Horton, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A beautifully presented 3 double bedroom, detached, cottage style house, situated in the heart of Horton village, approximately 6 miles north of Wimborne Minster, adjacent to, and having some outstanding views, over the adjacent farmland.


Traditionally built in the 1990s, the property has been occupied by the present owners for over 23 years and no expense has been spared to present the property in truly pristine condition. The property was built by the owners of Manor Farm, who own and farm all the surrounding farmland. The property has elevations of attractive cavity brickwork. The elevations feature a large front gable with a cropped hipped roof, two smaller dormers and two small chimneys, under a clay tiled roof. The property is connected to mains electricity and water. There is no mains gas or drainage available. The heating system is supplied by oil and there is a private drainage system. All the windows are UPVC double glazed.

Horton is a popular rural village, set in the rolling countryside, easily accessible to the market towns of Wimborne and Ringwood, and the city of Salisbury. The major east Dorset towns of Poole, Bournemouth and Salisbury are about a 30-minute drive, all of which have mainline railway stations to London Waterloo.

The property is set in particularly well cared for gardens and offer a large degree of privacy. The property will appeal to purchasers seeking an easy living' detached country house, set in a popular village.

Impressive, covered entrance way with a quarry tiled floor and brick pier. The square entrance hall has an oak boarded floor and understairs storage cupboard. The main living room has a double aspect plus sliding double glazed doors to an entertaining terrace and garden, providing outstanding views towards Chalbury. A feature of the living room is a marble open fireplace (class 1 chimney) with a white painted surround and raised marble hearth.

The main feature of the ground floor is a spacious kitchen/dining room with a triple aspect. The kitchen area has a range of working surfaces with inset sink unit and a good range of base cupboards and drawers. Matching wall cabinets with cornice and bottom pelmet finish. Partly tiled walls. Fitted Hotpoint cooker with a ceramic top and extractor unit. Walk-in larder. Space for fridge/freezer. Ceramic tiled floor. The dining area has a corner fireplace with inset woodburning stove set on a quarry tiled plinth. Utility room with worktop, space for washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, floor mounted oil fired central heating boiler and door to outside. Ground floor cloakroom with 2-piece suite.

From the reception hall, a dogleg staircase leads to the large L' shaped semi-galleried landing where there is access to the loft space and an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

Bedroom one is a good size, double aspect, double bedroom with a range of built-in wardrobe cupboards. There are fine views over farmland. En suite shower room with large fully tiled glass corner shower cubicle with hand spray shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, travertine tiled floor and half tiled walls. Bedroom two (front right) is a double aspect room with attractive farmland views. Bedroom three (front middle) has a superb view towards Chalbury Hill and has a built-in double wardrobe cupboard. The family bathroom has a modern panelled bath with mixer tap, hand spray shower attachment and shower screen, pedestal basin and WC. Fully tiled to the bath/shower area. Tiled floor and half tiled walls.

From the highway, a tarmac slipway and a 5-bar farm style gate leads to a large, gravelled courtyard and turning area. Detached single garage with a gabled roof, up-and-over door, lighting, and power.

The front garden is enclosed by post-and-rail fencing with established mixed hedgerows of laurel, ceanothus and conifer. Mature beech tree. To the front of the house, there are two flat lawns with established borders. An arched gate leads to the side garden which has an entertaining area with a wide pergola, paved terracing, space for table, chairs, and barbecue. Small goldfish pond with a stone surround. Shingle terrace for pots.

A paved walkway leads to the rear garden, which is private and arranged as a triangular shaped lawn with well stocked borders, apple blossom, largely enclosed by conifer hedgerows. Shingle terrace. Central stone feature with camellia. Garden shed. The garden has a high level of content which is impressive.


From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 Cranborne Road to Horton. On reaching the Horton Inn, turn right and drop down into the village. As you enter the village, turn right, go round the right hand bend, and the property can be found on the right hand side.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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