Merley Ways, Wimborne, Dorset

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Bedrooms: 3
A delightful 3 bedroom detached cottage style family home situated in the prestigious Merley Ways, less than half a mile to the south of Wimborne Minster. The property is set in a SUPERB LOCATION ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER STOUR with DIRECT RIVER FRONTAGE, FISHING RIGHTS, A MOORING, and AN AMAZING OUTLOOK OVER THE RIVER STOUR, WATER MEADOWS, CANFORD BRIDGE AND BEYOND.

Traditionally built in 1956, the property has painted brick elevations under a small plain tiled roof. It is connected to all mains services, with a gas heating system (combination boiler), UPVC double glazed windows throughout, and quality oak laminate flooring to the hallway, kitchen and garden room.

The property is beautifully presented throughout, with great potential to extend the existing accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents. In addition, a purchaser may consider demolishing the existing house, and build a new home which has been done with other properties in the road, subject to the necessary planning consents.


Merley Ways is a popular residential location less than half a mile to the south of Wimborne town centre offering an excellent range of amenities, and easily accessible by road to the coastal resort of Poole which has a mainline rail link to London Waterloo. Excellent schools for all ages are within easy reach, including boys' and girls' grammar schools, Dumpton, Castle Court and Canford.

A covered entrance porch with quarry tiled floor and down timber leads to an entrance hall having quality flooring, and 3 steps lead down to a ground floor cloakroom.

The dual aspect sitting room has a superb picture window overlooking the River Stour and water meadows. There is a separate dining room which could easily be used as a study (with floor-to-ceiling cupboards) leads through to the garden room which has 3 large picture windows enjoying a fantastic outlook over the River Stour and water meadows, and a double glazed casement door leading out to the terrace.

The kitchen comprises an excellent range of units, granite working surfaces with ceramic 1.5 under bowl sink and mixer tap, Bosch split level single oven, microwave/grill, inset 4-burner Neff hob, extractor unit, integrated dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer, downlighters, built-in larder cupboard, and walkway through to the garden room.

From the hallway, a dog leg staircase leads to a half landing with 5 steps to the first floor landing where there is a blanket cupboard and access to loft.

The double aspect main bedroom has a large picture window with a superb view over the River Stour and beyond, and a built-in double wardrobe. Bedroom 2 is a good sized double bedroom which also enjoys a dual aspect with lovely views over the River Stour. The third bedroom which is presently used as a study is a good sized room with superb views. There is a shower room comprising a corner shower (with glass sliding doors, electric shower and handspray attachment), pedestal wash hand basin, WC, tiled walls, Karndean flooring, and downlighters.

A large pavioured driveway provides off road parking for at least 3 vehicles leads to a semi-integral single garage with timber doors, lighting and power, and personal side door. The front garden is enclosed by timber panelled fencing and mixed hedgerows, with a pebble bed (with water feature and waterfall), palm tree, conifer and Acer.

The rear garden ENJOYS A SUPERB OUTLOOK, with a large, well maintained rectangular shaped lawn, split level entertaining terraces, seating area, and is retained by stone walling. Stone steps lead down to a mooring which is planted either side with heathers, and spring and summer flowers. From the mooring, there is a launch area, retained walling, and a lovely seating area enjoying AN OUTSTANDING VIEW.


From Wimborne, proceed in a southerly direction along Poole Road, over Canford Bridge and up Oakley Hill. Take the first turning on the right into Merley Ways. Turn right at the T-junction, and the property can be found on the right hand side.

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01202 841171

Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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