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Turnworth, Blandford Forum - £425,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A rare opportunity to purchase a charismatic semi detached cottage offering flexible room usage with two to three double bedrooms and ideally placed in the small and tranquil village of Turnworth. The village lies at the foot of Okeford Hill, in a rural but not remote location in between the villages of Winterborne Stickland and Okeford Fitzpaine both of which cater for everyday needs. The main town of Blandford Forum is just four miles away. This charming cottage oozes character and has been exceptionally well cared for and improved by the current sellers over their three years of ownership as well as being a much cherished and enjoyed home to them. A great deal of time and effort has been spent to create a home that reflects the essence of the cottage with replacement uPVC windows in a traditional style, timber floorboards have been exposed and treated in the sitting room and finishing touches made to the staircase rising to the 'Crows Nest'. The property has also benefited from new pressurised hot water cylinder that can hold 250 litres of water and is very economical to run, new integrated kitchen appliances installed, solid wood work surfaces and oak skirting have been fitted plus a new roll top bath and shower cubicle installed as well as new Italian tiles in the bathroom. The cottage has also been sympathetically re-decorated. Outside, a new drive has been laid and the garden has been attractively landscaped. This beautiful home is a perfect main residence or a great bolt hole from a hectic working week. The cottage must be viewed to really appreciate how special it is and to experience its ambiance. An early viewing is vital to avoid missing out on the chance to own this gem.


Ground Floor

Kitchen/Dining Room (4.88m x 4.01m'' / 16' x 13'2'')

Maximum measurements - A Pane glass timber door from the porch opens into the kitchen/dining room. Boasting a double aspect with cottage style window with deep sill overlooking the lane and field opposite and cottage style window overlooking the garden. Recessed and ceiling lights. Old fireplace with two brick pillars and space for a range style cooker. Traditional style radiator. Plenty of power points. Fitted with a range of sage coloured kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with oak skirting, separate drawer unit, tray space and eye level cupboards. Solid Oak work surfaces with matching upstand and part tiled walls. One and half bowl porcelain sink and drainer with mixer tap. Integrated washing machine. Integrated dishwasher. Integrated fridge/freezer. Herringbone effect tiled floor. Latch door and step down into the:-


Ceiling light. Coat hooks. Door to large under stairs cupboard with light and shelves. Airing cupboard housing the electric boiler, heating controls, water softener and the hot water cylinder and fitted with slatted shelf. Herringbone effect tiled floor. Latch door to the bathroom and to the:-

Sitting Room (4.80m'' x 4.50m'' / 15'9'' x 14'9'')

Maximum measurements - Cottage style window with seat below enjoying a lane side outlook to the opposite field and pane glass double doors opening to the 'undercroft'. Ceiling lights. Exposed beams. Traditional style radiator. Power and television points. Inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam, salt pig, tiled hearth and wood burner. Old bread oven to one side and deep recess the other side of the chimney breast. Strip wood door opening to the staircase.


Obscured glazed window with deep tiled sill to the lane side. Ceiling light. Exposed beam. Chrome heated towel rail. Fitted with a stylish modern suite consisting of tiled corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and roll top double ended bath with claw feet and central mixer tap with telephone style shower attachment. Part tiled walls. Wood effect Karndean flooring.

First Floor

Landing (3.94m'' x 2.90m'' / 12'11'' x 9'6'')

Currently used as a study but does have the potential to create a permanent room. Stairs rise to a galleried landing with window overlooking the garden and window with seat under to the lane side with field view. Exposed timbers. Ceiling light. Recess with shelves. Traditional style radiator. Power points. Exposed timber flooring. Stairs rising to the loft room. Up a step and latch door to bedroom two. Entrance to the:-

Bedroom One (3.48m'' x 4.55m'' / 11'5'' x 14'11'')

Maximum measurements - Window with seat beneath to the lane side with field view. Exposed timbers. Ceiling and wall lights. Chimney breast with recessed brick pillars encasing traditional style radiator with timber mantel over. Power points. Opens to a small area with skylight to the garden side of the cottage and open wardrobe with hanging rail plus latch door to the:-

En-Suite Shower Room

Part vaulted roof with some restricted headroom. Skylight to the garden side. Recessed lights. Extractor fan. Chrome heated towel rail. Fitted with a fully tiled corner shower cubicle, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with pull out shaving mirror to one side. Ceramic tiled effect vinyl flooring.

Bedroom Two (4.09m'' x 4.06m'' / 13'5'' x 13'4'')

Maximum measurements - Boasting a double aspect with window with seat under to the lane side and views of the fields and window overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Ceiling light. Access to the loft space. Traditional style radiator. Power points.

Loft Room - The Crows Nest (2.54m'' x 3.61m'' / 8'4'' x 11'10'')

Maximum measurements and does include some restricted headroom - open tread staircase from the landing rises to another small area overlooking the main landing and with half height door opening to the attic room. Currently used as an occasional bedroom and quiet room. Vaulted roof. Skylight to the garden side. Wall light. Power points. Access to eaves storage.


Parking and Garden

The property is approached from the lane onto a gravelled turning circle with access to the parking area at the rear of the cottage. This has been partly paved, which the current owners use as a seating area in front of the garden shed. From the parking there is a picket gate opening to the cottage's garden which lies to the front of the building. The garden has been beautifully landscaped with a lawn area bordered by beds planted with a variety of cottage shrubs and flowers and enclosed using willow fencing creating an interesting scene as well as old stone wall that lies to the other boundary. The path from the gate leads to a seating area that enjoys the morning sun and a view up the hill and continues to the front door. There is also the undercroft, which provides sheltered seating and winter log store . The disused well now serves as additional log storage. The garden enjoys the summer sun for most of the day


Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street. At the traffic lights proceed over the bridge and turn left heading towards Blandford. Turn right to Okeford Fitzpaine. Proceed through the village and take a left turn at the top of the hill. The next village is Turnworth. Go past Turnworth Farm on the left - a short distance afterwards on the same side is an opening with an old tree stump and turning circle. Pull in here. At the back of the turning circle you will see two drives on your left. The right hand block and pebble drive belongs to the cottage. Please do not park on the turning circle as this is private land.