Built to a high standard of specification in 1989 by a local builder for his own occupation, the property has been refurbished in recent years, and is well maintained. It benefits from oil fired central heating, UPVC double glazing, cavity wall insulation, and private gardens adjoining the Ashington Cutting Trail.
Nearby bridleways and footpaths give access to heathland and open countryside, providing scenic walks. A wide range of shops and other amenities are available in Wimborne and Broadstone, and the area is well served by state schools including Corfe Hills, Queen Elizabeth’s and the boys’ and girls’ grammar schools, and independent schools including Dumpton, Castle Court and Canford. There is easy access by road to the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo.
A covered entrance way and front door lead to the reception hall which has LVT flooring, a plaster cornice ceiling, a central arch, an under stairs cupboard and a cloakroom. Double doors lead to the dual aspect lounge which has a central fireplace, and French doors to a private courtyard.
There is a spacious separate dining room with a decorative fireplace, a built-in wall unit and French doors to the rear garden. An open archway leads to a large conservatory with views over the garden, porcelain tiled floor, electric under floor heating and doors to the garden.
A second archway in turn leads to a large kitchen/breakfast room which features an excellent range of contemporary units, Corian work surfaces, integrated dishwasher, electric induction hob, extractor hood, Siemens electric double oven, microwave and full height larder fridge. The utility room (with fitted storage units to match the kitchen) has space and plumbing for washing machine, space for freezer, laundry cupboard with space for tumble dryer, and rear door to the garden.
There is a study fitted with an excellent range of Lamco units including a desk, with a personal door to the garage.
A staircase with turned spindles leads to the first floor landing which has a double door airing cupboard, and access, via a retractable ladder, to the loft space.
The principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes, a walk-in closet and a fully tiled en suite shower room, and bedroom 2 is an attractive guest room with fitted wardrobes and an en suite bath/shower room. Bedrooms 3 and 4 have fitted wardrobes, and there is a family bath/shower room with fully tiled walls.
A wide driveway provides ample off road parking and leads to an integral double garage with 2 up-and-over doors, pitched roof (providing eaves storage space), oil fired central heating boiler, lighting and power points.
The open plan front gardens are landscaped and predominantly lawned, with flower and shrub borders. Gates at either side of the house provide access to a private, paved rear courtyard with exterior water tap and barbecue area. The nicely enclosed rear garden affords a large degree of privacy and adjoins the trailway. It features lower and upper lawns, and well stocked, wide shrub beds.
The private development is managed by a Residents’ Association covering the private road, communal landscaped areas, and the private drainage system, at a cost of £400 per annum.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed south along Poole Road, over Canford Bridge and up Oakley Hill. Continue past the Willett Arms, and, at the roundabout, take the first exit into Gravel Hill. Take the first turning on the right into Merley Park Road and proceed for about a mile, passing Ashington Lane on the right. Take the next turning on the right into Ashington Gardens. Proceed through the brick pillared entrance way, and number 8 is the first property on the right.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G
EPC RATING: Band D