This quietly located period house has recently been sympathetically renovated and updated to provide charming, spacious and stylish 2 Reception Room, 2 Bedroom accommodation. It also enjoys a Generous Detached Secret Garden!
Storm Porch, Sitting Room with open fireplace and inset Stove, Dining Room, well fitted Kitchen with integrated appliances, modern and well fitted Shower Room, 2 Spacious 1st Floor Bedrooms and Cloakroom. Generous Detached Secret Garden!
Marnhull is one of the largest villages in England and has a thriving community life with a primary school, three churches, two inns, doctors' surgery and dispensary. 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 views from the property and around the village will leave you in no doubt as to why the Blackmore Vale was so close to his heart.
An extract from Marnhull a Dorset Village at the Millennium tells us that this property was probably built between 1756 and 1789 and as was usual in small communities, took its name from the family who lived there. It still retains this name. The original owner was a basket maker who lived there during the early part of the 20th Century and gathered rushes for his work from the River Stour on the Outskirts of Marnhull. The entire cottage is of the 18th century, except the Kitchen and Bathroom which are 20th century additions.”
It comes to the market this year having undergone very sympathetic renovation and updating. The roof has been replaced and where possible the original tiles have been reused on the front elevation with any new tiles being out of sight to the rear. A charming timber and tiled storm porch has been added to the front elevation and internally a new electrical system installed together with gas fired combi boiler and all new pipework.
The old and tired bathroom has been replaced with a modern and stylish Shower Room and the Kitchen boasts a good range of fitted units together with an excellent range of integrated appliances including Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Induction Hob and Electric Oven. The property has been completely rewired and now boasts modern recessed ceiling lights to most rooms as well as an excellent array of power points and hard wired smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on the ground and first floors.
A multi fuel stove has been installed in the Sitting Room and oak ledged and braced doors with quality door furniture hung to the ground floor rooms. Wood effect laminate flooring provides the perfect covering to the ground floor rooms whilst carpets with quality underlay have been laid to the stairs, landing and 2 spacious first floor bedrooms.
The property benefits from a most charming secret garden which is located just a short distance from the house along a brick paved pathway. A wrought iron gate then gives access to this oasis tucked away from view and providing a very good sized area of lawn, a mature pond, with shrubs, bulbs, herbaceous and perennial plants and trees providing colour and interest throughout the seasons. There are two timber shed in the garden which would probably benefit from a little t.l.c.
This is a most charming period house that has been transformed to embrace modern living whilst all the time acknowledging its heritage.