5 bedroom detached house for saleEast Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0BA
Under Offer £625,000
- Converted former village school
- Fully refurbished
- Triple aspect sitting room
- Feature corner fireplace
- Exposed beams
- Far-reaching views
- Landscaped gardens
- Double garage
A well presented former school offering very generous living accommodation with fine views from the garden and a short drive from local amenities the hill top town of Shaftesbury.
Believed to date back to 1867 and converted in approximately in 2000. The property is constructed of natural local stone and brick elevations under a pitched tiled roof and by retaining some of its original features gives it a lovely link to it's past. It has a beautiful garden overlooking open countryside.
Approached via a path with box and bay hedging to the attractive vaulted entrance hall which has double wooden arched doors to the drawing room there is an immediate sense of history. The entrance hall is a very useful space, large enough for coats and boots and has a quarry tiled floor and exposed beams. Once through the arched doors the sitting room opens up into a large triple aspect room with a log burner in one corner and being L shaped lends itself well to having a separate sitting area. The kitchen/breakfast room is a wonderful feature as it is very spacious and has a door opening onto the decking with lovely views over the garden and fields beyond. There is ample granite work surface along with a comprehensive range of floor and eye level units, a range cooker, an integrated washing machine, two sinks, a fridge, space for a freezer and a larder.
The generous dining room leads off the hall and has double doors to the garden and a gas log burner with space for a large dining table. The study has exposed beams and triple mullion windows and could alternatively be a playroom or snug and leads into the craft room which could also be a study. In addition there is a cloak room combining utility room. It would be easy to create a self-contained annexe with these rooms along with separate entrance and parking.
Upstairs the master bedroom, situated at the back of the property, which has fabulous views over the garden. There is an excellent range of wardrobes, a large airing cupboard and an en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom 2 has a built in wardrobe and also has an en-suite bathroom. In addition there are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The lovely hamlet of East Orchard has a historic Church and is approximately 3 miles from the market town of Sturminster Newton and 4 miles south west of Shaftesbury both with a range of shopping, commercial and sporting facilities as well as primary and secondary education in both the public and private sectors.
Other nearby towns include Blandford Forum with further facilities and Gillingham with a mainline station. The cathedral City of Salisbury is approximately 25 miles and the larger coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth are approximately 24 miles and 34 miles retrospectively.
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