3 bedroom house for saleMilton Abbas, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11
- 3 Bedrooms
- Reception Room
- Entrance Porch
- Sitting Room/Dining Room
- Preparation Room/Kitchenette
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Utility Room
- Flat 1
A whole detached grade II listed period Cottage together with an attached converted Barn providing 2 self-contained apartments, in the historic village of Milton Abbas well located between Dorchester and Blandford Forum.
An historic 18th century detached Grade II listed period cottage, within the Milton Abbas main street, having colour washed rendered elevations under a thatched main roof with adjoining converted brick and flint Barn under a tiled roof. Formerly the 'Tea Clipper tearooms', the property now provides a spacious character home with adaptable accommodation of a large 'L shaped' Reception room (the Tea room), Sitting/Dining room, Kitchen/Breakfast room, Utility room and to the first floor 3 Bedrooms and Bathroom. There are many character features including open fireplaces and beamed ceilings and oil fired central heating. The converted Barn at the rear provides Garage/Workshop and to the first floor 2 self-contained fully furnished apartments which have been in the past successfully let. An ideal family home or for those with independent family members, a home with letting income or alternatively for who seek the opportunity to resurrect a tea room style business as the business use is still current. (The Tea Room was closed in 2007).
The village of Milton Abbas famous for its Abbey, public school and picturesque Main Street of chocolate-box thatched cottages, has local facilities including a post office/shop, reading room, public house and surgery. There is also a good public house, village hall and excellent post office/farm shop/plant nursery at Ansty about 1 mile away. The County Town of Dorchester lies 13 miles to the southwest, with Weymouth just beyond with facilities including a rail link to London Waterloo. The historic market towns of Blandford Forum and Sherborne are also close-by. The A303/M3 link to London is about 22 miles away, and there is an International Airport at Bournemouth (about 24 miles). There is a ferry service to France from Poole Port (about 20 miles). The Jurassic World Heritage Coast lies about 15 miles to the south and the stunning National Trust Beaches at Studland are also within easy reach by car.
The driveway leads to a timber gate and then paved driveway leads to the walled courtyard style garden onto the Converted Adjoining Barn. The barn provides the Garage/Workshop 18' x 15' with double doors with light and power. To the right hand side of the property a timber gate gives access to a wide path/second driveway. Brick and flint shed with steps rising to the entrance door to Flat 2. To the front of the property is an open plan lawned garden. From the courtyard a flight of steps rises to the entrance to Flat 1 and to the main garden. Adjacent to the rear wall of the barn are two paved sitting areas, planted border and the pathway has an archway and arbour. Two flights of steps lead to the first level of garden with arranged planting to the beds and borders, paved and gravelled paths. Steps then lead to the upper levels with greenhouse and Aviary and then grass, steps lead to the vegetable and soft fruit gardens into the woodland. There is a second greenhouse adjacent to the lower part. The rear garden enjoys an almost southerly aspect, a high degree of seclusion and privacy, and the total plot in all extends to approximately 0.4 acres (0.16 hectares).
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