Stapehill Abbey, Wimborne, Dorset
- 5 Bedrooms
- 0 Bathrooms
- 0 Receptions
£1,850,000 Guide Price
A simply STUNNING converted CHAPEL situated in the highly desirable Stapehill Abbey Development; offering wonderfully RESTORED original CHARACTER features along with HIGH SPEC modern living measuring in excess of 4,000 sq ft. Further features include; a HUGE open plan family room/kitchen with impressive VAULTED ceiling, MEZZANINE floor with master suite, separate ANNEXE, four DOUBLE bedrooms, FOUR bathrooms, large gardens with 2 separate COURTYARDS, double garage and access to the idyllic communal gardens with feature LAKE – A perfect FULL or PART time home.
Entrance hall with restored original Chapel doors - Imposing feature hall with sitting area, study and dining area - Open plan family room and modern kitchen with vaulted ceiling, log burner and doors on to the private courtyard - Living Room located on the mezzanine floor accessed via a feature timber staircase, enjoying a stunning restored stain glass window and views of the Chapel Tower - Master suite (located on the first floor) with fitted wardrobes, modern en suite with double shower cubical and doors onto the sitting room with glass balustrade and overlooking the open plan living space below - Three ground floor bedrooms all with fitted storage and access to an en suite and one benefitting from a kitchen and sitting area - Separate utility room - Separate WC - Annexe with spacious kitchen/living area, doors onto a private courtyard, log burner, double bedroom and modern en suite shower room with WC - Landscaped gardens with two courtyard areas plus to log stores - Oversized double garage with two electric up and over doors - Gas fired central heating - Wood flooring to majority of the ground floor - Restored stain glass windows and imposing feature pillars.
This Stunning converted Chapel is situated on the highly sought after Stapehill Abbey Development with access to its acres of historic communal gardens and lake. The development is conveniently located within a short drive of both Ferndown and Wimborne which offer an abundance of amenities, schools, restaurants, supermarkets and leisure facilities. Also within easy access are bus routes and the A31, giving you access to nearby towns, the motorway and beyond.
Stapehill Abbey History
Stapehill Abbey was built in the early 19th century and was home to the Holy Cross Abbey order of Cistercian Trappist nuns from 1802 to 1991. The founding group was led by Madame Augustin de Chabannes, a professed sister of the Parisian Abbey of Saint Antoine. She had been imprisoned in the Bastille, narrowly escaping the guillotine when the Bastille was stormed, and fleeing to Switzerland, before joining the monastic odyssey, which took the refugees across Europe in search of asylum. The church was built in 1847-51 and designed by Charles Hansom and the cemetery contains a memorial cross of 1844 by Pugin, commemorating the abbess Mde.de Chabannes.
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