A highly individual 5 bedroom, 3 storey detached family home on a superb, south facing site of about a third of an acre backing onto farmland, including a superb 1100ft² steel-framed detached agricultural barn which would be ideal for storage/workshop/home office use.
Although Edwardian in appearance, with red brick elevations, stone sills, a roof of small plain tiles, an attractive bay window and a timbered gabled entrance porch, the property was built only 11 years ago, to a particularly high specification. It is of traditional construction, and connected to all mains services, with gas central heating (with under floor heating to the ground floor), UPVC double glazed windows and cavity wall insulation. Solar panels on the roof produce hot water, and solar panels on the barn roof generate up to 4kw of electricity and an allowance of about £2,000 per annum.
The village of Sturminster Marshall is about 4 miles west of Wimborne, offers a good range of amenities including a Co-op post office/shop, a pharmacy, a parish church, a golf course and 2 pub/restaurants. There is easy access to Blandford Forum and Dorchester, and the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth are within 30 minutes' drive, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo.
A large timbered gabled entrance porch leads to an entrance hall with marble tiled floor, under stairs storage space and cloakroom (with WC and wash basin.)
From the hall, a pair of oak casement doors lead to the living room which has a high brick fireplace with inset wood burning stove. Casement doors lead to the kitchen/family room which has an excellent range of oak work surfaces, inset sink, contemporary high gloss units, matching island incorporating a wine rack, Rangemaster range cooker with 5-burner hob, gas oven, electric oven and gas grill, extractor unit, integrated dishwasher, plumbed-in Samsung American style fridge-freezer, ceramic tiled floor and space for a table and chairs.
There is a separate utility room (with door to outside, oak worktop, shelves, wall mounted boiler, and space for washing machine,) and a study, presently used as a ground floor bedroom, with an attractive bay window, a shower and a vanity unit with wash basin.
From the kitchen/family room, double doors lead to an attractive conservatory with a gabled glass roof, ceramic tiled floor, double glazed window panels and bifold doors to the rear garden.
From the hall, a pine staircase leads to a large, square landing with double airing cupboard (housing the pressurised hot water cylinder and solar gauge.)
On the first floor there are 3 spacious double bedrooms. Bedroom 1 is dual aspect room with a superb view over the rear garden and farmland beyond, and a fully tiled en suite shower room with corner shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. Bedroom 2 has an aspect to the front, and bedroom 3, which is presently being used as an office, has a superb view over the garden and farmland beyond. The fully tiled family bathroom has shower bath, wash basin and WC.
A straight staircase leads to the second floor landing. Bedrooms 4 and 5 are dual aspect double rooms with eaves storage space and superb views, and there is a fully tiled bathroom with rooflight, bath, wash basin and WC.
High brick piers lead to a large pavioured courtyard with space for numerous vehicles. The front garden is enclosed by a low capped brick wall, and features established trees and shrubs including beech, maple, laurel, pine and camellia.
Substantial ledged-and-braced security gates lead to the rear garden, which is an outstanding feature of the property, being enclosed by close boarded fencing and hedges, with a large rectangular lawn, palm trees, colourful flower beds and paved pathway. There is a large garden chalet (which could be used as a home office or studio) with a deck providing an ideal barbecue area.
A stone driveway leads down to a large detached agricultural barn which is lined and measures 39’5 x 28’2, with a pavioured slipway to the front, electric light and power, large secure electric roller door and personal door. At the rear of the barn, steel double doors lead to a covered storage area and outside. The barn would be ideal for storage/workshop/small business use.
There is a second square lawn with a vegetable area, a greenhouse and a large timber workshop.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed along Julians Road to the Lake Gates roundabout at the junction with the A31. Take the third exit towards Dorchester and continue to the Roundhouse roundabout at Sturminster Marshall. Take the third exit, signposted to Blandford, and take the first turning on the right into Station Road. The property can be found a short way along on the right hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band F
EPC RATING: Band B