2 Bed For Sale

Asking Price £375,000

80 Higher Street, Okeford Fitzpaine, Blandford Forum

  • Semi Detached Cottage
  • Two Good Sized Bedrooms
  • Two Reception Rooms
  • Many Character Features
  • Large Sunny Rear Garden
  • Garage Sited Nearby
  • Sought After Village
  • Energy Efficiency Rating Exempt
A delightful Grade II listed, semi detached character cottage with plenty of charm and kerb appeal, offers two good sized bedrooms and large landscaped rear garden. The cottage enjoys a central location within the sought after and desirable village of Okeford Fitzpaine. This picturesque village is surrounded by the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside and boasts a shop/post office, public house and church. About four miles away is Sturminster Newton, which offers a range of facilities. We believe that the cottage dates to the 17th century and has been the much cherished and enjoyed home for our sellers over the last four and half years. During this time the property has been exceptionally well maintained and is decorated throughout in Farrow and Ball paint. The large garden has also had the advantage of some landscaping. This lovely cottage combines traditional old world charm with modern day expectation and is fitted with gas fired central heating, country style kitchen units and stylish contemporary shower room suite. The property retains many character features, such as the inglenook fireplace with Bressumer Beam and bread oven, exposed rafters, beams and floorboards plus pane glass windows with deep sills. There is also a porthole window to the side, situated in the sitting room, which is a particular feature of the cottage. A visit is imperative to truly appreciate what this special cottage has to offer, not just for the internal space but also for the outside space, which catches one by surprise! An early viewing is suggested to avoid missing out on this beautiful 'Chocolate Box' Cottage.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

From the road steps rise to a storm porch with thatched roof and timber pillars. An original timber door with three inset glass panes opens into a welcoming entrance hall. Ceiling and wall lights. Smoke detector. Exposed painted timbers. High level cupboard housing the electrics. Radiator. Built in double cloaks cupboard. Stairs rising to the first floor with recess under and latch doors to the shower room and to the:-

Sitting Room

Bow pane glass window with deep sill to the front of the cottage and porthole window to the side aspect. Exposed timbers. Wall lights. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Television connection. Inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam and bread oven. Step up and latch door to the:-


Window to the side aspect. Ceiling lights. Radiator. Power points. Fitted with a range of country style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers, open shelves and eye level cupboards and cabinets with counter lighting under. Mix of wood and wood effect work surfaces. Belfast style sink with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine. Space for a fridge/freezer. Built in electric oven and hob with tiled splash back and extractor hood above. Wood flooring. Opens to the:-

Garden/Dining Room

Pitched ceiling with skylights to either side. Windows to the sides and rear and double doors opening to the side. Wall mounted gas fired central heating boiler. Radiator, Power points. Wood flooring.

Shower Room

Obscured glazed window with tiled sill to the rear elevation. Recessed ceiling lights. Extractor fan. Part tiled walls. Heated towel rail. Shaver socket. Fitted with a contemporary and stylish suite consisting of large walk in shower cubicle with tiled back and glass sides and sliding door and mains shower, table top wash hand basin with freestanding mono tap and low level WC with dual flush facility. Tiled floor.

First Floor


Stairs rise to the landing with partly sloping ceiling and exposed painted beams. Access to the eaves. Radiator. Power points. Exposed painted floorboards. Latch doors to both bedrooms

Bedroom One

Pane glass window with deep sill to the front of the cottage. Wall lights. Exposed painted timbers. Radiator. Power points. Exposed painted floorboards.

Bedroom Two

Window with deep sill to the front aspect. Access to the loft space. Partly sloping ceiling. Exposed painted timbers. Radiator. Power points. Built in wardrobes. Exposed painted floorboards.


Garage and Garden

A metal gate to the side of the cottage opens to a path that leads to the back of the property where there is a raised sun terrace with a high degree of privacy. From here a path leads through the trees to the main body of the garden. This is mostly laid to lawn, edged by beds planted with a variety of flowers, shrubs and trees, including apple trees, At the top of the garden there are raised planters ready for vegetable growing. The garden has been landscaped into 'rooms', which are divide in part by mature high hedgerow and offer different areas of interest. The garden boasts a good degree of sunshine and privacy. There is a garage, which is accessed next to the adjoining cottage plus there is plenty of on road parking.

Useful Information

Energy Efficiency Rating Exempt - Grade II
Council Tax Band D
Single Glazed Cottage Windows
Gas Fired Central Heating from a Combination Boiler
Mains Drainage


From Sturminster Newton

Leave Sturminster via Bridge Street. At the traffic lights proceed over the bridge and turn left. Continue along the A357 for about three miles and take the turning on the right - signposted Okeford Fitzpaine. Go past the Royal Oak public house on the right and the village shop on the left. The cottage will be found a little further on, on the right hand side. Postcode DT11 0RQ

Floorplan for 80 Higher Street, Okeford Fitzpaine, Blandford Forum

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