Witchampton, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 2

This former Crichel Estate cottage dates back to 1854, and was traditionally built, with handmade contrasting clay brick elevations, twin gables, stone sills and window features, a clover leaf coloured glass window and a ridged slate roof with feature twisted chimneys. Occupied by the present owners since 2015, the property has undergone a programme of complete modernisation and refurbishment, but still retains many original features. It is connected to mains electricity and water and has private drainage, a brand new LPG heating system and replacement UPVC double glazed windows. 3 Primrose Hill offers GREAT POTENTIAL FOR EXTENSION, subject to the necessary planning consents.

Situated just outside the village centre, between Witchampton and the hamlet of Manswood, the cottage sits on a slightly elevated site in a conservation with stunning views over an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). Witchampton is a picturesque setting with a First School, a Pre-School, a parish church, a village hall, a sports field, a social club and a community shop. The nearby village of Furzehill has a post office/stores and a pub. The market town of Wimborne Minster approximately 5 miles away, provides a comprehensive range of amenities, and the wider area is well served by state and independent schools.

The cottage's hallway has a slate floor and leads to a dining room (with feature cast iron fireplace) and charming sitting room which has outstanding views, a feature fireplace (with an inset multi-fuel burning stove) and a concealed staircase to the first floor. The newly fitted kitchen/breakfast room has an excellent range of oak work surfaces, an inset circular sink, a comprehensive range of base and wall cabinets, an integrated dishwasher and washing machine and space for a fridge/freezer. There is an Everhot cast iron electric range cooker (with 3 hotplates and 2 ovens) which is available by separate negotiation. The kitchen has a feature porcelain tiled floor and Victorian style wall tiles, and a door leads to a utility area with coat hanging space. The superb, fully tiled ground floor bathroom has a panelled bath, a shower fitment, a wash basin and a WC. A straight staircase with dado panelling leads to the first floor landing, off of which there are 2 double bedrooms. The spacious master bedroom has a cast iron Victorian style fireplace and an excellent range of fitted wardrobes. The second bedroom has a most unusual fireplace.

3 Primrose Hill has a detached garage (with up-and-over door) and a large shingle driveway providing parking for 3-4 vehicles. The LPG tank is located behind the garage. The front garden has a small lawn enclosed by a low hedge with pedestrian gate. The rear garden is an outstanding feature, being level, with a raised deck, and a low hedge to the rear giving views over the surrounding farmland. The garden is enclosed by timber and post-and-wire fencing and is planted with a wide range of trees.


From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne for about 5 miles. At the High Lea' crossroads, turn left towards Witchampton and follow the road into the village. Proceed past the First School on the left, and take the next left turn. At the T-junction at the top of the hill, turn right and proceed for about 1 mile. Turn left towards Manswood, and 3 Primrose Hill can be found on the right hand side before reaching the timber bungalows.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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