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5 bedroom house for sale

Blackdown, Beaminster, Dorset

Under Offer £500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Split Level House in Rural Location
  • Versatile Four Bedroom Accomodation with Additional Attic Room
  • Half Acre Plot with Lovely Views
  • Master En- Suite
  • Large Family Kitchen/DiningRoom with Doors to the Garden
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Two Conservatories
  • Two Staircases
  • Potential for Annexe
  • Garage, Parking & Wood Shed

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A stunning split level house offering very generous family accommodation which could easily lend itself to use as a main home plus annexe. The property is situated in the small hamlet of Blackdown in Dorset, close to the villages of Thorncombe, Marshwood and Broadwindsor. With a half acre of garden and beautiful views, the property makes a delightful rural home within easy reach of the coast at Lyme Regis. The flexible accommodation comprises five bedrooms (one with restricted head height), master with en-suite shower room, two further bathrooms, entrance hall with cloakroom, large family kitchen/dining room with AGA, utility room, lounge, snug, study, rear conservatory (lower level) with cloakroom and front conservatory/dining room off the lounge. There are two staircases offering great flexibility for the house to accommodate differing needs. Outside, there is a large tandem garage/workshop, driveway parking for several vehicles and a generous garden with different sections for play, produce and relaxation, including a large patio, a small orchard, a green house, a summer house and several sheds. The property is fully double glazed with central heating fuelled by a combination of the oil fired boiler, the wood burning stove and solar PV panels, which provide electricity as well as hot water heating.

Blackdown is a pretty hamlet with a lovely Church and village hall. The nearest shop is at Marshwood village, just over 2 miles to the south, where there is also a Primary School in the Woodroffe pyramid, a Church and car repair/MOT centre. Thorncombe village (which also has a Primary school and village shop) is a similar distance. The market town of Bridport and the seaside resort of Lyme Regis are almost equidistant, each being just over 10 miles away from the property. Axminster is just over 8 miles to the south and going north about5.5 miles is the nearest town, which is Crewkerne where there is a mainline train station with regular services to London Waterloo. Crewkerne also has a swimming pool as well as a small shopping centre with Waitrose, Lidl and the Co-op supermarkets.

The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:


Storm porch with oak posts and pitched tiled roof. Oak front door with glazed panel leading into

Attractive turning stair case rising to first floor. Under stairs storage. Limestone floor tiles.

Obscure glazed window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and wall mounted wash hand basin. Limestone floor tiles.

Four steps down to

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: - 6.82m (22'5") x 4.48m (14'8")
Window to side. This is a lovely bright and spacious family room. Bi-fold doors to the rear leading onto the large patio. Further French doors to garden. Additional window to side. The kitchen is partially fitted with solid wood units with deep Butler sink and wooden drainer. The four oven electric (economy 7) AGA and electric Rangemaster cooker are currently not included in the sale but may be available for sale with the property, by separate negotiation. There is also an electric Rangemaster cooker. Walk-in larder with storage shelves on three sides. Limestone floor tiles. Ample room for large table and chairs. Stable door to

UTILITY ROOM: - 3.01m (9'11") x 1.81m (5'11")
Large window to side. Store cupboard. Run of wood block work surface with inset stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for freezer. Oak stable door to garden.

From hallway, two steps up to

LOUNGE: - 5.61m (18'5") x 3.41m (11'2") Min
French doors to rear leading onto balcony. Further French doors to front leading into the dining conservatory. Fireplace fitted with a multi-fuel stove. Radiator. Door to hall and study.

DINING CONSERVATORY: - 3.69m (12'1") x 2.26m (7'5")
Double glazed windows. Sliding door to front garden. Ceramic tiled floor. Former front door leading into small hall.

Second stair case rising to first floor. Door to

SNUG: - 3.48m (11'5") x 3.31m (10'10")
Window front. Corner fireplace fitted with wood burning stove. The stove has a back boiler which supplements the central heating and hot water. TV point. Radiator. Double doors to

STUDY: - 4.4m (14'5") x 1.87m (6'2") Min
T shaped room. Under stairs cupboard. Slate tiled floor. Radiator. Window and door to rear leading into

REAR CONSERVATORY: - 3.21m (10'6") x 3.16m (10'4")
Steps leading down. Double glazed with triple polycarbonate roof. Door to garden. Radiator. Slate tiled floor. Door to

Fitted with a pale grey suite comprising w.c. and hand basin. Radiator.


Velux window. Door to bathroom. Steps up to bedroom four. Five steps down to

BEDROOM ONE: - 4.47m (14'8") x 3.82m (12'6")
Large window to rear with lovely outlook over the garden and trees beyond. In winter the view is far reaching over the nearby countryside. Built-in wardrobe with attractive oak latched door. Radiator. Further oak door to

Velux window. Shower room fitted with shower, w.c. and wash hand basin.

BEDROOM FOUR - 3.35m (11'0") x 2.38m (7'10")
Window to side. Recessed storage. Radiator.

BATHROOM ONE: - 2.61m (8'7") Max x 2.27m (7'5")
Obscure glazed window to side. Fitted with a new white suite comprising bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, w.c. and wall mounted wash hand basin. Chrome ladder style radiator. Ceramic tiled floor.

BEDROOM TWO: - 3.47m (11'5") x 3.45m (11'4")
Plus additional area measuring 2.6m x 1.58m. Window to front. TV aerial. Radiator. Doors to both landings.

BEDROOM THREE: - 3.97m (13'0") x 3.92m (12'10")
Window to rear with good countryside views. Cast iron fireplace. Radiator.

Velux window. Loft hatch. Eaves cupboard. Radiator. Door to

BATHROOM TWO/WET ROOM - 3.03m (9'11") x 2.38m (7'10")
Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising bath, large walk-in shower, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Part tiled walls. Ceramic tiled floor. Under floor heating. Chrome ladder style radiator. Airing cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder

From first landing, stair lead up to

BEDROOM FIVE - 6.36m (20'10") x 2.61m (8'7")
Window to rear with lovely countryside view. Three Velux windows with lovely outlook towards the village Church. Restricted ceiling height. Raised storage area extending into loft space. Eaves storage. Radiator.

Five bar gate leads into gravelled driveway providing parking and turning space.

LARGE TANDEM GARAGE/WORKSHOP: - 9.07m (29'9") x 3.06m (10'0")
Timber construction with double doors to driveway and further doors leading into the garden.

The property is set in a large plot of around half an acre. There is a small front garden well screened with mature hedging. The majority of the garden is at the back and mainly consists of a large lawned area interspersed with fruit trees including apples, pears, plums, apricots and peach. At the far end of the garden is a good sized vegetable plot with fruit bushes and composting area. There are two garden sheds and a summer house, a pond (with picket fence around for safety) and a hidden area housing a sunken trampoline.

Mains water and electricity are connected. Water in not metered. Septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating supplemented by the wood burning stove. Solar panels also provide electricity and hot water.

West Dorset District Council. Currently Band D. £1,766.10 (2017/18). N.B. This may be re-assessed on sale due to the increase in the size of the property.


We believe the original part of the house to have been built between 1905 and 1930. The current owners have added a very large extension within the last 2-3 years which has more than doubled the size of the accommodation. The original parts of the house have also been updated with additional insulation etc. Although the property is semi-detached, the focus of the accommodation is to the side and back and as a result the property very much feels independent of its neighbour and the whole plot is very private. The nearest shop and post office is at Marshwood (less than 2 miles) or alternatively Thorncombe (about 2.5miles). The market town of Crewkerne is just over 5 miles away offering a range of facilities including banking, supermarkets (including a Waitrose) and swimming pool. The seaside resort of Lyme Regis lies about 10 miles to the south and the market town of Bridport is just over 10 miles south east. The whole area is recognised as being one of outstanding natural beauty and the coastal area, known as the Jurassic Coast has been given World Heritage Status.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
25 July 2016


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