The Courtyard, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A 3 bedroom converted barn offering much charm and character, set in a small courtyard development tucked away from traffic noise in the heart of this popular, picturesque village.

Formerly part of a local farm, the barns housed a thriving craft centre and offices in the 1970s. They were converted and restored in the late 1980s, into 4 attached barns and 1 detached thatched cottage, all of which are different, and full of charm.

Middle Barn's many features include exposed beams and timbers, ledged and latched internal doors, a conservatory and an attractive garden adjoining open countryside to the rear. The house is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage, and has oil fired central heating.

Holt village has The Old Inn pub/restaurant, a parish church, a village hall, a green, and many scenic walks. It is within about 10 minutes' drive of the market town of Wimborne Minster which offers a wide range of amenities. The nearby village of Gaunts Common has a First School, and Dumpton Preparatory School is within easy reach at Furzehill, which also has a post office/shop. The wider area is well served by state and independent schools including Queen Elizabeth's, Canford and Castle Court.

A spacious, quarry tiled reception hall (with a coat/storage cupboard) leads to a large open plan sitting/dining room with exposed beams and timbers, a quarry tiled floor and a wood burning stove. A door leads to a double glazed conservatory with 2 sets of French doors to the rear garden.

The kitchen/breakfast room has an excellent range of units and worktops, Neff electric oven (less than a year old), microwave, Neff electric hob, cooker hood above, space and plumbing for washing machine, integrated dishwasher and upright fridge-freezer, cupboard containing a Worcester Bosch oil central heating boiler (fitted in 2013), and a stable door to the rear garden.

The first floor landing has a high vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and a skylight. The impressive master bedroom is a particular feature of Middle Barn, having a high vaulted ceiling with an exposed A-frame, low double glazed windows and an en suite shower room.

Bedroom 2 has exposed brick walls and a high skylight, and bedroom 3 has an exposed brick wall feature. The family bathroom has a bath (with shower and glazed screen), a concealed cistern WC and a wash basin.

The Courtyard is approached off an unmade, private lane. Number 3 can be found straight ahead, where there is a gravelled parking area for 3 cars, and an outbuilding housing the oil central heating storage tank.

The rear garden is principally lawned, with a selection of established shrubs, a timber shed and outstanding views over the adjacent countryside.


From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne. Turn right into Furzehill and go past The Stocks Inn on the left hand side. Proceed along Holt Lane into Holt village. With the Old Inn on the right hand side, turn left into an unmade, private lane, and The Courtyard can be found at the far end, on the right.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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