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

East Stour, Gillingham - £425,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A well presented and maintained detached family home offering adaptable accommodation that is arranged on one floor with three double sized bedrooms and boasting some enviable far reaching views over the fabulous Blackmore Vale countryside. The property is situated in the small Dorset village of East Stour, which has a church, farm shop called the "Udder Farm Shop" and sells locally produced meat, vegetables and bread and also has a restaurant which opens into the evening. The village also boasts a large modern village hall and public house. Further facilities are just about three miles away in Gillingham where there is also a mainline train station. We believe that the bungalow dates to the 1950s, with extensions in the 1980s and 1990s and has been the very much cherished and enjoyed home of our sellers for the last eighteen years. The property has been well maintained and improved over the years and is presented in excellent order benefiting from double glazing and oil fired central heating. This lovely home will satisfy many potential buyers' requirements with its flexible nature - there is scope to create an annexe for a dependent relative, plenty of room for generations to have their own space with its many reception rooms or a great property for retirement. The bungalow must be viewed to really appreciate what it has to offer as well as the stunning views and its proximity to the town of Gillingham with its mainline train station.



Porch and Entrance Hall

Glazed front door with full height windows to the front and side open into a useful porch with ceiling light and quarry tiled floor. Part glazed door opens into a welcoming, good sized entrance hall. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Access to the mostly boarded loft space with light and drop down ladder. Radiator. Central heating programmer and thermostat. Power points. Double cloaks cupboard with hanging rail and over head storage. Wood flooring. Pane glass door to the kitchen/breakfast room. White panelled doors to the bathroom, bedrooms two and three and to the:-

Sun Room (3.48m'' x 3.68m'' / 11'5'' x 12'1'')

Sliding doors opening to a block paved sun terrace with pergola over and enjoying countryside views. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Wood flooring. White panelled door to the:-

Sitting Room (3.51m'' x 6.20m'' / 11'6'' x 20'4'')

Ceiling light. Two radiators. Power and television points. Fireplace with stone hearth and wood burner. Wood flooring. White panelled door to bedroom one and sliding door and step down into the:-

Conservatory (2.26m'' x 3.73m'' / 7'5'' x 12'3'')

Full height windows to the sides and rear and double doors opening to the rear garden. Enjoying views over the garden and adjoining countryside. Wood flooring.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (3.48m'' x 5.23m'' / 11'5'' x 17'2'')

Enjoying a double aspect with windows to the front and to the rear with rural far reaching views. Ceiling lights. Wall mounted fan convector heated by the central heating . Power points. Television connection. Fitted with a range of modern Shaker style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, soft closing drawer units, pull out basket shelves and eye level cupboards and cabinets. Generous amount of work surfaces with matching upstand and solid wood work surfaces. Breakfast bar. One and half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Space for an American style fridge/freezer. Space for a range style cooker with extractor hood over. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. Wood flooring. Door to the rear decked seating area and white panelled door to the:-

Reception Room (6.10m x 3.05m / 20' x 10')

A versatile room that could be a fourth bedroom. Enjoying a triple aspect with window to the front and side and double doors opening out to the rear decked seating area and with view of the surrounding countryside. Radiator. Power points. Wood flooring.

Bedroom One (3.86m'' x 3.91m'' / 12'8'' x 12'10'')

Window to the front. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Two built in wardrobes with hanging rail and shelf. Door to the:-

En-Suite Shower Room

Obscured glazed window to the side elevation. Ceiling light. Extractor. Corner tiled shower cubicle with rainfall shower head. Low level WC with dual flush facility. Pedestal wash hand basin with swan neck mixer tap. Chrome heated towel rail. Wall mounted mirror fronted bathroom cabinets. Slate effect laminate tiled floor.

Bedroom Two (2.95m'' x 4.24m'' / 9'8'' x 13'11'')

Window to the front. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Wood flooring.

Bedroom Three (2.95m'' x 3.68m'' / 9'8'' x 12'1'')

Window to the front. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Wood flooring.


Obscured glazed window with tiled sill to the rear elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Fitted with a modern suite consisting of bath with mixer tap and shower attachment plus three quarter height tiled walls, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and low level WC with dual flush facility. Chrome heated towel rail with mirror over. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with shelves. Slate effect laminate tiled floor.


Parking and Garden

The property is approached from the road onto a tarmacadam pull in, where there is space for a visitor to park without obstructing the double timber five bar gates that open to the gravelled drive, which has space to park two to three cars. The rest of the garden is laid to grass and enclosed in part by hedgerow and post and rail fencing. To the left hand side is the oil tank and the boiler is located on the outside wall of bedroom three. There is access to the rear garden from both sides of the bungalow. This again is mostly laid to lawn with shrub and flower beds plus various seating areas. There is a vegetable patch and greenhouse. The garden adjoins fields, which subject to the farmer's permission, are available to explore.


From the Gillingham Office

Leave Gillingham via Newbury turning right at the lights heading towards Sturminster Newton. After about a mile and half - once into the 30 mph zone - the property will be found on the right hand side.