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

Stapleford Court, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton - £350,000 For Sale

Property Details

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This is a tremendous opportunity to purchase a brand new semi detached home - currently under construction - with three generously sized bedrooms and designed especially for those in their leisure years and over 55 years of age. The property forms part of a small gated community, which provides independent living with the support of an on-site maintenance manager who is available during weekday mornings. The property will benefit from gas fired central heating via radiators to the first floor and underfloor heating on the ground floor, sustainable wood framed double glazed pane glass windows and a ten year build warranty. There will also be a small enclosed paved courtyard with outside tap and access to the pleasant and peaceful communal gardens, which boast a southerly facing aspect with a number of open spaces. The gardens are laid to lawn and interspersed with shrubs and flower beds and stocked with a variety of trees. Benches are scattered throughout the development where one may sit and enjoy a quiet moment. All communal areas have external timed lighting operating from dusk to 10.30pm and from 6am until light in the darker months. For more information and to arrange a site visit, please contact the selling agents, Morton New on 01258 473 030.


The Property


In brief, the accommodation on the ground floor will consist of entrance hall, sitting room with double doors out to the courtyard garden and pocket doors to the dining room. There is also a sun room with doors out to the courtyard garden, kitchen, which will include integrated appliance consisting of oven, hob, fridge/ freezer, washing machine and dishwasher plus cloakroom with enough room to install a shower. On the first floor there is the main bathroom and three generously sized bedrooms, principal with en-suite shower room.


The property will benefit from its own small courtyard garden, plus use of the attractively landscaped communal gardens and will have an allocated undercover parking bay. In addition, there are plenty of visitor parking spaces.

The Location


The property is located just a short stroll to the high street of the popular Dorset town of Stalbridge, which is reputed to be the county's smallest town, steeped in history and dating back to Saxon times with a 15th Century Church and Market Cross. The town has an approximate population of 2500 and caters well for everyday needs with an award winning supermarket, family run butchers, post office and community run library. There is also a primary school with excellent OFSTED report, dental surgery and public house as well as a variety of takeaway shops plus optician's, chemist's and petrol station. Stalbridge is only a 15 minute drive to the historic Abbey town of Sherborne with its mainline rail link to London Waterloo in just over two hours and only a 3 mile drive to Templecombe railway station - also a direct rail link to London. Further facilities are available at Sturminster Newton 4 miles to the East and Sherborne and Shaftesbury both within 7 miles. The town benefits from excellent communication links with the A30 and A303 both close by.


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 Stalbridge continue past the petrol station and through the single lane and turn right on to Station Road. Turn right to the car park and library. The gates to the development will be in front. Postcode DT10 2FD

Important Information

The development is managed by Broadleaf Management Services with a yearly charge of £2777.84 (in 2021). The charge covers a comprehensive range of services, which includes building insurance, external painting, maintenance manager on site in the mornings of Monday to Friday, upkeep of all communal gardens and buildings, all window cleaning (including the conservatory) and security and lighting. The ground rent is £335 per annum fixed until 2028.
The property is sold under a Freehold Transfer, which means that the land it is built on and its private garden are owned by the property.