Tenchleys Cottage is an outstanding example of a superb 5 bedroom detached country home, situated in the heart of this historic Dorset village, set about 4 miles to the north of Wimborne Minster, on the fringe of Cranborne Chase.
The market town of Wimborne is a 10 minute drive away and offers an excellent range of local shopping facilities. The main east Dorset towns of Poole and Bournemouth are about 30 minutes’ drive away both of which have mainline train links to London Waterloo. There are excellent local school systems with first schools at Gaunts Common and Witchampton. The preparatory school of Dumpton is just outside Furzehill village and the public schools of Canford and Bryanston are close by.
Hinton Martell is a village and former civil parish with a population of about 400 people. Set in a verdant valley, adjacent to the conservation villages of Witchampton and Gaunts Common, Hinton Martell is known for its ancient church of St John the Evangelist with its five-bell tower and it is the only Dorset village with a Mediterranean style fountain in the centre.
Tenchleys Cottage was completely rebuilt in 2010 and was the site of a former orphanage and a much smaller home built in the 1960s.
No expense was spared to create an energy efficient, Eco friendly (with rainwater harvesting system, under floor heating and high levels of insulation), quality family home with a very traditional exterior and a very contemporary layout on three floors. Features include a B & O sound system, cinema room and a professionally installed wi-fi system.
Tenchleys Cottage was designed by a local award-winning Architect of some repute. Traditionally constructed with cavity walls using Michelmersh handmade bricks, individual Keymer clay tiles and high quality Mumford & Wood factory finished double glazed windows throughout (with a 30-year guarantee). The house extends in total to about 4,000 square feet of living space, arranged on three floors. The site extends to approximately 0.65 of an acre.
Tenchleys Cottage represents an outstanding opportunity to acquire an outstanding looking family home, set in the heart of a popular village, easily accessible to major amenities.
The property has an air source underfloor heating system throughout, backed up by an LPG heating system. Tenchleys Cottage has a mains water supply and electricity. No gas is available in the village. There is a private bio-digester treatment plant for sewerage.
An attractive gabled entrance porch with a wide white painted front door leads to a spacious reception/dining hallway with bi-fold double glazed doors leading to a sun deck and large entertaining terrace to the rear of the house. To the centre of the hall, there is an imposing wide oak staircase leading to the first floor. The hall has a ceramic tiled floor. Two pairs of oak double casement doors lead to the superb triple aspect split level drawing room. There are bi-fold doors to the sun deck and entertaining terrace and full height glass screens overlook the garden. There is also an attractive bay window overlooking the church. State of the art fire box. Oak flooring throughout.
From the dining area, there is a walkway that leads to a magnificent kitchen/breakfast/family room which is split level and has three pairs of bi-fold doors that lead to outside. The beautifully presented kitchen has a range of contrasting polished granite working surfaces incorporating an island unit and breakfast bar. Contemporary style kitchen comprising an excellent range of contrasting base cupboards and drawers, double under-bowl stainless steel sink and three wall cabinets with lifting doors. Full height double larder cupboard with four doors providing excellent storage space. The appliances include twin Neff eye level single ovens, Neff microwave unit with warming drawer and three storage cupboards beneath and an inset AEG touch control induction hob set in the island unit with feature stainless steel and glass extractor over. The island unit has curved panels with deep pan drawers, storage cupboards and space to seat three people. Other appliances include an integrated dishwasher, larder fridge, drawer freezer and wine cooler. The kitchen overlooks the front garden.
THROUGHOUT THIS AREA, THERE IS A LARGE FORMAT CERAMIC TILED FLOOR
The laundry room has a worktop, sink unit and cupboards under, space for white goods, two wall cabinets, wall mounted Glow-worm central heating boiler and door to outside. The very well presented ground floor cloakroom has a WC with concealed cistern and a worktop with ceramic bowl.
From the drawing room, a door leads to a ground floor study with wide oak boarded floor, useful storage cupboard and wide bi-fold doors and a single casement door leads to the garden.
A staircase leads down to an impressive cinema/games room with quality flooring throughout and low voltage downlighters. Lower ground floor cloakroom with WC, wash hand basin and plant room.
A wide oak staircase with oak spindles leads to an impressive galleried landing. The first floor has five double bedrooms with three having en suite facilities and two bedrooms have outstanding views over the rear garden.
Bedroom One is an impressive bedroom suite with a high vaulted ceiling, four Velux windows and three door wardrobe cupboards. Superb en suite shower room with large walk-in fully tiled double shower with fixed glass screen, overhead rainwater fitment and hand spray shower attachment, twin wash hand basins, WC, and low voltage downlighters.
Bedroom Two has built-in wardrobe cupboards and an en suite shower room with walk-in shower with fixed glass screen, overhead rainwater fitment and hand spray shower attachment, pedestal with a ceramic bowl and WC. Bedroom Three has a high vaulted ceiling and an en suite shower room.. Bedroom Four has double wardrobe cupboards and an attractive bay window. Bedroom Five overlooks the front garden and has views over the church. The family bathroom has an enclosed double ended bathtub, set in a tiled surround. There is a wide winged wash hand basin with cupboards under. WC. Large shower cubicle with fixed glass screen.
Tenchleys Cottage is approached from the highway via a tarmac driveway and 5 bar entrance gates leads to a large gravelled courtyard. Detached double carport and adjacent log store.
The driveway is flanked by well maintained flat lawns and the front garden is enclosed by a young yew hedge and railings across the frontage. A brick wall and bespoke metal gates lead to the superb rear garden.
The whole site extends to approximately 0.65 of an acre.
The rear garden is a particular feature of the house. The garden is predominantly landscaped as large undulating lawns that lead to open farmland, flower meadow and grassland. The main lawns are interspersed with maple and fruit trees to the eastern boundary. Another feature is a large stone entertaining terrace enclosed by sleepers, and two smaller timber deck areas. Large Indian sandstone terrace with inset paviours. Established Ash, Oak and Elder trees throughout the garden. Vegetable garden area with raised cloches. Timber garden shed and workshop.
To the top of the garden, there is a lovely view over open farmland.
Directions: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 Cranborne Road for about 4 miles. Just past the left hand turning for Witchampton, take the next right hand turning, signposted to Hinton Martell. On approaching the centre of the village, there is a fountain, and Tenchleys Cottage can be found just past the fountain on the right hand side.
EPC RATING: Band C
COUNCIL TAX BAND: Band G
VIEWING: By appointment through Christopher Batten