Back Lane, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 3
Trafalgar Cottage is a Grade II Listed 3/4 bedroom detached thatched cottage situated in the heart of Sturminster Marshall village, close to the maypole green. Trafalgar Cottage will appeal to purchasers looking for a traditional village home with a wonderful atmosphere, in a central location, close to the walking grounds and embankment of the River Stour, with a delightful rear garden.

This quintessentially English cottage has much character and charm with some original features enjoying good ceiling height throughout, and is beautifully presented. Trafalgar Cottage was constructed in the 18th century with colour washed elevations, painted brick plinth, under a thatched, ridged roof with 2 brick chimneys. The property is connected to all mains services, with a mains gas heating system (new Worcester Bosch boiler) and has timber casement windows throughout.

A covered entrance way leads to a small entrance hall with a straight staircase leading to the first floor. The sitting room features a cast iron fireplace, and the separate dining room also features a cast iron fireplace, 2 wall light points, and an understairs storage cupboard. From the dining room and sitting room, there is access to the impressive kitchen/breakfast room comprising a range of base cupboards and drawers, matching wall cabinets, black polished working surfaces, Smeg Range cooker, integrated dishwasher, space for washing machine, partly tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor, and enjoys an attractive outlook over the rear garden. The feature ground floor bathroom has a free-standing, ball and claw roll top bath with a Victorian mixer, wash hand basin, WC, dado panelling, and a boiler cupboard housing the gas boiler. From the kitchen there is a door to a side hallway which has a ceramic floor, and door to outside. This area could easily be used as a family room, boot room or working area which leads through to a ground floor study. From the side hallway, glazed double casement doors lead into a garden room which has doors leading out to the rear garden. To the first floor, there is the good sized master bedroom with access to loft, and 2 further bedrooms which interlink.

Outside, there are 2 tarmac parking spaces, and there is a small area in front of the cottage for garden pots. The delightful, enclosed, westerly facing rear garden has a large paved terrace with 3 steps which lead up to a raised lawn area which is well maintained. There are some established trees, shrubs, feature roses, greenhouse, and a timber garden shed. The garden is an attractive feature of the cottage.


From Wimborne, proceed towards Blandford on the B3082 for about 2 miles, passing Kingston Lacy House on the left. Turn left, signposted to Sturminster Marshall and proceed for about a mile. Turn left at the junction and proceed over the stone bridge at White Mill, and proceed into Sturminster Marshall village. After the Red Lion pub on the left, immediately bear right into Back Lane, and Trafalgar Cottage is located on the corner.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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