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5 bed detached house for sale

£840,000 Guide price

Bowridge Hill, Gillingham, Dorset SP8

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Property features

  • Lovely family home of over 3000 sq ft
  • 3.3 acres of gardens and paddocks
  • Situated in the conservation area
  • Rural location yet a few minutes to the town
  • Nearby footpaths with walks over glorious countryside
  • Mainline station 5 minutes away
  • A303 5 miles
  • Spacious house with 5 bedrooms & 3 bath / shower rooms
  • Family kitchen/dining room with Aga
  • Utilty room

Property description

A delightful character house in a tranquil setting in the conservation area yet within easy reach of the town with gardens and paddocks of 3.3 acres.

Thornton's House is a classic example of a period Dorset farmhouse. The original elevations are stone and believed to have been built in the mid-1700s with further Victorian and post-war extensions. The house has evolved into a comfortable family home in a lovely location with a distinct rural feel yet just a short drive from the town and amenities.
On the ground floor there are three reception rooms with the main drawing room having a lovely Inglenook fireplace and doors to the conservatory. The current owners have created a super kitchen/dining room which is an excellent family living space. Beyond the dining area is a sitting room / snug and off the kitchen is an excellent sized and extremely useful utility room with double sink, space and plumbing for appliances and large larder. Continuing from the utility room is a boot room with back door to outside. On the first floor there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms with a further bedroom and large boarded attic room on the second floor.

The house is approached over a large gravel drive which provides ample parking. Accessed from the drive is a timber framed double garage and a garden tool and wood shed as well as a workroom which is attached to the house. The gardens lie primarily to the front, side and rear of the house with the remainder of the land extending to the north west, including a fully stocked orchard of apples, pears, cherries and plums. From the garden a wooden personnel gate open into the first field which is fenced and beyond which is a further paddock with access to the lane. To the south of the property on the other side of the lane is an area of woodland measuring approximately 0.27 acres over which Thornton’s House has limited title.

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £255,144 Sales 289 Current average value £285,635 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £17,489 ▲ 6.52%

Property value data/graphs for SP8

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £380,212 £278 3.6 £349,616
Semi-detached £238,511 £259 3.0 £222,745
Terraced £200,026 £244 2.7 £193,300
Flats £141,089 £217 1.8 £119,674

Current asking prices in SP8

Average: £333,079
Avg. current asking prices in SP8
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £127,500
(1)
£233,385
(31)
£302,566
(49)
£433,402
(38)
£566,050
(9)
Flats £108,750
(2)
£138,391
(11)
- - -
All £115,000
(3)
£208,506
(42)
£302,566
(49)
£433,402
(38)
£566,050
(9)

Current asking rents in SP8

Average: £779 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in SP8
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £260 pcm
(1)
£629 pcm
(5)
£891 pcm
(10)
£1,059 pcm
(3)
-
Flats £498 pcm
(1)
£572 pcm
(2)
- £793 pcm
(1)
-
All £379 pcm
(2)
£613 pcm
(7)
£891 pcm
(10)
£992 pcm
(4)
-

Fun facts for SP8

Highest value in SP8
Highest value streets Zed-Index
The Street £924,549
Fifehead Magdalen, Gillingham SP8 £652,284
Silton, Gillingham SP8 £616,932
Milton on Stour, Gillingham SP8 £592,237
Sandley, Gillingham SP8 £520,992
Highest turnover in SP8
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Buttercup Close 60.0%
Manor Farm Gate 60.0%
Arun Close 60.0%
Newton Close 55.0%
Yalbury Wood Way 53.8%

What Zoopla users think of Gillingham

Overall rating:

  • currently 3.5 stars
Good - 73% (51 ratings)

Ratings breakdown:

  • currently 4 stars
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Schools & public services
  • currently 4 stars
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Nearby transport

  • Gillingham (Dorset) (1.1 miles)
  • Templecombe (7.4 miles)
  • Tisbury (8.1 miles)
  • Bournemouth Airport (26.2 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (30.3 miles)
  • Southampton Airport (40.1 miles)
  • Poole Quay Ferry Landing (26.3 miles)
  • Poole Ferry Terminal (26.4 miles)
  • Brownsea Island Ferry Landing (28.3 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Gillingham Primary School (0.8 miles)
  • Milton-on-Stour Church of England Primary School (1.0 mile)
  • Wyke Primary School (1.3 miles)
  • Clayesmore School (8.7 miles)
  • King's Bruton (9.3 miles)
  • Sherborne School (13.1 miles)
  • Gillingham School (0.8 miles)
  • Port Regis Preparatory School (2.9 miles)
  • Shaftesbury School (4.6 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£3,605 Monthly total

Mortgage

Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 84,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £3,023 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £600,000 Contents value up to £100,000 Average insurance cost £23/mo (£273/yr)
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Home Insurance is based on the average price of a building and contents quote for a property in this area in the last 48 months.

Source: Autonet Insurance Ltd

Energy

Gas £63 Electricity £66 Estimated energy cost £129/mo

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Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 23300 kWh/year
Electricity: 5600 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

Local authority

North Dorset

Estimated tax band H Council tax cost £364 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.

Water

Supply £34 Sewerage £32 Estimated water cost £66 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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