The Cottage is a delightful 3 double bedroom, detached, cottage style family home built by a well known local builder circa 1980 ON A MAGNIFICENT SITE THAT EXTENDS IN ALL TO ABOUT 0.73 OF AN ACRE.
Happy Bottom in a unique semi-rural community of only 9 individual homes, accessible along a narrow unmade track off the gravelled Pine Road at East End, approximately 1.25 miles from Wimborne town centre.
The Cottage offers well proportioned accommodation, arranged on two floors, and extends to about 1500 square feet of living space.
GREAT POTENTIAL TO EXTEND THE ACCOMMODATION, SUBJECT TO THE NECESSARY PLANNING CONSENTS.
An outstanding feature of the cottage is its location and garden. The garden is a magnificent cottage garden with rolling lawns that back on to woodland known as Rushcombe Bottom and is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). The house stands 30m outside the development boundary.
Traditionally built, the house has colour washed rendered elevations, under a concrete tiled roof. Connected to mains electricity, water and gas, the property has gas fired central heating and UPVC double glazed windows. There is a private drainage system.
Occupied by the present owners since 1987, The Cottage would now benefit from a programme of updating and modernisation.
Happy Bottom is a wonderful rural environment, being tucked away from main roads and traffic, yet only a few minutes’ drive from Wimborne town centre.
Gabled covered entrance way with double glazed door to entrance hall with a double cloaks cupboard. The living room has a feature floor-to-ceiling Purbeck stone open fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and timbers, and an attractive double aspect with bay window. A fifteen pane glazed door leads to a small study where there is an attractive view over the rear garden. Separate dining room overlooking the front garden with exposed ceiling timbers. A wide archway leads to the large triple aspect garden room with outstanding views and two pairs of full height, double glazed, UPVC sliding doors to the gardens. From the dining room, one step up leads to the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen has a ceramic 1.5 bowl sink unit, post formed working surfaces, base cupboards, and drawers beneath, and matching wall cabinets. A feature of the kitchen is a large stone archway with a tiled recess. Eye level single oven, matching grill, four burner hob and space for fridge/freezer. Exposed ceiling beams. Laundry room with working surfaces, base cupboards, wall cabinets and space for white goods. Door to outside. Ground floor cloakroom.
From the hallway, a straight staircase leads to the first floor landing where there is a double airing cupboard. Bedroom one is a good size double bedroom overlooking the front garden. An archway leads to an en suite dressing room with two double wardrobe cupboards. Fully tiled en suite shower room with large double shower cubicle, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and WC. Bedroom two overlooks the front garden and has a double wardrobe cupboard and has access to the loft space. Bedroom three has an outstanding view over the main garden and has a fitted wardrobe. The family bathroom/shower room is fitted with a wide modern bath, wash hand basin, WC, and single shower cubicle. The walls are partly tiled.
Outside, from the unmade lane, a tarmac driveway leads into a small courtyard area. Detached double garage with up-and-over door, lighting, power, and lean-to workshop to the rear.
The gardens are an outstanding feature of the cottage, extending to 0.73 of an acre, and surround the property on three sides. Predominantly arranged as large, flat, sweeping lawns, enclosed to the rear by a large hardwood, mainly oak, treeline.
The front garden has a shaped sloping lawn with a feature rockery, enclosed to the lane by a high conifer hedgerow. The Purbeck stone rockery is well planted with a wide variety of shrubs. Stone seat and pathways. The borders to the lawns include conifers, grasses, hydrangeas, and a wide variety of specimen shrubs. A smaller lawn to the left hand side of the driveway is slightly raised and has a magnolia tree, conifers, and roses. Nearer to the garage, there are two camellias.
To the side of the house, there is a lovely walk across a wide lawn to the rear garden. The rear garden runs down to a small waterway, connected to the woodland, and offers complete privacy. There is a large expanse of lawn with well stocked borders. Pergola with paved pathway, enclosed by wisteria, rhododendrons, fruit trees and an abundance of conifers. To the bottom left hand corner of the garden, there is a pond with lilies and hollyhocks. Timber garden shed. Greenhouse. A trellis with climbing honeysuckle screens a large fruit cage with a rectangular lawn to the front.
To the rear of the property, there is a large entertaining terrace with steps down to the garden and a purpose built barbecue.
THE GARDEN IS AN OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF THE PROPERTY AND ATTENTION SHOULD BE PAID TO OUR PHOTOGRAPHS.
This Promap image is not intended as a precise representation of the property’s boundaries or area of land. It should be treated as an approximate guide only. Interested parties should have their solicitor check the exact dimensions on the Title Plan.
Directions: From Wimborne town centre, proceed to Pye Corner and west along Julians Road to the Lake Gates roundabout. Take the second exit into Wimborne Road. Proceed up the hill for about a quarter of a mile, and turn left into Pine Road, which leads into Happy Bottom.
COUNCIL TAX: Band F
EPC RATING: Band