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AN UNBELIEVABLY RARE CHANCE TO AQUIRE A BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN VILLA SET IN EXQUISITE GROUNDS
This exquisite and important Victorian family home was built circa 1890. The house occupies an enviable position in the heart of Branksome Park's conservation area and sits in grounds measuring approximately 1 acre. The shops and amenities of Westbourne Village and the sandy beaches are close by with Parkstone golf course and Poole harbour also being easily accessible. This would surely make the house ideal for those seeking a substantial family residence in a sought-after area. Appealingly, this beautiful home also falls in a particularly well regarded school catchment area. It is a stunning property and an architectural masterpiece of the utmost period integrity.
Discretely set behind wrought iron electronic gates and approached via a sweeping driveway, this former vicarage has a striking facade, featuring beautifully regimented fenestration and an enchanting entrance porch. The open aspects and noticeably generous windows allow an excellent flow of natural light and the accommodation is practically yet flexibly configured over three floors, providing superbly for both formal entertaining and everyday family life.
Whilst the house has been lovingly nurtured by our clients over several decades it could certainly benefit from updating and therefore offers an incredible opportunity for the next owners to create a home to their exact specification and style.
As grand as it is the house maintains a homely and magical atmosphere and further features of particular note include an exceptional reception hall with beautiful original herringbone flooring and a fine staircase with a large feature window allowing light to stream into the hall and the galleried landing. Internally, rooms are of a stately proportion, with a number of notable embellishments. Such features include especially high, corniced ceilings and wooden sash windows. The herringbone flooring continues throughout areas of the house.
The house is currently arranged to provide six bedrooms, with a main staircase and a rear staircase that would have once been used by the house staff. On the ground floor, there is a simply stunning double aspect drawing room with a feature marble fireplace and a door to the gardens.
There is also a formal dining room, WC, family kitchen, breakfast room, walk in larder, utility room, boot room, shower room and a beautiful conservatory which leads out to the grounds and pool.
To the first floor is a wonderful principal suite with an en suite bathroom. There are three further double bedrooms on this floor and a family bathroom which has a Jacuzzi style bath, WC and separate shower.
There is a door from both the inner landing and the bathroom which leads to the large wrap around balcony overlooking the pool and the grounds. A further ?service staircase? leads up to the third floor which has two large double bedrooms, a shower room and ample storage.
The house is set within stunning maintained grounds which enjoy a quintessentially English feel with a large lawn, perfect for garden parties and plenty of space to accommodate a marquee. There is a wealth of mature plants and trees to include Canadian Maple, Japanese Maple, Wild Strawberry, Fig and Apple plants to name but a few.
There is a heated swimming pool which is surrounded by paving and a rockery which has further mature shrubs and trees. This area provides an additional reception space in the warmer spring/summer months. To the rear of the garage and garden there is a further wooded area with a wealth of plants and flowers. Two water fountains and feature lighting are dotted throughout the grounds. The carriage driveway provides parking for a number of cars which in turn leads to the garage which benefits from light and power.
This is an extremely rare opportunity to secure a house of this calibre and setting and we are very proud and excited to be representing our clients as the selling agents.
Entrance Hall 8.83m (29') x 3.12m (10'3) max
Drawing Room 8.82m (28'11) max x 6.07m (19'11) at widest point
Dining Room 4.9m (16'1) x 5.47m (17'11) into bay window
Kitchen 3.95m (13') max x 4.24m (13'11) max
Breakfast Room 2.73m (8'11) x 3.65m (12')
Conservatory 5.59m (18'4) max x 5.43m (17'10) max
Boot Room 2.91m (9'7) x 2.86m (9'5)
Utility Room 3m (9'10) x 1.55m (5'1)
Ground Floor Shower Room 2.92m (9'7) max x 1.6m (5'3)
Master Bedroom 4.93m (16'2) x 4.28m (14'1)
En Suite Bathroom 2.88m (9'5) x 2.68m (8'10)
Bedroom 2 4.9m (16'1) x 4.28m (14'1)
Bedroom 3 5.02m (16'6) x 4.28m (14'1)
Bedroom 4 4.29m (14'1) x 4.56m (15') max
Bathroom 3.64m (11'11) x 2.87m (9'5)
Bedroom 5 6.79m (22'3) max x 6.49m (21'4) max
Bedroom 6 5.25m (17'3) max x 4.92m (16'2) max
Shower Room 2.81m (9'3) x 1.56m (5'1) not including shower cubicle
Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room
Kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory
Utility Room, boot room
6 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, WC
Garage, heated swimming pool
Immaculate garden, electric gates
A host of original features
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Solicitors are specifically requested to verify the details of our sales particulars in the pre-contract enquiries, in particular the price, local and other searches, in the event of a sale.