This is a remarkable and versatile home sitting in gorgeous and historic grounds. Originally forming parts of workers cottages it dates back to 1857 and has many original features which give it so much character.
The front door, which is rarely used by the present owners, sits at one side of the property and opens onto a large brick built PORCH, then steps up through the original mullion arch (once the original entrance) and onto flag stone floor which takie you into the house. To the left sits the large SITTING ROOM and GARDEN ROOM. The sitting room has a wonderful bay window with window seat, presently a perfect perching spot for the family dog to take in the sun! There are timber beams and a large open fireplace, making this a wonderful family room. The Garden Room is light and sunny and has patio door opening onto the garden. On the other side of the hallway is the formal DINING ROOM, another generous room with beams and masses of character. Into the INNER HALLWAY, where you will find a very useful walk-in UTILITY/LARDER and opposite is where the current owners have a small study area, which in turn leads to the KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM. An L-shaped room having a great area for meals overlooking the garden. The kitchen is fitted with wall and base units and usual white goods. Off the Inner Hall a door takes you into a fabulous BOOT ROOM, masses of space for dogs, cats, children and muddy boots, there is a sink for washing down paws and wellies! This takes you into an area with the original bread oven and a good sized OFFICE. A further door leads to a potential Annexe opportunity with a UTILITY ROOM, DOUBLE BEDROOM (bedroom 4) and a huge GAMES ROOM/STUDIO.
A wide staircase from the inner hallway rises to the 'quirky' split level FIRST FLOOR and further bedroom accommodation. To the left is the original part of the house, wood panelling and small corridor are evidence of times gone by. BEDROOMS 2 & 3 are found in this part of the house. BEDROOM 2 is a characterful DOUBLE ROOM overlooking the front and BEDROOM 3 is a decent sized SINGLE ROOM, which overlooks the lovely garden rear. These rooms share the FAMILY BATHROOM. Back onto the main landing and up a couple more wide steps to the MASTER BEDROOM. An extremely large room with light flooding in from two large windows overlooking the Purbeck Hills. Step up into the surprisingly generous EN-SUITE BATHROOM which has a tub and a shower cubicle as well as WC, wash basin, storage cupboard and a large walk-in area of storage.
The property sits in approximately 1.5 acres of glorious Registered Dorset NATURAL WILDLIFE GARDEN. Private and bordered, almost exclusively, with mature hedges and mostly laid to lawn, the grounds are a delight. There is a SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENT, which is believed to be a Bronze Age Barrow, on the site which is surrounded by woodland and there are large TERRACED areas for outside entertaining and enjoying the sunshine with friends. Rain water runs naturally fron the roof through downpipes, under one of the terraces and into the NATURAL POND, which is sensibly fenced off from dogs and children! These sumptuous grounds also have a SUMMER HOUSE and an original Victorian Great Western Railway HORSEBOX CARRIAGE, which, rather romantically, has the original house front door as its door. All this and stunning views across to the Purbeck Hills to the front and Wareham Common to the rear.
Located on the edges of Wareham Common and with fabulous countryside walks across the common and into the town. Wareham is a charming riverside market town, surrounded by ancient Saxon Walls and with an eclectic mix of shop and restaurants. There is even a delightful independent cinema which hosts the Purbeck Film Festival. There are good schools, churches, a yacht club and golf course as well as lovely walks and a close proximity to the stunning Jurassic Coast and the fabulous beaches at Studland, Swanage and Lulworth Cove. From the mainline railway station at Wareham you can be in London/Waterloo in 2 1/2 hours.
From DOMVS Wareham office, turn left at the traffic lights onto West Street. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit A352 towards Dorchester/Weymouth. In approx. 1 mile just over the railway bridge turn, taking the right hand fork onto the lane to the gate at the end on the left.