Stapehill Abbey, Wimborne. Exclusive, private, new and beautifully converted homes
A unique estate of fifty-two two to five-bedroom properties set within acres of stunning gardens and surrounding grounds.
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The Abbey House was built in the early 19th century with the Monastic buildings dating back to the 1840s. The twin Chapels were then designed by Charles Hansom in 1847 with building completed in 1851.
It was founded by a small group of nuns led by Madame Augustine de Chabannes, and became home to The Cross Abbey order of Cistercian Trappist nuns from 1802 to 1990.
Acquired by Stapehill Enterprises in 1990, the Abbey was then converted into a popular rural life museum, craft centre and farmyard embodying life in rural England and Victorian times, until 2008.
The Private Estate at Stapehill Abbey is a unique landmark restoration project.
The conversion of the listed buildings have involved many hours of painstaking work to retain the original artefacts’ and period features of this historical site, to further enhance the beauty and interest of what is a true part of local history.
Within the development original quarry flagstones and terracotta tiles are incorporated to form the external areas and patios, truly emphasising the character of the entire development.
An original Pugin Stone Cross, some of the historical plaques, and many of the church pews have been retained and will be thoughtfully situated in the communal areas and grounds.
Set in extensive grounds incorporating beautifully maintained landscaped ornamental gardens, feature fountain and lake, the communal grounds are a haven for residents to enjoy an idyllic lifestyle setting.
The external brickwork has predominantly been completed using the original reclaimed bricks which have been laid in a traditional lime mortar method. In addition, many of the original roof tiles were stripped, cleaned and restored across the development.
One of the great attractions of living in this area is the number of places to explore nearby and the ease of connecting to the rest of the country.
For those commuting to London, Waterloo station is under 2 hours away and the city of Winchester is around 45 minutes. With great transport links and nearby Bournemouth and Southampton airports you are never far from your next adventure.
Stapehill Abbey is perfectly located between the stunning market town of Wimborne and the bustling centre of Ferndown.
Award winning beaches, the world’s second largest natural harbour, vast expanse of national parks, pretty villages and the Jurassic coastline to explore all on your doorstep make living in this stunning location a real delight.
With a real focus on outdoor lifestyle, people lucky enough to live at Stapehill Abbey will have fantastic options with acres of landscaped grounds to meander through and take the time to enjoy.
With hundreds of options for long relaxing walks nearby, a multitude of local pubs and fantastic restaurants to choose from, your days can be spent enjoying the things in life you truly love.
Being close to the beach means that if you love the water you will be able to find a hobby to enjoy.
From windsurfing to sailing, kite-surfing to paddleboarding, there’s plenty to keep you active. Or, if you prefer dry land you can enjoy long walks with lots to see along the way.
Stapehill Abbey is ideally located for shopping, culture, food and drink.
Whether you want a fine dining experience or simply a hot drink and a slice of cake, Wimborne, Ferndown, Poole and Bournemouth all boast a plethora of restaurants, coffee houses and amazing local pubs.
The historic market town of Wimborne boasts a wide range of unique independent shops. Wimborne market is also the largest covered market in the south of England. Visited by 20,000 shoppers every weekend, it has a real buzz.
Local cultural treasures can be found at the Minster Church, art deco Tivoli theatre, Priests House Museum, Walford Mill Craft Centre and The Russell-Cotes Museum to name but a few.