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Hillcroft

Corfe Mullen near Wimborne Minster, Dorset (Ref. 1077103)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

The property

Wimborne Minster 2.7 miles.

Resting near the historic market town of Wimborne Minster, in the tourist haven of Dorset, is this fabulous detached house, Hillcroft.

Set over two-floors and sleeping up to ten guests, Hillcroft is a spacious, yet homely setting for a large family or group of friends to come and sample the delights of Corfe Mullen village and its surrounding areas of Wimborne Minster, Bournemouth and Poole.

Hillcroft is just 8 miles from the stunning Sandbanks beach and Poole Harbour, from here a short ferry journey transports you to the beautiful national trust owned Studland beaches and the start of the world heritage cited Jurassic Coast.

The property can be reached down a quiet unmade road which leads to the end of this peaceful cul-de-sac, you will then be greeted by a private driveway with off-road parking for up to four cars.

A small stone step lead you to the property’s front door, where you will step into a large entrance hall area where coats and shoes can be left.

The dining room can be accessed by three stairs, here you will find the perfect setting for hosting a dinner party and enjoying evening drinks with friends around the large dining table which has seating for up to ten guests.

Travel down a set of stone steps leading from the dining room the homes heart, the kitchen/diner, which features impressive high vaulted ceiling with beams and has all the essentials to ensure you can use local fresh produce to create home-cooked meals for your guests; cleverly concealed appliances help maintain a clean and sleek look, while the granite top worktops cannot help but catch your eye.

You have access from the French doors onto a large raised decked area overlooking the secluded garden for alfresco dining.

Guests will benefit from the utility space which has a separate sink and a handy washing machine and freezer, and a convenient stable door which provides access to the side patio, the rear garden and a path to the front drive.

Enjoy your evenings in the living room by settling down to watch your favourite film on the large TV, there is seating for up to ten guests or you can enjoy the large sofa alone if preferred; take the opportunity to absorb the beautiful garden landscape and rural views from the lounges French doors.

Back on the ground floor, you will discover one of five bedrooms, this one being a double with matching furniture, along with the cloakroom.

Climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find a further four bedrooms, two king-size with fitted wardrobes and en-suites, a double with matching furniture and a twin.

There is also an additional family bathroom, providing plenty of flexibility for guests.

Enjoy the expansive enclosed garden area, which has a variety of seating for those seeking shade and sun worshippers; whilst canine friends can tire themselves out after running the length of the lawn.

Hillcroft’s surrounding area of Wimborne Minster has a wealth of activities and entertainment that are sure to keep the whole group smiling.

Don’t forget to stop and take in Wimborne’s impressive Minster Church, home to one of four remaining chained libraries in England, with books dating back to the 1300's and historical artifacts.

If you’re hooked on Wimborne’s history be sure to visit the National Trust site of Kingston Lacy, an elegant country estate which offers tours, food and drink and a 50 Things Challenge for children whilst on their walk, if you don’t feel like walking there is the option to cycle the Woodland Trail too!

Less than a mile away from Kingston Lacy is the second National Trust attraction of Badbury Rings, one of Dorset’s 32 Iron Age hillforts, on sunny days you can take in the scenery and connect with nature, furry friends are allowed on the site provided they are on a lead.

Looking for some retail therapy?

Wimborne offers a host of charming independent stores that offer everything from clothing, books, gifts and jewellery, you’re sure to be leaving with a souvenir to remember your time here.

Whilst exploring do not forget to treat your taste buds to all the excellent culinary dishes on offer, such as fresh fish straight from the Dorset Coast or a delicious cream tea served traditionally as only a market town can.

You can sample delightful local cuisine at many award-winning restaurants and pubs, who all use locally sourced ingredients in every dish, it will be hard to pick just one!

See if you can spot the local wildlife by cycling along the rivers or walking through the fields, be sure to take your camera.

If you can tear yourself away from Wimborne, the tranquil village of Corfe Mullen is just a stone’s throw away; you can look forward to exploring the historic site of Corfe castle with battle re-enactments which take place within the ruins or taking a course on wind or kite surfing at sandbanks.

A must-see is the breath-taking location of Durdle Door, set on the Jurassic coast, you can enjoy a dip in the sea and swim through the naturally carved arch set in the limestone cliffs or top up your tan on the sandy shores, whichever you choose it will be a day to remember.

For the ideal tourist base which will provide fantastic access to all, Dorset has to offer stay at Hillcroft and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 2 x king size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin and 1 x king size downstairs
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting Room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Garden with patio, decking and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, only downstairs and not in bedroom
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: There are steps leading up to this property, please take caution
  • Note: There are five steps down from the kitchen to the dining area
  • Note: There are three steps from the dining area to the hallway, please take care

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

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About the location

WIMBORNE MINSTER

Corfe Mullen 3.6 miles; Cranborne Chase AONB 1.5 miles.

Wimborne Minster is a beautiful market town is steeped in history and at the heart sits the gracious Minster church. The pretty streets and courtyards offer a variety of shops and cafes where you can explore and relax. There are two rivers that run through the town offering riverside walk or cycle routes. And when you have explored the town branch out into the beautiful Dorset Countryside. Moors valley country park offers a great day out for all the family and allows you to explore the Dorset countryside. Kingston Lacey offers the chance to explore a country house and estate, and dates back to the mid 1600’s. Upton Country park is just 6 miles away and sits on the outskirts of Poole.

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Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £600 for this property