The property originally formed part of the Shaftesbury Estate and was traditionally constructed in 2006 with attractive red brick elevations, an oil fired central heating system and timber sealed unit double glazed windows. The house is connected to mains electricity and water, and a private drainage system shared with 3 other properties (which is in the process of being renewed.)
Gussage All Saints is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a lively village community served by The Drovers Inn, a village hall, a Whatsapp group and emergency number, and a defibrillator. The market town of Wimborne Minster, which offers a wide range of amenities, is within about 15 minutes’ drive, and the coastal town of Poole and the city of Salisbury, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are within easy driving distance. The conservation village of Cranborne, on the fringe of the Cranborne Chase, has shops, schools and pubs.
The cottage benefits from plaster cornice ceilings, flagstone floors, and a superb contemporary style kitchen/dining/orangery with bifolding doors to a private rear garden. Beyond the garden is an open-fronted heritage style double garage with loft space above.
A high gabled entrance porch leads to a spacious central reception hall with a flagstone floor (with under floor heating.) There is a cloakroom with WC and wash basin.
The spacious, dual aspect lounge features a stone fireplace with an inset wood burning stove, 2 built-in wall units with display shelving and cupboards, and a casement door to the rear garden. There is also a study/playroom with doors to the rear garden.
A particular feature of the property is the superb open plan kitchen/dining/family room which has a flagstone floor, Shaker style units, granite worktops with upstand, integrated dishwasher, range cooker with Calor gas hob and electric ovens, cooker hood, and space for American style fridge-freezer. There is a utility area with units concealing space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, and a Grant oil central heating boiler. The central dining area opens onto an orangery with a lantern rooflight and bifolding doors to the garden.
A staircase with turned spindles leads to a large galleried first floor landing with airing cupboard containing a pressurised hot water system. Bedroom 1 has built-in double wardrobes and an en suite shower room with corner shower, WC, wash basin and towel radiator. Bedroom 2 has built-in wardrobes. Bedroom 3 has a built-in double wardrobe, and loft access with retractable ladder and fitted light.
Bedroom 4 has an aspect to the front, and there is a family bathroom with WC, wash basin, bath (with shower and screen above) and towel radiator.
A gravelled driveway provides access to the rear of the property where is an open-fronted heritage style garage with lighting, power points and a high pitched roof providing loft storage space. The front garden is gravelled for ease of maintenance and has a low brick wall, a wrought iron gate and a footpath leading to the front door.
The private rear garden has a lawn, a raised sun deck, a brick built barbecue area, and exterior lighting and power points. Beyond the garage there is a garden store area, additional parking and the oil storage tank.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne for about 5 miles. At the Horton Inn, turn left and proceed over the stone bridge, through the S-bend and up the hill. After about half a mile turn right, signposted to Gussage All Saints. Take the second turning on the left into the village, and proceed past The Drovers Inn on the right. The property can be found on the right, after the village hall.
COUNCIL TAX: Band F
EPC RATING: Band C