4 bedroom detached house for salePeacemarsh, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4EU
Guide Price £395,000
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A PERIOD STONE COTTAGE for UPDATING with SCOPE for EXTENSION and SUB-DIVIDING with possible BUILDING PLOT (subject to planning consents) on the edge of town.
Mundens Cottage is a detached period house formerly two cottages of stone elevations under a pitched tiled roof. There is a large central dual aspect sitting room with open fire and stone surround and the internal accommodation offers flexibility and the opportunity to modernise including the possibility of creating a good sized family kitchen/dining room. There are four bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor with the master bedroom being a lovely triple aspect room. Outside there is a garden to the front and large parking area to the side along with 54'x20' building. Pre-planning advice was requested from NDDC that indicate that Mundens Cottage lies within the settlement boundary for Gillingham which means the site is generally considered to be in a sustainable location. There would be potential to demolish the existing building and replace with a residential detached dwelling subject to the necessary consents and any dwelling in the available space would need to respect the vernacular of the existing cottage. Alternatively there is the possibility of extending the existing and sub-dividing (subject to planning) to create a terrace of three cottages whilst retaining vehicular access to serve the whole The property is approached from the road on to a large area of hardstanding with parking for several vehicles. There is a large corrugated barn measuring 52'4"x20'6" with concrete floor, power and light. This building has an extant B1 light industrial use on it granted in 1997 ref: 2/1996/0697. The whole property is within the Gillingham Town settlement boundary. The garden is at the front of the house and laid to lawn with some mature trees and pond.
Gillingham, the Leddenton of Thomas Hardy's novels, is situated in the Blackmore Vale, and is the most northerly town in Dorset. The name of the town was first mentioned in the 10th century Saxon charter and was the seat of a royal hunting lodge. This was visited by King John and the first three Henrys. The town offers services to cater for most everyday requirements with Waitrose and Asda supermarkets, pharmacy, bank, post office, doctors surgery, pubs, cafes and gift shops, along with the well regarded state secondary school.
Gillingham also enjoys a mainline railway station serving London Waterloo (2 Hours) and the South West. The A303 giving access to the South West and London via the M3, whilst the A350 provides access to the coast.
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