A delightful 4 bedroom semi-detached Edwardian cottage in gardens and paddocks of OVER 1 ACRE, with LOVELY VIEWS OVER THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE, part of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), an outstanding rural location near the village of Gussage All Saints.
Bidcombe Cottages is a pair of red brick properties built circa 1906 for the Shaftesbury Estate, and sold into private ownership in 1978. Number 1 has been occupied by the current owners since 1985 and was substantially extended in the early 1990s. An 1843 tithe map describes the cottage location and current adjacent field as Bidcumb Cow Leaze. Gussage All Saints, which has a parish church, a village hall and a community owned pub, the Drover's Inn, is set about 7 miles north of the town of Wimborne Minster and 10 miles from Ringwood, which both offer an excellent range of shops, schools and other amenities. The coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth are within about 30 minutes' drive, as are the cities of Salisbury and Southampton. Fast trains to London are easily accessible at Southampton Parkway station, adjacent to the airport. Popular local schools in the villages of Gaunts Common, Witchampton and Wimborne St Giles are all close by.
1 Bidcombe Cottages is traditionally built, with facing brick and tile hung elevations under a concrete tiled roof (with brick chimneys). It is connected to mains electricity and water, and there is private drainage system. SUPERFAST BROADBAND (fibre to the premises, tested on Which app 10/04/2020 at over 70mbps download speed, 20mbps upload speed) delivers a rapid internet connection. The cottage benefits from oak double glazed windows and external doors. Outbuildings include a double garage, a double carport, 2 stables, a barn and field shelter. An arched entrance porch (with a quarry tiled floor) leads to a small entrance hall. To the right, there is a dual aspect dining room with a fireplace, and double doors offering superb views. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room features a fireplace with a wood burning stove, casement doors to outside, worktops, a range of units, a circular stainless steel sink, a pine strip ceiling, appliance space, partly tiled walls, and a walk-in larder. A rear hallway (with a door to outside) leads to a cloakroom, a utility room and a study. The large, dual aspect living room has a feature fireplace with an inset wood burning stove, a pair of oak doors (with matching full height windows) to outside, and an attractive bay window overlooking the front garden. Stairs from the hallway lead to an L-shaped first floor landing. There is a large, dual aspect master bedroom with an attractive bay window giving superb open country views, and a connecting door to bedroom 4 which is a spacious double with views over the rear garden and adjacent farmland. Bedroom 2 has a dual aspect, a Victorian wrought iron fireplace, a wash basin and superb country views. Bedroom 3 is a spacious double with views over farmland to the rear. There is also a spacious, modern bath/ shower room with underfloor heating, bath, WC, shower, twin wash basins, a wrought iron fireplace, and a cupboard containing the hot water tank.
A private tarmac road leads to a long, winding gravel driveway flanked by fir trees and shrubs, giving privacy. This area is planted with a wealth of spring flowers. A 5-bar gate gives access to a large gravelled courtyard, a detached double garage and an adjacent double carport, an outside WC. The front garden is enclosed by a low hedge, giving a superb view of Bidcumb Cow Leaze, and has large shrub and herbaceous beds, a blue Spruce, a sitting area with trellis and a large paved sun terrace. Beyond the garages, a 5-bar gate and a grass access leads to the rear garden and paddock. There is a large expanse of grass, and a vegetable patch. There are 2 stables (of concrete block construction with a tiled roof) and a small turnout paddock. A 5-bar gate leads to the main paddock.
Directions: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne for about 6 miles. Turn left at The Horton Inn and proceed down the hill and over the stone bridge. The road bends to the right, and the lane to Bidcombe Cottages is the first turning on the right hand side before the section of single track road.
COUNCIL TAX: Band D
EPC RATING: Band E