Presented to the market with no onward chain is this delightful, charismatic detached thatched cottage boasting a quiet lane side position close to the heart of this popular and sought after Dorset village, which has an excellent community spirit. Over the years the cottage has been transformed into a stylish home combining contemporary expectation without compromising the traditional character features. The original cottage dates to the 1600's with historic and sympathetic extensions that merged with the existing building. Over the last year our sellers have further improved the cottage with an updated bathroom, all new Oak doors, frames and skirting boards plus Oak flooring to the sitting room, reception hall and bedroom three plus new carpets to both first floor bedrooms. The cottage has also been re-thatched with water reed and sprayed with fire retardant as well as the outside walls being coated to provide internal coolness in summertime and warmth during the winter months. The next lucky owner will certainly have an extremely well maintained home that also has uPVC double glazed windows and oil fired central heating via radiators. In addition, the cottage is in a high speed area for broadband. Viewing is essential to truly appreciate the charm and ambience of this home.
Timber front door opens into a bright and welcoming entrance hall with two windows with leaded light inlay and deep sills overlooking the lane to the front. Exposed ceiling beams. Smoke detector. Wall lights. Two radiators. Central heating thermostat. Telephone point. Storage cupboard housing the electrics and fitted with shelves. Bespoke Oak staircase rising to the first floor with cupboard under and automatic light. Oak flooring. Doors to the bathroom, bedroom three and to the:-
Kitchen/Dining Room (5.61m'' x 4.01m'' / 18'5'' x 13'2'')
Enjoying a double aspect - window with seat and storage under overlooking the lane side and window to the rear with Quartz sill and views over the playing field. Exposed ceiling beams and stone wall. Recessed ceiling lights and central light. Radiator. Plenty of power points. Television point. Fitted with a farmhouse style range of solid Oak kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, separate drawer unit with cutlery and deep pan drawers, pull out tin rack and eye level cabinets with lighting and drawers under. Generous amount of Quartz work surfaces with matching upstand. Circular stainless steel sink with swan neck boiling mixer tap. Space for a range style cooker with extractor hood above. (Currently there is a 19650/60's re-conditioned electric Aga installed, which is available by separate negotiation). Wall mounted spice rack. Stone flooring. Door to the utility and steps rising to the:-
Sitting Room (5.54m'' x 3.81m'' / 18'2'' x 12'6'')
Boasting a triple outlook with two windows to the lane side, window overlooking the side garden and French doors with full height window opening to the rear paved sun terrace. Exposed ceiling beams. Wall lights. Two radiators. Power and television points. Fireplace with polished stone surround, Slate hearth and wood burner. Oak flooring.
Window with leaded light inlay and deep timber sill overlooking the rear garden and playing fields beyond. Recessed ceiling lights. Butler style sink with swan neck mixer tap and cupboard under. Solid wood work surfaces/ integral draining board. Wall shelves. Chrome heated towel rail. Space for fridge/freezer. Recess with space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. Space for a tumble dryer. Tiled floor. Door to the rear.
Bedroom Three (3.23m'' x 3.15m'' / 10'7'' x 10'4'')
Measurement into wardrobe. A versatile multi functional room with double outlook - window to the lane side and French doors opening to the rear. Exposed ceiling beams. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with two fronted mirror fronted sliding door to storage cupboards with shelves and mirror fronted sliding doors hiding the wall bed. Oak flooring.
Two windows with deep sills to the rear elevation. Ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Tiled walls. Suite consisting of bath with mixer tap and telephone style shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, low level WC with economy flush facility and corner tiled shower cubicle. Recess fitted with shelves. Tiled floor.
Stairs rise and return with window with deep sill to the rear aspect and landing with ceiling light, exposed beams, built in glass fronted display cabinet and doors to both bedrooms.
Master Bedroom (3.38m'' x 3.25m'' / 11'1'' x 10'8'')
Window with deep sill and leaded light inlay overlooking the rear garden, playing fields and countryside beyond. Window to the lane side with storage cupboard under.
Ceiling light. Exposed beams. Radiator. Power and television points. Built in wardrobes with hanging rails and central door opening to the steps rising into the loft room, which has built in storage cupboards, light, radiator and carpet to the floor. Door to the:-
En-Suite Shower Room
Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Double sized shower cubicle with choice of heads and recess for soap/shampoo. Step up to Low level WC and cupboard capped with Quartz work surface and table top wash hand basin. Wall mounted extending shaver mirror. Tiled walls. Exposed floor board effect tiled floor.
Bedroom Two (3.38m'' x 2.64m'' / 11'1'' x 8'8'')
Window with leaded light inlay and deep sill with views over the playing fields and countryside in the distance. Exposed beams. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.
Garage (5.28m'' x 2.90m'' / 17'4'' x 9'6'')
Double timber doors open outwards. uPVC window with leaded light inlay overlooking the garden to rear and personal door to the side. Oil fired central heating boiler. Light and power. Shelves and rafter storage.
The property is approached from the lane over a gravelled frontage to the front door, which is divided from the lane by a low stone wall. To one side there is a gate opening to the side garden, whilst to the other side picket gates open onto the brick paved drive where there is enough room for at least three cars, timber shed and vegetable patch. A path leads along the side of the garage to the rear garden, which is mainly laid to lawn and edged with shrub and flower borders with further lawn area to the side of the cottage where there is a small summerhouse. The garden enjoys good privacy, a sunny aspect and is enclosed by a picket fence with gate opening to the playing field.
From the Sturminster Newton Office
Leave the town via Bridge Street, at the traffic lights continue over the bridge and turn right onto the A357 heading towards Sherborne. Take the next turning left into Glue Hill, signposted Hazelbury Bryan. Continue along this road for about four and half miles into Hazelbury Bryan. At the memorial just before the Antelope Inn turn left. The property is almost immediately on the right hand side.