History and Overview
This charming, substantial, detached thatched cottage was originally built we believe in the 1800’s and was a two up and two down cob cottage. This over the years has been significantly extended twice in the 1930’s and 2000, and it now comprises well-planned modernised accommodation whilst retaining character features. This includes 4 bedrooms and 2-bathroom facilities to the first floor, plus and optional 5th bedroom on the ground floor, in addition to the sitting room, dining room, study and kitchen breakfast room.
The cottage stands in the most attractive and private garden on a site extending to about 1/3 of an acre, in a quiet prestigious residential lane in the heart of Colehill, approximately 1 mile from Wimborne Town Centre.
The owners have themselves continued to maintain the home and carried out additional improvements. This includes installing full central heating with Ancona column radiators throughout the property and Art Select Kardean flooring.
Formal FRONT PORCH with lead, braced and latched door gives access into the SITTING ROOM, with feature multifuel burner in a stripped brick fireplace surround, exposed ceiling timbers and beams with staircase to the first floor. There is a small under stairs door which gives access to the STUDY, which can equally be entered from the rear hallway. Further into the DINING ROOM again with the brick fireplace, this can be used as an open fire, or there is a gas point if desired.
The KITCHEN / BREAKFAST room is a wonderful light space overlooking the front and rear gardens. The bespoke pine framed kitchen enjoys a range of wall and floor mounted painted units with room divider, work surface, cupboards, and drawers. Complemented with butler sink, ceramic floor tiles and completed with a wide brick facing chimney breast and inset range cooker, tiled back drop, beam over and extractor fan. There is space for all other usual appliances.
The REAR HALLWAY is often used as the main entrance being a good size with coat cupboard and DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM. This continues to the back of the property and BEDROOM 5 which is of a triple aspect with exposed timber floorboards, and double doors overlooking the rear terrace and gardens.
From sitting room stairs rise to the FIRST FLOOR LANDING, which is of an L shape and houses the airing cupboard with hot water cylinder. This floor enjoys FOUR BEDROOMS, all with bespoke fitted cupboards and wardrobes and of different aspects. The extension has been done seamlessly to still enjoy the curves and quirks of a character property. There are 2 sperate bathroom facilities. BATHROOM with roll top bath, and matching white suite including pedestal wash hand basin and toilet. SHOWER ROOM again with matching suite and both with ladder radiators and Kardean flooring.
Outside, Gardens and Grounds
The well-tended and private gardens surround the house and are a particular feature of this property. The cottage is approached via double gates to the left-hand side of the frontage which lead to the driveway and further to the detached DOUBLE GARAGE, which has personal side door, with power and light.
The FRONT GARDEN is enclosed by high hedgerows with footpath and gate to the front porch. This area has well stocked and mature flower beds and borders with a wealth of trees and shrubs. This maturity and variety continue to the REAR GARDEN which has many areas of interest, with large lawn area, broken up with established shrubs and trees, including eucalyptus, conifers, and hydrangeas, including a patio terrace, further tree lined borders and summer house in the corner. There are also vegetable beds, a potting shed and mature fruit trees including apple, pear and plum, To the side of the property is a covered wood and coal store.
Location and Directions
The property is in a quiet spot within the heart of Colehill where there are local facilities including a convenience store and pharmacy and buses into Bournemouth and Wimborne. . There is excellent state local schooling and is also well situated for Dumpton School and Canford. The surrounding areas are well known for its sporting and recreation facilities including sailing at Poole Harbour, Golf at Broadstone and Ferndown, and the walks in the Isle of Purbeck with an easy driving distance – plus the immediate ability to walk to the surrounding plantation and heathland. From nearby Poole there is a rail service to London Waterloo.
From Wimborne proceed up Rowlands Hill, past Colehill Cricket Ground and along Wimborne Road. At the war memorial take the first turning on the right into Kyrchil Lane. The property can be found about 100 yards along on the left-hand side.
The new boiler was installed in 2018 and new carpets, shower room and bathroom in 2020 – The thatch was replaced in the summer of 2018.
These particulars are believed to be correct, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. They do not form part of any contract. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good structural condition or otherwise, nor that any services, appliances, equipment or facilities are in good working order or have been tested. Purchasers should satisfy themselves on such matters prior to purchase.