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Pound Road, Thornford, Sherborne - £485,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A charismatic detached grade II listed stone thatched cottage offering bright, spacious and flexible accommodation with three/four bedrooms, boasting superb views over the adjoining countryside to the rear and located on the fringe of the well served and sought after village of Thornford. The cottage probably dates to the 1700s, however it could be earlier and was first renovated in the late 1980s. This delightful cottage retains a wealth of character features, which include pane glass windows with seats or deep window sills, exposed ceiling beams and floorboards, fireplace and an impressive inglenook fireplace with the original bread oven as well as original flagstone flooring. The property has been the much cherished and enjoyed home to our seller for about eighteen years. During this time it has been well maintained and improved with the addition of a wood frame conservatory in the mid 2000s as well as being re-thatched around the same time. The ridge was re-placed about five years ago and the electrics have also recently been checked. The property also benefits from oil fired central heating via radiators. A viewing is essential to truly appreciate what this special home has to offer as well as the village, which caters well for everyday essentials with a general store with post office, public house, primary school and church. There is great community atmosphere with plenty of clubs and activities centred around the village hall and recreation grounds plus a railway station.


Ground Floor

Sitting Room (3.43m'' x 6.53m'' / 11'3'' x 21'5'')

Maximum measurements - The front door opens into the bright sitting room (our seller currently uses the conservatory as the main entrance.). Two pane glass windows with cottage style window furniture and seats beneath overlooking the front garden. Exposed timbers and ceiling beams. Smoke detector. Wall lights. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Stone fireplace with timber beam, quarry tiled hearth and brick fender to one side of the room and inglenook fireplace with part flagstone and quarry tiled hearth plus brick fender and the original bread oven. We believe that the original flagstone flooring exists under the carpet. Stairs rising to the first floor and latch doors to the bathroom, kitchen area and to the:-

Study (1.85m'' x 3.63m'' / 6'1'' x 11'11'')

Skylight to the rear and high level window to the rear. Ceiling lights. Electrical consumer unit. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Fitted with wall shelves and old window recess with shelves.

Kitchen Area (3.02m'' x 3.99m'' / 9'11'' x 13'1'')

Pane glass window with deep sill overlooking the front garden and window into the conservatory. Exposed feature ceiling beams. Radiator. Power and television points. Fitted with a range of buttermilk coloured, country style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers, bottle store and eye level cabinets plus plate rack. Wood effect work surfaces. Part tiled and part wood panelled walls. Butler style sink with swan neck aerator mixer tap. Integrated fridge and slimline dishwasher. Oil fired Aga with two hot plates and choice of oven plus tiled splash back. Flagstone floor. Opens to the:-

Dining Area (2.77m'' x 3.86m'' / 9'1'' x 12'8'')

Window into the conservatory and to the rear with deep sill and enjoying fabulous views over the adjoining countryside. Feature ceiling beams. Radiator. Power points. Arched display alcove.

Conservatory (4.57m x 2.90m'' / 15' x 9'6'')

Maximum measurements - Stable door from the kitchen. Windows to the front, sides and rear plus double doors to the rear opening to the paved seating area. Pitched roof. Carbon monoxide detector.
Exposed stone walls. Power and television points. Gas (bottled) burner with log effect. Ceramic tiled floor.


Skylight to the rear elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Radiator. Fitted with a stylish suite consisting of low level WC, double ended Victorian style bath with claw feet plus vintage wash hand basin with shelves and shaver light and point over plus extending shaver mirror to the side. There is also a tiled corner shower cubicle with electric shower. Exposed floorboards.

First Floor


Stairs rise and return to the landing whilst to one side there is display space with power point over the bread oven. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Radiator. Power point. Step up and latch door to bedroom two, latch doors to bedroom three and to:-

Dressing Room/Bedroom Four (3.53m'' x 2.06m'' / 11'7'' x 6'9'')

A versatile room, which offers scope to convert to an en-suite or use as a dressing room, nursery or bedroom four. Pane glass window with deep sill overlooking the front garden. Wall lights. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a corner vintage wash hand basin. Exposed floorboards. Latch door to:-

Bedroom One (3.73m'' x 3.96m / 12'3'' x 13')

Boasting a double outlook with window to the front and side with partial rural view and both with deep sills. Access to the loft space. Wall lights. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. Built in storage cupboard and wardrobe. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

Bedroom Two (3.33m'' x 2.46m'' / 10'11'' x 8'1'')

Pane glass window with plantation style shutter to the rear with wonderful countryside view. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power and television points. Exposed floorboards. Window shutters and swing door to the:-

En-Suite Bathroom

Pane glass window to the side overlooking the garden and countryside. Ceiling light. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Extractor fan. Chrome heated towel rail. Fitted with a stylish suite consisting of double ended Victorian style bath with claw feet and central mixer tap with telephone style shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and bidet with mixer tap. Exposed floorboards.

Bedroom Three (2.69m'' x 3.28m'' / 8'10'' x 10'9'')

Maximum measurements - Window with deep sill to the front aspect. Access to the loft space. Wall lights. Radiator. Power points. Stain glass window over the staircase. Exposed floorboards.


Parking and Gardens

To the side of the cottage there is a gravelled area with space to park two to three cars - this is rented from Sherborne Castle Estates for £70 per annum - we believe that this will be carried over to the new owners. A timber gate from the road opens onto a path leading to the front door and along to the side and the conservatory door. The front garden is laid to lawn with the original water well and has shrub and flower beds. Double timber gates from the road open to another gravelled area and parking. The main body of the garden lies to the side and is primarily laid to lawn with beds planted with an array of mature plants. To the rear of the cottage there is a paved seating area, which takes in splendid rural views. There is a timber shed, thatched summerhouse, greenhouse and the old privy, which houses the oil fired central heating boiler and has space and plumbing for a washing machine plus a wash hand basin - this also has its own electrical consumer unit. To the back of the cottage there are double doors opening to a large store - used as a pantry - fitted with light and power plus wall shelves. The garden boasts a southerly aspect with good privacy.


From Sherborne

At Sherborne head towards Yeovil. At the second set of traffic lights turn left towards Dorchester onto Horsecastles Lane. At the junction turn right to Dorchester and proceed up the hill. Take the next turning right - signposted to Yetminster and Thornford. The property is the third property on the left hand side as you enter the village - just a 30 mph sign. Postcode DT9 6QB