DOMVS with Fine & Country are proud to present this 5 BEDROOM beautiful COUNTRY HOUSE offering flexible accommodation and SUITABLE FOR MULTI-GENERATIONAL LIVING. Its 4 ACRE PADDOCK provides scope for EQUESTRIAN USE.
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Bindon Lane is a quiet lane hidden away in the Purbeck hills, yet within close distance of Wool and Wareham, with access to shops, services and transport links. The popular and well-stocked farm shop at neighbouring West Holme is just a walk away and offers a wide array of local, fresh food and a cafe.
There are stunning walks from the door, but every convenience on your doorstep. Wool has two pubs, a vet, a mainline rail station with free parking, a surgery, two supermarkets, a salon, butcher and two petrol stations. The Purbeck School in nearby Wareham is well regarded and its swimming pool, gym, squash and tennis courts are open to the public. The highly respected independent school, Castle Court, is just 20 minutes away. Wareham also offers a hospital, river trips and two Saxon churches.
- Gardens and Paddock – approx 4 acres
- Oak-Framed Kitchen/Living Space
- Entertaining Terrace
- Five Double Bedrooms
Willowbank is, as its name suggests, a slice of the good life; the quintessential rural idyll. With wide ranging views across woodland and fields, the chorus of bees and birdsong, and the canopy of apple trees, this is a luxurious, nature-lover's haven.
From the hand-built kitchen, oak interior and five double bedrooms to the huge wrap-around stone terrace and formal gardens, no detail has been overlooked. A generous and sociable living space designed to enjoy with family and friends, this is stylish, modern living with an ecological twist. With a well in the garden and 12 solar panels that power the house and even generate an extra income, Willowbank has it all. There is even a designated music room.
Moreover, the location is perfect. East Stoke is a picturesque, tucked-away hamlet in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, but close to the convenient hubs of Wool, Wareham and Poole.
Willowbank's understated frontage only serves to highlight the immaculate and airy lay-out within. The front door opens into a handsome entrance hall with a galleried upstairs made of English oak. An ingenious boot drawer that slides out from beneath the stairs underlines Willowbank's attention to detail.
The kitchen/living space is the 'piece de resistance'. With double-height ceiling and huge bank of windows, a vast, granite-topped island and dining space for ten, this is the beating heart of this fabulous house. There is a deep-set sink and an induction hob with modern steel extractor. The stone flooring comes with underfloor heating, adding a touch of tradition and luxury. Two sets of French windows open out onto the garden and there is a large, connecting utility room.
Across the hall is a separate sitting room with a large log burner, bow windows looking out across the lawn, and double doors that lead out onto the terrace. An added feature is the use of stealth cupboards designed to mask wiring and electronics so as to maximise the bucolic views outside.
Three of the five bedrooms are conveniently situated on the ground floor, one with an en-suite bathroom with rain shower. The other two – one of which has double doors that open out onto the garden – both have access to a well-appointed family bathroom, as well as sharing gorgeous views. There is also a handy downstairs cloakroom.
The versatile music room – which would make an exceptional games room, play room or study – lies off the hall. A door opens out from here onto the terrace.
Stairs lead up to two further bedrooms, both en-suite. The master enjoys stunning views out across the garden, pretty orchard and fields beyond. The en-suite is dominated by a striking clawfoot bath which also benefits from treetop views, and there is a separate walk-in shower.
The fifth bedroom, which affords clever access to the ample storage space in the loft, lies at the other end of the landing and, again, enjoys charming views of the surrounding countryside.
Willowbank occupies a truly lovely spot, with intriguing gates leading to different parts of the garden. A grassy lane opens out onto a paddock surrounded by established, mature trees.
In the front and rear gardens are several apple tress, as well as a more formalised lawn area with curved beds, the shape of which is mirrored by the fabulous stone terrace built to catch the sun all day long – from morning coffee to a glass of wine in the evening. There is a double garage and ample room for extra parking on the gravel.
This is a home that has been cherished by its current owners for 16 years, and it shows. Fashioned for family and friends, Willowbank is the perfect future-proof backdrop for everything from leisurely weekends in the garden and camp-outs with the children to long family lunches and smart evening entertaining.
From Wareham, take the A352 towards Wool. Cross the railway line and turn left, heading briefly for Lulworth, before immediately taking the first left, Bindon Lane, into East Stoke.
To Wool – 6 mins
To Wareham – 7 mins
To Corfe Castle – 12 mins
To the sea at Arne – 12 mins
To Poole Harbour – 24 mins
To the M27 – 54 mins
Wool to Waterloo – approx. 2 hrs 35 mins
Please refer to floorplan
Purbeck District Council, tax band G
Oil fired, mains electricity, septic tank
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