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Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton - £340,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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***VENDOR SUITED***A linked characterful home with three double sized bedrooms, combining old world charm and contemporary stylish living, situated within the conservation area of Dorset's smallest town. This attractive cottage dates to 1866 and has been the much cherished home to our sellers for the last five years. During this time it has benefited from an updated suite in the shower room, a redecoration throughout as well as improvements to the external space, which include a permanent staircase to the loft storage above the garage, electric has been fitted to the summerhouse/cabin making it an ideal work from home space or home from home whilst in the garden. There is also a timber shed with portable caravan style WC., vegetable garden with raised beds and poly tunnel. The property also has the advantage of uPVC double glazing - some windows with Georgian bar inlay and gas fired central heating. The cottage must be viewed to truly appreciate what it has to offer not just inside but outside too plus its location, which is a short walk to the town centre and its facilities, which include an award winning independent supermarket, family run butchers, post office and dentist surgeries. There is also a highly rated primary school and community run library.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

An original front door with original key opens from the covered entrance to the reception hall. Window to the entrance side and window overlooking the front garden with partial countryside view. Inset spot lights. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Quarry tiled floor with inset for door mat. Original panel door opens into the:-

Open Plan Living Space (9.25m'' x 5.46m'' / 30'4'' x 17'11'')

Overall approximate measurements. 4.19m x 4.37m (13' 9" x 14' 4") - Sitting Area approximately - Window overlooking the front garden and enjoying partial rural outlook in the distance. Ceiling lights and uplighters. Two radiators. Power and television points. Brick fireplace with timber mantel and fender plus quarry tiled hearth. Coal effect gas fire in situ. We believe that this may be changed to an open fireplace. Built in storage cupboards and cabinets to either side of chimney breast. Exposed floor boards. Door to staircase and opens into the dining area - Ceiling and uplighters. Radiator. Power points. Brick fireplace with feature stove and quarry tiled hearth. Alcove with display shelves to one side of chimney breast. Exposed floor boards. Brick pillar and one low step up defines dining area from the breakfast area - 11'4" x 9'5" -Breakfast Area approximately - Of hardwood construction with glass roof. Windows to side aspect and French doors opening to rear courtyard. Display shelves. Built in bench style seat with radiator beneath. Power and telephone points. Original flagstone flooring. Opens into the:-

Kitchen (2.16m'' x 2.39m'' / 7'1'' x 7'10'')

Window overlooking the rear courtyard. Inset spotlights. Radiator. Fitted with a range of modern kitchen units comprising - floor cupboards with drawers and eye level cupboards and cabinets. Granite work surfaces. Tiled splash back. Two circular stainless steel sinks with swan neck mixer tap. Integrated fridge/freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Extractor hood with space below for a range style cooker. Pan rack. Ample power points. Flagstone floor. Door to the:-


Obscured glazed window to courtyard and rear of the property. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Radiator. Part tiled walls. Fitted with a low level WC, bath with mixer tap and telephone shower attachment and pedestal wash hand basin. Recess with space and plumbing for a washing machine. Cupboard housing the wall mounted gas fired combination boiler. Quarry tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs curve up and round onto a galleried landing with window overlooking the rear. Central heating thermostat. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Access to loft space. Radiator. Steps to bedroom three. Step up to further landing. Power point. Exposed floor boards. Doors to shower room, bedroom two and:-

Master Bedroom (3.38m'' x 3.45m'' / 11'1'' x 11'4'')

Maximum measurements. Window to the front with view over the Blackmore Vale in the distance. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Built in over stairs cupboard with hanging rail and drawers.

Bedroom Two (3.18m'' x 3.00m'' / 10'5'' x 9'10'')

Maximum measurements. Window overlooking the front garden and with countryside view in the distance. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.

Bedroom Three (3.00m'' x 2.62m'' / 9'10'' x 8'7'')

Maximum measurements. Window with deep sill overlooking the rear. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.

Shower Room

Ceiling lights. Fitted with a contemporary suite consisting of fully tiled corner shower cubicle, vanity style corner wash hand basin with tiled splash back and low level WC. Wall mounted bathroom cabinet. Radiator. Shaver point. Vinyl flooring.


Garage and Parking (5.82m'' x 4.80m'' / 19'1'' x 15'9'')

Up and over double size door. Double timber door to the rear and windows to the side. Light and power plus water connection. Stairs rising to a good sized loft storage space. There is parking for two cars in front of the garage. To the left hand side of the garage a path leads to a picket gate opening to the rear garden.


From the breakfast area double doors open out to a courtyard with timber gate to the covered entrance, outside light and tap. Wrought iron gates lead out to the rear drive and garage opposite. The rear garden extends to approximately 300 feet and begins with a large timber summerhouse with decked verandah and benefits from light and power making an ideal work from home space, there is also a timber shed to the side with portable WC. The first half of the garden is lawned with an ornamental pond - an arch opens to the rest of the garden, which again is laid to lawn planted with a variety of trees and a vegetable garden benefiting from raised planters and a poly-tunnel situated towards the top of the garden. The front garden is laid to lawn with shrub and flower borders.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street at the traffic lights go over the bridge and turn right onto the A357. Continue on this road for approximately 5 miles turning left where Stalbridge is signposted. On entering Stalbridge the property may be found on the left hand side a short distance before the garage.