Haythorne, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
The Oak House is a stunning, 4 double bedroom detached barn style family home set on the fringe of Horton village at Haythorne, about 8 miles north of Wimborne. STANDING IN GARDENS AND GROUNDS OF ABOUT 1.5 ACRES, ON A LARGE, FLAT SITE ADJOINING OPEN FARMLAND, WITH A SUPERB COUNTRY OUTLOOK AND SPACIOUS DETACHED SELF-CONTAINED ANNEXE IN NEED OF REFURBISHMENT.

Haythorne is a small enclave of houses nestling between the villages of Horton and Woodlands, tucked away from main roads and traffic, and yet within 30 minutes' drive of Bournemouth and Poole.

Built to a particularly high specification in 2012, The Oak House extends to about 2400 square feet. Build It Green' were commissioned to build this highly efficient, environmentally friendly timber-framed house, with great attention being paid to detail and, in particular, light.

The Oak House has many outstanding features including an impressive energy output of no more than £1400 per annum. This fine family home is arranged over two floors, with engineered oak flooring in all principal rooms.

A solid oak front door and windows lead to the hallway, which features an attractive staircase (with turned oak hand rail and spindles,) and a downstairs cloakroom. The impressive living room has a Purbeck limestone fireplace (with inset wood burning stove,) a large bookcase/dresser, and wide double casement doors to outside.

The main feature of the ground floor is a magnificent kitchen/family/dining room, which has a full height glazed oak screen complemented by 3 pairs of quality bi-fold doors, a flying mullion opening onto a large sun deck, and a superb view onto the gardens and farmland beyond.

The bespoke, hand-painted, framed kitchen has polished granite work surfaces, stainless steel under mounted sink and hot water tap, and a large island (with a beech work surface.) There is a top-of-the-range Rangemaster cooker (with 5 gas burners, electric griddle, 2 electric ovens, grill and warming drawer beneath) and a matching state-of-the-art Rangemaster extractor hood. Other appliances include a wine cooler and an integrated fridge/freezer (plumbed in for water and ice.) An outstanding feature is a superb, walk-in larder with a stone floor and some oak shelving.

The family area has a wood burning stove set on a glass plate, and the dining area has space for a table and 10 chairs. A kitchen door leads to a boot room with an excellent range of storage cupboards, a slate floor, and space for washing machine and dryer.

The first floor has 4 good sized double bedrooms, all of which have a high vaulted ceiling and a superb outlook onto farmland or common.

The master bedroom has a range of built-in cupboards, and full height glazed oak screens (with a large opening casement) giving a magnificent outlook over the garden and views towards Chalbury.

There are 2 superb, luxury bathrooms of a very contemporary style. The family bathroom has a doubled-ended bath tub (with ball and claw feet,) and a separate enclosed shower. The en suite bathroom to the main bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling, and there is a glass screen giving access to a walk-in shower area.

The Oak House is approached via a private lane from the village road onto Haythorne Common. There is an in-and-out driveway with a large, shingle courtyard, which leads to a large triple garage (with 1 enclosed garage and 2 open bays.) The garage is oak-framed with a brick plinth, and has a high gabled plain clay tiled roof. In addition, there is a large detached annexe in need of refurbishment, and ample parking for numerous vehicles, boats, caravans and trailers etc.

The front garden is enclosed by an established belt of oak and hardwood trees, and has a large lawn interspersed with variegated shrubs, conifers and a mature fruit tree. There is a side garden which is laid to lawn, and a pergola (with lighting) leads to a large, detached cabin which has CAT 6 wiring and a sandstone apron, and could be easily used as a home working studio/leisure facility.

The rear garden, which is predominately south facing, is laid to lawns, enclosed by post-and rail-fencing and young trees. There is a sandstone terrace and a large cedar deck. In the far corner of the garden there are 2 dilapidated stables.

This Promap image is not intended as a precise representation of the property's boundaries or area of land. It should be treated as an approximate guide only. Interested parties should have their solicitor check the exact dimensions on the Title Plan.


From Horton village (travelling towards Ringwood,) turn left, signposted to Verwood and Woodlands. On entering Haythorne at the top of the hill, take the unmade track on the right hand side. The Oak House is the third house on the right and has an in-and-out entrance.

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Christopher Batten

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