West Borough, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 5
An impressive, double-fronted 5 bedroom detached Edwardian house in the favoured West Borough, within a short, level walk of The Square and The Tivoli Theatre, and Wimborne town centre's many other amenities. This fine family house has a superb, west facing garden extending to about 150ft, with a gate to a footpath leading to Redcotts Recreation Ground.

Traditionally built circa 1908, and occupied by the current owners for over 30 years, the house has facing brick elevations, stone sills and mullions, 2 high gables, and a roof of small plain tiles with 2 high brick chimneys. It boasts many character features including sash windows, superb fireplaces, dado and picture rails and cornicing. There is gas central heating and off road parking for 3 vehicles.

Stone steps lead to the front door. The long entrance hall has a feature arch, cornicing, dado rail, under stairs storage cupboard and built-in larder. There is a fully tiled ground floor shower room. The attractive dual aspect drawing room, which was formerly 2 rooms, has a magnificent full height tiled fireplace with ornate timber surround, inset mirror, tiled hearth and wall light points. There is a separate dining room with feature cast iron fireplace, adjacent bookshelves and dresser. The kitchen/breakfast room, at the rear of the house, has oak units, work surfaces, stainless steel sink, double fan oven, 4-burner hob, extractor unit, space for dishwasher, small dresser with arch over, space for fridge-freezer, and a lovely view of the rear garden. There is also a boot room (with butler's sink, beech work surfaces, base and wall cupboards, laminate flooring, airing cupboard with tank, space for white goods and half glazed door to outside) and a cloakroom with WC and wash basin.

A staircase with a mahogany handrail and spindles leads to a lower landing with a WC. 3 steps lead to the upper landing which has loft access. Bedrooms 1 and 2, to the front, both have charming cast iron fireplaces. Bedroom 3 has a fireplace and a fine view over the rear garden and Redcotts Recreation Ground. Bedroom 4 has a fireplace, a wardrobe, a vanity unit with inset wash basin, and a fine view over the rear garden. Bedroom 5 is a single room currently used as a study. Off the lower landing there is a spacious bathroom with a bath on a pedestal, vanity unit with inset wash basin, WC, bidet, blanket cupboard with sliding doors, and wrought iron fireplace.

An in-and-out tarmac driveway, partly screened by a laurel hedge, provides parking for 3 vehicles. There is an established wisteria, and a stone retaining wall planted with roses, lilac and other shrubs. The west facing rear garden is a particular feature, extending to about 150ft in length, with a gate leading to a footpath to Redcotts Recreation Ground. There is a large Indian sandstone entertaining terrace wrapping around the rear of the house, and a large expanse of lawn with herbaceous borders. The garden is well stocked with plants and shrubs including a mature gingko biloba tree, prunus, holly, camellia and fuchsia. A paved pathway leads to a fruit and vegetable area at the bottom of the garden.


From The Square, proceed along West Borough, staying in the left hand lane as you pass the Tivoli Theatre. Number 59 can be found on the left hand side, shortly after the left hand turning to School Lane.

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Christopher Batten

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