Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford Forum, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A very well presented 4 bedroom detached bungalow, situated on the edge of the village of Tarrant Keyneston, on an elevated site that extends to just under 0.25 of an acre. The bungalow enjoys superb views over the adjacent farmland.

Accessible from the main B3082 Wimborne to Blandford road, the property is approached via a long private drive that leads to a large driveway and turning area. Originally built in the early 1970s, the property has facing brick and rendered elevations, under a small plain tiled roof with a brick chimney. Tarrant Keyneston is situated in the Stour Valley equidistant between Wimborne Minster and Blandford Forum, about 30 minutes' drive from the Bournemouth and Poole conurbation. Tarrant Keyneston also benefits from good access to the city of Salisbury. There are mainline railway links from Poole, Bournemouth, and Salisbury.

The property is a very attractive bungalow with a large loft area providing great potential to extend into the roof space to provide additional accommodation, subject to the necessary planning permission and any required covenant approval. A sketch plan is available on request, but no planning permission has been obtained. The bungalow has excellent views to the front over adjacent farmland and backs onto open farmland, offering complete privacy. Mains services include electricity and water. Private septic tank drainage. There is no mains gas or drainage. The property benefits from oil fired central heating and UPVC double glazed windows.

The property is in excellent decorative condition throughout, and particular features include a superb conservatory with a glass roof to the rear, a large brick fireplace with wood burning stove to the living room, and very well presented kitchen and bathroom facilities. Overall, the property represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a large modern country bungalow with outstanding views.

From the driveway, a short flight of steps lead up to a large terrace and a covered entrance way. A UPVC double glazed front door and matching side screen leads to the entrance hall. The entrance hall has a wide oak boarded floor and a built-in double cloaks cupboard. Cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. From the hall, half glazed double casement doors lead to the large living room. The living room features a handmade brick open fireplace with an arched feature, raised brick hearth, oak mantel and an inset woodburning stove. An attractive bay window provides superb views over adjacent farmland. Wide, double glazed, double casement doors lead to the conservatory with a gabled glass roof, full height panels providing a lovely view over the garden and farmland, and door to outside. From the living room, a door leads to the inner hall where there is access to the roof space and a built-in storage cupboard.

The well presented kitchen has a range of Corian working surfaces and a stainless steel sink. There is an excellent range of base cupboards, full height, two door food storage cupboard, and matching wall cabinets. The appliances include a Rangemaster range cooker with a ceramic top, two ovens and grill, state of the art extractor hood of stainless steel and glass, integrated dishwasher, and integrated larder fridge. Ceramic tiled floor. Sliding door to laundry room where there is a butler sink with flexible tap on a pedestal, water softener, worktop, full height larder cupboard with fitted shelves, door to outside and tiled floor. Bedroom one (back left) overlooks the rear garden and is a good size double bedroom with two built-in double wardrobe cupboards. En suite bathroom with a modern P' shaped bath with mixer and hand spray shower attachment, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and WC with concealed cistern. Bedroom two (front left) is a good size, double aspect, bedroom with built-in double wardrobe cupboards. There are superb views over farmland. Bedroom three (middle front) has superb views over farmland and a double wardrobe cupboard. The shower room has a large double walk-in shower with fixed curved glass screen, overhead rainwater shower and hand spray shower attachment, vanity wash hand basin, WC with concealed cistern, fully tiled shower area and fully tiled floor. Bedroom four is currently used as a sitting room and has double aspect bay windows.

Outside, the integral double garage has a secure electric sectional door, lighting, and power. The tarmac driveway provides parking for 3-4 vehicles.

The front garden has brick retaining walls with a large grass bank with young apple blossom and well stocked borders. Steps lead to the front door where there is a large terrace with superb views and wrought iron railings. A separate footpath and pedestrian steps lead down to a lower section of driveway and a curved retaining wall gives access to a well planted rockery.

The rear garden has different areas. There is a shingle terrace, small lawn, an ideal area for pots, retaining wall planted with roses and spring and summer flowers. The large L' shaped lawn is well maintained and provides an ideal sitting area. Vegetable garden area and greenhouse. The garden is enclosed from the road by a close boarded fence. Garden chalet with double doors, this could easily be used as an office or small studio. Timber garden shed. Log store. Trellis with climbing roses and honeysuckle. Pergola with climber. To the west side, there is an entertaining area with a large timber sun deck and seating area. There is a large timber seat built around a maple tree. To the west side, there is a floor standing oil fired external boiler.


From Wimborne, proceed towards Blandford on the B3082, past Kingston Lacy House and through the avenue of beech trees at Badbury Rings. On leaving the avenue, proceed down the hill, and Frimley Lodge is the first property on the left hand side. Turn left into a small access lane, turn immediately left again, and Frimley Lodge is straight ahead.

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Christopher Batten

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