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Church Lane, Todber, Sturminster Newton - £625,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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Sitting in about half an acre, surrounded by countryside, is this delightful detached chalet style home offering well balanced accommodation with three double sized bedrooms, enjoying a rural but not isolated location in the small village of Todber. The village lies in the heart of the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside and is between the Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton - both about five miles away. For day to day facilities, the well served village of Marnhull is one and half miles away and the property also falls within the catchment area for the highly rated Gillingham School. The property was built in the 1950s and has been a very much loved and enjoyed home to our sellers for the last eight years. During this time it has been transformed into a more user friendly family home with multi functional rooms that will certainly meet the needs of many house hunters. The property has benefited from a front extension that has enlarged the entrance hall and created a garden room and main bedroom whist to the rear a large breakfast room has been added, which could also act as the main dining room to allow the current dining rom to become the ground floor bedroom, if needed. Outside, a triple garage/workshop was built and a further workshop added. The property benefits from double glazing and electric heating. An excellent home for those seeking a rural life with plenty of space to grow your own vegetables and still room for children and pets to let off steam.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Timber front door with inset stain glass pane opens into a welcoming entrance hall. Recessed ceiling lights. Smoke detector. Economy electric heater. Power point. Engineered oak flooring. Stairs rising to the first floor with recess under and potential for double sided fire place with tiled hearth. Opening and step down into the garden room, oak veneered doors to the cloakroom, kitchen and dining room and double glass doors opening into the:-

Sitting Room (5.61m'' x 4.50m'' / 18'5'' x 14'9'')

Maximum measurements - Boasting a double outlook with windows to the front and side - both enjoying views. Recessed ceiling lights. Economy 7 electric heater. Power points. Polished stone fireplace with log effect bottled gas fire. Built in tall cupboards with shelves, drawers and open display shelves. Engineered oak flooring.

Dining Room (5.41m'' x 3.96m / 17'9'' x 13')

Boasting a triple aspect with window into the garden room and to the side plus double doors opening out to the rear paved seating area. Recessed ceiling lights. Economy 7 electric heater. Power and telephone points. Potential for a double sided fireplace with burner. Engineered oak flooring.

Garden Room (2.95m'' x 4.62m'' / 9'8'' x 15'2'')

Enjoying an outlook over the southerly facing front garden and countryside. Window to the side aspect and two sets of part glazed double doors with windows to either side open to a raised sun terrace. Two velux windows to the front. Ceiling and wall lights. Economy 7 electric heater. Power points. Part wood panelled walls. Todber stone tiled floor. Window into the dining room.

Kitchen (3.05m x 5.66m'' / 10' x 18'7'')

Maximum measurements - Window and part glazed stable door to the side. Recessed ceiling lights. Economy 7 electric heater. Power points. Fitted with a country style kitchen consisting of floor cupboards with drawers, deep pan drawers and further drawers with cutlery and deep pan drawer, pull out larder rack and eye level cupboards and plate rack. Dresser style unit with cupboards, drawers and shelves. Good amount of wood effect work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Ceramic sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Space for a fridge/freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Bottled gas hob with extractor hood over. Built in double electric oven with storage cupboard under and built in microwave with storage cupboard above and below. Double doors to walk in pantry - window to the side, fitted with power points, light and shelves and housing the electrics. Stone tiled floor. Opening from the kitchen to the:-

Breakfast Area (2.92m'' x 4.62m'' / 9'7'' x 15'2'')

Vaulted ceiling with recessed ceiling lights and velux windows to either side. Window to the side and overlooking the rear garden plus double doors to the side opening to the rear seating area. Economy 7 electric heater. Power points. Television connection. Open floor level shelves and breakfast bar area. Stone tiled floor.


Obscured glazed window to the rear elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Work surface with tiled splash back and inset sink with swan neck mixer tap plus floor cupboard under and space and plumbing for a washing machine and for a tumble dryer. Low level WC with dual flush facility. Wall mounted bathroom cabinet. Tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise to the landing. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Access to the eaves storage. Power points. Doors to all rooms.

Bedroom One (3.25m'' x 3.94m'' / 10'8'' x 12'11'')

Measurement excludes the entrance hall - Long entrance hall with fitted wardrobes with hanging rails. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with shelves. Main part of the bedroom with large skylight to the side with views towards Marnhull and view of the church tower and window to the front with view over the garden to countryside, Ceiling light. Wall mounted panel heater. Power points. Door to the:-

En-Suite Shower Room

Obscured glazed velux window to the side. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Walk in tiled shower cubicle. Useful shelved recess. Vanity style wash hand basin with mixer tap and mirror over. Low level WC with dual flush facility and concealed cistern.

Bedroom Two (3.23m'' x 3.94m'' / 10'7'' x 12'11'')

Maximum measurements - Window to the side with view over fields to Marnhull and the church. Ceiling light. Wall mounted electric heater. Power and television points. Built in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelves. Access to the eaves on either side of the room.

Bedroom Three (3.18m'' x 2.95m'' / 10'5'' x 9'8'')

measurement excludes the entrance. Window to the side with view over fields. Power and television points. Access to the eaves.

Shower Room

Velux window to the front with deep sill. Ceiling light. Access to the loft space. Fitted with a corner tiled shower cubicle, low level WC with dual flush facility and concealed cistern plus vanity style wash hand basin with with mono tap. Work surface with tiled splash back and cupboards and drawers under. Chrome heated towel rail.


The Outbuildings

There is a combined timber clad single garage and workshop with electric up and over door plus window and personal door to front - fitted with light and power. There is a further single garage attached with up and over door and store to side. Single garage and Workshop - 4.75 m x 6.30 m (15'7'' x 20'8'') - Attached single - 4.75 m x 2.69 m (15'7'' x 8'10'')
There is a further timber workshop - 5.28 m x 5.21 m (17'4'' x 17'1) with greenhouse attached to the front.

The Garden

The property is approached from the lane via double timber gates opening to a long drive that leads up to the garages/workshop and providing parking or many cars. There is an initial front garden that is laid to lawn to either side of the drive with further lawn lying in between the garage and the house. To one side a path leads to a covered area and the workshop and access from both sides of the house to the rear garden. This again is left to lawn with a vegetable area ready for planting. The whole plot extends to around half an acre offering a blank canvas to landscape to one's own design. The property boasts a high degree of privacy and a southerly aspect to the front.


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 Stour Row and Shaftesbury. The property is the first one on the left hand side.