Hurn Court, Hurn Court Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, BH23

£485,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A STUNNING GRADE II* LISTED CHARACTER HOME SET IN AN EXCLUSIVE GATED COUNTRY ESTATE OF HISTORIC NOTE BETWEEN BOURNEMOUTH & CHRISTCHURCH

A STUNNING GRADE II* LISTED CHARACTER HOME SET IN AN EXCLUSIVE GATED COUNTRY ESTATE OF HISTORIC NOTE BETWEEN BOURNEMOUTH & CHRISTCHURCH

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Hurn Court is situated on the western periphery of the Avon Valley, north of the River Stour, between Christchurch and Bournemouth. It dates back to the 11th Century when it was a monastic dwelling associated with Christchurch Priory. The Estate came into the ownership of the Earl of Malmesbury in the 1700s (family name Harris, latterly Fitzharris) who redeveloped the property as their country seat, then known as Heron Court. The property has long association with many notable figures, in particular the composer George Frederick Handel, Lord Nelson, the author Henry Fielding and the famed "hostess" of Prince Edward, Lillie Langtry.

The surrounding fertile farmland is retained to this day by the Malmesbury Estate who some years ago sold the re-named Hurn Court and it became Hurn Court School. Following the closure of the school in the late 1980's the main house has been divided into 8 individual units and with the adjoining coach house/ stable block and cottages in the grounds, there are now a total of 35 properties on the Estate enjoying approx 12 acres of communal ground.

Hurn Court is conveniently situated between Bournemouth and the historic town of Christchurch as well as offering great accessibility via the nearby A338. A viewing comes highly recommended to appreciate the stunning location of this development. The Clocktower itself is one of Hurn Court's featured properties and is an ideal lock up and leave or second home and there is no onward chain.

From the courtyard in front of the main building the property is screened by a manicured hedge with an arched opening to the front garden. Artificial grass has been laid for ease of maintenance although there are some shrub and flower borders. A paved pathway leads to the entrance into The Clocktower and in turn the entrance door into the main property.

There is a large open plan lounge/dining room with windows to the front and rear aspects creating a particularly light living and entertaining area. A substantial brick chimney breast with fitted wood burning stove and open beamed ceilings make this a truly magnificent room. An archway leads through to the kitchen which has a range of attractive hand painted base and eye-level units with granite work surfaces over. The worktop incorporates a sink with boiling tap. There are a range of recently fitted integral appliances including cooker, microwave oven, warming drawer, 5-ring induction hob, fridge, full-height freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The 'Glow Worm' gas boiler is enclosed within one of the eye-level units. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a cloakroom with w.c. and wash hand basin.

Stairs lead up to the galleried first floor landing with open balustrade and feature beamed ceilings. There are 2 double bedrooms on this floor. Bedroom One has an en-suite bathroom with fitted suite comprising w.c., wash hand basin and bath with mixer shower attachment. The main shower room is also on the first floor and has a suite comprising w.c., wash hand basin and double shower.

There are 2 sets of steps from the galleried landing leading up to the second floor. The first set of steps leads up to the third bedroom whilst the second provides access to the bedroom four/study as well as a further mezzanine area. Both staircases are steep and we therefore consider the accommodation on the second floor is for occasional use only.

To the rear of the property there is a private courtyard garden which has been paved and shingled for ease of maintenance. The property benefits from a GARAGE IN BLOCK as well as an ALLOCATED PARKING SPACE. Visitor parking is available within the courtyard.

A summary of accommodation with approximate room sizes comprises.

CLOCK TOWER ENTRANCE

LOUNGE AREA: 20'7" x 17'10" (6.27m x 5.44m)

DINING AREA: 13'6" x 11'7" (4.11m x 3.53m)

KITCHEN: 11'3" x 7'11" (3.43m x 2.41m)

CLOAKROOM

GALLERIED FIRST FLOOR LANDING

BEDROOM ONE: 12' x 10'5" (3.66m x 3.18m)

EN-SUITE BATHROOM

BEDROOM TWO: 10'4" (3.15m) max x 8'10" (2.69m) max

SHOWER ROOM

BEDROOM THREE: 13'8" x 9'2" (4.17m x 2.79m)

BEDROOM FOUR/STUDY: 13'4" x 9'8" (4.06m x 2.95m)

COUNCIL TAX BAND: E

EXCL GATED COUNTRY ESTATE * GRADE II* LISTED CHARACTER HOME * TWIXT B'MOUTH & XCHURCH * APPROX 12 ACRES OF COMM GRND * OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA * KIT * 2 PRINCIPAL BEDS & 2 OCC BEDS * EN-SUITE BATHRM * SHOWER RM * CLOAKRM * FRONT & REAR COURTYD GDN * GGE IN BLOCK * ALLOC PARKING SPACE * VISITOR CAR PARKING * VAC POS

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