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Blandford Road, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum - £400,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A wonderful chance to purchase a delightful semi detached cottage enjoying some rural views and benefiting from a stable block, quarter acre paddock with potential to rent a further 1.41 acres from the council for a nominal yearly charge. The property is presented to the market with no onward chain and has been a very much loved home for about twenty five years. During this time it has been well maintained and benefits from uPVC double glazing with nearly all windows having an attractive Georgian bar and gas fired central heating. The property also retains some character features, such as exposed timber ceiling beams, some original panelled doors and fireplace with Bressumer beam. Although the property is extremely comfortable as it is, there is the opportunity to further enhance to one's own taste. A viewing is absolutely vital to truly appreciate this special home and its' surroundings and to see how easily it would meet a great many needs.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Timber front door with inset arched glass pane over opens into the entrance hall. Ceiling light. Exposed beam. High level cupboard housing the electrics. Smoke detector. Power points. Original style white panelled doors to bedroom three and to the:-

Sitting Room (3.63m'' x 4.47m'' / 11'11'' x 14'8'')

Window overlooking the front garden. Exposed ceiling beams. Ceiling and wall lights. Picture light. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Television connection. Fireplace with Bressumer beam, timber mantel and light. Under stairs cupboard fitted with light, hanging rail and coat hooks. Door to the staircase and to the:-

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (6.17m'' x 6.02m'' / 20'3'' x 19'9'')

Maximum measurements - Kitchen Area - Recessed ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beams. Victorian style airer. Wall mounted gas fired central heating boiler and programmer. Power and telephone points. Fitted with a range of country style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, drawer unit with deep pan drawers, shelves and eye level cupboards and cabinets with counter lighting under. Generous amount of work surfaces. Part tiled walls. One and half bowl stainless steel sink and mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Space for a fridge/freezer. Built in electric oven with microwave above and storage cupboards under and over. Five burner gas hob with extractor hood. Vinyl flooring. Door to the study and opeing to the:-
Dining Area - Window with outlook over paddocks to the rear. Ceiling light. Exposed beams. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. Vinyl flooring. Door to the dining room, rear porch and to the:-


Window to the side. Access to the loft space. Recessed ceiling lights and exposed feature beams. Power points. Larder style cupboard with shelves. Work surface with tiled splash back. One and half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Floor cupboard. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Vinyl flooring. Door to the:-


Obscured glazed window into the rear porch. Ceiling light. Low level WC. Wall mounted corner wash hand basin. Radiator. Vinyl flooring.

Rear Porch

Window to the rear and stable door opening to the side. Ceiling light. Coat hooks. Storage cupboard.

Dining Room (3.45m'' x 3.33m'' / 11'4'' x 10'11'')

Enjoying a double outlook with window overlooking the side garden and to the rear over paddocks. Ceiling and picture lights. Radiator. Power points. Door to the:-

Study (3.58m'' x 2.41m'' / 11'9'' x 7'11'')

Double doors opening to the side garden and paved seating area. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power and telephone points.

Bedroom Three (2.67m'' x 3.02m'' / 8'9'' x 9'11'')

Boasting a double aspect with windows overlooking the front and side gardens. Ceiling light. Exposed feature ceiling beams. Two radiators. Power points. Television connection. Fitted single wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf. Wall mounted bedside shelf.

First Floor


Stairs rise and curve up to a small landing. Window to the side aspect. Recess fitted with shelves. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Access to the loft space. Natural wood panelled doors to all rooms.

Master Bedroom (2.67m'' x 4.70m'' / 8'9'' x 15'5'')

Window to the front with views of fields and woodland. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power, telephone and television points. Overstairs storage cupboard. Walk in wardrobe with hanging rails,s helves and light.

Bedroom Two (3.38m'' x 3.05m / 11'1'' x 10')

Window to the rear with view of paddocks and woodland. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power, telephone and television points. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf plus overhead storage.


Window to the rear with views over paddocks to woodland. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Chrome heated towel rail. Part wood panelled walls. Wall mounted bathroom cabinet. Suite consisting of low level WC, bath with mixer tap and telephone style shower attachment plus a pedestal wash hand basin with mirror fronted bathroom cabinet over and a corner tiled shower cubicle with an electric shower. Laminate flooring.


Workshop (5.61m'' x 4.83m'' / 18'5'' x 15'10'')

Roll up electric door, light and power. Window to the side.

Garage (5.44m'' x 2.84m'' / 17'10'' x 9'4'')

Up and over door, light and power. Parking for two cars in front.

Stable Block and Paddocks

Enclosed yard with light, power and water. Two stables, small barn and tack/feed room. Gate opening to the rented paddocks, which are approximately 1.41 acres and rented from the council for £850 per annum. Gate to the side of the block with access to the 0.25 acre enclosed paddock.


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. Continue through the village and pass the layby on your left. A short distance after this there are a pair of cottages. Go past and turn left into the drive, which leads along the rear to the cottage's grounds.