Gaunts Common, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A spacious and well presented 4 bedroom semi-detached Victorian cottage in the heart of the picturesque village of Gaunts Common, on a prime corner site extending to about a quarter of an acre. This charming former estate cottage has in more recent years been substantially extended and refurbished, and now provides excellent family accommodation arranged over 2 floors, UPVC double glazing, oil fired central heating (with a modern external boiler) recently refurbished bathroom and en suite shower room, double garaging, excellent parking, and a nicely enclosed rear garden affording a fair degree of privacy.

Gaunts Common is a popular village with an outstanding' First School, adjacent to the villages of Furzehill (which has The Stocks Inn and a post office/shop) and Holt (which has the renowned Old Inn). There is easy road access to the market town of Wimborne Minster, which offers an excellent range of amenities, the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, and the A31 and M27 towards Southampton and London. School buses run to Queen Elizabeth's, St Michaels and Allenbourn in Wimborne, and the area is well served by independent schools.

An enclosed entrance porch leads to a reception hall with an under stairs recess. An open archway leads to the kitchen/breakfast room which has a part vaulted ceiling with a skylight, an excellent range of units and worktops, Electrolux hob and oven, space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, and space for an American style fridge-freezer. An open doorway and steps lead down to a separate dining room with French doors to the garden. Further steps and double doors open through to the sitting room which has 2 pairs of French doors to a garden terrace, and a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace with inset log burner. There is a family room/bedroom 4. From the reception hall, a spindled staircase leads to the galleried first floor landing. Bedroom 1 is a large, dual aspect room with a refurbished en suite shower room (with large shower, concealed cistern WC, wash basin and fully tiled walls). Bedroom 2 has a shelved alcove, a range of fitted wardrobes and a Victorian fireplace. Bedroom 3 has a shelved alcove and a Victorian fireplace. The family bathroom has exposed floorboards, half tiled walls and a Victorian style suite with slipper bath, WC and wash basin.

The property has a detached double garage with up-and-over door, lighting, power points, personal side door, inspection pit, and storage space in the gabled roof. The main garden area lies to the front and side and is completely enclosed by a high conifer hedge with a pedestrian gate to the road, is mainly laid to lawn with established fir and pine trees, a log store, and a water butt. There is a raised terrace, a further patio, an integral garden store and an external oil fired central heating boiler. The triangular rear garden is enclosed by post-and-rail fencing and has a selection of shrubs.


From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne and turn right into Furzehill. Proceed past The Stocks Inn on the left. At Pig Oak, turn left towards Gaunts Common, passing Holt Football Club and St James First School on the right. After the school, take the second turning on the right, and Burts Cottages can be found on the right hand side.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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