3 bedroom semi-detached house for saleHilton, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0DB
Under Offer £375,000
- Entrance porch
- Reception hall
- Reception room
- Sitting room
- Kitchen/dining room
- 3 double bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- Off-road parking, outbuildings, delightful gardens with views
This historical old school house is thought to date back to 1858 and requires extensive modernisation and refurbishment throughout. Situated in an idyllic location within the village of Hilton, this attached property backs on to open fields and affords delightful rural views. With brick and flint elevations under clay tiled roofs, the house sits well within its plot having private gardens wrapping themselves around to the side and rear.
The well-appointed and spacious accommodation is arranged over two floors providing two reception rooms, one of which is currently utilised as a bedroom, a kitchen/dining room, a reception hall and a cloakroom. On the first floor are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Internally the property would benefit from some modernisation works in order to bring it up to date.
The property is approached via a pair of timber gates which give access to the gravelled driveway providing off road parking for a number of cars. Bordered by a range of well-established specimen trees providing large amounts of privacy, there is a fence and picket gate leading to the rear garden.
The front door opens into an entrance porch with a door to a cloakroom and another leading to the light and airy reception hall. With the staircase rising to the first floor, the hall leads to a reception room that has been converted into a downstairs bedroom. This versatile room has a large window to the rear elevation and a brick built open fireplace. There is a door leading to a shower room with large double shower cubicle, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
The kitchen/dining room is located at the other end of the reception hall. This double aspect room has a window and door to the rear within the kitchen area and a large window to the front. There is another brick built fireplace with an inset Villager multi-fuel stove and a built in cabinet with glazed handmade timber doors having a further cupboard below. The kitchen area, housing the oil fired boiler, comprises a range of timber faced floor and wall mounted units, laminated worktops with inset sink and space for appliances. There is a large larder cupboard to one wall and built in shelving. A door leads to the sitting room.
This light, spacious room with its high ceiling is double aspect having a large window to the front and a sliding door to the rear giving access to a paved terrace area. The far wall has been fitted with a range of shelving for books.
The staircase winds up to the first floor with a large window on a half landing allowing natural light to flood in. The first floor has impressive, high ceilings throughout contributing to the open and airy feel. The large galleried landing has a hatch giving access to the loft and doors leading to the three double bedrooms and bathroom.
The main bedroom is double aspect with a large window to the front elevation. The second bedroom, located at the front of the property has another large window as well as a large built in wardrobe. The third bedroom, having a window to the rear has built in wardrobes housing the hot water tank.
The family bathroom comprises a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment over. There is a pedestal wash hand basin, a low level flush WC and a frosted glass window to the front.
The delightful private gardens are a particular feature. Directly to the rear of the house is a paved courtyard area with a range of brick built outhouses. With painted timber doors, one has a WC and two further stores suitable for garden machinery and tools. This area can also be accessed via the kitchen.
The paving continues along the rear of the house with a gate and step leading to a terrace also accessed via sliding doors from the sitting room. Further steps lead up to the lawned gardens. With planted borders and mature specimen trees to the boundaries, this delightfully private garden stretches to an orchard area with apple trees and a glass greenhouse. There are further timber constructed outbuildings requiring some maintenance work.
Hilton originally formed part of the Milton Abbey estate. With a Parish Church, the village is surrounded by beautiful woodland and rolling hills it provides the perfect base for country pursuits with an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways on the doorstep.
The nearby village of Ansty (1.5 miles approx.) provides a famous Public House, a village hall and a well-stocked farm shop, convenience store and Post Office. Approximately 2 miles in the opposite direction is Milton Abbas with famous private school Milton Abbey, a popular village pub, farm shop, Post Office, tea rooms and Church.
Located on a bus route, the larger towns of Blandford Forum and Dorchester are 11 miles and 15 miles (approx.) respectively and provide a range of shopping, commercial and sporting facilities. There is a mainline station at Dorchester and Sherborne (15 miles approx.) The larger towns of Poole and Bournemouth are 21 miles and 26 miles (approx.) respectively and provide a further range of facilities.
The famous Jurassic Coastline can be reached within 35 minutes (approx.)
There is an excellent range of education to include Milton Abbey, The Blandford School and The Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester.
Primary education is at Cheselbourne, Milborne St. Andrew and Winterborne Whitechurch.
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