Hinton Martell, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 5
Tenchleys Cottage is an outstanding example of a superb 5 bedroom detached country home, situated in the heart of this historic Dorset village, set about 4 miles to the north of Wimborne Minster, on the fringe of Cranborne Chase.

The market town of Wimborne is a 10 minute drive away and offers an excellent range of local shopping facilities. The main east Dorset towns of Poole and Bournemouth are about 30 minutes' drive away both of which have mainline train links to London Waterloo. There are excellent local school systems with first schools at Gaunts Common and Witchampton. The preparatory school of Dumpton is just outside Furzehill village and the public schools of Canford and Bryanston are close by.

Hinton Martell is a village and former civil parish with a population of about 400 people. Set in a verdant valley, adjacent to the conservation villages of Witchampton and Gaunts Common, Hinton Martell is known for its ancient church of St John the Evangelist with its five-bell tower and it is the only Dorset village with a Mediterranean style fountain in its centre.

Tenchleys Cottage was completely rebuilt in 2010 and was the site of a former orphanage and a much smaller home built in the 1960s. No expense was spared to create an energy efficient, Eco friendly (with rainwater harvesting system, under floor heating and high levels of insulation), quality family home with a very traditional exterior and a very contemporary layout on three floors. Features include a B & O sound system, cinema room and a professionally installed wi-fi system.

Tenchleys Cottage was designed by a local award-winning Architect of some repute. Traditionally constructed with cavity walls using Michelmersh handmade bricks, individual Keymer clay tiles and high quality Mumford & Wood factory finished double glazed windows throughout (with a 30-year guarantee). The house extends in total to about 4,000 square feet of living space, arranged on three floors. The site extends to approximately 0.65 of an acre.

Tenchleys Cottage represents an outstanding opportunity to acquire an outstanding looking family home, set in the heart of a popular village, easily accessible to major amenities.

The property has an air source underfloor heating system throughout, backed up by an LPG heating system. Tenchleys Cottage has a mains water supply and electricity. No gas is available in the village. There is a private bio-digester treatment plant for sewerage.


From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 Cranborne Road for about 4 miles. Just past the left hand turning for Witchampton, take the next right hand turning, signposted to Hinton Martell. On approaching the centre of the village, there is a fountain, and Tenchleys Cottage can be found just past the fountain on the right hand side.

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Christopher Batten

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