A stunning 5 bedroom detached traditional home SET IN SUPERB, GARDENS AND GROUNDS OF ABOUT 6 ACRES, WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS TOWARDS THE COAST.
Set in a very secluded, elevated position, accessed via a private, gravelled lane, Waterways is only about 1.5 miles from the centre of the market town of Wimborne Minster, and within 15-20 minutes drive of the larger towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have direct rail services to London Waterloo. This small, semi-rural enclave of houses is close to schools for all ages, including Poole and Parkstone Grammar Schools, Corfe Hills Comprehensive School and the renowned Canford School.
The house was constructed in 1937 by Sir Mervin Wheatley, a colonel in the British army, who chose the plot for its south/south westerly aspect, which gives direct sunlight to all of the principal rooms and the garden terrace from 10.30am until sunset.
This fine family home has 3 separate reception rooms including a superb kitchen/family/living area (with doors onto a large terrace,) 5 spacious first floor bedrooms and 3 refurbished bathrooms, 1 of which is en suite. The generous accommodation amounts to nearly 3300 square feet. Outside, there is garaging for 5 cars, and a large gravelled courtyard.
The gardens are an outstanding feature of the house, offering complete privacy and being enclosed by a wide variety of trees and shrubs, including stunning rhododendrons. Secret paths cut into the foliage lead to woodland.
Directions: From Wimborne town centre, proceed south along Poole Road, over Canford Bridge and up Oakley Hill. Pass the Willett Arms on the left and proceed to the roundabout, taking the first exit, onto Gravel Hill. At the Queen Anne Drive traffic lights, proceed ahead down Gravel Hill, and Black Water Drive is the second turning on the left hand side. Waterways is the fourth house on the right.
The accommodation comprises;
WIDE PORTICO ENTRANCE: Herringbone brick floor. Oak front door to;
LONG RECEPTION HALL: Understairs storage cupboard. Curved brick wall feature.
SPACIOUS CLOAKROOM: Separate cloakroom with low level WC (with concealed cistern.) Half tiled walls. Door to the main cloakroom, where there is a wide black, contemporary style shallow sink (with twin chrome mixer taps and drawer beneath.) Large coat hanging area. Tiled floor.
DRAWING ROOM: State-of-the-art wall mounted feature fire. Double and single casement doors to the terrace, with magnificent views over the gardens and woodland beyond. Feature cornicing and ceiling mouldings. Large, wall mounted cinema screen and overhead Sharp Vision projector.
DINING ROOM: Pair of double glazed doors to the terrace, with magnificent views over the gardens and woodland beyond.
MAGNIFICENT KITCHEN/LIVING AREA: A large, L-shaped area with stunning views of the gardens, towards the coast. Double and single doors to the garden.
KITCHEN: A contemporary style kitchen fitted by Kitchen Elegance of Poole. Superb island unit incorporating a 4-person breakfast table, with polished granite surfaces. 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink unit with brushed chrome mixer tap. Comprehensive range of cupboards and drawers. Integrated larder fridge. Large Lshaped Aga with 2 ovens and 2 hotplates. Integrated stainless steel and chrome extractor unit. Granite splash plate. Miele fan oven with cupboards over and under. Integrated stainless steel American style fridge-freezer. Integrated Miele microwave unit and dishwasher. 2 glazed wall cabinets. Recessed downlighters. Ceramic tiled flooring. Fitted pine bench seating and table. Space for sofas. Matching full height storage cupboard. Door to the rear. Door to;
STUDY/SNUG: State-of-the-art wall mounted electric fire.
From the reception hall, a staircase (with oak hand rail), leads to;
LONG LANDING: Access to a LARGE LOFT AREA, with ample scope for conversion to additional accommodation, subject to planning permission. Large, walk-in blanket cupboard.
BEDROOM ONE: 2 built-in wardrobes with glazed sliding doors. Range of matching glazed fitted wardrobes. Wall light points. Superb views over the gardens.
SUPERB EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM: A spacious shower room, with fully tiled walls and a ceramic tiled floor. Walk-in WET ROOM with pebble floor, chrome shower, hand spray attachment and fixed 'rainwater' shower head. Stone bowl (with chrome mixer) set on a pedestal, with a granite worktop, and cupboards beneath. Low level WC raised from the floor, with a concealed cistern. Downlighters. Extractor. State-of-the-art tubular towel radiator.
BEDROOM TWO: Built-in wardrobe with glazed sliding doors. Wash hand basin with curved cupboard. Superb views over the gardens.
BEDROOM THREE: A large, L-shaped bedroom with 2 built-in double wardrobes with glass sliding doors. Wall light points. Superb views.
BEDROOM FOUR: Wall light points. A spacious double bedroom with a pair of casement doors to;
PRIVATE BALCONY: Quarry tiled floor. Balustrade. Magnificent views.
SHOWER ROOM: A state-of-the-art shower room with a black and orange theme. Corner shower cubicle with mosaic tiles, chrome shower, hand spray attachment and sliding glass screen. Suspended wash hand basin with mixer tap with curved cupboard. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Downlighters. Extractor. Ladder style towel radiator.
BEDROOM FIVE: Downlighters. Overlooking the front courtyard.
BATHROOM: A very well presented bathroom. Corner bath with hand spray attachment, mixer tap and separate hand spray attachment. Shallow, suspended wash hand basin with mixer tap and drawer beneath. Suspended low level WC with concealed cistern. Large tiles and contrasting mosaic tiles. Black tiled floor. Ladder style radiator. Downlighters. Extractor.
OUTSIDE: From Blackwater Drive, a tarmac driveway flanked by rhododendrons leads to a pair of high timber electric gates, which in turn lead into a large gravelled courtyard and turning area. This area has stone walling in part, and is planted with a wide variety of heathers and established shrubs including rhododendrons.
GARAGING: BLOCK 1: Constructed of brick, with rendered elevations, under a small high plain tiled, ridge roof. Incorprating a TRIPLE GARAGE with up-and-over doors, light, power and inspection pit. SELF-CONTAINED OFFICE/STUDIO which could be used as a utility room or home office. BLOCK 2: A single garage with up-and-over door, light and power. Adjacent store. Concertina door to the rear of the garage. LEAN-TO STORAGE AREA.
THE GARDENS: Between the garages, a walkway leads to an area enclosed almost completely by rhododendrons. There is a second access to Blackwater Drive. Several beech trees. Enclosed storage area. The main gardens are an outstanding feature of the house, offering complete privacy, and extending to about 6 acres, predominantly to the south east side of the house. Directly behind the house there is an upper lawned terrace with a flight of semi-circular brick steps leading to a full width entertaining terrace, enclosed by a wrought iron balustrade. Hedgerows and established shrubs lead down to a post-and-rail fence, and a walkway to the lower garden. The lower garden is a large expanse of undulating lawn, again enclosed by rhododendrons, conifer, fir, birch and oak trees, with hidden footpaths leading off into the woodland. Second hidden lawn, enclosed by grasses and rhododendrons. 2 timber stores. Towards the bottom, bamboos border a ditch, leading to a large area of natural woodland and footpaths. Birch trees and shrubs.
COUNCIL TAX: Band H.
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.