Traditionally built, Stour Lodge has facing brick elevations under a hipped slate roof which was replaced around 2003, with 3 tall chimneys.
This fine family home has accommodation extending to over 4500 square feet arranged over 3 floors, and has great potential for use as a guest house, having previously had the benefit of a licence in the 1990s. Outside there is a detached coach house/garage which also has potential for use as a holiday let, subject to the necessary planning permission.
No expense has been spared in refurbishing this superb house whilst retaining many original features. The impressive entrance hall has a superb quarry tiled floor, typical of the period, a dado band, and plaster features including cornicing and a ceiling rose. The original sash windows have been refurbished, the kitchen window retains the original shutters, and there are 3 feature fireplaces. The two principal reception rooms have an outstanding view over the garden and swimming pool terrace. 2 separate staircases lead to the first floor accommodation, and a further staircase leads to the second floor.
There are 3 well proportioned reception rooms, and an inner hallway leads to a utility room and a spacious cloakroom. There is also a feature cellar with full ceiling height, domed brick ceiling and brick floor.
The impressive kitchen/breakfast room has an excellent range of bespoke, hand-painted, framed units, glass cabinets, butler’s sink, beech work surfaces, Britannia range cooker, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer, oak strip flooring and a recess housing a wall mounted gas boiler. There is an inner passageway to the rear garden.
An attractive staircase with turned mahogany handrail leads to a superb split level landing. The upper landing gives access to 3 large double bedrooms, 2 of which have a superb view over the garden, The Leaze and farmland beyond.
One of the bedrooms to the front boasts a large en suite bathroom with modern rolltop bath (with ball and claw feet,) vanity wash basin, WC and Victorian fireplace. The family bathroom also has a rolltop bath, and there is a separate first floor cloakroom. All 3 of these bedrooms have fireplaces.
The lower landing gives access to bedrooms 4 and 5, which are serviced by a separate shower room with a high level Victorian suite. A second staircase leads to the second floor, where there is a balustrade overlooking the landing, and access to 2 large double bedrooms.
To the front, a shingle driveway provides parking for at least 4 vehicles and leads to a detached coach house which offers potential for holiday letting or airbnb. There is a detached single garage/workshop with shower room and boiler/pool room.
The outstanding, southerly facing, rectangular rear garden is mainly walled, with some fencing and hedges. There is a large, flat lawn interspersed with copper beech, oak and chestnut trees.
A particular feature is a 12m (approx) swimming pool set in large paved entertaining terrace, surrounded by box hedges and a pergola (with climber.)
DIRECTIONS: From Pye Corner in Wimborne, proceed into Julians Road (signposted to Corfe Mullen,) and Stour Lodge can be found on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G
EPC RATING: TBC