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5 bedroom character property for sale

Pickwicks, Sherborne Road, West Stour, SP8 5RP

Under Offer £495,000

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Tenure: Freehold

PICKWICKS is an attractive four/five bedroom Grade II listed period cottage C 1800, built of local stone under a clay tiled roof with grounds and garden that extend to approximately 1 acre.
The cottage has been improved and maintained to an exceptionally high standard by the present owners to provide spacious and comfortable character home, incorporating many period details and features including, beams, original panel doors and impressive inglenook fireplaces with wood burning stove. It’s versatile and adaptable living accommodation, arranged on three floors. Enjoying a semi-rural position on the edge of this North Dorset village of West Stour, close to nearby local amenities including popular inns, churches and local shop. Enjoying generous gardens, ample parking, double garage and far reaching countryside views.
An early viewing is highly recommended to secure this desirable period property.

APPROACHED: via wrought iron latch gate, brick pathway leads to:

ENTRANCE PORCH: Pitched clay tiled roof canopy, original painted panelled front door.

HALLWAY: Spacious reception area, double panel radiator, wall hung electric meter cupboard housing electric meter and fuse box, passage way leads to half panelled wooden back door with glazed top panel, useful under stairs cupboard with shelving and coat hooks, stairwell.

DOWNSTAIRS WET ROOM/SHOWER: Fully tiled floor to ceiling with travertine  effect tiles, low level WC, wash hand basin, Mira electric shower, obscure window and panel radiator.

SITTING ROOM: 14’2” x 12’10” Original stripped pine door, nicely proportioned character room.  Attractive inglenook fireplace of local natural stone and brick with Bresumer beam, inset villager wood burning stove, creates cosy focal point.  Fireside alcoves, two double panel radiator, ample power points, original small paned sash windows with stripped pine shutters enjoys outlook onto front and rear gardens.

LOUNGE/DINING ROOM: 14’10” x 14’4” Original stripped pine panelled door. Wonderful family room, well proportioned with good ceiling height, beams, impressive inglenook fireplace of local natural stone, with Bresumer beam, flagstone hearth creates attractive focal point.  Matching small paned sash windows with stripped pine shutters enjoys outlook onto front and rear gardens and far reaching countryside views, two panel radiators.

KITCHEN: 15’ x 11’2” Well equipped and fitted with an extensive range of painted floor and wall cupboards with matching drawers and trim, cornice and plinth, contrasting tiled worktop and counters with wood edging inset 1½ bowl polypropylene sink and drainer with chrome swan neck mixer tap.  Inset four ring ceramic hob, extractor fan, built in double electric fan assisted oven and grill.  Wine rack, ceramic tiled splash backs, porcelain floor tiles, space and plumbing for dishwasher, halogen spot lights, triple aspect windows enjoying pleasant outlook onto front, side and rear and beyond. Boiler cupboard housing newly installed ’Grant’ free standing oil fired boiler supplying central heating and domestic hot water.  Obscure glazed window, shelving, original painted back door with fixed glazed window enjoying outlook  and access to veranda and gardens.  

STAIRCASE: Bannister post and handrail, stairs to:

LANDING: Spacious landing, deep window reveal, display sill, small paned sash widows enjoying far reaching countryside views, panelled radiator, inspection hatch to loft.

MASTER BEDROOM: 14’8” x 8’2” Well proportioned character room with good ceiling height, coving, Bee Hive chimney breast, alcoves, double panelled radiator, facing small paned sash windows enjoying outlook onto front and rear garden, power points.

BEDROOM 2: 12’4”  x 8’2” Original stripped pine panelled door, nicely proportioned, good ceiling height, double panelled radiator, original small paned sash windows enjoying outlook to front onto pretty neighbouring thatch cottage.

FAMILY BATHROOM: Stripped pine panel  door, white suite comprising of moulded acrylic bath with hand grips, side and end panels, mixer taps and shower spray attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.C with wooden suite, ceramic tiles splash backs, double panel radiator. Tiled panel to bath and shower area, display sill, original sash window enjoying pleasant outlook into garden with far reaching countryside views and beyond, built in airing/linen cupboard with slatted shelving. (potential to convert into shower)

BEDROOM 3: 10’11” x 9’4” Original stripped pine door, ,nicely proportioned room, good ceiling height, coving, double panel radiator, sash window enjoying outlook onto front.
SECOND STAIRCASE: Stairs rising up to attic, landing, stripped pine floor boards, exposed beams, conservation skylight window, built in cupboard.
ATTIC ROOM 1/BEDROOM 4:  18’11” x 9’ Nicely proportioned character room, sloping ceilings, exposed eaves, exposed stone chimney breast, eaves storage cupboards, matching conservation skylight windows, panel radiator.

ATTIC ROOM 2/ BEDROOM 5: 9’4” x 9’ Useful room (home/office/study) pine floor boards, skylight window, panel radiator, eaves storage cupboards.
(Skylight windows allow for stunning far reaching countryside views)

FRONT GARDEN: is of a good but manageable size laid out in a traditional cottage style with neat lawns with low brick walling, wrought iron latch gate, edged with well stocked flower and shrub borders.

Easy pull in onto tarmac driveway, leads across to cottage with generous parking apron providing plenty of parking for 3/4 cars.

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE: Built of stone under a  pan tile roof, two metal  up and over door, light and power.  A covered veranda runs the full length of the house with flagstone paved pathway, doorway to:

UTILITY ROOM: Light and power points, work top with inset stainless steel sink and mixer hot and cold taps, panelled radiator.

Brick pathway leads onto large patio apron with wooden pergola creating a pleasant area for relaxing and eating al fresco, original well.
The garden is a most attractive and delightful feature and extends to approximately 1 acre, well maintained predominately laid to lawn, edged with well stocked shrubs and borders. Planted with an abundance of established flowering plants and shrubs and specimen trees creating colour and interest throughout the seasons..  This garden enjoys a pleasant southerly aspect and enjoys far reaching stunning countryside views. Enclosed by timber panel fencing, hedging and stock proof wire fencing with wooden picket post fencing, oil storage/tank with latch gate to the top section of garden.

NB: A footpath runs alongside the property but this is entirely fenced off for privacy and security.

SERVICES: Water, electricity, drainage (septic tank), telephone and oil all subject to the usual utility regulations.  

Council Tax Band: F
EPC rating: E
Property M²: 132m²
Tenure:  Freehold       

VIEWING:  Strictly by appointment through the agents.  







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