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Bleax Close, East Orchard, Shaftesbury - £375,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A rare chance to purchase a far reaching view over Dorset's rolling countryside and a delightful versatile three bedroom semi detached family home sitting in grounds of just under quarter of an acre and enjoying a rural but not isolated location. The property is situated in the pretty village of East Orchard, boasting views towards Duncliffe Wood and Alfred's Tower at Stourhead in the distance. We believe that the property dates to the 1950s and has been a much loved and enjoyed home to our seller for the last eight years. During this time it has been well maintained and offers interchangeable reception room usage, well balanced room sizes and a bright comfortable interior. There is scope to enhance, in due course and mark it to one's own taste as well as potential to extend to the side - subject to the necessary permission. This lovely home benefits from uPVC double glazing throughout , private sewage system and oil fired central heating. It is vital to view this home to really appreciate its potential and its fabulous location, which is midway between Sturminster Newton and Shaftesbury and two miles from Fontmell Magna, which has a village hall, church, primary school, doctors surgery, public house, which serves food and local store with cafe.


Ground Floor

Porch and Entrance Hall

Part glazed door to the side opens into a good sized porch with diamond shaped glass pane to the front and opens to the hall. Ceiling lights. Radiator. Power points. Stairs rising to the first floor and white panelled doors to the sitting and dining room, which are interchangeable.

Sitting Room (4.55m'' x 3.63m'' / 14'11'' x 11'11'')

L shaped - Maximum measurements - Two windows overlooking the garden to the side and window overlooking the frontage. Ceiling lights. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Fireplace with timber beam, slate hearth and wood burner. Feature arched recess. Panelled doo to the side lobby and arch to the kitchen.

Dining Room (4.57m x 3.23m'' / 15' x 10'7'')

Boasting a double aspect with window to the front and rear, which has views over the garden to open countryside. Uplighters. Radiator. Power and television points. Old fireplace recess with floor cupboard and shelves to one side of the chimney breast. Door to the:-

Kitchen (3.61m'' x 3.30m'' / 11'10'' x 10'10'')

Slightly L shaped - maximum measurements - Two windows to the rear boasting fabulous far reaching views over the countryside. Recessed ceiling lights. Power points. Fitted with a range of floor and eye level cupboards. Good amount of work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Space for a fridge/freezer and for a cooker. Door to the under stairs storage cupboard. Wood effect vinyl flooring.

Side Lobby

Part glazed door opening to the side garden. Recess with space and plumbing for a washing machine. White panelled door to the:-

Wet Room

Window to the rear with views over the open countryside. Recessed ceiling lights. Wall mounted electric. Power points. Space for a tumble dryer. Oil fired central heating programmer. Chrome heated towel rail. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled sill and mirror fronted bathroom cabinet over. Low level WC with dual flush facility. Walk in shower area with rainfall shower head. Tiled floor.

First Floor


Ceiling light. Access to the loft space.

Bedroom One (4.57m x 3.18m'' / 15' x 10'5'')

Window to the front with partial rural view. Access to the loft space. Ceiling lights. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. Open wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf.

Bedroom Two (2.84m'' x 3.66m / 9'4'' x 12')

Window to the side with views over fields. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Open wardrobe with hanging rail.

Bedroom Three (1.91m'' x 3.28m'' / 6'3'' x 10'9'')

Window to the rear enjoying far reaching views over open countryside. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power and television points.


Window to the side with countryside view. Ceiling light. Radiator. Fitted with a modern suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin, bath with electric shower over and low level WC. Wall mounted mirror fronted bathroom cabinet. Vinyl flooring.


Parking and Garden

The property is access from the road via a five bar timber gate into a drive with space to park about four cars and leads to the good sized car port. The garden is enclosed by post and rail from the drive and mature hedgerow to the field side. The gardens lie to the side and rear - laid to lawn with a gravelled area immediately to the side of the house ( where there is enough space for an extension - subject to permission.). At the bottom of the garden there is a section off area for fires/composting and at the top there is a garden shed. The whole plot extends to just under half an acre benefiting from a sunny and private aspect, providing a haven for wildlife and a lookout for bird watching.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

At the traffic lights turn onto Old Market Hill. Turn left at the next set of lights heading towards Shaftesbury. Continue through the village of Manston, passing the Plough heading towards Shaftesbury. Bear to the left where there is a right turn to Fontmell Magna and Hartgrove. Just after the bend on the left hand side is a lay by. Turn into the layby and park up. The property will be found at the far end of the layby.