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Church Lane, Belchalwell, Blandford Forum - £550,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A delightful detached cottage with three double bedrooms, offered for sale with no onward chain and enjoying a tucked away position in the small village of Belchalwell, which boasts the 15th century church dedicated to St Aldhelm, the first bishop of Sherborne. The village is about two and half miles from the market town of Sturminster Newton and two miles to the pretty village of Okeford Fitzpaine where there is a shop/post office, public house, church and primary school. We believe that the original part of the cottage dates to the 1800s, when it formed two cottages and has benefited from further additions over the last thirty six years that has transformed it in to a spacious home with more than 2000 sq feet (205 sq m) usable space. The extension has created a large main bedroom, which still has scope to further develop with en-suite potential, a good sized utility with cloakroom and a workshop that could be converted to a garage. A large conservatory has also been added, which enjoys an outlook over the garden and would be the main hub of the cottage. The property has double glazed windows and oil fired central heating plus septic tank drainage. This lovely home must be viewed to truly appreciate what it has to offer as well as to experience the ambiance and its' private and tranquil location in the shadow of the church.


Ground Floor

Entrance/Boot Room

The property is approached from the gravelled drive via sliding doors into a useful entrance and combined boot room. Part glazed roof. Ceiling light. Tiled floor. Door to the side and doors to the utility and to the:-

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (4.22m'' x 4.60m'' / 13'10'' x 15'1'')

Measurement to front of larders. Cottage style window with tiled sill overlooking the rear garden. Tongue and groove ceiling with recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Power and television points. Old brick fireplace with timber mantel and housing the oil fired central heating boiler. Fitted with a range of wood effect kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, separate drawer units and eye level cupboards with counter lighting under. Generous amount of wood work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Butler style sink with swan neck mixer tap and cupboard under. Fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine included. Built in eye level double electric oven with cupboard above and drawer under. Ceramic hob with extractor hood over. Two built in larder cupboard fitted with shelves and light. Tiled floor. Shallow step down to the:-

Inner Hall

Window to the drive side. Ceiling light. Radiator. Coat hooks. Window and door to the:-

Sitting/Dining Room (3.91m'' x 7.24m'' / 12'10'' x 23'9'')

Boasting a double aspect with window with tiled sill to the side and two windows with deep tiled sills to the rear. Radiators, Power and television points. Two brick fireplaces - one with wood burner the other as an open fire. A variety of wall shelves and storage cupboard. Ridged wood effect flooring. Stairs rising to the first floor with cupboard under and original style cottage door to the rear opening to the:-

Conservatory (3.35m x 5.18m / 11' x 17')

Of uPVC double glazed construction with dwarf wall and pitched roof. Windows to the sides and rear plus double doors opening to the rear garden. Wall lights. Radiator. Power and television points. Tiled floor.

Utility and Cloakroom

Window into the boot room and to the kitchen/breakfast room. Ceiling light. Power points. Butler style sink with swan neck mixer tap. Storage cupboard. Tiled floor. Door to the workshop and to the:-
Cloakroom - Window to the rear. Ceiling light. Low level WC. Wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a split level landing with window overlooking the drive on the first part plus ceiling light, smoke detector, radiator and power point plus doors to bedroom two and three. Steps rise to the other part of the landing with window overlooking the rear garden and radiator, power point plus large airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with shelves. Door to the wet room and to the:-

Dressing Area/Office (3.68m'' x 4.62m'' / 12'1'' x 15'2'')

Maximum measurements - L shaped. Window to the front with partial rural outlook. Ceiling light. Wall shelves. Built in triple wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves. Freestanding triple mirror fronted wardrobe. Wood effect flooring. Latch door to:-

Bedroom One (5.97m'' x 5.82m'' / 19'7'' x 19'1'')

Window to the side with field view and to the rear overlooking the garden. Ceiling lights. Two radiators. Built in wardrobes and storage cupboards. Wood effect flooring.

Bedroom Two (2.87m'' x 4.09m'' / 9'5'' x 13'5'')

Maximum measurements - Two windows overlooking the rear garden with view of the church. Ceiling light. Access to the loft space. Radiator. Power points. Fitted cupboard with hanging rail. Ridge wood effect flooring.

Bedroom Three (3.00m'' x 3.12m'' / 9'10'' x 10'3'')

Maximum measurements - Enjoying a double outlook with deep silled window to the side benefiting from a partial rural view and overlooking the rear garden and church in the distance. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Old brick fireplace with tiled mantle and hearth. Ridged wood effect flooring.

Wet Room

Window to the rear aspect. Ceiling light. Access to the loft space. Radiator. Fitted with a low level dual flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower area with electric shower and seat. Part tiled walls. Vinyl flooring.


Workshop (6.12m'' x 3.51m'' / 20'1'' x 11'6'')

From the front a part glazed door with matching windows to either side open into the workshop. Window and door to the rear. Light and power. Butler style sink. Fitted with shelves and a large storage cupboard. Tiled floor.

Parking and Gardens

The drive leads up to the cottage where there is parking, a timber shed, the oil tank and access to the property. Also from here a path leads to the rear garden, which is in need of a little management. There is large paved sun terrace behind, which is the old chicken coop plus a further area of the garden. A lawn is edged by shrubs and flowers and raised planters in front of the conservatory offer a great spot to grow herbs or vegetables. To the side of the cottage there is an ornamental pond, gate to the drive and to the lane.
NB The property owns the drive with the farmer having right to access the field.


From Sturminster Newton

Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street. At the traffic lights proceed over the bridge and turn left. Continue along the A357 for about three miles and take the turning on the right - signposted Okeford Fitzpaine. Continue through the village and turn right, signposted Belchallwell. Stay on this road and take a right turn to the church. The property is the first gravelled drive on the left hand side. Postcode DT11 0EH