5 bedroom house for sale

The Ole White Horse Inn

£550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • ATTRACTIVE DETACHED PERIOD PROPERTY
  • FIVE BEDROOMS
  • PERIOD FEATURES AND DETAIL
  • COSY OPEN FIREPLACES
  • SCOPE AND POTENTIAL TO IMPROVE
  • ADAPTABLE LIVING ACCOMMODATION
  • PROMINENT, CONVENIENT LOCATION

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE OLD WHITE HORSE INN is an attractive detached five bedroom period character property.  Believed to date back to the C17/18th, extended again in the early part of the C19th.  Built of local natural stone under a slate roof.

The building has undergone many changes and uses over the years, having been a village inn, vicarage, local shop and store and in recent years a unique and interesting family home with many surviving period features and details including elm floor boards original C18th panelled doors, cosy open fireplaces, sash windows with shutters still in situ.

There is scope and potential to further improve the property by way of cosmetic decorations and sympathetic renovations and would suit a buyer looking for a period home with versatile and adaptable living accommodation who would relish this exciting opportunity.

Enjoying a prominent and convenient location in the heart of this popular north Dorset village of East Stour with generous enclosed cottage gardens, useful stone outbuildings.  The property has the potential to be run as a B and B, and would convert easily into a dwelling with an annexe.

An early viewing is highly recommended to secure this desirable home.

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APPROACHED via dual aspect either from Back Street onto easy pull-in onto parking apron or from Head Lane via wooden double gates.

Short flight of old mellow brick steps, rise up onto garden and footpath.

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ENTRANCE/STORM PORCH: Original post and plank construction with pitched slate roof, original painted wooden front door.

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HALLWAY: Flagstone paved floor, stairwell, original painted panelled door opens into:

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SITTING ROOM: (13’7 x 10’3) charming character room, nicely proportioned, shallow ceiling height (6’5), wall light, exposed floor boards, chimney breast, natural stone fireplace with quarry stone hearth and  open grate creates cosy focal point.  Fireside alcoves, ample power points, TV aerial points, small paned casement window, with window seat, enjoying outlook onto pretty cottage garden.

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DINING ROOM: (12’3 x 10’) Original painted panelled door, nicely proportioned room, shallow ceiling height (6’2), evidence of concealed former inglenook fireplace with side cupboards.  Wall hung electric convector heater, ample power points, small paned casement window enjoying pleasant outlook onto cottage garden, BT point, original wide painted plank door opens into:

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INNER LOBBY/HALLWAY: (connection doors open into kitchen and family sitting room).  Spacious reception hall with original painted staircase with high vaulted ceiling and galleried handrail.  Useful  understairs cupboard.  Down step into:

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SITTING ROOM: (20’2 x 15’9) Wonderful character room (formerly the public house lounge bar).  Nicely proportioned room with good ceiling height, exposed floor boards, chimney breast with natural stone fireplace with open grate creates cosy focal point, fireside alcove, ample power points and TV aerial point.  Wainscot panelling to return wall, large fixed paned window, original painted shutters in situ.  Full height obscure glazed door into:

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ENTRANCE VESTIBLE: Flagstone floor, fully obscure glazed door with fixed glazed side panel onto street.  Obscure glazed door opens into:

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SNUG ROOM: (former public bar) Nicely proportioned room with good ceiling height, exposed floor boards, bright and airy being dual aspect, sash window to side elevations, large picture window enjoying outlook onto front, original shutters in situ.  Period pre-cast brick fireplace with open grate and hearth, original painted six panel door opens into:

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LOBBY: NB: Old timber panelled door into outside former toilet block in need of immediate attention and repair.

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KITCHEN: (17’9 x 6’6) A well proportioned long but narrow room, arranged in a galley style.  Well equipped and fitted with a range of modern functional and practical floor cabinets with matching drawers and trim.  Contrasting roll edge onyx effect work tops and electric cooker point..  Space and plumbing for washing machine.  Inset single bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with hot and cold taps, florescent strip light, fixed window enjoying outlook onto garden painted stable door to outside.

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Original C18th painted staircase, painted bannister post and handrail with wide treads and spindles to:

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LANDING: Vaulted ceiling, galleried handrail and skylight window.  Painted panel door to:

BEDROOM 5: (15’6 x 9’9) Down steps, character room,  nicely proportioned with good ceiling height, exposed beams, cabinets with dresser top and inset wash hand basin, small paned casement window and latch door to second stairwell.

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SECOND LANDING

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BEDROOM 3 (PURPLE): (11’9 x 10’4) Nicely proportioned room with good ceiling height, original period fireplace with cast iron grate and fireback (could be re-instated to downstairs sitting room).  Panel radiator, ample power points, large small paned sash windows enjoying outlook across neighbour gardens.

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BEDROOM 2: (11’9 x 10’4) Nicely proportioned  with good ceiling height, exposed floor boards and electric convector heater.  Original painted shutters create partition/divide and large period sash window.

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BEDROOM 1: (15’10 x 11’4) Character room well proportioned with good ceiling height, original painted shutters creating partition/divide.  Exposed floor boards, large original sash window, Tiled fireplace with inset parkray.

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SECOND STAIRCASE: Wide stairs with wooden handrail.

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LANDING: Exposed floorboards, original rafters and concealed doorway.

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BEDROOM 4: (13’6 x 10’) Character room, plank door with latch, exposed elm floorboards, pretty original cast iron fireplace with round surround and tiled cheeks and open grate.  Dual aspect small paned casement window enjoys pleasant outlook onto pretty gardens.  Galleried landing with connecting door.

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BATHROOM: Original enamel roll top bath, hot and cold pillar taps, painted cabinet, wash hand basin, low level WC (closed couple), towel rail and casement window.

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OUTSIDE

The gardens are an attractive and useful feature being of a generous but manageable size and arranged in two sections.  Laid out in traditional cottage style and predominately laid to lawn.  The gardens are planted with a variety of established flowering plants and shrubs providing colour and interest throughout the seasons with established clipped hedges, mature specimen trees and fragrant varieties of English roses.

There is a generous parking apron enclosed by chain link fencing.  A pair of wooden gates provide easy vehicular access from Head Lane.  There are a number of useful stone outbuildings in varying states of repair (and dis-repair) and an open log store forming a shelter for live stock and ponies.  The garden is enclosed by old random stone walling, timber fencing and clipped hedging and enjoys a sheltered and sunny aspect.

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SERVICES: Water, electricity, drainage and telephone all subject to the usual utility regulations. 

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Council Tax Band: F

EPC rating: F

Property M²: 225

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TENURE:  Freehold      

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VIEWING:  Strictly by appointment through the agents. 

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01 July 2016

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  • Gillingham (Dorset) (2.0 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Hambledon Estate Agents, Gillingham

19 High Street Gillingham SP8 4QT

01747 633005 Local call rate

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