Bells House is one of the original houses in the area, having been built as a private gentleman's residence in 1865 and converted into 6 self-contained apartments in the 1960s. Accessible off a long, private gravel driveway off Giddylake, it is set in superb grounds of about 1.5 acres.
This spacious ground floor apartment extends to over 1500 square feet and is well presented throughout. It has many original features, a garage, and oil fired central heating.
NO FORWARD CHAIN.
Directions: From Wimborne, proceed up Rowlands Hill, taking the first exit at the small roundabout. Just before Colehill Cricket Ground, turn left into Giddylake. Take the first turning on the right into an unmade lane, which leads to Bells House.
The accommodation comprises
An impressive gabled entrance porch leads to a communal reception lobby, with a security entryphone and glazed door to a communal reception hall, which has a decorative tiled floor.
Front door to APARTMENT 1.
RECEPTION HALL: Parquet flooring. Panelled door to;
MAGNIFICENT DRAWING ROOM: Victorian fireplace with quarry tiled hearth, mantel and inset cast iron wood burning stove. High corniced ceiling. Impressive, wide splay bay window with outstanding views across the landscaped grounds. Door to a large airing cupboard which houses a pressurised water cylinder and slatted shelving. Door to;
DINING ROOM: Window to the side, with elevated views across the adjacent grounds and woodland area. 15-pane glazed door to;
SUN ROOM: Ceramic tiled floor. High timber clad vaulted ceiling. Worcester oil fired central heating boiler and wall mounted programmer. Large picture windows overlooking the gardens. A casement door and steps lead to a garden terrace.
KITCHEN: Inset 1.5 bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Post formed worktops with concealed lighting. Excellent range of chestnut-fronted units comprising base cupboards, drawers and wall cupboards (with cornice and pelmet finish.) Space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Space and connection for slot-in electric cooker. Space for a large upright fridgefreezer. 3-quarter height sash window with secondary double glazing and far reaching views.
BATHROOM: Victorian style suite. Mahogany tiled bath with mixer tap, hand spray attachment and tiled surround. Low flush WC with mahogany seat. Pedestal wash hand basin with upstand and tiled splashback. Wall mounted striplight and shaver socket. Parquet flooring. 3-quarter height sash window with secondary double glazing, to the rear elevation.
BEDROOM TWO: Alcove with recessed downlighting. 3-quarter height sash window with secondary double glazing and far reaching views.
From the reception hall, a walkway leads to a
CENTRAL HALLWAY, with a dado rail and 2 built-in coat/storage cupboards (with double doors.)
MASTER BEDROOM: High corniced ceiling. Wide, 3-quarter high sash bay window.
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Double shower cubicle with shower, steam function, twin seats, tiled surround and glazed sliding doors. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Striplight and shaver socket above. Low flush WC. Extractor fan. Recessed downlighting. False ceiling providing a useful loft storage area above, accessed from the master bedroom.
OUTSIDE: Bells House is approached off a long, private gravel driveway off Giddylake, which leads directly up to the apartment building, where there is ample residents' and visitors' parking. Just off the gravel driveway approach, a turning on the right leads to a garaging complex with a LOCK-UP GARAGE.
Bells House stands in large, landscaped grounds with extensive, neatly maintained lawns and wide shrub beds, interspersed with a selection of trees. It is situated in a secluded area in a quiet, residential location, with some far reaching views.
COUNCIL TAX: Band F.
LEASE: 999 years new lease. MAINTENANCE: £1100 per annum, plus building insurance of £553.30.
VIEWING: By prior appointment, please, through CHRISTOPHER C BATTEN
For clarification we wish to inform prospective purchasers that we have prepared these sales particulars as a general guide. We have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings. Room sizes should not be relied upon for carpets and furnishings.