Leigh Lane and The Vineries is a quiet backwater of Wimborne, tucked away from busy roads and the property has outstanding views over the adjacent farmland and beyond.
THE PROPERTY HAS THE ADDED BENEFIT OF HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO RENT, UNDER LICENCE, AN ADDITIONAL 7 ACRES OF FLAT PADDOCK IN THE GREENBELT, WHICH IS ENJOYS A LARGE FRONTAGE TO LEIGH LANE AND HAS A SEPARATE GATED ENTRANCE OFF LEIGH LANE.
The property was built as a small 3 bedroom chalet in 1966 but has been substantially extended by the present owners on four separate occasions since 1999. The present owners purchased the property in 1998 and during their time, they have carried out a programme of modernisation, refurbishment and updating. The property is now presented in excellent decorative order throughout. There is great potential to extend the accommodation in many different ways, subject to the necessary planning consents and approvals.
There are many outstanding features. On the ground floor, there is a superb kitchen/family/living area with three sets of bi-fold doors leading to the terrace and gardens. There are four bathrooms, en suite to four double bedrooms. Outside, there is a LARGE TRIPLE GARAGE BLOCK, built in 2009 and this could easily be converted into a SELF-CONTAINED ANNEXE OR STUDIO (subject to the necessary approval). The gardens have a mainly south/south-east aspect.
THE PROPERTY STANDS ON A MAGNIFICENT SITE OF APPROXIMATELY 1 ACRE and the outbuildings include two stables, workshop, large tractor store and some pigsties/storage amenities within the grounds. The gardens have been particularly well maintained, laid to grass with a planted young orchard. There is parking on a gravelled courtyard for numerous vehicles, boats, trailers, or boxes.
Wimborne is 5 minutes away by car and provides an excellent range of facilities and the major east Dorset towns of Poole and Bournemouth are within about 20 minutes, both with mainline railway links to London Waterloo.
A paved step leads to a UPVC double glazed door leads to the entrance hall with stairs to the first floor, useful understairs storage space and cupboard. The main living room is a lovely, light, double aspect room overlooking the gardens and farmland beyond and has a feature brick fireplace with tiled hearth and an inset multi-fuel stove.
A pair of oak, glazed, double casement doors lead to the magnificent kitchen/family/dining room. This room is again double aspect with three pairs of powder-coated aluminium double glazed bi-fold doors leading to the terrace and gardens. The kitchen area has an excellent range of modern working surfaces with inset sink unit with mixer tap, comprehensive range of base cupboards, drawers, and a large walk-in larder/food storage cupboard. In addition, there is a peninsular unit incorporating a breakfast bar with seating for at least 4 people. Space for a range cooker, integrated dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer and space for table and chairs if required. Twin archways lead to the dining area with a superb outlook over the gardens and farmland. The dining area has a vaulted ceiling and there are three tall radiators throughout the whole area. Door to laundry/boot room with worktop, full height four door cupboards, space for washing machine, tiled floor, and door to outside. Door to fully tiled shower room with enclosed shower, pedestal basin and WC.
Ground floor bedroom three, is a good size room overlooking the front courtyard, with a ceramic tiled floor and door to en suite shower room. The en suite is fully tiled and is fitted with a single shower cubicle with electric shower, basin, and WC. Ground floor bedroom four has a ceramic tiled floor and there is a ‘Jack and Jill’ arrangement to the shower room of bedroom three and the laundry/boot room.
From the reception hall, a straight staircase leads to the first floor landing/study area where there is ample space for a workstation and an airing cupboard.
Bedroom one is a large double bedroom with a superb view over the gardens and farmland. En suite bathroom/shower room with modern bath, pedestal basin, low level WC and corner shower cubicle with chrome shower and hand spray shower attachment.
Bedroom two is a large double bedroom with built-in double wardrobe cupboards. En suite shower room with a large double shower, hand spray shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, and quality flooring.
The property is approached from Leigh Lane via a 5-bar farmstyle gate to a gravelled courtyard. Large, detached triple garage and adjacent workshop with one triple and one single electric up-and-over door, lighting, and power. The front garden is enclosed by mixed hedgerow and planted borders.
The property sits on a slightly elevated site and has the benefit of outstanding feature gardens. There is a large ‘L’ shaped well maintained lawn, enclosed by hedgerows, post and rail fencing and close boarded fencing. The grounds are flat and there are some young, planted fruit trees which will become an orchard with two mature apple trees. Paved pathways and terracing surround the property and a flight of wide steps lead down to a lower entertaining terrace. Sitting area. Stone terrace with pergola with honeysuckle, grapevine, and clematis. Olive tree.
To the side of the property, there is an aluminium framed greenhouse on a shingle terrace and garden shed.
The whole area offers a high degree of privacy.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed east along Leigh Road. As you leave the town, turn left into Northleigh Lane and proceed over the old metal railway bridge. Turn right into Leigh Lane and proceed past the left hand turning to The Vineries. On the right hand bend, the property can be found on the right hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Currently Band E
EPC RATING: Band C