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Water Lane, Winterborne Houghton, Blandford Forum - £450,000 For Sale

Property Details

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VENDOR SUITED***A delightful, well proportioned detached chalet home with three/four double sized bedrooms and occupying a quiet position on a no through lane in the picturesque village of Winterborne Houghton and surrounded by some beautiful Dorset countryside. The property was built in the mid 1970s and has been a much cherished home to our sellers for about twenty eight years. During their course of ownership the property has been extremely well maintained and improved with an extension to the side providing a wonderful kitchen/dining room that is certainly the centre of the household plus utility and cloakroom that has potential to have a shower installed. This area also benefits from underfloor heating with a four zone control. The bathroom suites have also been updated as trends changed. In keeping with the era the property boasts large windows allowing plenty of natural light to flood the interior and benefits from oil fired central heating and flexible room usage. A viewing is imperative to really appreciate this lovely home as well its location which is just a mile from the pretty village of Winterborne Stickland.

Winterborne Stickland enjoys excellent communication links with main A354 connecting the major towns of Dorchester, Blandford and the city of Salisbury. The village itself offers an active village hall and football pitch with clubhouse, playground, toddler group, nursery in the old school and public house. There is also a Grade I listed church. For facilities, Blandford is just four miles away and provides a variety of individual shops and chain stores, activities and entertainment to suit all.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

uPVC front door with matching full height window to one side opens into a welcoming entrance hall. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Coved. Radiator. Central heating thermostat. Power and telephone points. Stairs rising to the first floor and doors to the sitting room and kitchen/dining room. Arch to an inner hall with ceiling light, coved, coat hooks and power points. Cupboard housing the oil fired central heating boiler and doors to the garage and bedroom four/study.

Sitting Room (3.76m'' x 5.44m'' / 12'4'' x 17'10'')

Large window with view over the rear garden and neighbouring fields and glazed door opening to the decked patio. Ceiling light. Coved. Radiator. Power and television points. Stone fireplace with multi-fuel burner and shelves to one side of the chimney breast.

Kitchen/Dining Room (6.05m'' x 5.94m'' / 19'10'' x 19'6'')

L Shaped - Maximum measurements - Dining Area - Window with outlook over the front garden and countryside beyond. Ceiling and wall lights. Upright radiator. Tiled floor with heating under.
Kitchen Area - Window with view over the rear garden and adjoining field. Recessed ceiling lights. Smoke detector. Central island with power points, floor cupboards and drawers. Plenty of power points. Fitted with a range of modern light wood grain effect kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with corner carousels, plenty of drawer units with deep pan drawers plus eye level cupboards and cabinets. Generous amount of work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Sink and drainer with mixer tap Integrated fridge and dishwasher. Range style cooker (bottled gas) with extractor hood over. Tiled floor with heating under. Door to the rear decked patio and door to the:-

Utility and Cloakroom

Window with tiled sill to the side elevation. Ceiling light. Power points. Fitted with a tall cupboard with shelving, floor and eye level cupboards. Work surface with space and plumbing under for a washing machine and for a tumble dryer. Tiled floor with heating under. Part glazed door opening to the front of the property and door to the:-
Cloakroom - Window to the front elevation. Recessed ceiling light. Extractor fan. Vanity style wash hand basin with mono tap and low level WC with economy flush facility. Wall mounted cupboard. Note that there is sufficient space for a shower. Tiled floor with heating under.

Bedroom Four/Study (4.22m'' x 3.02m'' / 13'10'' x 9'11'')

Window overlooking the front garden and countryside beyond. Tongue and groove ceiling. Ceiling light. Two radiators. Power points.

First Floor


Rise rise up to a good sized bright part galleried landing with window overlooking the rear garden and fields. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Access to the loft space. Power points. Large airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with slatted shelves. Wood effect doors to all rooms.

Master Bedroom (3.00m'' x 3.51m'' / 9'10'' x 11'6'')

Measurements exclude the entrance - Window to the front enjoying wonderful countryside views. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Built in double wardrobe with hanging rail and overhead storage cupboards. Door to the:-

En-Suite Shower Room

Obscured glazed window with tiled sill to the side elevation. Ceiling light. Tiled walls. Chrome heated towel rail. Low level WC with economy flush facility. Vanity style wash hand basin with mono tap and illuminating mirror over and shaver socket to the side. Large tiled shower cubicle with sliding screen. Vinyl flooring.

Bedroom Two (3.30m'' x 3.48m'' / 10'10'' x 11'5'')

Window to the rear boasting a lovely rural view. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Built in single wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf.

Bedroom Three (2.64m'' x 4.75m'' / 8'8'' x 15'7'')

Enjoying a double aspect with window to the side and to the front with countryside views. Some sloping ceiling. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Sliding double doors to eaves storage.

Main Bathroom

Frosted glazed window with tiled sill to the rear elevation. Partly sloping ceiling. Ceiling light. Fitted with a modern suite consisting of bidet with mono tap, low level WC with economy flush facility, bath with mixer tap, shower over and folding shower screen and a vanity wash hand basin with mono tap and illuminating mirror over and shaver socket to the side. Chrome heated towel rail. Vinyl flooring.


Parking and Tandem Garage (10.36m x 2.77m'' / 34' x 9'1'')

The property is approached from the lane via a five bar timber gate onto a tarmacadam drive with space to park about three cars and space to store a caravan, motor home or boat. The garage has an up and over door, light and power, fitted with shelves and cupboards. Door to the rear opens to the decked area to the back of the house.


The front garden is mostly laid to lawn with a greenhouse and two sheds with power. There is a covered space to the front of the house, which provides a pleasant place to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun. The rear garden is partly laid to decked patio with steps leading to a further seating area and the rest of the garden, which is laid to lawn and vegetable area. The garden adjoins fields and has a lovely view of the village church.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street. At the traffic lights proceed over the bridge and turn left heading towards Blandford. Turn right to Okeford Fitzpaine. Proceed through the village and take a left turn at the top of the hill. The next village is Turnworth. Arriving into the village of Winterborne Stickland - go past the public house on the left hand side and turn right into The Triangle. Follow this road for just over a mile and onto the no through road where the property will be found on the left hand side.