£359,950 Guide Price

0 Bed Property

Marnhull, Dorset

Much Loved Detached Property coming to the market for only the 2nd time since built in the 1970's.

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£359,950 Guide Price

Marnhull, Dorset

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Tenure: Freehold

Much Loved Detached Property coming to the market for only the 2nd time since built in the 1970's.

Entrance Porch, Entrance Hall, Kitchen and Breakfast Room, Sitting and Dining Room with Fireplace, 3 / 4 Bedrooms, 1 / 2 Reception Rooms, Ground Floor Family Bathroom with Separate Walk-in Shower, Separate w.c., First Floor w.c..

The Village:
Marnhull is one of the largest villages in England and has a thriving community life with two primary schools, three churches, two inns, doctors' surgery and dispensary, Post Office and well stocked village stores together with well respected hairdressers and upholsterer. 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 Marlott and the views surrounding the village and to the front of the property will leave you in no doubt as to why the Blackmore Vale was so close to his heart.

Communication: There is a mainline train service to London Waterloo and the West Country approximately 6 miles away in Gillingham. London can be reached by car via the A303/M3 link. There are also good road links to the larger conurbations of Bath, Poole, Bournemouth and the Jurassic coastline. The county towns of Sherborne, Blandford, Shaftesbury and Gillingham are within easy driving distance.

Surrounded by glorious countryside walking and cycling are high on the agenda for some whilst there are golf courses at Sherborne, Tollard Royal and Blandford. Numerous clubs and classes including Tennis, Amateur Dramatics and Yoga as well as societies are available within the village and surrounding area with most tastes being catered for.

Shopping and Cultural Facilities:
Within a short driveaway from the village is the town of Stalbridge which has the Award Winning Family run Supermarket ‘Dikes’ which sells a wonderful range of locally produced foods and wines as well as having a popular Coffee Shop. The market town of Sturminster Newton enjoying a mix of old and new with many visitors coming to see The Mill which dates back to Domesday. Larger nearby towns of Gillingham boast a selection of well known supermarkets including Waitrose, Asda, Lidl and the Co-op and Shaftesbury similarly with Tesco’s and the famously renowned tourist attraction Gold Hill.

Education:There are two state primary schools in the village with senior schools in Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Gillingham and Shaftesbury. Private schools in the area include Hanford, the Sherborne Schools, Leweston, Bryanston, Port Regis, Hazelgrove, Sandroyd and Canford to name but a few.

The Property:
A Detached Chalet Style Residence which enjoys a slightly elevated position ona popular residential development known as ‘The Crown Estate’. The property is built of brick elevationsunder a tiled roof and is set in a generous plot that has been attractivelyplanted to provide great, colour, texture and interest throughout theseasons. The property was built in Circa1970 and has been a very much loved home now coming to the market for only thesecond time since it was built with the current owners having been inoccupation for over 30 years. Theproperty benefits from Gas Central Heating to radiators supplied by a WorcesterBoiler and is fully Double Glazed thoughout. For those whom are keen that their home should be as energy saving aspossible the property comes with 16 PV Solar Panels to the roof of the rearelevation which were installed in December 2014 and generate an annualincome. Further details can be suppliedto any interested party.

Accommodation: (Please see floor plan for approximatemeasurements).

Entrance Porch: fromthe driveway with steps up to the front door ….

L Shaped EntranceHall: of generous proportions, with built-in under-stairs airing cupboardwith lagged hot water tank. Telephonepoint, radiator.

Sitting and Dining Room: This room being triple aspected with largepicture windows to both the front and rear elevations with twin windows to theside elevation. Coved ceiling and walllights. Reconstituted Stone Fireplacewith tiled hearth and timber mantel with Gas Flame effect fire in situ, Spaceto accommodate 4 – 6 at a table with door (currently blocked off) leading intothe Kitchen and Breakfast Room.

Kitchen and Breakfast Room: Window to rear elevation and glazed door leading out onto theverandah and rear gardens. Being well fitted with a good range offloor standing and wall mounted units. Laminate worktops with inset stainless steel sinkand drainer unit with tiled splash backs and surrounds. Space for Slot-In Electric Cooker, Built inLarder Cupboard, Space for fridge, space and plumbing for washing machine. Wall mounted Gas Fired Worcester boiler(recently serviced). Wall mountedheating programmer.

Further Reception Room (Ground FloorBedroom): currently used as the Formal Dining Room, with large picture window to thefront elevation, radiator and coved ceiling.

Family Bathroom: High level picture window to rear, suite inwhite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, fully tiled showercubicle with overhead shower. Radiator.

Separate W.C.: Window to side, low level w.c. wall mounted wash basin, radiator.


Landing: Having large picture window to rear elevation.

Bedroom 1: Large Picture window to front elevation enjoying far reachingviews across the close and beyond. Under eaves storage cupboard, hatch to roofvoid.

Bedroom 2: Having window to side elevation, radiator, under eaves storage cupboard.

Bedroom 3: (This room is currentlyused as a study/craft room). Large Picture Window to the Front,radiator.

Separate W.C.: Featuring a suite in white comprising low level w.c. andpedestal wash hand basin. Wall mountedheater. Please note with a littlere-arrangement this room together with part of the landing area room couldcomfortably accommodate a separate shower cubicle.


The propertyis approached from the close via a driveway with generous parking for a numberof cars in tandem and widen at the top of the driveway leading to the DoubleWidth Car-Port and….

Single Garage/Workshop: With up and over door to front,personnel door to the side. Light andpower.

Front Garden: The property enjoys a very spacious frontgarden with is currently laid to lawn with mature shrubs and bushes plantedthroughout.

Rear Garden: Of deceptively generous proportions with areasof lawn and well stocked beds planted with a range of annuals, perennials, evergreens,shrubs and bushes. The is also an areaof raised vegetable beds together with a greenhouse and timber shed and timberstore in situ. The gardens enjoys adegree of privacy with trellis and climbers planted throughout. Immediately to the rear of the property is atimber verandah being the perfect place to sit and enjoy the garden. There is also a pergoda planted with climbersrunning alongside the length of the garage/workshop. High level timber gate leading from thecar-port to the side of the property and Outside Water tap.

Services: Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. PV Solar Panels.

Local Authority: North Dorset District Council, Norden, Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7LL
Telephone: 01258 454111

Council Tax Band: D

Amount payable for the current year: £1851.56
Council Tax Enquiries: Telephone: 03450344569

  • Detached property occupying a tucked away Cul-De-Sac Position
  • Far Reaching Views from the First Floor
  • Offering Adaptable and Spacious Living Accommodation
  • Featuring 3 / 4 Bedrooms (including a Ground Floor Double Bedroom), 1 / 2 Reception Rooms
  • Ground Floor Family Bathroom and Separate w.c. First Floor Wash Basin and w.c.
  • Fitted Kitchen and Breakfast Room
  • Spacious Well Planted Gardens with Vegetable Beds, Sheds and Greenhouse
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Detached Garage, Double Width Car-Port and Driveway Parking
  • Offering Further Scope and Potential to refurbish and extend should the new owner so desire
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