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High Street, Child Okeford, Blandford Forum - £600,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A wonderful opportunity to purchase a delightful and spacious attached family home dating to 1846 when it was the village school and situated in the high street of this sought after and desirable Dorset village. The property became a private residence in the 1970's with many villagers still fondly remember attending the school and in more recent years has been used as a Bed & Breakfast. Over the last five and half years, the property has been the very much loved home to our sellers. During this time it has been extremely well maintained and improved with a stylish new bathroom suite, new kitchen units have been fitted and engineered Oak flooring laid in the reception hall as well as a redecoration. The property also benefits from oil fired central heating and uPVC double glazing with the majority of the windows having an attractive Georgian bar inlay. A viewing is vital to truly appreciate this well proportioned home and its easy to use layout as well as the private and large outside space.


Ground Floor

Entrance Vestibule

Part glazed timber door opens to the useful vestibule. Window with tiled sill to the garage. Coat hooks. Wall light. Stone tiled floor. Pane glass door to the utility room and to the:-

Reception Hall

Smoke detector. Exposed feature beams. Wall lights. Leaded light window into the dining room. Central heating thermostat. Radiator. Power points. Engineered oak flooring. Stairs rising to the first floor with recess under and natural wood panelled doors to the kitchen/breakfast room, dining room and to the:-

Sitting Room (5.23m'' x 7.29m'' / 17'2'' x 23'11'')

Boasting a triple aspect with two arched windows to the front, window overlooking the rear and double doors with full height windows to either side opening to the sun terrace. Ceiling and wall lights. Feature ceiling beams. Radiator. Power, telephone and television points. Display arched recess with tiled sill. Brick fireplace with timber beam, copper canopy, tiled hearth and wood burner.

Dining Room (5.28m'' x 5.28m'' / 17'4'' x 17'4'')

Bow window to the drive side and two arched windows overlooking the front garden. Ceiling and wall lights. Feature ceiling beams. Radiator. Power and television points. Open fireplace with tiled hearth and conical brick chimney breast. Natural wood panelled door to the:-

Study/Bedroom Five (2.54m'' x 5.28m'' / 8'4'' x 17'4'')

Enjoying a double outlook with bow window overlooking the lane and arched window overlooking the front garden. Ceiling lights. Feature beams. Radiator. Power and telephone points.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (3.43m'' x 4.27m / 11'3'' x 14')

Window with tiled sill looking out over the paved rear sun terrace. Ceiling lights. Feature ceiling beams. Radiator. Plenty of power points. Fitted with a range of modern soft closing kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, pull out corner cupboard with carousel, deep pan drawers and eye level cupboards with counter lighting under. Generous amount of work surfaces. Part tiled walls. One and half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Built in eye level electric oven with storage cupboards above and below. Ceramic hob with extractor hood over. Two plate oil fired Aga. Tiled floor. Arch to inner hall with light and opening to the utility and doors to the larder cupboard fitted with shelves and to the:-


Obscured glazed window to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. Low level WC. Wall mounted wash hand basin with mono tap and tiled splash back. Heated towel rail. Tiled floor.

Utility Room

Window to the rear and part glazed door opening to the rear sun terrace. Ceiling light. Central heating programmer. Power points. Space for a fridge/freezer. Fitted with eye level cupboards, marble effect work surfaces with tiled splash back, a stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap and floor cupboard. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for further under counter appliance. Tiled floor. Door to the entrance vestibule and to the workshop.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a part galleried landing with window to the side. Some sloping ceilings. Ceiling lights. Radiator. Power points. Double doors to the walk in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with slatted shelves. Further caves storage with light. Natural wood panelled doors to all rooms.

Master Bedroom (5.23m'' x 3.63m'' / 17'2'' x 11'11'')

Enjoying a double outlook with windows to the front and side with view of the garden. Smoke detector. Wall lights. Radiator. Power and television points.

En-Suite Shower Room

Obscured glazed window to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Clothes hooks. Radiator. Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail. Low level WC. Large tiled shower cubicle with choice of shower heads. Pedestal wash hand basin. Ceramic tile effect laminate flooring.

Bedroom Two (3.94m'' x 5.28m'' / 12'11'' x 17'4'')

Boasting a double outlook with window to the side, one with countryside view and the other over the front garden. Ceiling light. Exposed rafters. Two radiators. Power, telephone and television points. Built in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelves.

Bedroom Three (3.43m'' x 3.94m'' / 11'3'' x 12'11'')

Maximum measurements - some sloping ceilings. Window with outlook over the rear sun terrace. Exposed timbers. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.

Bedroom Four (2.11m'' x 3.86m'' / 6'11'' x 12'8'')

Window with view over the front garden. Ceiling light. Exposed timbers. Radiator. Power points.

Family Bathroom

Obscured glazed window with tiled sill to the side elevation. Leaded light window to the landing. Ceiling light. Stylish suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin with mono tap, tiled splash back, mirror and shaver light and point over, Victorian style bath with claw feet, freestanding mixer tap with telephone style shower attachment, low level WC and corner tiled shower cubicle with electric shower. Ceramic tile effect laminate flooring.


Workshop (5.00m'' x 3.63m'' / 16'5'' x 11'11'')

Window to the rear. Ceiling light. Work benches and power points. Oil fired central heating boiler. Folding doors to the:-

Garage and Parking (5.36m'' x 3.63m'' / 17'7'' x 11'11'')

Electric up and over door with lighting. There is parking for three cars on the drive in front of the garage.


The gardens are set into three different areas - the front garden is laid to lawn with an impressive Magnolia tree and planted with a variety of shrubs, hedging and flowers. A wrought iron gate opens to the side garden with lawn, greenhouse and sheds. Steps lead down to a sun terrace with arched window to the front garden. Steps rise to the rear, which is laid to paving stone and terraced beds planted with a variety of vegetables, vines, flowers and shrubs. The good sized grounds enjoy a high degree of privacy and a sunny aspect.

Useful Information

Child Okeford has a fantastic website for the village with plenty of local information please visit it www.childokeford.org.


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. Continue forward passing the village hall and shop. The property will then be found a little further on the left hand side.