4 bedroom house for saleWest Stour, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5RP
Under Offer £460,000
- OUTSTANDING, WONDERFUL FAR REACHING VIEWS
- POTENTIAL TO CREATE AN ANNEXE
- Southerly facing gardens and summerhouse
- Walking distance to pub and village centre
- Solar panels generating approximately £1,800 p/a tax free income
- Sitting room with Inglnook, log burner and bay window
- Kitchen with Rayburn
- 30' kitchen/dining/family room
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms and ground floor shower room
"We've woken up to these views for the last 30 years and they will be what we miss most".
A spacious attached stone cottage originating from the 16th Century, extended and providing panoramic views of the Blackmore Vale.
For the first time on the market in 30 years this attached cottage dates back to 16th Century and was largely rebuilt in 1970s. The property has stone elevations and a pitched tiled roof. It is surprisingly spacious with outstanding, panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and hills. All the principal rooms face the southern aspect and view. There is potential to create an annexe for a dependent relative.
The property retains many character features; the large sitting room has Inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel burner and bay window with double doors to garden patio. The dining/family room is also a generous size and has open stairs to the first floor. The inter connecting ground floor rooms wrap around a central Rayburn which is the 'heart of the home'. There is a range of units with integrated fridge and dishwasher and further kitchen storage and space for white goods can be found in the breakfast/utility room overlooking the side garden and leads into the charming garden room with double doors to the garden. This is a lovely place to enjoy the afternoon and evening sunshine.
There is potential to create an annexe using the downstairs shower room, breakfast/utility room and garden room with a separate entrance and garden if desired.
Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms a family bathroom and a bathroom with power shower accessed by both Bedroom 1 and 2. Throughout the house there are lots of storage cupboards.
This 'rural idyll' is accessed directly from the A30 but with minimal road noise, down a short drive and past a single stone-build garage with power. The pavement opposite the top of the drive goes towards the village of West Stour, passing The Ship Inn, Hotel and Restaurant just a couple of minutes walk away.
There are two gardens, facing south-east and south-west, linked by an arched gateway in an old stone wall. A large timber lined summerhouse makes the most of the view and could be an artist's studio, a writer's retreat, extra spare room or wonderful playhouse. further flower beds, another greenhouse, There are two greenhouses, one with power ad water connected and a small lean-to greenhouse. There are also two useful garden sheds for tools and equipment. The garden is a delight mostly planted with spring bulbs, perennials with both eating and cooking apple trees and all set against the stunning views. Raised beds provide excellent opportunities for vegatable growing and with seven water butts this really is a 'green' garden. A small pond encourages wird and animal wildlife with House Martins and other birds making it a bird watcher's paradise.
Oil fired central heating, solar panels which currently generate approximately £1,800 per annum income. Double glazed throughout
West Stour is an attractive north Dorset village which has a church, village hall, garage and a popular pub/restaurant/hotel. Many of the area's best known independent schools are within easy reach and leisure activities include the National Trust gardens at Stourhead, golf courses at Sherborne, Yeovil and Wincanton and horse racing at Wincanton and Salisbury.
Transport links to the area are excellent with a mainline railway station at Gillingham providing a regular service to London Waterloo and the A303 can be joined to the north at Wincanton giving fast road access to London and the West Country.
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