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Rivers Corner, Sturminster Newton - £485,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A pretty brick and stone character cottage with three/four double bedrooms, enjoying a quiet position on the fringe of the town and boasting rural views. The original part of the cottage dates to the 1800s with a thatched roof, whilst the extension with tiled roof dates to the 1970s. This charming cottage has been a loved and enjoyed home to our seller for about three and half years. During this time it has been extremely well maintained and improved with new soft close Shaker style kitchen units and solid wood work surfaces, new LPG combination heating boiler and new uPVC windows and doors. The property also benefits from replacement guttering, a new electrical consumer unit and LED lighting plus a new shower cubicle. The smoke detectors in thatched loft, landing, sitting room and dining room area are connected to the monitored alarm. The cottage retains many character features, such as a delightful thatched storm porch, deep window sills and window seat, exposed painted timbers and floorboards. There is also an original window and an old sleeper in the kitchen area, which might be from where the cottage derived its name. The cottage offers flexible accommodation, which must be viewed to see how it would meet the needs of many potential buyers. An early viewing is strongly recommended to avoid missing out on the chance to own this lovely home.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Part glazed front door opens to the hall. Recessed ceiling light. Wall cupboard housing the electrical consumer unit. Stairs rising to the first floor and door to the sitting room and to the:-

Reception Room (4.19m'' x 2.92m'' / 13'9'' x 9'7'')

Maximum measurements - A flexible room with many uses - Study/Family Room/Bedroom Four. Window to the side overlooking the garden. Smoke detector. Wall light. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Exposed floorboards.

Sitting Room (4.22m'' x3.45m'' / 13'10'' x11'4'')

Measurement excludes under stairs recess. Cottage style window with seat under overlooking the garden to the front. Smoke detector. Exposed painted timbers. Wall lights. Radiator. Power and television points. Built in book case. Door to the under stairs cupboard. Door to the kitchen/dining room.

Dining Area (3.15m'' x 3.02m'' / 10'4'' x 9'11'')

Double doors opening to the side and the garden. Smoke detector. Wall lights. Radiator. Power points. Solid wood breakfast bar. The original cottage window looking into part of the kitchen.

Kitchen Area (5.31m'' x 2.59m'''' / 17'5'' x 8'6'''')

Slightly L shaped space. Window to the rear. Ceiling light. Timber beam (sleeper). High level storage cupboard. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of Shaker style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers, separate drawer unit, larder style pull out cupboard, bottle rack and eye level cupboards with counter lighting under. Generous amount of solid wood work surfaces. Part wood panelled walls. Butler style sink with swan neck mixer tap and storage cupboard under. Integrated dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer. Space for a range style cooker with extractor hood over (range available by negotiation). Tiled floor. Door to the:-


Window to the rear. Ceiling light. Access to a loft space. Smoke detector. Radiator. Power points. Coat hooks. Solid wood work surface with floor cupboard under plus space and plumbing for a washing machine and for a tumble dryer. Tiled floor. Stable door to the side and garden and door to the:-


Obscured glazed window to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. Part wood panelled walls. Low level WC . Wall mounted LPG fired combination boiler. Tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a split level landing. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Access to a large and boarded loft space. Built in storage cupboard.

Bedroom One (3.40m'' x 3.48m'' / 11'2'' x 11'5'')

Window with deep sill overlooking the front garden and countryside. Smoke detector. Wall lights. Radiator. Over stairs storage cupboard fitted with shelves. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves.

Bedroom Two (4.45m'' x 2.84m'' / 14'7'' x 9'4'')

Enjoying a double outlook with window with deep sill to the front and window to the side overlooking the garden. Smoke detector. Wall lights. Radiator. Power and television points.

Bedroom Three (3.05m x 3.23m'' / 10' x 10'7'')

Window to the rear with countryside views. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Radiator. Power points. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf.


Window to the rear. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Part wood panelled walls. Fitted with a suite consisting of tiled shower cubicle with electric shower, bath with mixer tap and telephone style shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Vinyl flooring.


Garage and Parking (4.95m'' x 4.75m'' / 16'3'' x 15'7'')

There is a double garage with up and over door, light and power. Window to the side and door to the opposite side opening to the garden. There is parking for one car in front of the garage with a further space to the side.


The garden lies mostly to the side of the cottage and is laid to lawn with beds planted with a variety of shrub and flowers plus a beautiful lilac tree tree, plum and apple trees. There is also a decked seating area, outside tap and light. The garden is of a good size and enjoys a southerly aspect with a high degree of privacy.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave the town via Bridge Street at the traffic lights continue over the bridge and turn right onto the A357 heading towards Sherborne. Take the next turning left into Glue Hill, signposted Hazelbury Bryan. Continue to Rivers Corner where the property will be found on the right hand side, just before a left hand bend.