4 bedroom cottage for saleWinterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum
Riverside Cottage offers a great opportunity to acquire an exceptional residence situated in the sought after village of Winterbourne Zelston. This seventeenth century, Grade II listed property enjoys a wealth of character, the present owners having sympathetically renovated and improved the property to create a truly exceptional home, retaining an abundance of period features and ensuring a wonderful attention to detail. The property is flooded with natural light and is offered with spacious, immaculately presented accommodation set within beautifully landscaped gardens.
Situation - Winterborne Zelston is a quiet, picturesque village ideally situated close to the main A31. The village has repeatedly won the Dorset Best Kept Village award and boasts a 14th Century parish church, a village hall, Zelston Manor and a choice of many excellent public houses and restaurants nearby. There is a convenience store situated within the local service station whilst the nearby towns of Wimborne, Blandford, Dorchester, Wareham and Poole all offer a wealth of retail outlets, supermarkets, leisure and cultural amenities. There is also an excellent range of both Independent and State schools situated locally. The rural location of the village ensures lovely countryside surroundings for a wealth of walks, horse riding and cycling whilst the stunning Jurassic Coastline is only a short distance away. Mainline rail links to London are located at Poole, Wareham and Dorchester whilst the Port of Poole offers cross channel ferries to France and The Channel Islands.
Ground Floor Accommodation - The kitchen/breakfast room provides an impressive introduction to the property, enjoying an abundance of character and plentiful natural light gained via a dual aspect. This room is a wonderful feature of the property, boasting a comprehensive range of bespoke quality hardwood units in Cooking Apple Green with natural maple work surfaces over, well equipped, with a Belfast sink with filtered drinking water taps, a centre island console, an integral dishwasher, a Stanley Range and a double oven with twin hobs and an externally venting extractor above. With an open plan family seating area and an attractive Villager wood burner set into a brick arched fireplace, this room lends itself perfectly to socialising and entertaining. The property benefits from a well fitted utility/cloakroom that offers a high pressure power shower, period sink with polished brass taps, a wc, and ample space and plumbing for an integrated washing machine and tumble dryer.
The sitting room is a delightful room offering a wealth of charm and original features, with exposed structural beams, deep window seats and a feature Inglenook fireplace with Bressumer Beam, original bread oven and a hearth featuring a French, enamelled 'Efel' multi fuel stove.
Also situated on the ground floor is a substantial Amdega conservatory. A truly magnificent addition to the property, this room provides the ultimate reception room or an ideal space for relaxing and enjoying the outlook onto the wonderfully maintained grounds. The room benefits from solar reflective double glazing, underfloor heating, antique terracotta floor tiles and coloured roof blinds.
First Floor Accommodation - The quality of finish and stylish presentation continues to the first floor where a spacious landing provides built in storage cupboards adjoining the second floor staircase. The two bedrooms situated on the first floor both enjoy generous dimensions and an abundance of natural light. The master bedroom enjoys en-suite facilities comprising an antique Victorian roll top bath with period mixer taps and shower outlet, and an inset wash hand basin with cupboard and shelving below. The room offers a triple aspect, offering views over the surrounding fields and the rear garden and is appointed with a range of built in wardrobes. The second bedroom has retained a number of original features and also benefits from a range of built in fitted wardrobes.
Also situated on the first floor is the family bathroom. With painted wooden flooring, the bathroom is stylishly presented with a suite comprising an Antique, Victorian roll top bath, Edwardian style sanitary ware including a wc, bidet and wash hand basin. The room houses the airing cupboard with hot water tank and offers a heated chrome ladder towel rail.
Second Floor Accommodation - There are two further bedrooms situated on the second floor. Served by their own staircase, both rooms offer substantial space and versatility. The third bedroom, currently utilised as a study, features original painted A-frame roof timbers and enjoys views overlooking the rear garden, whilst the fourth bedroom benefits from a dual aspect and a built in wardrobe.
Externally - Entrance is gained via a five bar gate, providing access to a gravel driveway that leads to a walled courtyard that offers ample parking.
To the rear of the property there is a delightful, beautifully landscaped, south west facing garden that offers a high level of privacy and boasts an abundance of fruit trees.
A fully double glazed Scandinavian log cabin, with decking, is situated within the grounds. The cabin, currently utilised as a studio, enjoys a lovely outlook across the garden and would offer either a valuable home office, a tranquil garden retreat or could be adapted to form a granny annexe.
A detached double garage with electric up and over door, power and light, offers plenty of space for cars and workshop facilities and benefits from a loft providing additional storage options.
Agents Notes: - The entire thatched roof was stripped and replaced in 2011 with Norfolk Reed.
The property holds a current NIC/EIC electrical certificate.
There is a security alarm system.
Services - Mains electricity, water and a private drainage system are connected. Oil fired central heating. Broadband and satellite are available also.
Local Authorities - North Dorset District Council, Nordon, Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7LL Tel: 01258 45411
We are advised that the council tax band is G.
Viewings - Strictly by appointment with the agents: Parkers Property Consultants and Valuers Tel: 01305 340860
Room Dimensions -
Sitting Room - 7.90m x 4.22m (25'11" x 13'10") -
Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room - 6.73m x 5.74m (22'01" x 18'10") -
Conservatory - 9.30m x 2.87m (30'06" x 9'05") -
Bedroom One - 5.77m x 3.33m (18'11" x 10'11") -
Bedroom Two - 4.19m x 3.53m (13'09" x 11'07") -
Bedroom Three - 6.65m x 3.86m (21'10" x 12'08") -
Bedroom Four - 8.26m x 3.73m (27'01" x 12'03") -
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