6 bedroom detached house for saleEast Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11
- 6 bedrooms
- 5 reception rooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Private Parking
- 1.30 acres
A charming and handsome Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse with former coach house and stable block, beautiful walled garden leading to the River Stour.
Originally built in about 1735, with a later wing added at the rear of the house in the early 19th Century. It has large and well-proportioned accommodation, which is light and airy with excellent head height and there is a wealth of original period features including tall sash windows, fireplaces, coving, panelling and window seats. On the ground floor the reception hall has a sweeping and impressive 18th Century staircase rising up to the first floor and doors leading to the study, cloakroom, dining room and drawing room with a beautiful, broad bow window overlooking the garden. There is a suite of 4 cellar rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room and garden room with French windows opening out to the garden.
On the first floor is a broad landing with doors off to the principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, two further large double bedrooms, bathroom and a small bedroom, which is currently used as a study. On the second floor are two further double bedrooms.
Electrically-operated gates open onto a gravelled parking area beside a period outbuilding, now forming a large single garage with workshop, storeroom and WC with a loft above. The garden lies entirely behind the house and is fan-shaped, with high brick walls on both sides running down to the River Stour affording great privacy. The garden consists of a series of broad, tiered lawns leading down to an orchard with river frontage. In all the gardens extend to about 1.3 acres.
Shaftesbury 11½ miles. Poole 14¾ miles (London Waterloo 2 hours) Dorchester 17 miles. Bournemouth Airport 19 miles. Salisbury 24 miles (London Waterloo 1½ hours) Southampton Airport 43 miles.
The property is situated on the principal street running through the centre of the historic Georgian town of Blandford Forum. The town has a good variety of independent shops, boutique cafés, restaurants and public houses surrounding an attractive market place.
There are some exceptional schools in the area including Bryanston, which is conveniently located on the edge of the town, Milton Abbey, Port Regis in Motcombe, St Mary's in Shaftesbury, the Sherborne schools, Leweston, Hazlegrove and Canford.
Within easy reach are the larger towns of Poole, Dorchester, Bournemouth and Salisbury which all offer a comprehensive selection of shopping, business and recreational facilities.
There are main line stations at Poole and Salisbury which have main line services to London Waterloo.
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