This SUBSTANTIAL 5 bedroom DETACHED FAMILY HOME offers over 2500 sq ft of accommodation yet retains the feeling of being WARM, WELCOMING and very HOMELY throughout.
Sitting within it's own plot of around 1/3 acre, the CHARACTER FEATURES abound starting with the most wonderful OAK FRONT DOOR and continue throughout with EXPOSED BEAMS, oak internal doors, LOG BURNER in the snug, FEATURE FIREPLACE in the living room with MARBLE SURROUND, SEPARATE FORMAL DINING ROOM with exposed oak flooring. Built in 1928 and steeped in local history, the proportions of each room are generous, LIGHT and AIRY, with each containing individual character features and identity.
The EXTENSIVE OFF-ROAD PARKING is accessed via WROUGHT IRON ELECTRIC GATES and provide parking for numerous vehicles to the front elevation. The INTEGRAL DOUBLE GARAGE has an electric roll up door, light, power and provides ample storage options. With a BOOT ROOM/UTILITY adjacent to the kitchen and additional downstairs 'gardeners' cloakroom, 3 bathrooms, STUDY, Country style kitchen/breakfast room with AGA, CONSERVATORY, the property offers a wonderful family living arrangement with ample room for all. Of particular note are the SPECTULAR VIEWS OF OPEN COUNTRYSIDE to the rear where a variety of different wildlife is often seen.
Lanterns offers a LARGE MASTER SUITE comprising DRESSING ROOM with built in wardrobes for clothes storage, DOUBLE BEDROOM with feature stain glass window, FRENCH DOORS to a LARGE PRIVATE BALCONY and WELL PROPORTIONED ENSUITE; this is a true private haven away from the rest of the upstairs accommodation.
The gardens are more than ample with RAISED PATIO AREAS for Alfresco dining, large lawn, Summer House, triple length Greenhouse and shed. Mature flower borders provide the colour and the produce from within the garden includes Pears, Apples, Damson, Quince, White Grapes, Raspberries and a crop of delicious Cucumber; the current owner will be leaving the RIDE-ON LAWN MOWER as part of the sale.
This UNIQUE PROPERTY is affectionately knick-named 'The Animal House' by locals having once been a Nursery School and the presence of animals imprinted on its facade. It is very well presented throughout and is an ABSOLUTE MUST-SEE for those who require a large family home within AN EASY COMMUTE to the Town Centres of Blandford Forum, Poole and Bournemouth. Viewing by appointment only through the Agent.