Merley Lane, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 5
Ova is a simply stunning, older style 5 bedroom detached family home standing on a south facing site extending to a third of an acre with a large detached 4-car garage and studio/garden room. Built as a detached bungalow in the early 1940s and substantially re-modelled, extended and updated since 2000, the property offers superb accommodation arranged over 3 levels. It is for sale with NO FORWARD CHAIN.

Traditionally constructed, the house has colour-washed rendered elevations with shiplap boarding and a roof of small plain tiles. Although it has been updated, Ova retains much of its original character, and has numerous interesting features. The house is set back from the road and approached via a long, private driveway with secure entrance gates.

The property is situated in a quiet location in the original part of Merley Lane. Merley offers local shops, a First School and a health practice, and lies about 1.5 miles south of the market town of Wimborne Minster. There is easy access by road to the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo.

A covered entrance way with a quarry tiled floor leads to the reception hall which has a quarry tiled feature, an under stairs cupboard, a wide oak boarded floor, a boiler room and a cloakroom.

The drawing room has a wrought iron fireplace with a pine surround, and 2 pairs of casement doors to the garden. Overlooking the front garden, the dining room has a wide oak boarded floor and sliding glazed doors to the kitchen/breakfast room.

There is a large, dual aspect sitting room with a bay window to the front and a study overlooking the rear garden, with a wide oak boarded floor and a storage cupboard.

The superb, contemporary style kitchen/breakfast room features high gloss black granite work surfaces, a spacious island/breakfast bar, high gloss cupboards and drawers, full height retractable larder, stainless steel sink, 2 high level Velux rooflights, LED downlighters, integrated dishwasher, Neff twin ovens (with grills), 6-burner gas hob, state-of-the-art extractor, microwave, larder fridge, American style fridge-freezer and wide oak boarded floor.

The separate utility room has worktops, circular sink, cupboards, full height wall unit, space for washing machine and dryer and Velux rooflight, and a rear boot room (with a Velux rooflight) gives access to the garden.

From the reception hall, stairs lead to a semi-galleried first floor landing which has an under stairs storage space.

The master bedroom has an excellent range of fitted wardrobes, a superb view over the rear garden towards the coast, and an en suite shower room with double shower cubicle, basin, WC, dado panelling and tiled floor.

Bedroom 2, to the front, has a superb view over Fenners Recreation Ground, and an en suite shower room with a double shower. Bedroom 3, also to the front, has an en suite shower room with a double shower.

Bedroom 4 is a spacious double with a superb view to the rear, an excellent range of fitted wardrobes, and an en suite shower room with double shower, and bedroom 5 overlooks the rear garden.

The spacious family bathroom has a Victorian theme, with a feature Travertine marble floor, rolltop bath (with ball-and-claw feet), basin with upstand, and high level WC.

A staircase leads to the second floor which comprises a large games room of over 36ft in length, with 2 Velux rooflights and storage space. This room is an ideal cinema/recreation/studio space.

A tarmac slipway leads to a large tarmac driveway providing parking for at least 6 vehicles. Secure gates lead to a large 4-car garage/studio/annexe, with cement rendered elevations under a pitched, small tiled roof, an electric up-and-over door, power, lighting and excellent eaves storage space.

Beyond the garage there is a studio/garden room with 2 pairs of doors, a tiled floor, and exposed A-frame and ceiling timbers.

The rear garden is an outstanding feature, being flat and offering a high degree of privacy. There is a large, well maintained lawn, a wealth of trees and shrubs, raised planters, a cabin, a large circular terrace, a large entertaining terrace/barbecue area and a whiteware sink with cold water tap. The property has 6 exterior water taps in total.


From Wimborne, proceed south along Poole Road, over Canford Bridge and up Oakley Hill. Just before the Willett Arms, turn left into Oakley Lane. Turn right into Oakley Straight. At the T-junction, turn right, and number 34 can be found on the left hand side before reaching the junction with Rempstone Road.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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