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4 bedroom cottage for sale

Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

Offers in Region of £895,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

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Key Features:

* Kitchen/ Breakfast/ Family Room * Amdega Conservatory/Dining Room

* Cloakroom, Shower/Utility Room * Lounge with Inglenook Fireplace


* Spacious Landing * Triple Aspect Main Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom

* Family Bathroom * Bedroom 2


* Bedroom 3 accessed by own staircase

* Bedroom 4 accessed by own staircase


* Large Detached Double Garage with Powered Door

* Log Cabin/Studio/Home Office/Garden Room. Double Glazed.

* Storage Sheds for Garden Tools, Fuel Store and Dog Kennel

* Landscaped Gardens, South-West Facing, of approximately one third of an acre offering high level of privacy.


* Tenure: Freehold

* Riverside Cottage is Grade 2 listed, being of Architectural and Historic Interest

* Entire Thatched Roof was stripped and Replaced in 2011, with Norfolk Reed

* Double Glazing

* Security Alarm System

* Current NIC/EIC electrical certificate

* Private Drainage System

* Council Tax Band G . North Dorset District Council

* EPC exempt

* Detached with access by private driveway

Riverside Cottage is reputed to have its origins in the Seventeenth Century. Accordingly it offers a wealth of character and retained period features. A seamless extension was added in the 1980's. The Amdega Conservatory was added by the present owners, who have painstakingly and sympathetically improved the property.

Attention to detail is evident throughout. The quality of finish and stylish layout makes Riverside Cottage an exceptional dwelling. Offering just under 3000 square feet of internal floor area, on three floors, it offers spacious accommodation, rarely found in this type of property. It has a light and airy atmosphere and has the added benefit of a Scandinavian Log Cabin, situated in the grounds and a Double Garage. Traditional paint colours, taken from the Farrow and Ball palette are used throughout.


Riverside Cottage is approached by a gravel driveway, from the road. Passing through the five bar gate, there is a gravel, walled courtyard, offering ample parking. The Double Garage (22'10 x 19.1), with a slate pitched roof, offers plenty of space for cars and workshop facilities and has the benefit of a storage loft, light, power and a remote controlled electric up and over door.

The rear garden is delightful, south-west facing and offers a high level of privacy. It has a wealth of fruit trees and several varieties of apples which are reputed to offer in combination, the perfect mix for cider making.

LOG CABIN (19'3 x 12'.8)

It offers spacious accommodation. It has a pitched slate roof , with Velux roof lights,
Fully Double Glazed, with natural pine floor, it is warm and sunny with a lovely outlook across the garden, with the added benefit of a deck. Currently used as a studio, it would offer valuable home office accommodation, or a tranquil garden retreat. It could be adapted to form a granny annexe.


The Kitchen/Breakfast/ Family Room. 22'1 x 18'10

Warm and welcoming and characterful. Bright and airy dual aspect. Comprehensive range of bespoke quality hardwood units, finished in Farrow and Ball, Cooking Apple Green. Natural Maple work surfaces. Belfast Sink. Mixer and Filtered Drinking water taps. Integrated Dishwasher. Stanley Range, with double oven, twin hobs and externally venting extractor above.
Centre Island Console, with cupboards, pan drawers and display shelves.
Villager Wood Burner set into brick arched fireplace.
Open Plan Family seating area adjoining.


Offers high pressure power shower, period sink and polished brass taps, space and plumbing for integrated washing machine and tumble drier, with external venting facility. W/C.

Lounge 25'11 x 13'10

Situated in the old part of the house, this room is utterly charming. It has a feature Inglenook fireplace, with Bressumer Beam and original bread oven. The hearth features a French, Enamelled 'Efel' multi fuel Stove. The room offers a wealth of character and charm, with deep window seats and exposed original structural beams painted a soft white, creating the atmosphere often experienced in a French farmhouse.

Conservatory 30'6 x 9'5

Overlooking the rear garden, the substantial Amdega Conservatory links the lounge with the kitchen. It is the ultimate reception room, ideal for year round entertaining, or alternatively a quiet place to relax with a book. It offers a bright and sunny atmosphere, with double french doors opening out into the garden. It has the benefit of solar reflective double glazing, underfloor heating, antique terracotta floor tiles and coloured roof blinds.


Landing (11'10 x 9'1)
Retaining lots of original period features. Built in storage cupboards adjoining staircase to second floor

Further landing, leading to:
Family Bathroom

Features Antique, Victorian Roll Top Bath, Edwardian Style sanitary ware, comprising W/C, Bidet, Wash Hand Basin.
Airing Cupboard housing hot water tank.
Painted wooden floor. Heated chrome ladder towel rail.

Large under stairs storage facility

Main Bedroom (18'11 x 10'1)
Triple aspect, with views over surrounding fields and rear garden.
Leading to:

En-Suite Bathroom
Antique Victorian Roll Top Bath. Period Mixer Taps with Shower Outlet, W/C, Inset Wash Hand Basin, Cupboard and Shelves. Built in range of wardrobes. Airing Cupboard with hot water cylinder. Radiator. Painted wooden floor, from the Farrow and Ball palette.

Bedroom 2 (13'9 x 11'7)

Situated in the older part of the cottage. Retaining original features, it has the benefit of a range of built-in fitted wardrobes.


Bedroom 3 (21'10 x 12'8)

Served by its own staircase, this bedroom is currently used as a study. It offers substantial space and versatility. Features original painted A-frame roof timbers and window overlooking rear garden.

Bedroom 4 (27'1 x 12'3)
Served by its own staircase , this double bedroom offers plenty of space to accommodate a bed in combination with a desk area, making it ideal room for a teenage student. It has a built in wardrobe and has dual aspect windows.


Winterborne Zelston is a quiet, picturesque village of some 50 dwellings. It has the benefit of no through traffic , yet is ideally situated, close to the main A31. It has a lovely 14th Century parish church, village hall and Zelston Manor, which was the home of the TV personality Bear Grylls. It has repeatedly won the Dorset Best Kept Village Award. The World's End, Botany Bay and The Greyhound Pubs are nearby. The local service station has a convenience store. The towns of Wimborne, Blandford, Dorchester, Wareham and Poole are all approximately 15 minutes drive, and offer a wealth of shops, supermarkets, leisure and cultural amenities.The shores of Poole Harbour are close by. There is an excellent range of independent schools to hand, Bryanston at Blandford, Castle Court, Canford, Clayesmore, St Mary's, Dumpton and Milton Abbey. State Schools are found in Blandford, Corfe Hills, Wimborne and Poole. Mainline rail links to London are situated at Poole and Wareham. Bournemouth Airport is 25 minutes away. The Port of Poole offers cross channel ferries to France and The Channel Islands.

The Rural Location offers a wealth of walks, horse riding, mountain bike riding and cycling in lovely surroundings. The Isle of Purbeck and the glorious Jurassic Coastline are a short distance away. Sailing and water sports are on offer at Poole Harbour and Golf Clubs are situated at Broadstone, Ferndown, Bulbury Woods, East Dorset and Ashley Wood. There is a gliding club at Bovington and a flying club at Compton Abbas. A dry ski slope is situated at Warmwell.


Winterborne Zelston Village lies just off the A31, Wimborne to Bere Regis Road.
From Wimborne, proceed West along the A31 in the direction of Bere Regis and Dorchester. Carry straight on at the Round House Roundabout ( junction of A31 and A 350 ). Continue on A31 until you pass the World's End PH on your left.
After a short distance, turn right into Winterborne Zelston, directly opposite the Botany Bay PH. Proceed to the bottom of the hill. At the 'T' junction turn left. Proceed for 400 yards. Cross over the bridge on your Right Hand Side onto private gravel driveway. Riverside Cottage is situated on your left.

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Added on Rightmove:
27 June 2016

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