5 bedroom detached house for sale

Arne, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5BJ

£1,350,000 via Savills, Wimborne: 01202 145469

Spacious modern country house in this rarely available location, set amongst the heathland of the RSPB Arne Nature Reserve.


A spacious modern country house built in the mid 1980’s having pleasing elevations of red brick and tile hanging under a tiled roof. The house has the benefit of an air source heat pump for the central heating, double glazed windows, and a recently refitted family shower room. The house offers spacious accommodation with generous room sizes and many rooms in the house enjoy views across the gardens to the nature reserve, and Poole Harbour in the distance.

An entrance porch and front door open into the hall, with wood floor, feature curved brick wall and understairs cupboard. The study/ fifth bedroom has an en suite shower room that also doubles as a guest cloakroom. The sitting room has a feature stone fireplace with log burner and French doors to the conservatory with lovely open views. The large dining room has patio doors to the terrace, and has a door to the kitchen/ breakfast room. This is fitted with a range of oak fronted units with quartz surfaces including a dishwasher, double oven and ceramic hob. A separate utility/ boot room has a sink, plumbing and space for washer and dryer, and doors to the cloakroom and outside.

From the hall, a staircase with balustrading leads to the first floor landing with airing and storage cupboards. The main bedroom has double aspect windows with open views, built in wardrobes plus eaves storage, and an en suite bathroom. There are three further double bedrooms which share the refitted family shower room, with glazed shower, basin and WC.

Toad Hall is approached through a five bar gate and a driveway provides parking for a good number of cars. There is a Double Garage with power and light, and a large cellar beneath the house (with limited head height) providing excellent storage. The house sits centrally in its attractive gardens which are mostly walled and well stocked with a wide variety of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees. There are several terraces perfect for outdoor entertaining, and numerous other sitting areas to enjoy at different times of the day. The Summer House has light and power.


Toad Hall enjoys a delightful location opposite the charming village church, and surrounded by the open heath and woodland of the RSPB Arne Nature Reserve and within the beautiful countryside of the Isle of Purbeck.

There is a small secluded beach at Shipstal Point just a short 0.6 mile walk along the lane from the house.

The historic walled Saxon town of Wareham is just 4.5 miles away, with day to day shopping, café’s, bars, restaurants, and the popular riverside quay which hosts many events.

The town also has a mainline train station to London Waterloo.

The larger town of Poole is about 14 miles, offering excellent amenities, with Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world, renowned for its yachting, water sports and beaches.

The stunning UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic coast starts at Studland Bay, and other local attractions include Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove and the popular seaside town of Swanage.

There are schools for all ages in Wareham and many highly regarded independent schools in the wider area.

Square Footage: 3,490 sq ft


From Wareham centre take the B3075 southwards over the bridge to Stoborough and just after passing the petrol station, turn left into Nutcrack Lane. Follow this lane for about three miles, passing the RSPB café and up to the church. The entrance to Toad Hall is straight ahead.

Additional Info

Council Tax Band G

Mains electricity and water. Shared private drainage on the neighbouring property owned by the RSPB. Ground source heat pump for central heating. Please note that the working condition of any of the services or kitchen appliances have not been checked by the agents.

Agent: Savills, Wimborne

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

Phone: 01202 145469