4 bedroom detached house for saleRichmond Road, Sherborne, Dorset
- FIVE BEDROOMS
- TWO BATHROOMS AND SHOWER ROOM
- DRAWING ROOM
- DINING ROOM
- SITTING ROOM
- FULLY FITTED STUDY
- KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM WITH AGA
- GARDEN ROOM
- UTILITY AND CLOAKROOM
- FIRST FLOOR GAMES ROOM/HOME OFFICE/GUEST BEDROOM 5
Triscombe was built in the 1930s, and epitomises all that is good about mature houses from that period with a handsome principal façade of brick, colour washed render and tile hung sections, with a central projection, all under a hipped roof with tall chimneys. It was extended in the 1980s and sympathetic modernisation has taken place over the years, yet the building retains much of its original quality features such as parquet flooring, picture rails, handsome fireplace and ornate plasterwork ceiling.
On the ground floor an enclosed lobby with a quarry tiled floor and ceiling rose opens to a reception hall with parquet floor, staircase and picture rail. The drawing room is beautifully proportioned, has an ornate plasterwork ceiling and is focused on a handsome stone fireplace with oak over mantle, and Baxi grate. From here double doors open to a Neville Johnson fully fitted study. The dining room, which is handy for the kitchen, has French casements out to the terrace. Across the hall from the drawing room is a sitting room with an ornamental fireplace, a delightful double aspect T.V room/snug. The kitchen/breakfast room runs along the rear of the house and has a two oven gas-fired Aga, walk in larder and an excellent range of cupboards including integrated appliances. There is a rear lobby with a recently renewed gas-fired boiler. Beyond the breakfast room end of the kitchen is a side hall, together with a boot room and cloakroom. This side hall also gives access to a garden room with hard flooring and doors out to the entertaining areas. The garden room also links the main house to an excellent utility room, and the double garage.
On there first floor there is a galleried landing with handsome balustrading. The principal bedroom has built in wardrobes and enjoys southerly views over rooftops to the woods on Dancing Hill. It is served by a large ensuite bathroom, together with a shower over the bath. There are three more bedrooms off the main stairs, served by a second bathroom, again with shower over the bath and separate WC. A second staircase rises from the garden room to a section of the accommodation which can either be used as a large guest bedroom with an ensuite shower room, or alternatively would serve well as a work from home office, games room or as semi-separate accommodation for older children still living at home. This part of the house could be used as a separate annexe for dependent relative or live in carer.
This is a good quality home with a great atmosphere.
Double gates open to a long gravelled driveway, culminating in a parking and turning area for several cars and giving access to the double garage with eclectically operated door and direct access to the house. Stretching across the south and west sides of the house, is a large paved terrace set with wild flowers and shrubs. A shallow flight of steps leads down to the main lawn. To the rear of the house and adjoining the garden room, is a very private and sheltered terrace and entertaining area giving on to a further area of lawn, enclosed by mature hedging. There are outside taps and power supplies. The garden is colourful, mature, well stocked and dog proof.
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