Originally built circa 1885, the cottage was substantially extended in the late 1980s and now offers excellent family accommodation, extending to just under 1300 square feet of living space. Myrtle Cottage has been sympathetically restored and refurbished, retaining much of the original character. The property is connected to all mains services with a gas heating system, some original sash windows to the front elevation and UPVC windows and doors to the remainder. Local shopping facilities are within a few metres walk and Wimborne town centre is only 1.5 miles distant. Schools and churches of varying denominations are close by.
Open fronted entrance way with quarry tiled floor. The sitting room has a feature fireplace with inset woodburning stove on a tiled plinth and a pine surround, and an attractive bay window. The cottage has a magnificent kitchen/family/dining room with a door leading to the garden. Some of this area formed part of the original cottage and part was formed during the extension. The kitchen area has gabled skylight and a range of modern working surfaces, base cupboards, drawers and matching wall cabinets. Rangemaster range cooker, integrated dishwasher and integrated larder fridge. Partly tiled walls. Throughout this whole area, there is a stone floor. The kitchen also has an island workstation with a beech top. The living/dining area has an open fireplace with raised basket and the dining area is capable of seating 10 people. Laundry/utility room with space for freezer and washing machine. Ground floor cloakroom housing the Worcester wall mounted gas boiler. From the sitting room, a straight staircase leads to the first floor. Bedroom 2 overlooks Lonnen Road and Bedroom 3 has exposed floorboards. The bathroom has an original cast bath with pillar taps, basin, WC and airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. A staircase leads to the second floor. Bedroom 1 is a good size double bedroom and has an exposed brick chimney breast, wardrobe cupboard, eaves storage space, exposed floorboards, Velux rooflight and a superb view over the rear garden.
A gravelled driveway provides parking for 2/3 vehicles. The front garden has a hedgerow with planted borders. The rear garden is an outstanding feature of Myrtle Cottage. The garden offers a large degree of privacy, enclosed by fencing and high hedgerows. Large expanse of lawn with colourful, well stocked borders with roses, lavender, mock orange and carnations as well as many other specimen shrubs. Timber arbour. Established rowan tree. Large potting shed/workshop and adjacent log store. To the bottom of the garden, there is a vegetable garden. Sunflower, dahlia and gladioli bed. Established eating apple tree. Sun deck. Closer to the cottage, there is a large Indian sandstone entertaining terrace with a shingle bed, stone stacked borders and space for table and chairs. This would make an ideal BBQ area. Adjacent to the house, there is a timber framed cabin/studio/office.
Directions: From Wimborne, proceed up Rowlands Hill and along Wimborne Road to the staggered crossroads opposite Co-Op/Post Office. Turn right into Middlehill Road, and immediately left into Lonnen Road.
Council Tax Band: C
EPC Rating: D
Viewing: By prior arrangement through CHRISTOPHER BATTEN