Price Guide: £750,000-£800,000 Freehold
Bumble Cottage is a most unusual opportunity to purchase 3/4 bedroom detached older style family home set on a large, slightly elevated, corner garden plot, in a quiet unmade lane within a few moments’ walk of the trailway to Broadstone, just over 1 mile from Wimborne town centre.
IN ADDITION, THERE IS A LARGE DETACHED ANNEXE/STUDIO EXTENDING TO ABOUT 900 SQUARE FEET, WHICH IS IN NEED OF COMPLETION.
Edwardian in origin (built in about 1910), the house has immense charm, and, over the last 7 years, it has been subject to a programme of alteration and extension to provide spacious accommodation, and has had a new slate roof. The ongoing refurbishment offers scope for further improvement.
Corfe Mullen provides shops, a health practice, schools for all age groups (including Corfe Hills), and bus services to Wimborne, which offers a wide range of amenities, and the coastal town of Poole which has a mainline rail link to London Waterloo.
There is replacement UPVC double glazing, and a large, newly constructed detached garage. Character features include stripped pine panelled doors (some of which have leaded stained glass features), 2 log burners, and exposed timber floorboards. A rear sun balcony off the master bedroom looks onto the rear garden.
The delightful, private gardens include a detached barn style outbuilding which has recently been extended, and offers potential, subject to the necessary planning permission, for conversion into an annexe, home office or gym.
A high gabled thatched entrance porch and front door lead to a long galleried reception hall. A ledged door and steps lead down to a dual aspect lounge featuring fireplace with decorative over-mantel, inset log burner, double glazed French doors to a rear loggia.
From the reception hall, an archway leads to a central hallway with under stairs bookshelves. There is a sitting room with a log burner, exposed floorboards, and French doors to the rear garden, and a separate dining room.
The large kitchen/breakfast room has units, worktops, built-in larder fridge, space for cooker, sitting area with decorative fireplace, and door to a lean-to side conservatory with a copper slate floor, and a door to the rear garden.
There is a utility room with Vaillant gas central heating boiler, Belfast sink, space and plumbing for washing machine, stable door to the rear garden, and door to a cloakroom with WC and wash basin.
From the central hallway, stairs lead to the galleried first floor landing which has loft access. The principal bedroom suite comprises a triple aspect bedroom (with exposed floorboards, cast iron fireplace, and French doors to a sun balcony overlooking the rear garden), a large dressing room and an additional room (with airing cupboard) which has scope to form an en suite.
Bedroom 2 is a spacious double, and bedroom 3 has fitted wardrobes and a dressing table. The fully tiled family bathroom has WC, wash basin, and bath with shower and screen over.
5-bar double gates lead to a driveway and a large, recently built detached garage with pitched roof, timber swing doors, lighting, power points, and personal door to the rear garden. An additional driveway provides ample off road parking, and a pedestrian gate leads to the front door. The front garden, which requires landscaping, is nicely screened from the road by an established hedge.
Access at either side of the house leads to the rear garden which has a courtyard area adjacent to the house, with access to a large barn style single storey outbuilding which has been extended and has a Certificate of Lawfulness. There is a garden area to the rear.
A wrought iron gate leads to the main, private rear garden which is lawned, with a fountain, a covered loggia/seating area and well stocked shrub beds.
DIRECTIONS: Proceed out of Wimborne along Julians Road to the Lake Gates roundabout at the junction with the A31. Take the second exit into Wimborne Road and proceed up the hill passing The Lambs Green Inn on the left. Just before the barber shop, turn left into Pine Road. At the top of the road, turn left, and Bumble Cottage can be found on the right hand side before reaching the old railway bridge.
COUNCIL TAX: Band E
EPC RATING: Band D