Burts Lane, Wimborne, Dorset

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A large 5 bedroom detached bungalow standing in grounds extending to nearly 3 acres, in the popular rural community of Mannington, about 6 miles north of Wimborne, enjoying easy access to Ringwood and the M27.

Built in the 1940s, and substantially extended in the early 1970s, the bungalow offers spacious family accommodation extending to nearly 3000 sq ft, with the potential to incorporate a self-contained annexe or to extend and refurbish, subject to planning consent. There is a large frontage (of over 250ft) to Burts Lane.

The property is traditionally built, with facing brick and rendered elevations under a roof of small plain tiles (with 2 chimneys) and connected to mains electricity and water. There is private drainage, oil fired central heating and a pressurised hot water system.

Mannington is set on the fringe of the Holt Heath National Nature Reserve, close to the villages of Holt and Three Legged Cross, and considered to be a most desirable location. Local shops are available in the villages of Three Legged Cross and Furzehill. The coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, are within about 30 minutes' drive, and there is easy access to Southampton.

A covered entrance way with a quarry tiled floor leads to a long entrance hallway with woodblock flooring, linen cupboard (with radiator) and cloakroom (with WC and wash basin.)

There is a large, dual aspect living room with a state-of-the-art wood burning stove on a quarry tiled plinth,quality oak strip flooring, a superb view onto the garden, and casement doors to a conservatory which has sliding doors to the garden.

There is also a dining room with oak strip flooring and large windows overlooking the gardens.

The kitchen has stainless steel sink, work surfaces, medium oak units, double oven, 4-burner gas hob, extractor, and door to a 30ft aluminium conservatory with doors to the garden at either end.

Bedroom 4 is a spacious double room overlooking woodland, with a wardrobe recess and a well presented en suite bathroom (with bath, vanity wash basin and WC) which can also be accessed from the hall. Bedroom 5 is a small double overlooking the rear garden.

From the hallway, a door leads to a study area with fitted shelves which leads to a long inner hall with a door to the front verandah. Bedroom 1 is a large double room presently used as a music room, with woodblock flooring, and double doors to a conservatory with doors to the garden.

Bedroom 2, off the study area, is a spacious double room overlooking the front garden, with built-in double wardrobes and a mainly tiled en suite family shower room which is also accessible off the inner hall, with double shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

Bedroom 3 is a spacious double room with fitted open-fronted hanging space, and an en suite bathroom with bath, wash basin, WC, storage cupboard and loft access.

There is a laundry room/second kitchen with ceramic sink, work surface, and space for white goods, table and chairs and storage.

A long, winding gravelled driveway with a central grass strip, flanked by trees and shrubs including rhododendron, 2 red oaks, fir, beech and conifer, offering complete privacy from the road, leads into a parking and turning area. There is a wide verandah with a quarry tiled step to the front elevation, along with a boiler room housing a floor standing oil fired central heating boiler, and a gardeners WC.

There is an attached double garage with up-and-over door, lighting, power, and a flat asphalt roof.

The bungalow stands in grounds of over 2.9 acres, and the gardens are an outstanding feature. The front garden has several large pine trees, birch, rhododendrons, and other established shrubs. There is an oil storage tank on a plinth behind the garage,.

On the north side, there is stone and block walling, and an overgrown area including birch trees, dilapidated greenhouses, other outbuildings, and a polytunnel, with a walkway to a large area of grassland with conifers and flowering cherry trees.

The main garden lies to the west and south side and features a large expanse of lawn, paved terracing and pathways, a sweet chestnt tree, a mature apple tree, a wealth of spring and summer flowers, a higher lawn, and conifers including conifer and beech.

This Promap image is not intended as a precise representation of the property's boundaries or area of land. It should be treated as an approximate guide only. Interested parties should have their solicitor check the exact dimensions on the Title Plan.


From Wimborne, proceed up Rowlands Hill, past Colehill Cricket Ground and along Wimborne Road. At the war memorial, turn left into Colehill Lane, passing St Michaels School on the left. At the crossroads, proceed ahead and continue through Broomhill village. At the T-junction, proceed straight ahead, onto Holt Heath. At the next T-junction, turn right and proceed over the cattle grid and past the Cross Keys Inn on the left. Turn left into Burts Lane and the property can be found about half a mile along on the left hand side.

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01202 841171

Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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