Crane Street, Cranborne, Wimborne, BH21

£600,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A stunning example of a sympathetically renovated Grade II listed cottage, situated in the idyllic village of Cranborne, within the rural retreat of Cranborne Chase; an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This beautifully presented property, which originally dates back to the 1600's, seamlessly blends a wealth of character features with bespoke modern fixtures and fittings, to provide a spacious and comfortable home throughout. The secluded grounds comprise of well maintained gardens, a good sized parking area and a detached barn incorporating a double garage, workshop and loft - this would offer potential to create a home office/studio, subject to necessary consents. Energy Performance Rating: D

This charming cottage is positioned in a convenient location within the heart of Cranborne village centre, with all the local amenities nearby. This peaceful and pretty village has a village shop / post office, a 1st and a middle school (both very highly praised by Ofsted), several good public houses, two hotels with restaurants which also include a Country Club and a Stately Home - Cranborne Manor incorporating a garden centre and tea rooms. The medieval village lies within the beautiful countryside of Cranborne Chase, designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The well known nearby market towns of Ringwood and Wimborne, which are approximately ten miles distant, offer excellent shopping facilities with both having a Waitrose supermarket. There are excellent schools both state and private nearby which include; Canford, Bryanston, Sandleheath Manor, Sandroyd and Clayesmore. The superb outdoor pursuits in the area include; walking, riding and cycling at Cranborne Chase or within the New Forest, approx seven miles away. The cathedral city of Salisbury is approx eighteen miles distant. For commuters, the A31 and A338 are easily accessed at Ringwood, and heading south-west you will reach Bournemouth, Poole and the coast. Heading east along the A31 the city of Southampton is approx 18 miles distant (from Ringwood) via the M27, and onwards to London via the M3. There are national airports at Bournemouth and Southampton, and mainline railway stations at Bournemouth, Southampton and Salisbury. Regular National Express coaches depart from Ringwood to London Victoria

A covered thatched porch and front door opens into a particularly spacious reception/dining hall, finished with attractive wood-block flooring and comprising an oak staircase rising to the first floor and beams to the ceiling (which also feature in the two principal reception rooms). Adjacent, the elegant sitting room has a double aspect, with an inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove providing an attractive focal point. The second reception room is currently used as a dining room, and also features an impressive brick inglenook fireplace and wood-block flooring, and is semi-open plan to the rear aspect kitchen/breakfast room, which has underfloor heating. The modern kitchen is fitted with a good range of cream units, with slate work-surfaces and a range of quality integrated Neff appliances, including a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, inset oven, combination oven and induction hob. The breakfast area offers ample space for a breakfast table with a glazed roof above providing ample natural light and French doors opening onto the beautiful gardens. A separate utility room provides space for further appliances, and houses the oil fired boiler, with a back door to the side aspect. Leading off the kitchen is a useful shower room with a WC, which is fully tiled.

From the first floor landing, with cupboard housing the pressurised hot water tank, are four bedrooms and a beautifully presented family bathroom suite; with underfloor heating and comprising an oval bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash basin and WC. The well appointed master bedroom has the benefit of two built in wardrobes either side of the chimney breast and a quality fitted en-suite shower room, which includes a large walk in shower cubicle. Both bathroom suites feature attractive window shutters. Bedrooms two and three have an aspect to the front, whilst bedroom four has a rear aspect and a walk in wardrobe. Unlike many traditional thatched cottages which have restricted head height, this cottage boasts exceptional headroom throughout the majority of the property.

To the front of the property is a pedestrian gate and path leading to the front entrance, and a wrought iron gate and low hedge to the boundary. There is vehicular access around the side of the property, through a five bar gate, to a good sized shingle parking area and the substantial detached Barn, which incorporates a double garage with twin doors, an adjacent workshop/store and useful loft space above; the barn offers tremendous potential to convert into an office or annexe accommodation, subject to planning planning permission and any other necessary consents. The gardens have been beautifully maintained and are mainly laid to lawn, with a superb terrace positioned to make the most of the evening sun, bordered by pretty flower/shrub beds. Mature hedging to the boundaries provide a good degree of privacy.

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