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High Street, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton - £665,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A rare chance to purchase a spacious five bedroom grade II listed family home, which has been sympathetically restored to its former glory, boasting a terrific location on the high street and commanding delightful far reaching views over the Blackmore Vale countryside. Over the last four years, our sellers have spent a great deal of time and energy transforming a tired and unloved property into a stylish and contemporary home that will certainly get the seal of approval from many potential buyers. The property retains a whole host of character features, which include exposed stone walls and original flagstone flooring, sash windows - some with the original shutters, cobbled and flagstone paths as well as an original fireplace and winding drum,both listed in their own rights. In addition, during the course of restoration a wonderful fireplace was uncovered in the kitchen/dining and family room. The property also benefits from a new central heating system, new bathroom suites plus exterior landscaping. There is also the possibility to purchase 7.9 acres of land - by separate negotiation - that is located near to Stalbridge Park, just a short drive away from the property. A viewing is vital to really experience what this home has to offer.

Energy Efficiency Rating 'Exempt' - Council Tax Band E - DRAFT DETAILS


The Property


From the front a door opens into an inviting reception hall, which runs to the back of the property and has the original flagstone flooring and provides access to the guest bedroom with en-suite shower room and also to the inner hall. There is a good sized sitting room with fireplace and wood burner, fabulous contemporary open plan kitchen/dining and family room with fireplace and burner and fitted with high quality kitchen units, granite work surfaces and 'Quooker' hot and cold water tap. There is also the utility room with walk in store room, boot room and cloakroom. On the first floor there are three double sized bedrooms, master with fitted wardrobes and further single bedroom with listed fireplace. There is a separate cloakroom and stylish modern bathroom. From the landing there is an original staircase to the attic room.


The Outbuildings

The Stable Block - Divided into two separate stables with their own entrances and connecting door. Part wood panelled walls. Cobbled floors. Opening to the hay loft with the original winding drum.
Loose Boxes - Divided into two loose boxes of similar size with the original railings, original mangers. and stable doors, part wooded walls. Cobbled floors. Grooming area in front of the boxes.
The Coach House - Brick built with pitched tiled roof, king post truss and exposed rafters. Cobbled floor. Window.
The Garage - Double opening timber doors - one a stable door. Cobbled floor.

The Garden

A drive from the High Street leads along the side of the property to a metal gate, which opens to a large gravelled area providing access to the outbuildings, grounds and rear of the property. The garden itself has been beautifully landscaped with a seating area and stone built barbecue, lawn and further circular lawn bordered by a gravelled path and flower beds stocked with a host of shrubs and flowers. The garden enjoys a sunny and private aspect enclosed by old stone walling. Of note - all the cobbled areas have drainage.

The Location


The property is located in the popular Dorset town of Stalbridge, which is reputed to be the county's smallest town, steeped in history and dating back to Saxon times with a 15th Century Church and Market Cross. The town has an approximate population of 2500 and caters well for everyday needs with an award winning supermarket, family run butchers, post office and community run library. There is also a primary school with excellent OFSTED report, dental surgery and public house as well as a variety of takeaway shops. Further facilities are available at Sturminster Newton 4 miles to the East and Sherborne and Shaftesbury both within 7 miles. The town is close to excellent communication links with the A30 and A303 within easy reach and just 3 miles from the mainline train station at Templecombe, serving London, Waterloo and the West Country.


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 the town go through the single lane onto the High Street. The property is on the right hand side.