Bradford, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A beautifully presented, modern 4 double bedroom detached farmhouse IN GARDENS AND PADDOCKS OF ABOUT 3.5 ACRES, in an idyllic rural location benefitting from outstanding views, and within walking distance of the historic Badbury Rings iron age fort.

Set at the head of a long driveway, surrounded by open countryside and grassland, the property will appeal to purchasers with an equestrian interest, having access to miles of tracks and bridle paths.

Bradford is a small hamlet of about 8 houses adjacent to the conservation village of Witchampton, and about 6 miles from Wimborne town centre. Witchampton and nearby Cranborne have local shops, while the market town of Wimborne Minster is within about 10 minutes' drive. The larger coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are easily accessible.


Traditionally built in the early 1980s, the property extends to over 2000ft square feet and has attractive red brick elevations, a large gabled porch, and a ridged, tiled roof (with a brick chimney.) The house is connected to mains water and electricity and has septic tank drainage. There is oil fired heating and UPVC double glazing throughout. FIBRE BROADBAND IS AVAILABLE TO THE BOUNDARY. Occupied by the present owner since 2004, the house is very well presented, with a high standard of internal decoration, and quality floor coverings.

Features include 4 spacious double bedrooms including en suite dressing and shower rooms to the principal bedroom, 3 reception rooms, a large kitchen/breakfast room (with an oil fired Aga) and a conservatory which was built in 1995. The property also boasts a detached double garage, ample parking, and a large garden shed.

There is a wide covered entrance way with brick piers, oak down pillars and a quarry tiled floor. An oak front door leads to the large entrance hall which has an understairs storage cupboard.

The light, triple aspect living room has a superb floor-to-ceiling, handmade brick inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, quarry tiled hearth and bressummer beam. There are superb open views over the gardens and farmland. Glazed casement doors lead to the conservatory which has large UPVC double glazed windows and a double glazed casement door to outside.

There is a separate dining room with a view over the garden and beyond, and a study with a built-in cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

A hallway leads to a large kitchen/breakfast room which features a comprehensive range of traditional pine units, fitted pine dresser, post formed work surfaces, stainless steel sink, wine rack, oil fired Aga (set in a tiled recess with mantel above,) fan oven, 4-plate ceramic hob, extractor, and integrated dishwasher and fridge.

Off the kitchen is a spacious utility room with ceramic butler's sink (with brass hot and cold taps,) Corian work surface, base and wall units, walk-in under stairs cupboard, and Grant oil fired boiler (providing the central heating and hot water.)

From the kitchen, a door leads to a cloakroom and rear porch. Throughout the kitchen, porch and cloakroom, there is a feature terracotta tiled floor.

From the reception hall, an oak staircase leads to the L-shaped first floor landing which has loft access.

Bedroom 1 is a spacious, dual aspect room with outstanding views over the surrounding countryside. There is a walk-in dressing room with built-in double wardrobe and drawers, and a beautifully presented en suite bath/shower room with an outstanding view, modern panelled bath, Corian worktop, wash hand basin with drawers beneath, concealed cistern WC, and fully tiled shower cubicle.

Bedroom 2 is a large dual aspect room with outstanding views over adjacent paddocks and farmland towards Badbury Rings, and an excellent range of floor-to-ceiling wardrobes and drawers.

Bedroom 3 is a spacious, dual aspect room with an excellent range of built-in wardrobes and drawers.

Bedroom 4 has a dual aspect and outstanding views.

The family bathroom has a modern bath with shower above, pedestal wash basin and WC.

The property is accessed from the village road via a long, gravelled driveway (the Freehold of which is owned by the property). A 5-bar gate leads into a large, gravelled courtyard with space for numerous vehicles. There is a detached double garage with brick and timber elevations under a gabled tiled roof, 2 up-and-over doors, personal door, lighting and power.

The formal gardens extend to just over half an acre (including the driveway.)

To the rear, there is a large lawn enclosed by post-and-wire fencing, with a stunning view. The well stocked garden has trees including cherry, birch, conifer, laurel, jacquemontii and a young magnolia. A picket fence surrounds an attractive natural pond. On the westerly side there is a vegetable garden area with two raised sleeper beds (enclosed by a box hedge,) a potting shed and a compost area (screened by a capped wall.) There is a large, paved entertaining terrace with a purpose built barbecue and log store. This area is well screened and offers complete privacy.

A 5-bar gate leads to a large paddock of about 2.9 acres, enclosed by post-and-wire fencing. This provides an outstanding backdrop.

Agents' Note: 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 Wimborne, proceed north towards Cranborne on the B3078. Turn left towards Witchampton and proceed down the hill, over the stone bridge and turn immediately left. Proceed up the hill and take the second turning on the left. Continue to the end of the road, turn left at the bottom, passing Bradford Farmhouse, and turn immediately left which leads to the property.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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