Located a short distance north of the centres of Bournemouth and Christchurch is Hewett's Gardens, tucked away off the A338 just a field away from the banks of the beautiful River Stour. Hewett's Gardens is an exceptionally spacious detached family home, offering six bedrooms, extensive parking, a large south-west facing garden, annex living, as well as much more. This property has a premium finish and contemporary style throughout.
Inside the front porch, Hewett's Gardens offers a porch area that also has a modern WC. Once inside the main house, you are welcomed into a spacious dining room that has wooden beams on the ceiling giving a very warm and characteristic feel. From the dining room there is access to the sitting room where there is a fire place, as well as a beautiful out look of the rear garden. The large conservatory offers copious amounts of natural light through the windows, it also has French doors to the garden.
The main kitchen is located off the dining room. It has base and wall units providing ample storage and worktop space, there is also a breakfast bar with a wine rack, and access into the study. The utility room is accessed from the kitchen and can also be accessed from the front of the property. In the utility room there are white base and wall units, a sink and a WC. The double garage which has ample storage space, is accessed off the main utility room. There is a further utility room at the back of the double garage.
Access to the first floor is from the stairs that are situated in the dining room and take you up to a spacious landing that has bay windows. The master bedroom has built in sliding wardrobes and a modern en-suite with a bath / shower WC and sink. Bedroom four has built in storage, a window overlooking the garden and a shower and sink. Bedroom three also overlooks the garden, has a shower sink, and built-in sliding wardrobes. Bedroom 2 benefits from an en-suite bathroom consisting of a WC, bath and sink, there are also built in wardrobes and you can access to the annex area of this property.
The main entrance to the annex is from a set of stairs attached to the outside of the property, they take you into the sitting area of the annex. There are two bedrooms with a modern bathroom and spacious kitchen.
The property is in a quiet location on Throop Road with an extensive driveway and front gardens. The private south-west facing garden is mainly laid to lawn with a beautiful water feature that is surrounded by mature shrubs and plants. The garden has a large patio area with a built in BBQ perfect for hosting summer BBQ's with friends and family. There is also a separate bike store, as well as an out building with stables and storage rooms.
Hewett's Gardens is located with The River Stour close by with footpaths around the attractive countryside. Bournemouth Town Centre is close by offering award winning sandy beaches, as well as plenty of shops, bars and leisure facilities, and Bournemouth train station providing convenient, regular routes across the South West covering Reading, Plymouth, Portsmouth and London Waterloo, placing the rest of the beautiful UK at your fingertips. Castlepoint Shopping Centre is also within easy reach being less than two miles away, with plenty of high street retailers and supermarkets. Hewett's Gardens is also in a great school catchment area with Bournemouth School for girls, The Bishop of Winchester Academy as well as others nearby.
The house and extensive gardens are surrounded by rolling fields and magnificent far-reaching views across pastureland, right the way down to the river beyond. It's very peaceful and incredibly picturesque, and yet the property is just a stone's throw from Castlepoint Shopping Park and just a 10 minute drive from the centre of Bournemouth.
It's believed that the house was originally built as a farmworker's cottage in the late 1920s, but over time it has been significantly extended and beautifully modernised throughout. However, the work has been carried out very sympathetically so although it's very much a modern home for modern living, it has some lovely period features that give it real character and charm. The rooms are all bright and spacious, the layout flows beautifully, and the large conservatory, which has been added to the rear of the property, creates a superb feeling of connection with the stunning garden. The property also incorporates a stable block that could be used as a home office or a gym, as well as an annex that could be an ideal holiday let or simply used to accommodate visiting family and friends.
The garden is another lovely feature of this property and it has been designed with day-to-day family use and entertaining in mind. There's an expansive lawn, deep beds of shrubs and flowers that create colour and interest all year round, and there's also a huge patio terrace complete with a rather impressive built-in BBQ. The whole space is edged with high fencing and hedging, and it backs onto an open field so not only is it very peaceful, but it also enjoys a superb degree of privacy.
The dining hall is definitely one of the standout rooms in the house. It is large with characterful beams, and is a perfect room for family meals or big celebrations.
The location has glorious open countryside, the beach, the New Forest and an excellent array of shops and amenities within easy reach.
Interestingly, the name of the house comes from Isabella Hewett who owned the property and surrounding land, and it is thought that she used it as a market garden or smallholding.