This lovely cottage was built in 1715, and lies in an ideal rural location in the Green Belt on the edge of the village Corfe Mullen in East Dorset. It is three miles from the busy market town of Wimborne Minster, with its numerous shops and restaurants, and only four miles from Poole, with its direct train line to London Waterloo (2 hours). Bournemouth Airport is just five miles away. Poole Harbour, the largest natural harbour in the northern hemisphere, is literally 'just down the road', with its access to yacht clubs, windsurfing, and other water sports. Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Beauty is just to the north, and the unspoilt Dorset countryside is within easy reach, as is the world-famous Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site.
There are many excellent local schools, with both Comprehensive and Grammar Schools locally, and several preparatory schools within easy reach, as well as two nationally known public schools, Canford and Bryanston. There is a choice of four local general practices covering the area, a community hospital in Wimborne, and Poole Hospital, a major District Hospital is four miles away.
Woodside Farm was, until 1981, a working smallholding. It came into its present ownership in a poor state of repair, and was comprehensively rebuilt, including a new roof, an extension, complete rewiring, re-plumbing, and plastering. The present owners have re-modelled the house to make it a perfect family home, and have created a garden to match the house. They have added an Amdega conservatory (with a productive grape vine), an outdoor heated swimming pool (fenced for safety), extensive outbuildings, including large workshop, double garage, four vehicle carport, greenhouse, pool shed, garden shed, and summer house. There are four stables, and two fields amounting to about six acres in total. Many trees have been planted, improving privacy and wildlife.
The house lies in the corner of the site, and is surrounded on two sides by untouched woodland, which is a haven for wildlife. Deer are seen daily, and foxes and badgers are common visitors. For bird watchers, there are numerous species, some rare. The valley has not been intensively farmed for many years, and this natural environment has led to the return of rare species, such as otters. There are even glow-worms in the garden!
In the words of the present owners : 'We have put our heart and soul into making this a wonderful family home, and have watched our children grow up here, go to school locally, hold their weddings here, and bring their own children here. It is an idyllic and safe place, private yet convenient, quiet yet within easy reach of all that one can need. For anyone who rides or sails or just loves the countryside, it would be hard to think of a more perfectly situated home'.
EPC: E FIBRE BROADBAND
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46- 47 East Street, Wimborne, BH21 1DX
T: 01202 842842