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Bagber, Sturminster Newton - £775,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A splendid detached grade II listed thatched cottage with four double bedrooms, set in four acres of grounds and enjoying a semi rural location on the outskirts of the pretty market town of Sturminster Newton. The original cottage is believed to date the late 15th/early 16th century and is thought that it was a former medieval hall. Of interest, Poplar Farm is one of the last surviving thatched houses in Dorset with a cross wing. The property has benefited from sympathetic alterations and additions over the proceeding years and has been an enjoyed home to our sellers for about seventeen years. During this time the property has been well maintained and improved combining old world charm as well as catering for modern day expectations. The cottage benefits from oil fired central heating, recently re-thatched ridge and retains many character features, which include flagstone flooring, pretty pane glass cottage style windows with deep sills, exposed ceiling beams, fireplace with burner and an original style Victorian style fireplace in one of the bedrooms. It also has a well that could be used as the main supply with the relevant filtration system. There is still plenty of scope to develop with some of the outbuildings offering a chance to create an annexe for a dependent relative or business opportunity as a holiday let or monthly rental - subject to pp.


The Property


In brief, the ground floor accommodation consists of useful porch, large sitting room that may offer multi-functional usage with fireplace and burner, kitchen/breakfast room fitted with plenty of kitchen cupboards, formal dining room or snug and garden room, which enjoys views to three sides overlooking the garden and paddocks and stairs rising to the main bedroom. The first floor has two parts - one with the main bedroom enjoying a Juliette balcony and benefiting from a stylish en-suite shower room with built in wardrobes - to the other side of the cottage there is the main bathroom and three double sized bedrooms, one with a Victorian style fireplace.


The Formal Garden

The formal gardens lie mostly to the side, front and rear, mainly laid to lawn with a paved seating area to the side accessed from the garden room. There are shrub and flower beds and a variety of trees.

The Outbuildings

The property is accessed from the road onto a concrete yard where there is plenty of parking, gates to the paddocks, and to the gardens from both sides of the cottage. There is a triple brick car barn with power, large brick built barn or former milking parlour had planning permission and listed building consent to convert into 2 holiday cottages which has now lapsed. It was also recently re-roofed in 2018.

There is also a barn that is currently divided into loose boxes.

The Grounds

The land has been divided into numerous paddocks and in total extend to about 4 acres. One of the paddocks has direct access to the bridleway. Note - there is the potential to purchase more land.

The Location

Bagber, Sturminster Newton

Bagber is a small village in the North Dorset countryside with easy access to surrounding towns and some of the most beautiful countryside in England which provides excellent walking, horse riding and other outdoor activities. Just two miles away is the market town of Sturminster Newton. Steeped in history and tradition, the town still has a Monday Market and offers a combination of country and town living. There is a range of independent shops and chain stores, doctor and dentist surgeries, schooling for all ages and a variety of entertainment venues. Further facilities which are all about 10 miles away, may be found at Blandford, Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Gillingham both with mainline train stations.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street. At the traffic lights proceed over the bridge and turn right onto the A357 heading towards Sherborne. After about two miles there will be a hill where the property will be found at the bottom on the right hand side. There is a brick outbuilding, backing on to the road - the entry is just afterwards.