Christopher Batten Estate Agents Wimborne Dorset
Wimborne and East Dorset Property Specialist

Merley Park Road Wimborne Dorset BH21 3DD


Under Offer

REF: CB007146

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Receptions
  • Beautiful Edwardian cottage
  • 1/4 acre garden & approx 3 acre paddock
  • Superb kitchen/dining room
  • Impressive detached studio/office
  • Further office and barn

Merley Park Road - Ashington - A beautifully restored 2 bedroom Edwardian cottage with an impressive detached annexe/studio providing ancillary office accommodation which could easily be used as living space if required. THE GARDENS OF ABOUT A QUARTER OF AN ACRE ARE AN OUTSTANDING FEATURE AND AN ADJACENT PADDOCK EXTENDS TO JUST UNDER 3 ACRES. Idyllic rural setting just over 1 mile from Wimborne town centre.

Tubbs Cottage is a beautifully restored 2 bedroom Edwardian cottage with the advantage of an impressive detached annexe/studio, with ancillary office accommodation which could easily be used as habitable accommodation if so desired.


Tubbs Cottage is set in an idyllic rural setting just over 1 mile from Wimborne town centre.

This stunning semi-detached Lady Wimborne cottage, built in 1903 (with the estate number 108), has been restored to a particularly high standard, and boasts many character features. No expense has been spared in creating a beautiful period home.

Tubbs Cottage stands in a superb location and best described as a rural retreat, adjacent to open farmland at the head of a private gravel lane in the hamlet of Ashington, close to Merley and Corfe Mullen, and within easy reach of Wimborne town centre and the A31.

The flexible accommodation includes 2 bedrooms in the main house and a beautifully appointed detached studio/annexe (with kitchen and en suite shower room) which would be ideal for use as additional sleeping space, home working or Airbnb. A character outbuilding has been converted to provide a second office.

The cottage is connected to mains electricity and water, and has septic tank drainage and oil fired heating via cylinder radiators. From the rear garden there is direct access to bridleways providing excellent walking and riding (Corfe Barrow Nature Park.)

There is an enclosed entrance porch with a high vaulted ceiling and a ceramic tiled floor, leading to an entrance hall with under stairs storage space. The superb kitchen/dining room, fitted by Kitchen Elegance, features luxury units, polished granite work surfaces, a large island unit, a butler’s sink, an exposed brick wall, an inset electric Aga with ceramic top, an integrated dishwasher and a larder cupboard. The dining area has an oak floor and a cast iron Edwardian fireplace.

The separate utility room has matching work surfaces, base and wall cupboards, and integrated washing machine and free standing fridge-freezer, and leads to a cloakroom with WC and wash basin.

From the kitchen, the original ledged-and-braced door leads to a rear porch with full height glass screens, a ceramic tiled floor and a door to the garden. This in turn leads to the superb sitting room which has a high vaulted ceiling and a circular Barbas wood burner on a raised stone plinth, and provides access to the garden room with double doors to the rear garden. The sitting and garden rooms were added in 2004.

The first floor landing gives access to the master bedroom, which has window shutters, 3 fitted wardrobes, and superb views over the adjacent paddocks and farmland. Bedroom 2 is a spacious room with a fitted cupboard, and there is a very well presented bath/shower room with a storage cupboard.

Tubbs Cottage is accessed from the unmade gravel lane via an in-and-out driveway.

The large studio/annexe was built in 2011 with matching mellow brick elevations under a high, ridged tiled roof. It features under floor heating (via electric boiler), a high vaulted roof with rooflights, double glazed windows, a useful fitted storage area, a kitchen (with granite surfaces, circular sink, base and wall cupboards, space for fridge-freezer) and a shower room with shower, WC and basin.

Behind the studio there is a superb, comprehensively fitted office (by Lamco) with an excellent range of full height wall cabinets, a high vaulted ceiling, a rooflight and an exposed brick wall.

Office 2 is a smaller office building with a high vaulted ceiling, a rooflight and fitted office furniture by John Lewis.

The beautifully landscaped and maintained cottage gardens offer complete privacy, with lawns, a central shrub bed and a wide variety of shrubs and trees including blue cedar, maple, magnolia, hydrangea and fuchsias. There is an arbour with climbing roses. The gardens also include a large cedar greenhouse (with a vaulted glass roof) and 3 sheds. Trellising and 2 further arbours lead to a vegetable garden area.

Across the lane, a 5-bar gate gives access to a large paddock, ideal for trailers, boxes and visitor parking. It is partly laid to grass and enclosed by an established treeline and post-and-wire fencing. A shingle drive leads to a LARGE SECURE STEEL BARN WHICH HAS A CONCRETE FLOOR AND IS SPLIT INTO 2 SEPARATE AREAS (EXTENDING TO ABOUT 346FT² IN TOTAL). From the barn there are views towards Broadstone golf course.

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 right into Merley Park Road and proceed along for approximately 1.5 miles until reaching the hamlet of Ashington. Proceed over the old railway bridge, turn immediately left and then take the left hand fork which is the driveway leading to Tubbs Cottage.