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

Merley Lane Wimborne Dorset BH21 1RY


Under Offer

REF: CB000389

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Receptions
  • About 1.5 miles south of the town centre
  • Large non-estate chalet bungalow
  • Site of about quarter of an acre
  • Great potential STPP
  • Many original features

Merley Lane - Merley - A fine opportunity to acquire A LARGE, NON-ESTATE 5 DOUBLE BEDROOM DETACHED OLDER STYLE CHALET BUNGALOW situated on a prominent corner site, on the junction with Merley Lane and Rempstone Road, about 1.5 miles south of Wimborne town centre.

The property stands on a large site extending to about one quarter of an acre, and has great potential for extension and to re-develop the existing accommodation (subject to the necessary planning consents.)

Originally built in 1929, the property has been occupied by the present owners since 1986, and benefits from a mains gas heating system, replacement UPVC double glazed windows, and has many original features. Traditionally built, the property has facing brick and rendered elevations, under a small plain tiled roof, with 4 tall chimneys.


There is an arched entrance porch leading to a large reception hallway (with quarry tiled floor,) ground floor bathroom, living room (featuring a brickette open fireplace with raised hearth,) and 3 ground floor double bedrooms (one of which has a brick fireplace.)

A feature of the ground floor is a large kitchen/dining room with a central archway, and a pair of double doors leading out to the rear garden. The well presented kitchen was re-fitted in 2013, contemporary in style with a high gloss finish. There is an excellent run of modern working surfaces with a stainless steel sink unit, comprehensive range of cupboards and drawers, and matching wall cabinets. Appliances include a single oven, touch control ceramic hob, extractor unit, integrated dishwasher, full height larder fridge and drawer freezer, and space for washing machine and dryer. The dining room has space for a table and 6 chairs.

From the kitchen, there is a door which leads to a small conservatory (with door access to outside.)

A staircase from the dining room leads to the first floor, where there are 2 double bedrooms, both of which have access to closets and eaves storage space. In addition, there is a modern bathroom with an electric shower (replaced in 2014,) and a door leading to eaves storage space.

Outside, the property is approached from the highway by a long block paved driveway and turning area, which leads to a detached single garage.

The gardens surround the property on 3 sides which are enclosed by high hedgerows, and are primarily laid to well maintained, flat lawns. The main garden area lies to the south-west side of the property where there is a large terrace and barbeque entertaining area. There is also a second terrace which is adjacent to the garage, and a wide variety of specimen shrubs.

DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed south along Poole Road, over Canford Bridge and up Oakley Hill. Just before the Willett Arms, turn left into Oakley Lane, and take the first right into Oakley Straight. At the junction with Merley Lane, turn right, and number 24 can be found on the left hand side, on the junction with Rempstone Road.