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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Gaunts Common, Wimborne, BH21

Sold STC £799,950

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

The Old Forge is a delightful 4 bedroom detached period cottage which has been extended, refurbished and restored in recent years and is now offered for sale in truly excellent decorative condition throughout, with NO FORWARD CHAIN.


Originally built around 1810 as a working forge, the cottage now extends to about 2350 square feet on 2 floors. The first floor features 3 double bedrooms, a good sized single bedroom, a bathroom, a shower room and a dressing room adjacent to the master bedroom. On the ground floor, there are 3 separate reception rooms, a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, a cloakroom, a utility room and a superb conservatory/garden room leading to the gardens.

Outside, secure double gates lead to a large, gravelled courtyard with parking for several vehicles, and a substantial 2-car garage with stairs to a first floor office/studio above.

The gardens, which lie to the rear, are predominantly south east facing and are enclosed by high capped walling and mixed hedgerows. Large, gently sloping lawns are interspersed with a wide variety of established trees, shrubs and flower beds. There is a large heated swimming pool measuring 30' x 16', which is enclosed by wrought iron railings and set in a pavioured terrace. It has a separate heat exchange unit and filter plus summer and winter covers.

The property benefits from LPG heating, mains electricity and water, and is connected to mains drainage. 14 solar panels on the garage roof are owned by and produce about 1300 worth of electricity per year.

The Old Forge will appeal to purchasers seeking a characterful village home offering generous accommodation, superb gardens and an attractive country outlook.

Directions: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne, turning right at Furzehill. Proceed through the village towards Holt and turn left at Pig Oak, signposted to Gaunts Common. Proceed past St James School on the right and up Rooks Hill, and The Old Forge is the last property on the right hand side, just before the Holtwood/Hinton Martell crossroads.

Council Tax: Band G.

The accommodation comprises:

LONG ENTRANCE HALL: Double glazed front door. Oak strip flooring. Under stairs storage cupboards. Exposed ceiling beams and timbers. Built-in coat cupboard.

SITTING ROOM: A light, dual aspect room. Feature raised fireplace with an inset Woodwarm wood burning stove on a tiled hearth, with a bressummer beam over. Exposed ceiling beams and timbers. Pair of double glazed doors to the terrace.

CONSERVATORY/GARDEN ROOM: L-shaped. Rendered plinth. High timber windows and doors overlooking the terrace. High gabled double glazed roof. Limestone flooring. Pair of double glazed casement doors to outside. 3 casement windows opening outwards. Wall light points.

LIVING ROOM: A light, triple aspect room. Fireplace with inset Woodwarm wood burning stove on a stone hearth. Exposed ceiling beams and timbers. Double doors to the conservatory.

DINING ROOM: Exposed ceiling beams and timbers. Wall light points.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: A quality oak kitchen comprising a comprehensive range of base cupboards, drawers and wall cupboards. Excellent range of quality work surfaces with matching timber trim. Inset 1.5 bowl sink unit (with mixer tap.) 18-bottle wine rack. Feature floor-to-ceiling brick chimney breast with a recessed Britannia range cooker (with 4 gas burners, griddle plate, 2 ovens and grill) set against a tiled backdrop, with a timber beam over. Integrated Miele dishwasher. Integrated larder fridge. Oak strip flooring. Exposed ceiling beams and timbers. Space for table and chairs. Partly tiled walls.

UTILITY ROOM: Work surface with cupboards and drawers beneath. Space for washing machine and dryer. Recess for upright fridge-freezer. Cupboard housing a wall mounted Vaillant LPG boiler. Oak flooring.

CLOAKROOM: Low level WC. Corner wash hand basin. Ladder style radiator. Half tiled walls. Oak flooring.

From the entrance hall, a straight staircase leads to;

WIDE FIRST FLOOR LANDING: Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.

MASTER BEDROOM: A large double bedroom, with a superb view over the gardens, pool and fields beyond. Door to;

DRESSING ROOM: Range of built-in cupboards.

LUXURY EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Corner shower cubicle. Vanity unit with inset ceramic Savoy basin (with chrome and ceramic mixer tap.) Cupboard beneath. Low level WC. Ladder style towel radiator. Downlighters. Tiled floor. Fully tiled walls. Underfloor heating.

BEDROOM TWO: A spacious, dual aspect double bedroom overlooking the garden and fields beyond.

FAMILY BATHROOM: Corner bath with mixer tap, hand spray attachment and shower screen. Vanity unit with inset wash basin (with mixer tap.) Low level WC with concealed cistern. Fully tiled walls. Downlighters. Ceramic tiled floor.

BEDROOM THREE: A double bedroom with 3 built-in wardrobes.

BEDROOM FOUR: A good sized single bedroom.

The Old Forge is approached from the village road via a tarmac slipway, through electric double gates, which lead into a gravelled driveway with a large turning area. Space to park numerous vehicles, boats/trailers/caravans etc.

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE: Electric up-and-over door. Light and power. A staircase leads to;

OFFICE/STUDIO: With light and power.

THE GARDENS: An outstanding feature of the cottage, the gardens extend to about 0.43 of an acre. Large sandstone terrace and entertaining area, with space for barbecue and table and chairs. 2 raised rose and shrub beds, well planted with rhododendrons, camellias, ferns and established roses. A pathway leads down to;

LARGE HEATED SWIMMING POOL: Measuring approximately 30' x 16'. A liner pool, with summer and winter covers, set in a pavioured surround, and surrounded by wrought iron railings. Heated by airsource (fitted in about 2012.) Sand filter and pump situated behind the garage, adjacent to the LPG storage tank. Timber summerhouse.

Large heather/conifer bed and rockery, and 2 smaller lawns surrounding the pool. Enclosed by low capped walls, planted with a wide variety of flowers and shrubs.

Beyond the pool, the main garden area offers privacy, being enclosed by walling and beech hedgerows. A large, well maintained, undulating lawn features a superb pond (with waterfall) planted with lilies, grasses and ferns. Large Japanese acer. Palm tree. Various conifers and rhododendrons. Timber shed. Large compost area.

VIEWING: By prior appointment, please, through CHRISTOPHER C BATTEN

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