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The Common, Child Okeford, Blandford Forum - £275,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A truly delightful end of terraced characterful cottage situated in a lane side position with views of Hambledon Hill to the front and lying on the edge of the desirable village of Child Okeford. We believe that the original part of the cottage dates to the 1850's with a double storey extension to the side built sometime during the 1990's. For over twenty years, this wonderful cottage has been the much cherished home to our seller. During this time it has been improved with the installation of wholly owned solar panels providing a credit tariff and a further water panel solar heater for hot water. The loft has also been spray insulated as well as fitting double glazing. The cottage provides comfortable living as it is with good sized rooms yet there is the opportunity to change to one's own taste, if required. An early viewing is strongly recommended to really appreciate this home and its surroundings and to avoid missing out on the chance to be the next lucky owner.


Ground Floor


Front door opens into a useful porch with windows to either side. An original style panelled door opens into the:-

Sitting Room (3.91m'' x 5.77m'' / 12'10'' x 18'11'')

Two windows to the front of the cottage. Recessed ceiling and ceiling lights. Exposed ceiling beam and timber uprights. Two radiators. Power and telephone points. Brick fireplace with wood burner on a slate hearth. Fitted shelves to either side of the chimney breast. Exposed floorboards. Shallow step up and opening into the kitchen and step up to panelled door opening to the:-

Dining Room (1.91m'' x 3.28m'' / 6'3'' x 10'9'')

Two windows to the rear aspect. Smoke detector. Wall lights. Radiator. Power points.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (3.68m'' x 3.78m'' / 12'1'' x 12'5'')

L Shaped - maximum measurements - Window overlooking the rear seating area and large bow window overlooking the garden to the side. Recessed ceiling lights. Wall mounted calor gas fired central heating boiler and central heating programmer. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of wood grain effect kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, separate drawer unit and eye level cupboards and cabinets. Work surface. One and half bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap. Recess with shelves. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for slot in cooker. Space for fridge/freezer. Tiled floor. Part glazed door to the:-

Boot Room (1.91m'' x 2.44m / 6'3'' x 8')

Window to the front and to the side with outlook over the garden. Ceiling light. Wall mounted electrics. Power points. Wall mounted cabinet. Tiled floor. Door to the front of the cottage.

First Floor


Stairs rise and return up to a good sized galleried landing with window to the front with view of Hambledon Hill. Recessed ceiling light. Smoke detector. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Fitted wall shelves. Feature Victorian fireplace. Natural wood panelled doors to all rooms.

Master Bedroom (5.92m'' x 2.44m / 19'5'' x 8')

Enjoying a triple aspect with window to the front with view of Hambledon Hill and windows to the rear and side both with view over the garden. Access to the insulated loft space. Wall lights. Radiator. Power points. Fitted triple wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf.

Bedroom Two (3.96m x 3.66m / 13' x 12')

Maximum measurements - Recessed ceiling light. Wall shelves. Radiator. Power points. Fitted triple wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf.


Window with outlook to the rear. Recessed ceiling and wall lights. Fitted with a suite consisting of a Victorian style bath with freestanding mixer tap and telephone style shower attachment, bidet with mixer tap, low level WC, walk in tiled shower cubicle and vanity style wash hand basin. Radiator. Exposed floorboards.


Parking and Garden

The parking is accessed up a gravelled drive, which opens to a large parking area where there are two allocated parking spaces. This area is on a 50 year lease with a ground rent of £172 per annum. From here steps lead down to the lane where the cottage is located to the opposite side. A gate from the lane opens to a path leading up to the front door and continues along the front and around the side to the seating area. To the front there is the calor gas tank, which is concealed from view. The main body of the garden lies to the side of the cottage and is mostly laid to lawn with some flower beds stocked with a variety of shrubs and flowers. At the end of the garden there is a area ideal for growing vegetables. The garden is of a generous size and enjoys a high degree of privacy and a sunny aspect. There is a gate from the seating area to next door neighbours providing access for emptying of their septic tank.


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 and turn right on the bend heading towards Child Okeford. Continue on this road until the village passing the Saxon Pub, farm shop and village hall. Turn left towards the doctors. The property will be found about half a mile on the left hand side. Just before the cottages there is a gravelled drive on the right hand side. This is where there is allocated parking.