Gaunts Common, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 6
A beautifully presented, 5-bedroom detached country house with OUTSTANDING COUNTRY VIEWS TO THE FRONT AND REAR, in a delightful village about 4 miles from the market town of Wimborne Minster. NO FORWARD CHAIN.

This tastefully presented, modern property has been extended and refurbished to a high standard in recent years, and the flexible accommodation benefits from oil central heating, replacement UPVC double glazing and mains drainage.

Gaunts Common is a popular village set between Horton and Furzehill, the latter of 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 within walking distance and 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.

An enclosed entrance porch leads to a reception hall with an under stairs cupboard, and a downstairs cloakroom with a contemporary white suite. The spacious, dual aspect sitting room has a limestone fireplace with inset log burner, and double-glazed French doors to the rear garden. The dining room has a connecting door to the superb kitchen/breakfast room, which is fitted with high gloss and walnut units, granite work surfaces and appliances including dishwasher, Siemens coffee maker, Siemens microwave oven, Rangemaster cooker (available by separate negotiation), Miele wine cooler and freezer, and full height Miele fridge. From the breakfast room, double glazed French doors lead out to the garden terrace. A separate utility room has cupboards, a sink, space and plumbing for washing machine, a cupboard housing the oil-fired central heating boiler (replaced in July 2019), and a personal door to the garage. From the hall, a staircase leads to the semi-galleried first floor landing which has an airing cupboard loft access. The master bedroom has a solid timber floor, a range of wardrobes, and an en-suite shower room. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have built-in wardrobes, and there are 2 further bedrooms and a study/sixth bedroom. There are 2 first floor bathrooms.

The Palfreys is set back from the road, with a neatly maintained hedgerow boundary and a lawn. A 5-bar gate leads to the driveway which provides off road parking for several vehicles and leads to an integral double garage with 2 up-and-over doors, lighting and power points, and a door to the utility room. Gates to the side of the property provide further vehicular access for the parking/storage of a boat/caravan. Backing directly onto countryside, the rear garden has outstanding views and is lawned, with a large paved patio, and enclosed by a mixed hedge.


From Wimborne, proceed along the B3078 towards Cranborne, turning right towards Furzehill. Proceed past The Stocks Inn, and turn left at Pig Oak, signposted to Gaunts Common. On entering the village, proceed past St James School on the right and around the sharp left hand bend. Continue up the hill, and The Palfreys can be found on the left hand side, before reaching the right hand turning to Rooks Hill Lane.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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