The house, originally the gatehouse to Holmwood House, has cavity brick walls and brick and tile hung elevations under a tiled roof. Built circa 1885, substantially extended in 1976 and owned by our clients since 1996, South Lodge would benefit from some modernisation and lends itself to further extension, subject to planning consent. It is for sale with vacant possession and NO FORWARD CHAIN.
South Lodge retains much of its original charm, including open fireplaces, ceiling cornicing and dado rails. It is connected to mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
South Lodge offers ample space (subject to planning consent) to erect a double garage/carport, and plenty of parking for vehicles/boats/trailers etc. Adjacent to the house, a separate driveway leads to the former garage which has full planning permission for conversion into a 2 bedroom detached bungalow.
The property is approached via a long, private drive and is situated in a semi-rural position in the hamlet of Longham, in a convenient position at the junction of Christchurch and Ringwood Roads, close to Dudsbury golf course, less than half a mile from Ferndown centre, and a short drive from Bournemouth Airport.
A tiled canopy entrance leads to a long entrance hall with an under stairs cupboard and a cloakroom. Double doors lead to a large, triple aspect living room with an attractive bay window, a feature fireplace and double doors to outside.
From the hall, an archway leads to a dining room with a briquette fireplace and a bay window. There is a further reception room (which could provide a fourth bedroom or family room) with a fireplace and a dresser cupboard.
The kitchen/breakfast room has oak units, double fan oven, 4-plate hob, fridge, freezer, space for washing machine, breakfast bar and doors to outside.
The first floor has a split level landing. The large, triple aspect master bedroom has views over the garden. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are both doubles, one of which has a dual aspect, and there is a fully tiled bathroom with a rooflight.
The property has an impressive access along a long gravelled driveway flanked by a grass verge and a treeline, leading into a large courtyard. The gardens surrounding the house are enclosed by high evergreens, and flat lawns surround the house on 3 sides, with rhododendrons and pampas grasses. The gardens are an outstanding feature.
DIRECTIONS: From the Canford Bottom gyratory, proceed along Ham Lane to the roundabout next to Haskins Garden Centre, and proceed ahead. At the next roundabout, take the first exit, into the right hand lane. At the next roundabout, take the second exit into Christchurch Road. Take the first entrance on the left into South Lodge.
This Promap image is not intended as a precise representation of the property’s boundaries or area of land. It should be treated as an approximate guide only. Interested parties should have their solicitor check the exact dimensions on the Title Plan.
COUNCIL TAX: Band F
EPC RATING: Band F