Broomhill, Wimborne, Dorset


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Hilltop is a truly delightful 2/3 bedroom detached 17th century period thatched cottage, in superb cottage gardens, extending to just over 0.5 of an acre.

Situated in the picturesque village of Broomhill, 1.5 miles north of Wimborne Minster, adjacent to the villages of Holt and Furzehill. Adjacent to open farmland, Hilltop has a delightful outlook over open fields towards Colehill.

Traditionally built, Hilltop has solid brick open gable walls with the main elevation being of cob, all under a combed wheat thatched roof with a matching ridge and two high brick chimneys. The north face of the thatch and the ridge was replaced in 2019 by John Pickett of Colehill. The cottage offers much character and charm with open fireplaces, exposed ceiling beams, latched ledged and braced internal doors, window bench seats and all the principle rooms have a superb view over the garden. The property is connected to mains electricity and water, and there is a private drainage system. The heating is provided by eco-friendly Rointe German electric radiators.


Outside, there is a large, detached, timber double garage with roller door, personal door, and inspection pit. Adjacent workshop. In addition, there is a large single, brick garage with pitched roof. There is a brick built workroom to the side of house with a tin roof.

Hilltop will appeal to purchasers seeking a unique character village home, set in a lovely garden, with superb views over adjacent farmland.

Entrance porch with slate roof and tiled floor. The sitting room has an open fireplace with a slate hearth and adjacent dresser, exposed ceiling beams and timbers, and woodblock flooring. Separate dining room/bedroom 3 has a small inglenook fireplace with a tiled hearth. The hand-built kitchen has a beech worktop with framed cupboards beneath. Feature full height dresser with cupboards and drawers. Further beech worktop with basket drawers beneath. Integrated fridge/freezer and split-level single oven. Four burner gas hob (calor gas) and extractor fan. Pine flooring. Door to outside. Utility room with stainless steel sink, small dresser, and space for white goods. The inner hall has a ground floor shower room with fully tiled walls and corner shower cubicle.

A flight of stairs leads to the split level first floor landing with two built-in wardrobe cupboards. Bedroom one is a good size double bedroom, with exposed ceiling beams, overlooking the gardens. Bedroom two is a double bedroom, with exposed ceiling beams, overlooking the front. Feature bathroom/shower room with a roll-top bath with ball and claw feet, basin, WC, double shower, airing cupboard, pine flooring and dado panelling.

Outside, Hilltop has the benefit of two separate driveways. The main entrance leads via a 5-bar gate to a large gravelled courtyard providing parking for 4-5 vehicles. Large detached single garage with up-and-over door. The second driveway is a concrete drive and leads to a large detached timber double garage with roller door, personal door, inspection pit, light, and power. Adjacent recessed workbench. Useful workshop with an up-and-over door. Space for boat, caravan, trailer etc. Adjacent garden room which is presently being used as a studio with a high gabled timber ceiling.

Hilltop is set in lovely cottage gardens that extend in total to just over 0.5 Of an acre. The gardens back directly onto open farmland and have a superb outlook.

Behind the garages, there is an area of lawn with shrubs including feature rhododendrons, lupins and other established spring and summer flowers. This is a most attractive area.

The main garden area lies to the south-east and is primarily laid to two large lawns, enclosed by timber fencing and an established conifer hedgerow. The garden offers complete privacy. The borders include mixed boxed hedgerows, ferns, acers, lilies, two camellias, and a wide variety of shrubs. Bamboo screen. Apple, pear, and cherry trees. There are two arbours with climbing roses and a kissing seat. Outside the cottage, there is a large paved terrace and sitting area. Shingle pathways. The second lawn has a terracotta terrace and an ornamental cherry. Overall, the gardens are delightful cottage gardens


From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne, and turn right at Furzehill. Proceed through the village and the Stocks Inn on the left. Take the next turning on the right, into God's Blessing Lane and proceed to the end. At the T-junction, turn right into Harts Lane, and Hilltop can be found on the right hand side, just past the first turning on the left.

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Christopher Batten

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