5 bedroom detached house for sale

Wareham, Dorset BH20 4QW

£950,000 via DOMVS, Wareham: 01929 501119

North Mill is a picturesque Grade II listed home, parts of which date back to the C12th. Stunningly set on the river Piddle just as you enter the Saxon walled riverside market town of Wareham. Quietly sitting below the North Walls, it is set away from the hustle and bustle of the town, yet within walking distance of everything. The layout of the house means that it flows beautifully yet is easily divided and lends itself to a passive income or two generational living.

Stepping into the ENTRANCE HALL you immediately get a feeling of the history of this home. A sensible and good-sized CLOAKROOM sits at the far end of the hall and to your right you turn into the DRAWING ROOM. This is a large, impressive room, full of character with windows overlooking the river to one side and the front garden on the other. At the far end is a generous inglenook fireplace with a good-sized wood burner giving this expansive space a homely and comfortable feel. The Kitchen is entered from the side of the inglenook and through a secondary entrance hall. The KITCHEN is split into the cooking and preparing area and the sitting, eating and enjoying area, which opens gracefully out to the rather glorious garden. It is a sublime spot for creating meals and enjoying them with family and friends. The kitchen leads to the formal DINING ROOM. A delightful and charming room, which has French windows that open out onto the garden, allowing dinner guests to spill into the garden on a summers evening. From here a door opens into the secondary HALLWAY which gives access to a SECOND KITCHEN/UTILITY. From this hallway, stairs rise to two of the five bedrooms; the further three bedrooms are accessed via a staircase from the drawing room. The PRINCIPAL BEDROOM is generous in size with a view across the garden and river and an ensuite shower room. On the other side of the stairs is BEDROOM 2 another double room, also overlooking the garden and a bathroom is adjacent. From the other staircase, at the top of the landing are the further bedrooms. BEDROOM 3 a large double room with built in wardrobes and windows overlooking the north walls, the river and the orchard at the front of the house. BEDROOM 4, another double room, very pretty and full of character, and overlooking the historic Saxon walls. BEDROOM 5 is a charming large single room with a built-in cupboard and overlooking the garden and river. Servicing these three bedrooms is a good size FAMILY BATHROOM, large and light, it has a wide window that draws in the natural light.

Please note the sale of this property is subject to a Grant of Probate.

The approach to North Mill is off North Walls on a private drive that serves only 2 properties. There is a public footpath down the drive that takes walkers over a bridge to the water meadows, a truly lovely walk. The house has private PARKING for several vehicles, a GARAGE/STORAGE, small attached SHED, behind which is the GARDEN HOUSE/POTTING SHED which is accessible from the rear garden. The front of the house is prettily adorned with wisteria and climbing roses.

The REAR GARDEN is truly delightful. Both dining areas open onto a large wide TERRACE which embrace the view across the garden and river. A large area of lawn offers areas for sitting enjoying the view and a meal or two outside and space for play. The owner and her children and grandchildren have been known to take an occasional dip in the river when temperatures have soared. There is a greenhouse which aids growth for the vegetable garden that lies beyond, and the present owner keeps chickens - plenty of fresh eggs for her guests! Being tucked below the historic Saxon walls keeps this superb home private, and really rather special.

This lovely home is located below the north walls of the Saxon walled market town of Wareham. Wareham lies between two rivers; the Piddle and the Frome, and this charming home sits alongside the river Piddle. A stroll takes you into the centre of town, which has a variety of shops and eateries, including an independent cinema! There are riverside walks and Arne Nature Reserve is a five-minute drive away. The stunning beaches and coastal walks at Studland, Swanage and Lulworth Cove are a short drive and Wareham has a mainline railway with a direct route to London Waterloo. There are two state primary schools and a good state secondary school, and several prep and private schools are within close proximity. Wareham has a yacht club and there are three good golf clubs close by.

Note of Interest: Proximity to the river naturally indicates that there has been flooding. The property presently has robust flood defences and Dorset conservation team have agreed further internal defences - a schedule of work has been approved and will be completed by end of September 2023.

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Agent: DOMVS, Wareham

DOMVS, 8 South Street, Wareham, BH20 4LT

Phone: 01929 501119