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Grove Lane, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton - £315,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A charming detached character stone cottage with four bedrooms and situated within the conservation area of one of Dorset's smallest towns. The cottage is just a short walk from the high street where there is an award wining family run supermarket, family own butchers, post office, dentist and public house. A little further on there is a well rated primary school and community run library. This delight property is believed to date to the 1700s and thought to have been two cottages. Our sellers have very much loved and enjoyed their home for about three years, during this time it has been well maintained and benefited from moving the parking to the front of the cottage and the garden to the side, which has provided more space and ease of access. The cottage boasts a wealth of character features that include pane glass cottage windows - some with seats beneath and deep sills, exposed ceiling beams and timbers, small cellar, stone firepace with Bressumer beam in the main bedroom and a fabulous inglenook fireplace with Bresummer beam in the sitting room. To conform to modern day expectations, the property benefits from gas fired central heating from a combination boiler and some windows have secondary glazing. This lovely home offer a well laid out, bright interior with good sized rooms that will certainly satisfy many potential buyers' requirements. Viewing is essential to really appreciate the ambiance and the location.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Panelled timber front door with spy hole opens into the hall. Pane glass window with deep sill to the side overlooking the garden. Ceiling light. Radiator. Ceramic tiled floor. Panelled door to the shower room and to the:

Dining Room (7.01m x 2.41m / 23' x 7'11)

Maximum measurements. Pane glass window to the rear and front, which has secondary glazing and seat beneath. Ceiling and wall lights. Central heating thermostat. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Old fireplace recess fitted with display shelf. Stairs rising to the first floor. Opening and shallow step up to the kitchen and panelled door to the:-

Sitting Room (6.22m'' x 4.01m'' / 20'5'' x 13'2'')

Enjoying a double aspect with pane glass windows to the front and sides, both with secondary glazing and seats beneath. Exposed ceiling beams. Wall lights. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. Recess with shelves. Inglenook fireplace with Bresummer beam, alcove and stone hearth.

Kitchen (4.80m'' x 5.16m'' / 15'9'' x 16'11'')

Maximum measurements - L shaped. Pane glass window with deep sill to the rear aspect and pane glass window with tiled sill overlooking part of the garden to the front. Ceiling light. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Radiator. Power points. Larder cupboard with shelves. Fitted with a range of country style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers, open shelves with pull out baskets and eye level cupboards. Generous amount of wood effect work surfaces. Part wood panelled walls. Double Butler style sink with swan neck mixer tap and cupboard under. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Space for an American style fridge/freezer. Range style cooker with splash back and extractor hood over. Tap door to a small cellar. Slate tiled floor. Stairs rising to the first floor with storage cupboard under and stable door opening to the garden.

Shower Room/Utility

Obscured glazed window with deep tiled sill to the side elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Victorian style airer. Radiator. Storage cupboard with shelves. Low level WC with economy flush facility. Tiled shower cubicle with large shower head. Pedestal wash hand basin with splash back. Space and plumbing for a washing machine with tumble dryer above. Ceramic tiled floor.

First Floor


From the dining room stairs rise to the landing with window with seat under to the front of the property. Ceiling light. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Exposed timbers. Stairs rising to the first floor and door to:-

Main Bedroom (4.55m'' x 4.32m'' / 14'11'' x 14'2'')

Window to the side with secondary glazing and seat beneath. Ceiling and wall lights. Radiator. Power points. Stone fireplace with Bresummer beam. Storage cupboard with shelves set into the wall. Door to the under stairs cupboard and shallow step up and door to the:-

Jack and Jill Bathroom

Pane glass frosted glazed window with secondary glazing and deep sill to the front elevation. Ceiling light. Radiator.
Fitted with a suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back and mirror fronted bathroom cabinet over, bath with mixer tap and shower attachment plus tiled splash back and low level WC with economy flush facility. Ceramic tiled floor.

Bedroom Four (3.71m'' x 2.31m'' / 12'2'' x 7'7'')

Sky light to the side elevation. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Radiator. Power points. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail. Door to the:-


Stair rise from the kitchen to a small landing with ceiling light, exposed timbers and door to bedroom two.

Bedroom Two (3.10m'' x 3.96m / 10'2'' x 13')

Maximum measurements. Pane glass window with deep sill to the front and window to the side. Ceiling light. Exposed timbers. Radiator. Power points. Wall shelves to one side of the chimney breast. Built in cupboard.

Second Floor

Bedroom Three (4.88m x 2.41m'' / 16' x 7'11'')

Measurement is between the horizontal beams. Stairs rise to the galleried bedroom with pane glass window with seat under to the front enjoying roof top views. Part wood panelled walls. Radiator. Power points. Hanging rail with storage cupboard over. Painted timbers. Laminate flooring.


Parking and Garden

The property is approached from the lane onto a block paved area with space to park a car and leads to the front door and is partly enclosed by old stone walls. A gate opens to the garden, which lies to the front and side of the cottage and is partly laid to lawn with a gravelled seating area to the side, where there is the old loo, raised planter and small greenhouse. There is also the old laundry building with copper wash tub.


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 and turn left into Barrow Hill. Then right into Grove Lane where the property will be found on the right hand side.