Ringwood Road, Wimborne, Dorset

£975,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 8
An unusual 4 bedroom chalet style bungalow with an attached 2 bedroom annexe/bungalow, situated at the head of a long, private lane, well away from main roads and traffic noise, on a site extending to about 1.841 acres.

Built as a bungalow around 1948, Homestead Farm was substantially extended in 1970. 2 first floor bedrooms and a shower room were added in 2015, and an attached bungalow. This could be incorporated within the main house or used as a self-contained, dependent relative's suite, annexe or offices.

The large, flat grounds are a particular feature, backing directly onto a private woodland which has a separate vehicular access onto Verwood Road. Outbuildings include a large double garage block (presently used as an office/studio,) a large workshop and a separate office block, and cabin.

The access lane leads into a large gravelled courtyard with excellent parking for horse boxes/trailers/vehicles.

There is also an outdoor heated swimming pool with an adjacent pool house and changing rooms extending to about 580 square feet.

Homestead Farm is traditionally built, with a brick plinth and quoins, rendered panels and a ridged tiled roof, the house is connected to all mains services and benefits from gas central heating and UPVC double glazing. Homestead Farm will appeal to purchasers seeking a substantial rural home which could accommodate 2 families or a dependent relative, with large, secluded grounds backing onto open woodland, fields and heathland. There is also direct access to a bridle way to Moors Valley and Ringwood Forest, where there are many scenic walks.

The property is set about a quarter of a mile from the centre of Three Legged Cross, a popular village about 8 miles north of Wimborne and 4 miles from Ringwood, with easy access to the A31, the M27 to Southampton and the M3 to London. The coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth both have mainline rail links to London Waterloo.

The property is accessed via a covered, arched entrance porch which leads into a hallway with an archway to a large sitting room (with open fireplace and wood burning stove). The spacious, dual aspect dining room which has an impressive cast iron Victorian style fireplace, overlooks the front and side gardens.

There is a large kitchen/breakfast room with an excellent range of work surfaces, antique pine framed units, recess with mantel over and inset Rangemaster range cooker (with 5-burner hob, griddle, 2 ovens and warming drawer), space for washing machine, integrated fridge, ceramic tiled floor and downlighters.

The separate utility room has a range of fitted units, a door to outside, and a link to the annexe.

An inner hallway leads to 2 double bedrooms, and there is a contemporary style, fully tiled family bath/shower room with a free standing bath tub, a large walk-in shower and a fitted linen cupboard.

The first floor has 2 further bedrooms including superb, dual aspect master bedroom with an en suite shower room.

The attached bungalow/annexe comprises a large, triple aspect living room overlooking the main terrace and pool, a kitchen with worktops, units and built-in appliances, 2 double bedrooms, and a bath/shower room.

Homestead Farm is accessed off a long, private, tarmac lane leading into a gravelled courtyard. There is a detached garage block with a hipped tiled roof, single barn and office block. The main barn, which is mainly of concrete block construction with an asphalt roof, is currently used as 4 offices. An adjacent barn has a sliding steel door and a roof. There is parking for numerous vehicles, boats, trailers, caravans etc, and a large, lined timber cabin with a kitchenette and a shower room.

The gardens are flat, and enclosed by a grass bank, close boarded fencing and a tree line. There are 2 large areas of grass divided by a post-and-rail fence and a mixed hedge.

Behind the property, a gravelled courtyard leads to a large, heated swimming pool (measuring approximately 30' x 10', heated by mains gas, with a sand filter and pump) set in a paved terrace enclosed by brick walling and trellising. Adjacent to the pool there is a substantial pool house/changing room complex comprising a conservatory, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen, which could be used as a holiday let.

Directions

From the roundabout in the centre of Three Legged Cross, proceed east towards Ringwood. After about half a mile, the driveway to Homestead Farm can be found on the left hand side, before reaching the garden centre on the right.

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Christopher Batten

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