This Grade II Listed former Canford estate cottage, built in 1872, has attractive brick elevations, Gothic style cast iron windows, a clay tiled roof and gas central heating. It has undergone an extensive programme of restoration and yet retains many original features and a wealth of charm. There are exposed timber floorboards and brickwork, arched stone windows and Victorian fireplaces.
The property adjoins the grounds of the renowned Canford School and is close to the historic parish church and walks along the banks of the River Stour. The market town of Wimborne Minster, about 2 miles to the north, offers an excellent range of amenities, and the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are easily accessible by road.
A gabled entrance porch leads to the sitting room which has exposed pine floorboards and matchboarding, a log burner and an under stairs cupboard. The bespoke kitchen has hand-painted, panelled units, solid oak worktops, Belfast sink, limestone flooring, integrated dishwasher, and space for fridge-freezer and range cooker. There is a cloakroom with a cupboard housing a Vaillant gas central heating boiler (installed in 2019). From the kitchen there is access to a garden room which has exposed pine floorboards, decorative fire surround, skylights, and oak-framed double glazed windows and doors to the rear courtyard. From the sitting room, stairs lead to the first floor landing. The 3 bedrooms all have fitted wardrobes, and bedroom 3 has a Victorian fireplace. The spacious bath/shower room has a Victorian fireplace, built-in linen cupboard, corner shower cubicle, bath, wash basin and WC.
The gravelled front garden is bounded by a picket fence and has a flower bed. Immediately to the rear of the property there is a private, enclosed, paved courtyard. A door leads to an outhouse/utility room with plumbing for washing machine, Belfast sink, lighting, power points and rear door to an enclosed garden storage area (with potting shed, log store and covered storage). A footpath leads to the main garden which enjoys a southerly aspect. It is arranged as a kitchen garden with a central lawn, flower and shrub borders, a large gazebo, timber shed, and shepherd’s hut (available by separate negotiation). A rear gate leads to a driveway providing ample off road parking, accessed from the village road. There is space to erect a garage, subject to planning consent.
From Wimborne, proceed south along Poole Road, over Canford Bridge and up Oakley Hill. Just before the Willett Arms, turn left into Oakley Lane, and continue for about 1 mile. As you approach the old part of Canford Magna, there is a sharp, right hand bend. Continue along the road, and the Lady Wimborne cottages can be found on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: Band D
EPC: Not applicable (Grade II Listed)
VIEWING: By prior arrangement through Christopher Batten