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Bridge, Sturminster Newton - £255,000 For Sale

Property Details

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***VIEWERS MUST BE IN A POSITION TO COMPLETE QUICKLY***VENDOR SUITED***A charming semi attached character cottage with three good sized bedrooms, ideally located within a short walk to the town centre, the nature reserve and some lovely river and countryside walks. The cottage dates to the early 1800s and is thought to have formed three cottages that were linked to the Blacksmiths of the time. The cottage has been the very much cherished and enjoyed home to our seller, who bought the property about five and half years ago in a semi derelict state and set about transforming it into a beautiful and stylish family home where traditional old world charm merge with contemporary expectations. The property has benefited from new windows and doors, the electrics have been updated as well as the plumbing, new kitchen units and bathroom suite have been fitted plus repairs undertaken to the roof and walls. This delightful home will certainly meet many potential buyers' needs with its bright interior and flexible room usage making a great family home, downsize in retirement and equally a fabulous bolt hole from a hectic working week. Viewing is vital to truly appreciate what is on offer and its location, which is close to the town centre where there is a selection of independent shops and chain stores, schooling for all ages, doctor and dentist surgeries and a variety of entertainment venues.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

The front door is located to the side of the cottage - front door with diamond shaped inset opens into the entrance hall. Coat hooks. Tiled floor. Opening to the kitchen and shallow step down into:-

Reception Room (3.53m'' x 2.79m'' / 11'7'' x 9'2'')

Sash window to the front aspect. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Wall shelf. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Tiled floor. Stairs rising to the first floor with storage cupboard under. Shallow step up and opening into the:-

Sitting/Dining Room (6.68m'' x 3.51m'' / 21'11'' x 11'6'')

Two sash windows overlooking the garden to the side and part glazed door opening to the garden. Exposed ceiling beams. Ceiling and wall lights. Carbon monoxide detector. Radiator. Wall cupboard that used to be the bread oven. Power points. Television connection. Fireplace with timber surround, tiled slip and stone hearth plus wood burning stove. Built in cupboards and shelves to either side of the chimney breast. Tiled floor.

Kitchen (1.88m'' x 3.61m'' / 6'2'' x 11'10'')

Window with tiled sill overlooking the garden to the side. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of modern soft closing kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with corner carousel, separate drawer unit and eye level cupboards with counter lighting under. Wall shelves. Good amount of wood effect work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Stainless steel sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and for a slimline dishwasher. Space for a fridge/freezer. Built in eye level double electric oven with cupboard under. Gas hob with extractor hood over. Tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise and return up to a split level landing. Smoke detector. Victorian style airer. Wall lights. Radiator. Power points.

Bedroom One (2.90m'' x 3.56m'' / 9'6'' x 11'8'')

Maximum measurements - L shaped. Sash window with seat to the side with view over the river and meadows. Ceiling light. Access to the loft space with ladder and part boarded. Radiator. Power points.

Bedroom Two (3.58m'' x 2.54m'' / 11'9'' x 8'4'')

Two windows to the landing and sash window with seat and enjoying views over the river and meadow. Ceiling light. Wall shelves. Power points.

Bedroom Three (2.46m'' x 2.77m'' / 8'1'' x 9'1'')

Maximum measurements - L shaped. Sash window with seat under to the front aspect. Wall lights. Radiator. Power points.


Step down into the bathroom. Sash window to the front and to the side with view over the river and meadow. Recessed ceiling lights. Traditional style radiator combined heated towel rail. Freestanding wash hand basin, bath with mixer tap and telephone style shower attachment plus electric shower over and wood panelled side and a low level WC. Part laminated panelled walls. Some exposed stone walls. Cupboard housing the gas fired central heating boiler and programmer. Tile effect vinyl flooring.


Garden and Parking

The garden lies to the side of the cottage, enjoying a sunny aspect and is mostly laid to lawn with shrub and flower borders. There is also a gravelled parking area, shed with light and power plus a log store. The garden is enclosed by timber fencing with double five bar gate to the parking area and pedestrian gate close to the cottage.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave the town via Bridge Street at the traffic lights continue over the bridge and turn left onto the A357 heading towards Blandford. The property will be found just after the traffic lights on the right hand side. The best place to park is in the reserve carpark on the left hand side, just after the property and opposite the Bull Inn.