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Lanchards, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum - £165,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A enchanting terraced cottage style home with character features, enjoying a lovely lane side location on the edge of this popular Dorset village and within walking distance to the village's facilities. The background of the property is not substantiated but it is believed that it was built in between its neighbours in more modern times and in a sympathetic manner to blend with the other existing cottages. This delightful home bursts with character features, such as, pane glass cottage style windows with deep sill, exposed feature ceiling beams, rafters and stone wall. The cottage also has a wood burner in the sitting room with potential for gas heating ( we are informed that there is gas to the lane). This lovely comfortable home offers scope to enhance and would make a great first time buy, lock up and leave or as bolt hole from a hectic weekday life.


Ground Floor

Sitting Room (5.36m'' x 3.43m'' / 17'7'' x 11'3'')

Timber front door with part glazed panes opens into the sitting room. Cottage style window overlooking the lane. Exposed feature ceiling beams and stone wall. Smoke detector. Wall lights. Power points. Television connection. Fireplace with timber mantel and woodburner. Laminate flooring. Stairs rising to the first floor with storage cupboards under. Window with leaded light inlay and deep sill looking into the kitchen/dining room and opening to the:-

Kitchen/Dining Room (3.07m'' x 3.43m'' / 10'1'' x 11'3'')

Maximum measurements - Skylight to the rear and window with view over the rear garden. Part vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Fitted with bespoke rustic style timber floor cupboards and part wood and tiled work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Butler style sink. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for slot in cooker and fridge/freezer. Quarry tiled floor. Double pane glass doors opening to the rear garden.

First Floor

Bedroom (3.40m'' x 3.56m'' / 11'2'' x 11'8'')

Measurement excludes the storage area. Stair rise to a galleried landing. Exposed timbers. Two windows to the rear with outlook over the garden. High level cupboard. Built in shelves and cupboard to one side of the chimney breast. Wall lights. Power points. Curtained storage area fitted with shelves. Latch door to the:-


Pane glass window to the front. Light. Fitted with a suite consisting of WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back and bath with wood panelled side, electric shower over and full height tiling to surrounding walls. Chrome heated towel rail. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.


The Garden

To the front of the property there is an area ideal for pot plant display or bin storage. The rear garden has been attractively landscaped for easy maintenance with a paved seating area immediately outside of the kitchen/dining room with a central path leading down to the garden to the sheds and gate leading out to the lane. There are shrub and flower beds. The garden enjoys good privacy and a sunny aspect.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street. At the traffic lights proceed over the bridge and turn left heading towards Blandford. After about 5 miles you will arrive in the village of Shillingstone. Take a turning right, after the school into Poplar Hill. This becomes Lanchards where the cottage will be found on the left. Take the next left turn where there is plenty of space to park.