4 bedroom detached house for saleSandley, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8
Under Offer £1,350,000
- 4 bedrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Private Parking
- 3.00 acres
A former period lodge house which is currently being completely refurbished and extended to a very high standard. It is situated in a beautiful and tranquil setting. In all the garden and paddocks extend to about 3 acres.
Sandley Lodge is the former lodge house to the Sandley Estate, and is believed to date originally from the late Victorian period. It was bought by the present owner in 2015 and has since been refurbished and extended in compliance with listed building consent, as the lodge is sited within the curtilage of Sandley House, which is Grade II Listed. The front façade of the lodge has been preserved but the rear has been greatly extended using a green oak framework to designs by local conservation architects. The property has been finished to a very high specification with new hardwood windows, limestone flooring throughout the ground floor and high quality kitchen and bathroom fittings. There is a sitting/dining room, which has a stone fireplace fitted with a wood-burning stove and 40ft of oak-framed glazing along two walls with French windows to the terrace, snug, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom and boot room. On the first floor is the master bedroom suite, guest bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom.
Immediately to the front of the house is a small area of garden overlooking a 2-acre paddock bounded by post and rail fencing. The garden is principally behind the house, with a broad limestone flagged terrace bounded by dwarf stone walling with a pergola to one side and leading on to an area of lawn with shrub borders. There is a 3-bay American barn and a single garage.
Buckhorn Weston 1.5 miles. Gillingham 3 miles (London Waterloo 2.25 hours). A303 3.75 miles Castle Cary 13.5 miles (London Paddington 1.5 hours) (Distances and times approximate).
Sandley Lodge is situated in unspoilt countryside on the southern edge of the Sandley Estate close to village of Buckhorn Weston (1½ miles), which has a parish church and a popular public house. Local amenities are available in the nearby town of Gillingham (3 miles), which has a range of shops including a Waitrose supermarket, doctor and dental surgeries and a good range of local businesses.
There are four primary schools within a 3 mile radius and an outstanding secondary school in Gillingham. Local private schools include Hazlegrove, Kings Bruton and Bruton School for Girls, Port Regis and the Sherborne schools.
The A303 (3¾ miles) provides a direct east/west route linking with the M3 to London and to the M5 (J25) at Taunton (38 miles) via the A358.
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