This former Bankes Estate cottage was purchased from the National Trust in a derelict state in 1993, and has been substantially extended. The original part of the cottage is constructed of cob which is brick-faced in part, and there are more modern cavity brick extensions. The roof is of natural slate. The property is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage. There is no gas supply. The oil fired central heating system has an external boiler, and there are softwood double glazed casement windows.
Local shops are available in Furzehill village, and Wimborne town centre offers a comprehensive range of amenities including schools within a few minutes' drive. Dumpton Preparatory School is situated a short distance from the house.
Particular features including a large living room (with brick inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove,) and a spacious kitchen/breakfast room (with range cooker and oak-faced units) leading into a large conservatory/family area (with a gabled roof and doors to the garden.) There is also a study.
The first floor offers 3 spacious bedrooms and a bathroom/shower room.
The attractive gardens are lawned and feature a large entertaining terrace and wealth of trees and shrubs including willow, copper beech, conifers and a productive grapevine. There is a Heritage style open-fronted double garage.
Directions: From The Square in the centre of Wimborne, proceed along West Borough, staying in the left hand as you approach the traffic lights near the Tivoli Theatre. Proceed ahead at the junction with Stone Lane, towards Cranborne, and over a small stone bridge. Take the third turning on the right into Burts Hill, and number 448 can be found on the right hand side.
Council Tax Band: C
EPC Rating: E
Viewing: By prior arrangement through CHRISTOPHER BATTEN