Hinton Martell, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A substantial 4 bedroom detached family home on a magnificent site of over half an acre, with outstanding views over the parish church and the adjacent fields, in the heart of the sought after village of Hinton Martell. Built in 1962 and occupied by the present owners since new, Pipers Paddock is in need of modernisation and refurbishment but, subject to planning consent, offers great potential for extension or demolition and rebuilding. It is for sale with NO FORWARD CHAIN.

Traditionally built with facing red brick elevations, wrought iron balconies, a concrete tiled roof and a brick chimney, the property was constructed with the principal rooms on the first floor to take advantage of the superb views over the parish church of St John the Evangelist and the surrounding countryside.

Hinton Martell is a popular village with a church and a village hall in an idyllic rural setting about 5 miles north of the market town of Wimborne Minster. Shops are available in the nearby villages of Furzehill and Witchampton, and there are First Schools in Witchampton and Gaunts Common. The wider area is well served by state and independent schools, and there is good road access to the coastal towns of Bournemouth and Poole, and the city of Salisbury, all of which have mainline railway stations.

The house sits in the middle of its attractive, well stocked grounds, flanked by rolling lawns, and is connected to mains electricity and water. There is private drainage, oil fired heating and aluminium double glazing.

The entrance hall has a high level window overlooking the rear garden, and an inner hall with under stairs storage space and a large walk-in store room.

Bedroom 1 is a spacious dual aspect room overlooking the gravel courtyard and gardens, with 2 walk-in wardrobes. Bedrooms 2 and 3 overlook the front courtyard, and bedroom 4 is a dual aspect room with fitted bookshelves, and double doors to outside.

From the inner hall, open tread stairs lead up to the first floor landing which has an airing cupboard and a hot water cylinder. There is an impressive living room with a feature wide Purbeck stone fireplace and inset Jotul wood burning stove, outstanding views over the village, and a door to a balcony.

The large, dual aspect dining room has a superb open outlook over the church and village.

The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room has stainless steel sink, range of units, full height larder cupboard, space for cooker, washing machine and fridge, and superb views over the rear garden and farmland beyond.

The half tiled bathroom has a turquoise suite comprising bath, wash basin and WC, and there is a separate half tiled cloakroom with WC.

From the landing, a door leads to a superb garden room with a brick plinth, full height brown aluminium double glazed windows, sliding double glazed doors to terrace and garden, high gabled glass ceiling, ceramic tiled floor and an outstanding view.

From the village road, a concrete slipway and 5-bar gate lead to a large gravelled courtyard, where there is a detached double garage with 2 up-and-over doors, personal door, high gabled roof and excellent storage space.

The front garden is enclosed by conifer and mixed hedges and has 3 well maintained, flat lawns and a pavior pathway flanked by shrubs. Trees and shrubs include monkey puzzle, blue cedar and palm. There is a storage area and shed behind the garage. Sloping lawns, shingle pathways and brick steps lead up to the rear garden which slopes up towards the adjacent farmland, enclosed by post-and-rail fencing. There is a pavior terrace, a beech tree and a chalet/summerhouse.

The gardens include a compost heap and a boiler house containing the oil fired boiler, which is ideal as a boot or drying room.


From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 Cranborne Road for about 4 miles. Just after the left hand turning to Witchampton, turn right, signposted Hinton Martell. Proceed through the village, passing the fountain on the right and the village hall on the left. Proceed past the village church, and Pipers Paddock can be found on the right hand side.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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