1 Market House, Market Place, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AS   01258 473030   |    2 The Centre, High Street, Gillingham SP8 4AB   01747 824547

Higher Street, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum - £275,000 For Sale

Property Details

3 1 1
**LARGE GARDENS**QUIET LOCATION**A mid terraced character cottage sitting in good sized grounds with two/three double bedrooms, bursting with personality and enjoying a prime location in the heart of this popular and desirable village and enjoying some rural views. We believe that the property dates to the mid 1800s forming part of the Ismay Estate and used for the workers. For the last twenty seven years our seller has spent a great deal of time and energy in transforming this once derelict building into a charming and characterful home. New uPVC double glazing has been fitted, oil fired central heating has been installed and during the course of renovation a most wonderful inglenook fireplace was revealed. The old dilapidated toilet block was removed to provide a good sized paved alfresco entertaining area. This delightful cottage needs to be viewed to really appreciate what is on offer - both inside and outside, as well as the location in the village. The village enjoys excellent communication links to Blandford and Shaftesbury and has a village shop with post office, a public house and playground. There is the Church of St Mary built by the Normans and dating back to around 1100 and boasting an impressive spire and Clayesmore the independent day and boarding school as well as an excellent primary school in the nearby village of Fontmell Magna.


Ground Floor

Porch and Entrance Hall (2.11m'' x 1.73m'' / 6'11'' x 5'8'')

Timber storm porch with pitched roof, shelves and wall light. Pat glazed uPVC door opens into the:-
Entrance Hall - Coat hooks. Exposed timbers. Original style panelled door to the:-

Sitting Room (4.45m'' x 4.50m'' / 14'7'' x 14'9'')

Two windows with seats below enjoying a view over the front garden. Exposed timber ceiling beams and timber lintels. Some exposed stone walls. Smoke detector. Wall lights. Radiator with cover Power and television points. Inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam and timber mantel, tiled hearth, old bread oven and wood burner. Latch door to the:-

Kitchen/Dining Room (2.41m'' x 5.44m'' / 7'11'' x 17'10'')

Two windows with tiled sills overlooking the paved seating area and rear garden. High level cupboard housing the electrics. Victorian style airer. Radiator. Good amount of power points. Old fireplace recess housing the oil fired central heating boiler and central heating programmer. Fitted with a range of bespoke timber country style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers, separate drawer unit, eye level cupboards and shelves. Wood effect work surfaces. Stainless steel sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for a slot in cooker. Space for under counter fridge. There is enough space for a dining table. Quarry tiled floor. Part glazed door to the rear and door to the staircase.

First Floor


On rising the staircase has exposed painted brick walls and part wood panelled walls. Sky light to the rear elevation. Ceiling lights. Smoke detector. Radiator. Stairs rising to the attic room/bedroom three.
Original style panelled doors to all rooms.

Master Bedroom (3.40m'' x 3.12m'' / 11'2'' x 10'3'')

Window with seat below and views over the front garden and countryside in the distance. Ceiling and wall lights. Radiator. Power points. Built in original linen cupboard.

Bedroom Two (2.16m'' x 3.99m'' / 7'1'' x 13'1'')

Measurement excludes the entrance - Window with seat under overlooking the front garden and countryside beyond. Exposed ceiling beam. Wall light. Radiator. Power points.

Shower Room

Window to the rear with view over the garden. Ceiling light. Radiator. Wall mounted bathroom cabinet. Modern suite consisting of low level WC, vanity style wash hand basin with mono tap and mirror fronted cabinet over and large fully tiled walk in shower cubicle with electric shower. Part tiled walls. Vinyl flooring.

Second Floor

Attic Room/Bedroom Three (2.49m'' x 4.65m'' / 8'2'' x 15'3'')

Stairs rise to the room. Some restricted head room. Sky light to the rear. Ceiling lights. Smoke detector. Exposed ceiling beam. Radiator. Power points.



The property is approached from the road via a wrought iron gate onto path that leads up to the storm porch. The garden lies to either side of the path and is predominately laid to lawn. On one side there is a summerhouse, shed and log store plus a large studio - 2.44 m x 4.67 m (8' x 15'4) that has light and power to it. There is also a composting/bin storage area. The rear garden has a good sized paved alfresco dining area with steps leading up to the terraced garden. Both gardens are of a good size offering potential to landscape to ones own design.


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. Take the next turning left, just before the memorial and continue to the end of the road. Turn right onto the A350 Blandford Road passing the school grounds on the right. Take the next turning left on to Higher Street. The property is the first gate on the left.