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

Church Lane Ferndown Dorset BH22 8TR


REF: CB006449

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Receptions
  • Gardens & grounds of about 1.7 acres
  • Situated in a rural environment
  • Extends to about 2255 sq ft
  • Detached garage, stables and workshop

Church Lane - West Parley - Mead Cottage represents a rare opportunity to acquire a delightful 4 bedroom detached mid-Victorian house SET IN GARDENS AND GROUNDS OF ABOUT 1.7 ACRES. Situated in a rural environment, at the head of a quiet adopted lane and tucked well away from main roads and traffic, the property is only a few minutes’ drive from the Bournemouth/Poole conurbation.

Formerly known as West Parley House, Mead Cottage is being sold with NO FORWARD CHAIN.

Originally built circa 1850, the house was substantially extended at the turn of the 20th century and now extends to about 2255 square feet arranged over 2 floors, with the majority of the rooms being located on the ground floor. The property benefits from high ceilings throughout.

Traditionally built, the property has painted brick and rendered elevations under a ridged slate roof with two brick chimney stacks. It is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage. There is no gas supply. The house has an oil fired heating system, and there are mainly single glazed sash and casement windows with secondary double-glazing.

The main garden area extends to about 0.3 of an acre and is enclosed by hedgerows and an established tree line. The gardens are generally flat and well maintained. A 5-bar gate provides access into the adjacent paddock. Outbuildings include a large detached garage, 2 stables and workshop, and a separate stable block with a loosebox, adjacent tack room and barn.

An enclosed entrance porch leads to a large reception hall. The spacious, dual aspect sitting room overlooks the garden and has a feature fireplace and adjacent bookshelves. The dining room also has a dual aspect and a feature brick fireplace. An inner hallway leads to a large kitchen/breakfast room which overlooks the garden and has tiled work surfaces, base and wall cupboards, a range of built-in appliances, and space for a table and chairs. A door leads to a rear porch where there is a large laundry/boot room which features a high vaulted ceiling and houses the oil fired heating boiler.

There are 2 large ground floor bedrooms, one of which has a cast iron Victorian fireplace. There is a separate shower room and toilet.

The first floor has a long L-shaped landing. The superb, dual aspect master bedroom has fine views over the paddock, and there is a large second bedroom, a bathroom and a separate WC.

From Church Lane, a 5-bar gate leads into a large, gravelled courtyard. There is a large detached double garage block with roller security doors, 2 stables and a workshop.

The impressive gardens surround the property on 3 sides and feature flat, well maintained lawns, established flower and shrub beds, stone pathways and trees including oak, beech, lime and palm. There is a separate pedestrian access featuring pillars and wrought iron gates to the road and the front door.

Behind the double-garage, stables and workshop building, a gate leads to a loosebox and barn with gated access to the large paddock. Beyond this is a large area of pasture with mature fruit trees, a walled vegetable garden and a chicken run.

Directions: From Parley crossroads, proceed along Christchurch Road for about half a mile. Church Lane can be found on the right hand side. Turn into Church Lane and continue for three quarters of a mile. Mead Cottage can be found on the right, immediately before Southfields Farm and before the Saxon All Saints Church and Georgian Rectory at the end of the road.



This Promap image is not intended as a precise representation of the property’s boundaries or area of land. It should be treated as an approximate guide only. Interested parties should have their solicitor check the exact dimensions on the Title Plan.