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Old Orchard Close, Lydlinch, Sturminster Newton - £375,000 For Sale

Property Details

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Sitting in about a quarter of an acre plot, is this delightful semi detached traditional home with three good sized bedrooms and boasting some fabulous far reaching views over the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside from the rear. The property enjoys a quiet location at the top of a small cul de sac of other similar properties in the small village of Lydlinch, which lies 3 miles in between Sturminster Newton and Stalbridge, both of, which provide a range of facilities. The property dates to 1948 - held within the same family since this date and now being presented for sale for the first time. During the course of the property's lifetime it has evolved into a roomy family home that has recently been improved with new economy 7 electric heaters, replacement bathroom suite and new hot water cylinder. The property also benefits from double glazing, cavity wall insulation, solar thermal panel for heating the water and solar panels that were installed under the Smart Export Guarantee scheme and provide an income from the excess power created. There is also historic planning permission for a two storey extension. This property must be viewed to really appreciate what it has to offer and how it will satisfy many potential buyers needs and especially for those looking for good outside as well.


Ground Floor

Porch and Entrance Hall

Part glazed timber porch with windows the sides and front. Ceiling light. Part uPVC panelled walls. Part glazed door opens into a good sized welcoming entrance hall with window overlooking the drive to the front. Ceiling light. Economy 7 electric heater. Power and telephone points. Stairs rising to the first floor with recess under. Pane glass door to the:-

Kitchen (3.00m'' x 3.43m'' / 9'10'' x 11'3'')

Maximum measurements - Recessed ceiling lights. Power points. Fitted with a range of kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards, separate drawer unit and eye level cupboards plus open shelves. Generous amount of wood effect work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Space for a slot in cooker. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Pane glass door to the pantry, which is fitted with shelves, window into the conservatory and power points plus space for a fridge/freezer. Laminate flooring. Stable door to the inner hall, double doors to the conservatory and white panelled door to the:-

Sitting Room (4.95m'' x 3.25m'' / 16'3'' x 10'8'')

Window to the front. Ceiling light. Coved. Economy 7 electric heater. Power points. Television connection. Open fireplace with timber mantel, brick slip and hearth. Double doors opening out to the:-

Conservatory (3.05m x 6.22m'' / 10' x 20'5'')

'P' shaped - maximum measurements - Of timber construction with double glazed windows, sloping and vaulted roof with opening vent. Windows overlooking the garden to the rear and side plus double doors opening out to the rear garden. Economy 7 electric heater. Power points. Laminate flooring.

Inner Hall

Ceiling light. Wall mounted corner wall shelves. Part glazed uPVC door to the front, door to a large storage cupboard (old coal shed) and to the cloakroom and:-


Two windows to the side aspect. Ceiling light. Access to the loft space. Wall shelves and eye level cabinets. Work surface with floor cupboards under. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer plus other appliances. Laminate flooring. Door to the:-

Conservatory (2.67m'' x 3.61m'' / 8'9'' x 11'10'')

Maximum measurements -Timber construction with windows overlooking the rear garden and side patio plus door opening to the paved patio. Wall shelves and wall lights.


Obscured glazed window to the side elevation. Ceiling light. Wood panelled walls. Fitted with a WC and vanity style corner wash hand basin with shelves above. Vinyl flooring.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a galleried landing with window to the front aspect. Ceiling light. Access to the insulated loft space with pull down ladder and light. Power point.

Bedroom One (3.02m'' x 3.43m'' / 9'11'' x 11'3'')

Window overlooking the rear garden and surrounding countryside. Ceiling light. Wall mounted electric heater. Power points. Television connection.

Bedroom Two (2.74m x 4.34m'' / 9' x 14'3'')

Measurement includes the airing cupboard - Window with view over the rear garden and countryside. Ceiling light. Power points. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and solar thermal system. Further storage cupboard fitted with shelves.

Bedroom Three (2.11m'' x 3.25m'' / 6'11'' x 10'8'')

Window to the front aspect. Ceiling light. Wall mounted electric heater. Power points.


Obscured glazed window to the front elevation. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Wall mounted heated towel rail. Fitted with a recently installed suite consisting of low level WC with dual flush facility, wall mounted wash hand basin with mono tap and illuminating mirror over and bath with electric shower and full height tiling to the surrounding walls. Wall shelf. Part tiled walls. Vinyl flooring.


Parking and Garden

The property is approached from the cul de sac via double timber gates that open onto a generous sized tarmacadam drive with plenty of space for cars, caravan, boat or motorhome. A gate to the side opens to a paved area to the side of the house, which leads to a larger paved patio. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn and planted with three apple trees - Cox, Ruby and Crab. There are a number of storage sheds and an outside water tap. The large garden is fully enclosed and enjoys a high degree of sunshine.


From Sturminster Newton

Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street. At the traffic lights proceed over the bridge and turn right onto the A357 heading towards Sherborne. Proceed through the village passing the turning into Platts on the left hand side - just after take a right turn into Old Orchard Close. The property will be found at the end of the cul de sac on the right hand side.