4 bedroom detached house for saleTarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum
- Attractive modern detached family home
- Generous accommodation
- 2 Reception rooms and a study
- Fitted kitchen and separate utility room
- 4 Double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
- Master bedroom with en-suite & dressing area
- Private walled gardens and double garage
- Enormous potential to extend (subject to consent)
A substantial modern detached village house in a superb private setting
Merrydown was built in the late 1970’s in a secluded setting that was originally part of the walled garden to The Old Rectory. With mellow brick elevations under a tiled roof, the house has been home to the current owners from new and in that time, it has always been well maintained. New double glazing has been fitted and a few years ago a new boiler was installed. That said it is now clear to see that the house would benefit from some straightforward cosmetic improvements, installation of a new kitchen and perhaps new bathrooms as well. After that Merrydown will once again be an excellent home with spacious and well organised accommodation. At the centre of the house there is a generous reception hall with a good drawing room and a study to one side, and a dining room, fitted kitchen and separate utility room to the other. Upstairs there are 4 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including a master bedroom with a dressing area and en suite. There is also plenty of space to the side of the house or above the garage to extend (subject to planning permission) and the agents have no hesitation in recommending this as a first class family home in a fine location in a popular village.
Mains electricity and water are available at the property. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired radiator central heating.
Merrydown is very well situated in a secluded spot close to the centre of Tarrant Hinton, a popular village on the eastern edge of Cranborne Chase surrounded by lovely rolling countryside that is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Although the four Tarrant villages at this end of the valley (Gunville, Hinton, Launceston and Monkton) are very rural, they are by no means isolated and there is a thriving community in the valley. There is a church, busy village hall and a rather good wine shop in this village, and a good pub down the valley in Tarrant Monkton (The Langton Arms). The attractive Georgian market town of Blandford Forum is only a short drive away by car or by bus and has a good range of shops and other amenities. For a wider range of amenities, Salisbury and Poole are both within half an hour’s drive, and communication links from the village generally are good with a main line railway station nearby in Salisbury with fast regular trains to London Waterloo. The business centres along the south coast, Poole, Bournemouth and Southampton are within easy driving distance and from there you can link via the A31 onto the M27 and M3 to drive to London, and to Southampton and Bournemouth airports. The surrounding countryside provides many good opportunities for sport and recreation with excellent walking, riding and cycling all around, and the coast is under an hours’ drive to the south. This area has also become extremely popular because of the wide selection of schools at all levels. There is a village primary school nearby in Pimperne and good secondary schools in Blandford and Wimborne as well as the grammar school in Poole. The excellent choice of public schools in the area includes Bryanston, Milton Abbey, Canford and Clayesmore with prep schools nearby including Dumpton, Castle Court, Sandroyd and Knighton House.
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