4 bedroom detached house for salePortman Place, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7DG
Built in 1990 as one of a small development of five
similar houses at the end of a no-through road, 3
Portman Place is situated in an enviable position with a good sized garden and with views over the water meadows running alongside the River Stour. The house is built of sandstone coloured brick under a Welsh slate roof with timber sash windows and mellow red brick detailing on the walls and around the windows. On the ground floor the front door opens to the entrance hall which has an attractive staircase rising to the first floor and the study and cloakroom on one side. On the other
side double doors open to the sitting room which has an open fireplace, cornicing and windows on three sides. French windows opening onto the terrace. A further set of double doors open to the dining room, which also has French windows to the terrace and a wide opening through into the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and floor mounted units and a gas-fired 2-oven AGA (black) with a Belling extractor
above. The principle reception and bedrooms face south west and take full advantage of the delightful aspect and views. Off the kitchen is the utility room, which has a door leading out to the garden. On the first floor is a galleried landing with doors off to the master bedroom with an en-suite dressing room and bathroom, the guest bedroom and en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms and the family bathroom.
The property is approached down a gravelled drive to a parking area in front of the house and adjacent to the double garage. To one side is a small lawn with mature trees including silver birch and copper beech. The main garden lies to the rear (SW) of the house and is bounded by close boarded fencing alongside mature shrubs and
trees. A paved terrace lies immediately behind the rear of the house, which is clad with Virginia Creeper, and looks out across a centrally placed lawn fringed on either side by flower and shrub borders. The rear section is open to enable the lovely view to be enjoyed fully and where there is a further paved area shielded by mature shrubs.
To one side of the house is a timber garden shed and greenhouse.
3 Portman Place is situated at the end of a quiet cul-desac and only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the historic Georgian town of Blandford Forum. Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and about 19 miles from the Jurassic Coast, the town has a good variety of independent shops, boutique cafés, restaurants and public houses surrounding an attractive market place.
There are 7 primary schools to choose from within a 3 mile radius and Blandford Forum has its own secondary school. There is also a wide choice of private schools locally including Clayesmore, Canford, Knighton House, Hanford, Port Regis, Bryanston, Milton Abbey, St Mary’s Shaftesbury and the Sherborne schools.
Larger towns within easy reach include Poole (14½ miles), Dorchester (18 miles), Bournemouth (19 miles) and Salisbury (24 miles), which all offer a comprehensive selection of shopping, business and recreational facilities.
There are several gastro pubs and restaurants within the local area.
The A31 is about 8 miles to the south and provides access to London via the M27 and M3 and to Exeter and West Country via the A35 and A303. There are train stations at Poole (14¾ miles) and Salisbury (24 miles), which have main line services to London Waterloo taking about 2 hours and 1½ hours respectively
There are airports at Bournemouth (19 miles) and Southampton (43 miles) and both offer connections within the UK and to many international destinations.
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