4 bedroom detached house for saleMilton Abbas, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0BP
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- A recently refurbished, detached 4 bedroom property.
- Beautifully presented and finished to a high standard throughout.
- Located within this famous North Dorset village.
- Use of natural materials to include original flagstone and Dijon limestone floor tiles.
- New multi-fuel stove and engineered oak flooring to the sitting room
- Decorated in Farrow & Ball Heritage collection throughout.
- Attached thatched barn with power, lighting and loft storage space.
- Off-road parking for a number of cars and gardens with views over the village.
A rare opportunity to acquire a substantial, non-Grade II Listed residence that has recently been refurbished, in the picturesque and historic village of Milton Abbas. In all about 0.5 acres (approx.).
Maltings House is a beautifully presented and well-proportioned detached residence, believed to be the former Milton Brewery House. The Brewery was founded in the old town circa 1775 and was relocated to its current location in the late 18th century. In the 1880s a fire destroyed the thatched roof and a later, 19th century façade was added under a tiled roof. The property has recently undergone considerable refurbishment and now presents a fine home with substantial and versatile accommodation, arranged over two floors. The property enjoys a wealth of character and charm throughout and would make an ideal family home.
The ground floor accommodation is accessed via a central hallway. With delightful ‘Dijon’ limestone floor tiles which continue through into the kitchen and dining room. The beautifully finished kitchen has a range of eye and base level shaker style units under granite worktops. There is a useful island unit with an inset Belfast sink.
Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and a ‘Rangemaster’ Classic 110 range cooker set into an attractive fireplace with timber beam over. There is also space for an American style fridge freezer.
Planning permission has been granted to further extend the kitchen if required (Planning Ref: 2/2016/1888/HOUSE).
A step up leads to the light and bright dining room, which provides a wonderful space for dining with French doors opening to the side courtyard. A door and glazed porch leads outside. Accessed via the hallway, the utility room has original flagstone floor tiles, a worktop and space and plumbing for domestic appliances. There is also a newly fitted cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. With wood panelling to the walls, there is attractive mosaic tiled flooring.
The spacious sitting room runs the full width of the property and has a pair of sash bay windows with views out onto ‘The Street’. The bay sash windows have original operational shutters, further adding to the charm of the room. There is an attractive brick fireplace to one side of the room with an inset 12kW multi-fuel stove. With engineered oak flooring, this light and spacious room offers a versatile living space, ideal for family life.
Rising to the first floor, there is a light and spacious landing with large walk-in linen store. Doors lead to the four bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom is located to the rear of the property and has a fitted wardrobe to one side of a chimney breast.
A door leads to a well-appointed ensuite shower room with beautiful tiled floor and an external window.
There are two additional, spacious double bedrooms, located at the front of the property. Both enjoy sash bay windows to the front elevation, affording wonderful views over the village. There is a further single bedroom to the front of the property.
The stylish family bathroom has an attractive tiled floor and a suite comprising roll top bath, large double shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin.
Internally, the property has been decorated using a Farrow & Ball ‘Heritage Collection’ colour scheme and benefits from a newly installed oil fired central heating system.
The front garden is laid to lawn and abuts The Street with an area of off-road parking to one side. A picket fence leads to a quaint courtyard garden with original cast iron lamppost. The main entrance with impressive portico leads to the entrance hall. A pathway leads to the right of the property and to the thatched barn. There is an additional courtyard where the oil tank is located, along with an outside store housing the boiler.
The thatched barn has light and power and additional loft space suitable for storage. There is potential for conversion to provide further accommodation subject to the relevant planning and building regulation approval*.
The main gardens are located at the rear of the property and are accessed via a pathway which opens onto sweeping lawns. There are well-established borders and a range of inset specimen trees. This in turn rises up the slope of the valley, affording a pleasant aspect with views across parts of the village.
*Planning permission has previously been granted for conversion to a one bedroom annexe. The planning permission has now lapsed.
Steeped in history, Milton Abbas offers a well-known public house, a post office, Steeptonbill Farm Shop and a church as well as a doctor's surgery and the famous Milton Abbey School with its own golf club.
The nearby market town of Blandford Forum is approximately 7 miles and the County town of Dorchester, with mainline station is approximately 10 miles and both offer commercial, shopping and sporting facilities.
There are a range of excellent local schools in the area including Milton Abbey, Bryanston and Clayesmore in the private sector. Local state schools include The Blandford School and Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester. The larger towns of Poole and Bournemouth are approximately 20 miles and 25 miles respectively and the coast is within easy reach by car.
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