2 bedroom cottage for saleNewtown, Milborne Port, Sherborne
Sold STC £269,950
A charming Grade II listed semi attached thatched character stone cottage enjoying a tranquil location within the conservation area and backing onto a field, close to the doctors' surgery, within walking distance to a local pub and a little further on to the village centre and primary school. We believe that the cottage was built in the mid 1800's and has a political link to the Earl of Darlington who built the Newtown area to home potential voters for his party, however there is no such requirement today in favour of any party. The property combines modern day expectation benefiting from gas fired central heating via radiators and in keeping with the era attractive cottage style pane glass windows which are double glazed or have secondary glazing and retains a host of period features which include an 'eyebrow' window, deep window sills, fireplaces, exposed ceiling timbers and stone walls plus fireplaces in the main reception area. In addition the property boasts high ceilings and is presented to the market with the added bonus of no forward chain. This delightful home must be viewed to truly appreciate just what is on offer as behind its facade lies a hidden secret - a separate building in the rear garden known as Cobblers' Cottage which lends itself to a host of possible usages from business to home for dependent relative - subject to the necessary permissions.
In brief, the ground floor accommodation consists of useful porch with storage cupboards, reception hall with cloaks cupboard, L shaped open plan sitting room with fireplace, dining room with old fireplace and further area - ideal as a study place, kitchen and breakfast room. On the first floor there is a large bathroom and two double sized bedrooms. Outside there is off road parking, garage and enclosed rear garden with the cottage and stables.
Energy Efficiency Rating 'Exempt' - Council Tax Band C
Ground Floor -
Porch - Pane glass door opens into a useful porch with window to the front elevation. Part vaulted roof. Wall light. Part coved. Floor cupboard housing the gas meter. Plug in electric heater. Built in storage cupboard with shelf and overhead storage. Vinyl flooring. Part glazed natural wood door opening into the:-
Reception Hall - Built in cupboard with coat hooks. Stairs rising to the first floor with cupboard under. Radiator. Natural wood panelled door to the:-
Open Plan Sitting/Dining And Study Room - 8.05m'' x 6.17m'' (26'5'' x 20'3'') - Offering three different areas and versatile usage.
Sitting Area - Pane glass cottage style window to the front aspect. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling timbers. Radiator. Power points. Television connection. Stone fireplace with tiled hearth and multi burner.
Dining Area - Pane glass cottage window with book shelves under to the rear with view over the paved seating area and garden. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling timbers and stone wall. Old stone fireplace with tiled hearth. Old window recess with shelves. Radiator. Power points.
Study Area - Cottage style panel glass window with deep sill to the side. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling timbers and stone wall. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Part glazed door to the:-
Kitchen - 2.46m'' x 3.84m'' (8'1'' x 12'7'') - Part glazed stable door opening to the side covered space which leads to the front, rear and garage. Pane glass window with deep sill overlooking the rear garden. Ceiling light. Wall mounted gas fired combination boiler and central heating programmer. Radiator. Good amount of power points. Fitted with a range of Buttermilk coloured country style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards - some with drawers - separate drawer unit with cutlery and deep pan drawers and eye level cupboards plus wall shelves. Plenty of wood block effect work surfaces. Part tiled walls. One and half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Space for slot in cooker. Space for slimline dishwasher. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for under counter fridge. Some exposed stone walls. Tiled floor. Opening into the:-
Breakfast Room - 3.35m x 1.93m'' (11' x 6'4'') - With outlook over the rear garden and pane glass French doors with windows to either side opening to the side. Recessed ceiling lights. Radiator. Wall mounted electric heater. Exposed stone walls. Floor cupboard with tiled top. Tall cupboard with shelves. Tiled floor.
First Floor -
Landing - Stairs rise and return to a galleried landing with 'eyebrow' window to the front. Ceiling light. Exposed timbers. Doors to all rooms.
Master Bedroom - 4.34m'' x 2.97m'' (14'3'' x 9'9'') - Pane glass window with deep sill to the front elevation. Ceiling light. Exposed ceiling beams. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Old hearth. Exposed floor boards.
Bedroom Two - 3.53m'' x 2.97m'' (11'7'' x 9'9'') - Cottage style window with deep sill to the rear with view over the garden and partial view of the neighbouring field. Exposed rafter. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power points.
Bathroom - Good sized bright bathroom. Obscured glazed window with deep sill to the side elevation. Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Part wood panelled walls. Radiator. Shaver point. Built in large cupboard with shelves. Suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, tiled shower cubicle, low level WC and bath with mixer tap and telephone style shower attachment, wood panelled side and tiled splash back. Wall mounted heated towel rail.
Garage - 5.77m'' x 2.44m (18'11'' x 8') - Plus Gardeners WC - Good size single garage with up and over door, power and lighting. Window to the side and personal door to the side opening to the covered space leading to the front and back and door to the kitchen. Door to the Gardeners loo - please note that the water supply will need to be reinstated.
Cobblers Cottage - 2.95m'' x 3.91m'' (9'8'' x 12'10'') - A one up, one down property with a host of possible uses - work from home as an office or treatment room, potential as an annexe - subject to the necessary permissions. Door opens into the ground floor room with window to the front, part wood panelled walls and stairs rising to the first floor with cupboard housing the oil fired central heating boiler. The first floor measurements are as the ground floor - galleried room with window to the front and exposed stone walls. Please note that the electricity supply would need to be re-instated.
The Stables - 3.48m'' x 2.24m'' (11'5'' x 7'4'') - Both are of similar sizes with corrugated roof in need of repair. Electricity supply would need to be re-instated if required.
Garden - The property is approached from the road onto a drive providing parking for two cars and leading to the garage. To the side of the garage there is a wrought iron gate opening to a covered passage way with door to the kitchen, garage and rear garden. The rear garden is partly laid to stone seating area to the back of the cottage with a gentle step up to the lawn. The lawn is edged by shrub and flower borders and a mature apple tree provides shelter. There is also a raised decked seating area in front of Cobbler's Cottage and path leading along the front of the stables to a rear gate which opens to the adjacent field. An oil tank for Cobbler's Cottage lies to the back of the garage and a greenhouse. The garden is of a good but manageable size, fully enclosed and has a good degree of privacy.
From The Sherborne Office - Leave Sherbonre via the A30 heading towards Shaftesbury. On arriving in the village of Milborne Port - just after the garage, turn left onto Gainsborough and take a left turn, just after the Doctors into New Town. Bear to the right. The property will be found on the right hand side towards the end of the road.
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