Anvil Cottage is tucked away from main roads and traffic noise, and yet within easy reach of Wimborne’s amenities. Tower Lane is a private, unmade gravel lane accessible off Beaucroft Road, just inside the parish of Colehill, on the fringe of Wimborne town centre.
THERE IS POTENTIAL, SUBJECT TO PLANNING PERMISSION, TO EXTEND THE PROPERTY OVER THE EXISTING GARAGE IN ORDER TO ADD A FURTHER FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM.
This delightful family home was traditionally built in the 1960s and has been occupied by the present owners since 1987. It is traditionally built, with rendered elevations under a concrete tiled roof, and is connected to all mains services. During their period of occupation, the present owners have maintained Anvil Cottage to a particularly high standard and no expense has been spared in creating a lovely family home. There are quality oak internal doors throughout.
Wimborne town centre provides an excellent range of shopping facilities including a Waitrose supermarket. The coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth are within easy driving distance, and both have mainline railway stations to London Waterloo. State and independent schools for all ages are within easy reach.
A covered entrance way with a quarry tiled floor leads to an entrance hall (with a dado rail and an understairs storage cupboard). There is a fully tiled ground floor shower room. The large living room has a state-of-the-art recessed gas fire and a delightful outlook over the front garden. UPVC double doors (with side screens) lead to a large conservatory with a high gabled glass roof, a ceramic tiled floor, 2 radiators, full height glass screens, full height opening windows and a pair of double glazed casement doors overlooking the rear garden. There is a ground floor bedroom (overlooking the front garden) which is presently used as a dining room. (Agents’ Note: Bedroom 4 is a spacious room and could easily incorporate an ensuite facility if desired).
Across the back of the house, overlooking the garden, is a large kitchen/breakfast/family room with a sliding door to the terrace and garden, a coat cupboard, a walk-in larder, downlighters and a door to the carport and outside. The particularly well presented kitchen features oak base cupboards and drawers, a peninsular unit with drawers beneath, quality work surfaces, a granite sink unit and a ceramic tiled floor. Appliances include a Samsung split level fan oven, a Bosch ceramic halogen hob (with touch control) and an integrated Bosch dishwasher, and there is a large recess for an American style fridge/freezer.
From the entrance hall, an oak staircase leads to the spacious L-shaped first floor landing which has a fitted dresser with bookshelves and cupboards under.
The impressive master bedroom has a comprehensive range of fitted Hammond furniture including 11 wardrobes, a dressing table, drawers and bedside cabinets, along with a spacious en suite shower room (with a fully tiled shower cubicle). There are 2 further double bedrooms overlooking the rear garden. The family bathroom has a ceramic tiled floor, a modern, free-standing twin-ended bathtub (with hand-spray shower attachment), a wash basin and a WC.
The front garden is enclosed by close boarded fencing, a pyracantha hedge, and a low stone wall, and has an L-shaped lawn, a paved pathway and a terrace. A wide shingle driveway provides parking for several vehicles. The attached single garage has an electric up-and-over door, and there is an adjacent carport (with an electric up-and-over door) which is open to the rear. Behind the garage, there is a utility room with a stainless steel sink unit, work surfaces, base and wall cupboards, a wall mounted Glow Worm gas boiler, a water softener and space for a tumble dryer and a washing machine.
The rear garden is completely enclosed by high close boarded fencing. The main garden is arranged as a flat, well maintained shaped lawn with substantial, well planted borders offering a wide variety of herbaceous plants (including phlox, monarda and heuchera) and shrubs (camellias, photinias, weigela etc), all generously interspersed with bulbs. There is also an arbour with climbing roses.
At the back of the house there is a large entertaining terrace with water feature and raised herb bed. To the bottom of the garden there is a large oak tree with a stone wall surround. The main feature is an Indian sandstone terrace with an inset large koi pond planted with iris and kingcups etc, and a raised sleeper feature planted with alpines.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne town centre, proceed up Rowlands Hill, bearing left at the small roundabout. Proceed past Colehill cricket ground on the left, and take the next turning on the right, into Beaucroft Road. Turn right into Tower Lane.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: Band F
EPC RATING: Band C
VIEWING: By prior arrangement through Christopher Batten