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The Hollow, Child Okeford, Blandford Forum - £600,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A most beautifully and sympathetically restored character cottage that is exquisitely presented to the market and boasts some wonderful views over Hambledon Hill and the surrounding Dorset countryside. This wonderful home is believed to be about 350 years old and over the last four and half years our seller has invested an enormous amount of time and energy to create a stylish home, which will satisfy and exceed many potential buyers expectations. The property benefits from uPVC cottage style windows by 'Evolution' from the 'Storm' range, which offer the look of traditional wood frame windows without the maintenance issues, new gas fired central heating system, bespoke Oak doors to the ground floor rooms and engineered Oak flooring to the reception hall and kitchen/dining room. There is also a marvellous multi-fuel stove in the sitting room and solid wood soft closing kitchen units with 'River White' granite work surfaces. The same care and attention has gone into developing the 'granny' annexe, which still has potential to increase the living space and in creating a most desirable cottage style garden. An early viewing is strongly suggested so as not to miss out on the chance to be the next lucky owner of this delightful home.


The Property


A timber front door opens into the reception hall offering a warm welcome and providing access to the cloakroom, stairs leading to the first floor and door opening to a bright sitting room with double outlook and fireplace with multi-fuel stove. Overlooking the rear garden is a fabulous combined kitchen and dining room that is certainly the hub of the household and benefits from soft closing kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, drawer units, cabinets and eye level cupboards, plenty of 'River White' granite work surface with matching upstand and integrated appliances comprising:- dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer plus a fridge/freezer and space for a range style cooker. On the first floor there is a stylish contemporary shower room with porcelain tiled floor and master bedroom boasting a dual aspect with views over the front garden. There is a further double bedroom with view over the rear garden. The top floor has a further double bedroom enjoying views over the rear garden and surrounding countryside and has a storage area.


The Granny Annexe

A splendid addition to the property is a self contained granny annexe consisting of open plan living space with the kitchen area boasting integrated appliances and the double bedroom with a stylish en-suite shower room. There is scope to increase the living space of the annexe by incorporating the attached workshop. The annexe benefits from its own boiler and electricity connected to the main cottage. In front of the annexe there is a small seating area enlosed by a low brick wall.

The Gardens

The gardens are an absolute delight and will unquestionably please garden enthusiasts and non gardeners alike. They have been imaginatively designed with curving lawns bordered by well stocked beds, feature river bed style pond with decked seating area providing a tranquil contemplation spot and a wildlife garden. The south westerly facing rear garden enjoys a good degree of privacy and is fully enclosed. The front garden is mostly laid to lawn with beds planted with an array of cottage style shrubs and flowers. There is parking to one side of the garden for about four cars.

The Location

Child Okeford

The property is situated in the picturesque village of Child Okeford in the heart of North Dorset and nestled at the foot of historic Hambledon Hill. The village boasts an active community with many events centred around the village hall and community centre ranging from football and cricket to toddler groups and flower arranging. The village benefits from a post office/stores, primary school, doctors surgery, two public houses and garden centre with an organic farm shop, art gallery and cafe. For more information please visit the following website www.childokeford.org. The village is ideally place with good communication links and is within easy access of further facilities with Sturminster Newton just four miles away and Blandford six miles away.


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 and farm shop. The property will be found almost opposite the turning for Millbrook House on the right hand side.