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Moorhayes, Moorside, Sturminster Newton - £215,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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Boasting a rural but not isolated position with views over the surrounding countryside is this deceptively spacious three double bedroom semi detached family home, presented to the market with the bonus of no onward chain and sitting in good sized grounds adjoining farmland. The property was built as a farm workers cottage and has been held in the same family since being built in 1946. Our own seller has lived in the property for the last thirty years and during this time it has been well maintained and improved with the addition of a conservatory and a breakfast/garden room and fitted solar panels that are wholly owned and provide a quarterly income. The property benefits from uPVC double glazing, electric economy 7 heating and provides scope to further enhance or extend - subject to the necessary permission. This lovely home must be viewed to truly appreciate a well laid out, bright interior with well proportioned rooms that will satisfy the needs of many potential viewer of what it has to offer. The property is located in the small hamlet of Moorside, which is in between Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton - both about five miles away. For day to day facilities, the well served village of Marnhull is one and half miles away and the property also falls within the catchment area for the highly rated Gillingham School.

Please note that the property is non standard construction and may be limited on mortgage lending.


Ground Floor

Porch and Entrance Hall

Part glazed uPVC front door with obscured glazed windows to either side opens into a useful porch with obscured glazed windows to either side. Wall light. Glazed door to a good sized bright and welcoming entrance hall. Ceiling light. Wall shelf. Economy 7 electric heater. Power point. Storage cupboard fitted with shelves. Stairs rising to the first floor with storage cupboard under fitted with hanging rail and shelf. Door to the shower room, bedroom three/study and to the:-

Sitting Room (0.58m'' x 5.18m / 1'11'' x 17')

Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Picture rail. Power points. Television connection. Fireplace with timber surround, tiled slip and hearth plus wood burner. Built in floor cupboards to either side of the fireplace. Door to the dining room and sliding door to the:-

Conservatory (2.46m'' x 5.64m'' / 8'1'' x 18'6'')

Of uPVC double glazed construction with dwarf wall, windows to the sides and overlooking the rear garden plus sliding door opening to the rear garden. Power points. Television connection. Tiled floor.

Dining Room (3.35m x 2.57m'' / 11' x 8'5'')

Window into the conservatory. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Economy 7 electric heater. Power and telephone points. Television connection. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Large storage cupboard/pantry with window to the side, fitted with light, coat hooks and shelves (potential to incorporate into the bathroom, along with the cupboard in the hall, to create space for a bath). Opens and shallow step down into the:-

Kitchen (2.92m'' x 3.84m'' / 9'7'' x 12'7'')

Window to the front overlooking the drive. Access to the loft space. Ceiling light. Power points. Fitted with a range of kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers and open ended display shelves and eye level cupboards with open ended display shelves. Good amount of marble effect work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Two and half bowl stainless steel sink with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for an American style fridge/freezer. Built in eye level double electric oven with storage cupboards above and below. Ceramic hob with extractor hood over. Vinyl flooring. Part glazed door with full height window to one side opens into a useful rear porch and opens to the:-

Breakfast/Garden Room (3.81m'' x 2.34m'' / 12'6'' x 7'8'')

Window to the side and sliding patio doors opening to the rear garden. Wall light. Economy 7 electric heater. Power points. Television connection. Work surface with drawers under and space for a breakfast stool. Vinyl flooring.

Bedroom Three/Study (3.18m'' x 3.25m'' / 10'5'' x 10'8'')

Window overlooking the front garden. Ceiling light. Picture rail. Dado rail. Economy 7 electric hater. Power points. Built in cupboard fitted with shelves.

Shower Room

Obscured glazed window to the side elevation. Ceiling light. Wall mounted bathroom cabinet. Fitted with a suite consisting of WC, wall mounted wash hand basin and walk in tiled shower cubicle fitted with an electric shower. Part tiled walls. Wall mounted electric heater. Ceramic tile effect vinyl flooring.

First Floor


Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Cupboard housing the cold water tank. Doors to both bedrooms.

Bedroom One (4.65m'' x 3.53m'' / 15'3'' x 11'7'')

Window overlooking the rear garden and adjoining fields. Ceiling light. Access to the loft space. Economy 7 electric heater. Power and telephone points.

Bedroom Two (4.65m'' x 3.28m'' / 15'3'' x 10'9'')

Maximum measurements - Window to the rear with view over the garden and countryside. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Economy 7 electric heater. Power points. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf. Access to eaves storage.


Tandem Double Garage and Parking (10.67m x 2.90m'' / 35' x 9'6'')

The property is approached from the lane onto a tarmacadam drive with space to park one car with additional paved area providing parking for approximately four cars. The large metal garage has an up and over door to the front and rear, fitted with light and power plus shelves and work benches.


A gate in between the house and the garage opens to the large rear garden. This is predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with trees plus shrub and flower beds. There are raised gravelled areas and space to grow vegetables. In addition there are three timber sheds and a greenhouse. The garden enjoys a private and sunny aspect adjoining farmland.


From Sturminster Newton

Leave Sturminster via Bath Road heading towards Gillingham. Bypass the main village of Marnhull heading towards Gillingham. On a left hand bend turn right to Child Okeford. Continue on this road for a short while and take the second turning right into Moorhayes. The property will be found on the left hand side at the end of the road.