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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Manor Road, Gussage St Michael, Wimborne


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Tenure: Freehold

The Old Stables is a stunning, 3 double bedroom detached village home which was formerly the coach house to The Old Rectory, situated in the heart of the hamlet of Gussage St Michael, about 9 miles to the north of Wimborne Minster, on the fringe of the Cranborne Chase.

The Old Stables has been extended, restored and refurbished to a particularly high standard of specification, retaining much of its original character and charm, and now extending to about 1670 square feet of living space on 2 floors.

Gussage St Michael is a popular hamlet adjacent to the popular village of Gussage All Saints, and the property is accessible off a private gravelled driveway. Traditionally constructed, the building has solid walls of brick, with 4 hipped dormers to the front elevation, under a roof of small plain tiles.

The Old Stables stands in gardens and grounds of over a quarter of an acre, including garaging for 4 vehicles.

The property has a high oak-framed gabled entrance porch with a front door to the dining room. The dining room features a decorative Victorian style pewter fireplace, built-in store cupboards, and a flagstone floor extending through to the kitchen/breakfast room. The recently fitted kitchen/breakfast room has a range of storage cupboards and drawers, post formed worktops and an inset ceramic 1.5 bowl sink. A particular feature is a Sandyford oil fired range cooker which also supplies the central heating and domestic hot water. There is space for an American style fridge/freezer, a Schott Ceran ceramic hob, and a number of free-standing Old England style units (which are available by separate negotiation and include a butcher's block style island unit.)

The charming sitting room has a large inglenook style fireplace with a wood burning stove, 2 fitted full height shelved wall units, and double glazed French doors to the garden. There is a magnificent oak-framed conservatory of contemporary design, with double glazed roof and 4 pairs of double glazed French doors opening onto the rear garden. The conservatory has a Travertine floor with electric under floor heating.

There is a wet room with a modern, contemporary style suite comprising concealed low cistern WC, marble worktop, inset wash hand basin, fully tiled walk-in shower, and high gabled ceiling. The utility room has space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.

From the sitting room a dogleg staircase leads to the split level landing which has double glazed Velux skylights. Bedroom 1 has a range of built-in wardrobe cupboards and exposed timbers. The family bathroom includes a rolltop bath, a high cistern WC and a wash basin. Bedroom 2 has an en-suite shower room, and Bedroom 3 (which is L shaped) has dual aspect windows and a wash basin.

The Old Stables fronts directly onto Manor Road, and has a high brick garden wall with a pedestrian gate providing access to the front garden. A gravelled driveway provides access to three properties and extends to the rear of The Old Stables, where there is a substantial double garage (with up-and-over doors, lighting and power points.) There is also a recently built oak-framed, open-fronted barn style double garage, and a gate leads to the rear garden.

The cottage style garden is beautifully maintained, with lawns and well stocked flower and shrub borders. There are meandering garden footpaths, with a central waterfall water feature, and to the rear of the garden there is a SUPERB SUMMERHOUSE, ideal for use as a home office or studio. It is well insulated, with lighting and power.

The garden extends to the front of the property where there is a terrace with pergola and established climbing plants. This forms a semi-walled garden and the property adjoins OPEN COUNTRYSIDE.

Agents' Note: To the far side of the property there is a kitchen garden, with raised beds and brick outbuildings. This area is currently rented and held on licence from FC Rowe, Manor Farm, and we understand this is available if a purchaser wishes to continue with the arrangement.



DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne for approximately 5 miles. Turn left at The Horton Inn, and proceed over a stone bridge. Continue towards the Blandford-Salisbury Road and, after about 3.5 miles, turn right, signposted to Gussage St Michael. Proceed down a steep hill, and Manor Road can be found at the bottom of the hill, on the left hand side. The Old Stables is immediately on the right.

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