Situated down a peaceful country lane, surrounded by the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside with its own 24 acres of grounds is this charming detached stone cottage offered for sale with a range of outbuildings and providing an opportunity to refurbish and develop - subject to the necessary permissions.
Period Detached Cottage Five Good Sized Bedrooms Three Reception Rooms Variety of Outbuildings Grounds of about 24 Acres Development Opportunity Peaceful and Rural Location Energy Efficiency Rating F
First time to the market in over eighty six years, this very much cherished home offers comfortable and versatile accommodation with scope to further enhance and style to one's own taste and needs. Believed to have been three cottages and dating to the 1700's, the cottage retains many period features, such as, deep sills to some of the windows and window seats, open fireplaces, thick stone walls, picture rails and some wood paneling. Catering to modern day living, the property benefits from uPVC double glazing and electric economy 7 heating. The cottage at one stage was home to three generations of our selling family and could again lend itself to home a dependent relative, or be split to provide an income and of course used wholly as a family home.
Lying to the rear and side of the cottage there is a range of outbuildings and farm yard, which include a variety of barn styles, kennels and stables as well as open garages. The outbuildings present a development opportunity, subject to permission and could easily be turned into holiday let accommodation, or renovated to their former state. Thereby, offering potential use as a small holding or equestrian property.
The cottage sits in its own generously sized garden, which is mostly laid to lawn and enclosed by a low stone wall to the front. The main body of the land lies to the rear and side of the cottage forming a rough triangle and is currently pasture.
The property enjoys a rural position, surrounded by the beautiful Blackmore countryside lying just over mile from Stalbridge, reputed to be the smallest town in Dorset with a population of approximately 2500 and dates back to Saxon times - the town has a 15th Century Church and Market Cross. The town caters for everyday needs and boasts an award winning family run food store - Dike's, family butchers, as well as doctor and dentist surgeries. There is also a primary school with excellent ofsted report and a variety of entertainment facilities. A mainline train station may be found at Templecombe, which is about three miles away with further facilities at Sturminster Newton around four miles to the East and Sherborne and Shaftesbury both within seven miles.
Directions From Sturminster Newton
Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street at the traffic lights go over the bridge and turn right onto the A357. Continue on this road for approximately 5 miles turning left where Stalbridge is signposted. On entering the town go through the single lane onto the High Street and turn right into Station Road. Follow this road out of the town and take the turning for Farms Only. Take a turn left where the property will be found on the left hand side.
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