A beautifully presented Victorian cottage with attractive brick and flint elevations, situated in this popular village, in a quiet location, with lovely rural views.
The cottage retains immense charm and character with exposed beams and timbers and natural faced brick fireplaces. In recent years, the property has undergone a programme of refurbishment with a newly replaced roof, UPVC double glazed windows, newly refurbished bathrooms, and is tastefully presented throughout.
There is an oil fired central heating system and the living room features an Aga multi-fuel fire, and there is a superb feature rear conservatory, with air conditioning, opening onto a private, south facing, lower garden terrace.
Gussage St Michael, with its historic church and gravel and chalk stream, is situated within the Tarrant Valley. There is access to many scenic walks to Cranborne Chase. The market towns of Wimborne Minster and Blandford are within easy motoring distance, along with Salisbury which has a mainline railway station to London Waterloo. The locally renowned Drovers Inn is located in Gussage All Saints, approximately 1 mile away.
The spacious accommodation comprises of a reception hall, study, nicely proportioned living room, superb open plan kitchen/breakfast room with rear conservatory, separate utility room and WC.
To the first floor, there are four bedrooms. The large master bedroom has an en suite shower/bathroom and there is a separate family bathroom. There are excellent views to the front and rear over open countryside.
A wide block paved driveway provides off-road parking and there is a large double garage with playroom/storeroom over. Further garden store. A lower paved garden terrace with retaining walls and steps lead to a raised cottage garden area.
An oak framed high gable entrance porch. The front door leads to a reception hall. Large well proportioned living room enjoys dual aspect windows and a central feature is a brick fireplace with inset Aga multi-fuel cast iron stove. Separate study. Open plan ‘L’ shaped kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with an excellent range of light oak fronted units and ample worktops. There is a large brick inglenook style fireplace with recess housing an oil fired Aga. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Auxiliary electric companion style cooker to the Aga. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Glazed double doors lead to the large rear conservatory with double glazed French doors leading to the lower garden terrace. Rear lobby with stable door to garden. Utility room/WC with deep Belfast sink unit, pressurised hot water cylinder and appliance space and plumbing for both washing machine and tumble dryer. Low flush WC.
From the rear hall, a staircase leads to the first floor where there is a large centre landing with exposed timbers and a large alcove. Bedroom one has an exposed ‘A’ frame with beams, dual aspect windows with outstanding views across open countryside. En suite shower room with two circular wash hand basins on a washstand, WC and corner shower and fully tiled walls with marble tiles. Bedroom two has dual aspect windows double glazed windows to the side and rear elevations. Bedroom three is ‘L’ shaped with exposed ‘A’ frame, beamed ceiling, and dual aspect windows to the side and rear elevations, where there are outstanding country views. Bedroom four has a centre ‘A’ frame beamed ceiling, wardrobe recess and feature fireplace. The family bathroom has recently been refurbished and has fully tiled walls with marble tiles. The bathroom is fitted with a roll top bath, circular wash hand basin set on washstand, WC, and shower cubicle.
Outside a wide block paved driveway provides off-road parking and leads to the garage. The detached double garage has matching brick and flint elevations, under a pitched roof. Electric roller front door, lighting, and power points. There is an oil fired boiler providing the central heating and domestic hot water supply. Staircase leads to the first floor games room where there is fitted lighting and access to the eaves storage space. Enclosed garden storage area and storeroom to the rear of the garage.
The cottage stands in an elevated position and the front garden is planted with a number of specimen shrubs, extending to the side of the property where there is a large Indian stone garden terrace with exterior lighting. The terrace extends to the rear of the property. There is a lower paved garden terrace with a brick and flint retaining wall with decorative archway and inset well feature. Steps lead to a raised cottage garden which is lawned with wide flower and shrub borders. Further timber decking outdoor leisure area for sunbathing and alfresco dining. Timber summerhouse. Corner gazebo. The garden enjoys a southerly aspect and looks directly onto open countryside
Directions: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 Wimborne to Cranborne road for approximately 5 miles. Turn left at the Horton Inn and proceed over a stone bridge, continue towards the Blandford to Salisbury road and after about 3.5 miles, turn right signposted to Gussage St Michael. Proceed down a steep hill and at the bottom of the hill, Manor Road can be found on the left hand side. The cottage is approximately the fifth property on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: Band E
EPC RATING: Band E
VIEWING: By prior arrangement through Christopher C Batten