Wimborne Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A well presented, 3 double bedroom detached country house with double garaging, excellent parking and beautiful gardens, in a slightly elevated position adjoining open countryside, with impressive views across the Tarrant Valley.

Converted from a barn in 1949, and subject to later extensions, Barn Cottage has undergone a programme of refurbishment in recent years.

It is situated at the edge of this sought after Tarrant Valley village, a short walk from the True Lovers Knot pub/restaurant, about 5 miles from Wimborne Minster and 4 miles from Blandford Forum. Tarrant Keyneston has a parish church and a busy village hall. The nearest primary schools are located in the nearby villages of Spetisbury and Pamphill, and Dumpton Preparatory School can be found just outside of Wimborne. The wider area is well served by state and independent schools including The Blandford School, Queen Elizabeth's, Bryanston, Clayesmore and Canford. The popular coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are within 30 minutes' drive.

An arched entrance porch leads to the reception hall which has a built-in coat cupboard and a cloakroom.

The spacious, L-shaped lounge/dining room enjoys a dual aspect and features a brickette fireplace with a log burner. Double glazed doors lead out to the south facing rear conservatory which has fitted blinds, 2 radiators, double glazed French doors to the garden, and a lovely outlook.

The modern fitted kitchen has an excellent range of units incorporating a gas hob (LPG), extractor, AEG electric double oven, integrated dishwasher, drawer freezer and separate fridge. There is a large walk-in pantry, and a separate laundry cupboard providing space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. A door leads to a side conservatory/boot room housing an oil fired Grant combination central heating boiler (fitted circa 2016,) and a cupboard containing the LPG bottle for the gas hob.

From the reception hall, stairs lead to the galleried first floor landing, which has a cupboard). There are 3 double bedrooms. The dual aspect master bedroom has a large walk-in wardrobe, open views to the front and rear, and an en suite shower room.

The family bathroom has a modern suite (with WC, bidet, wash basin and bath (with wall mounted shower fitment).

Barn Cottage is set nicely back from the road and is accessed off a small, private lane. A blocked paved driveway (with a reinforced area for a motorhome/caravan) provides ample off road parking and leads to a double garage (with an electric up-and-over door, lighting and power points).

The delightful cottage style gardens are beautifully maintained. The gravelled front garden is bounded by an established hedge, and is arranged for ease of maintenance, with a seating area to take advantage of the superb rural views.

The gardens extend to the side of the house where there are lawns interspersed with well stocked shrub beds. The rear garden adjoins open countryside. There is a paved terrace adjacent to the house, with steps leading to a raised lawn punctuated with fruit trees and well stocked flower beds.


From Wimborne, proceed towards Blandford on the B3082, past Kingston Lacy House and through the avenue of beech trees beside Badbury Rings. Proceed down the hill into Tarrant Keyneston, and Barn Cottage is the second property on the left hand side (accessed off a small, private lane fronting onto Wimborne Road).

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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