Cowgrove, Wimborne, Dorset

£685,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Farrs Coach House is a unique 4 bedroom detached coach house occupying a stunning location, on an elevated site with spectacular, far reaching views over the River Stour, water meadows, and farmland beyond, in an unusual rural position one mile from Wimborne Minster.

Farrs Coach House is one of a few Freeholds in the Cowgrove/Pamphill area, as the vast majority of homes are owned by the National Trust.

Farrs Coach House was almost completely rebuilt in 1988, saving a brick plinth that formed part of the original building, and is adjacent to Farrs House, one of Wimborne's iconic, early Victorian houses which in the last 20 years has been used as offices.

Wimborne town centre offers an excellent range of amenities, and there is easy access by road to the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo.

Farrs Coach House has facing brick elevations under a roof of small plain tiles. It is connected to mains water, electricity and gas, and has septic tank drainage, gas central heating and UPVC double glazed windows.

An enclosed entrance porch with a paved floor leads to a reception hall, from which a short flight of steps leads up to a spacious living room which has a partly vaulted ceiling, a raised brick open fireplace and double doors to a balcony (with timber deck and wrought iron railings), giving an outstanding view.

Glazed doors lead to an impressive, triple aspect kitchen/dining room with a stunning view, a partly vaulted ceiling, polished granite surfaces, oak units, and space for appliances.

A short flight of steps from the living room leads up to the spacious, dual aspect, L-shaped bedroom 3 which has a fitted double cupboard, a built-in blanket cupboard and an en suite bathroom.

Off the reception hall there is a utility room with sink, cupboards, wall mounted boiler and coat hanging area, and a door to a cloakroom (with WC and wash basin).

The study/bedroom 4, formerly an integral garage, now has both a stable door and a pair of full height glazed doors to outside.

From the hall, stairs lead down to the lower ground floor where there is a hall with under stairs storage space. Bedroom 1 is a spacious double bedroom with a comprehensive range of fitted furniture, full height glazed doors to outside giving a superb view, and an en suite shower room. Bedroom 2 has a built-in double cupboard and glazed doors to outside.

There is a large, detached single garage with electric security door, personal door and storage space. Between the garage and the house there is a large, covered entertaining terrace.

From the main Cowgrove Road, there is a long, winding driveway leading to a gravelled courtyard where there is parking, and space for the storage of numerous vehicles. From the driveway, there is a curved wall and a flight of brick steps (with a wrought iron handrail) leadS down to an elevated, flat front lawn and a sun terrace. The original coach house wall still stands, and is planted with climbing clematis and akebia, and roses and honeysuckle climb around the balcony pillars. There is a large heather bed, and under the balcony there is a brick pavioured terrace. A walkway leads down to a feature pond with deck over. This area has an outstanding view over Cowgrove and the River Stour beyond. The rear garden is an outstanding feature of the house

Part of the rear garden, owned by the Hanham Estate features a reservoir which catches water from a stream. From the driveway, a walkway planted with a wealth of spring flowers leads to an upper garden area with established paper birch and fruit trees, hazel copse, garden enclosed by an original brick wall and a screen of trees including beech. The garden is largely laid to lawn, flower meadow interspersed with raised beds and a vegetable garden area. Outstanding views.

A footpath leads from Cowgrove Road to the River Stour and the town, via a planned housing development.

Directions

From Pye Corner in Wimborne, proceed up Victoria Road towards Blandford. Just beyond the Victoria Hospital, turn left into Cowgrove Road. As the road bends round to the right, the driveway to Farrs Coach House can be found on the right hand side.

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Christopher Batten

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