PALATIAL STYLEBrooklands is not just a magnificent house, it is a luxurious spa, set in 10 acres of glorious open countryside just moments from the urban hub of Poole. A further 7.5 acres is available by separate negotiationWith stunning views across the Purbeck hills, this five-bedroom mansion comes with a tennis court, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, pavilion and stable block.This is the ultimate family home, complete with a separate, self-contained bungalow.The immaculate attention to style and detail is immediately obvious as you turn, through heavy timber gates, onto Brooklands' lush, sweeping drive and take in the beautiful and imposing water feature.The interior is just as striking; the handsome and impressive entrance hall opens onto a unique and eye-catching suspended staircase. This lay-out has been perfectly imagined. The generous drawing room gives onto the terrace, via two sets of French windows, and enjoys breathtaking views of the Purbeck ridge. This is a room to enjoy all year round; sit round the fabulous and roomy fireplace or take in the vista from the Juliet balcony overlooking the swimming pool below.Doors lead on to the formal-but-versatile dining room, which enjoys the benefit of an internal veranda for pre-dinner drinks and also opens onto the terrace and yet another aspect across the pond. The kitchen/breakfast room is very much the hub of the home, an ideal space for cooking, entertaining and general family life. The four-oven Aga offers two oil-fired ovens and, for ease in summer, two electric ovens. There is a convenient breakfast bar and classic, maintenance-free granite work surfaces.The dining room and kitchen both share access to a glorious and spacious garden room, which also enjoys French windows that open onto the terrace. This house is all about light and quality of life. Every effort has been made to maximise the rural location, the great outdoors and the superlative views.The connecting back hall offers vast storage options and links to a handy downstairs cloakroom as well as a large utility/boot room benefitting from a spacious shower and separate back door, ideal after a walk and invaluable for wet dogs. From here, stairs lead up to the light and airy fourth bedroom, which â€“ with its Velux windows and en-suite bathroom â€“ would make a sensational guest suite or even studio.Two further bedrooms â€“ both double and en-suite â€“ are set on the ground floor, facing the front gardens and water feature. There is an additional, fifth bedroom, currently used as a large study, at the end of the corridor, which enjoys a Jack-and-Jill shower room that can also be accessed from the hall. A staircase leads up to a second living/games room, which presently houses a pool table. A gallery overlooks the main hall and the room is flooded with light and views.The adjoining master suite is â€“ as you would imagine â€“ a sumptuous space. An internal veranda-style seating area looks out over the grounds and across the Purbecks. French windows open onto a generous balcony. No detail has been overlooked. There is a separate dressing room with a walk-in wardrobe and a luxurious en-suite bathroom with soaking tub, shower and his/hers basins.Outside, the separate bungalow is utterly self-contained. As well as a spacious double bedroom, there is a modern, fully-fitted kitchen, well-appointed bathroom with tub and shower, and a sitting room with patio doors that open onto the terrace, offering access to the swimming pool. An 8kw solar panel system provides all the bungalow's electricity, so it is wholly independent of the main house.Outside
THE GARDENSThe garden is, as any great garden should be, a room â€“ or, even, a set of rooms â€“ in its own right. Painstaking care has gone into its design, with each separate space expertly realised. Brooklands is all about grand country living.The outbuildings are especially impressive. A six-berth garage complex comes with individual electric doors and a generous workshop. The stable block is kitted out to a professional standard with three stables, a tack room and a hay store. Further outbuildings include a tractor store and large greenhouse, and the pool's boiler room is discreetly tucked behind the bungalow. There is also a stunning pavilion that sits above the pond and comes with running water, electricity and halogen heating.Brooklands truly has it all. The 10 acre grounds include formal gardens as well as a charming kitchen garden, meadowland and grazing paddocks with two field shelters. The pond attracts a dazzling array of wildlife and the health facilities â€“ tennis court, pool, Jacuzzi and arena â€“ are second to none. Moreover, the views and privacy are second to none in the county. This is one of Dorset's most exclusive residences.Location
LOCATIONLytchett Matravers is a deceptively charming village, utterly rural and surrounded by rolling green countryside, yet just moments from Poole and Bournemouth with handy access to the A350.The picturesque village of Corfe Mullen, with its pubs, shops and facilities, as well as Castle Court (a first-class preparatory school), is just a short walk away.Surrounded by natural beauty, there are enchanting walks from the door and panoramic views of the green Dorset hills. The village is conveniently placed in the very heart of Dorset; no part of the county is more than an hour away. Poole, with its shopping centre, cross-channel ferry port and mainline rail station, is just 10 minutes away. From golf at Parkstone or Dorchester â€“ or even Bulbury Woods, just five minutes away â€“ to swimming and sailing off the Jurassic Coast, the very best that Dorset has to offer is all within easy reach.Directions
Lytchett Matravers boasts fabulous transport links, being within easy distance of the A351, A35 and A31. Coming from Poole, take the A350 turn-off from the A35. Rushall Lane is second on the right.By car:To Corfe Mullen â€“ 4 minsTo Poole â€“ 10 minsTo Sandbanks â€“ 25 minsTo Bournemouth â€“ 26 minsTo Studland Beach â€“ 29 minsTo the M27 â€“ 47 minsBy train:Poole to London Waterloo â€“ approx. 2 hrs 5 minsRoom Measurements
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Purbeck District Council, tax band HServices
Oil heating, mains electricity and septic tank.Lettings
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