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Modern detached house by the river


  • Spectacular riverside setting
  • Impressive modern detached home
  • Spacious and flexible accommodation (2,400 sq ft)
  • Generous sitting room & dining room
  • Recently refitted kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
  • Separate utility room & ground floor shower room
  • 4 Double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite)
  • Integral garage and greenhouse/garden room
  • Private riverside garden with lovely outlook


A spectacular location for an impressive modern detached house with a glorious garden along the riverbank. Hidden away in the pretty hamlet of Little Canford, 10 Stour Close enjoys a quiet and private setting with gardens sweeping down to the river and a lovely view over the old Canford Magna golf course. The six houses at the end of the close were built in the 1960's and No.10 has been home to the current owners since the mid 90's. In all that time the house has been substantially extended and continually updated so that it is now a spacious and flexible family home of about 2,400 sq/ft in wonderful gardens and a hugely convenient location. The accommodation is nicely presented throughout and comprises a large sitting room with double doors to a conservatory opening into the gardens, a dining room with an adjacent shower room that would make a convenient ground floor bedroom (5th). Along the back of the house there is a smart recently refitted kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga and beyond that a utility room which links through to the garage. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The possibility of a ground floor bedroom suite gives great flexibility, and the recently installed double glazing, high levels of insulation and modern gas fired heating make this a large but easy and economical home to manage. Extending to nearly 3/4 of an acre the gardens are a fabulous feature of the property. In front of the house there is an in-and-out drive with plenty of parking and access to the integral double garage. The back garden is almost entirely laid out to lawns for easy maintenance, but they still provide a lovely setting for the property, sweeping over the embankment and under the trees down to the River Stour, where you can sit and enjoy the tranquil view. Discreetly situated in the sought-after and conveniently located hamlet of Little Canford, but only a stones' throw from the A31, Stour Close is set in an island of lovely countryside surrounded by Wimborne, Ferndown, Bournemouth and Poole, making this a hugely convenient location for anybody who works in that area. Easy access onto the A31 also provides a quick link to the M27 for Southampton and Portsmouth and up to London via the M3. There is a busy pub (The Fox & Hounds) in the hamlet, local shops nearby on Wimborne Road and beyond that it is only a 5 minute drive into the busy town centre in Wimborne. Further afield all the shopping and leisure facilities of Poole and Bournemouth are also close at hand. The area is well served with good schools at all levels, including primary schools nearby in Colehill and Hampreston, and a well-regarded secondary school in Wimborne. Private schools nearby include Canford (on the doorstep), Bryanston, Milton Abbey with prep schools at Castle Court, Dumpton and Knighton House. Parkstone, Poole and Bournemouth also retain their grammar schools. Property information Services: Mains gas, electricity and water are available at the property. Private drainage (septic tank). Gas fired radiator central heating. Good broadband service.