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Church Street, Sturminster Newton - £300,000 For Sale

Property Details

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The jewel of Church Street - a pretty end of terraced grade II listed thatched cottage with two good sized bedrooms, enjoying a desirable location within the conservation area and just a short walk to the high street. This delightful cottage dates back to the 15th and 16th century, believed to have once served as a hall house as well as an ale house and was formerly two cottages belonging to the Pitt Rivers Estate. Over time the property has merged into one house - oozing charm that will certainly win the viewer over. The cottage bursts with character features that include pane glass windows, some with seats under, splendid inglenook fireplace with Bresummer beam, exposed timbers and beams - as one enters, let the eyes stray up the stairs to the spectacular A frame. To cater for contemporary living there is gas fired central heating from a combination boiler, garage and high speed internet for those working from home. Our sellers have enjoyed this very special home for nearly thirty years - during this time they have created a most fabulous traditional English cottage garden that extends to about 100 feet. In addition, the property has been well maintained and offers well proportioned bright accommodation that will meet the approval of many potential buyers. Viewing is vital, not just for the location and appearance of the cottage but to feel its ambience as well.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Part glazed front door opens into a bright and most welcoming entrance hall that is partly vaulted. Porthole style window to one side. Smoke detector. Exposed timbers and painted stone walls. Wall light. Radiator. Central heating programmer. High and low level cupboards housing the electrics and meters. Stairs rising to the first floor with recess under. Latch door to the dining room and latch door and shallow step down into the:-

Sitting Room (5.08m'' x 3.86m'' / 16'8'' x 12'8'')

Two pane glass windows to the front - one with seat underneath and window into the kitchen. Exposed ceiling beam. Radiator. Power, telephone and television points. Inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam and flagstone hearth plus deep recess to one side with remains of the upright of the old circular staircase.

Dining Room (4.04m'' x 2.69m'' / 13'3'' x 8'10'')

Obscured glazed window with deep sill to one side and window to the other overlooking the side outdoor seating area. Wall lights. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Television connection. Space for a fridge/freezer. Tiled floor. Door to the kitchen plus opening to an inner hall with cupboard, which was the old window, door to walk in store and door to the bathroom.

Kitchen (2.08m'' x 2.39m'' / 6'10'' x 7'10'')

Sloping ceiling. Part glazed door to the covered area to the rear and window to the rear overlooking the sun terrace and rear garden. Exposed painted stone walls. Ceiling light. Power points. Fitted with a range of light wood grain effect modern units consisting of floor cupboards, separate drawer unit and eye level cupboards plus pull out larder with racks. Good amount of work surfaces. Part tiled walls. One and half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Built in double electric oven and ceramic hob with extractor hood over. Tiled floor with inset mat well.


Obscured glazed windows to the side and rear, both with deep sills. Ceiling light. Fitted with a modern suite consisting of bath with shower over and full height tiling to the surrounding walls, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over. Wall mounted mirror fronted bathroom cabinet. Heated towel rail. Vinyl flooring. Cupboard housing the combination gas fired central heating boiler.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a half landing and then to the main landing with the exposed A frame and other timbers. There is some restricted headroom. Ceiling light. Power points. Latch door to the cloakroom, bedroom two and the:-

Main Bedroom (5.13m'' x 4.75m'' / 16'10'' x 15'7'')

Maximum measurements. Enjoying a double outlook with window to the front and rear - both with deep sills. Exposed timbers. Access to the loft space. Wall lights. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Wall mounted wash hand basin.

Bedroom Two (3.76m'' x 2.77m / 12'4'' x 9'1)

Window with deep sill overlooking the rear garden. Pitched ceiling with some restricted headroom. Exposed timbers. Radiator. Power points,


Window to the side with deep sill. Low level WC with economy flush facility.



The garden lies to the rear of the house and is divided into different areas of interest. Immediately to the outside of the cottage there is a covered area and paved seating area, steps rise to the main body of the garden, which laid to lawn and bordered by well stocked shrub and flower beds. A path leads down the garden to the vegetable patch and greenhouse and then to the garage. The garden is about 100 feet long, fully enclosed and enjoys a sunny and private aspect.


Generously sized single garage with up and over door, light and power. Door to the rear garden.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Turn left out of the office and double back through the passage leading to the pay and display carpark. Turn to the right proceeding through the car park and go straight over to Church Street. The cottage will be found on the right hand side, just after the Methodist Church.