Rowlands Hill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AN | Property for sale | Savills
5,718 sq ft(531.22 sq m)
Guide price £2,750,000(€3,135,580)

Rowlands HillWimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AN

    Key features

    • Victorian character residence in a secluded location on one of Wimborne's most sought after roads
    • Subject to programme of restoration and extension some years ago
    • Generous accommodation over three floors with a detached two bedroom Coach House
    • Elegant family living with many period features
    • Beautiful landscaped gardens with kitchen area perfect for Summer entertaining
    • Hard tennis court with chalet and and swimming pool

    Magnificent Victorian house with extensive gardens situated within a short walking distance of Wimborne town centre.

    About this property

    • A magnificent Victorian character residence with a detached two bedroom coach house, set in delightful landscaped grounds of around one acre. Widely regarded as one of the finest houses in Wimborne, Garth Lodge was the subject of an extensive program of restoration and extension some years ago, with care taken to retain and enhance the many period features. These include original fireplaces, ornate cornices & ceiling roses and coloured encaustic tiled floors. Constructed in 1878, the house has handsome brick elevations with deep sash windows, under a slate roof. It offers elegant family living that combines the best of both traditional and modern styles.
      The generous accommodation is arranged over three floors, and notable features include the beautiful reception hall and conservatory, both with feature tiled floors, three fine principal reception rooms, the gymnasium with an impressive contemporary verandah, the large open plan fitted kitchen and breakfast room, and the spectacular master bedroom suite with dressing room and spa style bathroom. The house has the benefit of gas fired central heating.

      Internal inspection is strongly advised to fully appreciate the many features of this unique home.

      The house is set down a long driveway, with an extensive parking area at the front. At the side of the house is a pretty courtyard with fountain and beyond is the Detached Garage and Coach House ideal for family, guest or staff use. On the ground floor is a large garage with electric door, and on the first floor are a large living room with kitchen area, currently used as an office and having built in furniture, two bedrooms and a shower room. Behind this is a heated swimming pool set in a walled surround, with changing rooms & showers, cloakroom, store and pump room.

      The beautifully landscaped gardens include extensive lawns, with seclusion provided by a wide variety of established specimen trees and shrubs. At the rear of the house is a stylish modern verandah with feature tiled floor, designed to echo the period features of the original property. This includes an outdoor kitchen area with barbecue and fridge, perfect for summer entertaining. A wide terrace leads through to the hard tennis court with a chalet overlooking the tennis court and pool.

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    I think this really has to be one of the finest homes in Wimborne

    Jamie MortenProperty agent

    Local information

    • Garth Lodge occupies a secluded location set down a private driveway on Rowlands Hill, one of Wimborne's most sought after roads.
    • The Minster town offers excellent amenities including a branch of Waitrose, many independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and the Tivoli cinema/ theatre.
    • The popular towns of Bournemouth and Poole renowned for shopping, entertainment and recreational amenities, excellent beaches and yacht clubs are about 10 and 7 miles away respectively.
    • The A31 which leads on to the M27/ M3 to London can be joined about a mile away, and trains to London Waterloo run from Poole, Bournemouth and Southampton Parkway stations.
    • Independent and state schools include Canford, Dumpton Bryanston and Castle Court in the wider area, and Queen Elizabeth's, Allenbourn and St John's First in the town.
    • Sporting facilities include the QE sports centre, and golf at Broadstone, Ferndown and Remedy Oak. Fine walking , cycling and riding can be enjoyed in The New Forest National Park beyond Ringwood, and on the Purbeck Hills and UNESCO Jurassic Coast beyond Wareham.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax Band G
    • Coach House Council Tax Band A
    • Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Air source heat pump for swimming pool heating.
    • Directions: From the Savills office in Priors Walk, turn right and go straight across the first two small roundabouts. At the third roundabout bear left up Rowlands Hill and the entrance driveway to Garth Lodge will be seen after a very short distance (50 yards) on the right hand side between two large brick pillars.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G