Steeped in history, Dene Cottage has a lovely, calming atmosphere with character features including an open fireplace, exposed ceiling beams, latched internal doors, oak floors and plate racks, alongside some attractive contemporary features.
The original cottage is of cob with colour-washed rendered walls. It was enlarged in 1989 with matching cavity construction extensions, all under a combed wheat reed, ridged thatched roof (with 2 brick chimneys). Connected to all mains services, Dene Cottage has gas central heating and UPVC double glazed windows.
A thatched entrance porch leads through glazed double doors to an attractive entrance hall with oak boarded floor, under stairs storage cupboard, and exposed ceiling beams and timbers. There is a spacious dining room with a wide oak boarded floor, exposed ceiling beams and a built-in storage cupboard. A door leads to a study (with fitted contemporary office furniture) off of which there is a cloakroom.
From the dining room, an arch leads to a spacious sitting room with 2 original ceiling timbers and an impressive brick inglenook style fireplace with bressummer beam. Double casement doors lead to a large, dual aspect family room with an original ceiling timber. To the rear of the cottage there is a large kitchen/breakfast room with double doors to the garden, beams, downlighters and a ceramic tiled floor. It features black polished granite work surfaces, a butler’s sink and a comprehensive range of units including 2 glass-fronted china cabinets. Appliances include a Rosiéres range cooker and module (with 2 ovens, 4-burner hob and griddle), Rangemaster extractor unit over, integrated dishwasher, and larder fridge and freezer.
A straight staircase leads to a long landing with an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. The principal bedroom has a dual aspect and an en suite wet room. Bedroom 2 has a dual aspect and exposed ceiling beams, and bedroom 3 has a comprehensive range of fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 4 is a small double or large single room with an exposed ceiling timber and a built-in wardrobe.
A paviour and stone driveway and a 5-bar gate lead to a large detached garage built 4 years ago by the current owners, with matching rendered elevations under a ridged slate roof. There is parking for at least 3 vehicles.
The most attractive front garden features laurels, roses, holly and honeysuckle. There is a pedestrian access with a lychgate and a brick pathway. An arbour leads to a side garden area with 2 lawns, a central brick pathway, well stocked shrub beds and a thatched brick-lined well.
The rear garden is an outstanding feature, offering complete privacy, being exposed by high mixed hedges and close boarded timber fencing. The large, flat, lawn is interspersed with stunning borders including fuchsias, roses, hydrangeas, acer, ferns, and trees including blue cedar, apple and conifer. There is a very well presented detached timber cabin ideal for use as a studio or office. The garden also includes a rockery, a shed and a compost area.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed up Rowlands Hill, passing Colehill cricket ground on the left, and along Wimborne Road. At the staggered crossroads opposite the Co-op store, proceed across into Lonnen Road. Just past the left hand turning to Little Lonnen, Dene Cottage can be found on the left hand side.
EPC RATING: Band D