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Watery Lane, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum - £335,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A charming mid terraced Victorian cottage with two double bedrooms and located in the desirable and sought after village of Iwerne Minster. The cottage lies within the conservation area and is within 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. The property is believed to date to 1890 when it was one of the original laundry cottages for the village - history has it that each resident of the village was given an apple tree and a cow by the Ismay Estate. Our sellers purchased the cottage about ten years ago in a more or less untouched state from the previous owner who had been in residence for over fifty years. Our sellers have invested a great deal of time and energy in creating a contemporary yet charming character home that will definitely meet the approval of any potential buyers. The cottage has benefited from a rear single storey extension that has provided a delightful modern kitchen with underfloor heating and plenty of cupboards plus some integrated appliances., the windows have been replaced with cottage style uPVC double glazing in a wood effect finished by Evolution and there are modern electric heaters that are individually controlled. The cottage retains character features, such as, fireplaces with burners, an original Victorian style fireplace, exposed floorboards and has the advantage of high ceilings. A viewing is absolutely necessary to really appreciate what this delightful home has to offer.


Ground Floor

Kitchen (5.03m'' x 2.13m / 16'6'' x 7')

Access from the rear - Door with inset glass pane opens to the kitchen with window overlooking the rear garden and pitched ceiling with skylights to either side. Ample power points. Fitted with a range of stylish modern units consisting of floor cupboards, separate drawer unit, larder style cupboard with shelves and eye level cupboards. Good amount of wood effect work surfaces. Part tiled walls. One and half bowl ceramic sink with swan neck mixer tap with extending hose. Integrated dishwasher. Integrated under counter fridge. Space for a range style cooker (available by separate negotiation) with extractor fan above. Wood effect ceramic tiled floor with under floor heating. Original pane glass window into the inner hall and opening into the:-

Dining Room (2.97m'' x 2.97m'' / 9'9'' x 9'9'')

Window with outlook to the rear. Ceiling light. Electric heater. Power points. Fire place with wood burner and tiled hearth. Wood effect ceramic tiled floor. Solid Oak latch door to the:-

Inner Hall

Ceiling light. Stairs rising to the first floor with storage cupboard and light under. Engineered Oak flooring. Solid Oak latch door to the:-

Sitting Room (4.01m'' x 6.02m'' / 13'2'' x 19'9'')

Maximum measurements - Window overlooking the garden to the front. Original front door with new inset glass pane opens to the storm canopy and front garden. Ceiling lights. High level cupboard housing the electrics. Electric heater. Power, telephone and television points. Fireplace with burner. Fitted with a range of floor cupboards and display/storage shelves. Engineered Oak flooring with matwell by the front door.

First Floor


Stairs rise and curve up to a galleried landing with window to the rear - enjoying a countryside view. Ceiling light. Access to the loft space housing the hot water cylinder and part boarded. Switch for the water cylinder is outside of the bathroom. Original exposed floorboards. Solid Oak latch doors to all rooms.

Main Bedroom (4.09m'' x 3.00m'' / 13'5'' x 9'10'')

Window with view over the garden to the front. Electrical point ready for an electric heater. Power points. Original Victorian fireplace with black iron grate. Built in wardrobe with arched doors to one side of the chimney breast. Exposed floorboards.

Bedroom Two (3.56m'' x 2.77m'' / 11'8'' x 9'1'')

Maximum measurements - Window with view over the front garden. Ceiling light. Electric heater. Power points. Exposed floorboards.


Small step down from the landing. Pane glass window with tiled sill to the side elevation and skylight to the rear. Ceiling light. Electric heater. Fitted with a classic bathroom suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC with economy flush facility, Victorian style double ended roll top bath with central taps and claw feet plus a separate large walk in tiled shower cubicle with star shaped rain shower head and shelf for shampoo etc. Wood effect ceramic tiled floor.



Steps from the lane rise to a path leading to the back of the cottage. A timber gate opens to a stepping stone path up to the kitchen door. The rest is laid to gravel with a raised planter. There is also the old laundry room with an attached log store to the rear plus the old outhouse with WC and space and plumbing for a washing machine plus a Belfast sink. The front garden is mostly laid to lawn with curving beds planted with a variety of shrubs, lavender and palm tree. The garden is nicely proportioned enjoying a private and sunny aspect.


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 public house - The Talbot. Continue forward passing the village shop on the left hand side. Bear to the right, then left onto Watery Lane. The property is on the right hand side opposite Old School Lane. The rear access is via steps, which are located just before the whitewashed thatched cottages.