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

Gaunts Common Wimborne Dorset BH21 4JR

£550,000 Guide price

REF: CB006202

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Receptions
  • Great potential for demolition STPP
  • In need of complete modernisation
  • Large detached cottage annexe
  • Site of approx 1.25 acres
  • Barn style garage/workshop & rear stable

Gaunts Common - Gaunts Common - INFORMAL TENDER DEADLINE: Monday 23rd July 2018 at 5pm. PRICE GUIDE: £550,000-£600,000 Freehold. A 2/3 bedroom detached thatched cottage with a large detached cottage annexe, barn style garage/workshop and stable, IN NEED OF COMPLETE MODERNISATION AND REFURBISHMENT, set at the head of a private, unmade lane on a magnificent site of APPROXIMATELY 1.29 ACRES in the popular village of Gaunts Common.

This charming property offers tremendous scope for improvement or re-development, subject to the necessary planning consent. IT IS NEITHER LISTED NOR IN A CONSERVATION AREA, and therefore has GREAT POTENTIAL FOR DEMOLITION AND REBUILDING. The main cottage is of cob construction with a thatched roof, a later single storey rear extension and 2 staircases. Ground floor features include a thatched entrance porch, dining room with open fireplace, spacious kitchen/breakfast room (within the extension,) rear lobby, shower room, sitting room with large inglenook fireplace and exposed timbers, rear hallway with airing cupboard, bathroom, separate WC, lean-to utility room, and boiler room containing a Grant oil heating boiler. A staircase from the dining room leads to the master bedroom, and a further staircase from the sitting room leads to a landing/bedroom 3 and a second bedroom.

The detached cottage annexe has a fireplace and a mezzanine floor and there is an attached barn-style garage/workshop with a rear stable and a lean-to wood store. Rooks Hill Farm is approached off a private, unmarked, unmade lane. The grounds were well maintained in the past but are now in an unkempt, overgrown state. There are lawns interspersed with trees and shrubs, and a large kitchen garden area. The property is connected to mains water and electricity and has an oil fired heating system.

Directions: From Wimborne, take the B3078 towards Cranborne. After about a mile, turn right into Furzehill village. Proceed past The Stocks Inn and turn left at Pig Oak into Petersham Lane, towards Gaunts Common. Proceed past St James First School on the right and continue to the brow of the hill. Turn right into an unmarked, unmade lane. At a sharp left hand bend, proceed straight ahead. Immediately on the left is the turning into Rooks Hill Farm.

Council Tax Band: G

EPC Rating: E

Viewing: By prior arrangement through CHRISTOPHER BATTEN