£700,000 O.I.E.O

Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne BH21

£700,000 O.I.E.O

4 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne BH21

Key features

  • Four Bedrooms
  • Detached
  • Approx. 130ft Garden
  • Car Port
  • Off Road Parking
  • Character Features
  • Fully Insulated Timber Home Office
  • Outbuildings
  • Picturesque Village Location
  • Council Tax: E

Originally a traditional Dorset long-house, this 4 bedroom cottage offers the charm of period features combined with the benefits of spacious, modern living and a large garden making it the perfect family home. The house benefits from a bespoke timber framed garden office which is fully insulated and serviced with power and internet access providing a peaceful space away from the house for home working. Located in the heart of the village, but close to all amenities, the large rear garden provides direct access to a green space which connects to the Wareham Forest Way.

Constructed largely from cob, the cottage is characterised by attractively deep walls which provide excellent insulation from the cold in Winter and the heat in Summer. The property has undergone extensive renovation over the past 10 years including a complete rewiring, a rear extension of the kitchen and new master bedroom with en-suite above it, a new boot room with a cloakroom and underfloor heating throughout the downstairs floor. Planning permission remains for a conservatory to the rear of the kitchen and pipe-work for the underfloor heating for this is already in place. A heat store off the upstairs landing connects to the boiler for gas fired central heating and also works in tandem with the main wood burner when lit, in addition there is scope to connect to solar thermal heating if panels were to be installed on the long south facing roof. The house also benefits from bespoke handmade double glazed windows throughout which add to its cottage charm.

Sturminster Marshall is approximately 4 miles west of the pretty market town of Wimborne Minster and offers a range of amenities including a First School rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted, a pre-school, a post office, Co-op store, pharmacy, golf course, cafe, farm shop, two village pubs and a traditional may-pole green. A school bus service runs from the village to catchment middle and secondary schools. Local selective schools such as Poole and Parkstone Grammar schools and independent schools such as Canford and Bryanston are also within easy reach. With National Trust landmarks such as White Mill, Kingston Lacey and Badbury Rings near by the village is a perfect base from which to walk and cycle.
There is easy road access to Dorchester, Wimborne and Blandford Forum and the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth are within 30 minutes drive, both of which have mainline links to London Waterloo. As such the house is ideally located for those families wishing to relocate from London or the south-east, blending home working with time in the office.

The front door leads into an enclosed porch with ample storage space for coats and shoes. The triple aspect sitting room with its Georgian terracotta tiled floor has a feature fireplace with a wood-burner stove and leads into the hallway with an under-stairs cupboard and a limestone floor extending throughout the rest of the downstairs rooms. The original front door leads into the car-port, accessing
the studio and providing an excellent sheltered space to remove wellies after working in the garden or returning from a muddy walk.

The focal point of the spacious, triple aspect living room is the huge inglenook fire-place complete with original bread ovens, a flag-stone hearth, ancient timber beams and window seat. The fireplace houses a large wood burning stove which works in tandem with the boiler in Winter to provide hot water and central heating, significantly reducing gas use. A door leads into the boot room which houses a large
pantry style cupboard, the gas boiler, water softener and the downstairs cloakroom with WC and basin. The garden can also be accessed directly from the boot-room.

The large kitchen diner opens onto the garden via double glazed French doors and features a range of hand-painted wooden cupboards and granite work-tops. The kitchen provides space for a range style cooker, a dishwasher and an American style fridge freezer. This is a fantastic family space for cooking and entertaining. A spindled stairway with oak treads leads from the hall to a light-filled first floor landing fitted with oak engineered flooring which extends into all of the bedrooms. Deep, curved windowsills and exposed beams are a feature of the landing. The landing leads the master bedroom at the rear of the cottage which enjoys delightful views out onto the garden and green space beyond. The en-suite provides a spacious walk in shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. A high ceiling and exposed beams are a feature of bedroom two which provides a very spacious double bedroom. This room provides access to the large loft space which is boarded and has lighting.

At the front of the house, bedroom three is a double room with a feature period fireplace and bedroom four provides a single room with attractive fitted book-shelving. The spacious family bathroom is both functional and characterful with an antique roll top bath but also a modern corner shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

The wide driveway provides off road parking for up to three cars and the extensive drop kerb along the front of the property could be used to increase this space. At the top of the drive, high braced and ledged swing doors lead to a car port which provides a further secure parking space. The solid roof of the car port adjoins the house on one side and on the other, the large studio room which is currently used as a utility room and a pantry. The studio can be accessed under cover from the house and with services such as water, WiFi and power could lend itself to a number of different functions.

The large, private rear garden at almost 130 feet long is divided into sections featuring a patio, an area of lawn, shrubs and trees and at the rear a vegetable garden with a number of established fruit bushes and trees. Backing onto Barton's Ground, a green space used by the local community, which includes a small copse planted by the Parish Council, the garden is a haven for birds and other wildlife and a wonderful space for children to play. The rear of the garden has direct access to this area which leads to a footpath which forms part of the Wareham Forest Way.

The garden is also home to a number of outbuildings including a very large timber building currently used as a wood store and several smaller sheds. Tucked away amongst the shrubs and barely visible from the house is the insulated garden office with power and WiFi which provides a perfect, peaceful work-space away from family living. 



SITTING ROOM 16' 6" x 11' 8" (5.03m x 3.56m)  


LIVING ROOM 20' 4" x 16' 6" (6.2m x 5.03m)  



KITCHEN/DINER 17' 4" x 13' 8" (5.28m x 4.17m)  


MASTER BEDROOM 13' 11" x 12' 3" (4.24m x 3.73m)  


BEDROOM TWO 12' 6" x 10' 8" (3.81m x 3.25m)  

BEDROOM THREE 11' 8" x 8' 4" (3.56m x 2.54m)  

BEDROOM FOUR 8' 0" x 8' 0" (2.44m x 2.44m)  

BATHROOM 11' 1" x 9' 4" (3.38m x 2.84m)  


OFFICE/STUDY 10' 7" x 7' 0" (3.23m x 2.13m)  

UTILITY/STORE 19' 0" x 8' 1" (5.79m x 2.46m)  

WORKSHOP/LOG STORE 18' 1" x 8' 8" (5.51m x 2.64m)  

STORAGE SHED 11' 11" x 8' 0" (3.63m x 2.44m)  

Please note that all measurements quoted are approximate and for guidance only. The fixtures, fittings and appliances have not been tested by us and therefore we can give no guarantee that they are in working order. We advise you to contact the local authority for the details of the council tax applicable. Photographs are re-produced for general information only and it therefore cannot be inferred that all or any items shown are included

These particulars are believed to be correct but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute an offer or form part of any contract.
Solicitors are specifically requested to verify the details of our sales particulars in the pre-contract enquiries, including the price, legal title, grade one or two listing, and local and other searches in the event of a sale. 

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