Poxwell Manor

$5,161,855
9
Bedrooms
10
Ac
Strutt & Parker
Listed on March 21, 2021
Strutt & Parker

Description

Historical NoteIn the middle ages, Poxwell or Pokeswell (the name being derived from Puck's Well), was a possession of Cerne Abbey. Following the Abbey's dissolution it was granted by Queen Elizabeth to Thomas Howard of Lulworth and Bindon. He sold it to John Henning, a merchant from Poole, who built the house circa 1600. His son became Sheriff of Dorset in 1609. The property belonged to the Henni…
Historical NoteIn the middle ages, Poxwell or Pokeswell (the name being derived from Puck's Well), was a possession of Cerne Abbey. Following the Abbey's dissolution it was granted by Queen Elizabeth to Thomas Howard of Lulworth and Bindon. He sold it to John Henning, a merchant from Poole, who built the house circa 1600. His son became Sheriff of Dorset in 1609. The property belonged to the Hennings until 1695 when it passed by marriage to the Trenchards family of Lytchett Matravers and Wolverton and remained in the ownership of their descendants until its sale in 1977. It is understood that King George III visited the house on a number of occasions when visiting Weymouth. The renowned author Thomas Hardy used the Manor as Oxwell Hall in andldquo;The Trumpet MajorPoxwell ManorThe appealing architectural style gracefully combines alteration and enlargement which has taken place over the centuries. A wealth of fine features include wood panelling, original fireplaces, stone and wooden floors and leaded mullion windows in keeping with its Grade I Listed building status. The magnificent great hall, with its magnificent decorative chimneypiece, formed the centre of the original house and now provides a superb entertaining room with the large dining room and library providing a trio of excellent reception rooms. The spacious and well appointed kitchen / breakfast room is very much the hub of the house with access to the grounds and neighbouring utility room and second kitchen. There are two further sitting rooms, a study and an office on the ground floor. Stairs from the stair hall lead to the lower ground floor where there is a cellar and further room which could be a safe roomOn the first floor the Principal bedroom has two dressing rooms and a bathroom and there are 8 further bedrooms and 6 further bathrooms. In addition to the main staircase, there are two secondary staircases which provide considerable flexibility including the provision of an integral annex within the southern section of the house presently hall, study, office, bedroom 3 and bathroom 3 (as marked on the floor plans).Stable CottageSituated to the west of the main house and separated by the courtyard. The cottage has been converted from a traditional 17th century barn together with part of the adjoining thatched building. It offers accommodation over two floors including an entrance lobby, dining room, kitchen, sitting room with stairs to a galleried bedroom, shower room, utility room. Two further bedrooms and a family bathroom which are accessed by aseparate staircase from the dining room.Outbuildings and GardensIn front of Stable Cottage is a pretty garden beyond which lies a potting shed and workshop area with a greenhouse, vegetable garden, lawn and grass bank. There is a 3 bay open-fronted thatched barn used for garaging with a wood store to one side. Adjoining the barn are the former stables of stone construction under a thatched roof. Planning permission (now lapsed) was granted for the conversion of this former stable building into a guest cottage and has potential to be renewed. There are a number of further traditional buildings offering a range of ancillary accommodation including further garaging, wine stores, storage, gardener's WC, potting sheds and machinery stores.The formal gardens lie within the walled garden to the front of the Manor with the exquisite Carolean gatehouse (dated 1634) forming the entrance and providing an excellent vantage point to view the gardens grounds and neighbouring countryside. The grounds are formed of sweeping lawns with well-maintained flower beds and shrubberies interspersed by a variety of trees and bordered by a stream which serves two small lakes and a pond. A hard surface tennis court (requiring restoration) and renovated swimming pool border the north side of the house with flagged seatin

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Property type
House

Location

Poxwell, Poxwell, England, United Kingdom

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Andrew Cronan
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2021
Address
5 Aldermanbury Square, London
Listing Reference
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