Old Rectory Mews, Poole
2 Reception Rooms
A Jacobean Manor House to capture your imagination! Built in 1604 and steeped in history, this impressive family home extends to 4,135 sq.ft. and has been lovingly restored by the current owners of 25 years. Offering stylish, period living with a contemporary twist, having a wealth of original 17th century features with Victorian additions and situated in private grounds of about half an acre with a separate modern one bedroom annexe ideal for independent accommodation of 82 sq.ft.
2 Reception Rooms
This 400 year old Jacobean gem is tucked away behind a veil of mature trees, yew and laurel hedges, only tantalising glimpses can be seen through the metal gates along the gravelled drive, views that are protected by Historic England. The grounds offer a haven for wildlife and a tranquility that belie its convenient and close proximity to Poole Quay, the Harbour, Hamworthy Beach and Park with its quintessentially English beach huts. Cobbs Quay Marina and Yacht Club, Poole Yacht Club and Lake Yard Marina are all less than a mile away.
As a Grade 2* it is in the top 6% of the most historically significant listed buildings in the country, few remain in private residential ownership. Built by Henry Carew, a prominent Catholic family in the 17th century, evidence of the priest hole remains, used to hide priests when they were persecuted by law and more recently for endless games of hide and seek! It is documented that during the Civil War and the siege on Corfe Castle to have housed the Roundheads and visited by Oliver Cromwell, later in the Napoleonic Wars it was home to the Southern Command and hosted the Duke of Wellington.
The Manor at Higher Ham, as it was then known, passed to the ownership of Lord Wimborne as part of the Canford Estate, it is believed carved panels from the original staircase were removed and used in the building of Canford Manor, now Canford School. In the 19th century Lord Wimborne gifted it to the church and it became known as The Rectory. Adaptations to the staircase and inglenook fireplace and many of the Victorian features were added at this time. The Old Rectory really will capture your imagination and heart as it reveals itself. From the hidden glimpses as you approach, you cross the threshold of the arched porch and huge Gothic door, that open to a surprisingly light filled dining hall with galleried oak staircase and original flagstone floor.
Approached via its namesake Old Rectory Mews, from Blandford Close, The Old Rectory is nestled behind wrought iron remote controlled gates. Tucked away in this lesser known area of Poole Harbour, close to the award winning Twin Sails Bridge. Poole Quay and the old town of Poole with its array of restaurant are within walking distance as is the popular waterfront restaurant Lakeyard. Poole train station offers a direct line to London Waterloo in approximately 2 hours.
To arrange a viewing on this property, just fill out the form below.
One of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your appointment