Christopher Batten Estate Agents Wimborne Dorset
Wimborne and East Dorset Property Specialist

Back Lane Wimborne Dorset BH21 4BP


REF: CB004721

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Receptions
  • Much character and charm
  • Excellent decorative order
  • Bathroom + shower room
  • Backing onto farmland
  • Potential to extend, sub to pp

Back Lane - Sturminster Marshall - A delightful 3 bedroom detached period house with lovely views over the adjacent farmland, situated a few yards from the maypole green in the heart of the picturesque village of Sturminster Marshall. NO FORWARD CHAIN.

A delightful 3 bedroom detached period house with lovely views over the adjacent farmland, situated a few yards from the maypole green in the heart of the picturesque village of Sturminster Marshall. NO FORWARD CHAIN.

Dating back to the early 19th century, and named after the couple called Tom and Olive for whom it was built, Toliva was substantially extended in the 1950s and offers well proportioned accommodation which retains much character and charm, and a delightful outlook over both the maypole green and farmland to the rear.

The original portion of the house is of solid brick, and the 1950s extension is of cavity brickwork, and the house has an ornate, ridged slate roof with a brick chimney. The property is connected to all mains services, and has gas central heating and a mixture of UPVC double glazed casement windows and timber sash windows. All principal rooms have cat5 cabling, and the house is presented in excellent condition throughout.

Features include 2 reception rooms, 3 spacious first floor bedrooms, a ground floor shower room, a first floor bathroom and a spacious, flat garden backing onto open farmland. Toliva offers potential for extension, subject to planning consent.

Sturminster Marshall offers a good range of amenities including a Co-op post office/shop, a pharmacy, a First School, a parish church, a golf course and 2 pub/restaurants.

Toliva has a long entrance hall with a Travertine tiled floor and a stable door to outside at the rear. There is a ground floor shower room with fully tiled shower area, rainwater shower head, wash basin and WC.

There is an attractive, dual aspect sitting room with a feature fireplace, and a separate dining room overlooking the village green.

The very well presented kitchen has a dual aspect over the rear garden and beyond, a butler’s sink, an excellent range of work surfaces, a comprehensive range of units, Travertine flooring, matching wall tiles and a Rangemaster Classic range cooker (with 5 burners and griddle). Integrated appliances include dishwasher, larder fridge and drawer freezer.

There is a separate dual aspect utility room with matching units, worktops, and a boiler cupboard.

A straight staircase leads to the first floor landing which has loft access and a blanket cupboard. The dual aspect master bedroom has 2 double wardrobes and superb views of the garden and farmland beyond, and there are 2 further spacious bedrooms overlooking the village green. The bathroom comprises a modern bath (with Victorian style mixer tap), wash basin, WC, Victorian style radiator, and towel radiator.

A long shingle driveway provides off road parking for at least 3 vehicles and there is space (subject to planning consent) to erect a garage. The front garden has a small lawn and a shingle terrace, and there is a flowering Jasmine around the front door.

The rear garden is an outstanding feature, backing onto open farmland and the river bund that forms part of the village flood defence system. It has a large, flat lawn interspersed with trees, a low brick wall, stone terracing, an established laurel hedge, a timber shed and a water tap.

There is a large cabin/studio suitable for home working and currently used as a cinema, for which the projector and screen are available by separate negotiation. The cabin is fully lined and fully wired for sound, with electric light and power, and outside deck with recessed downlighters.

DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed towards Blandford on the B3082 for about 2 miles, passing Kingston Lacy House on the left. Turn left, signposted to Sturminster Marshall and proceed for about a mile. Turn left at the junction and proceed over the stone bridge at White Mill, and proceed into Sturminster Marshall village. After the Red Lion pub on the left, immediately bear right into Back Lane, and Toliva can be found on the right hand side, just before the junction with King’s Street.