Merley Lane, Wimborne, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A character Victorian-Gothic style 4 double bedroom country property, set within formal gardens, paddocks and woodland amounting to approximately 4.6 acres.

Garden Coppice was constructed in 1959 from the original stone of Bridge House, South Petherton, which was the family home of William Blake J.P., Deputy Lieutenant in the County of Somerset, and descendant of Jane Seymour. When Bridge House was demolished, a buyer was found for the complete facade, including the mullioned windows, in the person of a Dorset bank manager, Mr Taylor, whose hobby was the propagation of acid-loving plants.

Much of the character of the house stems from the honey-coloured stone which was quarried in nearby Ham Hill as was Montacute. Mr Taylor had Garden Coppice built to his own design, and created the formal gardens and propagation of azaleas, rhododendrons, and camellias, as well as a wide range of specimen trees which landscape the grounds.

The property benefits from gas fired central heating and a security alarm. It is accessed off a private driveway which meanders down to the house and garage complex.


Directions: From Wimborne, proceed south along Poole Road, going over Canford Bridge onto Oakley Hill. At the roundabout, bear left into Gravel Hill and continue along Gravel Hill until reaching the traffic lights at Queen Anne Drive. Turn left into Queen Anne Drive and take the fifth turning on the left into Merley Lane. Turn immediately right into a small slip-road. The private drive can be found to the left, and Garden Coppice is the next turning on the right.

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Christopher Batten

15 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset

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