Set on a prominent corner site at the junction of Wimborne Road and Northleigh Lane, with a frontage to Wimborne Road of nearly 150ft, the property enjoys easy access to Wimborne town centre with its many amenities including a Waitrose store and the popular Tivoli Theatre.
Beechwood was traditionally constructed in 1913 and has rendered elevations, a plain tiled roof, 2 chimneys and many original character features including box bays, picture rails and open fireplaces. It has been occupied by the current owners since 1976 and would now benefit from a programme of modernisation and refurbishment, but offers great potential for extension, subject to the necessary planning consents.
Connected to all mains services, the house has gas central heating and timber windows.
An entrance vestibule, with large windows overlooking the front courtyard, leads to the impressive reception hallway which has a door to a verandah.
The living room has a marble open fireplace and a door to the garden, and there is a dual aspect study with a door to the garden and a comprehensive range of book shelves.
The dining room is an impressive room with a stone fireplace and a large picture window overlooking the rear garden. There is a large kitchen/breakfast room to the front with a butler’s sink, a range of traditional, hand-built pine units, granite work surfaces, a gas fired Aga, bell chimes and a serving hatch.
The separate utility area has space for a washing machine and there is a boiler house with a wall mounted gas boiler. A boot room with a high gabled ceiling offers excellent storage space, and there is a cloakroom with a high level WC.
A staircase with a half landing leads to the main landing which has a dormer window overlooking the rear garden. There are 4 spacious double bedrooms, a spacious bathroom and a separate WC. The master bedroom has a tiled fireplace with a timber surround, and a superb view of the garden.
To the front there is a large, gravelled driveway and courtyard leading to an open-fronted double garage. The front garden is enclosed by a young conifer hedge and established beech and pine trees.
The large, south facing rear garden is an outstanding feature, being enclosed by close boarded fencing, with 2 lawns and a central stone pathway. A wide verandah with a climbing wisteria and a tiled floor runs across the back of the house. There is a wealth of rhododendrons, a timber shed and a woodland area ideal for adventurous children.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed up Rowlands Hill and along Wimborne Road, passing Colehill cricket ground and Beaucroft School on the left. Beechwood can be found on the right hand side, at the junction with Northleigh Lane.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G
EPC RATING: Band F