Grade II Listed Cottage set in 0.49 acres of landscaped Gardens and Grounds and offering a wonderful mix of period and modern 2 Reception Room, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath/Shower Room accommodation together with a Detached Garage and Separate Workshop/Studio.Brochure
Grade II Listed Cottage set in 0.49 acres of landscaped Gardens and Grounds and offering a wonderful mix of period and modern 2 Reception Room, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath/Shower Room accommodation together with a Detached Garage and Separate Workshop/Studio.
Porch, Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Country Cottage Kitchen, Bathroom, Master Bedroom Suite with Ensuite Shower Room and Utility Area, 2 First Floor Bedrooms and Bathroom. Staircase to Attic Storage. Detached Studio/ Workshop, Driveway Parking and Detached Garage.Landscaped Gardens and Grounds.
Moorside is a Hamlet on the outskirts of the village of Marnhull which is one of the largest villages in England and has a thriving community life with two primary schools, three churches, an inn, doctors' surgery and dispensary, as well as a good range of local shops. There are numerous clubs and societies which are based in the village and the nearby town of Sturminster Newton also boasts an active community centre providing a range of cultural and educational facilities. Marnhull is celebrated in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbevilles as Marlot and the wonderful views to be enjoyed from this property its gardens and grounds will leave you in no doubt as to why the Blackmore Vale was so close to his heart.
With the original part of the cottage dating back to approximately 1690 it is not surprising that this charming cottage with its wealth of period features is Grade II Listed. It does however have a very modern Ground Floor extension which was added approximately 4 years ago to provide a very impressive Master Bedroom Suite including built in wardrobes and a modern Shower Room with Utility area. The extension benefits from electric underfloor heating and the Bedroom has double doors to the rear terrace and garden.
The original part of the cottage has a charming Sitting Room with stone mullioned window to the rear elevation, exposed beam work and a rather unusual and yet charming arts and crafts brick fire surround which it is thought was possibly influenced by the brickwork of Sir Edwin Luytens. It has a charming flagstone floor which carries through to the Entrance Hall.
The separate Dining Room has an open fireplace and inset stove which has not been used for a number of years. This room boasts display shelving and a window to the rear elevation.
In recent years the cosy Kitchen/Breakfast Room has been updated to accommodate modern electrical appliances including a Bosch double oven and induction hob with stainless steel extractor hood over. Shaker style units augment charming open shelving and freestanding painted dressers, giving this room a charm and character all of its own.
There is a well appointed Bathroom off the Entrance Hall and the two First Floor Bedrooms are served by a Bath/Shower Room. There is a concealed staircase from Bedroom 2 to the Attic which offers considerable storage space and perhaps potential for other uses subject to the necessary consents.
Outside the Detached Single Garage has a storage area to the rear and the Detached Workshop/Studio which is located near to the house has power, light and water.
This cottage comes to the market for the first time in over 60 years during which time the Gardens and Grounds have been lovingly tended by generation after generation of plants men and women so that today every season brings a further delight to be enjoyed. Whether it be snowdrops and bulbs in spring to a wonderful array of perennials, clematis, shrubs and roses in the summer or picking apples and other fruit in the autumn, this garden will give of its best throughout the seasons, a riot of colour and interest. Oh yes, and that is forgetting the productive vegetable beds and greenhouse which benefits from power.
This is a charming and quintessential English Country Cottage; it is not perfect but it is very special nevertheless!