Christopher Batten Estate Agents Wimborne Dorset
Wimborne and East Dorset Property Specialist

Merley Park Road Wimborne Dorset BH21 3DF


REF: CB005910
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Receptions
  • Large living/dining room
  • Modern fitted kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Ground floor bedroom & shower room
  • Wealth of exposed beams and timbers

Merley Park Road - Ashington - A most unusual former Victorian chapel which was virtually rebuilt, extended and restored in 2000 to form a distinctive, contemporary, 3 bedroom detached home arranged over 2 floors.

The church was originally a timber-framed building, constructed in 1895 to supplement CanfordMagnaChurch, for workers building the nearby railway line.

This distinctive home has many outstanding character features including dado panelling, vaulted ceilings, a wealth of exposed oak beams and timbers, and an impressive central gallery between the 2 first floor bedrooms, overlooking the superb living room.

Arched double doors lead to an entrance vestibule, and the living room has wide oak floorboards. An inner hallway on the ground floor leads to the third bedroom which overlooks the front garden and has an excellent range of fitted wardrobes. The spacious, modern kitchen has a fan oven, ceramic hob, extractor, a door to outside, and an archway leading to a small utility area with worktop, floor standing oil fired boiler, and space for washing machine and dishwasher. The shower room has a fully tiled curved shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

Stairs lead to a most impressive galleried landing with exposed oak A-frame timbers. The master bedroom has a feature opening door/window with a Gothic arch, and there is a further bedroom with a high ceiling. The family bathroom has a twin-ended bath, WC and wash basin.

The OldChurch has an attached single garage with double doors, lighting and power, and a cobbled driveway provides a parking space. The front garden is enclosed by close boarded fencing and has been landscaped with shrubs for ease of maintenance. A pathway leads to the front door.

The rear garden offers privacy with high close boarded fencing and trellising, a small lawn, flower and shrub beds, large sun deck, oil storage tank and paved terrace. The property benefits from an oil fired central heating system and quality UPVC double glazed windows throughout.

The property is adjacent to the old railway line, and the newly created Dorset Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve is opposite.

DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed south along Poole Road, over CanfordBridge and up Oakley Hill. At the roundabout, take the first exit into Gravel Hill. Take the first turning right into Merley Park Road and proceed along for approximately 1.5 miles until reaching the hamlet of Ashington. The property can be found on the right hand side.