1 Market House, Market Place, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AS   01258 473030   | 2 The Centre, High Street, Gillingham SP8 4AB   01747 824547

Kingston, Sturminster Newton - £275,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A delightful detached whitewashed character cottage with three good sized bedrooms, presented to the market with the advantage of no onward chain and opportunity to update. The cottage is situated in a peaceful part of one of Dorset's largest villages. The cottage is believed to be one of the oldest in this part of the village and retains its old world charm with uPVC cottage style windows with deep sills and some with window seats, fabulous inglenook fireplace with the old bread oven and Bresummer beam, exposed stone walls, ceiling beams and floorboards. There is also the original circular staircase to the attic room. The cottage benefits from gas fired central heating from tanked gas. This charming cottage offers comfortable accommodation but could gain from some general updating and maintenance - there might even be the possibility of uncovering some hidden feature! The property enjoys some countryside views and is within reach of the main village, which boasts an active community with many clubs and societies, plenty of events taking place around the area and in the village hall. There is also the farm shop that caters for everyday needs, primary school and public house. Sturminster Newton is just five miles away where there are further facilities. Viewing is essential to really see the potential of this appealing home and what it might offer the next lucky owner.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Timber front door opens into the entrance hall. Wall light. Coat hooks. Natural wood panelled door opening into the:-

Sitting Room (4.22m'' x 4.24m'' / 13'10'' x 13'11'')

Window with deep sill overlooking the garden to the front. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power and television points. Inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam, old bread oven and flagstone hearth. High level storage cupboard to one side and cupboard housing the gas fired central heating boiler to the other. Part glazed door and shallow step down into the kitchen and opening to the:-

Dining Room (4.22m'' x 2.74m / 13'10'' x 9')

Window with deep sill to the front elevation. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Stairs rising to the first floor and opening to the:-

Study (4.22m'' x 2.36m'' / 13'10'' x 7'9'')

Window to the front with partial countryside views. Wall lights. Radiator. Power points. Exposed stone walls. Tiled floor. Pane glass door to the lean to.

Kitchen (2.39m'' x 5.46m'' / 7'10'' x 17'11'')

Timber door to the side with inset glass pane and window. Tongue and groove ceiling with recessed lights and ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Access to loft space. High level cupboard with the electrics. Fitted with a range of timber kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers, wall shelves, plate rack and tiled work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Stainless steel sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Built in electric oven and ceramic hob with extractor hood over. Space for under counter fridge. Tiled floor. Window with tiled sill and pane glass door to the:-

Lean To

Exposed painted brick walls. Wall light. Water tap. Power points. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Space for further appliances. Door to the old WC. Flagstone floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a galleried landing. Ceiling lights. Exposed ceiling timbers. Exposed floorboards. Natural wood panelled doors to all rooms.

Main Bedroom (4.29m'' x 2.44m / 14'1'' x 8')

Window overlooking the front garden with seat under. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beam. Radiator. Power, telephone and television points. Built in cupboard with hanging rail and shelf, further cupboard fitted with shelves and door to the circular staircase rising to the attic room, which has windows to either end, light and power.

Bedroom Two (2.41m'' x 2.59m'' / 7'11'' x 8'6'')

Window with seat under and view over the front garden and countryside in the distance. Exposed ceiling beam. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Exposed floorboards.

Bedroom Three (4.14m'' x 2.03m'' / 13'7'' x 6'8'')

Window to the front with rural view. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Exposed floorboards.


Window to the front with deep sill and partial rural view. Tongue and groove ceiling with light. Radiator. Fitted with a suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, bath with mixer tap and telephone style shower attachment plus wood panelled side and a WC. Exposed floorboards.


Garden and Parking

The property is approached from the lane via a wrought iron gate onto a path leading to the front door with storm porch. Shallow steps rise to the main garden, which is partially laid to lawn and shrubbery ( in need of some management) and the gated drive with space to park two cars. There is also a useful shed. The garden is partly enclosed by old stone walling and enjoys a sunny aspect with good privacy.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave the town via Bridge Street at the traffic lights continue over the bridge and turn right onto the A357 heading towards Sherborne. Take the next turning left into Glue Hill, signposted Hazelbury Bryan. Continue along this road for three miles and take a turning on the right, signposted Kingston. Continue for about half a mile to Kingston Cross. Follow the road to the right and the property will be found on the left hand side.