4 bedroom semi-detached house for saleBat Alley, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1NX
Under Offer £495,000
- Popular village location
- Attractive attached stone house
- Flexible accommodation
- Potential for an annexe
- 26' kitchen/dining room
- Gas fired Aga
- Master bedroom suite with dressing room and ensuite
- French doors to sun terrace
- Garden backing on to fields
Bay Tree Cottage has origins dating back to the mid c18 with more recent additions in the 1980s. The house has stone elevations under a tiled roof and offers flexible and spacious accommodation including potential for an annexe. The centre of the house is dominated by the wonderful family kitchen/dining room with gas fired Aga. There is a sitting room with open fire and study beyond. Off the kitchen is a utility room with door to a side hall and family room beyond. This area of the house is very adaptable and could comprise separate kitchen, sitting room and w.c. on the ground floor with bedroom and bathroom on the first floor with access via a separate staircase and side door. From the main entrance hall a staircase rises to the first floor where there is a master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, further double bedroom, single bedroom and family bathroom. The front of the house faces due south with French doors opening from the kitchen and a delightful terrace outside the sitting room being a real sun trap. There is a pretty front garden and neat lawn to the rear adjoining fields.
The property is approached from Bat Alley on to an area of hardstanding with parking for a number of cars. Steps lead up to a path through the front garden to the house. The front is south facing and has a well-kept lawn, variety of trees and shrubs and lovely terrace with excellent views. A path to the side leads to the back of the house and a neat lawn with 2 sheds, hedge and fence border and backing on to fields.
Marnhull is one of the largest villages in England with a thriving community life and is celebrated in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles. It has two public houses, two primary schools, three churches, doctors' surgery, pharmacy, butchers, two grocery shops (one with a post office), hairdresser and beauty salon. There are many clubs and societies and it is surrounded by beautiful countryside. More extensive shopping, business and recreational facilities are available in Sturminster Newton 3½ miles whilst the larger towns of Shaftesbury 6 miles and Gillingham 6 miles, together with Sherborne 11 miles, are all easily accessible.
The A303 is to the north of Gillingham linking with the M3 to London. Mainline railway stations in Gillingham and Sherborne with a regular service to London Waterloo taking about 2 hours.
The area is well known for a number of independent schools including Port Regis at Motcombe, Hazlegrove at Sparkford, Sherborne Schools and Bryanston near Blandford. There are two primary schools in Marnhull and secondary schools in Sturminster Newton and Gillingham.
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