Little Orchard is a charming, "chocolate box" part thatched, part tiled family home set in just under two acres of well established grounds and adjoining paddock, which provide peace, tranquillity and seclusion on the fringes of the popular Dorset village of Corfe Mullen. Simply bursting with character features, this delightful property has been lovingly restored and refurbished by the current owners who have been in residence for some 20 years.
The well proportioned accommodation provides an ideal setting for a home business. Tastefully decorated in a neutral palette throughout, the property has a light and airy ambience.
On the ground floor, the social heart of the property is perhaps the large modern family kitchen, fitted to a high specification with a generous range of base and wall units and laid with rustic tiled flooring throughout. Curved base units create a smooth flow and a circular island table provides excellent breakfast seating. Glazed doors open to a decked terrace, shaded by a timber pergola - an ideal social space for alfresco dining. There is also a utility room and ground floor cloakroom.
For family gatherings, a large formal dining room with a wooden beamed ceiling and inglenook style fireplace with fitted woodburner provides generous entertaining space and across the welcoming entrance hall, steps rise to a very well proportioned, triple aspect lounge - perfect for relaxation, enjoying views of the grounds. Laid with mellow wooden flooring, a notable feature is the exposed brick fireplace with fitted woodburner and bressumer beam over. French doors lead out, through an enclosed porch to the beautiful garden and to the rear, door leads to a discreetly located study, well equipped with a range of bespoke fitted units providing ideal home office space. A door to the rear leads to outside.
There are two staircases to the first floor, where there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms - all of which are beautifully styled. Bedrooms one and four are set above the lounge and accessed via stairs from the main entrance hall. Bedroom one is dual aspect and has the benefit of a generous range of fitted wardrobes and both rooms are served by a stylishly appointed bathroom with wooden dado panelling and a roll top bath. Across the landing there is access to Bedroom two, which also has fitted wardrobes and a door to the other end of the room leading to a second, luxuriously appointed bathroom/shower room. Bedroom three is located above the kitchen and can be accessed from the second staircase located off the dining room.
Outside, the property has secure gated access and ample off road parking with a detached garage. The grounds are an absolute delight - a haven for wildlife - the current owners having created a flourishing orchard, raised vegetable beds, a wildlife pond with decking and numerous locations from which to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
The property has private, septic tank drainage and its very own lined well - with drinking quality water! Heating is oil fired by two boilers - one at each end of the property and the re-thatching of the ridge and roadside elevation is already scheduled for mid September - having been unavoidably delayed from Spring this year.
EPC: E Corfe Mullen is just a few miles west of the charming Minster town of Wimborne nestled between the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the North, The New Forest National Park to the East and the famous World Heritage Jurassic coastline to the South.
The town itself offers an eclectic mix of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars together with a variety of independent retail outlets. The Tivoli theatre offers theatre, concert and cinema entertainment and a Waitrose store is nearby.
Poole and Bournemouth train stations offer a regular main line train service to London (Waterloo). Bournemouth and Southampton airports both offer flights to a range of domestic and foreign destinations. Cross channel ferries sail from Poole and Portsmouth.
From West Borough and Wimborne Square, regular bus services operate to the surrounding towns which all offer a good range of shops and services.
There are a number of well-regarded private and state schools in the area including Queen Elizabeth's and Dumpton School, Canford, Bryanston and Clayesmore. Public leisure facilities are available at Queen Elizabeth's Leisure Centre. There are lovely countryside walks locally and along the World Heritage Jurassic Coast footpaths to the south. Sailing and other water sports can be enjoyed in Poole Harbour.