Lonnen Road, Wimborne

£1,195,000
  • Ref: 27771500
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold STC
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Council Tax Band: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

A well appointed, three bedroom, detached family home situated within grounds approaching two acres and boasting both potential for development (STPP) as well as those with equestrian pursuits. Outbuildings include stables, detached double garage and purpose built office. Vendors Suited.

Property Features

  • Detached family home
  • Three double bedrooms
  • Situated in land approaching two acres
  • Ideal for equestrian enthusiasts
  • Stabling and established grazing
  • Vendors suited
  • Detached double garage and offices
  • Sole agents

Full Details

Property Description
The accommodation comprises a large entrance porch leading to a spacious reception hall with downstairs cloakroom. A featured split-level lounge opens through French doors to a large sun lounge. There is a study/music room with built in cupboards. The fully fitted kitchen has a wide variety of cupboards and built-in appliances and a dining area with glass French doors opening to the patio and gardens. There is a separate utility room. On the first floor is a spacious landing leading to three double bedrooms, generously supplied with fitted wardrobes and serviced by a family bathroom. The principle bedroom has a large ensuite facility. For storage there is an airing cupboard and attic store room. The home is entirely double glazed throughout and benefits from gas fired central heating.

Gardens and Grounds
'The Laurels' benefits from grounds which approach two acres and are neatly divided into two paddocks of 0.5 and 0.8 acres, with the balance being landscaped as formal gardens which surround the home. Adjacent to the home is a detached double garage which is served by the laid brick 'in and out' crescent shaped driveway, and there is a conservatory-style sun lounge attached to the garage. Furthermore, there is a detached, purpose built office adjacent to the garaging, and the gardens are predominantly laid to a kept lawn with mature flower beds surrounding the house, and intermittently planted around the garden. A stepping stone pathway leads away from the home towards a post and rail fence which in turn gives access to the block-built stables where there are two loose boxes as well as a tack store. The smaller paddock benefits from direct gated access from Lonnen Road and in turn provides gated access to the larger paddock, which spans the rear boundary of the property.

The property is presently designated as 'Green Belt' however the property is directly adjacent to the 'settlement boundary ' of Colehill and the neighbouring uses to the north, east and west are detached houses. Residential properties on Lonnen Lane extend a further 500m to the east into the open countryside and there is an argument that the surrounding context is suburban in character, not rural. Representations could be made to remove the site from the Green Belt through the emerging Dorset Local Plan in the medium term on that basis.

While there is a strong presumption against new buildings in the Green Belt, this does not preclude all development - properties can be altered or extended provided the changes do not result in 'disproportionate additions' to the original building. The plot is generous in size and there is a gap of over 20m to the neighboring properties on the Lonnen Lane frontage. This suggests there scope for further extension of the property, albeit obviously this would be subject to planning permission from the Council.

There may also be opportunities to achieve planning permission for development of the site via the exceptions detailed in the National Planning Policy Framework. The property benefits from a number of outbuildings and annexes, affording opportunities for the replacement and reconfiguration of existing floorspace on site. Moreover the gaps between the main house and neighbouring properties suggests there may be an argument for 'limited infilling' on the Lonnen Road frontage. All of the above suggest that the property has development potential.

Location
Wimborne is a vibrant and thriving market town in East Dorset with a comprehensive mix of shopping facilities, restaurants, and attractions to appeal to everyone. Easily accessed by car from all directions via the A31, A35 and B3081 Wimborne has great public transport links to Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding areas including a comprehensive network of bus routes. Wimborne is immersed in a varied history, preserved and on-show in the c.705 AD Minster Church of Cuthburga with its chained library which is one of only four world-wide. The beautiful twin towers of the Minster provide an elegant backdrop to the town’s historic architecture and alongside The Priest’s House Museum & Gardens, Wimborne Model Town and the 1930’s Art Deco Tivoli theatre, combine to make Wimborne a popular tourist attraction. Wimborne is well served by an excellent range of services for residents including doctors, a local hospital, a pyramid of sought-after schools and strong health and social care. Leisure facilities are well catered for and the town is within easy access to the county’s areas of outstanding natural beauty offering miles of bridleways, footpaths and coastal routes to explore.