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Bishops Caundle, SHERBORNE - £525,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A fabulous chance to purchase a detached stone cottage with three double bedrooms and a spacious one bedroom annexe - all nearing the end of a programme of refurbishment. However, at this stage of the refurbishment there is the opportunity for the annexe to be tailored to the new buyers criteria. The property is presented to the market with the bonus of no onward chain and enjoys a slightly elevated position with delightful countryside views. We believe that the property dates to the 1800s and has recently benefitted from updating, which includes the removal of a wall to provide contemporary open plan living space with the kitchen area fitted with soft closing units and integrated appliance and the family/dining area and sitting room having a double sided wood burner, new carpets have been laid as well as unveiling some of the stone walls and opening up the staircase. The cottage now presents itself as a bright and well laid out home that will certainly meet many potential buyers needs. The property also benefits from uPVC double glazing and oil fired central heating. The annexe provides a wonderful space to give a relative independence with support on hand or will certainly lend itself to a host of other possibilities, including providing an income with AirBnB usage with its excellent location to explore Dorset and surrounding counties. A viewing is essential to really appreciate what this stylish home has to offer the next lucky owner as well as the location. The desirable village of Bishops Caundle lies six miles in between Sherborne and Sturminster Newton and boasts a village shop, garage, primary school, public house and an ancient church dating back to the 14th Century.


Ground Floor


Useful uPVC porch to the side of the cottage with windows to the front and side. Part glazed door to the:-

Kitchen/Dining Room/Family Room (6.48m'' x 7.29m'' / 21'3'' x 23'11'')

Maximum measurements - L shaped. Window overlooking the frontage and two windows with slate sills to the rear. Recessed ceiling lights. Exposed ceiling beam and part exposed stone walls. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of stylish contemporary, soft closing kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with corner carousels, separate drawer unit with deep pan and pull out cutlery divider and solid oak work surfaces with matching upstand. Inset one and half bowl sink with swan neck mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher and 70/30 fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Built in double AEG electric oven with storage above and below. AEG induction hob with extractor hood over. Fireplace with double sided wood burner on a slate hearth. Porcelain tiled floor. Stairs rising to the first floor with oak spindle and pillar and some exposed stone wall. Glazed door opening to the side of the cottage and panelled doors to the:-

Sitting Room (3.63m'' x 4.29m'' / 11'11'' x 14'1'')

Maximum measurements - Window overlooking the front garden. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Coved. Radiator. Power and television points. Fireplace with double sided wood burner on a slate hearth.

First Floor


Recessed ceiling lights. Smoke detector. Access to the loft space with drop down ladder. Dado rail. Power points. Central heating thermostat. Double size airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and central heating programmer and fitted with slatted shelves.

Bedroom One (3.61m'' x 4.09m'' / 11'10'' x 13'5'')

Window to the front with partial countryside views. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power and television points.

Bedroom Two (3.63m'' x 4.06m'' / 11'11'' x 13'4'')

Maximum measurements - Window to the front boasting wonderful views over the nearby countryside. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.

Bedroom Three (2.84m'' x 3.05m / 9'4'' x 10')

L shaped - maximum measurements - Enjoying a double aspect with window to the side and rear, which enjoys rural views. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.


Window with outlook over the rear garden and adjoining fields. Recessed ceiling lights. Tiled walls. Fitted with a stylish modern suite consisting of low level WC with dual flush facility, Victorian style bath with claw feet and mixer tap with telephone style shower attachment, corner tiled shower cubicle and pedestal wash hand basin. Chrome heated towel rail. Tiled floor.


The Annexe (16'5'' x 9'10'')

Open Plan Living Space - 3.84 m x 5.08 m (12'7'' x 16'8'') Maximum measurements. Door and window to the front and door opening to the rear garden. To be fitted with floor and eye level cupboards and single sink and drainer. Electric heater. Door to the:-
Bedroom - 5.00 m x 3.0 m (16'5'' x 9'10'') - Window to the side overlooking the rear garden. Electric heater. Door to the:-
En-Suite Shower Room - To be fitted with a suite consisting of low level WC, Pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle with an electric shower.
The annexe is located to the side of the property and is in the process of being refurbished offering a chance to have it finished to one's own needs. (NB Approximate measurements).

Parking and Garden

The property is approached from the road onto a long drive with space to park three cars with potential to park an additional car in front of the cottage, which is laid to Cotswold stone. The frontage is shielded from the road by a mature hedge. A gate to one side of the house opens to a path where the oil tank is situated and leads to the rear garden. The rear garden adjoins fields and has a stone boundary wall. There is a utility, which houses the oil fired central heating boiler and has plumbing for a washing machine and a WC, plus a garden room, which looks out over the countryside. There is a further building, which at this stage of the refurbishment can be finished to the buyer's needs.


From Sturminster Newton

Leave Sturminster heading towards Sherborne on the A357. Continue left onto the A3030 to King Stag/Dorchester. Continue until Bishops Caundle where the property will be found on the right hand side. Postcode DT9 5ND.