Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 9EU | Property for sale | Savills
3,522 sq ft(327.20 sq m)
Guide price £1,100,000(€1,254,232)

Winterborne ZelstonBlandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 9EU

    Key features

    • Popular village of Winterborne Zelston
    • Quiet situation close to the church
    • Handsome period house with many character features
    • Huge potential for a buyer to personalise
    • Double garage with workshop and potting shed
    • Delightful gardens surrounding the house

    Charming Grade II listed former Rectory in the heart of this popular Dorset village.

    About this property

    • A charming Grade II listed former Rectory occupying a delightfully quiet situation close to the church, in the heart of this sought after village. The house is understood to date from the 17th Century, possibly with earlier origins and offers a wealth of character features.

      The Old Rectory has handsome elevations of whitened render and brick under a slate roof, enhanced by a trelliswork entrance porch on the southern front. The house was extensively refurbished and re-roofed when the late owners purchased in the 1980's, and whilst well maintained and well presented, would now benefit from a degree of modernisation. There is however huge scope for a buyer to improve to their own style, budget and timescale.

      A pretty trellis porch and front door open into the entrance hall
      with a fine staircase. This continues into the rear hallway with flagstone floor, guest cloakroom and secondary staircase. The drawing room has an impressive stone fireplace with log burner, feature corner window, and French doors to the garden room with flagstone floor. The dining room has a fireplace, wall panelling and ceiling beams, and adjacent is a useful study. The generous kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of modern units, an oil fired Aga, and has windows to both front and rear. Leading off is a rear hall/boot room, utility room and workshop.

      On the first floor are four good size bedrooms and three bath or shower rooms, two of which are en suite. There is also a dressing room which links two of the bedrooms. The period staircase continues up to the large unconverted loft space.

      The house is approached via twin shingle driveways, one providing parking adjacent to the house, the other providing further parking and giving access to the Double Garage with workshop and potting shed at the rear, and loft over.

      The delightful gardens lie on three sides of the house with the main aspects being south and west. They extend to around 0.69 acres and include a paved terrace accessed from the garden room, perfect for outdoor entertaining. The gardens are mainly lawned with a wide variety of specimen trees and shrubs, including clipped box hedging.

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    I love the idyllic situation in one of my favourite villages

    Jamie MortenProperty agent

    Local information

    • Winterborne Zelston is a popular Dorset village on the banks of the picturesque Winterborne stream, with a pretty church, village hall, service station with shop, and local pub The World's End.
    • The village is conveniently situated just off the A31 about 7.6 miles north of the Saxon town of Wareham, and about 8 miles west of Wimborne Minster, both offering a good range of amenities, Wimborne having a branch of Waitrose.
    • Poole town centre with shopping, entertainment and recreational facilities is about 11 miles, with Poole Harbour and its stunning Sandbanks beach, about 14 miles.
    • Trains run from Poole and Dorchester to London Waterloo and the A31 leads directly onto the M27/M3 to London.
    • The area is well served by independent schools including Castle Court, Milton Abbey, Canford, Clayesmore and Bryanston, together with state schools in Bere Regis, Lytchett and Blandford.
    • Great riding, walking and cycling can be enjoyed in Wareham Forest, on the Purbeck Hills, and along the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast which starts at Studland Beach.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax Band G
    • Services
    • Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Please note that the working condition of any of the services or kitchen appliances has 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, follow the A31 west towards Dorchester for about Seven miles, and after passing the World's End pub, turn right into the village immediately opposite the Botany Bay Inne. At the bottom of the hill turn right, follow the road over the small bridge, past the church on the right, and proceed up the hill. The Old Rectory can be found on the right hand side, on the corner of the lane leading to the village hall.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G