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Gannetts Cottage, Todber, Sturminster Newton - £465,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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***DOUBLE GARAGE/WORKSHOP***RURAL SETTING***FANTASTIC KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM***A most beautifully presented and charming semi detached stone cottage dating to the 1800's and sited well off the road in good sized sunny grounds with views over fields to the church at Marnhull. The property is located in the small hamlet of Gannets, which lies just a mile from Marnhull - Dorset's largest village where there is a bustling community with clubs and societies to meet all tastes, a post office and general store, hairdressers, chemist and doctors surgery. About three miles away is Sturminster Newton and Gillingham with a mainline train station is six miles away. The cottage has recently been subject to a programme of rejuvenation which included a reconfiguration as well as a sympathetic extension and aesthetic improvements which have blended well with the surroundings and a large double garage with scope to further develop. The property also successfully marries old world charm with contemporary living and will certainly meet with a great many potential buyers' approval. There are some lovely features, including internal and external stone arches over the windows, cottage style pane glass windows, stone and timber flooring plus hard wearing engineered Oak flooring in the sitting room. The property also benefits from oil fired central heating via radiators with a dual zone control and sustainable hard wood double glazing. Viewing is vital to truly appreciate the ambience and surroundings of this wonderful home.


Ground Floor


Front door opens into a useful porch area. Recessed ceiling light. High level cupboard housing the electrics. Radiator. Coat hooks. Tiled floor. An original door with black iron furniture opens into the:-

Sitting Room (4.78m'' x 5.33m'' / 15'8'' x 17'6'')

Window with outlook over the front drive. Part glazed French doors opening to the side. Ceiling light and uplighters. Exposed ceiling beam. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Brick fireplace with flagstone hearth and multi fuel burner and built in storage cupboard to one side of the chimney breast. Engineered Oak flooring. Opening to the staircase with recessed ceiling light and smoke detector. Natural wood panelled door to the:-

Kitchen/Dining Room (8.99m'' x 5.33m'' / 29'6'' x 17'6'')

Kitchen Area - Window overlooking the side sun terrace. Door to the side porch and to the inner hall. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Power, television and telephone points. Fitted with a range of country style soft closing kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, tall larder cupboard and eye level cupboards and central island with deep pan and cutlery drawers, cupboards and open shelves. Generous amount of Beech work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Butler style sink with swan neck mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher. Pull out bin cupboard. Space for a range style cooker. Space and housing for an American fridge/freezer.
Dining Area - Window overlooking the rear garden and French doors opening to the side sun terrace. Ceiling light and uplighters. Two radiators. Power points. Stone flooring throughout.

Side Porch (3.94m'' x 2.41m'' / 12'11'' x 7'11'')

Stable door with inset glass pane opening to the front. Window to the side aspect. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with storage cupboards, Granite work surfaces with matching upstand and Butler style sink with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and for a tumble dryer. Stone flooring.

Inner Hall and Cloakroom

Recessed ceiling light. Radiator. Coat hooks. Cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Stone flooring. Natural wood panelled door to the:-
Cloakroom - Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Stone flooring.

First Floor


Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beam. Access to the loft space. Central heating thermostat. Radiator. Power points. Natural wood panelled doors to all rooms.

Master Bedroom (3.51m'' x 5.38m'' / 11'6'' x 17'8'')

Two windows overlooking the frontage. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beam. Two radiators. Power, telephone and television points. Built in double wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves. Old Victorian Fireplace with black iron grate. Exposed floorboards.

Bedroom Two (4.14m'' x 4.22m'' / 13'7'' x 13'10'')

L shaped - maximum measurements - Two windows to the side with views of fields and the church at Marnhull. Recessed ceiling lights and ceiling light. Two radiators. Power and television points. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf. Exposed floorboards.

Bedroom Three (4.47m'' x 3.86m'' / 14'8'' x 12'8'')

Maximum measurements - slightly sloping ceilings. Window to the side with country views and the church. Recessed ceiling light. Radiator. Power and television points. Exposed floorboards.


L shaped - window with tiled sill to the side enjoying rural views. Recessed ceiling lights. Shaver socket and shaver light with point. Part wood panelled walls. Stylish suite consisting of table top basin with mixer tap, Victorian style double ended bath with central mixer tap, claw feet and power shower over and a low level WC. Exposed floorboards.


Garage and Parking (6.43m'' x 6.38m'' / 21'1'' x 20'11'')

Double garage with roll up electric door, light and power. Work surface with cupboards under and sink with hot and cold water. Hatch to part boarded loft space with power and three skylights. Scope to further develop. To the back of the garage there is a covered log store and door to the potting shed (2.74 m x 3.00 m - 9' x 9'10'') fitted with light and power plus work surfaces. To the front of the garage there is parking for about three cars and the same to the rear of the garage or space for a boat, caravan or motor home.


The property is approached from the road onto a tarmacadam drive serving this cottage and its neighbour and leads to the garage and the front of the cottage. To one side of the drive is the front garden, which is laid to lawn and enclosed by hedgerow and open by the garage. A gate to the side of the property opens to a delightful sun terrace to the side of the property and provides a fabulous alfresco dining area. Stone steps rise to the garden, which has curving lawns with well stocked shrub and flower beds. At the top of the garden there is a deck area with greenhouse. The oil tank is concealed behind the fence and the boiler is located to the back of the dining area. The gardens are of a very good size with good privacy and a sunny aspect.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave Sturminster via Bath Road heading towards Gillingham. Bypass the main village of Marnhull. The property will be found on the left hand side about a mile out of the village and just after the drive for the farm.