Published: 07/02/201921 Brudenell featured in Dorset Living Magazine's 'Modern Georgian' article ....Read on to learn more....
Tradition. Elegance. Grace. Minster Lodge sits proudly in Brudenell Avenue, one of the area’s most prestigious roads and is the centrepiece of a wonderful plot in the region of 0.7 of an acre.
As soon as the large wrought iron gates open and displays this imposing, traditional home you are flooded with a sense of grandeur and space as you are greeted by its ‘modern Georgian’ style. Arranged over two floors, Minster Lodge offers its owners flexibility in both indoor and outdoor living as well as the highest degree of privacy. Built nineteen years ago, the house is more in tune with modern, inclusive living than you may think, with a large open plan room to the rear and backing onto its incredible garden. The nuances of a more traditional way of life are not lost in this home as it also benefits from separate dining room and sitting room. Delightful stone flooring leads you from the welcoming front door to the hallway, which is flanked by the both the dining and sitting rooms. The rooms offer an empowering sense of space and light, with the high ceilings and large, windows being of particular note, as well as the working fireplaces. Just peering into the rooms gives you a feeling of home and that there have been plenty of family and Christmas gatherings enjoyed here.
The hallway carries you through to the large inclusive living space to the rear, the heart of the house. With definable sitting, dining and kitchen areas in this room, living here begins to feel easy as you have everything you need within easy reach. The island kitchen is perfect for entertaining and gives you a great viewpoint over the rest of the room. Access out to the garden could not be easier as there are multiple French doors opening on to the sunny rear terrace. Behind the well-appointed kitchen, a door gives seamless admittance to the practical side of the ground floor space. A utility room keeps the noise of the laundry out of daily life and becomes the ideal place for muddy boots after a Sunday afternoon’s walk. A further door opens into the triple garage with electrically opening roller doors, perfect for the car enthusiast to keep their pride and joy tucked away in safety. Above the garage and accessed via a separate staircase, sits a snug. Previously used as a teenager’s retreat, could easily become a further bedroom to accommodate guests.
The intricate wooden staircase splits into two branches as we approach the first floor of the property. The landing is particularly light due to the large atrium sat above the staircase and also provides access to all four double bedrooms. The master suite overlooks the rear garden and has the benefit of a well-appointed shower room ensuite and dressing room. One of the remaining three bedrooms also overlooks the rear of the house whilst the other two have views over the front and also benefit from ensuite shower rooms.
Outside the property, the extensive 0.7 acre fully irrigated garden is the jewel in Minster Lodge’s crown. Ornately arranged and manicured, the garden has the highest degree of privacy whilst not impeding the level of sunlight beaming in. Bordered by beds of mature shrubs and bushes, the impeccably kept lawn is rolled out over the remainder of the garden like a carpet. Hidden from view, an extremely extensive storage room occupies the space under the terrace, providing ideal storage for water sports equipment.
Poole Harbour is a short walk from Minster Lodge and is a hive of activity for water sports enthusiasts with its prime conditions for wind and kite surfing. Brudenell Avenue sits equidistant to the Blue flag beaches of the Sandbanks Peninsula and the vibrant village of Canford Cliffs. The wider area offers a large range of amenities including multiple yacht clubs, Parkstone Golf Club and world-renowned Rick Stein restaurant. Dorset as a county has an abundance of independent and private schools as well as excellent primary schools.