Candys Lane, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A most unusual and superbly presented older style 4 double bedroom detached family house on an elevated site adjacent to farmland with outstanding views over the Stour Valley towards Pamphill, and about 1 mile from Wimborne town centre.

Built in 1930 and gifted as a wedding present by the original owners, Highfield has a distinctive appearance due to its crenellated roof. Having been extended several times, it now amounts to nearly 3300ft of accommodation, arranged over 2 floors.

SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT HAS BEEN MADE IN CREATING A FABULOUS FAMILY HOME WITH MANY IMPRESSIVE FEATURES. It is presented in truly excellent decorative condition, with all mains services, gas central heating, 17 solar panels on the roof, security alarm with 6 cctv cameras, UPVC double glazed Gothic style stained glass leaded windows, and quality floor coverings throughout.

There is a superbly appointed internal double garage which could be converted into living accommodation, an annexe or a studio, and an internal staircase (from a first floor bedroom) leading onto the roof.

There is a magnificent open plan living/kitchen/family/dining area with 3 full height plate glass double glazed windows giving a superb view over the garden and beyond.

A wide range of shops and amenities are available in Wimborne, and the area is well served by schools including Corfe Hills, Queen Elizabeth's, the grammar schools, Dumpton, Castle Court and Canford. There is easy access by road to the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo.

An open-fronted conservatory entrance (with grapevine and quarry tiled floor) and Gothic style oak front door (with 2 full height side panels) leads to the reception hall, which has a picture rail

A boot room with a coat hanging area leads to a ground floor shower room with WC.

There is a charming sitting room with a fireplace (with inset wood burning stove) and an angular bay window giving fine open views.

An arch from the hall leads to an inner hall featuring a superb solid oak staircase to the first floor, and a sealed fireplace. A half glazed oak door leads to the integral double garage which has large, square Italian porcelain tiles, under floor heating, downlighters, and 2 pairs of casement doors, and a cupboard housing the Ecocent; a low energy air heat exchanger, serving the hot water. There are 2 oak side-hinged opening garage doors. In our opinion this area could be converted into further living space, an annexe or a studio.

From the hall, doors lead to a utility area with an excellent range of deep work surfaces, inset ceramic sink, base cupboards and drawers and boiler cupboard housing a gas boiler. An archway leads to an impressive kitchen/dining/living area which features 3 rooflights in the vaulted ceiling and a casement door to outside. There is an excellent range of work surfaces, a comprehensive range of units including lit glazed cabinets, an island unit, a ceramic sink, a 4-oven gas Aga range with mansard over and recessed extractor, space for an American style fridge-freezer, and integrated dishwasher.

The dining area has space for a table and chairs, and the living area has a wood burning stove on a stone plinth, 3 full height windows, and a pair of casement doors with fine views over the garden and farmland beyond.

The semi-galleried first floor landing has a storage cupboard, and a fully tiled shower room.

There is a superb master suite with a dual aspect bedroom, superb views, a generous seating/TV area with separate pocket doors leading to both the bedroom and the en suite dressing room (which has mirror-fronted wardrobes,) and a magnificent Travertine tiled en suite shower room.

Bedroom 2 is a large, dual aspect bedroom with stunning views and sliding doors to a beautifully appointed, Travertine tiled wet room with rainwater shower and twin wash basins. There is also an en suite dressing room with built-in mirrored wardrobes.

Bedroom 3 has a feature angular bay window overlooking the adjacent farmland, and fitted mirrored wardrobes. Bedroom 4 has a front aspect, fitted mirrored wardrobes and a pine door leading to a staircase to the roof.

There is also a family bathroom with a feature Gothic style stained glass window, twin-ended bath, wash basin and WC.

2 pairs of ledged-and-braced hardwood gates lead to a gravelled driveway and parking area. The main drive leads up to the existing garaging, and there is a second entrance with parking for 4 or 5 vehicles.

The front garden is enclosed by beech and mixed hedges offering privacy. There is a semi-circular lawn with a flowering cherry tree and a shrub bed featuring roses, ferns and grasses.

The rear garden has a superb view over the surrounding farmland and the Stour Valley. Enclosed by established hedges, the garden has a large lawn, box hedges, and trees including silver birch, acacia and apple. There is a large timber workshop, a gabled glass greenhouse on a brick plinth with aluminium-framed windows, a paved entertaining terrace, and a pond and rockery.


From Wimborne, proceed over Julians Bridge to the Lake Gates roundabout at the junction with the A31. Take the second exit, towards Corfe Mullen. Turn right into Candys Lane, and Highfield is the fourth property on the right.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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