This impressive bungalow is set in a conservation area close to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) administrated by the Dorset Wildlife Trust, and therefore the surrounding land is protected. Meriden enjoys dual vehicular access off both Merley Park Road and an un-named, unmade bridleway which was originally part of the Canford Estate.
Traditionally constructed in the 1980s, the property is in truly excellent decorative condition throughout. It benefits from mains electricity and water, and private drainage, and has oil fired central heating and UPVC double glazed windows.
The nearby centre of Broadstone and the market town of Wimborne Minster both offer an excellent range of amenities, and state and independent schools for all ages are easily accessible, including Corfe Hills, Queen Elizabeth’s, Dumpton, Castle Court, Canford, and Poole and Parkstone Grammar Schools. The coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are also within easy reach.
An open-fronted entrance porch with a tiled floor has double doors to an impressive, L-shaped entrance hall with a large skylight, Karndean flooring and a cloakroom. A pair of glazed doors lead to a magnificent living room with a full height stone fireplace, an inset open fire box with a copper canopy, and large picture windows overlooking the garden.
The superb kitchen/breakfast/family area was fitted in 2015 and features Royal Gold granite work surfaces a matching island incorporating a breakfast bar and cupboards, stainless steel under bowl sink, excellent range of units with curved panels, LED lighting, Rangemaster induction cooker, state-of-the-art extractor unit, integrated dishwasher, space for American style fridge-freezer and integrated microwave unit. A walkway leads to a utility area with matching Royal Gold granite sink unit, units including a full height storage cupboard, a broom cupboard and space for white goods. Off the utility there is a rear porch with full height double glazed windows, a glass roof and a door to the garden.
The kitchen leads to an attractive family room with an impressive, full height brick fireplace with exposed timber beams, inset Villager wood burning stove and back boiler (providing back-up for the oil heating system). A sliding door leadsto a large conservatory overlooking the garden, with access to the gardens.
The impressive master bedroom features a comprehensive range of wardrobes, cabinets, drawers and book shelves. Off the bedroom is a fully fitted study and a superb, fully tiled en suite bath/shower room with twin-ended bath, large double shower with sliding glass doors, twin basins and WC.
Bedroom 2 has a comprehensive range of fitted furniture including wardrobes and a dressing table, and a fully tiled en suite shower room. There are 2 further double bedrooms, both of which have fitted wardrobes, and a fully tiled family bath/shower room.
The main access to Meriden is off Merley Park Road, from which double wrought iron electric gates (with security system) lead, via a long tarmac driveway, to a courtyard with space to park several vehicles/boats/caravans etc. There is a large detached double garage with an electric up-and-over door and a personal door. In front of the garage there is a gravelled parking area.
A pair of wrought iron gates lead on to the bridleway which looks across to Broadstone Golf Course. The front garden is enclosed from the bridleway by a high laurel hedgerow, and has a large, flat lawn interspersed with a wide variety of shrubs and flower beds.
The main garden, at the rear of the bungalow, has a lawn with a circular stone shrub bed, and the area is screened by a large mixed hedge of laurels, rhododendrons, bamboo and a mature Japanese acer.
A shingle driveway leads to a timber former stable block (with an asphalt gabled roof), which has been partly converted into a studio with an en suite shower and a cloakroom. There are 2 further workshops and a large sandstone terrace.
Across the full width of the bungalow there is a large, split level Indian sandstone terrace and barbecue area.
Steps and a ramp lead down to the garden. At a lower level there is terracing screening the front garden, and an arbour with a wisteria. From the upper garden, steps lead to a further lawn. Flanking the main driveway, there is a large lawn (with several mature oak trees) leading down to Merley Park Road.
The property is protected by a Hikvision multi-camera CCTV system and a Visonic wireless alarm control system with smartphone interface.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed south along Poole Road, over Canford Bridge and up Oakley Hill. At the roundabout, take the first exit, into Gravel Hill. Take the first turning on the right into Merley Park Road. Proceed for approximately 2 miles, going over the old railway bridge, and, just past the turning on the right to Ashington Gardens, the driveway to Meriden can be found on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G
EPC RATING: Band D