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

Manston, Sturminster Newton - £700,000 Sold Subject to Contract

Property Details

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An appealing detached family home with three/four double bedrooms, offering around 2000 square feet (188sq.m) of living space and enjoying countryside views to the rear and of Melbury Beacon to the front The property sits in just under half an acre of ground and is situated in a popular village about three miles from the market town of Sturminster Newton. The property was built in the mid 1980s and has been the very much cherished and happy home to our sellers for the last twelve years. During the initial years the property benefitted from initial improvements, which included a reconfiguration to provide contemporary open plan kitchen and dining space and fitted with a range of soft closing bespoke handmade oak units, a conservatory was added as well as new internal doors fitted plus a dressing room and en-suite created. The property has been exceptionally well kept with general maintenance and replacement radiator were installed earlier this year. This bright, well laid out home benefits from uPVC double glazing, gas fired central heating and septic tank with treatment plant. A viewing is essential not just for the property but also the village itself, which boasts a public house and village hall. Further facilities just a short drive away at Sturminster Newton where there is a range of independent shops and chain stores, doctor and dentist surgeries, schooling for all ages and a variety of entertainment venues.


Ground Floor

Reception Hall

Storm porch to the front. Part glazed oak front door opens into a welcoming reception hall. Intelligent smoke detector. Coved. Wall lights. Central heating thermostat. Radiator. Telephone points. Stairs rising to the first floor with window to the front on the half landing and pane glass doors to the kitchen, dining area and to the:-

Sitting Room (6.60m'' x 3.66m / 21'8'' x 12')

Window to the front overlooking the drive and Melbury Beacon in the distance plus a sliding door opening to the conservatory to the rear. Ceiling and wall lights. Coved. Two radiators. Power and television points. Fireplace with locally quarried stone hearth and multi fuel burner.

Dining Area (3.20m'' x 3.10m'' / 10'6'' x 10'2'')

Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Double doors opening out to the conservatory and opening to the:-

Kitchen Area (6.58m'' x 2.95m'' / 21'7'' x 9'8'')

Maximum measurements - Enjoying a double aspect with window to the front and side, enjoying partial countryside views plus window to the rear into the conservatory. Recessed ceiling lights. Power and telephone points. Fitted with a range of handmade bespoke solid oak kitchen units consisting of soft closing floor cupboards - some with drawers, tall larder cupboard with pull out racks, further tall cupboard with shelves and eye level cupboards and cabinets with counter lighting under. Generous amount of work surfaces. Part tiled and part wood panelled walls. One and half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mono tap and filtered drinking water tap. There is also a water softener. Integrated dishwasher and larder style fridge. Fiver burner gas hob with extractor hood over. Built in double electric oven with storage cupboards above and below. Slate effect Karndean flooring. Part glazed door to the cloakroom and inner lobby.

Conservatory (2.72m'' x 7.92m / 8'11'' x 26')

Of uPVC double glazed construction with dwarf wall, pitched roof with opening vent and fitted blinds and windows with integrated blinds to the side and overlooking the rear garden plus two sets of double doors leading out to the paved sun terrace. Ceiling lights. Power points. Karndean flooring.


Part glazed door to the front. Ceiling light. Coat hooks. Slate effect Karndean flooring. White panelled door to the:-

Reception Room/Bedroom Four (3.38m'' x 4.60m'' / 11'1'' x 15'1'')

Maximum measurements - Window to the front and rear. Access to the loft space with pull down ladder and fitted with light. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Power points. Built in storage/display shelves and cupboards. Part glazed door to the:-


Part glaze door to the rear. Ceiling light. Wall mounted gas fired central heating boiler and programmer. Fitted with floor and eye level cupboards, work surfaces and stainless steel sink and drainer. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Ceramic tile effect vinyl flooring.


Obscured glazed window to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Radiator. Fitted with a vanity style wash hand basin with tiled splash back and low level WC with dual flush facility and concealed cistern. Slate effect Karndean flooring.

First Floor

Galleried Landing

Stairs rise and return up to a bright and roomy galleried landing with window to the front enjoying views to Melbury Beacon. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Access to the loft space. Power points. Large airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with slatted shelves. White panelled doors to all rooms.

Bedroom One (3.45m'' x 3.68m'' / 11'4'' x 12'1'')

Window with view over the rear garden and neighbouring countryside. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Arch to the:-

Dressing Room and En-Suite Shower Room

Window to the rear. Ceiling light. Power points. Two fitted double wardrobes with hanging rails and shelves. Vanity style wash hand basin with mono tap and extending shaver mirror to the side. Window and arch to the en-suite, which is fitted with recessed ceiling lights - one combination extractor fan, deep walk in tiled shower cubicle and low level WC with dual flush facility and concealed cistern. Shaver socket. Tiled walls and slate effect Karndean flooring.

Bedroom Two (3.02m'' x 3.86m'' / 9'11'' x 12'8'')

Maximum measurements - Window to the front with views of Melbury Beacon and partial view to Hambledon Hill. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.

Bedroom Three (2.57m'' x 2.97m'' / 8'5'' x 9'9'')

Window to the front with views over the countryside. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points. Built in cupboard.


Obscured glazed window with tiled sill to the side elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Heated towel rail. Fitted with a stylish modern suite consisting of walk in tiled shower cubicle and built in low level WC with dual flush facility and concealed cistern plus vanity wash hand basin with mono tap and mirror with shaver light/point over plus deep bath with corner mono tap and hand held shower. Part tiled walls. Karndean tiled floor.


Parking and Double Garage (5.79m x 5.89m'' / 19' x 19'4'')

The property is approached from the road onto a gravelled drive, which is divided between this property and the neighbours plus a further drive to the front of the house that is laid to Cotswold chipping and provides space for motorhome, caravan, boat and cars. There is also a double garage with two up and over doors, light and power plus rafter storage, window to the rear and personal door to the side. There is access from both drives to the rear garden.


The rear garden has been beautifully landscaped and has various different areas of interest. Immediately to the back of the house there is a large Indian Sandstone paved entertaining and sun terrace, bordered by raised beds planted with a host of shrubs and flowers and a part gravelled. A gravel and paved path leads down to the bottom of the garden where there is a vegetable patch with raised beds, greenhouse and potting shed plus a gate that opens to the adjoining field. Part of the garden has been left for wildlife - named 'The Copse', plus another area fondly called the 'owl room' with the rest of the garden being laid to formal lawn and interspersed with shrub and flower beds. There is also a pear tree, plus two apple trees. The garden enjoys a sunny and private aspect with the total grounds amounting to just under half an acre.


From Sturminster Newton

At the traffic lights turn onto Old Market Hill. Turn left at the next set of lights heading towards Shaftesbury. Continue through the village of Manston and follow the left hand bend. The property will be found towards the end of the straight on the left hand side. Postcode DT10 1HB