- 8 bedrooms
- Impressive Grade II Listed country house in the Cranborne Chase
- Well proportioned rooms with high ceilings
- Positioned on the edge of an attractive and unspoilt conservation village
- Beautiful gardens with river frontage
- Swimming pool
- Garaging and separate studio
Description Most handsome former mill house listed Grade II in an unspoilt village in the sought after Cranborne Chase.
The Mill House is situated in the heart of this most attractive conservation village in the glorious Cranborne Chase about 10.5 miles north of Wimborne Minster.
The village is set on the Shaftesbury Estate and accordingly has remained unspoilt by inappropriate modern development.
This magnificent part of Dorset is renowned for its countryside, set within the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the property is situated alongside the free flowing River Allen which once produced flow for the mill.
In the village there is a village school, fine Parish Church of Wimborne St Giles, a post office and village hall.
The nearby historic market towns of Wimborne Minster, Blandford Forum and Shaftesbury all have an excellent range of facilities and the larger city of Salisbury lies about 17 miles further afield where there are good rail links to London Waterloo.
The area is well served by numerous public and preparatory schools including Bryanston, St Maryâs Shaftesbury, Milton Abbey, Sherborne Schools, Clayesmore, Canford, Knighton House, Hanford, Port Regis and Sandroyd.
The countryside in the area is well known for pheasant and partridge shooting, right in the heart of Portman Hunt country. In addition the River Allen offers brown trout fishing and Poole Harbour is 21 miles away for sailing and water sports.
The Mill House which is listed Grade II as being of architectural interest, is thought to have originally been a paper mill and latterly a public house in the 19th Century. This spacious house has attractive English bond brickwork with tiled roof and gabled copings, with decorative chimney stacks adding individuality to this most handsome of houses. Stone mullioned windows with leaded lights throughout a large part of the property add to the external period features. Inside the house has exposed ceiling timbers, oak stripped floors and several open fireplaces, with the drawing room having a particularly ornate carved surround. In the heart of the house is a fine reception hall with inglenook style fireplace with double doors opening to the drawing room providing a large combined area for entertaining. Also on the ground floor is an elegant dining room with open fireplace and stripped wood floor and a good size family kitchen with Aga and double doors to a snug/sitting room. On the first floor is a spacious master suite with bathroom and walk in closet and there are five further double bedrooms, two with en suite and one family bathroom. On the second floor are two further bedrooms, a large games/playroom, a laundry room and a bathroom.
The Mill House is approached from a quiet lane via a private gravelled drive leading to an ample area for parking and access to garaging and workshops. Above the garage and workshop is a studio space currently used as a home office. The gardens are principally located to the west and east, on the western side a level lawn borders the free flowing River Allen and with the stone terrace immediately to the rear of the house providing an area for outside dining. The parking divides the east and west side of the garden where there is a further large level lawn bordered by a tall hedge and with some fine mature trees, shrubs and plants including what is believed to be the oldest Horsechestnut in England. Also in this part of the garden there is an outdoor swimming pool with terrace surrounding. On the northern boundary there is a further area of garden with separate access to the lane and bordered by open countryside owned by the Estate. To the south of the house there is a further parcel of land which is currently rented by the vendors on a peppercorn rent from the Estate. (Further details on request).
Square Footage: 6809 sq ft
Acreage: 1 Acres
From Wimborne head north on the B3078 Cranborne Road, taking a left after approximately 10 miles onto the B3081 signposted Wimborne St Giles and Shaftesbury. Continue to the T junction and turn left to Wimborne St Giles. Proceed into the village, passing the church on the left hand side and the gates to The Mill House are situated on the right about 50 yards past the triangle and the War Memorial.
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