Petersham Lane, Wimborne, Dorset

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Bedrooms: 4
A beautifully presented 4 bedroom detached modern country house situated at Petersham, a hamlet 3.5 miles to the north of Wimborne Minster, set in gardens, grounds and paddock of about 1.3 acres.

Built to a high standard of specification and design in 2009, the property is presented in superb condition throughout. It is traditionally built with facing brick elevations under an ornate, plain clay tiled ridged roof with feature bands. The property has mains electric and water, and an Acorn environmental, platinum mini sewage treatment plant. The central heating is by a Mitsubishi IVT ground source heat pump (situated in the garage), with underfloor heating to the ground and first floor of the house, and first floor of the garage.


Petersham is situated between the villages of Furzehill and Gaunts Common, with excellent local shopping facilities at Furzehill which has a pub (The Stocks Inn) and a post office/shop. The renowned Old Inn is located at Holt, which is a 5-minute drive. The picturesque town of Wimborne offers an excellent range of amenities including a Waitrose store and the popular Tivoli theatre/cinema. Schools for all ages, both state and independent, are easily accessible and school buses run to QE, St Michaels, Allenbourne and local independent schools. St James First School is located in Gaunts Common which has achieved an Outstanding Ofsted rating for a number of years. There is good access by road to the coastal resorts of Poole and Bournemouth (both with mainline rail links to London Waterloo), and the A31 and M27 towards Southampton and London.

Little Owls House is a rare opportunity to acquire a beautifully presented modern family house, tucked away from the village road having quality landscaped gardens and terracing, and a turnout paddock of about one third of an acre with 2 stables and a decking area.

There is a Sandstone terrace to the front of the house which leads to a covered entrance way, with a double glazed front door leading into the reception hall, with ground floor cloakroom comprising concealed cistern low level WC, and vanity unit with inset wash hand basin.

The double aspect living room has superb views onto the garden and paddock, with downlighters, state-of-the-art fire, and double glazed casement doors to the garden terrace.

A superb kitchen/dining room comprises an excellent range of high gloss, contemporary units (with concealed worktop lighting), modern working surfaces with inset stainless steel sink, Bosch split level oven and grill, Bosch ceramic touch control hob, extractor unit, integrated dishwasher, integrated microwave unit, partly tiled walls, built-in broom cupboard, space for table and chairs, space for sofa, quality UPVC double glazed doors to a magnificent garden room. In addition, there is a utility room with units, worktop, space for white goods, and door to a rear vestibule which has a double glazed UPVC door and glass screens to the front of the house, sliding door to the rear entertaining terrace, and door to the garage.

The triple aspect garden room has a high vaulted ceiling, large picture window and full height sliding double glazed doors to the Sandstone terrace and gardens.

Also on the ground floor, there is a dual aspect second bedroom with an en suite shower room.

From the reception hall, an oak dogleg staircase with spindles leads to the first floor landing. The main bedroom has an excellent range of floor-to-ceiling, wall-to wall wardrobes and drawers, matching bedside cabinets, and views over the garden, paddock and farmland beyond.

Bedroom 3 is a double bedroom with an excellent range of fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinets, downlighters, and an en suite shower room comprising a corner shower cubicle, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, concealed cistern low level WC, Velux rooflight, tiled floor and partly tiled walls.

The fourth bedroom has a comprehensive range of storage cupboards, fitted desk, Velux rooflights, and downlighters.

The family bathroom has a superb view over farmland comprises a wide modern bath (with mixer tap, handspray shower attachment and shower screen), vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, low level WC, fitted cupboards and drawers, towel rail, fully tiled walls, and Karndean flooring.

The property is approached from the highway via a private, unmade gravel lane where there is a feature oval shaped roundabout (planted with specimen shrubs) which leads into a gravelled courtyard providing ample parking for 8-10 vehicles/boats/caravans etc.

Attached to the house is a superb double garage complex with 2 quality, insulated electric up-and-over doors, excellent storage space, range of storage cupboards, ground source heat pump, and a staircase to a large office/studio (with Velux rooflights, downlighters, and quality flooring.)

The gardens are an outstanding feature of the house including a large Sandstone entertaining terrace ideal for Al Fresco dining retained by a low brick capped wall, and extends to the north and west side of the house. The rear garden has a large expanse of flat, well maintained lawns, sleeper borders, and the rear boundary is of a mixed hedgerow.

There is a large turnout paddock of about one third of an acre which is enclosed mainly by post and rail, and post and wire fencing. There are 2 timber stables with a steel gabled roof, and a large decking area.


From Wimborne, proceed north on the Wimborne to Cranborne B3078 and turn right at Furzehill, signposted towards Holt. Go through Furzehill village and past The Stocks on the left hand side. Take the second turning on the left, signposted to Gaunts Common. The hamlet of Petersham is after about half a mile and the property is approached via a private lane, on the right hand side.

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01202 841171

Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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