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Red Lane, Todber, Sturminster Newton - £595,000 For Sale

Property Details

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A most wonderful opportunity to purchase a three double bedroom detached stone cottage The property sits in around a quarter of an acre plot that has recently been refurbished to a high standard and is presented to the market with the advantage of no onward chain. Enjoying a lane side rural but not isolated position in the small village of Todber. The original part of the cottage dates 1780 and has been the very much loved and enjoyed home to our sellers for the last twenty one years and over the last year has undergone a programmer of rejuvenation to create a delightful, contemporary home that retains it character cottage ambience with features including deep window sills, exposed stone walls and timber beams as well as stone fireplaces. Catering to modern day expectations, the cottage has uPVC double glazing and a new oil fired central heating system has been fitted. The cottage also benefits from a new slate roof, re-plastered walls and ceilings, re-wiring and re-plumbing work and a new septic tank has been installed plus new kitchen units and bathroom suite fitted. This lovely home must be viewed to truly appreciate what it has to offer as well as the location. Todber is a popular village lying in between the hill top town of Shaftesbury and the market town of Sturminster Newton, both of which are just about five miles away. The well served village of Marnhull is only one and half miles away where there are everyday facilities.


Ground Floor

Boot/Utility Room (3.43m'' x 2.39m'' / 11'3'' x 7'10'')

Window with deep sill to the front aspect and stable door to the side. Ceiling light. Power points. Wall mounted electrics. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for a fridge/freezer. Fitted with floor cupboards and solid wood work surfaces with inset sink. Door to bedroom two and opening to the:-

Kitchen Area (3.56m'' x 3.66m / 11'8'' x 12')

Window with deep sill to the front of the cottage. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beams. Power points. Larder style cupboard fitted with shelves. Old fireplace with 'Villager' wood burner. Free standing country style floor cupboards with solid wood work surface. Space for a slot in cooker. Wood effect laminate flooring. Door to the bathroom and opens out to the:-

Dining Area (3.56m'' x 3.66m / 11'8'' x 12')

Timber front door with inset glass pane opens to the front of the cottage. Window with deep sill to the front. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beam. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Old fireplace. Wood effect laminate flooring. Opening to the:-

Sitting Room (3.61m'' x 3.91m'' / 11'10'' x 12'10'')

Enjoying a double aspect with window to the side and double doors opening to the rear paved seating area with view of Duncliffe Woods in the distance. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. ~Wood effect laminate flooring. Stairs rising to the first floor with recess under.

Ground Floor Bedroom (3.61m'' x 3.71m'' / 11'10'' x 12'2'')

Window to the side and double doors opening to the rear garden and enjoying views over fields to Duncliffe Woods. Ceiling light. Exposed stone walls. Radiator. Power points. Wood effect laminate flooring.


Two obscured glazed windows to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. Radiator. Fitted with a modern stylish suite consisting of double ended bath with freestanding swan neck mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, low level WC with dual flush facility and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Open lined cupboard fitted with shelves and radiator. Tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise to the landing with skylight and ceiling light. Doors to both bedrooms.

Bedroom One (3.56m'' x 5.54m'' / 11'8'' x 18'2'')

Maximum measurements - Windows with deep sill and boasting delightful countryside views over fields to the village of Marnhull. Ceiling lights. Exposed timbers. Radiator. Power points. Door to the:-

En-Suite Shower Room

Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Chrome heated towel rail. Suite consisting of shower, low level WC and wash hand basin.

Bedroom Three (3.40m'' x 2.39m'' / 11'2'' x 7'10'')

Window to the front with deep sill and enjoying fabulous views over farmland to Marnhull church in the distance. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.



The property is accessed from the lane via double five bar gates onto a gravelled area with space to park about four cars. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn and enclosed by post and rail fencing. There is also a useful outside water tap. The total plot extends to around quarter of an acre with the option to landscaped to one's own design.


From the Sturminster Newton Office

Leave Sturminster via Bath Road heading towards Gillingham. Bypass the main village of Marnhull heading towards Gillingham. On a left hand bend turn right to Child Okeford where the property will be found a short distance on the left hand side. Postcode DT10 1HT