A fabulous chance to purchase a delightful semi detached cottage with three good sized bedrooms, sitting in good sized grounds of just over 0.2 of an acre that provide a natural haven for wildlife and just three miles from Templecombe train station with Waterloo two hours away and within reach of the A303. The property boasts a quiet position with some stunning far reaching views over the Blackmore Vale countryside and balances rural and town life being within walking distance to the facilities offered by Dorset's smallest town. We believe that the original part of the cottage dates to the 1850's with historic extensions creating interesting, additional ground floor and first floor accommodation that will definitely meet the approval of many potential buyers. During the course of our sellers ownership the property has been very well maintained and improved with a new oil fired central heating boiler, the garage roof has also been replaced and a new cloakroom suite has been fitted a well as the lining to the chimney. The property has also benefited from a redecoration, security lights and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher in the utility. In addition, the cottage has uPVC double glazed windows with a leaded light inlay in keeping with the original style of this special home. This charming home has to be viewed to truly appreciate its location, size of the grounds and its warming ambience.
The part glazed front door is located to the side of the cottage and opens into a good sized useful porch. Window with tiled sill to the side aspect. Ceiling light. Sliding double doors to large cupboard housing the oil fired central heating boiler, central heating programmer and water softener. Tiled floor. Pane glass door opens into the:-
Kitchen/Dining Room (5.26m'' x 3.48m'' (17'3'' x 11'5''))
Contemporary open plan design with window to the front in the dining area. Ceiling light. Coved. Central heating thermostat. Radiator. Power points. Pane glass door and step down to the sitting room and stairs rising to the first floor. Opens:- Kitchen Area - Ceiling lights. Power points. Fitted with a range of country style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, open shelves, drawers and eye level cupboards with counter lighting under. Good amount of granite work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Circular sink with swan neck mixer tap and drinking water tap. Larder cupboard fitted with shelves and space to house a fridge. Tiled floor. Step from the dining area to further sitting area with ceiling light, electric wall mounted heater, power and telephone points and tall fitted display/book shelf. Continuation of the tiled floor and double doors leading out to the garden and door to the utility.
3.02m'' x 3.18m 9'11'' x 10'5
Sitting Room (6.38m'' x 4.27m (20'11'' x 14'))
Three windows - two with seats under - overlooking the lane and fitted with plantation style shutters. Exposed painted ceiling timbers. Wall lights. Radiator. Power and television points. Stone fireplace with Bressumer beam, slate hearth and wood burner. Tiled floor.
Window to the side overlooking the garden. Ceiling light. Coat hooks. Power points. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. Space for a fridge/freezer. Double stainless steel sink unit with storage cupboards under. Tiled floor. Door to the:-
Obscured glazed window to the side elevation. Ceiling light. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC with economy flush facility. Part tiled walls. Tiled floor.
Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Built in display/book shelves. Laminate flooring. Split level landing with steps rising to the bathroom and storage cupboard and steps leading down to bedroom three and to the:-
Master Bedroom (3.18m'' x 4.14m'' (10'5'' x 13'7''))
Boasting a double outlook with deep silled windows to the front and to the lane side, enjoying far reaching views over the Blackmore Vale countryside and fitted with plantation style shutters. Exposed timbers. Wall lights. Radiator. Power and television points. Old window recess. Fitted double wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf. Laminate flooring.
Bedroom Two (4.11m'' x 2.64m'' (13'6'' x 8'8''))
Window to the front with view over part of the garden and drive with views in the distance and fitted with plantation style shutters. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Wood flooring. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
Bedroom Three (2.31m'' x 4.11m'' (7'7'' x 13'6''))
Window with deep sill to the side overlooking the lane and enjoying wonderful rural views. Ceiling light. Access to the loft space. Radiator. Power points. Built in book/display shelves. Laminate flooring.
Window overlooking the garden to the side and adjoining field. Ceiling light. Chrome heated towel rail. Fitted suite consisting of low level WC with economy flush facility and concealed cistern, table top circular wash hand basin with freestanding tap, bidet with mixer tap and bath with mixer tap and shower attachment plus a separate corner tiled shower cubicle fitted with an electric shower. Mosaic style part tiled walls. Laminate tiled floor. Door to to eaves storage.
Parking And Double Garage (7.01m x 5.92m'' (23' x 19'5''))
The property is approached from the road onto a tarmacadam drive that curves up to parking for about three cars and the double garage, which has two up and over doors, window to the rear and sides plus personal door to the garden. There is also a small room. The garage benefits from light and power.
From the lane there is a timber gate that opens to a path leading past a bin and log store to the front door and continues to the main body of the garden. Shallow steps rise to a stone paved area with covered seating space and ornamental pond. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn and interspersed with shrub and flower beds providing a haven for wildlife, including many birds and butterflies. To the rear of the garage there is a vegetable garden and greenhouse. The garden is a good size, boasting a sunny and private aspect backing onto a field.
From The Sturminster Newton Office
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 and turn left into Barrow Hill. Proceed to the top of the hill and turn left into Wood Lane. The property is the first one on the right hand side, just after the layby.
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