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Fir Tree Cottage, Shaftesbury Road, Henstridge, TEMPLECOMBE - £440,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A fabulous chance to purchase a property and business, presented to the market with the bonus of no onward chain. Fir Tree Cottage is offered for sale with an attached business - Fir Tree Catering, a successfully run sandwich and snack delivery service as well as providing for other outside events. The property itself sits in about half an acre of grounds and provides adaptable accommodation that will meet many requirements, from those looking for space for an existing or growing family, providing for a dependent relative or running a business. This much loved property has been home to our sellers for about twenty years and benefits from uPVC double glazing, oil fired central heating, a recently renewed kitchen and a new stylish contemporary shower room. Viewing is essential to truly appreciate just what this home can provide.

Detached Family Home
Four Double Bedrooms
Two Reception Rooms
Plenty of Parking
Annexe/Business Opportunity
Just Over Half An Acre Total
No Onward Chain
Energy Efficiency Rating tba



The Property

The Main House

The accommodation consists of good sized welcoming entrance hall with built in storage cupboard and double doors opening into the dining room, the sitting room boasts a double outlook and fireplace with wood burner, the kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with plenty of soft closing units and some built in appliances. There is also a utility and cloakroom plus a stylish and modern shower room. The hall rises to a half landing with door opening to the front of the property and returns up to a split level landing with access to all four double bedrooms. The master has an en-suite bathroom and bedroom two has fitted wardrobes and storage cupboards.

Business Accommodation

This is currently arranged for catering use with kitchen area, preparation room and office plus potential for a cloakroom. There is separate access plus a door from the main house's entrance hall. If required, this area could easily be converted to an annexe for a dependent relative or as a rental for income. There is also the opportunity to purchase the existing catering business. Figures will be available for those who might be looking to go down this route.


The Grounds

There is a large parking area with space for at least ten vehicles plus storage for caravan, boat or horse box. The main garden lies to the other side of the house and is primarily laid to lawn with gravelled borders - ideal for pot plant display. There is a swimming pool, timber cabin (available by separate negotiation) and a hard standing at the bottom of the garden.

The Location

The property lies just a mile from the Somerset village of Henstridge and enjoys plenty of rural views from the front and rear. Henstridge offers a couple of public houses and a restaurant/takeaway, it also has the benefit of a local shop with post office and primary school. There is a lot of social activity taking place in the village hall, as well as a bus service available to towns nearby. The small town of Stalbridge is only about a mile away with further facilities such as dentist surgery and supermarket. The larger town of Sherborne is eight miles away. The village has good communication links from London to the West Country and Templecombe and Sherborne both have a mainline train station.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street. At the traffic lights turn right onto the A357. Continue for about 5 miles and turn left for Stalbridge. Go through the town and on to Henstridge. Pass through the village to the traffic lights and A30 crossroads. Turn right heading towards Shaftesbury. Go past the car sales on the left hand side. The property will be found a short distance after on the right hand side.