6 bedroom detached house for saleBuffetts Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10
- Arts and Crafts family home
- Superb elevated position
- Splendid views across the Stour Valley
- About 0.9 acre
- 3 reception rooms and orangery
- 6 bedrooms
- Double garage, workshop
- Attractive gardens with terrace
- EPC Rating = D
An exceptional six bedroom Edwardian Arts and Crafts house in an elevated position on the edge of this popular North Dorset market town providiing splendid views across the Stour Valley towards the Blackmore Vale countryide beyond
The Denhalls is set in an elevated position at the end of a No Through road on the edge of the historic market town of Sturminster Newton which has a variety of amenities including a supermarket, shops, public houses, tea rooms, doctors' surgery, veterinary practices and both secondary and primary schools as well as The Exchange, a centre for community leisure, arts and education. Towns of note in the area include Blandford Forum, Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Dorchester all of which provide a wider variety of shopping, educational, recreational and cultural facilities. Communications in the area include the A303 to the north at Wincanton and the A31 to the south at Bere Regis both of which provide a route to London/Home Counties. There is a mainline railway service available from Sherborne, Templecombe and Gillingham on the Exeter to London Waterloo service. Independent schools in the area include Hanford, Knighton House, Bryanston, Sherborne School for Girls, Sherborne School for Boys, Sherborne Preparatory School, Hazlegrove, Port Regis, St Mary's Shaftesbury as well as additional good state schools at Gillingham and Sherborne. Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Sherborne and Blandford, horse racing at Wincanton, Exeter and Bath. Water sports are available along the Dorset coastline to the south at Poole Harbour and Weymouth Bay. There is an extensive network of footpat hs and cycle routes in the vicinity.
The Denhalls which was built in 1910 has brick and timbered elevations under a tiled roof and was sympathetically renovated 5 years ago by the current vendors. The accommodation includes three reception rooms, orangery, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, laundry, six bedrooms, two shower rooms (one en suite) and family bathroom. There is gas fired central heating (photovoltaic cells on the garage) and sealed unit double glazing throughout, many windows with leaded lights. There are many attractive features including an impressive bespoke orangery by Vale Garden Houses with slate tiled floor, original fireplaces, a Bath stone chimneypiece in the drawing room, a custom-built oak staircase, exposed floorboards and picture rails to many rooms, a working bell system in the inner hall, and a tiled porch. The kitchen has been modernised with oak cabinets, granite work surfaces, Aga (including electric module) and Quooker boiling water supply. There is also a staircase tower with wrought iron balustrade and outbuildings with enclosed and open garages. The gardens which surround the house are a particular feature and comprise paved terrace, lawns, ornamental wildlife pond, summer houses, garden workshop/shed, well stocked beds and borders and hedging.
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Five bar gate leading to extensive drive with gravelled parking/turning area. Detached outbuilding (the former coach house) comprising enclosed double garage with barn doors and attached oak-framed double car port, as well as useful store rooms, with solar photovoltaic panels on the roof, which also provide hot water for most of the year. Walled and hedged side garden with greenhouse, lawn, kitchen garden and variety of young trees. The majority of the gardens are located on the western side of the property and comprise extensive paved terrace leading down to areas of lawn with well stocked flower beds and borders, ornamental pond, two summer houses and young trees. The gardens provide superb views across the River Stour and its water meadows towards the open countryside beyond, with access to footpaths through a garden gate.
Square Footage: 3,905 sq ft
Whether you are coming from the north or south, proceed along the A357 until you reach the traffic lights on the edge of Sturminster Newton. From these traffic lights, proceed over the River Stour bridge and into Sturminster Newton town centre. Continue through the town and after passing through a set of traffic lights you will find after a short distance the turning to Buffetts Road on your left hand side. Proceed along Buffetts Road and you will find The Denhalls at the end on your right.
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