Formerly owned by the Shaftesbury Estate, Willow Cottage has had only 2 owners in the last 100 years. Our clients, who have been in occupation since 1999, extended it in 2003 to create a large living room with a secondary staircase to the master bedroom. The original 2 bedroom cottage was constructed of brick and cob, while the extensions have cavity walls, with a feature plain clay tiled roof (with 3 feature gables and 2 tall brick chimneys.) Connected to mains water and electricity, the property has UPVC double glazed windows, and a multifuel Rayburn range provides the heating and hot water.
Willow Cottage is situated between the villages of Three Legged Cross and Holt, close to the Holt Heath National Nature Reserve, and about 6 miles north of Wimborne Minster. It enjoys a large frontage to Holt Road and backs directly onto open farmland. Local shops are available in Three Legged Cross and Furzehill, and the nearby market town of Wimborne offers a wide range of amenities. The coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are within 30 minutes’ drive.
A large conservatory entrance leads to a small hall with stairs to the first floor. The sitting room has a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace and exposed ceiling beams. There is a separate study/bedroom 4 overlooking the garden. Both the sitting room and the study/bedroom 4 were part of the original cottage, and enjoy good ceiling heights.
Across the rear of the cottage there is a large kitchen/breakfast room with modern units, worktops, full height larder cupboard, exposed brick chimney breast with an inset solid fuel Rayburn, 4-burner electric hob, space for washing machine and fridge-freezer, exposed ceiling beams, tiled floor. A step leads up to a breakfast room/dining room with dresser unit, access to loft, and doors to outside. From the kitchen a door leads to a boot room which has a door to outside.
The triple aspect living room is part of the 2003 extension and has superb views over the garden, a wood burning stove set on a slate hearth, and casement doors to outside.
There is also a ground floor shower room with a fully tiled shower cubicle.
From the living room, a staircase leads to the dual aspect master bedroom which has cupboard space and superb views of the gardens and adjacent farmland.
From the entrance hall, a secondary staircase leads to a first floor landing. Bedroom 2 has a wardrobe and superb views, and bedroom 3 has excellent views. There is a spacious bath/shower room with a central bath, a large shower cubicle, and a vanity unit with inset wash basin and WC.
Willow Cottage is accessed via a 5-bar gate which leads into a large, gravelled courtyard with a central roundabout and ample parking for cars and trailers. There is a secure yard with storage facilities screened by a conifer hedge, 2 detached double garages and a lean-to garage.
Arranged largely to the south and east of the cottage, the delightful gardens offer complete privacy, being enclosed by high conifer hedges and post-and-wire fencing, with a wide range of trees and shrubs. The cottage has wisteria and climbing roses to the front, and there is a flat lawn interspersed with maples, fruit trees, pampas grasses and rhododendrons.
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.
DIRECTIONS: From Mannington, with the Cross Keys Inn on your left, proceed along Holt Road towards Three Legged Cross. Proceed over a narrow bridge, and Willow Cottage is the next property on the right hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band F
EPC RATING: Band F