Broomhill, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A delightful 3 bedroom detached thatched cottage offering a wealth of character and in excellent condition throughout, set on a large garden plot with OUTSTANDING VIEWS OVER THE ADJACENT FARMLAND, in the popular village of Broomhill, about 1.5 miles to the north of Wimborne Minster.

Built in the 18th century by the Bankes Estate, the cottage was substantially extended in the 1970s and now offers beautifully presented living accommodation arranged over 3 floors. Charming features including a wealth of exposed brick and timbers, an inglenook fireplace and some cylinder radiators.

Particularly worth of note is the magnificent kitchen/breakfast room which has bi-folding doors to the garden and a large format stone floor (with electric underfloor heating). There is a ground floor shower room and a first floor bathroom (with a contemporary rolltop bath).

Merrymeet Cottage is of part brick and part cob construction, with lime rendered walls (with timber features), a ridged thatched roof and a tall brick chimney. It is connected to mains electricity and water and has a private drainage system, oil fired central heating, and woodgrain UPVC double glazing throughout.

There is a post office/shop in the nearby village of Furzehill, and the market town of Wimborne Minster offers a comprehensive range of shops, schools and other amenities. There is easy access to the A31 and the M27 towards London, and the coastal resorts of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are within about 20 minutes' drive.

An entrance vestibule (with coat hanging area) leads to an entrance hallway. There is a shower room with a large, walk-in double shower, wash basin and WC.

The sitting room has exposed beams and a superb, recessed inglenook fireplace (with bressummer beam, brick hearth and wood burning stove).

The superb, L-shaped kitchen/family/dining room has bi-folding doors giving a lovely view over the garden and farmland beyond, and a further oak door to outside. The kitchen has oak work surfaces, a comprehensive range of units, a Bosch fan oven, a Bosch combi microwave and grill, a touch-control induction hob with extractor unit over, a dishwasher, space for a fridge/freezer, space for a dining table and 6 chairs, a seating area and LED lighting throughout.

From the sitting room, a staircase leads to the split level first floor landing where there is a built-in double wardrobe. Bedroom 2 has a large, built-in wardrobe.

An inner landing (with airing cupboard) leads to the dual aspect master bedroom which has views over farmland, exposed ceiling timbers, and built-in wardrobes. Bedroom 3 overlooks the rear garden and has a fitted wardrobe and dressing table. The well presented, partly tiled bathroom has a contemporary rolltop bath (with ball-and-claw feet), wash basin and WC.

From the village road, ledged-and-braced electric double gates lead to a gravelled courtyard with parking for 3-4 vehicles, a raised, brick lined thatched well (with security cover), and a detached garage.

The front garden is enclosed by high hedges and has a small lawn. There is a second driveway with ledged-and-braced timber gates, and an arched pedestrian gate.

The south easterly facing rear garden has a large, flat lawn enclosed by low hedges allowing fine open views over the adjacent farmland. There are borders planted with a wealth of shrubs, a raised stone rockery (with a palm tree and fuchsias), a log store, and a full width stone terrace.

There is a substantial, fully lined office/cabin with light and power, and a large, timber workshop and storage area, half of which is used as a utility room, with an outside boiler and oil tank.


From Wimborne, proceed up Rowlands Hill towards Colehill, and along Wimborne Road. At the war memorial, turn left into Colehill Lane and proceed past St Michaels School. At the crossroads, proceed straight ahead and continue along Colehill Lane towards Broomhill. Having passed the Barley Mow Inn on the left, proceed into the village of Broomhill, and Merrymeet Cottage can be found on the right hand side, opposite the former Methodist Chapel.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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