Tenure: FreeholdA beautifully presented detached Georgian cottage with a detached bungalow and timber lodge within the extensive grounds offering versatile accommodation with up to 5 bedrooms and the space to operate a business from home. The owners inform us that it was originally built in 1724 and it is positioned on a wonderful, mature and private plot approaching 0.6 of an acre in the delightful rural hamlet of Little Canford.
This delightful home retains much of its original charm and offers character features such as beamed ceilings, a wonderful fireplace in the lounge which has an inset wood burning stove and substantial antique brick inglenook style surround, attractive brick tile open fireplace in the dining room and character internal doors. The property has been tastefully and sympathetically improved over the years by the current owners to include a superb, spacious, split-level refitted kitchen/breakfast room with gas fired range cooker (which supplies the domestic hot water and central heating), a splendid master suite with four piece en-suite bathroom, re-fitted four piece family bathroom and a ground floor cloakroom.
The property further benefits from individually designed and built double glazing in keeping with the character of this lovely home. A particular feature is the individual size of most rooms which provide generous accommodation with a bright and airy feel, unexpected in a character cottage. The views from most rooms provide attractive rural aspects over the gardens and surrounding area, where there are other substantial character homes, and fields.
The grounds are enclosed by a mix of brick walls, fencing, hedging and trees and offer high levels of privacy and seclusion and are primarily laid to lawn with two paved patio areas. The property is approached via a double width block paved driveway which provides parking for six vehicles and leads to a detached double garage with pitched roof, power, lighting and personal door.
The frontage is approximately 150ft across and the front boundary is a most attractive character brick wall with gates leading to the front path and to the driveway. A gate on either side of the main house leads to the rear garden and provides private access to the bungalow. As well as the garage there are two further outbuildings and a Victorian style glass house, turning this property into an incredibly versatile home with income potential and the ability to run a business from home (subject to planning permission if required).
There is a detached, brick built one/two bedroomed cottage (currently rented out) with a bedroom, two bathrooms, bedroom/sitting room, kitchen and private patio/garden. It is separately metered and has many uses, either as a self-contained annexe, rental/holiday let potential, or just extra accommodation for a member of the family. The next outbuilding is a very large timber lodge with extensive insulation on a solid concrete base which has power and lighting and incorporates a separate large workshop, an insulated office/playroom/gymnasium with extensive power points set out for seven work stations which is double glazed and affords rural views over fields, a tool shed, and additional storage room.
Queen Anne Cottage is in an attractive hamlet setting within three miles of all the facilities, shops and schools in Wimborne Minster and Ferndown. It is also just five miles from Bournemouths International Airport.
From Ferndown Town Centre the distances are:
Bournemouth 7 miles Poole 8 miles London 100 miles Christchurch 8 miles
Wimborne 5 miles Wimborne 3 miles Dorchester 28 miles Ringwood 6 miles
Southampton 27 miles Winchester 35 miles
The heating system, mains and appliances have not been tested by Hearnes Estate Agents. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive.
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