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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Higher Street, Blandford Forum, DT11


Property Description

Key features

  • C. 3300 Sq.Ft Detached House
  • Character Cottage With Contemporary Living
  • Four Receptions
  • Superb Kitchen/Breakfast Room With Miele Appliances
  • Downstairs Washroom
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Three Bathrooms
  • Central Heating
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Sought-After Village Location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property
A unique opportunity to acquire an enchanting cottage in the sought after village of Iwerne Minster. Period character and charm are combined with spacious, contemporary living in this beautifully presented and substantial (circa. 3300 sq ft) thatched cottage, with gardens of approximately 8438 sq ft. The house has been sympathetically extended and refurbished throughout.

Entrance Hall * Three Reception Rooms * Bespoke Kitchen * Dining Room * Utility and Boot Rooms * Downstairs Cloakroom * 5th Bedroom Suite * Landing * Main Bedroom Suite * Three Further Bedrooms * Family Bathroom * Ample Built-in Storage and Wardrobes * Fine Character Features * Under-floor Heating * Wood Burners and Oil Fired central heating * South-facing Mature Gardens and Sun Terrace * Kitchen garden and hedging * Log Store and Storage Sheds * Off Road Parking *

General Information
The property is reputed to be the oldest in the village, dating back to the 16th century or even older with later alterations.

A detached building constructed with mellow brick and part colour-washed stone elevations beneath predominantly thatched roofs, the property is Grade II listed. There are many fine features including exposed beams, window seats, fireplaces with wood burners in the living rooms, a superb kitchen/ diner and a dining room with triple glazed glass sliding doors leading on to the terrace.

The reception rooms offer flexible accommodation; the central hall has a traditional sitting room to one side featuring an inglenook fire place with a wood burning stove, and a second reception room to the right currently used as an office/sitting room. The central fireplace features a double-sided glazed wood burner. A bedroom and wet room leads from this room.

The superb bespoke kitchen/diner leads to the triple-glazed glass wall dining room with sliding doors leading on to the terrace. The snug leads off this room. There is also limestone flooring to many rooms on the ground floor and the gardens, being mainly laid to lawn are another feature.

The spacious landing on the first floor leads to four further bedrooms and a family bathroom. All are double in size and the master bedroom comprises a walk-in dressing room, and a contemporary en-suite bathroom.

The front is a boundary of high evergreen hedges with off road parking to one side and a gravelled path leading around to the side gate

Iwerne Minster is a highly sought after North Dorset village. It is located in the Blackmore Vale (Hardy’s Vale of the little dairies) part of which is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB). The property is located on the edge of the village.

Amenities in Iwerne Minster include a thriving village shop/post office, butcher, a Norman parish church, public house and Clayesmore independent school – from pre-prep to sixth form with a separate Sports Leisure Centre and swimming pool offering open membership. Other independent schools in the area include Canford, Bryanston, the Sherborne schools, St. Marys Shaftesbury, Knighton House and Sandroyd.

Easy access to the A303 and rail links to London (Waterloo) from Gillingham, Tisbury and Salisbury.

Golf at Ashley Wood, Rushmore and Remedy Oak. Water-sports at Poole Harbour and Weymouth Bay and Racing at Wincanton and Salisbury.

Mains drainage, electricity, and water. Oil-fired central heating.

Local Authority:- North Dorset District Council telephone; 01258 454111

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
12 July 2016


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