Newmans Lane, Ferndown, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 5
Gullivers Way is a stunning, 5 bedroom detached highly individual split level family home INCORPORATING A LARGE SELF-CONTAINED 1 BEDROOM ANNEXE, situated at the head of a quiet country lane, on the fringe of the village of West Moors, and SET IN GARDENS, GROUNDS AND PADDOCKS OF ABOUT 4.5 ACRES. THE SPACIOUS SELF-CONTAINED ANNEXE COULD EASILY BE USED AS OFFICES OR A STUDIO WHICH EXTENDS TO ABOUT 1123 SQUARE FEET

Gullivers Way is presented in truly excellent order throughout that extends to about 3281 square feet, and it is a particularly light house with superb views over the gardens, grounds and paddocks, from all principal rooms. There are also views, and direct access, over Holt Heath which is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest)

Originally built in the 1970s, the property has been occupied by the present owners since 1997 and is traditionally built with facing brick and rendered elevations under a tiled roof.

Newmans Lane is a quiet lane, just to the north of the village of West Moors, tucked away from main roads. West Moors is within 30 minutes' driving distance of the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth.

This beautifully presented property is accessible through electric gates and enjoys outstanding views over the gardens and grounds which offer almost complete privacy. The house benefits from mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil fired central heating, UPVC double glazed windows and 15 solar panels earning circa £3,000 per annum.

Stone steps lead up to a spacious lower reception hall with casement doors and full height windows to a sun deck, giving an outstanding view over the gardens. A glazed door links the house to the annexe.

6 steps lead up to an upper hallway with a built-in cupboard. There is a magnificent triple aspect drawing room with a marble and timber fireplace (with inset wood burning stove) and a pair of aluminium double glazed sliding doors to a superb entertaining terrace with outstanding views over the grounds.

An archway leads to a dining room with a picture window overlooking the gardens, and half glazed doors to the large kitchen/breakfast room. The traditional kitchen features an excellent range of black polished granite surfaces, a comprehensive range of units, built-in dresser, tiled recess housing a range cooker (with 5-burner hob and 2 ovens), space for American style fridge-freezer, integrated dishwasher, ceramic tiled floor, space for sofa and table, and fine view over the swimming pool terrace. Double doors lead to a small balcony overlooking the pool.

From the lower hallway, an archway leads to an inner hall (with 2 built-in double cupboards), off of which there are 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Bedroom 1 has a comprehensive range of wardrobes and an impressive, fully tiled en suite bath/shower room (with double-ended bath, double shower cubicle, wash basin set in a pedestal, concealed cistern WC and electric heating).

Bedroom 2 is a spacious double room overlooking the gardens and pool, with a black and white tiled en suite shower room (with corner shower cubicle, wash basin and concealed cistern WC). Bedroom 3 is a dual aspect room with a range of fitted pine wardrobes, and bedroom 4 overlooks the main garden. Bedroom 5 is currently used as a dressing room to bedroom 1, and has a comprehensive range of mirrored wardrobes.

There is a fully tiled family bath/shower room with jacuzzi bath, corner shower cubicle, vanity wash basin, concealed cistern WC, and storage cupboards and drawers.

The Annexe has a link from the main house, and its own entrance from the driveway. There is an impressive entrance hallway with 2 built-in cupboards and a short flight of stairs to the main house. The split level, L-shaped living room (which is currently being used as a sitting/games room/study) has sliding doors to outside and oak flooring.

There is a large double bedroom with built-in double wardrobes and fitted dresser, and the spacious kitchen has work surfaces, sink, cupboards, walk-in cold room and ceramic tiled floor. The fully tiled shower room has shower cubicle, wash basin and concealed cistern WC.

A pair of wrought iron electric gates lead to a winding tarmac driveway flanked by impressive lawns and post-and-rail fencing. The driveway leads into a courtyard with space for multiple vehicles/boxes/trailers. Under the roof terrace there is a large double garage with electric up-and-over door.

The main formal garden lies to the front of the house and is mainly enclosed by high conifer hedges. There is an impressive lawn interspersed with trees and shrubs including oak, birch, horse chestnut, conifer and numerous fruit trees.

Near the house is a rose arbour leading to a large shrub bed featuring palm, rhododendrons and roses, with an adjacent rose garden.

From the courtyard, steps lead up to an enclosed terrace with rendered walling and a large outdoor swimming pool measuring 30' x 15' and set in a private, Indian sandstone terrace with balustrading. There is a pool house with separate oil fired boiler, sand filter, drying area, changing rooms, sauna, cloakroom and kitchen area (with sink, electric heater and base cupboards).

Gullivers Way has a large paddock enclosed by post-and-rail fencing, with established trees, 2 stables and a field shelter. The grounds also features a detached garage/store, fruit cages and a greenhouse.

This Promap image is not intended as a precise representation of the property's boundaries or area of land. It should be treated as an approximate guide only. Interested parties should have their solicitor check the exact dimensions on the Title Plan.


From the village of West Moors proceed north towards Three Legged Cross, and Newmans Lane can be found on the left hand side.

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