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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Higher Street, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, DT11

Sold STC £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Family Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • Living Room
  • Utility Room
  • Boot Room
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Master Bedroom with En-suite and Dressing Room

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An truly exceptional period detached home, stylishly remodelled with quality, comfort and practicality in mind. The house is presented immaculately throughout, seamlessly blending traditional accommodation with contemporary additions whilst carefully retaining all its original charm and character through promoting exposed beams, window seats and fireplaces. This superb home offers an enviable lifestyle with approximately 3300 square feet of versatile accommodation.

On purchasing the home our clients embarked on a considerable programme of improvements, which has significantly enhanced the property. The ground floor offers a glorious entrance hall which provides access to the main reception rooms. To the right is a sizeable room, currently used as an office/snug with a double sided glazed log burner being a particular feature. This room in turn leads to a ground floor bedroom that is serviced by a wet room, ideally suited as a guest suite or providing annexe potential as a whole. To the left is a traditional sitting room with a glorious Inglenook fireplace. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the stunning kitchen/breakfast room, dining room and snug. This contemporary space is truly the highlight of this home. The bespoke kitchen/breakfast room is beautifully appointed with a glorious vaulted ceiling, this area is open to the glass walled dining area, a cleverly designed link that unites old and new. Triple glazed glass sliding walls open to the rear garden bringing the outside in and bathing the rooms in sunshine. Completing this social, family orientated accommodation is the snug. In addition there is a well appointed cloakroom and utility/boot room accessed through the dining area.

Upstairs there is a light and spacious landing that leads to three excellent double bedrooms serviced by a modern family bathroom. There is also a wonderful master suite with a bespoke fitted dressing room and beautifully fitted en-suite bathroom.

We thoroughly recommend an internal viewing at your earliest opportunity as a home of this quality and calibre are rare.


The Old Cottage is situated in the village of Iwerne Minster, located midway between Blandford Forum and Shaftesbury. The village has a wide range of everyday amenities including a parish church, general store, post office, a sports centre (part of the school) and a public house, The Talbot Inn. Close by are the popular towns of Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum which offer an extensive range of facilities.

Schooling in the area is excellent with the prep and public school of Clayesmore located within the village, whilst you can find a highly regarded primary school in nearby Fontmell Magna.

The A303 lies a short drive away to the north giving access to the south west and London via the M3, whilst alternative transport can be found in both Tisbury and Gillingham with mainline railway stations both providing access to London Waterloo.


The property is set back from the road and is accessed via a gravelled driveway leading to a parking area for several vehicles and a beautiful front garden with a hedged boundary. The garden lays mainly to the rear of the property and is laid to lawn with pretty colourful flora and mature hedging providing a degree of privacy and seclusion. Adjacent to the kitchen/family room is a stone terrace ideal for al-fresco entertaining whilst enjoying views across the gardens. Also to the rear of the property are a productive vegetable patch and an array of timber storage outbuildings. In all the property sits in just over a third of an acre.

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Added on Rightmove:
24 October 2016

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