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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Pound Road, Thornford, Sherborne DT9 6QB

Sold STC £400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Bespoke hand crafted kitchen with high end appliances
  • Luxurious bathroom, large walk in rain forest shower, jacuzzi bath, his and her basins
  • Abundant character features, exposed beams, amazing chimney breasts
  • Views to open countryside and the cricket pitch
  • Vibrant village community with great amenities
  • Outstanding rated village primary school, excellent secondary school catchment area
  • Excellent Commuter Links

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This wonderful Grade 2 listed cottage, dating back to the 17th Century really has to be seen to be appreciated. Set in the beautiful village of Thornford, with a great community and well established amenities - Thornford Primary School, rated Outstanding, the popular Kings Arms public house, the convenience store with Post Office, the village hall, the church and it's own cricket club, this is a must view. It's only 3 miles from the historic Abbey town of Sherborne or 6 miles to the larger South Somerset regional centre of Yeovil.

The cottage in brief comprises, bespoke handcrafted galley style kitchen with high end appliances, leading into the spacious living room with amazing feature fireplaces at either end, a separate dining room with another super fire place. There is also a utility/WC area and a hallway.
Upstairs, there are 2 double bedrooms and a single. The bathroom is luxuriously appointed with sizeable walk in shower, large jacuzzi bath, WC and his and hers basins set into a beautiful vanity unit. There is also an attic room accessed via a set of custom made steps. It is a sizeable room and has been very thoughtfully fitted with hand crafted custom made double bed fitted on top of sliding storage drawers. The other half of the room is currently used as an office space. This room is very quirky, it has restricted head room and beams across the room but it is an excellent additional space.

To the rear of the cottage adjacent to the kitchen is a lovely walled private patio area. This leads to a handy stone constructed storage shed which houses the boiler. Beyond the patio is the back garden, mainly laid to lawn. There is ample parking at the rear of the house.

This home includes:

  • Kitchen

    1.7m x 7.21m (12.2 sqm) - 5' 6" x 23' 7" (131 sqft)

    Hand crafted to the highest quality. Good range of cabinets with solid oak worktops. Belfast sink. Integrated dishwasher and wine chiller. Induction hob range cooker with custom made extractor inset to large hatch opening, great for keeping in touch when entertaining. Lovely and light with 3 roof-lights as well as the windows with lovely views to the rear garden and countryside beyond. Tumbled marble floors with underfloor heating. Access to the living room or the hallway.

  • Living Room

    5.16m x 6.69m (34.5 sqm) - 16' 11" x 21' 11" (371 sqft)

    A great size with wonderful fireplaces at either end of the room. It's currently used as lounge diner with a sizeable dining table and 2 settees and there's still room for a game of Twister. The other reception room is used as a snug but as the rooms are so generously proportioned the choice is yours. The windows to the front aspect have hand crafted window seats. To the right of one of the chimney breasts are hand crafted bespoke storage cabinets. There are also 2 wonderful reclaimed cast iron radiators. Characterful exposed beams in the ceiling and the fireplaces.

  • Dining Room

    5m x 3.36m (16.8 sqm) - 16' 4" x 11' (180 sqft)

    Accessed from the living room or the hall off the kitchen. Currently used as a snug with a TV set into the feature stone fireplace. Either side of the fireplace are hand crafted bespoke cabinets. Wonderful exposed beams in the ceiling and the fireplace. Window seat. Traditional style radiators. Solid oak floors. Stairs to first floor.

  • Hall

    Between the kitchen and the utility/WC. A stable door leads to the rear patio. There's also a door into the dining room/snug. Ceramic tile floor. The large American style fridge freezer lives here as well.

  • WC

    Also used as utility area with space and plumbing for the washing machine and a worktop for the tumble dryer to sit on. The WC is fitted into a bespoke hand crafted cabinet. Basin with splash-back. Ceramic tiled floor. Reclaimed cast iron radiator. Obscure window to the rear. If desired this could be a downstairs wet-room/shower room by relocating the utility goods to the stone shed.

  • Landing

    Window to the front, neutrally carpeted and decorated, storage cupboard with exposed wood panelling, doors to the 3 bedrooms and family bathroom and access to the attic room via a set of custom made steps. Exposed beams. Traditional style radiator.

  • Master Bedroom

    5m x 3.72m (18.6 sqm) - 16' 4" x 12' 2" (200 sqft)

    A beautiful room with windows to the front and the rear. The rear window has a window seat. Exposed beams. Traditional style radiator. Neutrally decorated and carpeted.

  • Bathroom

    3.5m x 2.67m (9.3 sqm) - 11' 5" x 8' 9" (100 sqft)

    Your own high end boutique hotel bathroom. Once in here you'll not want to leave. Luxuriously appointed with sizeable walk in shower and rainforest style shower head, extra large jacuzzi bath, WC and his and hers stone basins set into a beautiful wooden vanity unit. Tumbled marble floors with underfloor heating. Ceramic wall tiles with beautiful exposed woodwork set this bathroom off perfectly. Window to the rear with window seat. Chrome towel radiator over traditional style radiator.

  • Bedroom (Double)

    2.52m x 3.22m (8.1 sqm) - 8' 3" x 10' 6" (87 sqft)

    At the rear of the house, ideal for cricket fans as you can watch the match from here. Built in wardrobes. Neutrally carpeted and decorated with a tasteful feature wall. Traditional style radiator.

  • Bedroom

    2.72m x 2.2m (5.9 sqm) - 8' 11" x 7' 2" (64 sqft)

    Single bedroom or could it be used as an office? At the front of the house with a window seat. Built in wardrobes. Neutrally carpeted and decorated. Traditional style radiator.

  • Attic

    Wonderful use of space here at over 6 meters in length and 3 meters wide. The room is height restricted and there is a beam that crosses the room. It works really well though and is currently used as an office in one half and double bed with hand made storage units on rollers in the other half. It is accessed by a set of custom made steps that are spring loaded.

  • Rear Garden

    To the rear of the cottage adjacent to the kitchen is a lovely walled private patio area. This leads to a handy stone constructed storage shed. Beyond the patio is the back garden, mainly laid to lawn, approximately 6 meters wide by 20 meters long. Beyond the lawn are wonderful views to the countryside.

  • Parking

    There is ample parking at the rear of the house.

  • Please note, all dimensions are approximate / maximums and should not be relied upon for the purposes of floor coverings.

Additional Information:

  • Schools

    Thornford has a well regarded primary school, OFSTED ranked Outstanding which is in the catchment area for the highly regarded Gryphon school. Sherborne has an excellent reputation for schools in both the state, Gryphon School, and the private sector, Sherborne Prep, Sherborne Girls, Sherborne Boys and Leweston.

  • Amenities

    The historic town of Sherborne is only 3 miles away and has the amazing Abbey and the quaint, mainly independent high street outlets, restaurants and bars. There are 3 doctors surgeries and a library. There's an abundance of highly regarded gastro pubs and eateries in the surrounding villages. The larger thriving market town of Yeovil is approximately 6 miles away and offers a large shopping precinct with a good range of established brand outlets. It also has a good range of leisure facilities, multiplex cinema, 10 pin bowling, health clubs, sports centres and restaurants. Sherborne and Yeovil both have excellent golf clubs and as you would expect in the West Dorset/South Somerset border there are multiple opportunities for external sporting/walking/riding pursuits.

  • Out and about

    The amazing Jurassic Coast World Heritage site is less than an hour by car. Check out Chesil Beach, the sandy beaches at Weymouth, Lyme Regis, West'll be spoilt for choice here. Walking, equestrian pursuits, gastro pubs/restaurants, it's all on your doorstep here.

  • Commuting

    Within easy reach of the A303 to take you east or west. The cities of Exeter, Bath, Bristol and Salisbury are all within approx 1 hour's driving distance. Sherborne and Yeovil both have train stations on the main line to London Waterloo and Exeter. Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Bournemouth airports are all within 60-90 minutes drive.

  • Council Tax:

    Band E

  • Service Included:

    Oil central heating, mains electric, water and sewerage.

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04 June 2016

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