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Shepherds Hill, Buckhorn Weston, Gillingham - £395,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A charming detached character cottage offering adaptable accommodation with three bedrooms and enjoying a tranquil village location with views over the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside. We believe that the cottage pre-dates 1837 and was once a farm workers home. The property has been owned by our sellers for the last eight years, during this time it has been exceptionally well maintained and improved with new soft closing country style kitchen units, replacement bathroom suite and landscaping to the garden plus redecoration. The cottage also benefits from uPVC double glazing and LPG central heating. This lovely home must be viewed to really appreciate what is on offer as well as its environment, which is on the edge of this peaceful village where the clip clop a passing horse is more often than a passing motor vehicle. The village has an active community with many events taking place in the village hall, a variety of groups and clubs, a church and public house. Gillingham is three miles away where there is a mainline train station.


Ground Floor

Porch and Hall

uPVC front door with diamond shaped glass pane opens into the porch. Windows to with side. Tongue and groove ceiling with recessed ceiling light. Tiled floor. An original style door with glass pane opens into the hall. Stairs rising to the first floor and latch doors to bedroom three/snug and to the:-

Dining Room (3.61m'' x 2.77m'' / 11'10'' x 9'1'')

Window with deep sill with outlook over the front garden. Exposed ceiling beams, timber upright and exposed stone wall. Smoke detector. Wall lights. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Fireplace with timber mantel, stone hearth and electric wood burner. Door to the under stairs cupboard fitted with hanging rail, light and shelves. Opening to the:-

Kitchen (3.63m'' / 11'11'')

Enjoying a double aspect with window to the side and front, both with deep tiled sills. Recessed ceiling lights. Exposed ceiling beams and stone wall. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of soft closing country style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, separate drawer unit with pan and cutlery drawers, open shelves and eye level cupboards and cabinets. Generous amount of work surfaces. Part tiled walls. One and half bowl sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Integrated under counter fridge and freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Built in electric double oven and ceramic hob with extractor hood over. Ceramic tiled floor. Door to the:-

Inner Hall

Larder style cupboard with shelves and eye level cupboard. LPG central heating boiler. Power points. Latch door to the shower room and to the:-

Sitting Room (3.56m'' x 7.67m'' / 11'8'' x 25'2'')

Windows overlooking the rear garden and double doors opening to the rear sun terrace. Exposed ceiling timbers and stone wall. Wall lights. Two radiators. Power and television points. Stone fireplace with timber beam and electric wood burner.

Shower Room

Window to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. Chrome heated towel rail. Low level WC. Corner tiled shower cubicle with electric shower. Pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over. Ceramic tiled floor.

Snug (3.53m'' x 3.61m'' / 11'7'' x 11'10'')

Window with deep sill overlooking the front garden. Exposed timber beams and upright. Wall lights. Radiator. Power points and television connection. Stone fireplace with Bressumer beam, flagstone hearth and electric wood burner. This room could also be used as a bedroom, if required.

First Floor


Stairs rise up to the landing with deep silled window overlooking the rear garden and countryside beyond. Exposed ceiling beams and ceiling lights. Smoke detector. Radiator. Power points. Latch doors to the bathroom and bedrooms.

Master Bedroom (3.71m'' x 3.61m'' / 12'2'' x 11'10'')

Window with deep sill looking down the lane and far reaching views over the countryside. Access to the loft space. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beams and uprights. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Television connection.

Bedroom Two (2.72m'' x 2.77m'' / 8'11'' x 9'1'')

Window to the front with deep sill and enjoying lovely rural views. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beams and stone wall. Wall shelves. Radiator. Power points. Over stairs cupboard fitted with hanging rail and shelf.


Window with deep sill overlooking the rear garden and attached field. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beams. Radiator. Modern suite consisting of low level WC with economy flush facility, pedestal wash hand basin with shelf over and bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Wall mounted bathroom cabinet. Part tiled walls. Tile effect vinyl flooring. Latch door to the:-

Bedroom Three/Study (1.93m'' x 2.82m'' / 6'4'' x 9'3'')

Window with outlook to the front enjoying some partial views. Exposed ceiling beams. Wall shelves. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.



To the rear side of the property there is a gravelled area providing parking for two cars. A timber gate from the parking opens to the rear garden.


The property is approached from the lane via a wrought iron gate opening to a paved stone path leading to the front door. The frontage is enclosed in part by stone wall and hedgerow and planted with a variety of trees and shrubs. To the side of the cottage there is a path leading to the two LPG tanks and space for the bins. The rear garden has a paved sun terrace to the back of the cottage with steps rising to the lawn. There are flower and shrub beds plus views over the attached field. The garden enjoys good privacy and a sunny aspect.


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. Bear to the right and keep on this lane until the end. Turn right, then immediately left. Continue on this lane for a while. The property will be found on the left hand side on the corner of the junction with Shepherds Hill.