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Red Lane, Todber, Sturminster Newton - £400,000 For Sale

Property Details

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An perfect chance to purchase a charming detached stone cottage in need of modernisation, presented for sale with the bonus of no onward chain and sitting in grounds of about quarter of an acre - enjoying a rural but not isolated lane side position. The original part of the cottage dates 1780 and has been the much loved and enjoyed home to our sellers for the last twenty years. The cottage offers adaptable room usage with scope to extend -planning permission has already been granted for a rear extension - Planning application No. 2/2002/0961, which was granted on appeal. This delightful home retains a wealth of character features, which include deep window sills, some exposed timbers and stone walls, part wood panelled walls and fireplaces - one with wood burning stove that is used for heating. The property also benefits from uPVC double glazing. The cottage lies in the small but popular 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 everyday facilities.


Ground Floor


Timber front door with inset glass pane opens to the property with open plan between the kitchen and dining area plus stairs with recess under separating the two areas.

Dining Area (3.56m'' x 2.44m / 11'8'' x 8')

Window with deep sill to the front. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beam. Power and telephone points. Fireplace with wood burner. Some exposed stone walls. Opening to the:-

Sitting Room (3.61m'' x 3.91m'' / 11'10'' x 12'10'')

Enjoying a double aspect with window to the side and double doors opening to the rear paved seating area. Ceiling light. Electric radiator. Power points. Television connection.

Kitchen (3.56m'' x 3.66m / 11'8'' x 12')

Window with deep sill to the front of the cottage. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beam. Power points. Recess fitted with shelves. Old fireplace with timber mantel. Work surface with stainless steel sink and floor cupboards under. Space for an electric range style cooker. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Door to the bathroom and opening to the:-

Boot Room (3.43m'' x 2.39m'' / 11'3'' x 7'10'')

Window with deep sill to the front aspect and stable door to the side. Ceiling light. Power points. Wall mounted electrics. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for a fridge/freezer. Door to the:-

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

Window to the side and double doors opening to the rear. Ceiling light. Exposed stone walls. Power points.


Two obscured glazed windows to the rear elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Open storage cupboard with shelves. Fitted with a suite consisting of large walk in tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, low level WC with dual flush facility and corner bath with wood panelled sides.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a small landing with skylight and ceiling light. Part wood panelled walls. Doors to bedroom two and to:-

Bedroom One (3.61m'' x 3.58m'' / 11'10'' x 11'9'')

Window with deep sill and boasting delightful countryside views over fields to the village of Marnhull. Ceiling light. Exposed timbers. Power points. Television connection. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Old fireplace with grate. Some exposed floorboards. Door to:-

Dressing Room (3.45m'' x 2.44m / 11'4'' x 8')

Potential for a bedroom or an en-suite. Window to the front with rural views. Ceiling light. Power points.

Bedroom Two (3.58m'' x 2.34m'' / 11'9'' x 7'8'')

Window to the front with deep sill and enjoying fabulous views over farmland to Marnhull church in the distance. Ceiling light. Power points. Television connection.



The property is accessed from the lane via double five bar gates onto a gravelled area with space to park about four cars. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn and enclosed by post and rail fencing. The total plot extends to around quarter of an acre with plenty of space to extend.


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 Child Okeford where the property will be found a short distance on the left hand side.