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

Culvers, Gillingham - £550,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A wonderful chance to purchase a semi detached cottage offering flexible accommodation, enjoying a rural but not isolated lane side position on the outskirts of Gillingham, set in 0.4 acres of ground and presented to the market with the bonus of no onward chain. The original part of the property is believed to have been built in the 1890s with the single storey being added in the 1980s, which benefits from its own front door. This lovely property has been the much loved home to our seller for the last four years. During this time it has been very well maintained and improved by extending the kitchen into the pantry, new soft closing kitchen units have been fitted as well as replacement bathroom suite on the ground floor and new gas (tanked) boiler and hot water cylinder installed. In addition, all the flooring was replaced. There is also planning permission for two windows to be installed to the lane side, which will take in the view of the beautiful countryside. These windows are already manufactured and are available for the new owner to install. The cottage retains many character features, which include high ceilings, lovely arches over the windows and doors, fireplaces and the original cast iron Victorian fireplaces. The property offers multi-functional rooms that would lend itself easily for a self contained annexe, additional bedrooms, work from home space or reception rooms. A viewing is absolutely vital to truly appreciate how this home will satisfy many buyers' needs - from those looking for taste of self sufficiency and the 'Good Life' to those seeking a country life yet with easy access to amenities. The town centre and mainline train station are just two miles away and a local shop is about twenty minutes walk over the fields.


Ground Floor

Porch and Hall

Main front door is located to the side and opens into a useful porch with exposed brick walls and original style door opening into the entrance hall. Decorative porcelain chandelier. Smoke detector. Radiator. Coat hooks. Engineered oak flooring. Stairs rising to the half landing with window overlooking the lane and countryside. Original style panelled doors to utility/WC, dining room and to the:-

Sitting Room (3.43m'' x 4.80m'' / 11'3'' x 15'9'')

Two windows to the side with deep sills. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. Fireplace with timber mantel, brick slip and multi burner plus shelves to one side of the chimney breast. Engineered oak flooring.

Dining Room (4.62m'' x 2.77m'' / 15'2'' x 9'1'')

Window to the side with deep sill, overlooking the courtyard. Ceiling light with decorative rose. Radiator. Central heating thermostat. Power and telephone points. Fireplace with timber mantel and quarry tiled hearth. Engineered oak flooring. Double doors opening to the:-

Kitchen (4.60m'' x 2.67m'' / 15'1'' x 8'9'')

Window with deep sill and further window both enjoying a view over the gardens and fields. Ceiling lights. Partly exposed painted stone wall. Radiator. Power points. Central heating programmer. Wall cupboard housing the gas central heating boiler ( tanked gas). Fitted with a range of modern, sleek finished, soft closing kitchen units, separate drawer unit and larder style cupboard with shelves. Generous amount of work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Stainless steel sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher. Space for a fridge/freezer. Built in eye level electric oven with storage below. Electric hob. Terracotta tiled floor. Original style door to the lobby/annexe entrance.


Obscured glazed window with deep sill to the side elevation. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Wall mounted electrical consumer unit. Heated towel rail. Low level WC with dual flush facility. Fitted with eye level cupboards, work surface with tiled splash back and stainless steel sink and drainer plus floor cupboard. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. Slate effect flooring.

Lobby/Annexe Entrance

Access to the loft space. Coat hooks. Wall light. Door to the porch with full height window and door to the courtyard. Terracotta tiled floor. Main electrical consumer unit. Door to the:-

Breakfast Room/Annexe Kitchen (3.56m'' x 4.06m'' / 11'8'' x 13'4'')

Part glazed door to the rear garden and window with view over the rear garden and adjoining fields. Window with view to the front over the courtyard. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Built in cupboard with shelves. Exposed painted stone wall with old window recess fitted with shelves. Terracotta tiled floor. Door to the:-


Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Power point. Engineered oak flooring. Doors to all rooms.

Bedroom/Sitting Room/Study (3.00m'' x 4.22m'' / 9'10'' x 13'10'')

Enjoying a double outlook with window to the front and to the side overlooking the courtyard. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Oak flooring.

Bedroom/Study (3.56m'' x 3.20m'' / 11'8'' x 10'6'')

Window with view over the rear garden and fields beyond. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.


Obscured glazed window with tiled sill to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. Combination radiator and heated towel rail. Fitted with a modern suite consisting of low level WC with dual flush facility, vanity style wash hand basin with mono tap and mirror fronted bathroom cabinet over and P shaped bath with mixer tap and shower attached plus full height tiling to the surrounding walls and shower screen. Laminate tiled floor.

First Floor


An open staircase rises to a half landing with window overlooking the lane and returns to main landing with window to the front overlooking open countryside. Ceiling light. Part wood panelled walls. Access to the insulated loft space. Original style panelled doors to the bathroom, bedroom two and step down to door opening to:-

Bedroom One (4.88m x 3.61m'' / 16' x 11'10'')

Window to the side with seat under and views of countryside. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. An original Victorian style fireplace.

Bedroom Two (4.60m'' x 2.92m'' / 15'1'' x 9'7'')

Maximum measurement - Window overlooking the courtyard to the side and enjoying rural views. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beam. Radiator. Power points. An original Victorian fireplace with display alcove to one side.


Window to the landing and electrically controlled skylight to the side. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Combined radiator and heated towel rail. Fitted with a modern suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin. low level WC and P shaped bath with mixer tap and telephone style shower attachment. Part panelled walls. Useful shelf. Wall mounted mirror fronted bathroom cabinet. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with overhead storage cupboard. Vinyl flooring.


Double Garage and Parking (4.93m'' x 5.54m'' / 16'2'' x 18'2'')

The property is accessed from the lane via double gates that open on a drive with space to park about four cars and leads to the garage. This is timber clad and divided into two garages by a concrete wall with an opening between the two. Both have double timber doors with the left one also have a personal door to the rear and is fitted with a work bench - both part have light and power (4.93m x 2.69m - 16'2'' x 8'10'' left hand and 4.93m x 2.87m - 16'2'' x 9'5'' right hand).

Formal Garden

The formal garden lies to the side of the cottage and is divided from the drive by a picket fence with gates top and bottom. A path runs from the bottom gate along the lawn and down a shot flight of steps to the brick paved courtyard to the front of the cottage, which has a wrought iron gate to the lane. The rear garden is laid to lawn with a raised paved seating area, enough space for a work from home cabin and the site of the gas tank. The garden is a blank canvas to landscape to one's own choice.
The property shares a septic tank with the adjoining cottage and is located in that cottage's grounds.

Productive Garden

The productive garden lies to the rear of the formal garden and remain agricultural in nature providing space for vegetables, berry bushes and fruit trees. There is a poly tunnel, potting greenhouse, further greenhouse and two timber sheds. This area is enclosed by post and wire fencing. An ideal chance for a taste of self sufficiency and the 'Good life'.


From the Gillingham Office

Proceed down the High Street bearing right into Queen's Street. At the junction with Le Neubourg Way turn left and proceed to the traffic lights. Turn right onto Wyke Street and then Wyke Road. Go past Wyke Hall on the right hand side and take the next turning left onto Dry Lane. On the bend bear left and follow this road for a short distance. The cottage will be found on the right hand side.