Moortown Drive, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A delightful 3 bedroom, mid terrace, period cottage that forms part of 10 similar cottages, set in a rectangular gravelled courtyard, formerly farm buildings to Lord Wimborne's estate, skilfully converted in about 1990. The property carries a local listing.

The original buildings date back to about 1880 and were traditionally built. The property has elevations of brick with two gabled dormers and a natural slate ridge roof. Set at the head of a long, impressive private driveway, directly accessible off Magna Road, well away from public view and traffic. Moortown Farm backs onto land which was part of the former Canford Magna golf course. The property offers much character and charm and has been maintained to a particularly high standard by the present owners who have been in residence since 2003.

The cottage is connected to mains electricity, water, and gas. There is a brand new private drainage system (fitted in 2020). The development incorporates a Management Company known as Moortown Dairy Management and has a cost of approximately £300 per annum.

Wimborne town centre is about 2.5 miles distant and offers a good range of amenities. The major east Dorset towns of Poole and Bournemouth are about a 20-minute drive and both have mainline railway stations to London Waterloo.

The property will appeal to purchasers seeking a character period home, with many outstanding features, situated in a unique courtyard setting.

The entrance is through an enclosed paved front garden with a low brick wall and wrought iron railings. A fifteen pane glazed door leads to the square entrance hall/study where there is an excellent range of units comprising a small dresser with bookshelves over, three full height double storage cupboards, coat hanging area and exposed beams. The inner hall has a dogleg staircase leading to the first floor. Spacious ground floor cloakroom with a ceramic tiled floor, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. The main sitting room is a spacious room with the main feature being a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace with inset wood burning stove on a raised brick hearth. A pair of timber, double glazed, double casement doors lead to the rear garden. Four large glass screens and a door leads to the delightful kitchen/family room (presently used as a kitchen/dining room). The kitchen area has a range of modern post formed working surfaces with an inset 1.5 bowl sink. Comprehensive range of base cupboards, drawers, and deep pan drawers. Matching range of wall cabinets including one full height glass fronted china display cabinet. The units have a cornice and bottom pelmet finish and concealed worktop lighting. The appliances include a Rangemaster cooker with ceramic top, two ovens and grill. Glass splash plate and extractor unit over with a curved glass face. Built-in Neff American style fridge/freezer with drinks dispenser with larder fridge and freezer. Space for washing machine, dishwasher, and tumble dryer. Exposed ceiling beams. LED downlighters. Quality Karndean flooring. The family/dining area has exposed ceiling beams, space for sofa and table and six chairs.

A dogleg staircase leads to the first floor landing where there is an exposed ceiling timber and a high level rooflight. Bedroom one has an excellent range of floor-to-ceiling wall-to-wall wardrobe cupboards with sliding mirrored doors. There is an easterly view over the rear garden and terrace. En suite shower room with fully tiled walk-in shower cubicle with glass door, rainwater shower and hand spray attachment, semi-pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, half tiled walls, tiled floor, and exposed ceiling timber. Bedroom two is a large double bedroom overlooking the front courtyard, with exposed ceiling timber and wardrobe recess. Bedroom three is an L' shaped room overlooking the front courtyard. The superb main family bathroom/shower room has an enclosed deep modern bath with mixer tap, hand spray shower attachment and tiled panelled side, semi-pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, WC with concealed cistern, large corner shower cubicle with curved glass door, shower with rainwater and hand spray shower attachment. Full height double cupboard housing the pressurised cylinder. Ceramic tiled floor and mainly tiled walls.

Outside, the property is approached via a large, rectangular, gravelled courtyard with parking for three vehicles. The paved front garden has a seating area and is enclosed by a low brick wall with wrought iron railings.

The rear garden is a real feature of the property, enclosed by brick walling and close boarded fencing providing a high level of privacy. The garden has been professionally landscaped for ease of maintenance and has a large circular terrace with a mixture of stone and brick with an outer circle of coloured stone. Corner flower bed with a young palm tree and other specimen shrubs. Water tap. Outside power socket.


From Wimborne, proceed south along Poole Road over Canford Bridge and up Oakley Hill. Turn left just before the Willett Arms into Oakley Lane, signposted Canford Magna. Proceed through the village and, at the T-junction with Magna Road, turn left. After approximately 500 yards, the entrance to Moortown Drive can be found on the left hand side. Enter the drive between two ornamental stone piers, and Moortown Farm is approximately 400 yards along, at the end of the drive.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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