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Layton Lane, Shaftesbury - £400,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A roomy, double fronted red brick Edwardian home with four generously sized bedrooms and a work from home office, boasting an elevated position within walking distance to the town and commanding stupendous far reaching views, from the upper floors and garden over the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside. The property dates to 1907 and has been the much loved and enjoyed home to our sellers for the last eighteen years. During this time it has been maintained to a high standard and offers well proportioned, comfortable accommodation that is arranged over three floors and will go a long way to satisfy the needs of many potential buyers. This lovely home benefits from uPVC double glazing, gas fired central heating from a modern pressurised system and has a separate work from home office at the top of the garden, which enjoys a rural outlook and for visiting customers there is access off Great Lane, thereby keeping work and home life apart. This delightful home must be viewed to truly appreciate what it has to offer, both the inside and outside space as well as its location, which is just a short walk to the famous cobbled Gold Hill, a local public house that serves food plus schools and all the towns amenities are within easy reach.


Ground Floor

Porch and Hall

uPVC part glazed front door opens into a good sized porch with windows to the front and side. Part wood panelled walls. Wall light. Seats with storage beneath. Tiled floor. Glazed door to the:-
Hall - Ceiling light. Smoke detector. High level cupboard housing the electrics. Central heating thermostat. Laminate flooring. Stairs rising to the first floor, opening to the dining room and natural wood panelled door to the:-

Sitting Room (5.51m'' x 3.56m'' / 18'1'' x 11'8'')

Maximum measurements - Window with outlook to the rear. Ceiling lights. Decorative coving. Wall shelves and floor cupboards. Radiator. Power, telephone and television points. Feature contemporary fireplace with pebbles. Arch to the:-

Study Area (1.63m'' x 2.90m'' / 5'4'' x 9'6'')

A multi-functional room. Window to the front. Wall light. Laminate flooring.

Dining Room (3.84m'' x 3.23m'' / 12'7'' x 10'7'')

Maximum measurements - Window to the front. Ceiling light. Radiator. Central heating programmer. Power points. Built in storage cupboards and display cabinets. Laminate flooring. Shallow step up and opens to the:-

Kitchen (2.62m'' x 3.63m'' / 8'7'' x 11'11'')

Window with outlook over the rear garden. Ceiling lights. Upright radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of stylish, soft closing modern kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with corner carousels, separate deep drawer unit and eye level cupboards and shelves. Generous amount of solid wood work surfaces with matching upstand and part tiled walls. Stainless steel sink and drainer with mono tap. Integrated dishwasher. Space for a range style cooker with laminate splash back. Vinyl tiled floor. Opens to the:-

Rear Hall

Part glazed door to the rear garden. Double doors to the under stairs storage cupboard. Broom cupboards. Power points. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and for a fridge/freezer. Ceramic tiled floor. Natural wood panelled door to the:-


Window to the rear elevation. Part wood panelled walls. Coat hooks. Low level WC with dual flush facility. Ceramic tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a part galleried landing with large over stairs corner storage cupboard. Window with outlook over the rear garden. Smoke detector. Wall lights. Recess fitted with shelves. Stairs rising to the second floor and natural wood panelled doors to the bedrooms and bathroom.

Bedroom One (2.95m'' x 3.68m'' / 9'8'' x 12'1'')

Measurement to front of wardrobe - Two windows to the front boasting wonderful far reaching views over the Blackmore Vale countryside. Radiator. Power and television points. Fitted with a range of bedroom furniture, including bedside cabinets with storage shelves, overhead storage cupboards, built in wardrobes and dressing table.

Bedroom Two (2.95m'' x 3.35m / 9'8'' x 11')

Window to the front with fabulous view over the countryside. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Wall shelves. Fitted wardrobe with sliding doors and over head storage. Door to the under stairs cupboard.

Bedroom Four (2.16m'' x 2.72m'' / 7'1'' x 8'11'')

Window overlooking the garden to the rear. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power and telephone points.

Family Bathroom

Obscured glazed window to the rear elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Chrome heated towel rail. Fitted with a full suite consisting of shower cubicle with laminate panelled walls, choice of rainfall or hand held shower head, low level WC with dual flush facility and concealed cistern, 'P' shaped bath with mixer tap and mirror with lighting around plus a vanity style wash hand basin with mono tap and quartz worktop and mirror over. Tiled floor.

Second Floor

Bedroom Three

Stairs rise and curve up to a small landing - skylight to the rear, wall shelves, wall mounted gas fired central heating boiler and storage recess. Door to the bedroom.
Two skylights with blinds to the front taking in a wonderful view over the Blackmore Vale countryside. Ceiling light. Wall shelves. Radiator. Power points. Access to eaves storage. Door to the loft space.



The property is approached from the lane up a few steps to the front door. There is a small frontage. The main garden lies to the rear of the house and is of a good size. The garden has been terraced for ease with sleeper and gravelled steps rising to a paved seating area, which also has steps to a decked area and a lawn and further steps to another lawn and the office, which has light and power. The garden is planted with a variety of shrubs and flowers and enjoys wonderful views in the distance over the Blackmore Vale. There is vehicular and pedestrian access to the rear of the garden from Great Lane for the removal of garden waste.

Garage and Parking 17'2'' x 15'8''

Available by separate negotiation - a good sized garage with up and over door plus personal door to the side. There is parking on the drive for four to five cars. This is on Layton Lane, not far from the front of the property.


From Shaftesbury

Leave Gillingham via Newbury heading towards Shaftesbury. At Shaftesbury proceed to the Royal Chase roundabout and take the last exit to the town centre. Turn left onto Lower Blandford Road, then right into Hawkesdene Lane. The property will be found on the right hand side, after the turning for Great Lane. Please park outside of the property. Postcode SP7 8EY