The property is situated in the country lane known as Dogdean which runs between the Wimborne-Cranborne Road (B3078) and Smugglers Lane, Furzehill. This setting is popular due to its quiet, rural location within walking distance (about 1 mile) of Wimborne town centre, which offers a wide range of recreational and retail facilities including the Tivoli Theatre and a Waitrose store. DumptonPreparatory School is within half a mile, and schools for all age groups are easily accessible in Wimborne. The neighbouring village of Furzehill has a post office/shop and The Stocks Inn.
Backing onto open farmland, with some outstanding views from the front and rear, Dogdean Cottage is presented in excellent decorative order. It has been well maintained and benefits from oil central heating and quality fittings including hardwood double glazed windows, latched internal doors and an impressive hardwood staircase. The property is of traditional construction, with cavity walls, facing brick and rendered elevations and a ridged, thatched roof with brick chimneys.
A solid oak front door with exterior light leads to a ceramic tiled entrance lobby with a cloakroom. The large reception hall has an under stairs cupboard, exposed timbers and beams and a brick faced wall, and leads to the open plan dining room which has French doors to garden.
The principal sitting room is a delightful, dual aspect room which features an inglenook style fireplace with an inset log burner, exposed beams and French doors to the garden.
The superb kitchen/breakfast room has an extensive range of units and worktops, an island unit,) an oil fired Heritage range (for cooking, hot water and central heating, including under floor heating to the kitchen,)
and integrated appliances including a Neff dishwasher, a combination oven and a fridge-freezer. The breakfast area has a fitted dresser unit, and an open walkway leading to an attractive orangery with 2 sets of French doors to the garden, and a beamed gabled roof.
There is a separate utility room with sink, storage cupboards, space and plumbing for washing machine, and a stable door to outside.
The impressive hardwood staircase leads to a galleried first floor landing with a study area, exposed beams and access to loft space. The 3 double bedrooms include a spacious master suite with en suite shower room and dressing area (with built-in wardrobes and walk-in storage cupboard with fitted light.) There is a further family bath/shower room with corner shower cubicle, panelled bath, WC and vanity wash basin.
Dogdean Cottage benefits from a detached double garage with electric roller door, lighting and power points, and an external staircase leading to a games room/office above.
The cottage is approached via a wide shingle driveway which provides turning and parking space for a number of vehicles. The front boundary is a mixed hedgerow with established shrubs and trees.
The rear garden, which backs directly onto farmland, has a large lawn, a stone terrace, raised flower and shrub borders and a trellis leading to a side garden with a shed and outbuilding. There is a seating area with a brick barbecue, and a small brook to the northern boundary.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne. On leaving the town, proceed past the junction with Burts Hill on the right, and take the next right hand turning, signposted Dogdean. After about a quarter of a mile, Dogdean Cottage can be found on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: G
EPC RATING: E