1 Market House, Market Place, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AS   01258 473030   | 2 The Centre, High Street, Gillingham SP8 4AB   01747 824547

High Street, Milborne Port Sherborne - £165,000 For Sale

Property Details

2 4 1
A wonderful opportunity to purchase a charming Grade II listed character cottage with two double bedrooms, offering flexible accommodation and an ideal high street location for a walk in business or subject to necessary permission, a chance to convert to a whole residence. The property is located in the heart of the desirable Somerset village of Milborne Port, which is just three miles from the historic town of Sherborne where there is a mainline train station. The village itself has an award winning Fish & Chip shop, newsagent and popular butchers. There is also a church, primary school, chemist and public house. We believe that the cottage dates to the 18th century or even earlier and has been the much loved and enjoyed home as well as a business to our seller for the last forty years. The cottage retains many character features, such as, exposed timber ceiling beams and uprights, exposed stone walls, inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam, original flagstone flooring and a delightful arched window with stone mullions in bedroom one plus the old 'Privy' in the garden that is also listed. The property also benefits from gas fired central heating and a large garden. This delightful home is in need of some renovation and general maintenance and a viewing is absolutely essential to really appreciate what is on offer and how one could make it their own.


Ground Floor

Front Reception Areas (6.38m'' x 2.82m'' / 20'11'' x 9'3'')

Plus further area measuring 10'7 maximum x 12'3'' (3.23 m x 3.73 m) Part pane glass door opens onto the current shop floor with windows with deep sills to either side and looking over the road. Ceiling lights. Exposed beams. Power points. Deep recess. Opening to inner hall and step up and opening into the:-

Conservatory (3.89m'' x 3.35m / 12'9'' x 11')

Timber and stone construction with pitched roof. Pane glass windows overlooking the rear garden and pane glass French doors opening to the rear. Fitted with shelves, work surfaces and one and half bowl sink. Power points and light. Paved floor. Some repairs necessary.

Inner Hall

Power points. Door to staircase. Opening to large under stairs storage with light. Part glazed door to the:-

Sitting Room (4.24m'' x 3.10m'' / 13'11'' x 10'2'')

Two windows into the conservatory and obscured glazed window with deep sill to one side. Ceiling lights. Exposed timbers. Exposed stone walls. Part wood panelled walls. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Television connection. Inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam and feature stove. Flagstone flooring. Panelled door to the:-

Dining Room (2.54m'' x 2.51m'' / 8'4'' x 8'3'')

Part glazed door to the outside (currently sealed) and window overlooking the side sun terrace. Skylight. Ceiling light. Exposed stone wall. Wall mounted gas combi boiler. Radiator. Power points. Ceramic tiled floor. Opening to the:-

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (4.34m'' x 2.64m'' / 14'3'' x 8'8'')

Dual aspect with window to the side overlooking the sun terrace and window overlooking the rear garden. Pane glass door to the outside. Part vaulted roof with exposed feature ceiling beam. Ceiling lights. Fitted with a range of kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers and eye level cupboards plus larder style cupboard with shelves. Plenty of work surfaces. Part tiled walls. One and half bowl stainless steel sink with mono tap. Space for fridge/freezer. Space for slot in cooker. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and a dishwasher. Ceramic tiled floor.

First Floor


Window to side with deep stone sill. Exposed ceiling beams and timber uprights. Exposed stone walls. Ceiling light. Power points. Large store cupboard. Doors to all rooms.

Bedroom One (4.04m'' x 3.20m'' / 13'3'' x 10'6'')

Dual aspect with window to the front and arched window with stone mullion to side aspect. Ceiling and wall lights. Exposed beams. Exposed stone walls. Radiator. Power, telephone and television points. Victorian style fireplace with Bressumer beam.

Bedroom Two (3.33m'' x 3.33m'' / 10'11'' x 10'11'')

Maximum measurements. Window with seat below to the front. Radiator. Power points. Television connection.


Window overlooking the rear garden. Access to loft space. Ceiling light. Shaver point. Suite comprising - bath with mixer tap and telephone shower attachment plus electric shower over, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Vinyl flooring.



The garden lies to the rear of the property and is mainly laid to lawn with two sun terraces, one to the side of the cottage and one to the rear. The lawn is bordered by old stone walling retaining shrub and flower beds plus there is also the footprint for a pond. There is also the old privy. At the bottom of the garden there is a large storage shed.


From Henstridge

Leave Henstridge via the A30 heading towards Sherborne. On arriving in the village of Milborne Port the property will be found on the left hand side, opposite the Tippling Philosopher.