Built in the 1960s and occupied by the present owners since 2010, Amberley is now presented in truly pristine condition throughout, with most attractive gardens, and potential to create a large, self-contained ground floor annexe ideal as a home office or dependent relative’s suite.
The property is set in a quiet country lane leading up to Chalbury Hill which is renowned for its charming 13th century church. There is a village shop/post office at Furzehill, and Wimborne is easily accessible by road, as are the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth and the city of Salisbury, all of which have mainline railway stations. First Schools are available in nearby Gaunts Common and Witchampton, and the wider area is well served with state and independent schools including St Michael’s, Queen Elizabeth’s, Dumpton and Canford.
Traditionally built, with brick and render elevations under a concrete tiled roof (with a large dormer to the front), the house is connected to mains water and electricity and has septic tank drainage, oil fired central heating, UPVC double glazing, and feature bamboo flooring to the principal ground floor rooms.
Amberley will appeal to purchasers seeking a spacious country home with a particularly large ground floor footprint (offering potential to create a substantial annexe), and outstanding views to the rear. Both house and gardens are impeccably presented.
A covered entrance way with a stone floor leads to an open plan reception/dining hall with useful under stairs storage space and space for a table and 8 chairs. There is a shower room with corner shower, vanity unit, inset wash basin and WC, and ceramic tiled floor.
Double doors and a step down lead to a magnificent living room with a vaulted ceiling, an open fireplace (with inset wood burning stove), and sliding doors to the front garden.
At the centre of the ground floor there is a superb, dual aspect kitchen/breakfast/family room with UPVC double glazed sliding doors to a rear entertaining terrace, and a superb outlook. Installed in 2019, the impressive kitchen features silestone and granite worktops, 5-person breakfast bar, under-bowl sink (with mixer tap), and a comprehensive range of contemporary high gloss units comprising base and wall units, retractable shelf and larder units, drawers and dresser. There is LED worktop and skirting lighting, and a plinth kick heater. There are Neff combination ovens (fan, conventional and steam), with slide & hide door, microwave unit and warming drawer. A wide Neff touch-control induction hob is complemented by a feature Elica celestial extractor unit/light, and there is an integrated dishwasher, a wine cooler and rack, and space for an American style fridge-freezer. The family area has a feature low level fire, and space for a sofa.
Bedroom 4 is a spacious double room overlooking the rear garden.
From the kitchen/family room, a door leads to a spacious utility room with worktop, stainless steel sink, base and wall cupboards, space for American style fridge-freezer, 2 broom/hoover cupboards, blanket cupboard, and door to a rear UPVC porch (with coat hanging area and door to outside.)
A door from the utility room leads to a large workshop with ledged-and-braced timber doors to outside. There is a large, dual aspect office/study with a door to the front of the house. Agents’ note: The utility room, workshop and office could be converted into a spacious, self-contained annexe.
From the hall, a straight staircase leads to a large, L-shaped first floor landing with a superb view over farmland towards Horton and Cranborne.
The superb, dual aspect principal bedroom has outstanding views, an excellent range of wardrobes, shelves, bedside cabinets and chests of drawers, and an en suite bath/shower room (with shower cubicle, modern twin-ended bath, vanity worktop, wash basin, concealed cistern WC, fitted wall mirror and pelmet, wall cabinets, and linen storage space.
Bedroom 2 is a spacious double room with wardrobe recess and built-in cupboard, and bedroom 3, also a double, has built-in wardrobes. There is a family bathroom (with shower bath, wash basin and WC.)
The property is approached via a 5-bar gate on brick piers which leads to a large stone driveway with parking and turning space for at least 5 vehicles, and a large double carport.
The front garden is screened from the road by high laurel and mixed hedges, and features a large, flat lawn interspersed with specimen trees. Paved terracing and pathways wrap round the front of the house and there are 2 established acers.
Ledged-and-braced gates lead to a second driveway providing space for a boat, caravan or motorhome. There is a pergola with grapevine, and an entertaining/barbecue area.
The smaller rear garden is well stocked, and screened from the adjacent farmland by a photinia hedge. There is a well maintained L-shaped lawn, a wide range of shrubs, raised beds, timber shed/workshop, sun terrace, deck, and Indian sandstone terracing with steps down with feature inset lighting and pathways across the width of the house.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne, turning right at Furzehill. Proceed past Tthe Stocks Inn on the left. At Pig Oak, turn left into Petersham Lane, signposted to Gaunts Common. Continue past St James First School on the right, and through Gaunts Common. Proceed ahead at the crossroads and on to Chalbury. Take the first turning left, signposted to Chalbury Church and Didlington, and, after a short distance, Amberley can be found on the right hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band F
EPC RATING: Band E