6 bedroom detached house for sale

Dullar Lane, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne BH21 4AB

£1,950,000 via Savills, Wimborne: 01202 145469

Handsome Grade II listed former farmhouse set in landscaped gardens and grounds of around 5.5 acres with hard tennis court.


A most appealing Grade II listed former farmhouse, understood to date from the early 18th century with later additions. The house has handsome elevations of brick under a tiled roof, enhanced by small paned windows with lead capped dormers to the front. The house offers well-proportioned family accommodation arranged over three floors, with excellent room sizes and a flexible layout that could be arranged to suit a variety of purchaser’s own needs. The secondary staircase that leads up from the landing offers potential to create a larger main suite on the second floor if required. The house has the benefit of oil fired central heating with period style radiators, modern kitchen and bathroom fittings, and is presented in a contemporary modern style. A particular feature of the property are the secluded gardens and grounds which include a hard tennis court, potential paddocks, and a timber studio summerhouse.

A brick entrance porch with log store leads into the reception hall with stone floor. The double aspect drawing room has an open fireplace with stone hearth and wood floors. The through kitchen/ dining room has stone floors is arranged in two areas with the dining room having a door to the terrace and a bay window overlooking the garden, the kitchen is fitted with a range of modern units and includes an Alpha Range Cooker in a tiled recess and a walk-in larder. An inner hall provides a useful boot room with a utility/ cloakroom off. Beyond this a sitting/ family room with French doors to the garden, and a spiral wine cellar set into the floor.

From the hall a staircase with hardwood handrail leads up to the first floor landing with airing cupboard. The generous main bedroom has built in wardrobes and a modern en suite shower room. There are three further double bedrooms on this floor together with a stylish family bathroom having period style fittings, a freestanding bath and glass shower. Twin staircases continue up to the second floor where there are two further bedrooms both with Velux type windows, a large bathroom with feature central bath and wet room shower, and dressing room off, and a landing studio or study area.

Dullar Farm is approached from Dullar Lane via an unmade private lane giving access to the house and also to three neighbouring properties. An extensive private driveway with turning and parking leads to the good size Double Garage, with traditional wooden doors.

The gardens and grounds are a particular feature extending to around 5.57 acres and offering complete peace and seclusion. At the rear of the house is a paved terrace enjoying views over the gardens and perfect for summer entertaining. The gardens around the house are mainly laid to grass with a range of established shrubs and hedges, fruit trees, a wildlife pond and a traditional herbaceous border. They include cleverly landscaped and mown grass terraces and several avenues of pleached hornbeams providing both structure and a delightful circular walk around the grounds. There is a timber log cabin studio or home office with electricity and internet, a kitchen garden with raised beds, and an excellent Hartley Botanic greenhouse. There is a hard Tennis Court which has been refurbished. On the western side of the grounds is a large level area with formerly arranged as paddocks.


Dullar Farm occupies a most convenient location, combining the peace and seclusion of country living with the close proximity and easy access to nearby towns.

There is a local convenience store in Sturminster Marshall village just over a mile away, whilst for further needs popular Wimborne Minster offers cafes bars and restaurants, a branch of Waitrose, and the Tivoli cinema/ theatre.

Poole town centre is about 8 miles, providing excellent shopping, entertainment and recreational facilities, and the superb beaches of Sandbanks and Poole harbour renowned for yachting and water sports facilities about 3 miles further.

Trains run from Poole and also Southampton Parkway to London Waterloo and the A31 leads on to the M27/M3 to London.

The area is well served by highly regarded schools, including Castle Court, Canford, Bryanston, Dumpton and Clayesmore, together with a state primary school in Lytchett Matravers, and secondary school in Lytchett Minster.

Fine walking, cycling and riding can be enjoyed in the surrounding countryside, along the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast beyond Wareham, and in the New Forest National Park to the east.

Square Footage: 3,865 sq ft

Acreage: 5.57 Acres


From Wimborne, proceed west along the A31. At the Sturminster Marshall roundabout take the second exit, straight on and after about 500m turn left into Dullar lane. The driveway to Dullar Farm is on the left after about 500m, and the farm is the first driveway on the right.

From the Poole area, proceed on the A350, becoming the A35, then north on the A350 Blandford Road signposted Blandford. At the Sturminster Marshall roundabout take the first exit, and after about 500m turn left into Dullar lane. The driveway to Dullar Farm is on the left after about 500m, and the farm is the first driveway on the right.

Additional Info

Council Tax Band G

Mains water and electricity, shared private drainage, oil fired central heating. Please note that the working condition of any of the services or kitchen appliances has not been checked by the agents but at the time of taking particulars we were informed they were all in working order.

Agent: Savills, Wimborne

Savills, Wessex House, Priors Walk, East Borough, Wimborne, BH21 1PB

Phone: 01202 145469