St Johns Hill, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A delightful Victorian 4 bedroom semi-detached family house with a detached double garage incorporating a spacious 2 bedroom annexe, in a popular conservation area within walking distance of the town centre.

Built in 1879 and occupied by the present owners for the last 40 years, Roslyn has been maintained to a high standard and retains much character and charm. Original features include 2 open fireplaces, the majority of the interior doors, ceiling cornicing, and 2 impressive bays to the front of the house.

Roslyn is set back from the road, with a large driveway and most impressive gardens to the front and rear. It is connected to all mains services and has gas central heating. The principal ground floor rooms have UPVC double glazed windows, and the first floor has original, timber casement and sash windows.

Wimborne town centre offers an excellent range of retail and leisure facilities, and there is easy access by road to the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo. The area has a wide selection of state and independent schools including Queen Elizabeth's at Pamphill, Dumpton Preparatory School at Furzehill, and the renowned Canford School at Canford Magna.

There is an L-shaped entrance hallway with a door to the rear garden, garage and annexe, and a glazed door giving access to the property's entrance hall, which has an under stairs storage cupboard, a walk-in store room and a cloakroom.

Both the drawing and dining rooms have Minster stone fireplaces and large bay windows overlooking the front garden.

There is also a garden room to the rear with a feature bay window, double glazed casement doors and full height windows looking onto the garden.

The spacious kitchen/breakfast room, which also overlooks the rear garden, has a comprehensive range of units and work surfaces, a breakfast bar, a stainless steel sink, a pine-clad ceiling, Neff double oven, Hotpoint ceramic hob and extractor unit set in a recessed brick mantel, dishwasher, and tiled floor.

A door and step down lead to a utility room with modern work surfaces, base and wall units, a stainless steel double drainer sink unit, Neff double oven, space for fridge/freezer and dryer, and door to outside.

From the hallway, a staircase leads to the first floor landing off of which there are 4 spacious double bedrooms (there is an en suite shower room to the master bedroom), and a well presented, fully tiled family bathroom with bath, wash basin, WC and towel rail.

There is a large detached double garage (with 2 up-and-over doors) incorporating an annexe/studio which, we understand, was built in the 1950s.

On the ground floor the annexe has a ground floor bedroom and shower room (in need of updating) and, on the first floor, a galley kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom and a large living/dining room overlooking the rear garden. The annexe has its own gas central heating system. Outside the annexe there is a stone terrace which is screened from the main garden of the house.

A long, wide tarmac driveway provides parking for at least 6 vehicles/boats/caravans/trailers etc. The 2-tiered front garden is enclosed by a high conifer hedge and walling, and laid to lawn, with trees and shrubs. To the side of the driveway there is a raised lawn with stone stacked borders. Across the front of the house there is a mature wisteria.

The rear garden offers almost complete privacy and features a large, L-shaped flat lawn with Victorian roll-top edging, and there are rose beds in front of a large stone terrace. The rear boundary comprises well maintained conifers, hedges, fencing and trellising. There is a large, detached brick outbuilding/workshop, a garden shed and a log store.


From Wimborne town centre, proceed east along Leigh Road towards Ferndown. At the junction with Avenue Road and St Johns Hill, turn left. Proceed up St Johns Hill, and Roslyn can be found after a short distance, on the right hand side.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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