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Stapleford Court, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton - £245,000 For Sale

Property Details

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*NO ONWARD CHAIN CAN BE ARRANGED* An exquisitely presented and stylish mid terraced cottage style home forming part of a small gated community designated solely for those in their leisure years and over 55 years. The property was built in 2009 by Archstone Lifestyle Developments to offer independent living with support of an on-site maintenance manager who is available during weekday mornings. The property was finished to an exemplary standard with high quality fixtures and fittings, which include all 'Bosch' kitchen appliances. Our sellers have been in residence for eight years, during this time they have maintained and improved the property with plantation style shutters to some windows, blinds and lighting to the conservatory and the installation of a feature fireplace with limestone surround and living flame electric fire. The property also benefits from uPVC double glazing and gas fired central heating via radiators. A viewing is ABSOLUTELY necessary to truly appreciate the generously sized rooms, peaceful and attractive southerly facing communal areas and the location of the property, which is just a five minute walk to the town centre where there is an award winning independent supermarket - Dike's, family run butchers, post office and dentist surgery. There is also a highly rated primary school, community run library, optician's, chemist's and petrol station. Stalbridge is only a 15 minute drive to the historic Abbey town of Sherborne with its mainline rail link to London Waterloo in just over two hours and only a 3 mile drive to Templecombe railway station - also a direct rail link to London.

Energy Efficiency Rating C - Council Tax Band D


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Front door with storm canopy over and opening into a welcoming entrance hall. Ceiling lights. Coving to ceiling. Central heating thermostat. Radiator. Power and telephone point. Storage cupboard housing the electrics. Laminate flooring. Stairs rising to the first floor with storage cupboard under. White panelled door to the wet room/WC and part glazed white panelled double doors opening to the:-

Sitting Room (4.83m'' x 3.43m'' / 15'10'' x 11'3'')

Maximum measurements. Window with plantation style shutters to the front aspect. Ceiling lights. Coving to ceiling. Two radiators. Power, telephone and television points. Period style Studland limestone feature fire surround and hearth and living flame electric coal effect fire. Opens to the:-

Dining Room (3.40m'' x 3.12m'' / 11'2'' x 10'3'')

Ceiling light. Coving to ceiling. Radiator. Power and television points. Opening to the kitchen and French doors with plantation style shutters and full height windows to either side opening into the:-

Conservatory (2.41m'' x 2.79m'' / 7'11'' x 9'2'')

Of uPVC double glazed construction with full height windows with view to the rear over the pretty communal area and to the side plus French doors opening to the courtyard. Fitted with window and roof blinds. Wall lights. Power points. Wood effect laminate flooring.

Kitchen (2.67m'' x 2.36m'' / 8'9'' x 7'9'')

Window with tiled sill to the rear aspect. Recessed ceiling lights. Coving to ceiling. Plenty of power points. Fitted with a range of soft closing light wood grain effect kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, kick heater, separate drawer unit with cutlery and deep pan drawers and eye level cupboards with counter lighting under. Good amount of work surfaces. Part tiled walls. One and half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Integrated washer/dryer, slimline dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Built in eye level electric oven with microwave above and storage cupboards under and over. Gas hob with extractor hood above. Ceramic tiled floor.

Wet Room/WC

Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Tiled walk in shower area with mains shower. White low level WC with economy flush facility. Shaver socket. White pedestal wash hand basin with mono tap and mirror over. Heated towel rail. Part tiled walls with matching tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a galleried landing. Ceiling lights. Coving to ceiling. Smoke detector. Access to the loft space with pull-down ladder and some boarding. Storage cupboard housing the gas fired central heating boiler and programmer. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, fitted with light and shelf. White panelled doors to all rooms.

Master Bedroom (3.71m'' x 3.68m'' / 12'2'' x 12'1'')

Measurements exclude the wardrobes. Window to the rear with views of the delightful southerly facing communal gardens and partial glimpse of the Blackmore Vale countryside. Ceiling light. Coving to ceiling. Radiator. Power, telephone and television points. Two double built in wardrobes with hanging rail and shelf.

Bedroom Two (3.25m'' x 3.68m'' / 10'8'' x 12'1'')

Measurements exclude the wardrobes. Window to the front elevation. Ceiling light. Coving to ceiling. Radiator. Power points. Two double built in wardrobes with hanging rail and shelf.

Bedroom Three/Study (2.34m'' x 2.29m'' / 7'8'' x 7'6'')

Maximum measurements. Window to the rear with view over the well kept communal gardens and partial view of the Blackmore Vale countryside. Ceiling light. Coving to ceiling. Radiator. Power and telephone points.

Main Bathroom

Obscured glazed window to the front elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Wall mounted mirror. Suite consisting of white low level WC with concealed cistern and economy flush facility, vanity style circular wash hand basin'with storage cupboard beneath and mono tap and white panelled bath with mixer tap and mains shower over with fixed glazed shower screen and full height tiling to surrounding walls. Shaver socket. Part tiled walls with matching ceramic tiled floor.


Car Barn

The property benefits from a barn style car port, which is located on the left hand side just after the entry gates. Further on, there are a number of visitor spaces available on the left hand side.

Courtyard and Communal Areas

The property benefits from a small enclosed paved courtyard with outside tap. The pleasant and peaceful communal gardens boast a southerly facing aspect with a number of open spaces. The gardens are laid to lawn and interspersed with shrubs and flower beds and stocked with a variety of trees. Benches are scattered throughout the development where one may sit and enjoy a quiet moment. All communal areas have external timed lighting operating from dusk to 10.30pm and from 6am until light in the darker months.

Important Information

The development is managed by Broadleaf Management Services with a yearly charge of £2565 (in 2020). The charge covers a comprehensive range of services, which includes building insurance, external painting, maintenance manager on site in the mornings of Monday to Friday, upkeep of all communal gardens and buildings, all window cleaning (including the conservatory) and security and lighting. The ground rent is £335 per annum fixed until 2028.
The property is sold under a Freehold Transfer, which means that the land it is built on and its private garden are owned by the property.


From the Sturminster Newton Ofifice

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 Stalbridge contiune past the garage/petrol station and through the single lane and turn right on to Station Road. Turn right to the car park and library. The gates to the development will be in front. Proceed on foot turning right at the gates. The property will be found on the left hand side.