Foxes Leap is located in the popular Arrowsmith Road which has a rural and country feel, near to the attractive market town of Wimborne, which is approximately 3 miles away and offers a range of independent and high street shops, cafés and restaurants. There are convenient links to the larger towns of Poole (approximately 4 miles), and Bournemouth (approximately 7 miles) with excellent shopping and recreational facilities as well as a regular train service to London Waterloo, taking approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Superb private schools in the area include Canford, Castle Court and Dumpton.
The spectacular entrance hall features an impressive American Oak staircase to a galleried landing with central Italian Crystal chandelier, finished with an attractive Porcelain tiled floor which continues through to both the kitchen/breakfast room and dining room. The lighting system throughout the house is Lutron, which can be programmed in various ways, and the modern gas central heating is distributed underfloor. The internal doors are made of solid oak and give access to the principal reception rooms, a ground floor cloakroom and useful separate utility. The Kitchen/Breakfast room is fitted with a range of modern high gloss units with quality Corian work surfaces and fully integrated with Gaggenau appliances. The Kitchen is open to the Family Room/Sun Lounge, with doors opening onto the extensive outdoor patio and overlooking the rear gardens. Adjacent is the spacious dining room, with double doors opening into the 32’ Living Room which features an inset remote controlled gas flame effect fire, creating an attractive focal point and double doors opening onto the gardens. There are an additional two reception rooms, one of which is used as a home office, which comprises the central hub for the media system, and one which is used a secondary lounge with an aspect to the front elevation, over the manicured lawns and tennis court. To the rear of the ground floor is a separate pool room incorporating a heated pool, with triple aspect doors offering panoramic views of the gardens and making this an ideal pool to use in both summer and winter months.
From the magnificent open galleried landing are six double bedrooms, the master bedroom boasting a dressing area with custom built-in wardrobes, double doors onto a rear facing balcony, and a superb en-suite shower room finished with quality tiling and an inset television. Three of the remaining bedrooms benefit from beautifully appointed shower/wet rooms, with the third bedroom also comprising double doors onto a rear facing balcony. The separate family bathroom has been beautifully finished with intricate tiling and comprises a stylish roll top freestanding bath and twin wash stand.
The property is approached through wrought iron electric gates with intercom system to a remarkable sensor–lit paviour drive, which sweeps past the manicured front lawns and all weather tennis court, to a paved circular parking forecourt and helipad with water fountain. The extensive grounds amount to approximately 6.67 acres and consists of surrounding lawned gardens with an area of natural woodland and a southerly aspect patio adjacent to the rear of the property, ideal for alfresco dining. Furthermore there is a summerhouse housing a hot – tub.
Living in Wimborne
Wimborne combines quintessential English market town with 21st century lifestyle. Beneath the 12th century Minster, Wimborne’s picturesque market square and quaint streets offer a mix of quality independents, national ‘names’, regular markets and a selection of cafes, restaurants and inns (including Number 9, The Tickled Pig, The Taphouse and Cafe on the Green among others).
There’s a Waitrose beside the River Allen, Art Deco Tivoli Theatre, Walford Mill Crafts, Priest’s House Museum, and Model Town. Facilities encompass a community hospital, recreation grounds for a variety of activities, and top golf courses at Canford Magna and Remedy Oak Golf Clubs.
Local schooling is impressive. Independents include acclaimed Canford School while a broad tranche of state schools are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted – such as Colehill, Hayeswood, Merley, St James’ and St John’s First Schools, St Catherine’s Primary School, Allenbourn Middle School and Magna Academy.
Locals also benefit from Wimborne’s idyllic location – between the resorts of Bournemouth and Poole to the south and Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to the north.
£2,499,950 Guide Price
- 6 Bedrooms:
- 5 Bathrooms:
- 3 Living Rooms:
A magnificent example of a contemporary yet homely architect designed residence, built to an extremely high specification. This exquisite property extends to 7704 sq. ft. and is centrally positioned within an extensive plot. Benefiting from a sweeping gated drive, tennis court and indoor swimming pool, and fitted with the very latest in media, lighting and security technology. Energy Performance Rating: BSave Property
Spencers Ringwood Office
- 01425 462 600
42 High Street