Woodcutts Farm Cottages, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A beautifully presented 3 double bedroom semi-detached Edwardian former Gaunts Estate cottage, that in recent years has been substantially extended, refurbished and restored to a particularly high standard.

The cottage dates back to 1901 and is set on a superb site that extends to about 0.3 of an acre in total and has the benefit of some outstanding views over open countryside.

Woodcutts Lane is an idyllic country lane that runs from Gaunts Common village and links up with the Cranborne Road. It is tucked well away from main roads and traffic noise. Local shopping facilities are available in Furzehill village and Wimborne town centre is about 2.5 miles away.

Traditionally constructed, the house has facing red brick elevations, under a small clay tiled roof. The house benefits from UPVC double glazed windows and doors. The property is connected to mains electricity and water. No gas is available and there is private drainage by septic tank.

The house has many outstanding features. There is a large living room (formerly two separate reception rooms) with an open fireplace, inset multi-fuel burner stove, fitted dresser unit and a quality engineered oak floor. The sitting room leads to a large kitchen/breakfast room which has a range of polished oak working surfaces, butlers sink, Rangemaster range cooker recessed into an alcove with mantel over and a good range of storage cupboards. A walkway leads to a large family room with triple aspect and door access to the gardens. The family room has a superb view over the garden.

The first floor has 3 double bedrooms (two having feature cast iron fireplaces) and the main bedroom has an en suite shower room and a large en suite dressing room/office.


Outside, there is a large detached single garage that was built in 2013. The cottage is approached from the highway through a 5-bar gate, along a gravelled driveway.

The gardens are an outstanding feature of the house and lie mainly to the south and west of the property. The gardens are enclosed by substantial timber fencing and hedgerows and close boarded fencing to the driveway. There is a large expanse of well maintained lawn with well stocked and colourful flower borders. Established apple tree. Large green painted aluminium framed Rhino greenhouse and water butt.

Adjacent to the lawn, there is a large Indian sandstone entertaining terrace with mosaic feature. Raised vegetable garden area. Brick outbuilding, Keter shed and storage area to the rear of the garage.

To the front of the house, there is a raised brick capped water feature. Brick steps and a single gate leads to the village road.



From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 Wimborne to Cranborne Road. Turn right at Furzehill and proceed through the village with The Stocks on the left hand side. Bear left at Pig Oak into Petersham Lane, signposted to Gaunts Common. As you approach Gaunts Common village, Holt Football Club can be seen on the right hand side, turn left into Woodcutts Lane. 3 Woodcutts Farm Cottages can be found on the right hand side, after about half a mile.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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