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Fiddleford, Sturminster Newton

  • Detached Thatched Cottage
  • Three Double Bedrooms
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Quarter of an Acre
  • Large Timber Workshop
  • Backing onto Farmland
  • Annexe Potential/Income
  • Large Driveway Area
A charming detached thatched cottage with three double bedrooms, four reception rooms, and offering the potential for a one bedroom annexe. Sitting in grounds of a quarter of an acre, with a large timber workshop offering multiple uses. The property enjoys glorious views over open farmland to the back. The original part of the cottage dates to the late 1700s when it formed two cottages. A more recent two storey extension to the rear provides a further reception room and bedroom with balcony giving glorious views over the countryside. Bryanston cottage retains original features including an inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam and exposed ceiling beams. The cottage has been well maintained and improved. The thatched roof having been re-ridged and combed in 2021 (we believe that a complete re-thatch was completed in 2006). Smart controlled Rointe electric radiators have been newly installed and the majority of the windows are double glazed. The property lends itself to the creation of a self-contained one bedroomed annexe having a well-appointed secondary kitchen and shower room. The property is approached via a large newly gravelled driveway providing ample space for boats, trailers, caravans etc. The gardens are an especially attractive feature of the property, backing directly on to open farmland. The property offers a high degree of flexibility for living arrangements and the scope for additional income. The property is located in the small hamlet of Fiddleford which boasts a thriving public house. Close by and of historical interest is Fiddleford Manor; one of the oldest buildings in Dorset, believed to date back to 1370. The market town of Sturminster Newton is located only a mile away; offering a wide range of shops and all the usual range of facilities and services. There are walking and cycling paths plus coarse fishing on the River Stour. Gillingham (10 miles) has a mainline train station. The A30 (8 miles), A303 (15 mile) Jurassic Coast (25


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

The main entrance is approached from the driveway through a storm porch. Timber front door with leaded light pane glass inset opens into a welcoming entrance hall. Window Ceiling light. Feature ceiling beams. Electric radiator. Power points. Fitted slim cupboards with coat hooks and housing the electrics. Wood effect LVT flooring. Door to the kitchen and to the:-

Sitting Room

Boasting a triple aspect with windows to the side and rear plus double doors opening out to the rear seating area. Ceiling lights. Feature ceiling beams. Part wood panelled walls. Electric radiator. Power, telephone and television points.


Window with tiled sill overlooking the seating area and rear garden. Ceiling light. Electric radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers and eye level cupboards plus wall mounted display/storage shelves. Good amount of work surfaces with tiled splash back and one and half bowl ceramic sink and drainer with mono tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine or dishwasher. Built in double electric oven and ceramic hob with extractor hood over. Recess housing for a fridge/freezer. Recessed wall cabinet. Marble tiled floor. Doors to the inner hall and to the:-

Dining Room

Two windows with deep sills to the front aspect. Exposed original ceiling beams and timber upright. Smoke detector. Wall lights. Electric radiator. Power points. Feature brick 'retro' fireplace. Stairs rising to the first floor with recess under.

Inner Hall

Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Built in storage cupboard with coat hooks. Door to the shower room, utility and the:-

Living Room

Two windows with deep sills to the front of the cottage. Ceiling and wall lights. Smoke detector. Exposed original ceiling beams and timber upright. Electric radiator. Power points. Inglenook fireplace with beam, tiled hearth and feature bread oven. Part glazed door to the:-


Window overlooking the side garden. Ceiling light. Access to a small loft space. Electric radiator. Power points. Old window recess with shelf.


Part glazed timber door opening to the rear seating area. Ceiling light. Electrical consumer unit. Electric radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of country style kitchen units consisting of floor and eye level cupboards plus wall shelves. Wood work surfaces with a tiled splash back. Butler style sink with swan neck mixer tap. Space for an under counter fridge or freezer. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Built in electric oven and ceramic hob with extractor hood over. Marble tiled floor.

Shower Room

Window with tiled sill to the rear elevation. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Tiled walls. Chrome heated towel rail. Fitted with a suite consisting of combination unit of vanity wash hand basin with mirror over and low level WC with dual flush and concealed cistern and a tiled shower cubicle with electric shower. Marble tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise to a split level landing with window to the side aspect. Ceiling light.

Bedroom One

Ceiling light. Two electric radiators. Power points. Double doors opening out to the balcony with outlook over the rear garden and adjoining countryside.

Bedroom Two

Boasting a double aspect with windows to the front and rear, both enjoying a degree of a countryside view. Electric radiator. Power points. Built in wardrobe with hanging rail and storage shelf over.

Bedroom Three

Window to the front with field view. Exposed ceiling beams. Electric radiator. Power and telephone points.


Ceiling light with sensor. Extractor fan. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Chrome heated towel rail. Recessed storage cupboard. Fitted with a pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, bath with wood panelled side and tiled splash back plus low level WC. Vinyl tiled floor.


Parking and Gardens

The cottage is approached from the road via double timber gates that open onto a large gravelled drive with plenty of space for cars, caravan, motor homes or boat. There is also a good sized timber workshop (6.10m x 9.14m - 20' x 30') with tall double doors, windows to the side and rear and fitted with benches and cupboards. There is potential for an electric supply. A small peripheral corner of the drive is leased from the Pitt Rivers Estate for £125 per annum – this lies to the left hand side of the workshop. A five bar timber gate opens to the main garden, which lies to the back of the cottage. This is mostly laid to grass and planted with trees and shrubs and backs onto farmland. Steps lead down to a paved seating area beneath a pergola where there is also an ornamental pond. From here steps rise to the side garden, which is reminiscent of a garden of tranquillity - laid to gravel with a central wildlife pond and two seating areas. There is also a useful timber shed. A gate opens to a path that runs along the front of the cottage. The whole grounds extend to around a quarter of an acre and boast excellent privacy and sun throughout the day in various parts of the garden.

Useful Information

Energy Efficiency Rating F
Council Tax Band - D for the main building - A for the annexe potential
Electric Individually Smart Controlled Rointe Radiators
Nearly all uPVC Double Glazed Windows
Septic Tank


From Sturminster Newton

Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street. At the traffic lights proceed over the bridge and turn left heading towards Blandford. After about a mile and a half, there is the Fiddleford Inn. Continue forward on the main road. The property will be found on the left hand side. Postcode DT10 2BX

Floorplan for Fiddleford, Sturminster Newton

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