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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

Guide Price £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 reception rooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Period
  • Garden
  • Land
  • Listed
  • Secondary accommodation
  • Private Parking
  • 2.00 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Built in the late 18th century, the cottage is believed to be one of the few buildings to have survived the demolition of the village in 1780 by the architect Sir William Chambers on behalf of the 1st Earl of Dorchester, the owner of Milton Abbey.

It is well presented with many period features such as original fireplaces, ceiling beams and window seats. The front door opens to the upper ground floor comprising entrance hall, master bedroom, walk-through dressing area and en-suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms, which are both en-suite to a dual access bathroom. All the bedrooms have enchanting views over the garden. A flight of stairs descends from the hall to the lower ground floor, which has a large sitting/dining room, with open fireplace, beams, twin window seats and a door leading out to the garden. Adjacent is the kitchen/ breakfast room with French windows opening out to the terrace. There is a snug, which has windows on two sides and a door to the garden. At the other end of the kitchen is the utility room, cloakroom, wine store and boiler room/wood store.
Outside there is a guest annexe/garage block and ample parking for several cars. The main garden extends out behind the cottage, where there is a stream running across it, fringed with colourful herbaceous borders. To one side of the cottage is a broad, brick-laid terrace for outside entertaining, with direct access to the kitchen. The long bank at one side of the cottage, formed to create the lake in the grounds of Milton Abbey and designed by Capability Brown, is planted with mature trees to provide an attractive backdrop and screen. The entire garden and grounds extends to about 2 acres.


Blandford Forum 8.5 miles. Dorchester 11.5 miles (London Waterloo 2.5 hours). Weymouth 19 miles. Poole 19 miles. Bournemouth Airport 25 miles.
Milton Abbas is a thriving community with a parish church, public house, post office, farm shop, tea rooms and doctor's surgery. Further afield are the local market town of Blandford Forum and the county town of Dorchester both providing good shopping, business and amenities. There are three village primary schools within a three mile radius, with local secondary schools at The Blandford School and Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester. Nearby private schools include Milton Abbey, the Sherborne schools, Bryanston, Clayesmore and Canford. There is a mainline train station in Dorchester with a direct service to Waterloo taking about 2.5 hours. Bournemouth Airport is only 25 miles away and Exeter International Airport is about 1.5 hours away, both offering connections within the UK and to many international destinations.


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12 April 2019

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  • Moreton (7.8 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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15 Cheap Street, Sherborne, DT9 3PU

01935 589026 Local call rate

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