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Burton Street, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton - £330,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A rare chance to purchase a delightful end of terrace stone cottage with three good sized bedrooms, offered for sale with the advantage of no onward chain and located in a private and secure position off the main thoroughfare of this well served Dorset village. The cottage is just a short walk to all of the village's amenities and some wonderful country walks over the Blackmore Vale. The cottage was converted from a barn in the early 19th century for the workers of the adjoining farm and has been owned by our seller for the last ten years. The property was completely renovated in the Autumn of 2010 and was sympathetically transformed into a stylish home, merging old world charm with contemporary tastes and needs. The cottage benefits from gas fired central heating, sustainable wood framed double glazing and has superfast broadband (75MB) for those wishing to work from home. The cottage boasts many character features, including deep window sills and window seats, exposed painted beams, wonderful wood burner fireplace in the sitting room and original panelled ceilings on the first floor and exposed chestnut floorboards in the bathroom. This beautifully presented home will satisfy many potential buyers' requirements - from those looking for a weekend retreat from a hectic city life to those seeking full time village living, as well as a great lock up and leave or as a business opportunity for luxury holiday letting. Viewing is vital to truly value what this home has to offer.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Front door with inset glass pane opens into the entrance hall. Recessed ceiling lights. Tiled floor. Pane glass door to the kitchen/breakfast room and latch doors to the cloakroom and to the:-

Sitting/Dining Room (5.66m'' x 4.47m'' / 18'7'' x 14'8'')

Maximum measurements - Cottage window with shutters, seat below and enjoying an outlook over the rear garden and pane glass door opening to the rear. Further small window with deep sill to the rear. Exposed painted ceiling beams. Uplighters. Two radiators. Power points with USB connection and television points. Fireplace with timber beam, stone hearth and multi fuel stove. Double doors opening to the understairs storage cupboard with space and plumbing for a washing machine/dryer and condensing tumble dryer above. Latch door to the inner hall with stairs rising to the first floor.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (2.18m'' x 4.70m'' / 7'2'' x 15'5'')

Two velux windows to the front and two windows with with deep sills and view over the driveway to the front. Partly sloping ceiling with recessed lights. Upright radiator. Cupboard housing the gas fired central heating boiler. Power points with USB connection. Built in bench seat with shoe storage under. Fitted with a range of country style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards and solid oak work surfaces with inset one and half bowl stainless steel sink and swan neck mixer tap. Wall shelves. Space for a fridge/freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Built in electric self cleaning pyrolytic fan oven and induction hob with extractor fan over. Tiled floor. Opens to the inner hall, which has recessed ceiling lights, smoke detector, radiator and tiled floor plus stairs to the first floor and latch door to the sitting room.


Window to the front elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Wall hung wash hand basin with mono tap and mirror over. Low level WC with dual flush facility, concealed cistern and storage cupboard above. Heated towel rail. Tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise and curve up to a galleried landing. Recessed ceiling and wall lights. Smoke detector. Latch doors to the inner landing and stairs to the second floor, plus bathroom and both bedrooms.

Bedroom Two (2.97m'' x 2.87m'' / 9'9'' x 9'5'')

Measurement excludes the wardrobes - Cottage window with shutters and seat under to the rear with countryside views. Original wood panelled ceiling with recessed lights. Exposed painted beam. Radiator. Power points. Built in double wardrobe with hanging rail.

Bedroom Three (2.18m'' x 2.87m'' / 7'2'' x 9'5'')

Window to the front with seat below. Original wood panelled ceiling with recessed lights. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Built in double wardrobe with hanging rail.


Window with rural views and deep sill with a table top circular wash hand basin and swan neck mixer tap. Original wood panelled ceiling with recessed lights. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Wall mounted 'antique' style storage cupboard with shaver socket. Corner low level WC with dual flush facility and bath with central tap and shower over plus full height tiling to surrounding walls and storage under. Original chestnut floorboards.

Second Floor

Bedroom One (3.56m'' x 4.83m'' / 11'8'' x 15'10'')

Recessed floor level velux style window and cottage window to the rear with country views. Exposed painted timbers. Recessed ceiling lights. Smoke detector. Radiator. Power points.


Parking and Garden

The property is approached from Burton Street onto a block paved drive leading to a timber five bar gate that opens to the designated parking area for Lovells Farm Cottages. The driveway maintenance and upkeep is managed by MLCD with a yearly charge of £250. The rear garden has been landscaped for easy upkeep - laid to gravel with self watering in place, mature wisteria covered rustic chestnut arbour, enjoying good privacy and a sunny aspect as well as benefiting from an outdoor tap, light and power socket.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave Sturminster via Bath Road heading towards Gillingham. On entering Marnhull take a turning on the left by the church onto Church Hill. Continue on this road which becomes Burton Street. Continue towards the village centre where the drive will be found on the right hand side – in between metal gates for Street Farm and Moonfleet House. The shops and the Blackmore Vale pub are a little further along.