Crabb House is a large 6 bedroom detached ‘arts and crafts’ family home set on a superb garden site extending to about 0.83 of an acre, with outstanding views towards the coast, tucked away from traffic noise in one of Colehill’s most popular lanes, about 1 mile from Wimborne town centre.
Crabb House was formerly known as both Meadowside and Ripa Lodge, and well known residents have included Peter Alliss, the former professional golfer. The present owners have been in occupation since 2004 and the property is offered for sale with NO FORWARD CHAIN.
Crabb House has generous accommodation accessible by 2 separate staircases, extending to over 4,500 square feet, and the rooms are particularly light and well proportioned. A large entrance porch leads to an impressive entrance hallway, off of which there is large drawing room with a magnificent semi-circular bay window giving a fine view over the gardens. A separate dining room overlooks the gardens, and there is a large morning room to the side. The ground floor also includes 2 cloakrooms, a large study (ideal for home office/consulting room, as it has its own entrance and adjacent W.C.,) and a snug which leads to a spacious utility room. The superb kitchen/breakfast room opens up into a large, semi-circular bay overlooking the gardens.
On the first floor, a large, semi-galleried landing leads to 6 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and a secondary staircase leading down to the study.
The driveway leads from Kyrchil Lane into a large tarmac courtyard which provides excellent parking for numerous vehicles.
The triple garage block extends to over 50ft and incorporates workshops and storage. This building offers great potential (subject to planning permission) for re-building as holiday cottages or an annexe/studio.
The formally landscaped grounds surround the property on 3 sides and feature a large expanse of gently sloping lawn enclosed by high conifer and mixed hedgerows, with established oak and beech trees on the boundary. There are shingle and tarmac pathways throughout, and there is a large, L-shaped sun terrace retained by stone walling. Beneath the house, cellar rooms offer garden storage and house the gas central heating boiler.
The side garden has 2 further lawns enclosed by stone walling, a wealth of trees and shrubs including hydrangeas, rhododendrons, holly and roses.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G.
EPC RATING: Band D
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed up Rowlands Hill, bearing left at the small roundabout, and continue past Colehill Cricket Ground on the left. Continue along this road, and Kyrchil Lane can be found on the right hand side, opposite the war memorial.
GABLED ENTRANCE PORCH: Tiled floor.
RECEPTION HALLWAY: Portuguese limestone fireplace and hearth, wide oak boarded floor, dado rail.
CLOAKROOM: Vanity unit with Italian marble worktop with ceramic basin and low level WC.
STUDY: Exposed ceiling beams. Concealed secondary staircase.
REAR PORCH: Door to front of house.
MAIN ENTRANCE HALL: Stairs to first floor.
INNER CLOAKROOM: Coat hanging area. Door to outside. Vanity unit with Italian marble worktop, wash basin and WC.
MORNING ROOM: Briquette open fireplace with raised hearth. Dual aspect room with views of the garden.
DRAWING ROOM: Feature ceiling with exposed timbers. Substantial briquette fireplace with arch feature and raised hearth. Large semi-circular bay window overlooking the gardens with fitted bench seating and a superb view towards the coast.
DINING ROOM: Brick fireplace with oak surround and raised hearth. Oak strip flooring. Oak dado panelling and rail.
SNUG: Doors leading to;
UTILITY ROOM: Excellent range of work surfaces. Inset stainless steel sink. Base cupboards and drawers. Integrated larder fridge. Space for washing machine and dryer. Built-in larder with cold slab.
SUPERB KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: Modern maple kitchen. Excellent range of granite work surfaces with upstands. Comprehensive range of base cupboards and drawers. Matching wall units with concealed worktop lighting. Appliances including Stoves range cooker (with oak beam over,) Bosch oven, Samsung American style fridge-freezer, integrated microwave unit and dishwasher. Large island unit/breakfast bar. Large semi-circular bay/breakfast area with door to the garden and superb view towards the coast.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING. Rooflights.
BEDROOM ONE: Excellent range of built-in furniture. Superb bay window with an outstanding view over the garden.
EN SUITE BATHROOM: Shower over the bath. Wash basin and bidet.
BEDROOM TWO: A large double room with large eaves storage/wardrobe.
BEDROOM THREE: Built-in wardrobes. Eaves space.
SHOWER ROOM: Corner shower cubicle. Vanity unit with inset wash basin and WC.
BEDROOM FIVE: Overlooking the front courtyard. Fitted cupboards. Door to secondary staircase to ground floor study.
BEDROOM SIX: View over the gardens. Walk-in closet.
FAMILY BATH/SHOWER ROOM: Double-ended bath. Large double shower cubicle with fixed glass screen. Wash basin. Low level WC.
This Promap image is not intended as a precise representation of the property’s boundaries or area of land. It should be treated as an approximate guide only. Interested parties should have their solicitor check the exact dimensions on the Title Plan.