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South Street, Fontmell Magna, SHAFTESBURY - £310,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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An appealing brick and flint semi detached cottage offering comfortable accommodation, set in good sized grounds within the conservation area and not far from the centre of this delightful Dorset village. We believe that the cottage was built in 1874 and was a home to farm workers on the Glyn Estate and in more recent years was been used as a successful nursery and garden centre until the 1960's. Our sellers have been in occupation since the early 1980's during this time it has been well maintained and improved with the addition of a conservatory, versatile reception room with storage area and en-suite shower room. The garage and workshop have also been added as well as a new staircase and multi fuel burner serving the radiators and hot water. The property also has some double glazing and some delightful features such as arched window lintels, cottage style windows with deep sills, original doors - one with a combed pine finish, exposed timbers and brick and flint wall. The cottage does need to be viewed to really appreciate just what it may provide for the next owners and how it could be marked with one's own stamp. Village life in Fontmell Magna has something to offer everyone from film nights at the village hall, to indoor bowls, aerobics, zumba, yoga, fetes and other societies. There is also a church, a popular C of E primary school, village hall, doctors surgery and local store with cafe.


Ground Floor

Entrance Vestibule

Part glazed uPVC front door with obscured glazed window to one side opens into a useful vestibule. Wall light. Power points. Tile effect vinyl flooring. Partly exposed brick and flint wall. Arched part glazed double doors opening into the:-

Sitting Room (3.61m'' x 3.94m'' / 11'10'' x 12'11'')

Window to the front aspect with arched lintel. Uplighters. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. Fireplace with tiled hearth and potential for a real fire. Wall shelves to either side of the chimney breast. Tile effect vinyl flooring. Door to stairs and under stairs cupboard. Arch to the:-

Dining Room (2.36m'' x 5.61m'' / 7'9'' x 18'5'')

Window to the side overlooking the garden and cottage style window with deep sill and arched lintel into the kitchen. Wall lights. Power points. Fireplace with traditional Victorian surround, tiled hearth, brass fender and multi fuel burner serving the radiators and hot water cylinder. Tile effect vinyl flooring. Original external door to the:-

Kitchen (2.46m'' x 5.38m'' / 8'1'' x 17'8'')

Obscured glazed window with tiled sill to the rear elevation and window into the conservatory to the side. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of wooden kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, two separate drawer units, larder style cupboard and eye level cupboards. Work surfaces with part tiled walls. Sink and drainer with mixer tap. Integrated freezer with space above for a fridge. Built in eye level double electric oven with storage cupboards above and below. Ceramic hob with four rings and hot plate plus extractor hood over. Space and plumbing for a slimline dishwasher. Vinyl flooring. High level panelled door to the garden room and an original door to the:-


Of uPVC double glazed construction with full height windows to the front, rear and sides and French doors opening to the side and garden. Wall light. Power points. Space and plumbing for a washing machine.

Garden Room/Bedroom Three (3.38m'' x 2.54m'' / 11'1'' x 8'4'')

French doors opening to the side and garden. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Power points. Tile effect vinyl flooring. Opens to the:-

Lobby and Shower Room

Ceiling light. Fitted shelves to one side and hanging rail and shelf to the other. Tile effect vinyl flooring. Part glazed door to the:-
Shower Room - Obscured glazed window with tiled sill to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Wall mounted electric fan heater. Low level WC. Wall mounted wash hand basin with swan neck mixer tap. Tiled shower cubicle with electric shower. Ceramic tile effect vinyl flooring.

First Floor


Stairs rise and curve up to the landing with shared window to the side. Wall light. Telephone point. Access to small loft space. High level panelled door to the bathroom and strip wood doors to both bedrooms.

Master Bedroom (3.30m'' x 3.53m'' / 10'10'' x 11'7'')

Window to the front with arched lintel. Exposed timbers. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Recess with hanging rail and shelves to one side.

Bedroom Two (2.74m x 3.15m'' / 9' x 10'4'')

Window to the rear with partial field view. Ceiling light. Exposed timbers. Radiator. Power points. Recess with shelves. Chest with drawers and storage cupboard.


Shared window with landing to the side overlooking the garden. Ceiling light. Wall mounted electric fan heater. Exposed timber. Radiator. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Suite consisting of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back and bath with wood panelled side and electric shower over.


Garage (4.88m x 2.44m / 16' x 8')

Large single garage with up and over door, light and power.


The property is approached from the road via a wrought iron gate opening to the path leading to the front door and along side the property to the main body of the grounds. These are many productive areas with eating and cooking apple trees, plum and cherry trees and berry bushes including blackcurrant, redcurrant, gooseberries and raspberries and a vegetable garden. There is a greenhouse, workshop the same size as the garage with light and power, log store and coal bunker. The gardens boast a high degree of privacy and a sunny aspect.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

At the traffic lights turn onto Old Market Hill. Turn left at the next set of lights heading towards Shaftesbury. Continue through the village of Manston, passed the Plough heading towards Shaftesbury. Take a right turn to Fontmell Magna and Hartgrove and continue through the village of Fontmell Magna to the junction with the A350. Turn right heading towards Blandford. The property will be found just after the bend on the right hand side. For viewings please park in The Mead either in front of the drive or on the opposite side along the fence/hedge.