Approached off the old Roman Road bridleway, adjoining and looking onto land managed by Dorset Wildlife Trust, Minster View stands in professionally landscaped gardens of approximately 1.2 acres.
Ashington is a small hamlet between the market town of Wimborne Minster and Broadstone, tucked well away from main roads but within the catchment areas of Poole and Parkstone Grammar Schools. There is easy access by road to independent schools including Dumpton, Castle Court and Canford, and to the coastal town of Poole, which has a mainline rail link to London Waterloo. The A31, connecting with the M27 and M3 to Southampton and London, is also nearby.
• Heritage style double glazed sash windows
• Aluminium powder-coated windows & doors to the rear
• No threshold for smooth transition between kitchen & terrace
• LPG gas under floor heating to both floors
• Superb technological provision inc Wifi, Cat6, satellite, heating & lighting control
• Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery for filtered fresh air
• C-Bus home automation system for lighting & garage doors
• Monitored ADT burglar & smoke alarms (with CCTV)
• Granite & engineered oak flooring
• Impressive hall with oak staircase & full height oak doors
• Cranborne Stone portico, window sills and stonework features
• Superb roof terrace with open fireplace & outstanding views
• German kitchen, fully integrated Miele appliances & quartz surfaces
• Superb Laufen fully tiled bathrooms and shower rooms
• Double garage with heated porcelain floor, ground floor cloakroom, & home office/cinema room above
Extensively re-modelled and refurbished to an extremely high specification with a Georgian style exterior and contemporary modern interior, recently completed Minster View has rendered elevations with a parapet wall, a new interlocking tiled pitched roof, a modern orangery extension to the rear and south westerly facing glazed verandah.
A stone portico leads to an impressive reception hall with a vaulted ceiling. The spacious cloakroom has a feature slate wall, a concealed cistern WC and a bronze wash basin on a contemporary stand.
Full height sliding pocket doors lead to a superb, extremely spacious 1000+ft² triple aspect, open plan kitchen/dining/family room with granite flooring, a central lantern light, full height aluminium powder-coated double glazed windows and sliding doors enjoying beautiful views over the gardens (with level threshold providing a continuous floor to the granite garden terrace) and feature chimney breast housing contemporary remote controlled raised gas fire.
The bespoke German kitchen has soft close doors & drawers, an island unit with Oak breakfast bar, quartz surfaces, and a comprehensive range of Miele fully integrated appliances including an electric induction hob (with down draught extractor), 2 full ovens, a combination oven/microwave, warming drawer and dishwasher. A Quooker boiling tap, a pullout double drawer wine cooler, waste disposal and Liebherr double door/double drawer fridge/freezer.
In addition, the utility room also enjoys the same granite flooring and extensive range of bespoke soft close doors & drawers, housing a fully integrated wine fridge, fridge/freezer and Worcester Bosch gas central heating boiler which supplies the Megaflow pressurised hot water cylinder (located in the loft), a water softener, space/plumbing for washing machine & tumble dryer, and door to rear.
The nicely proportioned triple aspect sitting room features a polished stone fireplace (with wood burning stove), 2 sets of French doors to the south westerly facing glazed verandah, and a further set of French doors to the rear terrace. Leading from the entrance hall the elegant dual aspect formal dining room has French doors to the side terrace and gardens.
An impressive oak and glazed staircase leads to the galleried first floor landing which has a vaulted ceiling and skylights with electric blinds & rain sensors, and windows fitted with electric blinds.
The triple aspect master suite features a high vaulted ceiling, a dressing area with a comprehensive range of customer-made wardrobes, fitted furniture and a central island drawer unit, and 2 sets of French doors to a roof terrace with an open fireplace and lovely views of the adjacent countryside. The en suite bath/shower room has a vaulted ceiling, walk-in wet room shower, a bath, twin wash basins with triple mirrored cabinet and a concealed cistern WC.
Bedroom 2 is dual aspect with a full height sash window overlooking the rear garden and en suite wet room with shower, wash basin, recessed mirror and concealed cistern WC.
Bedroom 3 has a full height sash window, built-in wardrobes and an en suite/family bathroom (with shower and glazed screen over the bath), wash basin with mirror cabinet, concealed cistern WC and independent access to the landing.
Bedroom 4 has south west facing dual aspect and access, via a retractable ladder, to the loft which has lighting and power points.
Minster View’s grounds have been professionally landscaped. A pillared entrance leads to a gravel driveway providing ample off-road parking, with exterior security lighting. Wrought iron gates lead to the enclosed front garden which is mainly laid to lawn with shrub borders and hedging.
The double garage complex has 2 large insulated electric doors, a porcelain tiled floor with underfloor heating, lighting and power points, a security alarm, and a door leads to a lobby with cloakroom and further door to rear garden terrace. Stairs (with under stair storage) lead to a first floor office/cinema room with eaves storage cupboards, lighting, power points, skylights and a large dormer window.
The recently refurbished stable block comprises an open-fronted storage area, a workshop and garden store, an overhang and a concrete apron, and has water, power, lighting and security lighting.
The gardens enjoy a high level of privacy and amounts to approx. 1.2 acres. A raised granite terrace wraps around the property and has central steps, flanked by raised planters with exterior lighting, leading down to the lawn. The mature gardens have a wide selection of azaleas, rhododendrons, and various shrubs, a woodland area, an attractive Japanese pagoda, a heated greenhouse, raised compost bins, a woodstore, and a garden storage area. Double gates from the lane gives access to the side and rear gardens. A rear gate provides access to woodland and heathland managed by Dorset Wildlife Trust.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed along Poole Road, over Canford Bridge and up Oakley Hill. At the roundabout, take the first exit, and take the first turning on the right into Merley Park Road. Proceed for about 2 miles, going over a disused railway bridge and past the former Ashington Church on the right. Just before reaching Corfe Mullen, there is a green signpost to Bridleway number 1 on the left. Turn into the bridleway and continue to the top of the hill. At the fork, bear left, and Minster View can be found on the left.
EPC RATING: E.