Holnest, Sherborne, Dorset DT9


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  • Bedrooms: 7
This house is the northern wing of Holnest Park House and has some fine rooms including an impressive reception/staircase hall, the drawing room has a particularly fine ceiling with ornate cornicing. The reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room all have full height sash windows overlooking its garden. Both reception rooms have fireplaces and some windows shutters. There is a 2 oven aga (oil) in the kitchen/breakfast room with range of worktops, twin sink, 4 ring electric hob, eye level electric double oven and space/plumbing for dishwasher. There is a rear hall/utility and an under stairs wc with washbasin. Off the galleried landing are four double bedrooms, family bathroom and an en-suite shower room. On the second floor are three further double bedrooms (one currently used as a study), shower room and eaves storage.

Holnest Park House is a Grade ll listed country house, formerly used as a hunting lodge for the Sawbridge-Earle-Drax family. In the 1950’s it was converted and this spacious wing has been in the ownership of the vendors’ family for many decades.


Holnest Park is approached over a private drive (the wing has a right of way) which leads to the front of the house with a gravelled forecourt. The main garden is to the rear, western, side of the house. Double doors open from the kitchen/breakfast room to a gravel path running along this side of the wing with a clipped low box hedge and a gravel sitting area to one side and then an expanse of lawn. A hedge with trees including a magnolia and shrubs run along the southern boundary. There is a fine working fountain with, beyond, an avenue of young rhododendron bushes. At the far end of the garden is a magnificent holm oak and other trees. Within the garden is a majestic redwood cedar and a sunken circular BBQ area for outside entertaining. Two garden sheds. Further borders to the side of the wing. Screened oil tank. There is a double garage and other residents in Holnest Park House have a right of access over the forecourt to their garages.

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