4 bedroom detached house for sale

Witchampton, Wimborne BH21 5AR

£1,100,000 via Jackson-Stops, Blandford: 01258 442275


Situated on the edge of the picturesque and peaceful village of Witchampton, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Reedside is a pretty thatched cottage surrounded by a beautiful garden with a stunning unspoilt view. Built in 1790, the two original cottages had already been merged and improved when our clients purchased the property, and over last 40 years they have continued to update and maintain the property extremely well. The well organised accommodation currently extends to about 2,100 sq/ft (197 sq/m) and comprises a spacious hall, a drawing room with a fine outlook, a dining room and beyond that a ground floor bedroom (4th) and ensuite bathroom. The generous well fitted kitchen breakfast room runs along the back of the cottage and upstairs, off a large landing, there are three more good bedrooms and a family bathroom. Interestingly, Reedside is not listed, and it also has the benefit of a clever planning consent (see notes) that increases the living space by over 25%, doubling the size of the kitchen, drawing room and main bedroom. An impressive oak framed outdoor dining area included in that consent has already been constructed and this further enhances the enjoyment of the garden and the view. Although there is scope for some simple cosmetic updating, the cottage is double glazed and was rethatched in water reed in 2015. All these advantages make Reedside a hugely appealing cottage in a tranquil and sought after location.

Set back from the lane behind attractive iron railings and a high hedge, Reedside has about 2/3 of an acre of wonderful gardens that are a testament to the skill and hard work of our clients. Wrapped around the cottage on three sides the formal garden is beautifully kept with upper and lower lawns, an ornamental stream and pond, and an array of well tended and imaginatively stocked borders that provide colour and variety throughout the seasons. A few years ago, the first part of the planning consent mentioned above was implemented and a large oak framed al fresco dining area and terrace was built off the drawing room, and this provides a perfect place to sit and enjoy the far reaching view. A five-bar entrance gate opens onto a large tarmac drive leading up to an attached double garage, and at the end of the garden there are two substantial timber garden sheds.

Witchampton a picturesque and sought-after village in the southwest corner of Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The village still has a primary school, a village shop and Club (the pub), and there are several other good “foodie” pubs in the surrounding villages. Wimborne and Blandford Forum are both close by and offer good amenities and a Waitrose and an M&S Food Hall, respectively. For a wider range of service and amenities, Salisbury and Poole are within half an hours’ drive and wider communication links are good. The business centres of Bournemouth, Poole and Ferndown are easily commutable and a quick link onto the A31 and M27 takes you further afield to Southampton and Portsmouth, and on up to London via the M3. The most convenient station is Salisbury (London Waterloo from 1hr 40).

The lovely countryside around the village provides endless opportunities for recreation and sport. There is excellent walking, riding and cycling all over Cranborne Chase and along Dorset’s renowned Jurassic coastline. Many of the local villages have cricket and tennis clubs, there are golf courses nearby at Rushmore and Broadstone, and water sports and sailing nearby around Poole Harbour, Sandbanks and Studland Bay. The area also has a wide selection of popular schools at all levels. As well as the flourishing village primary school, the local secondary schools are in Wimborne and Blandford. Poole and Parkstone both offer grammar schools, and independent schools nearby include Bryanston, Canford, Clayesmore and Milton Abbey, along with Castle Court, Dumpton, Sandroyd and Hanford, prep schools.

Tenure: Freehold.
Services: Mains water & electricity. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired heating.
Broadband and Mobile: Good broad (full fibre available). Mobile coverage is moderate.
Covenants and Easements: There ae simple estate covenants against building on about 1/3rd of the garden and requiring the need for consent to alter or extend.
EPC: Band E (potentially Band C)
Local Authority: Dorset Council. /
Council Tax: Tax Band G. Charge for the year 2024/25 £4035.14
Planning Note: Reedside is not list but is in the village conservation area and an AONB. It benefits from consent to extend, and planning applications P/CLP/2023/06675 & 3/13/1198 can be inspected on the Dorset Council planning portal (address above).

Agent: Jackson-Stops, Blandford

Jackson-Stops & Staff, 21 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum, DT11 7AU

Phone: 01258 442275