Savills | Spetisbury, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 9EB | Property for sale
202.16 sq m(2,176 sq ft)
Guide price £975,000

SpetisburyBlandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 9EB

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2021
  • Conveniently situated about 4 miles south of the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum
  • Enjoying a secluded and private situation
  • Spacious accommodation with many rooms enjoying lovely views across the gardens and grounds to River Stour
  • Detached period outbuilding with potential for conversion subject to planning permission
  • Separate workshop and store with loft space over

Spacious timber framed 'Colt' bungalow occupying an idyllic riverside location in this popular Dorset village.

About this property

  • A unique timber framed ‘Colt' bungalow occupying a spectacular riverside location and set in delightful gardens and grounds of approximately 1.25 acres. The property was built in 1972 within the former walled garden of Spetisbury Manor, now a residential care home, and enjoys a secluded and private situation. The elevations are of cedar cladding above a brick plinth under a tiled roof. There are UPVC double glazed windows and mains gas fired central heating.

    The particularly spacious accommodation includes an entrance hall with airing cupboard, ‘L' shaped sitting/ dining room with double aspect windows, Purbeck stone fireplace with open grate, French doors to the garden, and wood clad walls in the dining area. The good size kitchen/ breakfast room is a bright through room with wood flooring, the kitchen area fitted with a range of modern wood fronted units, the breakfast area having a brick fireplace with log burner, and at one end is a modern timber conservatory enjoying a pleasant outlook over the walled garden. Off the kitchen is a rear hall/ boot room, and utility room with sink unit, plumbing and space for washer and dryer, wall mounted gas fired combi boiler, and useful full height storage cupboards. Also leading off the rear hall are bedrooms four & five, both having fitted wardrobes, one arranged as a study with built in furniture, plus a shower room. Approached from the entrance hall are the main bedroom with triple windows enjoying superb river views, walk in wardrobe cupboard and en suite bathroom, also having a door to the hall. There is a guest bedroom (formerly the main bedroom), with two double wardrobes and an en suite shower room, and a third double bedroom. Many rooms in the property enjoy lovely views across the garden and grounds to the River Stour beyond.


    The Bridge House is approached through the driveway of Spetisbury Manor Care Home, and has an extensive private drive providing parking and turning areas. There is a large detached period outbuilding with brick elevations under a pitched slate roof. This is currently utilised as a double height studio room with fireplace, and a separate workshop and garden machinery store with loft space over. The outbuilding could offer potential for conversion to an annexe or other uses subject to any necessary permission being obtained.

    The delightful gardens and grounds are a particular feature of The Bridge House. The garden around the bungalow is largely enclosed by the original garden wall, which was lowered on the river aspect to take advantage of the view, and is laid to lawn with herbaceous borders and many specimen shrubs, . There are several areas of terrace from which to enjoy the sun throughout the day, and perfect for outdoor entertaining. In addition there is a productive walled kitchen garden having period cob walls, raised beds and a greenhouse. At the rear, a sweeping lawn with areas of wildflower meadow and bulbs slopes down to the banks of the River Stour, a haven for wildlife including otters, egrets and swans. From the riverside spectacular views can be enjoyed to the National Trust Stour Valley Walk on the opposite bank and upstream to the historic Crawford Bridge.

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I love the way the gardens sweep down to the river and the gorgeous view of the Crawford Bridge

Jamie MortenProperty agent

Local information

  • Spetisbury is a popular Dorset village benefitting from a church, village hall and farm shop with a bar/ café, called The Shack.
  • The village is conveniently situated on the A350 about four miles south of the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum, and approximately seven miles west of Wimborne Minster, both having excellent amenities, Wimborne having a Waitrose and Blandford several supermarkets and a branch of M&S Food.
  • Poole town centre with shopping, entertainment and recreational facilities is approximately 11 miles, and Poole Harbour and the fine beach at Sandbanks about 14 miles.
  • Trains run from Poole to London Waterloo, and the A31 can be joined pproximately three miles away, leading directly onto the M27/ M3 to London.
  • There is a first school in the village and state schools for all ages in Blandford, together with excellent independent schools including Castle Court, Canford, Dumpton, Clayesmore and Bryanston in the wider area.
  • Great riding, walking and cycling can be enjoyed in The New Forest National Park, which can be joined at Ringwood, and the Purbeck Hills and Jurassic Coast beyond Wareham.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Wimborne, follow the A31 west for about four miles to the Sturminster Marshall roundabout. Take the third exit and proceed north for about three miles to Spetisbury. The signs for the Spetisbury Manor Care Home will be seen on the right. Turn into the main entrance and follow the driveway past the front door, then bear left and into the drive of The Bridge House.
  • EPC Rating = D