A beautiful Grade II farmhouse with a modern, fun and relaxed interior. Perfect for a family/group getaway/celebration in all seasons - with roaring fires in Winter and a large, beautiful garden for the Summer!
The house is located on the banks of the River Stour, very close to a pub and near historic Wimborne. 20 mins to the beaches and 15 mins to the New Forest.
The garden is beautiful with BBQ, outside bar/games area, climbing frame, trampoline and seating to enjoy the gorgeous countryside.
The house has been extensively and stylishly renovated in recent years so has all of the charm of a period property combined with the most up to date technology throughout the house and kitchen.
The farmhouse is perfect for a family or group getaway/ holiday or celebration.
I am happy to host pre-marriage celebrations but do not host weddings at the property. We have also hosted business groups for team building activities and meetings.
It is a fantastic choice for those visiting Dorset from the UK or abroad (15 minutes from Bournemouth International airport) who wish to explore the beautiful Dorset countryside and coastline, including the charming New Forest and the famous Jurassic coast. The property is only 15 minutes to the New Forest and 20 minutes to the beautiful Poole Harbour and Bournemouth beach, which is the only UK beach to be awarded one of the "World's Best" by travellers on Trip Advisor. The property is also only 40 minutes to Jurassic highlights such as Lulworth cove, Chapman's Pool and Kimmeridge. The house offers a holiday that can combine so many different elements that make an amazing and memorable trip with so much to do both at the house and in the surrounding area.
The house itself is such a relaxing place to be with beautiful, uninterrupted views of the countryside that many guests do not leave the house and grounds for the duration of their stay as it is so beautiful and well equipped for all ages!
The property is a Grade II listed Farmhouse mostly built in 1710 with additions in the 19th century. It has a very modern interior which contrasts with the age of the building. The house has mainly stone/wood floors with underfloor heating throughout as well as fireplace/log burners in three rooms.
It is located on the River Stour with views of beautiful Dorset countryside. It is very private - but it is not remote and isolated - having the pub two minutes walk from the house.
There are wonderful walks/mountain biking opportunities close by.
The Castleman Trailway, which is one of Dorset's gentlest way-marked, walking, cycling and horse riding routes is right next to the house. This 16.5 mile trailway follows much of the old Southampton to Dorchester railway line. The trailway takes you through some of East Dorset's stunning landscape whilst also connecting a string of settlements between Ringwood and Poole.
There are also woods nearby which are fantastic for walking, mountain biking or den building!
The large garden is 1.2 acres. It is divided into several different areas offering arms to explore, relax or have fun (for adults and children!).
Directly outside the back of the house there is a very comfortable sofa seating area and also a dining table. There is a gas BBQ for outside cooking. The Linn music system extends into the garden allowing you to listen to music whilst eating or relaxing outside.
To the side of the property there is a "quiet garden" which has seating with views over the countryside - a good place to relax and read a book!
The children are well accommodated with a huge climbing frame and tent, swing and Spring free trampoline. They will be occupied for hours!
New for Spring 2019 will be a "Fairy and Elf treasure hunt" to keep the little people entertained.
The newest addition to the garden is the outside bar and games area with Smeg fridge, table tennis table, table football and darts. This area is beautifully designed and has seating/dining area looking over the tranquil river.
The garden slopes down to the River Stour where fishing is permitted. The garden is well fenced in with lockable gates meaning that the river can only be accessed with adult permission and supervision. There are otters, swans, kingfishers amongst other wildlife living in the river. The river bank is also a great site for coarse fishing.
Another fantastic feature is the "spa area" with William Holland bath (with bubbles), outside shower and steam room. The stereo system also extends to this outside area meaning you can relax in the spa bath whilst drinking bubbles and listening to some fantastic music!
There is parking for at least 8 cars at the front of the property.
The accommodation stretches over three floors and two separate properties that are within 5 seconds walk from each other.
The main house is beautifully designed. On the two top floors there are five bedrooms (Bedrooms 1 - 5 on the plan) and four bathrooms (3 ensuite).
One of the bedrooms doubles up as a playroom. There are so many children's books, games, toys and creative activities in here including a massive dressing up cupboard which has proved very popular with children and adults alike!
On the ground floor there is a large living room with pull down cinema screen. This allows the whole house to be "screen free" if you chose or be turned into a fantastic cinema room! The screen is linked to freeview, Apple TV, Netflix and a Wii games console. If you wish to screen something from your own computer it can be linked to the screen using Apple Airplay.
The living room has an amazing open fire and a gorgeous huge sofa. The wooden cupboards house a huge selection of adult and children board games, jigsaws, marble run and also loads of furry blankets for snugging under!
The decadent dining room as a large table with seating for 14/16. For Sherlock Holmes fans - you may recognise the wallpaper (the wallpaper has its own fan club apparently!).
The modern kitchen is very well equipped with fridge, electric AGA, fan assisted oven, steam oven, microwave, Nespresso coffee maker, toaster, Quooker hot tap and two dishwashers. It has all the utensils you could possibly wish for and crockery and cutlery for over 30 people. There is also seating for 5 at the kitchen table.
There are two downstairs toilets.
Towards the back of the property is the boot room, utility room with large fridge/freezer washing machine and dryer and the quiet back sitting room. The back sitting room can be set up as a bedroom if needed - please enquire regarding this.
The whole downstairs has underfloor heating.
The Stable block has two bedrooms (Bedroom 6 and 7 on the plan). Bedroom 7 can be set up as either two single beds or one double bed.
There is a spacious bathroom which is shared by these bedrooms.
The living room has gorgeous views over the river. It has comfortable seating and a fridge and coffee making facilities. This room can also be used as a bedroom as is has a sofa bed. A floor mattress can also be added. This is listed as Bedroom 8. The stable block is a 5 second walk to the main house.
There are two travel cots/high chairs at the property, with the possibility of more being provided if needed. Most of the rooms are large enough to accommodate travel cots.
The downstairs of the property is accessible for wheelchairs. The Stable block bathroom and downstairs room are ideal for use by someone using a wheelchair or not wishing to use the stairs.
If you wish to have a night off cooking and would like a private chef then this can be arranged - please enquire regarding this.
For hosting groups I am happy to help with booking/
organising activities at the house. I have a list of nominated suppliers who can run activities at the house.
- A "spa and beauty" day can be organised at the house with massage therapists, beauty therapists and hairdressers.
- Garden archery/Laser clay pigeon shooting
- Pilates / yoga instruction
- Live art classes
- Cocktail classes
I am also happy to help organise / book activities off site, for example -
- Water sports activities
- Golf days/lessons
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Taxi/coach bookings
- Bicycle hire
There is so much to do in the house and in the local area!
EVERYBODY loves it here!
There is a pub across the road
Wimborne Minster - historic market town and lovely community with great places to eat / places to visit
Kingston Lacey estate
Moors Valley Country Park
Castleman Trailway - walking and cycling
Fabulous country pubs
The Jurassic coast line and beaches of Bournemouth and Poole
Corfe Castle/Swanage and steam railway
Large shopping centres - Bournemouth and Poole / Southampton
There is so much to do I could go on forever - OR you may decide to just stay in the house and garden because it is so lovely!
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