Witchampton, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5AR | Property for sale | Savills
3,595 sq ft(333.99 sq m)
Guide price £1,350,000(€1,605,234)

WitchamptonWimborne, Dorset, BH21 5AR


    Key features

    • In the heart of sought after Witchampton
    • With primary school, social club and shop
    • Just five miles from Wimborne Minster
    • Delightful Grade II listed village house
    • Spacious versatile family accommodation
    • Lovely gardens with terraces

    Unique and charming character house in this sought after Dorset village

    About this property

    • Yew House is a charming Grade II listed character house, that was formerly the Post Office and village shop. The house was skilfully and sympathetically remodelled and substantially extended around 15 years ago and has delightful elevations of red brick under a mainly plain tiled roof, enhanced by pretty Georgian style windows and feature gable ends with carved wood detailing. The layout of the accommodation is versatile, with several intercommunicating reception areas and could be arranged to suit a buyer's needs. In particular, the large home cinema room could have any number of uses for a growing family. An internal inspection is strongly advised.

      The house is entered through the handsome Gothic arched front door beneath a tall gabled entrance porch, supported by decorative corbels. The door is topped by a circular quatrefoil window and flanked by two others, echoing an original window on the front elevation of the house.

      The impressive reception hall rises to double height in the entrance area, with galleried landing over, and has Travertine flooring. The rearmost part is arranged as a sitting area with polished Portland shale fire surround and open grate. The cloakroom has a WC, pedestal wash hand basin and faux library shelved cupboard. The double drawing room/ sitting room features a central fireplace with marble fire surrounds to both sides and a double sided log burner. The original front door with quatrefoil window over provides access to the front garden. The generous kitchen/ breakfast room is fitted with bespoke hand painted units in several complementary colours, and has a central island unit with marble top, and decorative corbels supporting a breakfast bar to one end and an electric oven and wine fridge at the other. There is a Belfast sink with surrounding wood worktops, with cupboards and an integrated dishwasher beneath, an imposing dresser unit with decorative cornice, wood worktop (which we understand came from a Bryanston School chemistry lab), cupboards and drawers beneath and glazed fronted cupboards over. American style refrigerator/ freezer with tall pull out larder racks to either side. Electric Aga with tiled surround, and decorative canopy over. Leading off is the cosy study or snug and also the utility room, fitted with a range of hand painted floor and wall cupboards, Belfast sink, wood worktops, and a door to the garden. A wide opening from the kitchen leads to the dining room, with four imposing carved stone pillars, bi-fold doors at each end, lead onto two separate paved terraces for the morning and evening, the whole providing an exceptional indoor/ outdoor entertaining space. In turn this leads through to the incredibly spacious home cinema or games room, which could be used for a wide variety of other uses.

      From the hall a fine staircase with turned balusters and hardwood handrail leads to the semi galleried landing with a roof light, and dado rail and architraves featuring the quatrefoil detail of the windows. The main bedroom enjoys double aspect windows with delightful views over the village and countryside. There is an en suite bathroom featuring Travertine floor and wall tiling, a carved stone basin set atop a wood console table, claw foot freestanding bath, high level wc suite and glazed shower. The guest bedroom which has sloping ceilings into the eaves has a glazed door to an outside terrace and rear garden, and an en suite wet room with shower, WC, and basin. There are three further bedrooms, one adjacent to the main bedroom ideal for use as a dressing room, and a family bathroom with twin basins on chrome supports, claw foot freestanding bath, high level wc suite, and glazed shower.

      Outside
      An iron gate and steps lead to a pretty paved area adjacent to the front door, with a raised bed planted with rhododendrons. The front garden has an established holly hedge. There are terraces to both sides of the house, accessed from the dining room, one with a deep garden store room. Lawns to both sides of the house lead up to the rearmost portion of garden, which is also lawned and has a paved terrace with sleepers and raised beds surrounding. On the opposite side of the street are Two Garages of timber construction, and conveyed with the property.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A really welcoming house in one of my favourite villages

    Jamie MortenProperty agent

    Local information

    • Yew House is situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Witchampton, about five miles north of the popular Minster town of Wimborne.
    • This highly sought-after village has a church, a primary school, and the Crichel social club and village shop.
    • For further needs, the centre of Wimborne provides shopping including a branch of Waitrose, many cafes, bars and restaurants, the Allendale Centre, and the Tivoli cinema/ theatre.
    • The centres of both Bournemouth and Poole are about 14 and 12 miles distant respectively, and the renowned Poole Harbour for watersports, sailing and the sandy beach at Sandbanks, is about 14 miles.
    • The A31 linking to the M27 and M3 to London can be joined at Wimborne and Ringwood and mainline trains run from Poole, Bournemouth and Southampton Parkway stations.
    • The area is well served by many popular independent schools including Dumpton, Castle Court, Canford, Bryanston and Clayesmore, plus state schools including Queen Elizabeth's in Wimborne.
    • Sporting facilities in the area include golf courses at Ferndown, Broadstone, Rushmore and Remedy Oak, and excellent walking cycling and riding can be enjoyed in The New Forest east of Ringwood, and along the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast that starts at Studland Beach.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax Band G
    • Mains water and electricity. Shared private drainage via a sewage treatment plant. Oil fired central heating. Please note that the working condition of any of the services or kitchen appliances have not been checked by the agents but at the time of taking particulars we were informed they were all in working order.
    • Directions: From Wimborne take the B3078 heading north. After about 3.5 miles, take the turning on the left signposted for Witchampton. Follow this road down the hill, over the bridge and through the village, passing the church and school on the left. Yew House can be found on the left hand side, just after the turning for Manswood.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G