Crendell, Fordingbridge, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
SUMMARY A rare opportunity has arisen to acquire a character detached three/four bedroom chalet style residence, believed to have been constructed around the turn of the last century, with a two storey extension circa 2011. The property stands in a private garden plot of 0.68 acres, with plentiful off road parking and a detached double garage, and is set amidst rolling countryside between Alderholt and Cranborne Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Within the grounds stands a brick built detached cottage, which is currently configured as Kennels, and subject to the necessary consents, could prove to be suitable for a variety of ancillary purposes. The main residence benefits from electric central heating and has uPVC double glazed windows, but would now benefit from a certain amount of updating, or may provide potential to be redeveloped (subject to the necessary consents).

SITUATION The property enjoys a fabulous location in the hamlet of Crendell, within the Civil Parish of Alderholt, which lies about two and a quarter miles from Alderholt village which has a Co-Op supermarket, part-time doctors surgery and Churchill Arms pub. Crendell is an idyllic rural location set amidst tranquil rolling countryside, offering an abundance of walking, cycling and riding opportunities. The nearest towns are Verwood (two and a half miles) and Fordingbridge (about four miles), which both offer a comprehensive range of amenities and educational establishments. The larger regional centres of Bournemouth, Southampton and Salisbury, are also easily accessible via the road network, and all offer mainline rail services, including express services to London.

ACCOMMODATION A South facing pillared front entrance porch with block paved step and external coach light leads, via Pvcu/double glazed front door into;

Dining Hall | Feature inglenook fireplace with a cast iron wood burning stove. Slate tiled hearth and sandstone tiled surround. Oak effect laminated flooring. Rear aspect casement window. Staircase rises via a half landing to the first floor. Wrought iron work 'gate' leads into;

Kitchen/Breakfast Room | South and East dual aspect. Ample space for a breakfast table and chairs. Laminated rolled edge slate effect worktops. Inset one and a half bowl single drainer sink. Space and plumbing beneath the worktops for a washing machine and dishwasher. Comprehensive range of shaker style cream coloured kitchen units with matching wall hung kitchen cabinets. Further cupboard houses the electricity services. Integrated Cooke & Lewis four ring electric hob. Stainless steel finish multi-speed extractor above. Integrated single oven/grill. Deep under stairs cupboard. Tiled flooring. Further ironwork 'gate' leads door leads into;

Utility Room | Tiled flooring. Cupboard houses the Potterton Gold electric boiler, and Revolution Solar unvented hot water cylinder. Wall hung medicine cabinet. Two rear aspect casement windows. Double glazed PVCu external access door.

Sitting Room | Approached via further door from the kitchen/breakfast room. Oak effect laminated flooring. Double glazed French doors provide direct access onto the South facing patio which overlooks the garden. Further side casement window. Cast iron fire surround with a slate hearth and tile inlayed mock fireplace. TV aerial connection.

From the dining hall an archway leads to a vestibule area | Built in airing cupboard with slatted shelving. Oak effect laminated flooring. Doors lead to;

Study/Bedroom Four | Casement window with quarry tiled sill. Ample space for a desk or single bed. Oak effect laminated flooring.

Bedroom Three | A double bedroom with dual aspect casement windows.

Bathroom | A large room with four piece suite. Close coupled wc. Claw foot bath and pedestal basin, both with heritage style fitments. Corner quadrant shower cubicle with thermostatic shower valve. Wall hung electric fan heater. Tiled flooring.

First Floor Landing | Approached from the dining hall via a half landing. Exposed chimney breast. Deep under eaves triple wardrobe with storage/clothes hanging space and slatted linen storage shelving. Landing casement window. Doors to;

Cloakroom | Close coupled wc. Wash hand basin. Velux style skylight window.

Master Bedroom | South and East dual aspect. Double bedroom. Some restriction to head height owing to the roof pitch. Casement window and Velux style casement window. Access to under eaves storage space. Door to;

Ensuite Bathroom | Panelled bath with mixer tap/shower attachment. Pedestal basin. Close coupled wc. Extractor fan. Velux style skylight window. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom Two | North and South dual aspect. A good size double bedroom. Access to eaves storage space.

EXTERNALLY The property is approached via a trackway, over which we understand their is a right of access. A five bar gate provides access, via long sweeping gravelled drive - with a screen of mature shrubs and ornamental trees bordering the principle front garden area, providing total privacy to the front of the house. The driveway then leads to a double width parking apron immediately in front of a detached timber built double garage; twin 'up and over' doors, power and light, adjacent open sided fuel store. A further timber garden shed is sited between the garage and house.

The principle garden lies in front of the house and faces South comprising of a block paved patio - immediately in front of the entrance porch and an adjacent decked patio area, which has direct access from/to the sitting room via French doors. The front garden area is mainly laid to lawn framed by a central area of pampus grasses, and is bounded by ranch style fencing with an array specimen ground cover shrubs and ornamental trees that provides a colourful and fragrant back drop, as well as creating total seclusion.

A secondary garden area to the right hand side of the driveway, also South facing, is mainly laid to lawn, but with a central enclosed canine exercise area that would now benefit from cultivation. In this area there is also a Brick Built Detached Cottage; which is currently configured as kennels with six internal galvanised pens, and two larger external pens, the cottage has electric power and there is a redundant chimney and a suspended ceiling (subject to the necessary consents it may be possible to create additional ancillary accommodation, such as an art studio, home office, or maybe a holiday unit). Beyond this secondary area, the garden comprises of a small copse that has been left in a natural state.

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