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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Chetnole, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6PE

Under Offer £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial 5 bedroom character house
  • Separate large annexe
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Adjoining paddock with stable
  • In the heart of the village
  • State of the art "green" heating systems

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A fantastic opportunity to acquire a substantial, period family home with a separate annexe, fabulous gardens and paddock with stable, all set on a plot of just under 2 acres. It is situated within the conservation area, in the heart of Chetnole, enjoying privacy, peace and quiet.
The current owners have installed environmentally friendly heating and hot water systems which include solar panels and a wood pellet burner which was installed 2 years ago. As the initial installation costs were incurred by the owners, the entitlement for the appropriate FIT and RHI re-imbursement will be passed on to the new owners, resulting in very cheap running costs. The vendor will happily provide any prospective purchaser with further information on the system, running costs and FIT and RHI schemes.

The oldest part of the property dates back some 200 years and has a real cottage charm to it. The Edwardian extension provides more substantial accommodation with high ceilings and bay windows, in keeping with that period. The house has 2 staircases, providing the opportunity to separate the house in some way if required.
The annexe to the rear has its own entrance, is fully alarmed, and has potential to be used as either a large home office, studio, workshop, fabulous entertaining area or overflow accommodation from the main house. Part of the building has been used to create a delightful one bedroom flat with balcony and views.
It is a challenge to convey the full charm and character of The Old Parsonage, and only on viewing the house can one fully appreciate what is on offer. As is seen from the floor plan, the internal floor area is over 5500 sq ft including the garage and annexe, and comprises:

Front door leading into the entrance porch, with quarry tiled floor and stained glass windows and door to the entrance hall. One immediately has a sense of grandeur, with wide stairs leading to the first floor and spacious hallway with doors to:
Sitting Room. This is a fabulous size double aspect room with bay window to the front, fireplace with granite surround housing a freestanding log burner. A set of attractive, wooden, arched double doors lead to the:
Dining Room, which has an ornate cast iron fireplace and large window to the side overlooking the side garden.
The conservatory is situated to the rear of the house and enjoys fabulous views over the side and rear gardens.
The cloakroom is fitted with a low level wc and wash hand basin.
The remainder of the ground floor accommodation is in the original part of the house, retaining many period features.
Study: With original latticed window to the front, oak floor and fireplace with shelves to alcove.
Kitchen: Fitted with a range of wall and floor units. Integral electric hob and Neff oven, space for fridge/freezer and door to the:
Utility Room: With built in cupboards, sink and drainer. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and large larder cupboard.
Boot Room: With doors to the back garden and to the inner hall, good range of cupboards and plenty of coat and boot storage space. Also, extra space for additional fridge/freezer.
Breakfast room: This is a charming room with a door to the front garden and stairs leading to the first floor.
From the main entrance hall, a staircase with wooden balustrades leads to the landing with access to:
Master Bedroom: With large south facing window and en suite fitted with a corner shower, low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin and extractor fan.
Bedroom 2: With lovely bay window to the front and a fitted vanity unit.
Bedroom 5/Hobby room: With window to the front enjoying the view over the garden.
Family Bathroom: A very good size and fitted with a soothing Air bath, shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin and large airing cupboard. In addition there is a separate toilet.

The second stairway, which comes from the Breakfast Room, leads to the first floor landing area with window to the front and glass ceiling panel allowing extra natural light into the area. Being a good size, this lends itself to an office space, play area or hobby room. Bedroom3 is located to the front of the house and bedroom 4 to the rear, both being double bedrooms with vanity units.
From the first floor landing stairs lead to a fantastic attic room, currently used to house a model railway track to one side, and ¾ size snooker table to the other.

Ground floor Studio/Home Office/Games Room/Entertainment Room: With 2 double doors to the gardens and patio area, this space is perfect for parties. There is plumbing provision in place should kitchen or bathroom facilities be required. Above this room is a:
First Floor Studio: A bright and spacious room, again with plumbing, and ripe for converting to self-contained unit if required.
First Floor One Bedroom Apartment: With its own separate entrance this is well-appointed with a fitted kitchen, spacious dining/sitting room with doors to a terrace and steps down to the garden, double bedroom and en suite shower room.
Garage and Workshop: With double roller doors and further single door.
Boiler Room: Housing the wood pellet burner and pellet store.
Gardeners Toilet: With low level wc and wash hand basin.

The property is accessed via a 5 bar gate and the gravelled driveway leads to the front and side of the house. There is a lawned area to the front with beautiful mature trees providing a colourful outlook. The side garden is laid mainly to lawn with a fine Wellingtonia tree which is subject to a tree preservation order. The gardens continue through an archway in the hedge to the large rear garden. To one side is a greenhouse and a very productive fruit cage providing a perfect vegetable and soft fruit cultivation area. The garden has plenty of flower beds with a wonderful range of attractive shrubs and fruit trees giving all year round colour and interest. Beyond this area there is a gate through to the working area with sheds and access to the paddock, with a stable.

The village of Chetnole lies to the south of the historic Abbey town of Sherborne. It benefits
from having a church, public house, playing fields, railway station, and a number of local clubs based at the village hall. The nearby village of Yetminster has a post office/general store, primary school, health centre, veterinary surgery, and hairdressers.

The village is well placed to gain access to the market towns of Dorchester, Sherborne and Yeovil which provide an excellent range of cultural, recreational and shopping facilities. Sporting, walking and riding opportunities abound within the area. The region is well known for both its private and public schools.

Communication links are good with a main line station at Sherborne linking directly with London Waterloo, bus routes to Dorchester, Sherborne and Yeovil, and road links along the A303 joined at Wincanton.

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24 November 2016

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