Christopher Batten Estate Agents Wimborne Dorset
Wimborne and East Dorset Property Specialist

Church Lane Blandford Forum Dorset DT11 9ND

£399,950

REF: CB004925
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Receptions
  • Delightful hamlet
  • Character cottage
  • Large garden
  • Adjoining open countryside
  • Outstanding views

Church Lane - Lower Blandford St Mary - A well presented, 4 bedroom end of terrace Victorian cottage with a large rear garden adjoining open countryside, set in this delightful hamlet close to Blandford Forum.

The cottages were originally built in 1850 and are believed to have been workers cottages to the Manor House, which is a short distance away along with the historic church.

The property was extended approximately 40 years ago to provide additional accommodation, which has been tastefully carried out and offers immense charm and character including a wealth of exposed timbers, natural faced brick feature walls and some high vaulted ceilings. The property benefits from a gas fired central heating system, and all mains services including mains drainage.

There is a Gothic style solid front door leading to the main reception hall (with quarry tiled floor,) downstairs cloakroom/utility room (with low flush W.C., wash basin, space for washing machine and tumble dryer, and a store cupboard.). The charming sitting room has a brick fireplace with an inset log burner, an alcove with fitted shelving and cupboards, wall unit, exposed timbers and brick walls. The kitchen/breakfast room has an excellent range of fitted storage cupboards and drawers including solid beech wood worktops, gas hob, cooker hood, electric double oven, integrated larder fridge with pull-out larder cupboard, and a quarry tiled floor. There is a vaulted ceiling with sky lights in the breakfast area and double glazed French doors lead out to the rear garden. A further set of doors leads through to a separate dining room featuring a Victorian open fireplace, vaulted ceiling with skylights, and French doors to garden. To the first floor, there is a landing (with deep built-in store cupboard and access to loft space,) 4 bedrooms (all of which have fitted wardrobe cupboards,) family bathroom/shower room (with roll top, claw and ball feet bath, and fitted airing cupboard,) and en suite shower room.

Outside, there is off road parking, and a side garden gate allows access to the rear garden which has a patio and a long, expanse of lawn extending down to a play area. The garden is nicely enclosed with established hedgerows, and a timber garden shed.

THERE ARE OUTSTANDING VIEWS ACROSS ADJOINING COUNTRYSIDE WITH A HA-HA LEADING DOWN TO THE RIVER STOUR.

Directions: From Wimborne, proceed west along the A31 towards Dorchester. At the Roundhouse roundabout, take the third exit onto the A350, signposted to Blandford. Proceed through the villages of Sturminster Marshall and Spetisbury. Proceed through Charlton Marshall, passing The Charlton Inn on the right hand side, and as you leave the village of Charlton Marshall (with the school on the left hand side,) Blandford St Mary is signposted to the right hand side. Proceed down into Lower Blandford St Mary, pass the historic church on the left, and the cottage can be found on the right hand side.

Council Tax Band: D

EPC Rating: D

Viewing: By prior arrangement through CHRISTOPHER BATTEN