One of only 2 similar homes built circa 1994 by a well known local builder, in a Victorian style, the cottage has facing mellow brick elevations, stone mullions and sills, a feature gabled porch, and a high roof of small plain clay tiles (with a tall brick chimney.) It is connected to all mains services and presented in excellent decorative order throughout, with gas central heating, double glazed windows and security system.
Tucked away off a long gravel driveway, 5 Sancroft Cottages enjoys easy access by road to the nearby coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo. The market town of Wimborne Minster offers a wide range of retail, leisure and educational facilities.
The property has many outstanding features, including a superb kitchen/dining room with access to the garden.
A large entrance porch (with a Victorian style ceramic tiled floor, a cast iron Victorian radiator, and a high gabled ceiling with an oak beam) leads to a long entrance hall with under stairs cupboard, and a ground floor cloakroom.
There is a well proportioned living room which has a wrought iron and tiled fireplace with an inset gas fire and a Class 1 open chimney (not presently lined.)
The attractive kitchen/dining room has a pair of casement doors giving an attractive outlook over the rear garden, a feature Travertine style floor, polished granite work surfaces with upstands, and a 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink. There is an excellent range of traditional framed units comprising base cupboards, drawers, wall cabinets and a 2-door larder cupboard with racking. The appliances comprise a Bosch fan oven, 4-plate touch-control hob, extractor, integrated larder fridge and drawer freezer, wine cooler, integrated microwave unit, and integrated dishwasher and washing machine.
From the hall, stairs lead to the L-shaped first floor landing which has loft access (boarded with light) and airing cupboard. Bedroom 1, to the front, has a range of fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room with corner shower cubicle, vanity wash basin, WC and towel radiator. Bedroom 2 is a spacious double room with a range of fitted wardrobes, and bedroom 3 has a built-in storage cupboard.
The well presented family bathroom has a shower bath, a vanity wash basin, a WC and a towel radiator.
Outside, the cottage benefits from a single garage (with ledged-and-braced doors), and a shingle driveway providing parking for 2 or 3 vehicles. There is visitor parking and a courtyard vehicle turning area. The driveway is private for residents and their visitors and is illuminated by Victorian lamp posts and wall lights. The front garden has been landscaped for ease of maintenance with a limestone terrace. It is adjacent to one of the high walls of the former floral farm at Canford School, and features a raised stone flower and shrub bed, and an established wisteria.
The superb rear garden is enclosed by substantial brick walling and fencing, and has an attractive limestone terrace, a raised grassed area, well stocked flower borders, high trellising with jasmine, and a range of attractive planting. Exterior water tap and power points.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed south along Poole Road, over Canford Bridge and up Oakley Hill. Just before the Willett Arms, turn left into Oakley Lane and follow the road into the village of Canford Magna. Proceed round a sharp right hand bend, with the main entrance to Canford School on the left, and, after a short distance, Sancroft House can be found on the right hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band E EPC RATING: Band D