A delightful 5 double bedroom detached 19th century thatched cottage in superb gardens, set back from the road off a long gravel driveway, for sale with NO FORWARD CHAIN.
Steeped in history, and sold by Lord Wimborne’s Estate in 1924, the cottage has good ceiling heights throughout and boasts 5 double bedrooms, 3 of which have en suite facilities, and 4 characterful reception rooms. The site extends to just under 0.7 of an acre.
The original cottage is of cob, and the 2 extensions, added in the 1970s and 1980s, are of rendered cavity blockwork. The water reed thatched roof has been maintained by John Pickett of Colehill, and the ridges were replaced in 2018 and 2019. The property is connected to mains electricity, gas, water and drainage, and has gas central heating throughout. A detached double garage was built in 1980.
Local shops are available in Ferndown and Colehill, whilst the market town of Wimborne Minster is within 10 minutes’ drive. The larger coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are easily accessible.
A thatched entrance way leads to a small entrance hall. The dual aspect sitting room has exposed ceiling beams and wall timbers, a superb brick inglenook fireplace with adjacent bread oven, and a further ornamental brick fireplace (presently sealed).
There is a separate breakfast room with a large under stairs cupboard, and a partly tiled cloakroom with dado panelling.
The spacious kitchen has work surfaces, stainless steel sink, comprehensive range of units, quarry tiled floor, exposed ceiling timbers, stable door to outside, full height broom cupboard, free standing gas cooker, space for fridge-freezer, and wall mounted gas boiler.
There is a light, dual aspect dining room with double doors and a window overlooking the rear garden, exposed brick wall with raised brick hearth, exposed ceiling timbers and brick pier.
The study has windows overlooking both the front and rear gardens.
On the first floor, there is a large, L-shaped landing. The triple aspect principal bedroom has built-in wardrobes and a large en suite bathroom, and bedroom 2 is a spacious dual aspect double with built-in wardrobes and an en suite shower.
Bedroom 3 has a dual aspect and 2 built-in cupboards, and bedroom 4 has loft access. Bedroom 5 is a smaller double with an en suite shower. There is also a family bathroom with bath, wash basin and WC, and an adjacent cloakroom with cupboard housing the water tank.
A 5-bar gate leads to a long gravel driveway and courtyard, where there is a detached double garage. The front garden is enclosed by a planted Purbeck stone wall, and has a large lawn interspersed with trees and shrubs including magnolia, maple, camellia and rhododendron.
The side garden backs onto a private woodland and has a large, flat lawn, an established Indian bean tree, beech hedges, beds planted with grasses, a wealth of hydrangeas, firs and conifers, and a large garden chalet. There is a large vegetable garden area with a eucalyptus tree and 3 beehives.
The superb rear garden has a large, well maintained, square lawn and a mature apple tree. It is enclosed by rhododendrons and trees including oak and holly. There is a rose arbour near the house, and camellia and rose beds. Paved terraces and pathways surround the cottage.
DIRECTIONS: From the Canford Bottom gyratory, proceed towards Ferndown on Wimborne Road West. Just before reaching the entrance to Wyevale Nurseries on the left, the gravel drive to Peartree Cottage can be seen on the right hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G
EPC RATING: Band D