Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A well presented and spacious 5 bedroom detached country house in the heart of this picturesque Dorset village. Built in 1988 and well maintained, Bassets was extended to the rear of the garage in 2009 to add a large workshop. SET IN A LARGE GARDEN PLOT OF APPROXIMATELY 0.55 OF AN ACRE, WITH LOVELY COUNTRY VIEWS OF THE WINTERBORNE.

The property has an LPG heating system, the boiler for which was replaced in 2018, and UPVC double glazed windows, and is offered for sale with NO FORWARD CHAIN. Bassets has operated as a successful bed and breakfast business in recent years.

The spacious accommodation includes a covered entrance way with a front door leading to a spacious reception hall with an under stairs storage cupboard, a double door coat cupboard and a personal door to the garage. There is a fully tiled ground floor cloakroom with WC and wash basin. Glazed double doors open from the hall to the large L' shaped lounge which has a stone fireplace with inset gas fire, and patio doors to the rear garden. There is a study and a dual aspect dining room.

The large kitchen/breakfast room has an excellent range of base and eye level cupboards and drawers, ample work surfaces, an integrated larder fridge, space and plumbing for a dishwasher, and electric hob with cooker hood above, and an electric double oven. There is a separate utility room with sink, water softener and space for washing machine.

From the reception hall, an impressive hardwood staircase leads to the galleried first floor landing which offers access, via a retractable ladder, to the partially boarded loft space (with lighting) and an airing cupboard housing a Gledhill pressurised hot water cylinder (replaced in 2017).

The master bedroom has an excellent range of fitted wardrobes and a large en suite bath/shower room with corner bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin, whilst bedroom 2 also has an en suite shower room with WC and wash basin.

Bedroom 3 is a double, dual aspect, room and has built-in wardrobes. There are 2 further bedrooms, along with a large, fully tiled bath/shower room with rolltop bath, shower, WC, and wash basin.

Outside, there is a double garage with electrically-operated door, lighting, power points and central heating boiler (replaced in 2018). A door connects to a large workshop with workbench, lighting, power points and door to the garden.

The property is approached via a brick pillared entrance way with a gravelled driveway leading to the garage and providing off road parking for a number of vehicles. The large front garden has an expanse of lawn and well stocked flower and shrub beds, and extends to the side of the property.

The private rear garden has a terrace, lawns interspersed with flower beds and trees, a summerhouse and a small orchard. An additional section of garden is arranged as a kitchen garden with a greenhouse, chicken house, apple trees, blackcurrants and soft fruit plants. The garden is well maintained and forms a particular feature of the property. The whole site amounts to approximately 0.55 of an acre.


From Wimborne, proceed along the A31 towards Dorchester. At the Roundhouse roundabout at Sturminster Marshall, continue ahead on the A31, passing Charborough Park on the left. Proceed past the Worlds End pub and, opposite the Botany Bay Inne, turn right into the village of Winterborne Zelston. Proceed down the hill and continue to the T-junction. Turn left and, after approximately 300 yards, Bassets can be found on the left hand side, almost directly opposite a small bridge going over the winterborne stream.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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