The property is set in a delightful hamlet, with the charming 14th century church close by. Local amenities include a post office/shop at Furzehill, and First Schools at Gaunts Common and Witchampton, and the wider area is well served by state and independent schools including St Michaels, Queen Elizabeth’s, Dumpton and Canford. There is good access by road to the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, and the city of Salisbury, all of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo.
Well presented throughout, the house has flexible accommodation extending to over 3000ft² and benefits from oil fired central heating, UPVC double glazing, ample off road parking, a double garage, outbuildings including a stable block, and adjacent paddocks to the rear.
The central reception hall leads to a large, L-shaped sitting room which has a brick fireplace with a wood burning stove, and patio doors to a covered seating area. From the hall, double doors lead to a small sun room with French doors to the rear garden terrace. There is a study to the front which is fitted with shelving and storage cupboards, and a spacious dining room with wood burning stove.
The superb, dual aspect, 23’ kitchen/breakfast room has a ceramic tiled floor and is fitted with an extensive range of maple-fronted units, a Belfast sink and a large island. Integrated appliances include fridge-freezer, dishwasher, range cooker and extractor. Double doors lead out to the rear garden, and a further door leads to a side porch with access to the front. A utility room houses the oil fired central heating boiler, and has space and plumbing for washing machine, and space for tumble dryer.
From the hall, stairs lead to the large first floor landing which has a door to a raised sun room/observatory with outstanding views across Cranborne Chase.
The magnificent, 23’ principal bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling, and patio doors to a rear sun balcony (with timber balustrade.) The en suite shower room has a walk-in shower, wash basin, WC, Velux window, towel radiator, and deep storage cupboard.
Bedroom 2 has a range of mirrored wardrobes, and access to a ‘jack and jill’ cloakroom (with WC and wash basin) connecting with bedroom 3, which again has mirrored wardrobes. Bedroom 4 has built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom has bath (with shower and screen over), wash basin and WC.
The front garden is nicely screened from the road and has a large lawn, flower and shrub borders, and a gravelled driveway providing ample off road parking. High timber gates provide privacy and access to the side of the property where there is a timber wood store, a stable block (with tack room, 2 loose boxes, lighting, power and its own security alarm.)
There is a double garage with up-and-over doors, power, lighting, and pitched roof providing ample eaves storage. To the rear of the garage there is a hay barn and a further wood store.
The formal garden features a raised terrace with al fresco dining area, a lawn interspersed with a variety of fruit trees, a large timber shed and a greenhouse. There is a gated access to the paddocks which adjoin open countryside and have a field shelter.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne, turning right at Furzehill. Proceed past The Stocks Inn, and turn left at Pig Oak into Petersham Lane, signposted to Gaunts Common. Continue past St James First School on the right, and through Gaunts Common. Continue ahead at the crossroads and on to Chalbury. Take the first turning left, signposted to Chalbury Church and Didlington. After a short distance, Chalbury Lodge can be found on the right hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G
EPC RATING: Band E