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Cherry Orchard, Shaftesbury - £475,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A fabulous chance to purchase a detached period stone cottage with three good sized bedrooms, presented for sale with the bonus of no onward chain and boasting private and sunny grounds extending to just over a third of an acre in a rural but not isolated location. The cottage lies in the small hamlet of Cherry Orchard, which is under two miles from the historic hill top town of Shaftesbury, which offers plenty of facilities to meet all needs and just about four miles to Gillingham where there is a mainline train station serving London, Waterloo and the West Country. During the course of the cottage's lifetime it has benefited from an historic and sympathetic double storey extension to offer a bright and roomy interior with an easy to use layout. The property also has the advantage of uPVC double glazing, economy 7 electric heating and offers the opportunity to update and decorate to one's own needs. This delightful home must be viewed to truly appreciate how easily it would satisfy many potential buyers' requirements and would certainly give a good first taste of country life.


Ground Floor

Porch and Hall

Part glazed uPVC front door opens into a small porch with window into the sun room and part glazed door opening to the hall. Smoke detector. Stairs rising to the first floor and part glazed doors to the kitchen and to the:-

Sitting Room (3.38m'' x 5.79m / 11'1'' x 19')

Two windows with deep sills overlooking the drive and front garden. Double doors opening out to the front. Wall lights. Economy 7 electric heater. Power points. Television connection. Fireplace with timber surround and wood burner plus shelves to either side of the chimney breast. Door to the under stairs storage cupboard. Tiled floor.

Kitchen (3.51m'' x 2.57m'' / 11'6'' x 8'5'')

Enjoying a double outlook with window to the rear and window overlooking the front garden. Recessed ceiling lights. Economy 7 electric heater. Power points. Fitted with a range of country style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers and eye level cupboards plus wall shelf. Good amount of wood effect work surfaces. Part tiled walls. One and half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Potential for a dishwasher. Space for a fridge/freezer. Built in electric oven and induction hob with extractor hood over. Tiled floor. Part glazed door to the:-

Dining Room (3.56m'' x 4.78m'' / 11'8'' x 15'8'')

Enjoying a double outlook with view over the front and side garden. Ceiling light. High level cupboard housing the electrics. Economy 7 electric heater. Power points. Recess with shelves. Tiled floor. Part glazed door to the:-

Boot/Sun Room (1.91m'' x 4.24m'' / 6'3'' x 13'11'')

Pitched roof with dwarf wall, windows to the side and front plus double doors opening out to the drive. Wall light. Coat hooks. Tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise and divide to the landing, one side with access to the main bedroom and bathroom and to the other side - bedrooms two and three. Ceiling and wall lights. Smoke detector. Economy 7 electric heater. Power points. Latch doors to all rooms.

Main Bedroom (3.43m'' x 3.28m'' / 11'3'' x 10'9'')

Measurement excludes the entrance - Boasting a double outlook with window to the side overlooking the field and to the front with view over the garden and countryside. Exposed painted beams. Wall lights. Economy 7 electric heater. Power points. Television connection. Latch door to the:-

En-Suite Shower Room

Window to the front with countryside views. Recessed ceiling light. Extractor fan. Tiled shower cubicle with an electric shower. Low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Wall mounted electric heater. Tile floor.

Bedroom Two (3.43m'' x 3.96m / 11'3'' x 13')

Windows with deep sills to the front and side - both with views. Economy 7 electric heater. Power points.

Bedroom Three (2.44m x 2.64m'' / 8' x 8'8'')

Maximum measurements - L shaped. Window to the front with rural views. Ceiling light. Shelves. Power and telephone points.


Window to the front with countryside views. Access to the loft space. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Wall lights. Extractor fan. Fitted with a suite consisting of bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC with dual flush facility. Economy 7 electric heater. Tiled floor.


Garage and Parking

The property is approached from the road onto a long tarmacadam drive leading to the gate opening to a further drive with space to park about four cars. The larger than average single garage has an up and over door, light and power plus rafter storage.


The garden lies to the front and side of the cottage and is mostly laid to lawn with shrub and flower beds, enclosed in part by mature hedgerow and post and rail fencing. The cottage boasts excellent privacy and has a sunny aspect. There is a further parcel of land with the cottage, which lies to the front garden - see main picture. The total grounds are just over third of an acre and comprise of formal garden and agricultural land.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave Sturminster via Bath Road heading towards Gillingham. Continue into Marnhull and passed the Crown Inn on the left. After about a mile, just after a left hand bend turn right, sign posted Stour Row and Shaftesbury. Continue on this road for a couple of miles. Continue through the village heading towards Shaftesbury. At the triangle bear to the right onto Foyle Hill where the property will be found on the left hand side.