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Tower Hill, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum - £475,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A quintessential chocolate box cottage with three double sized bedrooms, scope to further extend (plans have been drawn up), enjoying a tranquil location off the main thoroughfare of this desirable and sought after village, boasting some splendid rural views. The property lies on the fringe of Iwerne Minster and within easy walking distance of the facilities, which include a shop with post office, a public house and playground. There is also a church with an impressive spire and the independent day/boarding school of Clayesmore, which also has a sports centre. Over the last nine years our sellers have carefully merged old world charm with contemporary stylish living. Inside, the cottage enjoys a bright and spacious interior benefiting from high ceilings and windows that have been tastefully replaced with a high quality, wood effect uPVC double glazing in keeping with the cottage style. The cottage has been completely refurbished, including replacement oil fired central heating boiler with each room having individually controlled thermostats, underfloor and roof insulation. The electrics have been renewed and there is new flooring throughout. The bathroom suite has been changed and premium in-frame Burbidge kitchen units have been installed with marble effect work surfaces. The front and ridge of the thatch was replaced about five years ago. In addition, the outside of the cottage has had a transformation and offers an appealing and pleasing appearance that will meet the approval of many. Viewing is crucial to truly appreciate this bright and beautifully presented home.


Ground Floor

Porch and Hall

Stable door with inset pane glass opens into a useful porch. Ceiling light. Coat hooks. Exposed painted stone walls. Seat. Limestone floor. Part glazed door to the: Entrance Hall - Recessed ceiling lights. Smoke detector. Central heating thermostat. Radiator. Exposed floorboards with inset coir matting by the front door. Stairs rising to the first floor with cupboard under and window to the rear with plantation style shutter. Natural wood panelled doors to the utility/cloakroom, two to the kitchen/dining room and to the:-

Sitting Room (3.94m'' x 4.27m / 12'11'' x 14')

) Pane glass windows overlooking the front garden. Recessed ceiling lights. Coved. Smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. Open fireplace with timber beam and built in cupboards/shelves to either side of the chimney breast.

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room (8.66m'' x 3.61m'' / 28'5'' x 11'10'')

Dining Area - Two windows overlooking the side garden and one overlooking the front garden and fields beyond. Recessed ceiling lights. Two radiators. Power points. Television connection. Brick fireplace with limestone hearth. Exposed floorboards.
Opens to the: Kitchen Area - windows to either side and window overlooking the kitchen garden. Recessed ceiling lights. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Plenty of power points. Floor cupboard housing the oil fired central heating system. Fitted with a range of high quality, soft closing kitchen units consisting of two sets of drawers with cutlery and deep pan drawers, pull out tin racks, floor cupboards with corner carousels, pull out spice rack plus eye level cupboards and cabinets with lighting and counter lighting. Generous amount of Quartz work surfaces and matching upstand. Double 'Butler' style sink with swan neck mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher. Space for a range style cooker with extractor hood over. Housing for an American style fridge/freezer. Limestone tiled floor.


Window to the side with plantation style shutter. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Wall mounted storage shelves. Radiator. Power points. Work surface with stainless steel sink and floor cupboard under. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Low level WC with economy flush facility. Part tiled walls and tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise to the first floor galleried landing with window benefiting from a plantation style shutter to the rear. Exposed painted ceiling beam. Smoke detector. Recessed ceiling light. Access to the boarded loft space with drop down ladder and light. Power points. Natural wood panelled doors to all rooms.

Main Bedroom (3.94m'' x 4.24m'' / 12'11'' x 13'11'')

Window to the front enjoying views across the valley. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. Victorian style fireplace. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

Bedroom Two (2.79m'' x 4.47m'' / 9'2'' x 14'8'')

Window to the side with plantation style shutters and window with view over the countryside to the front. Recessed ceiling lights. Smoke detector. Radiator. Power points. Victorian style fireplace.

Bedroom Three

Window with plantation style shutter to the side aspect. Ceiling light. Recessed ceiling light. Smoke detector. Radiator. Power points. Wall shelves. Victorian style fireplace.


Window with plantation style shutter overlooking the kitchen garden and adjacent field. Recessed ceiling lights. Wall mounted heated mirror. Part tiled walls. Chrome heated towel rail. Fitted with a contemporary suite consisting of table top circular wash hand basin with freestanding mono tap, low level WC with economy flush facility, bath with tiled side panel and ‘monsoon’ power shower. Tiled floor.


Garage and parking (4.88m x 2.84m'' / 16' x 9'4'')

The property is approached from a no through road track. A gravelled drive provides parking for three cars comfortably. The good sized single garage benefits from light and power. A picket gate from the parking opens to the:-


A red brick path curves up to steps rising to a brick seating area with views over the front garden and countryside opposite and leads to the front door. The good sized gardens are mostly laid to lawn, found to the front and sides of the cottage whilst to the rear there is a kitchen garden with raised beds planted with a variety of vegetables and fruit trees. There is a further seating area next to the greenhouse. The gardens boast a sunny and private aspect adjacent to fields to the rear.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street. At the traffic lights proceed over the bridge and turn left. Continue along the A357 for about three miles and take the turning on the left to Child Okeford just before entering Shillingstone. Continue on this road and at the junction turn left. Proceed through the village, passing The Cross on your right and take the next turning right. At the end of this road turn right onto the main A350. On entering Iwerne Minster turn left, at the triangle, onto the High Street. Continue forward following the road round. Bear to the left up marked bridleway where the property will be found on the left hand side.