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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Saxon Rise, Winterborne Stickland, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0PQ

Sold STC £440,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A detached 4-5 bedroom family home
  • Located within this popular village, just under 5 miles from Blandford Forum
  • Generous driveway parking, beautifully maintained front and rear gardens
  • Countryside views
  • Well-presented and stylish accommodation
  • Solid oak and natual stone flooring, kitchen with oil-fired Aga
  • Covered driveway area/carport
  • 4 double bedrooms (1 ensuite) and further 5th bedroom/study
  • Offered with no forward chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This well-presented family home offers spacious and versatile accommodation, arranged over two floors. With traditional brick elevations under a pitched tiled roof, the property offers generous driveway parking and beautifully maintained front and rear gardens. Located within this popular rural village, the Georgian town of Blandford Forum is less than 5 miles away. It is evident that the property has been well-maintained by the current owners and particular features internally include oak veneer internal doors, solid oak flooring to the sitting room, attractive natural stone flooring to the conservatory and bathroom and an oil fired Aga to the kitchen. Externally, the property benefits from a large LED lit brick paved driveway, privately owned solar panels and a recently installed replacement septic tank. The property is approached via two pillars, leading to the brick paved driveway. With LED lighting set into the pillars, there is further LED lighting inset into the paving. The driveway provides off road parking for up to 4 cars and access to a further covered area suitable for parking or storage. A roller door gives access to a small garage. The remaining front gardens are mainly laid to lawn with well-stocked beds and side access to the rear garden.

Travertine tiling and a covered porch lead to the front door. There is also useful storage cupboard to one side. The timber glazed front door opens into the entrance hall. With 'Karndean' flooring, a door opens into a large cloakroom with suite comprising vanity unit with wash hand basin and storage and a WC. There is an obscured glass window to the front. A staircase from the entrance hall leads to the first floor with a large storage cupboard below. Further doors open into the sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room.

The large dual aspect sitting room features solid oak flooring and French doors with floor to ceiling windows leading to the conservatory.

The conservatory is a delightful addition to the property and is currently utilised as a dining room/entertaining space. Overlooking the garden, there are brick dwarf walls, attractive limestone flooring and doors leading to a decked area within the rear garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is located to the rear of the property and has a pleasant aspect over the rear garden. With timber effect vinyl flooring, there are a range of floor and wall-mounted units with Beech worktops and an inset 1.5 sink/drainer. There are tiled splashbacks, an oil fired Aga and a freestanding 'Leisure' cooker with ceramic hob and electric oven and grill. There is an integrated dishwasher and a freestanding American-style fridge freezer. An opening leads to a dining area and a utility area. With a window to the side elevation, there is space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier. A door leads to the garage and a further door leads to the rear garden.

The staircase rises to the first floor and has a half landing with a set of stairs leading to the master bedroom. Built over the garage, the master bedroom is a later addition and has a window overlooking the rear garden. A glazed door leads to the spacious and stylish ensuite shower room. Fully tiled, there is a suite comprising double shower cubicle, large wash hand basin with mixer tap, WC and heated towel rail. There is an obscured glass window to the front elevation.

The remaining bedrooms are accessed via the main landing and all benefit from built in wardrobes/storage. The second bedroom is a generous double and is located to the rear of the property. With a window to the rear, there is a fitted wardrobe. Bedrooms 3 and 4 again are good-sized doubles, both with fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 5 is a single bedroom and is currently utilised as a study.

The stylish family bathroom is set to the front of the property and features attractive natural stone flooring and fully tiled walls. There is a large bath with mixer tap, shower attachment over and glazed shower screen. There is a large wash hand basin, WC and vanity unit with shelving and housing the WC cistern.

The house is set centrally within beautifully maintained gardens and grounds. The front garden is mainly laid to a paved driveway with a lawned area to one side. There is a Beech tree to the front and a well-stocked bed with a range of well-established plants and shrubs to include Lavender, Ceanothus, Agapanthus and Hellebore. There is clematis-clad trellising to the front wall of the house. The well-established rear gardens are a particular feature and are bordered by Leylandii hedging providing privacy yet affording countryside views. With a decked area abutting the house, suitable for a Barbeque and a table and chairs, the remaining garden is mainly laid to lawn. There are further beds abutting the boundaries, well-stocked with a range of plants and shrubs to include Ceanothus, Hebe, Hellebore, Fuchsia, Jasmine and Hydrangeas. There is Clematis and Honeysuckle climbing a wall to the left boundary and screening the oil tank.

The garage has been partly converted and incorporated within the living accommodation. The remaining garage provides a useful space for storage and has power, lighting and a roller door to the front. The covered area to the side of the property provides space for further parking or storage.

Saxon Rise is set within the popular village of Winterborne Stickland. The village is located just under 5 miles from the Georgian town of Blandford Forum and would appeal to those searching for village life within easy reach of a town. Amenities in the village include a popular Public House, a Pre-School and a Parish Church as well as a bus service to Blandford Forum (4 miles) and Dorchester (14 miles).

The Georgian market town of Blandford Forum offers a range of shopping, commercial and sporting facilities. There are bus services to the larger centres of Poole and Bournemouth. Rail services to London are from either Gillingham or Poole (approximately 17 miles) and the coast can be reached within a 35 minute drive (approx.). There is a range of excellent schools within area in both the private and state sectors to include Milton Abbey, Bryanston School, and The Blandford School. Prep education can be found at Knighton House, with Primary education at Winterborne Whitechurch and Blandford Forum.

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