Batchelors Lane, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A well presented 4 bedroom 1930s detached house with a paddock and superb views of Horton Tower, in a quiet location at the end of an unmade private lane. Situated adjacent to a stud farm, with easy access to a public footpath leading to the tower, Folly Lodge has been extended and well maintained, and benefits from mains electricity and water, private drainage, replacement UPVC double glazed windows, electric heating and solar panels.

A covered entrance canopy leads to a lobby with a shower room (with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC). There is a large, open plan kitchen/dining room featuring an electric Aga, a range of units and worktops, breakfast bar, pantry, half panelled walls, ceramic tiled floor, and a doorway to a rear conservatory with a brick plinth and UPVC double glazed windows. The large utility room has a quarry tiled floor, space and plumbing for washing machine, and space for tumble dryer and fridge-freezer.

The charming lounge has a cast iron multifuel fire, timber laminate flooring, a casement door to outside, and glazed doors leading to a separate, dual aspect snug/study. There is also a ground floor bedroom.

From the lounge, an open plan staircase leads to the first floor landing which has access to the partially boarded loft (with fitted light). The master bedroom has a square bay window giving outstanding views, fitted mirrored wardrobes, and an en suite shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

There are 2 further first floor bedrooms and a family bathroom with a modern white suite, an airing cupboard (housing a hot water cylinder with fitted immersion heater supplying the hot water), and a shelved storage cupboard.

At the end of Batchelors Lane, a 5-bar gate and gravel drive lead to Folly Lodge. There is ample off road parking and boat/caravan space, as well as space, subject to planning consent, to erect a garage.

The formal garden, adjacent to the house, is predominantly lawned and features a raised timber sun deck and a gazebo. There is a further patio area to the rear of the property. The gardens are adjacent to open farmland, looking directly on to Horton Tower.

A 5-bar gate gives access to a paddock with a field shelter.


From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne, turning right into Furzehill village. Proceed past The Stocks Inn and, at Pig Oak, turn left towards Gaunts Common. Proceed through the village, passing St James School, and up Rooks Hill. At the crossroads, turn right into Holtwood. After a few hundred yards, take the second unmade private lane on the left, which is Batchelors Lane. Folly Lodge can be found at the far end, just beyond the stud farm.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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