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Shave Lane, Todber, Sturminster Newton - £675,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A most wonderful opportunity to purchase a detached character home with plenty of kerb appeal, sitting in grounds extending to around 2.25 acres, offering scope to extend with planning permission already granted and boasting a rural setting in the heart of the Blackmore Vale. This handsome stone property is believed to be around two hundred years old, once used as the village post office and has been the greatly loved and enjoyed home to our sellers for the last six years. During this time it has been much improved with a new slate roof, replacement sash windows and a re-decoration. Planning permission has been sought to convert the loft space and re-configure the ground floor to provide additional bedrooms and living space, there is also scope to convert/demolish the outbuildings and do some finishing touches inside the property. Application numbers 2/2018/0761/FUL and 2/2018/0323/HOUSE. The property benefits from oil fired central heating from the Stanley range cooker and has a wealth of character features, which include an inglenook fireplace with Bressumer Beam and wood burner, exposed ceiling beams and painted stone walls, original wood panelled walls and some modern panelling and cottage style windows with deep sills. This fabulous home offers plenty of choice as to how it is used - a great start for a taste of having a small holding, equestrian home or for a family who are looking for country living where outside space is essential. This home has to be viewed to really see how it would satisfy a many needs.


The Property

Internal Accommodation

The main entrance is located to the rear of the property and opens into the boot/utility room - so essential for rural living, which also has a useful shower room. There is a good sized double aspect dining room with the Stanley oiled fired boiler, which also is used for cooking, kitchen fitted with a range of country style kitchen units, solid wood work surfaces and appliances that include integrated dishwasher, electric oven and gas (bottled) hob and a bright and spacious sitting room with sash window overlooking the garden and an inglenook fireplace with Bressumer Beam and wood burner. In addition there is a further reception room with sash window to the front, wood panelled walls and an original style fireplace with flagstone hearth. On the first floor the galleried landing has a sash window to the front boasting rural views and enough space for a study area. There is the bathroom, a generous single bedroom with fitted wardrobe and two double bedrooms, main with a fireplace and bedroom two with door opening to curving stairs leading to the attic room. This has three dormer windows and a velux window plus light and power (please see plans on internet for the proposed conversion).


The Formal Garden

The property is approached from the lane onto a drive, which leads to the garage and rear of the house. To one side lies the land and to the other, the formal garden. This lies to the front of the house and is mostly laid to lawn with an ornamental pond, large summerhouse, kitchen garden and greenhouse. There are flower and shrub beds, trees - including a pear tree and a beech hedge that runs along part of the path that leads down to the lane. The garden enjoys plenty of sunshine and very high privacy.

The Outbuildings

To the rear of the property there are a range of outbuildings that could be developed or knocked down to provide additional space for extending. These include a large timber garage with double doors, light and power plus an attached store to the side, two blocked built sheds and brick potting shed.

The Land

The land is found to the right hand side of the drive with a small copse to the lane side and vegetable garden to the back of the garage. The rest of the field lies behind and is slightly L shaped, enclosed by hedgerow and extends to around two acres. The land is enough to get a taste of the 'Good Life' as a small holding and to become self-sufficient and equally for livestock, including horses with good hacking from the gate.

The Location

Todber, Sturminster Newton

The property lies in the small rural village of Todber, in the heart of the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside and is between the hill top town of Shaftesbury and the market town of Sturminster Newton, both of which are just about five miles away. The well served village of Marnhull is only one and half miles away where there are facilities, which include two convenience stores, one with post office, two public houses, doctors' surgery with pharmacy, church and primary school. There is a mainline train station at Gillingham - five miles away - serving London, Waterloo and the West Country.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave Sturminster via Bath Road heading towards Gillingham. Bypass the main village of Marnhull heading towards Gillingham. On a left hand bend turn right to Stour Row and Shaftesbury. The property will be found a short way on the left hand side just after the junction on the left for Shave Lane.