This 1930s detached family home sits on a well proportioned plot, which over years has been substantially extended. Local amenities, country and riverside walks together with local trailway are a few minutes away on foot, while the thriving town centre of Wimborne is just a 15 minute walk.
The house is now arranged over three floors and for a long period of time was run as a successful Bed & Breakfast business and still offers this home and income potential especially with the increasing popularity of Airbnb.
The flexible accommodation would suit a large family of multi generations or could be utilised to provide an annex if required.
An entrance vestibule with glazed door and side panels. L-Shaped Hallway with under stairs storage cupboard and coat hanging area.
The house features three reception rooms on the ground floor comprising of two spacious living rooms to the front and rear with a dedicated dining room area overlooking the garden. The main lounge has a flame/coal effect gas fire with raised flint hearth. There is a good sized fitted study/snug with an adjacent downstairs shower/toilet room.
Certainly, the heart and hub of this family home is the attractive modern fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room featuring a breakfast area with a vaulted ceiling with skylight allowing natural light to flood in and a double glazed casement door and three further full height picture windows providing a delightful outlook over the rear garden. There is an adjoining shelved pantry. The kitchen comprises of grey fitted cupboards, drawers, wall cupboards. Fitted Neff Oven, Microwave, Inset ceramic 4/5 plate ceramic hob, Bosch dishwasher, under counter fridge and Freezer with serving hatch to dining room. Quality Karndean flooring.
From the impressively spacious reception hall a staircase leads up to a half landing that then splits to provide access to bedrooms four and five both with fitted vanity units. Bedroom four has a door and window out to a small balcony to the front aspect. Bedroom five looks out over the rear garden with double aspect windows and has fully fitted wardrobes. Conveniently located between these two bedrooms is a small shower/toilet room.
Off the other side of the split stairs is the main first floor landing where you can find the principal bedroom with a window overlooking the rear garden and the benefit of a spacious modern ensuite bathroom. Bedroom two is a lovely dual aspect room featuring a large bay window to the front aspect creating a wonderful light bedroom, with a fitted vanity unit. Bedroom three is a lovely double bedroom with fitted vanity unit. All these bedrooms are doubles and have the benefit of fitted wardrobes.
Finally, off this first floor landing you can find a large shower room incorporating an oversize dual heated water tank and large airing cupboard. Stairs then lead up to the second floor and a large sixth bedroom with ensuite shower/toilet and adjoining vanity unit area which could also become another small lounge for a young adult seeking their own space. A large south facing picture window ensures this is another bright living space.
The property provides access to three large boarded loft spaces with two further storage spaces on both landings.
Outside Ashton Lodge is approached via an attractive brick paviour driveway enclosed by close bordered fencing and walling. Borders planted with shrubs including Camellias, Pampas Grass, holly and Mature Ash Tree, with plenty of parking and turning space. The driveway leads to an electric opening integral triple length garage with work bench, shelving and storage units and personal door and window to the rear garden. There is generous space for plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer & fridge freezer.
There is an area of side garden to the right hand side of the house that leads to the rear garden. The rear garden is a particularly lovely feature of Ashton lodge being a generous 75ft in length and enjoying a high degree of privacy with established hedges, bushes and small trees including an established apple tree. There is a large water feature with planted surround close to the rear of the house overlooked from both the dining and breakfast room. Heated greenhouse with large established vine. located to the far end of the garden is the recent addition of a quality garden room/studio, fully insulated with electricity. This garden room has been located to enjoy the sunshine all day long.
Council Tax: Band G EPC Rating: D Services: Mains Electric, Gas and Drainage
The vendors have just received (07/11/23) a forecast based on previous usage of an annual spend of £1,276 for electricity and £1,483 for gas, so combined estimate of £2,759 for two adults currently living in the house.
Out and about:
Within the immediate vicinity are: the Cobham Club (clubhouse, golf course, model railway, squash courts, football pitch & boule), Willet Arms (gastro pub with very friendly staff), Higher Merley Farm (which has stabling for horses), walks by the River Stour, local shops & The Trailway (for walking/cycling to Broadstone/Poole). Within walking distance is the charming Minster town of Wimborne is nestled between the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the North, The New Forest National Park to the East and the famous World Heritage Jurassic coastline to the South.
The town itself boasts an eclectic mix of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars together with a variety of independent retail outlets. The Tivoli theatre offers theatre, concert and cinema entertainment and Waitrose & M&S stores are located in the town centre. Nearby Poole and Bournemouth train stations provider a regular main line train service to London (Waterloo). Bournemouth and Southampton airports both have flights to a range of domestic and foreign destinations. Cross channel ferries sail from Poole and Portsmouth and international cruises sail from Southampton. From West Borough and Wimborne Square, regular bus services operate to the surrounding towns which all offer a good range of shops and services.
There are a number of well-regarded private and state schools in the area including Queen Elizabeth, Dumpton, Canford, Bryanston and Clayesmore. Public leisure facilities are available at Queen Elizabeth's Leisure Centre.
There are lovely countryside walks locally and along the World Heritage Jurassic Coast footpaths. Sailing and other water sports can be enjoyed in Poole Harbour.
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