Marsh Lane is a delightful location close to open countryside and within walking distance of RSPB Nature Reserves at Lytchett Fields and Lytchett Bay. It is on the edge of Upton which provides a range of shops and schools, and bus services to the coastal town of Poole. There are lovely walks close by in the extensive grounds of the historic Upton House, the grounds of which reach Poole Harbour, and there is easy access to the Castleman Trailway. Poole has a busy shopping area, a mainline rail link to London Waterloo, a popular arts venue (The Lighthouse), and award winning beaches at Sandbanks.
The property, formerly an agricultural workers’ cottage for the Lees Estate, is believed to date back to between 1750 and 1800. It is constructed of cob with facing brick elevations under a wheat straw thatch, and was extended in the 1800s, the 1960s and the 1980s to provide spacious living accommodation. Our clients, who have been in residence for 43 years, have refurbished the cottage, and it is presented in good decorative order.
The cottage is connected to all mains services and benefits from gas central heating, mainly secondary double glazing and cable TV. It offers immense charm with character features including exposed timbers, beams and brickwork.
An enclosed gabled entrance porch and front door lead to a reception hall with immediate access to a study with a shelved alcove. The charming dual aspect sitting room features a brick inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam and open fire, and a window seat. The lounge/bedroom 4 has a decorative cast iron fireplace with a fitted electric convector fire.
The spacious, dual aspect dining room has a beamed ceiling, a shelved alcove and a fireplace with a Rayburn gas range which provides domestic hot water, central heating and cooking facilities. The adjacent kitchen/breakfast room has a range of bleached oak units, integrated larder fridge, dishwasher, slot-in Zanussi gas cooker, sealed unit double glazed windows, recessed lighting, and ceramic tiled floor. Off the dining room is a spacious utility/boot room with fitted sink, space and plumbing for washing machine, French doors and a casement door leading to the rear garden. There is also a ground floor shower room with shower cubicle, WC, and wash basin.
From the sitting room, a turned staircase leads to the large first floor landing which features an exposed A-frame. Bedroom 1 has dual aspect windows, fitted wardrobes, and access to the roof space. Bedrooms 2 and 3 both have front aspects. The spacious bathroom comprises a shower, central bath, WC, vanity wash basin set in a worktop with cupboards below, built-in cupboards and an airing cupboard.
Outside, the property is nicely screened from the lane by a mixed hedge. A central gravelled driveway provides ample off road parking. The formal garden area features well stocked shrub beds and box hedges. To the side of the property, there is a large gravelled outdoor seating area with flower beds leading to a large brick built outbuilding/garage with a pitched roof, lighting, power points and timber swing doors.
The rear garden affords a large degree of privacy and has a raised lawn area with a central shrub bed, dry stone walling, heathers, and a timber summerhouse with power. There is a kitchen garden area with raised beds, and trees include oak and yew. The garden is well stocked with a variety of flowering shrubs.
Directions: From the Bakers Arms roundabout, proceed through Lytchett Minster on the B3067. Proceed past the left hand turning to Randalls Hill and the right hand turning to Policemans Lane, and take the next right into Marsh Lane. The cottage can be found on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Band F
EPC RATING: Exempt