4 bedroom bungalow for saleLeigh, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9
Sold STC £475,000
- 4 Bedrooms
- Sitting Room
- Dining Room
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Utility Room
Delightful detached four bedroom bungalow in a good south facing plot to the centre of a popular village.
EPC Band D
Polwithen is one of two bungalows that were built in the mid 1980's and has warm reconstituted stone elevations under a tiled roof. The bungalow itself sits to the north east corner of its plot with the principal rooms lying to the south and west enhancing the feeling of light and space in them. The entrance to the property has a wide porch that gives way to a good sized entrance hall. To the left hand side a kitchen leads through to a utility room while ahead is a drawing room with double doors at the side into a formal dining room that can also be accessed from the hall. The drawing room is particularly attractive, with a fireplace to one corner equipped with a multi fuel stove and with a full size patio door onto the terrace. The kitchen is equipped with a comprehensive range of floor and wall mounted units and cupboards with a breakfast bar to its centre and an eating area to one side. Integral appliances include a halogen hob, a built-in double oven and a dishwasher. Beyond the kitchen there is a utility room complete with a second sink and drainer, plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. The oil fired boiler is housed here and there is a door to the outside as well as access to a cloakroom. The sleeping accommodation lies on the right hand side of the property, the main bedroom having an en-suite bathroom. There is a comprehensive range of built-in wardrobes with the three remaining bedrooms having use of a good sized family bathroom. The fourth bedroom that lies to the centre and front of the property is currently equipped as a study with a number of good built-in book shelving. It has been suggested, subject to obtaining the necessary building consents, that the attached garage could easily be brought into the main body of the house in order to provide further accommodation if required. The property is in good decorative order throughout, is double glazed, has oil fired central heating, and up to date roof & cavity wall insulation.
Polwithen sits away from any passing traffic to the centre of the popular village of Leigh which itself lies in the beautiful Dorset countryside to the south of the historic Abbey town of Sherborne and the local regional centre of Yeovil. The village has a church, a garage/shop and a village hall to its centre, while both Sherborne and Yeovil lie within short motoring distance providing between them an excellent range of cultural, recreational and shopping facilities. Sporting, walking and riding opportunities abound within the area with many walks to be had from the village itself while the region is well known for both its public and privately funded schooling. Communication links are good with a railway station at nearby Yetminster on the Weymouth to Bath and Bristol line. A main line station at Sherborne links directly with London Waterloo while road links are along the A303 joined at Wincanton giving swift access to London and the Home Counties along the M3, M25 route.
To the front of the property there is a large expanse of driveway laid to gravel with areas of lawn and shrub planting to the sides providing shape, colour and form throughout the year. The garage lies to one side of the property and is equipped with an up and over door, light and power and has a work bench area to one side and plenty of storage room in the eaves. To the right hand side of the garage there is a paved area of hard stand that provides enough space to park a large camper van or caravan. To the rear and side of the property there is a large garden with an extensive are of paved terrace around three sides of the property with an entertaining area immediately outside the patio door into the drawing room. The main body of the garden flows out to the south from the terrace and is laid to lawn with areas of mature herbaceous and shrub planting to the sides. To the centre of the garden there is second area of paved terrace flanked by a large beech hedge beyond which there is a wild garden planted to mature trees and shrubs in contrast to the formal areas near the property. Halfway along the garden to the left hand side there is an attractive log cabin style summer house with veranda while on the west side of the property there is a more informal area that is currently organised with a number of vegetable beds and has a large greenhouse to one side.
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