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Gold Street, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton - £345,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A spacious semi detached Grade II listed stone cottage offering in excess of 1300 square feet (121 sq m) of accommodation with two double bedrooms and lying within the conservation area of one of Dorset's smallest towns. The cottage sits in good sized sunny and private grounds with views over the Blackmore vale from the fist floor and is just a short walk to the high street where there is a family run butchers, award winning independent supermarket, post office and dental surgery. The highly rated primary school and library are also close by. The property dates to the 18th century and as its' name suggests formed part of the cobblers with the original fireplace to be found in the breakfast room. Our sellers have been in residence for the last six years, during this time it has been extremely well maintained and improved with the addition of a garden room with slate roof, a re-decoration throughout and the gas boiler was replaced about a year ago. Some original features have also been uncovered, such as the vertical timbers under the stairs. The cottage also benefits from original cottage style windows with secondary glazing to the front of the property - some with window seats and character features that include an inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam, two more fireplaces, some original and some modern wood panelling to the walls and original ceiling beams. This charming cottage must be viewed not just to appreciate the inside but also the delightful garden that lies to the rear of the property.


Ground Floor


Panelled front door with inset glass pane opens into a useful porch with window to the side and fitted with plantation style shutters. Ceiling light. Shelf. Coat hooks. Part wood panelled walls. Quarry tiled floor. Door into the:-

Sitting Room (5.31m'' x 3.94m'' / 17'5'' x 12'11'')

Window to the front with secondary glazing. Exposed ceiling beam. Smoke detector. Wall lights. Two radiators. Power points. Television connection. Built in slim cupboard and doors to under stairs storage. Inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam, flagstone hearth and gas fired log effect burner. Shallow step up and double doors opening to the garden room and white panelled doors to the utility/cloakroom, kitchen and to the:-

Dining Room (3.96m x 4.29m'' / 13' x 14'1'')

Maximum measurements - Pane glass window with secondary glazing to the front of the cottage. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Television connection. Fireplace with timber beam, brick slip, slate hearth and wood burner and built in shelves and cupboard to one side of the chimney breast. Stairs rising to the first floor with recess under showing original timber verticals and with space for a small study area.

Garden Room (2.64m'' x 3.18m'' / 8'8'' x 10'5'')

Windows to the sides and rear plus double doors opening out to paved under cover seating area. Exposed painted walls. Wall light. Radiator. Power points. Painted wood effect laminate flooring.

Kitchen (2.69m'' x 2.67m'' / 8'10'' x 8'9'')

Pane glass window with deep sill to the rear and part glazed door to the rear. Ceiling and recessed ceiling lights. Kick heater. Power points. Wall shelves. Fitted with a range of buttermilk coloured shaker style soft closing kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards and separate drawer unit. Oak work surfaces with matching upstand and part tiled walls. One and half bowl ceramic sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Space for a slot in cooker with extractor hood above. Integrated slimline dishwasher. Space for a fridge/freezer. Laminate flooring. Opens to the:-

Breakfast Room (3.43m'' x 2.74m / 11'3'' x 9')

Cottage style window with deep tiled sill to the side aspect. Skylight. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with the same units as the kitchen area and consisting of floor cupboards, open shelves with pull out baskets, pull out larder cupboard and broom cupboard plus eye level cabinets. Additional cupboard with the gas meter. Oak work surfaces with matching upstand and part tiled walls. Wall shelves and recess fitted with shelves. The original fireplace from the cobblers with timber surround and brick slip. Laminate flooring.


Window overlooking the rear garden fitted with plantation style shutters. Ceiling light. Wood work surface with part tiled walls. Part wood panelled walls. Coat hooks. Laminate flooring. Step up and double doors - Ceiling lights, radiator, wall mounted gas fired central heating boiler and programmer. Low level WC with dual flush facility. Marble effect work surfaces with tiled splash back and sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Part wood panelled walls. Radiator. Laminate flooring.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a split level landing. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. White panelled doors to all rooms.

Bedroom One (5.31m'' x 3.30m'' / 17'5'' x 10'10'')

Boasting a double aspect with window with secondary glazing and seat to the front and window with deep sill to the rear enjoying countryside views in the distance. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Wall shelves. Built in double wardrobe with hanging rail and overhead storage.

Bedroom Two (5.31m'' x 3.30m'' / 17'5'' x 10'10'')

Maximum measurements - Window to the front with secondary glazing and seat under and window to the rear with deep sill and partial rural views. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Power points. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with slatted shelves. Fitted wardrobe with hanging rail.

Shower Room

Window with plantation style shutters and seat to the rear with countryside views. Access to the partly boarded loft space with drop down ladder and light. Ceiling light. Wall mounted electric fan heater and chrome heated towel rail. Part tiled and part wood panelled walls. Fitted with a suite consisting of corner tiled shower cubicle, vanity style wash hand basin with mono tap and low level WC with dual flush and concealed cistern. Shaver socket and wall light. Laminate flooring.



The property is approached from the street via wrought iron gate onto a path leading to the front door. This area is paved and enclosed by old stone walls. The rear garden has been imaginatively landscaped with many areas of interest. Immediately to the back of the cottage there is a paved under cover seating area with water tap and opens out to a gravelled area with shallow flagstone steps rising to a meandering red brick path which leads to a further part of the garden. There is a pond, lawn and well stocked shrub and flower beds plus a further seating area. In addition, there is a workshop with light and power plus the old WC, which acts as storage. The bottom part of the garden is laid to gravel with paved path around beds ready for planting. There is also a shed. The whole gardens extend to about 100 feet in length and enjoy a sunny and private aspect.


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 and turn left at the Cross onto Gold Street. Proceed a short distance up the hill where the cottage will be found on the left hand side.