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Bishops Caundle, Sherborne - £325,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A fabulous chance to purchase a charming detached cottage offering flexible accommodation with two/three double bedrooms, presented for sale with the bonus of no onward chain, enjoying a slightly elevated position with countryside views and just a short stroll to the village's amenities. We believe that the cottage dates to the 18th century and over the last three and half years has been a much cherished and enjoyed home to our seller as well as a successful rental property. During the time of ownership, the rear and ridge of the roof has been re-thatched, new oil tank and boiler installed as well as new kitchen flooring and work surfaces have been fitted. This delightful cottage retains a wealth of character features, which include exposed stone wall and feature ceiling beams, fireplace with Bressumer beam and multi-fuel burner, deep window sills and cottage style pane glass windows. The property offers a bright and roomy interior with some low ceilings and an easy to use layout. This wonderful cottage makes a great full time home, bolt hole from a hectic city life or an ideal holiday let or long term rental. A viewing is strongly recommended to fully appreciate what the property has to offer as well as the location in the small village of Bishops Caundle, which lies in between Sherborne and Sturminster Newton. The village itself is well catered for with a village shop and hall, petrol station, primary school, public house and an ancient church dating back to the 14th Century.


Ground Floor


Part glazed door opens into a useful porch with windows to the front and sides, pitched roof and glazed door to the:-

Sitting Room (3.20m'' x 3.73m'' / 10'6'' x 12'3'')

Window overlooking the front garden and old window recess to the rear. Exposed painted ceiling beams. Wall lights and uplighters. Radiator. Power, telephone and television points. Stone fireplace with Bressumer beam and multi-fuel burner. Latch door to bedroom three/study and opens to the:-

Dining Area (3.28m'' x 2.26m'' / 10'9'' x 7'5'')

Window with deep sill and view over the front garden and countryside opposite. Exposed ceiling beams. Wall lights. Eye level cupboard housing the electrical consumer unit and meter. Radiator. Power points. Stairs rising to the first floor with storage cupboard under and latch door to the:-

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (3.20m'' x 3.66m / 10'6'' x 12')

Window overlooking the front garden. Recessed ceiling lights. Exposed feature ceiling beams and exposed stone wall. Radiator. Power points. Oil fired central heating boiler. Fitted with a range of modern kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, separate drawer unit and eye level cupboards. Good amount of work surfaces. Part tiled walls Stainless steel sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Built in electric double oven and ceramic hob with extractor hood above. Space for under counter appliances. Tiled floor. Part pane glass to the front garden.

Bedroom Three/Study (3.58m'' x 2.36m'' / 11'9'' x 7'9'')

Window to the side. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Radiator. Power, television and telephone points.

First Floor


Stairs rise and curve up to a galleried landing. Exposed timbers. Smoke detector. Uplighters. Power points. Exposed floorboards. Latch doors to all rooms.

Bedroom One (3.25m'' x 3.89m'' / 10'8'' x 12'9'')

Window with outlook over the front garden and partial rural views in the distance. Exposed timbers. Uplighters. Radiator. Power and television points.

Bedroom Two (3.25m'' x 3.68m'' / 10'8'' x 12'1'')

Window with deep sill to the front with partial country views. Uplighters. Radiator. Power and television points.


Low level obscured glazed window to the front elevation. Exposed timbers. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Shaver socket. Fitted with a suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, low level WC with dual flush facility and bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, folding screen and full height tiling to the surrounding walls. Part wood panelled walls. Exposed floorboards.


Parking and Gardens

The property is accessed from the road onto a tarmacadam drive leading up to the cottage's drive, which lies to the rear and provides tandem parking for about three cars. It is possible to park two cars without blocking either in. There is access to the front of the property from both side. To one side there is a timber gate whilst the other is open - to this side there is a timber shed and the oil tank. The garden lies to the front of the cottage with a gravelled seating area. There is a large lawn divided from the seating area by sleepers and bordered by well stocked shrub and flower beds. Steps lead down to a gate opening to the pavement. Further shallow steps rise to another lawn where there is an ornamental pond. The garden is enclosed in part by stone walls and timber hurdles and is of a good size, enjoying countryside views and a south easterly aspect.


Leave Sturminster heading towards Sherborne on the A357. Continue left onto the A3030 to King Stag/Dorchester. Continue until Bishops Caundle where the property will be found on the right hand side. Postcode DT9 5ND