Arrowsmith Road, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Gleddoch is a beautifully appointed 4 bedroom detached modern family home, situated in one of Wimborne's most prestigious residential locations, 2 miles to the south of Wimborne Minster, within easy reach of the Bournemouth and Poole conurbation. Gleddoch is set in a parkland setting with gardens, grounds, and woodlands of about 5.6 acres and has a superb indoor swimming pool complex, constructed in 2018.

Originally built in 1986 by a well-known building company, Gleddoch extends to over 5,000 square feet of living accommodation, arranged on two floors. Traditionally built, the property has facing brick elevations with a high tile clad gable, under a small plain tiled roof with brick chimneys.

The house is set well back from Arrowsmith Road and is approached via electric gates, along a winding gravel driveway that leads into a large block paved courtyard.

The local centres of Wimborne and Broadstone are within a few minutes' car drive. Arrowsmith Road is popular with parents of Canford School children which is just half a mile away. The grammar schools of Poole and Parkstone are also within easy reach.

The property is connected to mains water, electricity, and gas. There is a private drainage system.

Covered entrance way leads to a spacious reception hallway with large format Porcelanosa tiles and a useful understairs storage space. Cloakroom with low level WC and wash hand basin. From the hallway, a pair of oak double doors lead to the drawing room. The drawing room has a central limestone fireplace with inset gas coals, and a pair of double glazed, double casement doors lead to the terrace and gardens. Door to garden room with full height glass windows and matching doors to the garden. The garden room is triple aspect and has quality laminate flooring and a built-in double storage cupboard. Ground floor study fitted with desktops and useful storage, built-in cloaks cupboard and downlighters.

A feature of the ground floor is a magnificent kitchen/family/dining room overlooking the front and rear gardens, with Porcelanosa tiles running through the whole area. There is an archway between the family room and dining room. The kitchen area is fitted with an excellent range of polished granite working surfaces with an under-bowl sink and mixer. Comprehensive range of contemporary high gloss units comprising base cupboards, drawers, and deep pan drawers. The matching wall cabinets have a cornice and bottom pelmet finish. The walls are partly tiled. Peninsular island unit with additional cupboards. Appliances include Bosch double oven and grill, matching integrated microwave, four burner hob, state of the art extractor, integrated dishwasher, and full height fridge. The family area has a limestone feature fireplace with inset woodburning stove, set on a granite hearth. Archway to the spacious dining room. From the kitchen, a door leads to a large utility room which is fitted with a range of working surfaces, base cupboards and drawers, matching wall cabinets, full height integrated drawer freezer, integrated wine cooler, full height storage cupboard, space for washing machine and tumble dryer.

Door to rear lobby where there are two doors to outside. Door to garaging. Ground floor cloakroom with WC and basin. Door to a useful passageway giving access to the front courtyard.

From the rear lobby, a double glazed door with full height screens leads to the indoor swimming pool complex. This is a superb facility with a 7m liner pool inset in a tiled surround. Space for games area. De-humidifier. Fitted changing rooms. Cloakroom and separate fully tiled shower area. Plant room with wall mounted gas boiler, sand filter and pool electrics. From the games area, two pairs of double casement doors with full height screens leads to the terrace and gardens.

From the reception hallway, an impressive staircase leads to a semi-galleried landing with a vaulted ceiling feature. The main bedroom has superb views over the gardens. The bedroom area has a comprehensive range of fitted furniture. An archway leads to an en suite dressing room with full height wardrobe cupboards and a superb view over the rear garden. From the bedroom, a door leads to a paved balcony overlooking the gardens, with wrought iron balustrading.

En suite luxury bathroom and shower room comprising modern bath with mixer/hand shower, twin vanity unit with twin wash hand basins and drawers beneath, low level WC and a corner shower cubicle with hand spray and rainwater shower.

Bedroom two is a large double bedroom overlooking the front courtyard and gardens. En suite shower with corner shower cubicle, vanity inset wash hand basin, low level WC and fully tiled walls and floor. Bedroom three has a dressing table and fitted mirror fronted wardrobes. Bedroom four is a good size double room with fitted wardrobes, beside cabinets and chest of drawers. The main family bathroom comprising modern bath with mixer/hand shower, twin vanity unit with twin wash hand basins and drawers beneath, low level WC and a corner shower cubicle with hand spray and rainwater shower.

Outside, Gleddoch is approached from the highway via a gravelled driveway and secure electric double wrought iron gates lead to a gravelled courtyard. Double garage with electric up-and-over door, lighting, and power. There is parking for numerous vehicles, boats, trailers etc.

Gleddoch is set in superb gardens, grounds and woodland offering complete privacy. The front lawn is mainly laid to an undulating lawn interspersed with numerous trees, largely oak and a wealth of rhododendrons. The trees include holly, birch, and willow.

To the east side, there is a further area of lawn, enclosed by an established conifer hedgerow, two impressive oak trees and a large willow.

Adjacent to the garages, a driveway leads to the rear of the property where there is a large, detached timber workshop with wood burner (presently used as a gymnasium).

Over the swimming pool complex, a wrought iron staircase leads to an incomplete bedroom/studio which could be used as Airbnb, ancillary accommodation or office.

The gardens are largely laid to lawn with hardwood trees. Nearer to the house, there is an artificial grass area. This area could be used for young children as a play area. The remainder of the garden is largely woodland offering a delightful walking area. There are pathways through the woods that interlink. The woodland includes a number of oak, birch and rhododendrons. The woodland area provides privacy and seclusion.


From Canford Magna village, proceed to the junction with Magna Road. Turn right and immediately left, into Arrowsmith Road. Continue for less than 1 mile through some sharp bends, and the driveway to Gleddoch can be seen on the left hand side.

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Christopher Batten

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