bedroom or boxroom, and a modern family bathroom with shower/ bath, basin and WC.

      Most rooms in the house enjoy delightful aspects over the gardens and grounds.

      Wood End is approached along a long unmade private driveway which leads through the property's woodland, and opens out to an extensive parking and turning area adjacent to the house. There is a large attached Car Port/ Garage with electrically operated door, providing undercover space for three or four cars and giving access to a separate Office/ Workshop of timber construction. The pretty building known as The Bothy provides a garage with loft store above, and a gardener's room which originally had a fireplace.

      The house is set in attractive gardens and wooded grounds extending to approximately 19 acres and offering complete seclusion. The garden has an extensive brick paved terrace perfect for summer entertaining, beyond which is a large lawn with flowering shrubs and a backdrop of trees. To the side of the garden is a paddock with field shelter, and a stream fed pond. This links through to a further paddock behind a belt of trees and along the rear boundary.

      There are three areas of woodland with tracks running through them, Martin's Close Copse, Rabbit's Copse and Chalky Close Copse, with the majority of boundaries being onto open farmland.

      A public footpath runs along the edge of the paddock, concealed behind an established hedge.

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    I think this is the most amazing location, offering complete seclusion in the woods, yet only minutes from the town centre

    Jamie MortenProperty agent

    Local information

    • Wood End enjoys an enviable semi-rural location, and yet is just 2.5 miles from all the amenities of Wimborne Minster.
    • This popular town has many café's bars and restaurants, supermarkets including Waitrose and M&S Food, and the Tivoli theatre.
    • The centre of Poole offering shopping and entertainment facilities is approx. 8 miles, with Poole Harbour and Sandbanks beaches, yachting and water sports, approx.10 miles.
    • God's Blessing Lane leads to the A31 and connects with the M27/M3 to London.
    • Trains to London run from Poole and Southampton Parkway.
    • The area is well served by schools including St James' First in Gaunts Common, St Michaels & Queen Elizabeth's in Wimborne, together with Canford, Dumpton, Bryanston and Clayesmore.
    • Excellent walking and cycling can be enjoyed in The New Forest National Park, east of Ringwood and along the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, beyond Wareham.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax Band G
    • Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Please note the working condition of any of the services or kitchen appliances has not been checked by the agents but at the time of taking particular we were informed they were all in working order.
    • Directions: From the A31 driving west towards Wimborne: Take the turning signposted to Holt, Broomhill and Garden Centre, and follow this road through woodland. Drive past Stewarts Garden Centre, and the turning to Wood End is about 200m along on the left From Wimborne: Proceed north on the B3078 Cranborne Road, then turning right to Furzehill and Holt. Follow this road for about a mile, then turn right into Gods Blessing Lane. The entrance to Wood End is on the right hand side after about 600m.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G