A pair of 18th century Shaftesbury Estate thatched cottages stood on the site until they were damaged by a fire in the 1950s. Penny Cottage was built in their place in 1959.
Traditionally built of cavity walls with rendered elevations and timber shiplap features, under a roof of small plain tiles, Penny Cottage is connected to mains electricity and water, and has private drainage. It has an LPG heating system and mainly replacement double glazed windows.
Hinton Martell is a delightful rural setting nestling between the villages of Witchampton and Gaunts Common, enjoying good access by road to Wimborne, Poole and Ringwood.
A gabled entrance porch leads to an entrance hall with a cloakroom. The spacious drawing room has double doors to the rear garden, and a superb full height briquette fireplace with mantel, tiled canopy and brick hearth.
There is a separate sitting room with a feature bow window, and double doors to the garden, as well as a spacious, dual aspect dining room with a superb view over the rear garden. An inner hallway leads to the spacious kitchen/breakfast room which offers a fine view of the garden, double doors to a covered terrace, space for table and 6 chairs, and a walk-in larder. The kitchen has a range of modern work surfaces, base and wall units and drawers, a Calor gas Aga range, and space for a cooker and other appliances. A door leads to a large boot room with sink, worktop, space for white goods, wall mounted Calor LPG central heating boiler and door to outside.
A staircase from the inner hall leads to a large, semi-galleried first floor landing, which is a light and airy space previously used as a fifth bedroom, with an outstanding view of the garden and farmland beyond.
The impressive, dual aspect master bedroom has fitted cupboards, outstanding views, and an en suite bathroom with twin basins. Bedroom 2 is a spacious double room with fitted cupboards.
An inner landing leads to bedroom 4, which has fitted cupboards and a superb view, and bedroom 3, a dual aspect room with a door to a large eaves storage space (with potential for conversion into an en suite shower room.) There is a family bath/shower and a separate WC.
Penny Cottage is approached from through 5-bar gates leading into a large gravelled courtyard and turning area with ample space to erect a garage, subject to planning consent.
The garden is enclosed by beech and fir hedges and has 2 small lawns and 3 established apple trees.
The south west facing rear garden is an outstanding feature. The lower level has 2 flat lawns, box hedges, a central brick pathway and a large, paved and stone terrace with a pergola and wisteria. There are planted stone walls with shrubs and climbing roses, and brick steps lead to the well maintained upper lawns. There are established beech and birch trees. The garden is elevated and has an outstanding view over the farmland beyond.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 Cranborne Road for about 4 miles. Just after the left hand turning to Witchampton, turn right, signposted Hinton Martell. Proceed through the village to the fountain and turn right into a lane. Penny Cottage can be found on the right hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G.
EPC RATING: Band F.