Traditionally built in the 1950s and extended in the 1980s, the house has facing brick and rendered elevations with a tiled canopy, and a hipped plain tiled roof (with a tall brick chimney.) Connected to all mains services, the house has gas central heating and UPVC double glazed windows, and has been modernised and decorated to a high standard throughout. Particular features include an attractive garden, which is slightly elevated to the rear, offering privacy and a fine open outlook, and a superb conservatory.
Ivy Road is a popular residential location in the old part of Merley. Wimborne offers an excellent range of amenities including a theatre/cinema, a Waitrose store, and schools for all ages, whilst Merley has its own First School, local shops and health practice. The coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are within about 20 minutes’ drive.
An enclosed entrance porch with a tiled floor and an oak front door (with a double glazed panel) leads to a long reception hallway with a ceramic tiled floor. There is a ground floor cloakroom.
The lounge features a brick open fireplace with side displays, and an attractive bay window overlooking the front garden. An archway leads to the dining room which has quality flooring and a walkway and step up to a raised platform with double glazed doors to outside.
The split level kitchen/dining room features modern work surfaces, a range of units including glazed display cabinets, inset sink, concealed worktop lighting, ceramic tiled floor, fitted gas cooker (with 4-burner gas hob and double oven), split level fan oven, and space for microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. A step up leads to the dining area which has a pair of casement doors (with side screens) to the rear garden, and further double doors to the superb conservatory, which has a lovely view over the rear garden and farmland beyond, a high gabled glass roof and a casement door to outside.
From the hallway, a staircase with oak spindles leads to the first floor landing which has loft access and 2 built-in blanket cupboards, one of which houses a Vaillant wall mounted gas fired condensing boiler.
There are 3 spacious double bedrooms and a single. Bedroom 1 has a superb view over the rear garden and farmland beyond, and an en suite shower room comprising corner shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom 2 has an excellent range of high gloss wardrobes and shelving (fitted by Hammonds.)
Bedroom 3 has 3 full height built-in wardrobes (fitted by Sharps) and a superb view over the rear garden and farmland beyond. Bedroom 4 has a built-in double wardrobes, and there is a spacious family bathroom with bath, wash basin (with cupboard under), WC, fully tiled walls and quality flooring.
Outside, a wide driveway provides parking for at least 3 vehicles and leads to a large carport. Agents’ Note: The former single garage has been partitioned to create a store (with up-and-over door) and a spacious utility/gym, with a pair of UPVC double glazed doors leading to a workshop with a door to the rear garden. The partition could be removed to reinstate the garage.
The front garden is enclosed by a low brick wall and close boarded fencing. There is a corner shingle feature with conifers and shrubs including viburnum and Mexican orange, and a pebble feature with a crab apple tree.
The rear garden is a particular feature of the property and extends to about 85’ in length. It is enclosed by substantial close boarded fencing and has a large, flat lawn, paved terracing, an impressive timber sun deck across the width of the house, a chalet, a small summerhouse, a rose bed, a shingle terrace and a superb view over open farmland.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed south along Poole Road, over Canford Bridge and up Oakley Hill. At the roundabout, take the first exit, and then take the second turning on the right into Ivy Road.
COUNCIL TAX: Band E
EPC RATING: Band D