Edmondsham, BH21 5RJ


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
An impressive three bedroom Grade II listed thatched cottage sympathetically restored in 1997 sitting within Westworth Farm which enjoys a truly remarkable rural location surrounded by the rolling Dorset countryside offering magnificent views from all aspects and an abundance of wildlife. Edmondsham and the nearby historical village of Cranborne are situated on the edge of Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The towns of Verwood and Ringwood are both a short drive away providing an excellent range of shops including a large Waitrose supermarket, leisure facilities and schools.

According to records, the cottage was built in 1816 and is one of the oldest buildings in the immediate area. The accommodation retains a wealth of characterful features entwined with modern day living including original beams and supports, brick and panelled walls, Suffolk latches and brass and wrought iron fittings. The living space of approximately 1417 sq. ft. is impeccably presented throughout and is decorated in a neutral Farrow and Ball palette.

Entrance is via an attractive glazed porch featuring oak posts supported on staddle stones, into an open plan hallway and spacious dining room featuring a lovely beamed ceiling and brick and timber walls. An oak staircase rises to the first floor with the door to the cloakroom underneath. The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room with beamed ceiling and limestone floor benefits from a range of hand-painted oak base and wall mounted units with dark walnut solid wood worktops, a black granite composite sink and drainer and Bosch integrated appliances comprising a fridge, dishwasher, double oven and induction hob with extractor over. A large inglenook fireplace is a particularly attractive feature and could easily accommodate an Aga if desired. A separate utility room provides further storage cupboards, space for a washing machine/dryer, the central heating boiler and a stainless steel sink with drainer. The dual aspect sitting room is both generous and cosy, featuring a beautiful elm floor, beamed ceiling, a large inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and a patio door leading out onto the terrace and rear garden.

The first floor landing has an airing cupboard and provides access to the three double bedrooms and main bathroom with all rooms enjoying lovely views. Bedroom 1 is a generous dual aspect master bedroom featuring an original fireplace and an en-suite bathroom comprising a pedestal basin, W.C, stainless steel heated towel rail and a bath with an Aqualisa power shower over and folding glass shower screen. Features include tongue and groove panelling, limestone tiles, Robert Welch stainless steel fittings and a painted original wood floor. Bedroom 2 features a beamed ceiling and a fixed oak ladder up to a hatch door leading to the original attic room providing easy access to generous storage. Bedroom 3 is another double room currently set up as an office with a sofa bed. The main bathroom features a beamed ceiling, tongue and groove panelling and painted original wood floor and comprises a pedestal sink, W.C, bath with cradle shower attachment, stainless steel heated towel rail and stainless steel Robert Welch fittings.

The property is approached via a lit private gravel driveway leading to the cottage's large parking area in front of an impressive brick and timber double garage and workshop. This building has both a power and water supply, four windows and a separate door leading out to the rear garden.

The front garden comprises lawned areas either side of box hedging lining the front path delineated by two original local staddle stones. The generous rear garden is a stunning attribute to the property with a large brick terrace featuring the original well that served Westworth Farm and oak sleepers which create two raised beds and steps up onto the lawn. A well stocked border runs the length of the east side of the garden and a beech hedge runs the length of the southern boundary. A beautiful white scented wisteria has been trained across the back of the cottage.

The meadow behind the rear garden is jointly owned by the residents of the five properties at Westworth Farm providing approximately one acre of additional recreational space and also discreetly accommodates the shared private drainage system in one corner.

Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the truly remarkable location and the exquisite character and charm of this wonderful Grade II listed home.



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