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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Anderson, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 9HD

Guide Price £875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A substantial country home set within beautifully maintained gardens and grounds.
  • Ideally located for easy access to the A31, Wimborne, Poole and Dorchester.
  • Delightful rural views, double garage, double carport with room above and driveway parking.
  • Beautifully presented, spacious accommodation with potential for further annex accommodation (STP).
  • Reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/family room, utility and office.
  • 4 double bedrooms (1 ensuite), large family bathroom.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautifully presented, substantial country home set on the edge of this favoured village, ideally located for access to the larger centres of Poole, Wimborne and Dorchester.

Built in 1998, this substantial country home is set within beautifully maintained gardens and grounds on the edge of this popular rural village. Offering delightful, uninterrupted views over surrounding countryside, there is easy access to the A31 and the larger centres of Poole, Bournemouth and Wimborne.

Located along a no-through road, the property is approached via a pair of electric double gates which open into a large shingle driveway. With off-road parking for a number of cars, there is a brick built outbuilding comprising a double car port, a double garage and a large versatile room above.

With traditional brick and clay tile elevations under a clay tiled roof, the property offers immaculately presented and well-planned accommodation finished to a high specification throughout. The front door opens into a grand reception hall. With ‘Karndean’ flooring, a staircase rises to the first floor and an opening leads to the light and spacious main hall.

The double aspect sitting room affords delightful views over the gardens and has an impressive brick built fireplace with inset ‘Dovre’ wood burning stove. The spacious dining room is accessed via pair of timber glazed double doors from the main hall and has windows and a door leading to a paved area to the rear of the property.

The real heart of this home is the impressive kitchen/family room which has recently been extended by the current owners to create a wonderful living space with a delightful outlook over the gardens. The recently upgraded kitchen comprises a comprehensive range of floor and wall mounted units with granite worktops and tiled splashbacks. There is an inset 1.5 sink and integrated appliances to include ‘Neff’ double oven, grill and induction hob, dishwasher, wine cooler and American style fridge freezer. An opening leads through to the light and airy family room. With large picture windows, French doors lead to the rear garden and there is space for a table and chairs as well as additional space for arm chairs or a sofa. A stable door leads to the utility room providing further worktop space with an inset Belfast sink and space for appliances. Housing the boiler, there is also a door to outside, a useful storage cupboard and a door leading to a recently upgraded stylish cloakroom.

Completing the ground floor accommodation is a useful office with a comprehensive range of fitted storage. Located at the rear of the property, there is a window with views over the rear garden.

The staircase leads from the reception hall to a light and spacious landing. There is a feature semi-circle window and two further windows to the front elevation affording impressive, uninterrupted rural views over open countryside.

The superb, double aspect master bedroom is located to one end of the property and enjoys rural views to the front aspect. There is a range of fitted storage to include wardrobes and a dressing table. A door leads to the ensuite shower room, comprising double shower, vanity unit with wash hand basin and storage below, a WC and a bidet. There is a feature recess with glass shelving and a window to the rear elevation.

The second double bedroom is of a generous size and features fitted wardrobes and a window to the rear elevation. There is the useful addition of a door to the main bathroom allowing it to be utilised as an ensuite bathroom if required.

Bedrooms 3 and 4 are both generous double rooms with a range of fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 3 enjoys delightful rural views.

The impressive main bathroom has been recently upgraded with a stylish suite comprising large double shower with rainfall shower head and sliding glazed door, vanity unit with storage below and two sinks with mixer taps, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment and WC. There is a window to the rear and a door leads to the second bedroom.

The double carport and double garage are a particular feature, with covered walkway leading to the rear entrance. The double garage is accessed via either an up and over door to the front or a personnel door from the carport. With power and lighting there are a range of fitted units providing a workspace and storage.

To the left of the garage is a staircase leading to the room above. A door opens into a lobby area with a large storage cupboard which provides potential to be converted into a cloakroom. A further door leads to the main room. This large and versatile space has previously been utilised as a home office. Dormer and Velux windows to the front and rear aspects provide ample natural light.

The property is set within beautifully maintained, partially walled gardens and grounds. In addition to the large driveway, double garage and carport, there is a further brick paved parking area to the front of the property accessed via a side gate which provides further off-road parking if required.

The remaining gardens to the front of the property are mainly laid to lawn and bordered by a mixed hedge providing privacy from the lane. With well-stocked borders abutting the house, there are Rose and Clematis clad trellises and an arch with a path leading to the side of the house.

There is additional access to the lane via a pair of timber gates providing a suitable area for parking a boat or caravan if required. This area is currently set aside for vegetable growing with timber raised beds and shaded by a wall.

Adjoining the side of the house is a delightful paved area suitable for a table and chairs and shaded by a pergola with Clematis and Wisteria. There is a large timber raised bed, well-stocked with a range of specimen plants and shrubs.

The rear garden is walled and mainly laid to sweeping lawns. Abutting the wall are planted, raised borders. A pathway abuts the rear of the house and leads to an additional paved area. Also accessed via the dining room and kitchen/family room, this area would be suitable for barbeques and entertaining.

The remaining gardens to the side of the property are mainly laid to lawn. There is a large greenhouse, an outside tap and a power socket. There is a recently replaced oil tank and a useful area for bin storage.

Anderson is a rural hamlet located near the larger village of Winterborne Kingston, providing a range of amenities to include popular Public Houses and a Parish Church. Bere Regis is approximately 4 miles with further amenities to include convenience stores and a filling station.

Located with easy access for the A31, Anderson provides an ideal base for those looking to be within a commutable distance to the larger centres of Poole (12 miles approx.) and Bournemouth (16 miles approx.). The Georgian market town of Blandford Forum is 8 miles approx., with Wimborne and Dorchester being 10 miles and 15 miles respectively (approx.) all providing a range of shopping, commercial and sporting facilities. There is a mainline station to London Waterloo at Wareham (8 miles approx.).

There are excellent schools within the area in both the private and state sectors to include Bryanston School, Queen Elizabeth’s School, The Blandford School and Dumpton School.

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