Built in 1929 as the lodge house to Copper Beech House, the property has been updated and restored over the last 6 years to a particularly high standard, in keeping with its Edwardian character. It is connected to all mains services, and has gas central heating (with combination boiler), UPVC double glazed windows and doors, and quality floor coverings throughout. Accessed off a private driveway, with ample off road parking, and situated close to the village church, primary school, farm shop/café/bar and the North Dorset Trailway, the property enjoys easy road access to the market towns of Blandford and Wimborne, the county town of Dorchester and the coastal town of Poole, all of which offer a wide range of amenities.
A double arched open-fronted entrance porch with a quarry tiled floor leads to an entrance hall with Karndean flooring and a coat hanging area. There is a utility room (with butler's sink) which has a door to outside and leads to a cloakroom. The dual aspect sitting room has an attractive bay window, a picture rail and a feature cast iron fireplace. A special feature of the house is the outstanding kitchen/dining/family area with high glass roof lantern, casement doors to the garden, Travertine floor tiles and gas under floor heating. The beautifully appointed Neptune kitchen has framed units (with cup handles), curved Carrara marble work surfaces, Rangemaster range cooker with feature mantel, integrated extractor unit and light, and larder with integrated fridge and drawer freezer, dishwasher and wine cooler. There is space for table and chairs, and the family area has a brick open fireplace with stone hearth, oak mantel and adjacent dresser cabinets.
The landing has loft access. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are spacious doubles with cast iron fireplaces, and bedroom 3 has a corner cupboard. The well presented bathroom has a double-ended steel bath with shower above, wash basin, WC and Karndean flooring.
Ledged-and-braced double gates lead to a parking space at the side of the house, and brick piers lead to a gravelled driveway providing parking for 4 vehicles. The front garden is enclosed by a high laurel hedge and a high capped brick wall. The well presented rear garden is enclosed by timber fencing and a high capped brick wall. It has a lawn, planted sleeper borders, an Indian sandstone entertaining terrace and pathways, exterior lighting and an attached brick outbuilding with concrete floor, lighting and power. wrought iron double gates lead back to the front driveway.
Directions: From Pye Corner in Wimborne, proceed along Julians Road to the Lake Gates roundabout at the junction with the A31. Take the third exit, signposted to Dorchester. At the Roundhouse roundabout, take the third exit, onto the A350 towards Blandford. Proceed through Sturminster Marshall and on to Spetisbury. Proceed though the village, and Copper Beech Lodge can be found on the left hand side before reaching the church and primary school.
Council Tax Band: D
EPC Rating: E
Viewing: By prior arrangement through CHRISTOPHER BATTEN