In the same ownership since 1953, the house retains many character features and has colour-washed rendered cob walls. It offers MUCH SCOPE FOR IMPROVEMENT AND ROOM FOR EXTENSION, subject to planning consent. Lytchett Matravers has shops, pubs, a First School and bus services. The coastal resort of Poole is within 10 minutes' drive, providing a wide range of amenities including a mainline rail link to London Waterloo.
Features include a gabled porch with solid oak front door, living room with under stairs cupboard, sitting room with brick open fireplace and sash window, kitchen/dining room with pitched roof, Velux skylights, walk-in larder, oil fired Rayburn range cooker (which heats the water and a first floor radiator,) appliance space, double glazed French doors to the garden, and a door to a rear lobby which has access to outside. There is a ground floor bathroom, and a staircase from the living room leads to the first floor. Bedroom 1 has a radiator, bedroom 2 has an airing cupboard and a wash basin, and both rooms have sash windows overlooking the garden.
A private, gravelled driveway leads off Lime Kiln Road. Immediately to the left there is a timber garage and parking. Further down the driveway, there is a gated vehicular and pedestrian access to the gardens. A long, sweeping gravel driveway extends down to the cottage where there is a small grass roundabout. The well stocked gardens have been well maintained and feature a large lawn, a kitchen garden area, a terrace, raised shrub beds, a well, a brick seating area extending to the rear of the cottage, a lean-to coal store, a carport and further parking space. There are established hedges to the boundaries, affording a large degree of privacy.
Directions: From Wimborne, proceed west along the A31 for 3 miles, to the Roundhouse roundabout at Sturminster Marshall. Take the first exit onto the A350, towards Poole. After about 2.5 miles, having passed through Coombe, turn right at the crossroads, signposted to Lytchett Matravers. Proceed along Wimborne Road which becomes Lime Kiln Road as you enter the village. Proceed past the right hand turning to Flowers Drove and, before reaching a brick bus shelter, the drive to Tall Tree Cottage can be found on the right hand side.
Council Tax Band: E
EPC Rating: Exempt.
Viewing: By prior arrangement through CHRISTOPHER BATTEN