Happy Bottom, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A character 4 bedroom detached period cottage in an idyllic location with a superb, south facing garden extending to over 0.58 of an acre and adjoining woodland and countryside.

Brook Cottage was built in 1837 and has been extended and altered in more recent years, and well maintained. It is connected to all mains services, and has gas central heating and UPVC double glazing. The well proportioned living accommodation is arranged over 2 floors.

Approached off a long driveway, the property has ample off road parking, 3-car garaging/workshop space and a 12' x 10' lean-to greenhouse, and is set in an unusual, semi-rural community of 9 individual homes accessible off a narrow, unmade track off the gravelled section of Pine Road at East End, approximately 1.25 miles from Wimborne town centre.

The lovely, landscaped garden adjoins a woodland area known as Rushcombe Bottom, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This highly sought after area is in the catchment area for Corfe Hills School, and local bus services connect to Broadstone, Poole and Wimborne, providing a wide range of amenities. There are excellent road connections to the A31 and M27 to Southampton.

A wrought iron gate leads to a courtyard entrance, from which a front door gives access to an enclosed porch with a ceramic tiled floor. There is a study with a tiled floor and an open plan dining room (with stairs to the first floor). The nicely proportioned, dual aspect sitting room has a beamed ceiling, exposed timbers, a brick open fireplace, and a casement door and French doors to the rear garden.

The well appointed kitchen/breakfast room has a vaulted ceiling, a ceramic tiled floor, a walk-in larder and a door to the rear garden. There is an excellent range of modern units and worktops, Creda electric double oven, Bosch electric induction hob, extractor hood, Bosch integrated dishwasher, integrated larder fridge and microwave, and space for fridge-freezer.

From the front courtyard, a door leads to a large utility/cloakroom with Marathon gas central heating boiler, sink, WC, space and plumbing for washing machine, and space for freezer.

The first floor landing has loft access. Bedroom 1 has a dressing area with a run of built-in wardrobes, and an en suite shower room (with corner shower, vanity wash basin, WC and fully tiled walls). Bedroom 2 has a dual aspect and a vanity wash basin.

Bedrooms 3 and 4 overlook the rear garden, and there is a shower room with wall mounted Mira shower, wash basin. WC and airing cupboard.

The property is approached via a long driveway with a 5-bar gate leading to ample off road parking. There is a single garage (currently arranged as a workshop) and a double garage with electric up-and-over door, eaves storage space, lighting and power points, personal door, and further door to the rear elevation. Adjacent to the double garage is a 12' x 10' lean-to greenhouse with power points.

The gardens are an outstanding feature of the property, having a southerly aspect, extending to approximately two thirds of an acre, and adjoining a woodland area to the rear. Features include a large patio adjacent to the cottage, sweeping lawns interspersed with shrubs and trees, and a large timber shed.


Proceed from Wimborne along Julians Road to the Lake Gates roundabout at the junction with the A31. Take the second exit into Wimborne Road and proceed up the hill, passing The Lambs Green Inn on the left. Turn left into Pine Road, which leads to Happy Bottom. Follow the track down the hill to a small green (with a dovecote), and Brook Cottage can be found on the left hand side.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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