1 Market House, Market Place, Sturminster Newton DT10 1AS   01258 473030   | 2 The Centre, High Street, Gillingham SP8 4AB   01747 824547

Lower Blandford Road, Shaftesbury - £480,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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A rare opportunity to purchase an impressive semi detached Edwardian family home with four double bedrooms and a large sunny garden as well as enjoying views from the first floor front to Melbury Abbas and ideally situated just a short walk to the town centre of the historic hilltop town of Shaftesbury. We believe that the property was built in 1903 and has been the very much cherished and enjoyed family home to our seller for the last twenty nine years. During this time the property has been extremely well maintained and improved with the addition of a useful conservatory, which also has a utility area and views over the rear garden. This impressive home boasts plenty of internal space (over 1800 square feet/171 square metres) and has a well laid out interior with plenty of natural light to all rooms. The property also benefits from gas fired central heating via radiators, double glazing and retains some fabulous features indicative of the era, such as ornate ceiling coving, picture rails, bay windows plus a sash window with all rooms enjoying extra high ceilings. A viewing is imperative to truly appreciate what this home has to offer and how it would satisfy many potential buyers' requirements as well as its location, which is on a bus route and on the doorstep to some wonderful countryside and all the town's amenities.


Ground Floor

Storm Porch and Entrance Hall

Storm porch to glazed front door with matching side panes to either opens into a bright and inviting entrance hall. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Wall mounted electrical consumer unit. Coat hooks. Radiator. Telephone point. Stair rising to the first floor with storage cupboard under and pane glass doors to the dining room and to the:-

Sitting Room (3.94m'' x 4.37m'' / 12'11'' x 14'4'')

4.75 m (15'7'') into the bay. Bay window overlooking the front garden. Ceiling and wall lights. Ornate decorative coving. Picture rail. Two radiators. Power points. Television connection. Feature fireplace with gas coal effect fire and display plinths to either side of the chimney breast. Tri-folding door to the:-

Living Room (3.96m x 3.33m'' / 13' x 10'11'')

Ceiling light. Ornate coving. Picture rail. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. Feature fireplace with electric coal effect fire and shelves to either side of the chimney breast. Double doors to the conservatory and opening to the:-

Dining Room (4.17m'' x 3.00m'' / 13'8'' x 9'10'')

Sash window to the side into the conservatory. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Wall shelves. Pane glass door to the:-

Kitchen (5.28m'' x 2.21m'' / 17'4'' x 7'3'')

Window overlooking the rear garden and to the side overlooking the alfresco dining area. Ceiling lights. Radiator.
Power points. Airing cupboard housing the gas fired central heating boiler and programmer. Double storage cupboard fitted with shelves. Fitted with a range of modern light wood grain effect kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers and eye level cupboards. Generous amount of work surfaces. Part tiled walls. One and half bowl stainless steel sink and mixer tap. Built in double electric oven with storage cupboards above and below. Gas hob with extractor hood over. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Space for under counter fridge. Door to inner hall leading to the cloakroom and part glazed door to the:-

Conservatory (2.18m'' x 3.05m / 7'2'' x 10')

Exposed painted stone work. Windows to the side and rear plus double doors opening to the rear paved alfresco dining area. Wall lights. Power points. Work surface with space and plumbing under for a washing machine and other appliances.


Obscured glazed window to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. WC.

First Floor


Stairs rise and curve up to the part galleried landing. Ceiling light. Part wood panelled walls. Stairs rising to the second floor and original style panelled doors to all rooms.

Bedroom One (3.94m'' x 4.39m'' / 12'11'' x 14'5'')

4.75 m (15'7'') into the bay. Bay window to the front with partial countryside views to the right. Ornate coving. Picture rail. Power points. Fitted with a range of bedroom furniture including chest of drawers and wardrobes with hanging rails and shelves.

Bedroom Two (3.96m x 3.33m'' / 13' x 10'11'')

Measurement excludes the door. Window overlooking the rear garden. Ceiling light. Picture rail. Radiator. Power points. Built in double wardrobe with hanging rail, shelf and overhead storage.

Bedroom Three (4.17m'' x 3.00m'' / 13'8'' x 9'10'')

Window overlooking the rear garden. Ceiling light. Picture rail. Wall shelves. Power points. Double sized airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with slatted shelves plus overhead storage cupboard.


Obscured glazed window to the front elevation. Ceiling light. Tiled walls. Chrome heated towel rail. Fitted with a suite consisting of vanity style wash hand basin with mirror, shelves and lighting over, low level WC with dual flush facility and bath with electric shower over and screen.

Second Floor

Bedroom Four (4.83m'' x 5.56m'' / 15'10'' x 18'3'')

Average measurement - Door from the stairs opens to the bedroom. Skylight to the rear aspect and large window to the side. Tongue and groove ceiling. Ceiling light. Wall mounted electric heater. Power points. Television connection. Door to the loft store.


Garage and Parking

The garage and parking are located at the end of the rear garden and are accessed from Hawkesdene Lane and into Hawkesdene where there is a track leading along the rear of the properties. There is space to park two cars with an additional space behind the gates and to the side of the garage.


The property is accessed from the road via wrought iron gate and steps rising to the front door. The rest of the frontage is laid to lawn. A timber gate to the side of the house opens to a path leading to the rear garden. The first part of the garden is laid to lawn with shrub and flower beds plus a path leading down the garden to the second part of the garden where there is a vegetable patch. At the end of the garden there is the garage and parking. The garden is of a large size and enjoys a sunny aspect.


From Gillingham

Leave Gillingham via Newbury heading towards Shaftesbury. At the first roundabout (Ivy Cross) take the fourth exit onto Christy's Lane. At the next roundabout go straight over and at the next one take the second exit onto the A350 heading towards Blandford. Take the first turning right onto Lower Blandford Road. The property is a short distance on the left hand side. Postcode SP7 8NR