Sheephouse Drove, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Sheephouse is a stunning 4 bedroom detached Dorset barn standing in grounds of over an acre in a magnificent rural location with impressive views over the surrounding farmland, on the edge of the Cranborne Chase, about 5.5 miles north of Wimborne Minster.

Set on the fringe of the conservation village of Witchampton, which is noted in the Domesday Book, with no near neighbours, the property offers spacious and characterful accommodation including a spacious self-contained 1 bedroom annexe.

Parts of the property, which was formerly owned by the Crichel Estate, date back over 200 years. Around 1989 it was sold to a well known local developer of the time, who substantially extended, refurbished and restored the property before selling it to the current owners in 1992.

Sheephouse offers impressive accommodation extending in total to just under 4,200 square feet, mostly at ground floor level, and is presented in truly excellent condition throughout. The property retains much of its original character, with high gabled ceilings and exposed A-frame and wall timbers.

Sheephouse is neither Listed nor within the village's conservation area. The market town of Wimborne Minster is within about 10 minutes' drive, whilst Poole, Bournemouth and Salisbury, all of which have mainline railway stations, are about 30 minutes away. Witchampton has its own First School, and there are excellent state and independent schools in the wider area, including Dumpton, Canford, Castle Court, Bryanston and Clayesmore.

The property has many outstanding features, including a magnificent drawing room which is over 40 in length, with full height oak doors and windows overlooking the gardens, and a superb floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace (with wood burning stove,) behind which there is a staircase leading to a minstrels' gallery.


From Witchampton village, proceed up Pound Hill to the T-junction. Turn immediately left and first right into Sheephouse Drove. Sheephouse is the only property on the left hand side.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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