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

Stalbridge - £315,000 For Sale

Property Details

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An appealing three double bedroom mid terraced character cottage lying within the conservation area of one of Dorset's smallest towns and just a short walk to the high street. The town caters well for everyday needs with a community run library, well rated primary school, dentist surgery, post office and the award winning independent supermarket - Dikes plus family run butchers and two public houses - one of which serves food as well as a variety of takeaways. The property was built during the mid 1860's and has been home to the current seller for the last five years during which time the cottage has been improved and maintained to a very high standard. The property has benefited from the addition of a generously sized ground floor bedroom and a further reception room, which is currently used as the dining room. Furthermore, a downstairs shower room has been created, the bathroom suite has been replaced with a contemporary suite with the addition of a shower cubicle and stylish modern kitchen units have been installed. The property also benefits from uPVC double glazed windows, some with attractive Georgian bar and gas fired central heating via radiators and electric underfloor heating in bedroom three and the dining room. Outside, the cottage has benefited some landscaping to the garden, which extends to about 180ft in total. Viewing is essential to really appreciate what this home has to offer.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Front door opens from the walk way into the bright and welcoming entrance hall. Windows overlooking the front garden and into the walk way. Wall mounted electrical consumer unit and meter. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Dado rail. Radiator. Power points. Stairs rising to the first floor. Engineered Oak flooring. White panelled door into the:-

Sitting Room (4.22m'' x 4.29m'' / 13'10'' x 14'1'')

Window overlooking the front garden. Radiator. Dado rail. Power points. Television connection. Fireplace with wood burner and slate tiled hearth. Arch to either side of the chimney breast fitted with display/bookshelves. Engineered Oak flooring. Pane glass door to the:-

Study (3.02m'' x 2.64m'' / 9'11'' x 8'8'')

Window looking into bedroom three. Ceiling light. Picture rail height display shelf. Radiator. Power points. Telephone connection. Central heating thermostat. Storage cupboard with shelves built in to one side of the old chimney breast. Opening to the kitchen and to the store (study area), which has a ceiling light, storage shelves and power points. Engineered Oak flooring

Kitchen (3.00m'' x 2.41m'' / 9'10'' x 7'11'')

Vaulted roof with two light wells. Old window opening to the dining room. Ceiling light. Power points. Fitted with a range of contemporary soft closing high gloss finished kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with corner carousels, separate drawer unit and eye level cupboards. Good amount of work surfaces with laminate panelled splash back. One and half bowl sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Integrated fridge/freezer. Space for slot in cooker. Tiled floor. Opens to the:-

Dining Room (2.67m'' x 2.62m'' / 8'9'' x 8'7'')

High level window and skylight to the side elevation. Partly sloping ceiling with recessed lights. Heat detector. Radiator. Power points. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Door to the utility and to:-

Bedroom Three (2.29m'' x 2.26m'' / 7'6'' x 7'5'')

Small double bedroom with window and skylight to the side elevation plus internal window to the study. Ceiling light. Electrical consumer unit. Power and television points. Tiled floor with underfloor heating.

Utility Room

Windows to the side. Ceiling light. Wall mounted gas fired central heating boiler and programmer. Work surface with one and half bowl stainless steel sink and mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for further appliances. Ceramic tiled floor. Door to the:-

Shower Room

Obscured glazed window to the rear elevation. Extractor fan. Wall light. Fitted with a corner wash hand basin, comfort level WC with dual flush facility and double sized walk in tiled shower cubicle. Part tiled walls. Chrome heated towel rail. Tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise and return to a galleried landing with window to the rear. Recessed display shelves on rising. Ceiling light. Power points. Telephone connection. White panelled doors to all rooms.

Main Bedroom (3.40m'' x 3.35m / 11'2'' x 11')

Window to the front boasting countryside views in the distance. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Walk in wardrobe with light, hanging rail and shelves.

Bedroom Two (4.24m'' x 2.44m / 13'11'' x 8')

Measurement excludes wardrobes. Window to the front enjoying rural views in the distance. Ceiling and wall lights. Access to the loft space. Radiator. Power points. Built in wardrobes with storage cupboards above fitted to either side of the chimney breast with part glazed doors, hanging rails and shelves.


A few steps up from the landing into the bathroom. Obscured glazed window to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with immersion heater and fitted with slatted shelves. Fitted with a modern suite consisting of vanity style wash hand basin with illuminating mirror/shaver socket above, comfort level WC with economy flush facility, large tiled shower cubicle with power shower and bath with mixer tap. Tiled walls. Radiator. Vinyl flooring.


Garage and Parking

Formerly the old pig sty. Now offers itself as a small garage with double timber doors to the front and window to the side. The roof slopes to the rear of the building. Parking for one car in front and further parkin space to the side, in front of the log store. Wrought iron gate from the parking to the rear garden.


The front garden has been attractively landscaped with contrasting gravel, slate and bark beds and planted with a variety of established shrubs plus a small pond. The rear garden has been pleasantly landscaped and is about 180ft in length in total and currently divided into formal and vegetable garden. The formal garden is laid to shaped lawn edged by well stocked shrub and flower beds, ornamental pond and a Eucalyptus tree. There is also a paved seating area to the front of the summerhouse. The vegetable garden has a fruit cage, established growing beds and a greenhouse.


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. The property will be found on the left hand side - almost opposite the petrol station.