‘Oakdene’ enjoys a prestigious and secluded location, standing on a generous plot of more than one third of an acre in this select private road. Positioned within a wonderful, mature and landscaped plot benefiting from a high degree of privacy being concealed behind security entrance gates.
The property offers impeccably presented and exceptionally spacious accommodation, which has just been professionally redecorated throughout.
The house features an impressive dual aspect living room with two sets of French doors opening out to the rear garden. The owners have committed to the purchase and installation of a modern Scandinavian wood burning stove which will provide a focal point of interest and complimentary heat.
Double doors then open from the living room into the dining room which in turn flows open plan into the L-shaped kitchen breakfast room. This area of the house certainly is the heart and hub of this family home with two further sets of French doors opening out to the rear garden. The kitchen and breakfast space enjoys a dual aspect with windows to the front and rear of the property.
A study and second lounge/reading room (or potentially a sixth bedroom due to an en suite bathroom present) complete the generous and versatile ground floor accommodation.
Upstairs welcomes you with a generous landing and an impressive and spacious principal bedroom enjoying a dual aspect and recently installed luxurious ensuite.
Bedroom two/guest bedroom is also an equally spacious double bedroom enjoying the luxury of a further ensuite.
There are three further double bedrooms which are served by the well-appointed family bathroom.
Outside the house enjoys an extensive frontage which the current vendors use extensively as a garden due to its privacy and versatility with west facing aspect for the afternoon and evening sunshine. The front garden is 90 feet deep by 75 feet wide approx. Recently professionally landscaped with extensive parking for numerous vehicles with a driveway that leads up to the attached oversized garage. Remote control up and over door and connecting personal door to the rear garden. The front garden also houses a summer chalet with light and power and a garden shed.
The secluded rear garden is east facing catching the morning sunshine being 80 feet deep by 75 foot wide narrowing down to 40 feet at the end of the garden. Again, the garden has been beautifully landscaped. There is a screened private area where the hot tub is located.
A particular feature of this property and the rear garden is the detached virtually self-contained studio, which is located to the far-right hand corner of the garden. This offers the opportunity for various uses either as an annex for a dependent relative or family member, potential for Airbnb or just as a game’s room/Gym/hobbies etc. The studio has the benefit of a shower room and kitchenette area with french doors opening out onto a raised timber deck. Finally, there is an additional fully insulated garden room/office offering excellent work from home potential. Both the studio and office are centrally heated via a separate boiler.
This wonderful and versatile family home is situated in a premier location along a private sylvan tree lined road of differing houses of similar ilk. The property is within easy access to Ferndown town centre and the nearby nature reserves & its many woodland walks, highly commended schools and easy access routes to both Bournemouth and neighbouring market towns of Ringwood & Wimborne. Ferndown town centre has an excellent range of shopping, leisure & recreational facilities including the M&S Food Hall, leisure & fitness centre and theatre/social centre. For the keen golfer, several premier golf clubs are only a short drive away.
Council Tax Band: G Energy Performance Rating: D
“Having three sons, I always lived in a big house, so am used to living with space around me,” says the current owner of the spacious Oakdene. “This huge house had enormous potential to do whatever we wanted with it and to create the home we had dreamt of. So, we set abouts extensive renovations over several years, beginning with a monumental project to completely regenerate the whole front of the house. Now, we have a stunningly modern entrance to our home, with a magnificent mini tennis court; parking for half a dozen cars; and a 40m2 stone patio. High fencing and electric gates provide privacy, but when the gates are open, passers-by are stunned by the L-shaped garden. With plenty of room for parking, playing and dining alike, we get so much pleasure from this wonderful outdoor space, and it is a fantastic sight to come home to.”
“Inside, our second big project was the bathrooms: we completely replaced the master en suite to create a luxurious bathroom, and renovated the other three. We have also recently completed a 20 week redecoration programme, so everything looks lovely and fresh with light grey on the walls framed by white woodwork. Our favourite room is the enormous dual aspect lounge, which has an 8-seater U-shaped couch where we love to sit and watch the sport or a film with our sons, their partners and children. A large marble dining suite in this room means we can enjoy a meal together and then flop straight onto the sofa. With windows onto the front and rear gardens, the space is bright and airy, and we have commissioned a freestanding Scandinavian woodburner in a modern design to give a cosy atmosphere in winter.”
This is the ideal home for everyday life and entertaining alike. “We have become great friends with our neighbours and socialise with them a lot,” say the owners, “often hosting informal suppers in our breakfast area, or frequenting the excellent local pubs and restaurants. However, we are happiest when we have our family here: with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, we have plenty of space to accommodate everybody.”
In addition to the impressive modern frontage, the property boasts a traditional rear garden with lawns and a patio stretching the whole width of the house. “Another benefit of the outdoor space is the outbuildings,” add the owners. “To the front of the house, there is a brick built summerhouse down in the corner of the garden; and a full size wooden shed hidden behind some bushes which will serve as a woodstore for the wood burner. At the bottom of the rear garden is a pine-constructed home office large enough for two people to work in, fully wired and complete with Wi-Fi and central heating; and alongside it the star of the property, an almost 500 sq. ft. studio dwelling with integral bathroom, kitchen area, and open plan dining and living space. This offers a whole raft of possibilities for use as independent accommodation for a teenager or elderly relative; as a home business; or as an Air BnB rental.”
The local area has much to offer, too. “The location of the house is phenomenal, on a private road in a woodland setting,” the owners say. “Every house has a third of an acre, so the properties are well spaced out, lending a feeling of privacy and seclusion. Yet, we have everything we want and need right on our doorstep. We are a very sporty family, so have loved having tennis courts close by, and 4 or 5 golf courses within 10 minutes, one of which is accessible on foot. The beaches are our favourite thing about living here - 15 miles of sandy walks to enjoy – and we go down to the water several times a week. I knew Bournemouth, Ferndown and Wimborne from childhood holidays, and still enjoy them now. We are situated on the eastern side of Ferndown, so can swiftly be on the main road to London, Portsmouth or Southampton to visit family and friends.”
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119-121 Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 7AG
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