Sympathetically modernised Detached Character Property offering stylish, light and spacious 3 Reception Room, 3 Bedroom Accommodation together with Gardens and Grounds that enjoy a Southerly Aspect. The whole only a short walk from Town Centre Amenities.BrochureFloor Plan 1
Sympathetically modernised Detached Character Property offering stylish, light and spacious 3 Reception Room, 3 Bedroom Accommodation together with Gardens and Grounds that enjoy a Southerly Aspect. The whole only a short walk from Town Centre Amenities.
Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, Open plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room with woodburning stove, Spacious Dual Aspect Living Room with open fireplace, Utility Room, Garden Room, Storage Room and Study. On the First Floor there is a well-appointed Bathroom & 3 Double Bedrooms. Landscaped Gardens that enjoy a Southerly aspect.
Steeped in history Sturminster Newton is an old market town in the heart of the Blackmore Vale. Surrounded by stunning countryside the town is a wonderful mix of old and new, with many visitors coming to see the Mill and walk along the edge of the River Stour as well as enjoy the shopping and cultural facilities on offer. With good road links to Blandford, Sherborne, Shaftesbury and Gillingham where regular trains offer services to London and the West Country.
Little is known of the origins of the cottage which is believed to date back to the 1700ís with Georgian and Victorian extensions having been added to the original building. It has rendered elevations under a tiled roof.
Prior to our clients purchasing the property in 2015 it had been a much loved family home for over 30 years and required updating and modernisation throughout. With their work now complete they have sympathetically transformed the cottage giving it a contemporary light and spacious feel that augments the period features and charm of the original building.
It has a delightful Entrance Hall with attractive tiled floor, staircase to the First Floor Landing and modern and well fitted Cloakroom off.
A door from the Entrance Hall leads to the Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room which has a contemporary and yet cosy feel with the seating area being in front of the open fireplace with brick hearth and back panel having inset wood burning stove. There is an enclosed wood store to one side and exposed beam above the fireplace and woodstore. The Kitchen area enjoys a good range of floor standing and wall mounted Shaker style units together with an impressive range style cooker and modern and stylish tiling to the walls. The Dining and Sitting areas enjoy period features including exposed beam work and some exposed stonework.
The dual aspect Living Room offers a feeling of Victorian grandeur to the cottage with its high ceiling, picture rail and exposed beam work. This room also has an open fireplace with marble surround and inset wood burning stove for cosy nights in.
The Garden Room is accessed via French doors from the Dining Area of the Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room and to one end of this room is the Utility Room with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, work surface, stainless steel sink unit and storage. The Worcester wall mounted central heating boiler is located in this room and provides central heating and hot water for the cottage. To the far end of the Garden Room is a Storage Room and Study with passageway leading to the rear access.
On the light and spacious First Floor the Landing the window to the side elevation offers views over the garden, town and countryside beyond.
The Bathroom at the property has been transformed and now provides for modern living with the panelled bath having a shower and shower screen to one end and mixer taps with hand held shower to the middle. There is a pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.c.
A charming Master Bedroom has been created with a range of fitted furniture together with a walk in wardrobe providing plenty of space for clothes, whilst this room offers views up Bath Road and to the rear elevation. The two further Bedrooms are of a good size and enjoy subtle decoration.
Outside: The garden is south facing and secluded. There is a good sized area of lawn bordered by well-maintained hedges, flower and shrub beds which provide colour and interest throughout the seasons. There are two storage sheds to the rear of the garden, a raised bed and greenhouse.
Access to the property is either via a wrought iron gate and pathway that leads to the front door or via the rear door which is accessed to the far side of the cottage where an area of hard standing has been given a Mediterranean feel by the use of pot plants. There is a security light to the side of the rear door.
This is a charming detached property that gives nothing away from the exterior but will surprise and delight those who visit. Whilst the cottage does not offer designated parking, it is a rare gem located close to the heart of the town and the current owners have had no issue securing off road parking locally. This is a must view and charming edge of town property.