Offered for sale with NO FORWARD CHAIN, Winterbourne House is named after the stream, a tributary of the River Allen, which runs through the grounds.
Built in the 1970s and occupied by the present owners since 2008, the property is presented in truly excellent decorative condition. It was extended to create a superb kitchen/breakfast room with electric under floor heating and full height glass screens overlooking the garden. All of the principal rooms have stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
The property benefits from mains electricity and water, private drainage, a water softener, an LPG gas heating system and UPVC double glazed windows and doors throughout. It is presented in pristine condition, with quality floor coverings, and benefits from a double garage and ample parking space.
Gussage St Michael is a picturesque village with a parish church and good road access to the market towns of Wimborne Minster, Blandford Forum and Ringwood, along with Poole, Bournemouth and Salisbury, all of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo.
An entrance hall with cloakroom leads to a triple aspect living room with a limestone fireplace, inset wood burning stove, and double doors to a conservatory with an electric wall heater, a high gabled glass roof and full height glass screens giving superb views over the garden, stream and adjacent farmland. There is a separate dining room, and a particular feature of the ground floor is the modern kitchen/breakfast room which includes a range cooker and a number of built-in appliances. This area offers beautiful views. The house also benefits from a utility room.
There are 4 first floor bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one of which is one en suite.
Winterbourne House is approached via a tarmac slipway and tall, ledged-and-braced timber electric gates leading to a large gravelled courtyard and turning area providing ample parking space. There is a detached double garage with an up-and-over door.
The gardens are an outstanding feature, being enclosed by post-and-rail fencing and young mixed hedges. There is a large, well maintained, flat lawn interspersed with established trees and shrubs, and a raised stone and paved terrace with a Purbeck stone retaining wall. The lawn leads to a large pond with a planted surround and an established tree line beyond, and the pond leads into the winterbourne stream, over which there is a bridge. There are outstanding views over the surrounding fields. The rear garden has a flat lawn enclosed by hedgerows and post-and-rail fencing, a flowering cherry tree, a raised stone terrace, an LPG tank, a log store, a cycle shed and raised beds.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne, for approximately 5 miles. At the Horton Inn, turn left, and proceed over a stone bridge. Continue towards the Blandord-Salisbury Road, and, after about 3.5 miles, turn right, signposted to Gussage St Michael. Proceed down a steep hill, and at the bottom, at the T-junction, turn right. Just past the parish church, Winterbourne House can be found on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band F
EPC RATING: Band E