In recent years, The Cottage has been extended and refurbished to a high specification, and benefits from Travertine marble flooring, a custom-built kitchen with granite surfaces, bathrooms with modern suites and Porcelanosa tiles, gas central heating, UPVC double glazing, a security alarm system, a garage and electric gates leading to a large parking area. It offers a contemporary, open plan living/dining area opening onto the south facing terrace and garden, along with a separate family room/bedroom 4.
Merley Park Road is a residential lane in the hamlet of Ashington, just south of Wimborne, which offers a wide range of amenities, and not far from the coastal town of Poole, which has a mainline rail link to London Waterloo. There is good access to excellent state and independent schools including the Poole and Parkstone Grammar Schools, Dumpton, Castle Court and Canford.
The spacious reception hall has a large coat/store room and a personal door to the integral garage. There is a family room/bedroom 4 with oak flooring and a wood burning stove, and an impressive shower room with WC, wash basin and shower unit (with mosaic tiled seat). The impressive, open plan living/dining/kitchen area has 2 sets of French doors to the garden, a vaulted ceiling with skylights, and a wood burning stove.
The kitchen, which was fitted in 2012, features an extensive range of hand-painted, custom-made units with pewter handles, granite worktops, a Belfast sink (with a Quooker hot water tap), a gas fired Aga range cooker with adjacent electric module (available by separate negotiation), and integrated appliances including 2 full-sized Miele dishwashers, a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a fridge-freezer.
An impressive staircase leads to the galleried first floor landing which has an eaves storage cupboard. The master bedroom has a range of fitted furniture including wardrobes, and an en suite dressing and shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin, WC, fitted wardrobes and dressing table.
Bedroom 2 has fitted wardrobes, a dressing area and an en suite bathroom with bath, wash basin and WC, and bedroom 3 has wardrobes and an airing cupboard. The family bath/shower room has jacuzzi bath, corner shower, WC, wash basin and electric shaver point.
Electric double gates lead into the spacious front garden which is nicely screened from the lane, with a wide shrub bed and ample turning and parking space. The integral garage has an electric roller door, lighting and power points.
A side gate leads to the very well kept, south facing rear garden which features an Indian sandstone terrace, a lawn, raised kitchen garden beds and an aluminium-framed greenhouse. The garden adjoins open countryside and has outstanding views. It is well stocked with a wide range of plants and shrubs.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed south along Poole Road, over Canford Bridge and up Oakley Hill. Continue past the Willett Arms to the roundabout. Take the first exit onto Gravel Hill and turn first right into Merley Park Road. Number 23 can be found on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band E
EPC RATING: Band D