Queens Copse Lane, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Lakeside is a simply stunning, modern detached family home situated in a unique rural location backing onto Queens Copse lakes at Holt Wood, a small hamlet about 5 miles north of Wimborne Minster.


In addition to 4 generous bedrooms, there is a LARGE DETACHED ANNEXE/STUDIO which incorporates a spacious living room with an open plan kitchen, ground floor shower room and first floor studio space, in addition, there is 2-car garaging.

Outside, Lakeside comes into its own with exceptional, showpiece gardens which are formally landscaped extending to nearly HALF AN ACRE, enclosed by high laurel and conifer hedgerows. There is a large entertaining terrace which incorporates a 25ft x 10ft outdoor, heated swimming pool (with a new heating exchange unit) set in an impressive Indian Sandstone terrace.


Holt Wood is a popular hamlet tucked away from main roads and traffic noise, adjacent to the villages of Holt and Gaunts Common. The village of Furzehill is also nearby having a busy local stores/Post Office, while the market town of Wimborne Minster is about 10 minutes' drive away offering an excellent range of amenities including a Waitrose store. The coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth are about 20 minutes' drive away, with mainline railway stations to London Waterloo.

Queens Copse Lane is a private road which leads into the development, accessible off the main village road.

Lakeside is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage, but there is no gas available. There is an oil fired heating system, and UPVC fascias and soffits.

Traditionally built, the house has facing brick, timber and rendered elevations, under a small plain tiled roof.

A wide open-fronted entrance porch with a ceramic tiled floor and front door with full height side screens leads through to an impressive hallway with useful understairs storage cupboard, oak block flooring, LED downlighters, and a downstairs cloakroom.

The drawing room has a feature fireplace with a marble hearth and an inset wood burning stove, oak block flooring, and a pair of double glazed casement doors and matching full height screens lead out to the entertaining terrace and gardens. This room has an outstanding view over the rear garden. In addition, there is a study to the rear of the house, again overlooking the garden. The study has a wall-to-wall dresser with 3 glazed double cabinets and base cupboards under.

A particular feature of the house is a magnificent kitchen/breakfast room with an archway to the dining room. The kitchen was supplied by Kitchen Elegance of Poole and comprises a range of quartz working surfaces, 1.5 bowl ceramic sink, water softener, waste disposal unit, contrasting 2-tone grey and cream contemporary units incorporating base cupboards, drawers, deep pan drawers, matching wall cabinets and a full height larder cupboard. A feature of the kitchen is a rectangular island unit which seats 6, with drawers beneath. The appliances include Neff twin ovens incorporating a microwave combi unit with a large deep pan drawer beneath, induction touch control ceramic hob, state-of-the-art extractor hood, and integrated dishwasher. THE KITCHEN HAS A LOVELY OUTLOOK ONTO THE FRONT GARDEN.

From the kitchen, a wide archway leads to the double aspect dining room which overlooks the rear garden and lakes, with a pair of double glazed UPVC doors and full height screens to the rear garden. Throughout the kitchen and dining area there is ceramic flooring. The laundry room has quartz working surfaces, ceramic sink with mixer, cupboards, space for white goods, matching wall cupboards, full height storage cupboards, and door to outside.

From the reception hall, a dogleg staircase leads to the semi-galleried landing where there is an airing cupboard.

The large, double aspect master bedroom has views over the front and rear gardens, and is fitted with an excellent range of cupboards and drawers. The en suite wet room has a rain water shower and handspray shower attachment, semi-pedestal inset wash hand basin, WC, and impressive contrasting tiles.

The second double bedroom overlooks front garden, and has a fitted range of full height wardrobe cupboards. Door to the fully tiled en suite bathroom.

Bedroom 3 has feature sliding double glazed doors to a Juliet balcony, again has impressive views over the courtyard gardens and lakes. The fourth bedroom has a range of full height wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling cupboards, and a superb view over the garden.

The family shower room comprises a shower with curved glass panel, vanity wash hand basin, concealed cistern WC, fully tiled walls and floor.

Lakeside is approached from the highway via a block paved slipway through a 5-bar gate, into a large block paved courtyard where there parking and standing for at least 8 vehicles. Detached double garage with up-and-over door, personal door, and oil fired boiler for the house and annexe.

The annexe is accessible from the pool terrace and has its own self-contained entrance. The annexe comprises a large living room with an open plan kitchen comprising ceramic tiled floor, oak work tops, sink with brass mixer, ceramic hob, integrated larder fridge, downlighters, electric panelled heater, and there is a ground floor shower room. Stairs lead up to a large first floor office/studio with Velux rooflight.

The front garden is approached from the highway through a pedestrian gate, with a block paved footpath, 2 ornate box hedges, and a large flat lawn, enclosed by laurel and mixed hedgerows. To the west side of the front garden, there is a large shrub bed including Japanese acers, rhododendrons, and a flowering cherry.

From the courtyard, a gentle slope leads down to the side garden which has a magnificent view over 3 fishing lakes, with a beautiful garden area of a large expanse of lawn, and a feature goldfish pond with stone rockery and waterfall. A paved pathway leads to one side of the lawn to an area of garden where there are inverted sleepers, and enclosed boundary to the lakeside. Behind the waterfall there is the oil tank (enclosed).


The garden has a rectangular lawn enclosed largely by tiled walling. There are planted beds of Japanese acers, palms, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, and a wealth of other specimen shrubs. A stone balustrade with tiled piers leads to a magnificent entertaining terrace which stretches the full width of the house where there is a large, stone corner rockery and waterfall.

Three fabulous stone arches lead through to the swimming pool which is inset in a large Indian Sandstone terrace. The swimming pool measures 25ft x 10ft has underwater lighting and offers complete privacy and seclusion. From the terrace, there is access to the annexe via double doors.

The gardens have good quality grass with an automated watering system for the beds (throughout the garden), and pots. The lawns have a pop-up sprinkler system.


From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne, turning right at Furzehill. Proceed through Furzehill village and past The Stocks Inn on the left. Turn left at Pig Oak, signposted to Gaunts Common. Proceed through Gaunts Common, passing St James School on the right. At the top of the hill, turn right, signposted to Holtwood. After about half a mile, proceed past Holtwood Methodist Chapel on the left. After 150 yards, turn left into a tarmac roadway (at the apex of a right hand bend) which leads into Queens Copse.

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Christopher Batten

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