Saint Simon’s Cottage is a delightful 3 bedroom detached period thatched cottage, situated in the idyllic hamlet of Lower Rowe, only a few hundred yards outside the national park of Holt Heath, approximately 3.5 miles from Wimborne town centre. We believe the cottage dates back to the 17th century and it has been particularly well maintained by the present owner, who has been in occupation for over 30 years.
THE COTTAGE STANDS WELL BACK FROM THE VILLAGE ROAD AND IS SET IN DELIGHTFUL COTTAGE GARDENS OF ABOUT 0.5 OF AN ACRE. THERE ARE OUTSTANDING VIEWS ON ALL SIDES, BUT PARTICULARLY TO THE REAR OVER ADJACENT FARMLAND.
Traditionally built, the cottage is constructed of cob with lime rendered colour washed walls, under a thatched ridge roof of combed wheat-reed with a brick chimney. The cottage is connected to mains electricity and water. There is no mains gas or drainage available. There is an oil fired heating system and the windows are UPVC double glazed units (apart from two).
Saint Simon’s Cottage is a unique opportunity to acquire a charming cottage in a superb garden, that is neither listed or in a conservation area, and therefore has great potential to extend the existing accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.
The neighbouring villages of Holt, Gaunts Common and Horton are close by and Wimborne town centre offers an excellent range of amenities. The major east Dorset towns of Poole and Bournemouth are about a 30 minute drive, and there is easy access to Ringwood, the A31 and the M27.
Enclosed entrance porch. Large sitting room with a feature briquette fireplace with bressummer beam, bench seat, feature canopy, exposed ceiling beams and timber, and a small alcove, presently used as a workstation. The sitting room has an attractive triple aspect over the gardens. Separate dining room with exposed timber ceilings and a slate fireplace and timber surround. A half glazed door and steps down lead to the lower hall. Ground floor shower room with a fully tiled shower area, pedestal basin and WC. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of modern units with post formed working surfaces, base cupboards, drawers, and matching wall cabinets. Oil fired Aga and floor standing oil boiler. Space for cooker and white goods. The kitchen has a delightful view over the garden and farmland beyond. From the inner hallway, a door leads to the rear porch where there is a door to the garden.
From the sitting room, a dogleg staircase leads to the long first floor landing with a window overlooking the rear aspect and an airing cupboard. Step down to bedroom one which is a very large bedroom with a good ceiling height, excellent range of wardrobe cupboards, and triple aspect windows overlooking the gardens and surrounding farmland providing superb views. Bedroom two is a good size double bedroom with exposed ceiling beams and double aspect windows. Bedroom three is a good size double bedroom with a beamed ceiling and window overlooking the front garden. The bathroom has a three-piece suite and a ceiling beam.
Outside, there is a large detached double garage and workshop. The garage has two metal up-and-over doors, personal door, and a tiled canopy.
Saint Simon’s Cottage is approached from the highway by a grass strip, 5-bar gate, and space for at least 2 vehicles.
The gardens are an outstanding feature of the cottage with the majority of the garden lying to the front of the cottage. The gardens are on two levels and are enclosed by close boarded fencing and mixed hedgerows. Two large well maintained lawns separated by raised brick and stone flower beds that includes a large selection of spring and summer flowers. Timber arbour with a climbing rose. A brick pathway runs down the middle of the garden. The borders to the east side are also well stocked. A pedestrian gate leads to the highway. Nearer to the cottage, there is a raised brick lined well with canopy. Behind the garage, there is a greenhouse. Access can be gained on both sides of the cottage, the east side has an established lawn with a brick pathway and an apple tree on the rear boundary. The rear garden is almost completely laid to lawn. The west side has a brick terrace and grass bank.
THE GARDENS ARE AN OUTSTANDING FEATURE
Directions: From Wimborne, proceed north on the Wimborne to Cranborne B3078 and turn right at Furzehill. Pass through Furzehill village and continue into the village of Holt. The Old Inn pub is on the right hand side. Proceed down the hill and take the next turning on the right. Go past Bowers Farm on the right hand side, over the bridge, and up the hill. Go over the cattle grid and take the first turning on the left hand side. Go down the hill, over the cattle grid and round the left hand bend. Saint Simon’s Cottage can be found on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: Band G
EPC RATING: Band E
VIEWING: By prior arrangement through Christopher Batten