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Bleax Close, East Orchard, Shaftesbury - £325,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A rare opportunity to purchase a delightful semi detached family home, enjoying a rural but not isolated location in the pretty village of East Orchard and boasting wonderful views over countryside to Duncliffe Wood, Alfred's Tower and Shaftesbury. The property benefits from three good sized bedrooms and is presented to the market with the bonus of no onward chain. We believe that the property was built in the late 1940s/1950s and has been the very much cherished and enjoyed family home to our sellers for about thirty two years. During this time it has been very well maintained and improved with an extension to the rear that has enlarged the kitchen creating a great family gathering space by the Aga and provided a utility/boot room that is essential for country living. The property also benefits from uPVC double glazing and gas connected in readiness for central heating plus there is an insulated studio/office in the garden, which makes a great work from home space. The property offers good sized, comfortable accommodation with an easy to use layout that will certainly meet the approval of many potential buyers and would make a great home for those looking for a taste of rural life without the remoteness. An early viewing is a must to avoid missing out on the chance to own this very special home and to appreciate its location, which is midway between Sturminster Newton and Shaftesbury and two miles from Fontmell Magna, which has a village hall, church, primary school, doctors surgery, public house, which serves food and local store with cafe.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

The main entrance is located to the side of the house. Glazed front door with matching window to the side opens into a bright and welcoming entrance hall with window to the rear overlooking the garden and countryside in the distance. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Built in storage cupboard housing the electrics and fitted with shelves. Wood flooring. Stairs rising to the first floor with storage cupboard under. Natural wood panelled doors to the kitchen and to the:-

Sitting Room (3.25m'' x 4.04m'' / 10'8'' x 13'3'')

Window with view over the front garden. Ceiling light. Picture rail. Dado rail. Part wood panelled walls. Power and television points. Open fireplace with storage cupboard to one side of the chimney breast.

Kitchen (5.00m'' x 2.95m'' / 16'5'' x 9'8'')

Ceiling light. Power points. Solid fuel Aga with two hot plates, choice of ovens and brick splash back with exposed timbers plus slate work surfaces to either side with storage under - used for cooking, hot water and some radiators. Vinyl flooring. Opening to the dining room and to a further part of the kitchen with pitched ceiling, skylight and Victorian style airer. Window to the side with marble sill. Fitted with a bespoke range of country style wood kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers and eye level cupboards. Solid wood work surfaces - one with marble inset. Butler style sink with swan neck mixer tap. Space for an American style fridge/freezer and space for a slot in electric cooker. Pantry with automatic lighting and fitted with shelves. Vinyl flooring. Pane glass door to the utility.

Dining Room (3.25m'' x 3.63m'' / 10'8'' x 11'11'')

Window with view over the front garden. High level display/storage shelf. Power points. Built in storage cupboard with hanging rail. Vinyl flooring.

Utility/Boot Room

Window to the rear and stable door with inset glass pane opening to the side paved seating area. Eye level cupboards and storage shelf. Solid wood work surfaces with space and plumbing under for a washing machine plus further under counter appliance and storage space. Power points. Built in storage cupboards. Tiled floor. The is storage above, which is accessed from the outside. Sliding door to the:-


Window with deep sill to the rear. Low level WC. Wash hand basin with marble surfaces to either side and cupboard under. Wall shelf. Part tiled walls. Tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a galleried landing with window overlooking the rear garden and view over the adjoining countryside. Ceiling light. Access to the loft space with drop down ladder, velux window, part boarded and light and power. Strip wood doors with bespoke timber latches to all rooms.

Bedroom One (3.30m'' x 4.09m'' / 10'10'' x 13'5'')

Window with outlook over the front garden and partial rural views in the distance. Ceiling light. Radiator. Coat hooks. Shelves to one side of the chimney breast and built in open wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf to the other. Fitted book shelves.

Bedroom Two (3.30m'' x 0.58m'' / 10'10'' x 1'11'')

Measurement into wardrobes - Window overlooking the front garden and partial rural view. Ceiling light. Power points. Fitted display/storage shelves. Built in open wardrobes with shelves and hanging rails. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

Bedroom Three (2.08m'' x 3.18m'' / 6'10'' x 10'5'')

Maximum measurements - some restricted floor space due to the stair head. Window with view over the rear garden and neighbouring countryside. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Wall shelves. Fitted work surface.


Obscured glazed window to the rear aspect. Ceiling light. Combined radiator and heated towel rail. Fitted with a suite consisting of low level WC with dual flush facility and concealed cistern with marble top, vanity wash hand basin and bath with wood panelled side, electric shower over and full height tiling to surrounding walls. Wall mounted bathroom cabinet with lighting, shaver point and extending shaver mirror to the side.


Garage and Parking (5.97m'' x 2.41m'' / 19'7'' x 7'11'')

The property is approached from the lane onto a concrete drive with space to park one car and gate opening to a path leading to the property. To the side of the drive there is a timber garage with double door, light and power and a personal door to the side and to the rear opening into a workshop measuring -3.05 m x 2.41 m (10' x 7'11''). Again with light and power plus porthole windows to the sides and rear, which are also sound proofed.


The front garden measures about 55ft and is mostly laid to lawn with shrub and flower beds. A timber gate to the side of the house opens to the rear garden where there is a paved seating area to the side of the house and a raised sun terrace overlooking the rear garden and far reaching countryside views. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn with raised beds to one side - ideal for vegetable growing and extends to about 130 ft in length. There is also a range of outbuildings. See below. The property is on a septic tank - £45 per month - paid to the council who sort the waste.


There are a range of outbuildings in the rear garden - all with light and power.
Shed - 7'11'' x 10' - 2.41 m x 3.05 m
Log Store - 6'9'' x 9'6'' - 2.06 m x 2.90 m
Studio/Office - 8'11'' x 11' - 2.72 m x 3.35 m
At the bottom of the garden there is an under cover entertainment area and open storage shelter.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

At the traffic lights turn onto Old Market Hill. Turn left at the next set of lights heading towards Shaftesbury. Continue through the village of Manston, passing the Plough heading towards Shaftesbury. Bear to the left where there is a right turn to Fontmell Magna and Hartgrove. Just after the bend on the left hand side is a lay by. Turn into the layby and park up. The property will be found down the lane on the right hand side.