Standing on a prominent corner site extending to just under a third of an acre, Phoebe Croft was built in 1955 and substantially extended in the 1970s. It has been occupied by our clients since 1961. The house is traditionally constructed, with brick and colour-washed rendered elevations under a hand built cut hipped roof of small plain tiles, with a feature semi-circular bay (with a conical roof).
Connected to all mains services, the property has gas central heating, the boiler for which was replaced in 2018, and original single glazed Crittall windows. The large integral garage could be incorporated into accommodation, and there is ample space in the grounds to replace it with a detached double garage. Although in need of updating, the house has many interesting features and offers great potential, subject to planning consent, for extension. The private gardens are also impressive.
Phoebe Croft is situated on a prominent corner plot at the junction of Lone Pine Drive and Dane Drive, within 400m of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and about half a mile from the centre of Ferndown, a thriving township which has grown from a small village in the last 100 years and is now a very popular East Dorset destination offering a good range of schools, shops and leisure facilities. There are further local shops within a few minutes’ drive at Parley Cross, and easy access by road to Bournemouth Airport and the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth.
An entrance vestibule with a quarry tiled floor leads to a large entrance hall with a double coat cupboard and a cloakroom.
There is a spacious drawing room with a stone open fireplace, 2 stained glass feature windows, and sliding doors to a partly covered terrace. The separate dining room overlooks the rear garden. There is a large kitchen/breakfast room with work surfaces, oak cupboards, AEG double oven, Siemens touch-control ceramic hob, retractable extractor hood and integrated dishwasher. The breakfast area has a fitted bench seat and space for a table and chairs, a broom cupboard and a walk-in larder leading to a spacious utility room with whiteware sink, wall mounted Worcester Bosch gas boiler, and door to outside. From the kitchen there is access to a side porch leading to the front garden and garage.
A straight staircase with a half landing leads to the main L-shaped landing. The master bedroom has a range of floor-to-ceiling wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a fireplace, 2 fitted double wardrobes and a pink wash basin, and bedroom 3 is a large, dual aspect room overlooking the front garden. Bedroom 4 has 2 fitted double wardrobes and a wash basin, and bedroom 5 has a walk-in single wardrobe and a wash basin.
The family bathroom is half tiled, with a cast iron bath, a wash basin and a WC, and there is a separate shower room with a fully tiled corner shower and a fitted 3-person pine sauna.
Wrought iron double gates lead into a large shingle courtyard. A concrete apron provides space for 2 vehicles in front of the large integral double garage, which has an electric roller door, a personal door, lighting and power. Phoebe Croft also offers excellent parking for vehicles/boats/caravans etc, and there is scope, subject to planning consent, to convert the existing garage into accommodation and build a replacement double garage.
The gardens are a particular feature, surrounding the house on all 4 sides. The front and side gardens are enclosed by established conifer hedges which offer privacy, and have well maintained, flat lawns, shingle pathways, heather and rose beds, a blue cedar, a Japanese acer and a mature beech tree.
To the side of the property is a timber framed greenhouse on a concrete foundation. It has mains water supply and two thermostatically controlled (mains electric) heating systems.
The rear garden also offers almost complete privacy, being enclosed by high mixed hedges, with a large paved terrace with brick walling and a pergola (with thriving wisteria) over, a large, well maintained lawn, flower and shrub beds, a large fir tree, rhododendrons and other shrubs.
DIRECTIONS: From the crossroads in the centre of Ferndown, proceed down New Road for about a mile. Proceed around a left hand bend with a Porsche car dealership on the left, and turn left into Golf Links Road. Take the first turning on the right into Lone Pine Drive.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G
EPC RATING: Band D