3 bedroom detached house for saleMiddle Ridge Lane, Corton Denham, Sherborne, DT9
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Private Parking
A well-presented and recently extended period cottage dating from the 19th century in a pretty, sought-after village. The south-facing and private garden lies on one side and to the rear of the cottage and is bounded by a mixture of stone walling and close-boarded fencing. EPC: E.
Briars Cottage is a detached 2 storey property built of
local Hamstone under a Roman clay tiled roof. It has been occupied by the present owners for the past 13 years and during their tenure the property has been almost completely renovated, including the installation of new windows, kitchen and bathrooms. The cottage has great character and has retained many of its period features. The most recent extension saw the reorientation of the ground floor layout to optimise the available space and the creation of the kitchen/dining room with the master bedroom suite above. On the ground floor the front door opens to the L-shaped kitchen/dining room, which has a tiled floor, windows on 2 sides including French windows to the garden and is fitted with a range of floor and wall-mounted units, Belfast sink and
oak/granite work surfaces. A door leads through to the
family room/study, which has a window seat, beam and
fireplace with a doorway leading through to the sitting room, which also has a window seat and a fireplace fitted with a woodburning stove and French windows opening out on to the terrace. A staircase rises from the sitting room to the first floor galleried landing, with doors off to the master bedroom with adjacent, walk-through dressing room and en-suite bathroom, further double bedroom, a small single bedroom and the family shower room.
The property is set back off a quiet village lane and looks out towards other residential properties and the surrounding countryside.
Sherborne 3½ miles (London Waterloo 2¼ hours). A303 4½ miles. Yeovil 6 miles. Castle Cary 9 miles (London Paddington 1½ hours). (Distances and times approximate).
The neighbouring village of Charlton Horethorne has a popular primary school with a further 5 to choose from within a 4 mile radius, with most feeding to The Gryphon School in Sherborne for secondary education. Local private schools in the area include the Sherborne schools, Leweston, Hazlegrove and the Bruton schools.
Charlton Horethorne has a community run post office/shop, Sherborne has an excellent range of shops and businesses, including a Waitrose supermarket and the regional centre of Yeovil is only 6 miles away.
There is a mainline rail service from Sherborne to London Waterloo taking about 2¼ hours and from Castle Cary (9 miles) to London Paddington taking about 90 minutes on the fast train. Bristol, Bournemouth, Southampton and Exeter Airports are all within easy driving distance.
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