A STRIKING CONTEMPORARY HOUSE BUILT TO A UNIQUE DESIGN WITH AN EMPHASIS ON SPACE, LIGHT AND FLEXIBILITY. Perfectly situated on the edge of town, and backing onto Bryanston Woods, this striking contemporary house was built for somebody with vast experience in yacht design, and those influences can be seen in the fantastic use of space and light in this unique home. Approached through and impressive entrance hall with a galleried landing, the accommodation is immaculately presented and extends to about 3,000 sq/ft. At the heart of the house is a fabulous open plan family living area with central kitchen, a dining area and an impressive drawing room with vaulted ceiling and fully glazed south elevation. A second flexible reception room, currently a study, could easily be adapted to create a ground floor bedroom suite. Upstairs there are 3 generous bedroom suites with bath or shower rooms, with a 4th bedroom, separate wc and attic room on the top floor. The latest mechanical heat recovery and ventilation system and high levels of insulation make this large house very economic and efficient to manage. And the use of attractive oak joinery, polished stone and oak floors, show that design and quality have been the watch words in the creation of this fabulous home. A sweeping paved drive takes you past the house up to a parking area in front of a double garage and workshop. From here the different levels of the garden have been used well to make the most of the lovely southerly outlook. In front of the house there are two terraces with attractive easily maintained borders where you can sit and enjoy the sun throughout the day. Behind the house the more formal gardens are maturing nicely with a sculptured lawn surrounded by imaginatively stocked borders against a backdrop of the Bryanston Woods. A gate in the corner of the garden gives you informal access to lovely woodland walks along the school drive and down to the river. Lower Bryanston is a very convenient location just over the river from the historic market town of Blandford Forum, famed for its architecture and one of the finest Georgian churches outside London. From this ideal location it is only a short walk into town where there are amenities for everyone's day-to-day needs including an M&S food hall, Tesco and Lidl superstores. Much of the surrounding countryside is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and there are lots of good opportunities for sport and recreation, and great opportunities for sailing, water sports and walking around Poole Harbour and along the world famous Jurassic Coast which is not much more than ½ an hour away. Communication links around Blandford are excellent and the commute to Poole, Ferndown and Bournemouth is straightforward. Easy access onto the A31 provides a quick link to the M27 for Southampton and Portsmouth, and on to the M3 up to London. The A303/M3 via Salisbury provides another option for driving to London. Salisbury and Poole stations have fast train services to London Waterloo (around 2 hours). The area is also well served with good schools at all levels. As well as a nearby primary school and state secondary school, the wide choice of independent schools includes Bryanston (on the doorstep), Milton Abbey, Canford and Clayesmore, and prep schools at Knighton House, Castle Court and Dumpton. All mains services are available at the property. Gas fired heating (underfloor and radiator). Mechanical heat recovery and ventilation system. Good broadband service.
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