Traditionally constructed, with facing brick elevations (with herringbone brick and timber features) under a roof of small plain tiles, the property has a gable over the garage and 2 smaller gables to the east side. It is connected to all mains services, with gas central heating and leaded timber double glazing.
Mandalay has an impressive layout providing excellent family accommodation over 2 floors, with a staircase leading to a large loft area (with skylights) which, subject to planning consent, could be used as further habitable accommodation. The gardens are an outstanding feature, offering almost complete privacy, and the property is conveniently located about half a mile from the centre of Broadstone which offers a wide range of shops and other amenities.
There is easy access to state schools for all ages, including Corfe Hills and the boys’ and girls’ grammar schools, and independent schools are available at Dumpton, Castle Court and Canford.
A wide covered entrance way with a pavioured floor leads to a T-shaped reception hall with a ceiling extending to first floor height. There is a ground floor cloakroom.
The spacious living room has a feature floor-to-ceiling stone open fireplace with matching side displays. Double glazed sliding doors lead to the garden. From the hall, double doors give access to a dining room with an oak floor, and sliding doors to outside. There is also a study overlooking the driveway.
A particular feature is the spacious kitchen/breakfast room which has tiled work surfaces, oak units, a pelmet over the sink, built-in double fan oven, 4-plate gas hob, extractor, integrated dishwasher and fridge, island unit with cupboards beneath, ceramic tiled floor, and door to outside.
The separate utility room has a sink, work surfaces, base and wall cupboards, a wall mounted Glow worm gas boiler and space for an American style fridge-freezer.
A wide staircase leads to a semi-galleried landing which partly overlooks the hallway. There are 6 double bedrooms, 3 en suite bathrooms and a family bathroom. A concealed staircase leads to a particularly spacious loft area (with skylights) which, subject to planning consent, could be converted into habitable accommodation.
Mandalay has the benefit of an ‘in and out’ shingle driveway offering excellent parking for vehicles/boats/caravans and leading to a 3-car garage (with electric up-and-over door, personal door, inspection pit and a useful storage room which could be used as a wine cellar.)
The front garden is enclosed by feature capped walling and a laurel hedge, and has 2 lawns with borders.
The rear garden is enclosed by walling and an established treeline (including horse chestnut, pine, oak and laurel,) and has a large, flat lawn, rhododendrons, holly, grasses and a Japanese acer.) Across the rear of the house, a canopy covers a small terrace.
To the east side of the house, a footpath leads to a detached outbuilding which could be used as an office or studio.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed down Gravel Hill. At the roundabout, take the third exit, into Dunyeats Road. Turn right into Golf Links Road and proceed for about half a mile. Having passed Moor Road, Mandalay can be found on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band H
EPC RATING: Band D