Dating back to 1760, the cottage is steeped in history, with many outstanding features, and the present owners have been in occupation for the last 12 years, and extended the cottage in 2017. It is presented in truly exceptional condition and character features include a wealth of exposed beams and timbers, magnificent fireplace (with bressummer beam and stone hearth), quality oak flooring, feature Victorian style quarry tiled floor in the kitchen/breakfast room, panelling, ledged and braced internal doors, and a delightful courtyard garden.
The cottage is traditionally constructed of solid brick with colour washed render under a small, clay, plain tiled roof and stone chimney. It has a mains electricity, water and drainage, and a gas heating system with a combination boiler.
The property is situated just to the east of Wimborne, on East Street/Leigh Road, within easy walking distance of the town's amenities including a Waitrose store, Tivoli theatre and lively shopping area. Although there is no garaging or off parking, the towns' car parks are within a few yards walk, and permits are available for residents.
A half glazed front door with Victorian style glass panels leads to a lovely living room (good ceiling height, well over 6ft) with a wide oak boarded floor, an inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam, raised stone hearth, wood burning stove and bespoke bookcases and cupboards to either side. A stable door leads to an inner hallway with stairs to the first floor.
The superb kitchen/breakfast room has brushed aluminium bi-folding doors to the courtyard garden, a 3 oven gas Aga (with power flue), 30mm polished granite work surfaces, cupboard housing a wall mounted gas combination boiler, partly tiled walls, downlighters, a range of bespoke hardwood, handbuilt, painted, solid wood kitchen units. In the breakfast area there is panelling, an impressive range of shelving and space for table and chairs. Appliances include an integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Another feature worthy of note is a superb reproduction Victorian quarry tiled floor.
A dog leg staircase leads to the first floor landing, with full height storage and shelved cupboards. Bedroom 1 has a beamed ceiling, Victorian fireplace (with raised basket), and a bespoke built-in double wardrobe cupboard. The second bedroom is currently used as an office, with part panelled walls.
The bathroom comprises a modern steel bath with Victorian style mixer, chrome shower and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with pillar taps, low level WC, half tiled walls, and towel rail. To the second floor, bedroom 3 is a good sized double bedroom with exposed 'A' frame and ceiling timbers, bespoke fitted cupboards and shelves.
There is a small, mainly walled courtyard garden with a large pavioured area, shingle terrace, climbing roses, honeysuckle and space for pots.
Directions: on foot from our office at the junction of East Street and Park Lane, proceed down East Street, which becomes Leigh Road, and the property can be found on the left hand side, about 100 metres from our office.
Council Tax Band: C
EPC Rating: D
Viewing: By prior arrangement through CHRISTOPHER BATTEN