Gaunts Common, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4JP | Property for sale | Savills
3,767 sq ft(349.97 sq m)
Guide price £1,750,000(€1,995,369)

Gaunts CommonWimborne, Dorset, BH21 4JP

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Quiet and secluded location along a private lane
  • Sought after Gaunts Common about four miles to Wimborne
  • Delightful character home in a beautiful setting
  • Excellent family accommodation with flexible layout
  • Gardens with heated swimming pool
  • Extensive grounds with two paddocks

Charming country house set in delightful gardens and grounds of over 21 acres.

About this property

  • A delightful character home which has been the subject of considerable extension and improvement by the current owners over the last 40 years. The most appealing elevations are of colourwashed render under a thatched roof. The house offers excellent family accommodation, generous room sizes, and a flexible layout that could be arranged to suit a buyer's needs. The house is not listed, and there could be potential for the new owner to adapt or extend further, subject to any necessary permissions being obtained.

    Early viewing is strongly advised and a summary of the accommodation is as follows:

    A wood front door opens into the entrance hall, with stone floor, wine store cupboard, and a guest cloakroom. The drawing room has a brick fireplace with open grate and beam over, and twin pairs of French doors with views over the terrace and garden. The cosy sitting room has a beamed ceiling, a brick fireplace and chimney breast with log burner, fitted book shelves and under stairs store. Double doors open into the large conservatory with lovely views of the garden and double doors to the terrace. The formal dining room has an inglenook fireplace with beam over, and leads through to the kitchen/breakfast room. This generous and bright room has windows on three sides and is fitted with an extensive range of painted wood units with quartz worktops, ceramic hob, built in double oven, integrated dishwasher, American style stainless steel fridge/ freezer, oil fired Aga set into a brick and tiled recess, and French doors to the terrace. At one end is a useful study area, and a door to the utility/ boot room with a range of cupboards and plumbing and space for washing machine and dryer.

    On the first floor, approached via two staircases is the landing with a range of linen and storage cupboards. The superb main suite, comprises a bedroom with windows overlooking the garden, a large dressing room with walk in wardrobe, and a stylish contemporary en suite bathroom with bath, glazed shower with mosaic tiles, twin basins, and a WC. The guest bedroom suite comprises a bedroom with fitted wardrobe and a modern bathroom with shower/ bath, basin with storage beneath and a WC. There are three further bedrooms and modern family shower room.

    The delightful gardens are a superb feature, with well stocked cottage borders, and mature shrubs and trees providing a beautiful setting for the house. There is an extensive south and west facing terrace with pergola and brick built barbecue, perfect for summer entertaining. The good size heated swimming pool is set into a composite deck, and has an electric cover. Across the lawn is a characterful summerhouse.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I think this is such a great family home, and so rare to find a charming village house with acreage

Jamie MortenProperty agent

Local information

  • The Hatch enjoys an enviably quiet and secluded location set along a private lane in Gaunts Common, a sought after Dorset village about four miles from Wimborne.
  • This popular Minster town offers excellent amenities including Waitrose and Co-Operative supermarkets, many independent shops, cafés restaurants and bars, and the Tivoli theatre/ cinema.
  • The holiday town of Bournemouth is about 15 miles, and Poole harbour famous for its water sports, yacht clubs, beaches and the Sandbanks peninsular is about 20 miles.
  • The A31 leading on to the M27/ M3 can be joined at Ashley Heath and trains to London Waterloo run from Southampton Parkway, Bournemouth and Poole stations.
  • There is an excellent choice of schools in the wider area, including Dumpton, Canford, Bryanston and Clayesmore, together with the Ofsted ‘Outstanding' St James' first school in the village and Queen Elizabeth's in Wimborne.
  • Sporting amenities include golf at Remedy Oak, Ferndown and Rushmore, and great walking, cycling and riding in The New Forest National Park, and along the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

Additional information

  • Council Tax Band G
  • Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
  • Directions: From Wimborne travel north on the B3078 Cranborne Road and after approximately a mile turn right signposted to Furzehill and Holt. Follow this road for about a mile, turning left into Petersham Lane, signposted to Gaunts Common. Follow this road for about two miles, into the village, past the school. The unmade lane leading to The Hatch can be found on the left hand side after about half a mile.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G