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High Street, Stalbridge - £345,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A charming grade II listed character cottage with two double bedrooms, offering deceptively spacious accommodation in excess of 1000 square feet (100 sq. m) and boasting a prime location on the high street of Dorset's smallest town. We believe that the cottage dates to the the 15th/16th century when it formed one with its neighbouring properties. This delightful cottage has been the very much cherished and enjoyed family home to our sellers for the last ten years. During this time it has been well maintained and reverted back to old world charm with a contemporary twist. The cottage benefits from replacement pane glass cottage style windows with some having a seat under, new external doors, a new combination gas fired central heating boiler plus a wow factor bathroom and retains many character features, which include exposed ceiling beams and stone walls, deep window sills, flagstone flooring and fireplaces - one an inglenook with Bressumer beam and the original bread oven. There is also a piece of original muntin as well as original children's shoes that were concealed in the cottage to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck to the home. This charismatic home has to be viewed to really appreciate the ambience and location with all the town's facilities on the doorstep.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Front door with inset glass pane opens into a welcoming entrance hall. Exposed beams. Wall lights. Traditional style radiator. Coat hooks. Power and telephone points. Flagstone flooring. Stairs rising to the first floor, latch door to the kitchen and shallow step up to part glazed door to the:-

Sitting Room (5.56m'' x 3.58m'' / 18'3'' x 11'9'')

Maximum measurements. Please note that some of the walls are 'rounded'. Stable door with arched glass pane to the top part opening to and window with deep sill overlooking the rear courtyard. Exposed ceiling beams. Wall lights. Three traditional style radiators. Power and television points. Inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam and the original bread oven. Laminate wood effect flooring.

Kitchen/Dining Room (6.17m'' x 2.90m'' / 20'3'' x 9'6'')

Approximate measurements. Sash window with wooden sill over looking the front courtyard. Old brick and stone fireplace with stone hearth and wood burner. Ceiling lights. Exposed timbers and partly exposed stone walls. Recess fitted with shelves. Space for a range style cooker. Please note that the kitchen is currently fitted with freestanding units. Tiled floor. Opening and step up into the:-

Utility/Kitchen (2.34m'' x 2.24m'' / 7'8'' x 7'4'')

Ceiling light. Exposed beams. Traditional style radiator. Power points. Table top 'Belfast' style sink. Space for an American style freezer. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Tiled floor. Opening to the:-

Garden Room (3.30m'' x 1.75m'' / 10'10'' x 5'9'')

A versatile room that could be used as a study area. Cottage style pane glass window and door to the side overlooking and opening to the rear courtyard. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Flagstone flooring. Up a shallow step to further area with window to the side, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, wall mounted gas fired combination boiler and door to the:-


Pane glass windows with deep to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Fitted with a modern circular table top wash hand basin with mixer tap and low level WC with concealed cistern. Traditional style radiator. Part wood panelled walls. Limestone tiled floor.

First Floor

Split Level Landing

First part of the landing and to the left has a window with wood sill to the front of the cottage and a few further stairs to the main bedroom plus the original muntin is on display. In front are a few more steps to the inner landing with exposed beams and wood latch doors to bedroom two and the bathroom. Both areas have lighting.

Bedroom One (3.23m'' x 3.78m'' / 10'7'' x 12'5'')

Pane glass cottage style window with leaded inlay and seat under overlooking the rear courtyard. Ceiling light. Exposed timbers and beams. Traditional style radiator. Power and television points. The original wig cupboard to one side of the chimney breast. Opens to the large walk in wardrobe with recessed ceiling lights and window with seat below to the front aspect.

Bedroom Two (4.27m x 2.57m'' / 14' x 8'5'')

Maximum measurements. Pane glass window with seat beneath looking over the front courtyard. Ceiling light. Exposed beams. Traditional style radiator. Power and television points. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and storage above and below. Exposed beams and old stone fireplace with flagstone hearth.


Pane glass window to the side aspect. Pitched ceiling with ceiling lights and exposed rafters and beams. Part wood panelled walls. Traditional style radiator and a combined radiator/heated towel rail. Built in television. Fitted with a stylish contemporary suite consisting of large walk in tiled shower cubicle with choice of monsoon or hand held shower head, tiled recess, black grid shower screen and slate effect tray, double ended bath with mixer tap with old fashioned telephone style shower attachment, wash hand basin on an iron stand and WC with high level cistern. Tiled floor.


Courtyard Garden and Parking

The front of the property is access from the High Street via a wrought iron gate which leads onto a paved courtyard area with mature shrubs and a wonderful Magnolia tree. The neighbouring property has a Right of Way over this to their front door. The rear courtyard has two separate areas, the first is immediately outside of the sitting room or garden room and is paved. This is a very private and sunny place to sit and has been made very attractive with use of different materials. There is also a storage shed. A few steps along the side of the cottage there is a further area which has a carport, space to park another car and additional garden.


From Sturminster Newton

Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street at the traffic lights go over the bridge and turn right onto the A357. Continue on this road for approximately 5 miles turning left where Stalbridge is signposted. On entering Stalbridge continue past the petrol station onto Ring Street and on to the High Street. The property will be found on the left hand side just after the turning to Silk House Barton. Postcode DT10 2LH.