A rare opportunity to acquire a SUBSTANTIAL 5 BEDROOM EDWARDIAN DETACHED FAMILY HOME on a prominent corner site at the junction of York and Mission Roads, with a bus stop outside, and approximately half a mile from Broadstone centre. Extending to some 1612ft², Chelmsford House would suit a family requiring spacious accommodation, or those looking for substantial garaging, workshop and storage facilities.
Originally built circa 1901, Chelmsford House has been occupied by the present owners since 1968 and would now benefit from some modernisation. It has separate driveways from both Mission Road and York Road, with the entrance from Mission Road leading to a large garage, workshop and storage facilities. Access from York Road leads through double gates to a stone driveway providing parking for at least two vehicles. In addition, there are a number of other brick and timber outbuildings and 2 greenhouses.
The property was traditionally built of facing red cavity brickwork (with stone sills) under a Welsh natural slate roof. Agents’ Note: The slate roof was replaced in 2015 and the small flat roof area was replaced in 2010. The house is connected to all mains services and has an oil fired central heating system (gas available), replacement UPVC double glazed windows and UPVC soffits and fascias. Broadstone centre offers a good range of shopping facilities and the major coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth are within about 15 and 20 minutes' drive respectively. The market town of Wimborne Minster is about 4 miles away.
A UPVC front door leads to large reception room with 2 large picture windows and an understairs storage cupboard. The spacious living room has an attractive bay window overlooking the front garden, a stone fireplace with inset wood burning stove on a stone hearth (with back boiler providing alternative heating and hot water), cornicing and coving. The kitchen/breakfast room has a stainless steel sink unit, base cupboards, drawers, wall cabinets, a glass-fronted cabinet, space for gas cooker and washing machine, and a floor standing oil-fired Worcester Danesmoor boiler. An archway leads to the rear hallway where there are storage cupboards and space for a fridge. The ground floor also features a fully tiled shower room with shower cubicle and electric shower, and a fully tiled bathroom with bath (with shower over), wash basin and WC. An enclosed rear porch provides access to the rear and side gardens. Stairs from the reception room lead to the first floor landing which has access to the roof space and a door to a large drying room. There are 5 bedrooms (including 4 doubles) and a cloakroom. The single bedroom to the front could be converted into a spacious bathroom.
Outside, a secure timber gate leads from Mission Road to a concrete courtyard, enclosed by close boarded fencing and walling, providing parking for numerous vehicles, boats and caravans etc. There is a large outbuilding incorporating a large garage, a workshop and a store. A paved terrace leads to 2 greenhouses. There is a brick built outbuilding with a gabled tiled roof, a bunded oil storage tank and a timber shed. The side garden, enclosed by brick and Californian block walling, has concrete and paved pathways. The front garden has double wrought iron gates to the driveway, a matching path, a large, flat lawn and established shrubs. To the side there are colourful borders with raised stone edgings.
Agents’ Note: Under Section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979, we advise all prospective purchasers that the vendors are connected to Christopher C Batten Limited.
DIRECTIONS: From Broadstone centre, turn into York Road and continue for approximately half a mile. Chelmsford House can be found on the right hand side, on the corner of Mission Road.
COUNCIL TAX: Band F
EPC RATING: Band F