Built in 1990 and occupied by the present owners since 1995, the property has been extended and refurbished to a very high standard of specification and is presented in truly excellent condition. No expense has been spared in creating an amazing country home.
The bungalow stands at the head of a long gravel driveway accessible via electric gates, leading to a large courtyard with excellent parking space and a large turning area. The particularly well maintained, flat gardens offer stunning views over the surrounding countryside, and there are 3 paddocks.
The bungalow has 3 large bedrooms including an impressive principal bedroom suite with a stunning bathroom, a large, split level living room, a superb orangery, and an impressive kitchen/breakfast room with granite surfaces and built-in appliances.
It is traditionally constructed with facing brick elevations under a slate roof, and connected to mains electricity and water, with a private drainage system, oil fired heating, quality hardwood double glazing, and solid oak internal doors, architraves and skirtings.
A covered entrance way leads to an entrance hall with a cloakroom. A pair of glazed oak doors leads to a magnificent split level living/dining room with a wide casement door and glass screens giving stunning views over the gardens and farmland beyond.
There is a superb dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room with lovely views over the gardens and paddocks, featuring an excellent range of black polished granite work surfaces and contemporary style high gloss units, large format porcelain tiles, Bosch oven, microwave, warming drawer, touch-control ceramic hob, De Dietrich extractor, and dishwasher.
A separate utility room has granite work surfaces, circular stainless steel sink, cupboards, and space for a full height fridge-freezer and other white goods.
From the kitchen/breakfast room, a door and step down lead to a superb triple aspect orangery with bi-folding timber doors to the terrace, air conditioning and Porcelanosa floor tiles.
The impressive principal bedroom suite includes a large double bedroom overlooking the gardens, with bespoke solid oak and glass wardrobes, a dressing room (with a superb range of bespoke fitted solid oak and glass furniture) and a magnificent fully tiled en suite bath/shower room (with 2 windows overlooking the gardens, double-ended bath, shower cubicle, vanity unit, wash basin, WC and bidet.)
Bedroom 2 is a spacious double room with 3 bespoke solid oak and glass wardrobes, views over the front garden, and a fully tiled en suite shower room with double shower, circular wash basin with cupboards under, and concealed cistern WC.
Bedroom 3 is a large dual aspect room overlooking the front and side gardens and currently used as a living area.
2 sets of electric gates lead into a large courtyard and parking area with a detached double garage of brick construction with a tiled roof, electric doors, lighting power and an adjacent carport.
The annexe is a large brick building converted by the present owners from an agricultural building, and presented in superb condition. It has a slate roof, double glazed windows and oil fired heating (with its own boiler.) A pair of glazed doors leads to a spacious, triple aspect living/kitchen area with a decorative oak and mezzanine balcony set on steel piers, and a Karndean floor.
The kitchen area has an excellent range of work surfaces, stainless steel sink, oak cupboards and drawers, breakfast bar, fan oven, 4-burner hob, extractor, integrated dishwasher and fridge. An inner hallway has an airing cupboard with a pressurised water vessel and washing machine, and there is a shower room with double shower cubicle, wash basin, concealed cistern WC, bidet, towel rail, wall lights and Italian terrazzo stone tiles and ceiling tiles. A spacious double bedroom overlooks the front courtyard, and leads to a second bedroom/dressing room with access to the hallway.
There is a further impressive detached brick studio/gym with a vaulted ceiling, UPVC double glazing and its own oil fired heating system and boiler. The main gym area is accessed through double doors and has quality flooring and carpeting. An inner hall gives access to outside, and to a kitchen (with work surfaces, sink, cupboards, integrated fridge, and space for washing machine) and a shower room (with double shower, vanity unit, wash basin, WC, wall mirror and airing cupboard with pressurised hot water vessel and storage space.) There is a dual aspect office/bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, and double doors to outside.
The front garden has 2 lawns, a pavioured pathway, a low retaining wall, box hedges, 6 apple trees and a lavender bed. A side garden area is enclosed by beech and mixed hedges and a tree line, and largely laid to lawn. The rear garden is arranged as a large, split level Indian sandstone entertaining terrace with raised brick planters, a rill water feature and a sleeper bed.
From the terrace, a wrought iron gate and 2 steps lead to a sandstone terrace which is covered with a double glazed screen to form a lovely al fresco dining area, with planted raised borders. 2 further steps lead down to a terrace/deck with raised borders featuring plants including catalpa, olive, acer, clematis and roses. There is a purpose-built barbecue with pizza oven. Wrought iron double gates lead to the paddocks.
From the timber deck a door leads into a private office/studio with a range of full height cupboards, and a double glazed window overlooking the main paddock.
The paddocks lie to the east of the house and are enclosed by mixed hedges, post-and-rail fencing and an established tree line. The central paddock runs down to a young orchard. Beyond this there are 3 polytunnel frames with raised beds, a shingle pathway and a water supply. There are 2 further paddocks and an avenue of pollarded lime trees.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne for about 5 miles. At the Horton Inn, turn right and proceed into the village of Horton. Just past the village hall on the left, turn left into Haythorne, signposted to Woodlands. The property can be found on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX: Bungalow: Band G. Annexe: Band B.