5 bedroom detached house for sale

Water Meadow Lane, Wool, Wareham BH20 6HL

£1,100,000 via Jackson-Stops, Blandford: 01258 442275


A picture-perfect detached cottage with a sizeable modern annexe extension, Colts Close Cottage has been both a perfect family home and a thriving holiday business with accommodation for up to 12 people. Dating from the late C18th with a contemporary extension, the older part of the property was refurbished about 20 years ago. The generous accommodation extends to about 2,600 sq/ft in total and is attractively presented throughout. The original cottage provides the main family living space with 3 formal reception rooms including a drawing room with a woodburning stove, dining room and study (or bedroom 4 with ensuite shower room) and a large family kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga (gas) and French doors out to the garden. Upstairs there are 3 double bedrooms, an attic room (potential ensuite) and a large family bathroom. Beyond the kitchen and easily connected to the main house, is an excellent single storey annexe with 2 bedrooms and shower rooms and a living room with kitchenette, sitting and dinning areas. The cottage is surrounded by a large private garden and swimming pool complex, and all of this in a perfect location for a family country home or thriving holiday business close to the Wareham Forest and heritage coast.

The cottage is set back from the lane behind a low wall and neat front garden with a drive and parking area to one side. The largest part of the garden is at the back of the cottage and being south-west facing and surrounded by high hedges, it is sunny and very private. Extensive lawns and easily maintained borders run up to the pool complex where there is a timber lodge which has an occasional bedroom, and a summer house with kitchenette and changing area. Off to one side there is a large productive kitchen garden with a greenhouse and garden stores, and on the edge of the drive a pretty detached thatched building is currently used as a home office. In all the garden extends to just under an acre.

Tucked away down a quiet country lane on the edge of the village, Colts Close Cottage is situated in that lovely bit of South Dorset countryside between the heritage coast, the Purbecks and Wareham Forest, an area which provides a huge range of opportunities for recreation and leisure activities for local families and visitors alike. Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum and walks in the forest and on the Purbecks are all on the doorstep, and various beaches all along the coast from Studland to Weymouth are only a short drive away. The village of Wool itself has a good range of shops and amenities and the huge benefit of a railway station with regular trains to Poole and on to London Waterloo (from about 2 hours). The A31 is very nearby at Bere Regis and if you can learn to avoid the holiday traffic, it is an easy commute to the county town of Dorchester and Poundbury (for Waitrose and wine merchants etc.) or across to Poole and Bournemouth. A quick link on the M27 and M3 takes you further afield to Southampton, Portsmouth and up to London (avoiding the traffic, about a 2 ½ hour drive).

Tenure: Freehold
Services: All mains services are available at the property. Gas fired heating (separate boilers for cottage and annexe).
Broadband and Mobile: Good broadband (full fibre available nearby). Mobile coverage reasonable.
Covenants and Easements: We are not aware of any restrictive or onerous covenants. Normal easements are in place allowing drains to run to adjoining properties.
EPC: Exempt (listed)

Local Authorities: Dorset Council. /
Council Tax: House Band G Charge for 2024/25 £3,438.74
Annexe Band B Charge for 2024/25 £1,896.94

Agent: Jackson-Stops, Blandford

Jackson-Stops & Staff, 21 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum, DT11 7AU

Phone: 01258 442275