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

High Street, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton - £275,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A great chance to purchase a unique and special home with three double bedrooms and enjoying a prime position on the high street of one of Dorset's smallest towns and within the conservation area. We believe that parts of the property date to well over 200 years old and has been used for many purposes, most notably, in the early 1900s it was where Walter Lovelace made and sold bicycles and then became his base for car hire and charabanc pleasure outings. The property has been the very much loved and enjoyed home to our seller for the last six years - during this time it has been well maintained and has been redecorated. The external fa├žade of the property belies its spacious accommodation, which amounts to more than 2700sq.ft (253sq.m), which includes the garage and offers flexible usage for those looking to use for a business, work from home or totally for living space. This charming home retains many character features, such as, exposed stone walls in the garage, some windows having a leaded light, plenty of exposed ceiling beams and rafters as well as exposed floorboards. The property also benefits from gas fired central heating. This exceptional home must be viewed to really appreciate what it has to offer as well as it's location, which is just a short walk to all facilities, which include an award-winning food store, family run butchers, pharmacy, primary school with excellent OFSTED report and dental surgery.


Ground Floor


Front door opens to a small hall with stairs rising to the first floor and the main accommodation. To one side is the garage and to the other side the shop front.

Shop Front/Store (6.40m x 5.84m'' / 21' x 19'2'')

Overall measurements - including storage area. Windows and door to the front of the property. Ceiling light. Power and telephone points. Stairs rising to bedroom one, which have been blocked off. A great room that offers many possible usages. Door to the:-

Tandem Double Garage (11.48m'' x 4.95m'' / 37'8'' x 16'3'')

Up and over door, two windows to the side and benefiting from light, power and water supply. Exposed stone walls. Door to the:-

Office/Hobbies Room (5.18m x 4.60m'' / 17' x 15'1'')

Maximum measurements - Window to the side. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Power points. Built in storage cupboard and work station. Offering flexible use. Door to the staircase rising to the main living space and door to the:-


Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Work surface with stainless steel sink and tiled splash back. Floor cupboard. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Tiled floor.

First Floor


Skylight to the side elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Smoke detector. Exposed ceiling beams. Radiator. Central heating programmer. Power and telephone points. Exposed floorboards. Natural wood panelled doors to the bedrooms and bathroom. Double pane glass doors to the:-

Sitting and Dining Area (6.17m'' x 4.67m'' / 20'3'' x 15'4'')

Sitting Area - Exposed timbers. Floor level window to the side with leaded light inlay. High level door to loft space. Traditional style radiator. Power points. Television connection. Exposed floorboards.
Dining Area - Floor height window with leaded light to one side and window with deep sill to the other side. Traditional style radiator. Power points. Exposed beams. Stairs leading down to the ground floor. Opens to the:-

Kitchen Area (2.72m'' x 4.67m'' / 8'11'' x 15'4'')

High level window with deep tiled sill to the rear and skylight to the side. Pitched roof with exposed beams. Power points. Fitted with a range of kitchen units with drawers, separate drawer unit and eye level cupboards and cabinets. Good amount of work surfaces. Part tiled walls. One and half bowl sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Space for a fridge/freezer. Space for under counter appliance. Space for a slot in cooker. Exposed floorboards.

Bedroom One (4.85m'' x 3.99m'' / 15'11'' x 13'1'')

Maximum measurements - Window to the front with leaded light inlay. Recessed ceiling lights. Exposed timbers. Power points. Exposed floorboards. Door to the:-

En-Suite Shower Room

Window to the rear aspect. Fitted with low level WC, wash hand basin and shower.

Bedroom Two (3.94m'' x 3.78m'' / 12'11'' x 12'5'')

Window with leaded light inlay to the front, enjoying treetop views. Recessed ceiling lights. Exposed timbers. Radiator. Power points. Exposed floorboards. Over stairs storage cupboard fitted with shelves.

Bedroom Three (0.58m'' x 2.69m'' / 1'11'' x 8'10'')

Skylight to the side elevation with deep sill. Exposed timbers. Wall lights. Radiator. Power points. Exposed floorboards.


Skylight to the side elevation. Exposed timbers. Recessed ceiling lights. Fitted with a modern suite consisting of low level WC, bath with mixer tap and shower attachment plus tiled splash back and a pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Exposed floorboards. Cupboard housing the combination gas fired central heating boiler.


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. On entering the town go through the single lane onto the High Street. Continue passing the Cross and the property will be found on the left hand side - just before the cycle shop on the opposite side of the road.