Water Street, Wimborne, Dorset

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A well presented 3 bedroom detached house situated in a delightful setting overlooking a winterbourne in the picturesque village of Cranborne which is located in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property features a sitting room, a separate dining room (with a vaulted ceiling), a large rear conservatory, a garage, and, to the rear, an extensive garden.

This charming village, which is the home of Lord Cranborne, has a thriving community with a well equipped village hall, a sports club and field, and a children's recreation area. The historic Fleur De Lys Inn has a reputable tradition, and La Fosse Restaurant runs supper clubs. No 10 Castle Street is a country club, and there is also the Sheaf of Arrows Inn. Cranborne Garden Centre serves lunches and teas and has a gift shop. There is a well stocked WVC Book Shop and Sewing Room. Cranborne Village Stores and Post Office is well stocked and supplies home cooked food. Other local businesses include the award-winning Book & Bucket Cheese Company, Sixpenny Handley Brewery and Orchard Bakery. Cranborne has a GP surgery and pharmacy, a first school and nursery, and a middle school. The beautiful, historic church of St Mary and St Bartholomew is in the centre of the village, and there is a limited bus service to Verwood and Ringwood.

The village of Cranborne is situated adjacent to the famous Cranborne Chase which offers many scenic walks, about 10 miles to the north of Wimborne Minster, which provides a wide range of amenities, and about 18 miles from the coastal town of Poole. There is good road access to the city of Salisbury. Both Poole and Salisbury have mainline rail links to London Waterloo.

The property was built in the mid-1960s and was originally occupied by Cranborne's last policeman. The present owner has lived here since 2010, and during this time, the property has undergone a programme of extension, re-modelling and refurbishment to a high standard of specification. It benefits from an oil fired central heating system, cavity wall insulation, a water softener, timber sealed unit double glazed windows, and solar panels which benefit from a rebate.

A high gabled entrance porch and front door lead to the reception hall where there are under stairs storage cupboards.

The sitting room features an Adam style open fireplace (with fitted wall units to either side), and a pair of French doors open through to a large rear conservatory which has a ceramic tiled floor, and double glazed French doors to the rear garden.

There is a separate dining room featuring a vaulted ceiling and double glazed French doors leading out to the rear garden terrace.

The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room comprises an extensive range of units, worktops, Neff electric induction hob, cooker hood, electric double oven, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher, and space for table and chairs. In addition, there is a utility room with a sink, space and plumbing for washing machine, door to a covered side porch, and door to a cloakroom (with WC and wash basin.)

From the reception hall, a straight staircase (with turned spindles) leads to the galleried first floor landing which has an airing cupboard, and access to the loft space (with retractable ladder.)

Bedrooms 1 and 2 have built-in wardrobes, and bedroom 3 enjoys a delightful aspect over the rear garden. The family bath/shower room comprises a panelled bath, walk-in shower, WC and wash basin.

A driveway provides ample off road parking and leads to a detached garage with up-and-over door, lighting and power points. The front garden, which is enclosed by a low brick garden wall, is lawned and interspersed with a selection of shrubs. A side gate gives access to the rear garden where there is an external oil fired central heating boiler, and to the rear of the garage there is a tool shed. The extensive rear garden affords a large degree of privacy. There is a paved terrace with a low retaining wall and steps leading to a raised garden with greenhouse, lawns, rose garden, 2 herbaceous borders, soft fruit cage, kitchen garden, and fruit trees including damson, apple and plum.


From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 to Cranborne. On entering the village, proceed past Cranborne Garden Centre on the left and continue down the hill into the centre of the village. Follow the road round to the right, with the Fire Station on the left. With a thatched cottage on your left, turn right into Water Street. The property is the fifth house on the left.

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01202 841171

Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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