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Priors Down, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton - £650,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A bright and spacious detached family bungalow with four good sized bedrooms, sitting in grounds extending to about a third of an acre and enjoying a rural but not isolated location on the fringe of Stalbridge. The bungalow is situated about a mile from the town, surrounded by some beautiful countryside with the rear view being protected by a covenant that stops any building being constructed to obscure the delightful vista. The bungalow was built in the mid 1980s and has been a very much loved and enjoyed home to our seller for the last fifteen years. During this time it has been extremely well maintained and improved with initial renewing of kitchen units and bathroom suite and replacement uPVC double glazed windows as well as a new consumer unit that was fitted earlier this year. The bungalow also benefits from oil fired central heating, wholly owned solar panels that provide an income and its own sewage treatment system, which was installed in January this year. This wonderful home has to be viewed to truly appreciated the well proportioned, easy to use layout, the environment and its easy access to facilities with Dorset's smallest town within easy reach. Stalbridge caters well for everyday needs with an award winning supermarket, family run butchers, highly rated primary school, dentist surgery and community run library. There is also a public house and various takeaways. An early viewing is strongly recommended to avoid missing out on the opportunity to own this great home.



Entrance Hall

Part glazed uPVC door with full height window to the side opens into a bright and welcoming entrance hall. Ceiling lights. Smoke detector. Access to the part boarded loft space with drop down ladder and lighting. Coved. Central heating thermostat. Two radiators. Power and telephone points. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with slatted shelves. Wood effect laminate flooring. Natural wood panelled doors to all rooms and pane glass door to the:-

Sitting Room (6.20m'' x 6.12m'' / 20'4'' x 20'1'')

Boasting a triple aspect with porthole style window to one side, large window overlooking the front garden and double doors opening to the side paved terrace and covered alfresco dining area. Ceiling and wall lights. Coved. Two radiators. Power and television points. Open fireplace with polished stone surround, cast iron insert and granite hearth.

Kitchen/Dining Room (2.95m'' x 6.48m'' / 9'8'' x 21'3'')

Dining Area - Double doors opening out to the rear garden. Ceiling light. Coved. Radiator. Power and television points. Ceramic tile effect vinyl flooring.
Kitchen Area - window with tiled sill overlooking the rear garden and countryside beyond. Recessed ceiling lights. Coved. Power points. Fitted with a range of modern, country style soft closing kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards - some with corner carousels and drawers - separate drawer unit and eye level cupboards with counter lighting under plus a tall pull out larder style cupboard. Generous amount of solid wood work surfaces. Part tiled walls. One and half bowl composite sink with mixer tap. Space for a range style electric oven with extractor hood over. Ceramic tile effect vinyl flooring. Natural wood panelled door to the:-

Utility Room

Part glazed uPVC door to the rear garden and window with tiled sill enjoying a view over the garden to the fields. Ceiling light. Coved. Wall mounted shelves. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with eye and floor level cupboards, wood effect work surfaces and stainless steel sink with mixer tap tile splash back. Space for a fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. Ceramic tile effect vinyl flooring. Door to the garage and to the:-


Obscured glazed window with tiled sill to the side elevation. Ceiling light. Coved. Fitted with a pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, mirrors and shaver light/point over plus a low level WC. Ceramic tile effect vinyl flooring.

Bedroom One (2.69m'' x 4.50m'' / 8'10'' x 14'9'')

Window enjoying a view over the rear garden and adjoining countryside. Ceiling light. Coved. Radiator. Power points.

Bedroom Two (2.62m'' x 3.43m'' / 8'7'' x 11'3'')

Window to the side with view over part of the garden and countryside. Ceiling light. Coved. Radiator. Power points. Built in double wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves.

Bedroom Three (3.43m'' x 2.39m'' / 11'3'' x 7'10'')

Window overlooking the drive and front garden. Ceiling light. Coved. Radiator. Power points.

Bedroom Four/Study (2.46m'' x 2.67m'' / 8'1'' x 8'9'')

Window with outlook over the front garden. Ceiling light. Coved. Radiator. Power points. Fitted wall shelves.


Obscured glazed window with tiled sill to the rear elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Coved. Chrome heated towel rail. Fitted with a modern suite consisting of large corner tiled shower cubicle with electric shower, corner bath and fitted vanity wash hand basin with mirror and light over, eye level cupboards to either side and a shaver socket plus low level WC with dual flush facility and concealed cistern. Tiled floor.


Double Garage and Parking (6.05m'' x 5.41m'' / 19'10'' x 17'9'')

The property is approached from the road via double iron gates that open to a generously sized tarmacadam drive with plenty of space for cars, caravan, motorhome etc and lead up to the double garage.
This has an up and over door, fitted with light and power and housing the oil fired central heating boiler and programmer, electrical consumer unit and solar panel controls. There is also access to the loft space and door to the utility.


The bungalow sits in about a third of an acre grounds that boast a high degree of privacy and sunshine. The front garden is mostly laid to lawn and enclosed by high mature hedgerow to the road side. There are borders planted with a variety of flowers and shrubs plus two pretty apple trees. To the side of the bungalow there is a paved seating area beneath a covered area, gravelled path and large bed with shrubs and flowers plus a bed ready for vegetable planting. There is also a large shed with light. The rear garden is laid to lawn and enclosed by post and rail fencing and has views over the adjacent fields. There is also a water tap. To the other side of the property there is the oil tank, log store and access to the sewage treatment system. A gate opens to the front and drive.


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 the town go through the single lane onto the High Street and turn right into Station Road. Follow this road out of the town where after about a mile, the property will be found on the right hand side. Postcode DT10 2RS