Middlehill Road, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A beautifully presented detached 3 bedroom period, thatched cottage, set within 0.5 of an acre landscaped gardens, situated on the southern slopes of Colehill. The cottage provides great potential to re-develop the garden into one or two plots, subject to the necessary planning consents.

This delightful cottage is believed to date back to approximately 1630 and is of cob and brick construction, with rendered elevations, under a water-reed thatch. The front was re-thatched in 2016 whilst the rear was re-thatched in 2008. The property has been well maintained and retains immense charm and character. The property had an extension to the rear in 2011 to form a superb kitchen/family room with a high vaulted ceiling. The property is connected to all mains services and benefits from gas fired central heating and sealed unit double glazed windows to the extension.

Colehill provides a range of local shops including a Co-Op post office and general stores. There are excellent schools for all age groups and local bus services connect to the coastal town of Bournemouth and Wimborne town centre which has a wide range of amenities.

The accommodation comprises a stone flagged front garden terrace with porch and front door to the main reception hall where there is an understairs cupboard. The charming sitting room has deep window sills and an open fireplace. Study with recessed lighting and alcove. The living room features an inglenook fireplace with bread oven and smoker. Doorway to a superb kitchen/family room which has a high vaulted ceiling and a triple aspect. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of units and worktops with integrated fridge/freezer, twin Belfast sink, integrated dishwasher, dresser unit, Rangemaster gas range cooker, cupboard housing Glow-worm gas fired central heating boiler (replaced approximately 18 months ago). The kitchen enjoys a triple aspect and a stable door and a pair of double glazed French doors lead to the rear patio area. The ground floor bathroom has a WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with shower attachment. To the first floor, there are 3 bedrooms.

Outside, electric timber gates open to a long gravel driveway which leads to the property and provides ample off-road parking and turning area. The extensive front lawn is interspersed with a selection of specimen trees and shrubs. Water feature with raised pond and a cascading stream runs to a lower lily pond. A central feature to the front garden is a circular rose garden with an Elizabethan style herringbone and gravel central footpath leading to the front garden terrace, where there is box hedging and specimen shrubs. The garden is totally enclosed, affording a large degree of privacy.

To the side of the property, there is a timber outbuilding with plumbing for washing machine. To the rear of the cottage, there is a block built garage/workshop, and further patio and lawns. Large substantial timber cabin with front veranda, open plan living room, kitchen, and shower room. The cabin is self contained and is used as a guest suite with its own gas fired central heating boiler.


From Wimborne, proceed up Rowlands Hill and bear left at the roundabout. Continue along Rowlands Hill which then becomes Wimborne Road. At the T' junction, tun right into Middlehill Road. Lantern Cottage can be found on the left hand side, almost opposite the turning to Hayes Lane.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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