Mannington, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A spacious 4 double bedroom detached bungalow set in gardens of about a third of an acre with a delightful outlook, in an idyllic rural location. The property offers great scope for improvement and roof conversion (subject to planning consent) and has double garaging, ample off road parking and outbuildings including a hay barn and 2 loose boxes.

Ferns stands in an unmade country lane within the hamlet of Mannington which has easy access to the Horton Road and the A31. The market town of Wimborne Minster is approximately 7 miles away, providing a wide range of amenities.

The spacious reception hall has a built-in coat/storage cupboard and access, via a retractable ladder, to an attic/playroom which provides great scope for conversion, subject to planning consent. There is an open plan living room/kitchen with a central lantern light, a wood burner, and double glazed French doors to a south westerly facing, raised sun deck.

The kitchen has an excellent range of units, solid walnut work surfaces, a large larder cupboard, an inlaid slate saucepan stand, a breakfast bar, an integrated dishwasher, and space for a range cooker and an upright fridge-freezer. There is a separate utility/boot room with a built-in broom cupboard, a quarry tiled floor, space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. There is also a cloakroom (with WC and wash basin) and a rear porch.

Bedroom 1 has a bay window to the front, bedroom 2 has a solid oak strip floor and a double glazed bay window to the front, bedroom 3 has a solid oak strip floor, and bedroom 4 has exposed floorboards, a vanity wash basin and an airing cupboard.

The family bath/shower room has a slipper bath, a large shower, a WC, a vanity wash basin and a quarry tiled floor.

A 5-bar gate leads to a gravel driveway providing ample off road parking. There is a detached double garage with up-and-over door, lighting, power points and a pitched roof offering ample eaves storage space.

Ferns sits within a garden plot of approximately a third of an acre which includes a stable block with 2 loose boxes and an adjacent hay barn.

The well maintained cottage style gardens feature a raised fishpond, a decking area with balustrade, lawns interspersed with shrub beds, a duck pond, a further lawn enclosed by a low picket fence, an established apple tree, a greenhouse and 2 timber sheds. There is a large degree of privacy and a delightful rural outlook.

The property is connected to mains electricity and water, and has private drainage and an oil fired central heating system (with an external boiler).


From Wimborne, proceed up Rowlands Hill and along Wimborne Road. At the war memorial, turn left into Colehill Lane. At the crossroads, proceed ahead towards Broomhill. At the next crossroads, proceed ahead. Continue to the T-junction, and turn right. Proceed to the Cross Keys Inn, and turn left into Burts Lane. Go over the ford, and continue down the lane. On the left hand side there is a large bungalow called Sunridge. Just beyond this, turn left into an unmade lane. Proceed down the lane and, at the fork, Ferns is ahead of you, on the corner.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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