Formerly part of the Bankes estate, the cottage has been extended and refurbished to a high standard and features 4 spacious reception rooms, 4 bathrooms, downstairs cloakroom and a garden toilet, a utility room, a superb, hand-painted kitchen (with granite surfaces, electric Aga and built-in appliances,) and character features including 2 open fireplaces, a bread oven and a wealth of exposed beams and timbers.
There is a superb master bedroom suite with a superb view over the adjacent farmland, and a large en suite dressing/shower room.
Outside, there is parking for 8-10 vehicles, garaging for 5-6 vehicles, and a second vehicular access. The beautifully maintained gardens are an outstanding feature, being predominantly laid to lawn, with hexagonal rose beds, a koi pond, a wealth of shrubs, a large Indian sandstone terrace, a detached thatched studio/outbuilding (with WC) and useful outhouse.
The original cottage was built of cob, while the extensions are of traditional cavity construction. The building has brick and rendered elevations, including brick quoins, under a water reed thatched roof with an ornate ridge. There are oak boarded floors, double glazed hardwood windows and doors, and twin groundsource heat pumps.
To the side of Little Cottage, a well maintained, hidden public footpath leads over fields to Broomhill, and a further footpath gives access to a small wood leading to Holt Heath. Both of these routes offer delightful country walks. God’s Blessing Lane gets its name from the story that Oliver Cromwell blessed his troops there before battle, en route to CorfeCastle.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne town centre, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne and turn right at Furzehill. Pass through Furzehill village, past The Stocks Inn public house on the left hand side and Gods Blessing Lane is the next turning on the right hand side. Little Cottage is the last property on the right hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G
EPC RATING: Band C