Traditionally built in 1906 of red brick elevations with a large timber-clad front gable, a feature mantel over the front porch, and a roof of small plain and clay tiles with tall brick chimneys, this large, 3-storey character home is situated almost opposite Colehill cricket ground and just beyond the top of Rowlands Hill. Colehill offers local shops and First and Middle Schools, and the centre of Wimborne has an excellent range of retail, recreational and educational amenities. Dumpton Preparatory School is within a very short drive, and the wider area is well served by state schools including Queen Elizabeth’s, Corfe Hills and Poole and Parkstone Grammar Schools, and independent schools including Castle Court and Canford. The coastal resorts of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are easily accessible.
The Croft is connected to all mains services and has gas central heating. There is great potential for extension, subject to planning consent.
A long reception hall leads to a cloakroom.
The drawing room, which overlooks the tennis court and garden, has a slate open fireplace with a timber surround, and a bay window and a casement door to outside. The sitting room also has a large bay window overlooking the tennis court, and a marble fireplace with an inset gas fire.
There is a superb kitchen/breakfast room leading into a large conservatory/family room. The kitchen, which was re-fitted in a traditional style 2 years ago, features an excellent range of quartz surfaces, a large island incorporating a breakfast bar, butler’s sink, a gas fired Aga in a tiled recess with a mantel over, and units including curved base cupboards, deep pan drawers, framed wall cabinets and a plate rack. Built-in appliances include a full height Samsung American style fridge-freezer, an integrated dishwasher and a wine cooler. There are LED ceiling lights and Karndean flooring. The conservatory has roof blinds and casement doors to the westerly terrace.
There is a rear porch with a slate floor, a utility room and a boot room housing the gas boiler.
A long first floor landing leads to an inner landing. The dual aspect master bedroom suite overlooks the garden and has an excellent range of full height wardrobes and a state-of-the-art en suite shower room with fully tiled double shower, wash basin and WC. There are 3 further spacious double bedrooms on the south side, all overlooking the tennis court and gardens. The first floor also features a family bath/shower room with modern bath, basin, WC, corner shower and airing cupboard, and a smaller double bedroom to the north side.
From the first floor landing, a staircase leads to the second floor which has an inner landing and 2 further bedrooms/attic rooms.
A driveway, shared with the adjacent property, ‘Minster Bells’, leads through a 5-bar gate into a tarmac courtyard and to a large detached double garage.
The Croft’s principal garden area lies to the south west side of the house and affords privacy, being enclosed by close boarded fencing and an established mixed tree line. There is a large grass area with 2 large beds full of spring flowers, and there is a stone terrace outside the conservatory.
The garden features a greenhouse and trees including maple, oak, pine and apple. An arbour with climbing roses leads to the tennis court which was built 12 years ago. It is enclosed by wire mesh and has a sand-filled astroturf surface.
To the south side of the house, there is a verandah with a quarry tiled floor.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed up Rowlands Hill, and take the first exit from the small roundabout, continuing up Rowlands Hill. Pass the left hand turning to Greenhill Road, and number 101 can be found on the right hand side. It shares vehicular access with Minster Bells.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G
EPC RATING: Band E