Gaunts Common, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4JR | Property for sale | Savills
2,411 sq ft(223.99 sq m)
Guide price £925,000(€1,086,331)

Gaunts CommonWimborne, Dorset, BH21 4JR

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2024
  • Outstanding local village school
  • Wimborne Minster about 4 miles distant
  • Family house extended and improved in recent years
  • Delightful well stocked gardens with far reaching views
  • Excellent walking, cycling and riding nearby

Spacious and well presented family home in this sought after village.

About this property

  • The house is understood to have been built as a forge in the early 1800's, and has been considerably extended and improved in recent years. The current owners for the last six years have refitted the kitchen and utility room, both bathrooms and the cloakroom. The accommodation has a versatile layout which could be arranged to suit a variety of different buyer's needs. The house has rendered and brick elevations under a tiled roof, double glazed Georgian style UPVC windows, and LPG fired central heating. Internal features include log burners to both living rooms, a fully fitted kitchen with central island unit and integrated appliances, together with stylish bathrooms.

    Of particular note are the delightful well stocked gardens which are mainly walled and enjoy far reaching views across farmland in the distance.

    The front door opens into the entrance hall. The sitting room has an inglenook fireplace with tiled hearth and log burner, a beamed ceiling, and French doors onto the terrace. The dining room leads through to the family room, which has a log burner and French doors to the conservatory. This has central heating, a roof lantern and skylight, double and single doors to the terrace and a return door to the hall creating a generous entertaining space. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of units in pale grey including a central island and breakfast bar, range cooker set into a tiled recess with cooker hood over, microwave, dishwasher, larder fridge and freezer. Leading off is a utility room fitted with a matching range of units, sink, plumbing and space for washer and dryer, and storage cupboards one housing the LPG fired boiler. Leading off is a modern cloakroom with WC and basin.

    Stairs lead up to the landing with airing cupboard. The generous main suite has a large window with electric blinds, enjoying open views, a dressing room with a range of fitted wardrobes, and a modern shower with glazed shower, basin and WC. There are three further bedrooms, and a fully tiled modern family bathroom with bath, basin and WC

    The mature gardens are a particular feature of the property extending to about 0.44 acres. They are mainly walled and have been attractively laid out and well stocked with a wide variety of herbaceous plants and flowering shrubs. The gardens include a east and south facing courtyard terrace accessed from both the sitting room and conservatory, perfect for summer entertaining. Within the gardens are a pond, a productive vegetable plot, greenhouse, potting shed and timber store.

    Electric gates and a driveway providing parking and turning areas leads to the detached Double Garage with electric door, and steps up to a large loft storage area.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I particularly like the walled garden of this house

Jamie MortenProperty agent

Local information

  • The Old Forge enjoys a delightful location on the edge of the sought after village of Gaunts Common.
  • The popular town of Wimborne Minster, about 4 miles away, offers day to day shops including a branch of Waitrose, many cafés, bars and restaurants, and the Tivoli cinema/ theatre.
  • For further amenities, the town centre of Poole is about 11 miles, with water sports in Poole Harbour and sandy beaches at Sandbanks about 14 miles.
  • Excellent walking, cycling and riding can be enjoyed in the beautiful countryside of the Cranborne Chase to the north, the New Forest National Park to the East and the Isle of Purbeck to the South West.
  • State schools include St James CE first school in the village, rated Outstanding by Ofsted, with St Michael's middle school and Queen Elizabeth's Academy school in nearby Wimborne. Independent schools in the wider area include Dumpton, Canford, Bryanston, Clayesmore, and Castle Court.
  • Trains to London Waterloo run from Poole and Southampton Parkway, and the A31 leading on to the M27 & M3 can be joined beyond Broomhill.

Additional information

  • Council Tax Band G
  • Mains water, electricity and drainage. LPG central heating.
  • Directions: From Wimborne take the B3078 Cranborne Road travelling North. At Furzehill turn right and proceed towards Holt for about a mile, then turn left into Petersham Lane signposted to Gaunts Common. Follow this road for about two miles, into Gaunts Common, past the school and The Old Forge is the last house on the right just before the Hinton Martell/ Holtwood crossroads.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G