Downlea Cottages, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A delightful, extended, 3 bedroom semi-detached cottage style house, with a large rear garden and extensive far reaching views across the Vale of Allen, situated on the edge of this picturesque village.

Located in a quiet elevated position on the edge of the village, the property was built in the 1940s and was extended in 1998 to provide spacious living accommodation, with a large main bedroom and en suite shower room. There is ample off-road parking for four vehicles and an additional area of garden was purchased more recently and now comprises of a cottage garden with a central kitchen garden with polytunnel, forming a particular feature to the property.

Witchampton village is a highly sought after, popular village with its historic church, excellent first school, club house and bar, and cricket ground. There are many scenic walks within the Crichel Estate and Witchampton is approximately 4 miles from the market town of Wimborne Minster with its busy shopping centre and excellent range of amenities.

The property is presented in excellent decorative order and has a large modern open plan living area with woodburning stove. The property benefits from an oil fired central heating system and UPVC double glazed windows (fitted in 2016 with a 10 year guarantee).

The accommodation comprises of a high gabled front entrance porch with a front door leading to the reception hall which has a tiled floor. There is a superb open plan sitting room with exposed floorboards, raised quarry tiled hearth with woodburning stove, built-in storage cupboard and dual aspect windows. Open plan kitchen/dining room where there is a further understairs storage cupboard. From the dining room, a double glazed patio door leads to the rear garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of units and worktops and has an electric ceramic hob with cooker hood above, electric oven, integrated dishwasher, and space for upright fridge/freezer. Separate utility room where there is a Grant oil fired central heating boiler, appliance space and plumbing for washing machine and a rear door leads to the garden. Ground floor cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.

To the first floor, there is a landing with access to the roof space and a built-in storage cupboard. Bedroom one has built-in wardrobes and cupboards and enjoys dual aspect windows with outstanding views across the Vale of Allen. The fully tiled en suite shower room has a shower cubicle with power-shower, WC, and wash basin. Bedroom two has double wardrobe cupboards and an airing cupboard. Bedroom three has a fitted wardrobe. Fully tiled family bathroom comprising panelled bath with wall mounted power shower and glazed shower screen, WC, and wash basin.

Outside, there is a wide block paved driveway providing parking for four vehicles. The front garden has herbaceous and wildlife borders and a wildlife pond. A side garden gate provides access to the large cottage garden which has a Purbeck stone patio. Centre shaped lawn with wide herbaceous borders, with large amounts of spring bulbs, summer perennials and autumn perennials. Well established bay tree. Wildlife pond with waterlilies. Through an arched trellis, there is a kitchen garden with raised beds. Further section of garden with a polytunnel, rhubarb patch, raspberry canes and natural woodland garden area.


From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne for about 4 miles. Turn left, signposted to Witchampton, proceed down the hill and over the hump-back bridge. Follow the road round, passing the church and school on the left. Turn left up Pound Hill and at the top, turn right. Downlea Cottages can be found on the right hand side, off a small access road which has a central open grassed area.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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