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Chippel Lane, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton - £850,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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Chippel Lodge is an individual four bedroom detached country home with a two double bedroom annexe set in grounds of about an acre, enjoying a quiet lane side position on the fringe of the popular and well served village of Marnhull. The original part of the property dates to the 1930s and over the course of time the property has emerged into a substantial family home offering flexible accommodation and a two double bedroom annexe with its own entrance. The property has been the very much cherished and enjoyed home to our seller for nearly fourteen years. During this time it has been extremely well maintained and improved benefiting from a few re-configurations to create better use of the internal space whilst outside a large garage with multi purpose room above has been added as well as the purchase of additional land. The property offers plenty of space for an existing or growing family and for a relative looking for independence with added support at times or providing an income from the annexe either as a full time rental or holiday let. The external space also offers flexibility with plenty of space for children and pets to let off steam, great chance for a taste of the Good Life and self sufficiency or as a first try as a small holding. Viewing is essential to see how this home will satisfy many needs.

Energy Efficiency Rating - Main House and Annexe tba - Council Tax Band - Main House and Annexe tba - Draft Details


The Property

Main House

The accommodation consists of a long, welcoming bright reception hall, sitting room with fireplace and multi fuel burner plus double doors opening out to a sheltered sun terrace, fabulous, light and spacious combined kitchen and dining room, fitted with plenty of cupboards, solid wood work surfaces, some built in appliances and an oil fired Rayburn plus a walk in pantry. There is also a utility room, bathroom and two double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms. On the first floor there is a galleried landing with walk in storage/wardrobe, bathroom and two bedrooms, the main benefiting from a balcony that enjoys a view over the grounds and the surrounding countryside.

The Annexe

The annexe accommodation is arranged over three levels and consists of entrance hall, open plan living space with bi-folding doors opening out to the garden and kitchen area fitted with plenty of cupboards and some built in appliances, there is a utility room and a useful store room, on the next level there is a double bedroom and shower room, which also connects to the reception hall of the main house. On the first floor there is the main bedroom with en-suite bathroom, walk in wardrobe and balcony.


Garage and Parking

The property is approached from the lane onto good sized parking area with space for about 7 cars and leads up to the garage. This benefits from electric up and over door, light and power plus a personal door to the side. Steps lead up to the first floor, which offers flexible usage from work from home space to a gym. A little further along the lane there is another gate with access to the old garages and parking for three more cars.

The Grounds

The grounds consist of about a third of an acre formal garden and 0.7 of an acre remaining agricultural. The agricultural land is mostly enclosed by post and rail fencing and laid to pasture, whilst the formal gardens lie to the side of the main house and is laid to lawn. There is a range of outbuilding, which could be used or knocked down to re-build to one's own needs.

The Location


The property lies on the outskirts of Marnhull, which is approximately three miles to the north of the market town of Sturminster Newton and lies in the Blackmore Vale in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is one of the largest in Dorset with a population of about 2000. It has an active community with many events taking place at the village hall and recreational grounds and a variety of friendly and thriving clubs and societies. There is a post office, two general stores, hairdressers, chemist and doctors surgery. There are three churches and two public houses and a highly rated primary school. Further facilities can be found at Shaftesbury and Gillingham which are approximately six miles away with Gillingham benefiting from a mainline train station, serving London Waterloo and the West Country.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave Sturminster via Bath Road heading towards Gillingham. Before entering the village take a left turn on the right hand bend into Chippel Lane (next turning after Carraway Lane), where the property will be found on the left hand side.