Crossways stands on a superb, beautifully landscaped corner site extending to just under half an acre. This imposing character home was traditionally constructed circa 1910, with attractive elevations of colour-washed render and facing brickwork, an impressive corner bay, a feature porch, 2 high gables and a prominent dormer, all under a plain tiled roof with 2 tall brick chimneys. It is connected to all mains services and has gas central heating, double glazing, security alarm system and built-in wardrobes to 3 bedrooms.
The property retains much of its original charm, and features include 3 reception rooms, original cast iron fireplaces, picture rails and cornicing. The superb kitchen/family area is contemporary in design and features bifold doors to the garden. The 7 bedrooms are all doubles, and there are 3 bathrooms.
Broadstone offers a good range of local shops, a leisure centre and an 18-hole championship golf course. The market town of Wimborne Minster and the major coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth are within a few minutes’ drive, and there is excellent access to both state and independent schools including Canford, Corfe Hills and the boys’ and girls’ grammar schools.
A feature front door with leaded glass panels leads to a long reception hall with 2 storage cupboards, an under stairs coat cupboard, and a cloakroom with a contemporary suite.
The drawing room has an attractive bay window looking onto the front garden. The dining room has a cast iron fireplace with an ornate moulder plaster surround and an angled bay window to the front. The morning room has a cast iron fireplace and a wide bay window overlooking the drive.
The superb, westerly facing kitchen/family room features a high gloss Porcelanosa tiled floor, a range of LED lighting, bifold doors to the garden, an excellent range of quartz work surfaces, a large island unit with a 1.5 bowl sink, a comprehensive range of base and wall units, Leisure range cooker (with 5-burner hob, grill, oven, warming drawer and glass splashplate), extractor unit and integrated dishwasher. There are doors to the garage and to outside.
From the hall, a straight staircase leads to a split level first floor landing.
The impressive master bedroom has an angled corner bay, a cast iron Victorian fireplace and an en suite bath/shower room (with double-ended bath, suspended wash basin, WC with concealed cistern, large double shower with fixed glass screen, ceramic tiled floor and part tiled walls).
The first floor offers 3 further double bedrooms and an impressive family bathroom (with wide modern bath, suspended wash basin, WC with concealed cistern, double shower with fixed glass screen, ceramic tiled floor and mainly tiled walls).
The second floor landing gives access to 3 further double bedrooms and a bathroom (with shower bath, suspended wash basin, WC, ceramic tiled floor and part tiled walls).
Crossways is approached through 2 pairs of electric arched wrought iron gates set on brick piers which lead to a large gravelled courtyard and turning area. There is an attached garage with electric door, personal door, lighting and power, and space to park numerous vehicles/boats/caravans.
The gardens are an outstanding feature, being enclosed by laurel hedges and fencing, with exterior lighting. To the south-east side of the house there is an established beech tree and a lawn. The main garden area, to the south side of the house, has a large lawn, a bank planted with box hedges and other plants, and birch and holly trees.
A wide terrace runs across the front of the house and leads to a further entertaining area. A further lawn is enclosed by oak and pine trees and rhododendrons. There is a woodland area with established trees including fir and pine. Behind the garage there is a shingle terrace for storage of bins etc.
DIRECTIONS: From the roundabout at the junction of Gravel Hill and Dunyeats Road, turn into Dunyeats Road, signposted to Broadstone. Proceed down the hill and turn right into Lower Golf Links Road. Take the first turning on the right into Moor Road and, at the T-junction, turn left into a former entrance to Moor Road (with bollards bordering Lower Golf Links Road.) The driveway to Crossways is the last entrance before the bollards.
EPC RATING: Band D