2 bedroom house for saleNutford, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0QJ
Under Offer £390,000
- Entrance hall
- Study/home office/bedroom 3
- Sitting room & dining room
- 2 bedrooms
- Dressing room
- Bath/shower room
- Double garage, workshop & log store
- Off road parking, front & rear gardens & far-reaching rural views
This charming Grade II Listed period cottage has attractive flemish bond brick elevations under a clay tiled roof. Thought to date back to the 18th Century, there are later additions to include a kitchen extension and a two storey extension to the front. Set within beautifully kept grounds of almost 0.2 of an acre (approx.), this delightful property benefits from its rural location close to Blandford town. It is evident that the property has been well-maintained by the current owners both internally and externally to provide a well-presented and comfortable home of character and charm. Particular features include replacement timber double glazing throughout, oil fired central heating as well as exposed ceiling timbers, an Inglenook fireplace to the sitting room and original lock and brace doors to the first floor.
The property is approached via a private track and a timber gate gives access to a brick-paved parking area and a timber clad double garage. A brick paved pathway continues through the attractive, partially walled, lawned front gardens and to the front door. Opening into the entrance hall, lock and brace doors lead to a cloakroom and a good-sized study/home office. A stable door leads into the delightful double aspect sitting room. Open plan to the dining room, there are French doors leading to the rear garden and an impressive Inglenook fireplace with inset multi-fuel stove, flagstone hearth and oak bressummer believed to date back to the 16th Century.
With exposed brickwork there is also an original bread oven.
The dining room is double aspect with windows to the front and rear elevations. A staircase leads the first floor with a large under stair cupboard below, currently utilised as a cloaks cupboard. A door leads through and into the kitchen extension.
The charming country style kitchen comprises a range of floor and wall mounted units with handmade, painted timber doors and drawer fronts and granite worktops. There are tiled splashbacks, a Belfast sink with mixer tap and a large built-in larder cupboard. With space for a Rangemaster range style cooker with extractor hood over, there is plumbing for a further two appliances. This double aspect room has windows to the front and side elevations and a door to outside.
Rising to the first floor and to the galleried landing, there is a window to the rear elevation. The main bedroom is located in the 1980's extension with fitted cupboards and windows to the side and front elevations affording delightful rural views. The second bedroom has a window to the side elevation again providing far-reaching views. There is also a separate dressing room with a range of fitted cupboards and a window to the front.
The stunning bath/shower room, originally a third bedroom, has been converted by the current owners. With a suite comprising large double ended bath, fully tiled double shower with rain shower head and glazed screen, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. This stylish room also has a cast iron Edwardian fireplace, large airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and a comprehensive range of built-in storage cupboards.
The well-kept gardens are partially walled and are mainly to the front of the property. To the rear of the property is a delightful limestone paved terrace with an inset herb garden to one end. There is a further gravelled terrace suitable for garden furniture and a barbeque. The remaining gardens are laid to lawn with planted borders abutting the brick and flint wall. There is a useful timber workshop and log store as well as a double garage with electric roller door, storage above and a range of shelving.
There are fruit trees to include cooking apple and plum as well as a range of other specimen trees. The oil tank is located to the side of the cottage within a useful courtyard area suitable for storage and bins, accessed via a gravel pathway.
Nutford is a small, rural hamlet located just over a mile from Blandford Forum town centre. Located on a bus route and with a bus stop opposite the cottage, the town is easily accessible. Blandford Forum is an interesting Georgian market town in the heart of Dorset surrounded by open countryside. There are a range of shopping, commercial and sporting facilities.
There is access to the larger towns of Poole, 15 miles, Bournemouth, 22 miles and Salisbury with main line station, 22 miles. There are excellent schools in the area within the private sector including Bryanston, Canford, Sherborne, Milton Abbey, Clayesmore, Sandroyd, Port Regis, St Mary's Shaftesbury, Castle Court and Dumpton. State education is available at The Blandford School.
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