Tollard Royal has won a best kept small village' award from the Campaign for Rural England, and features a village pond, a 13th century church and the King John pub/restaurant. The renowned Larmer Tree Gardens and Rushmore Golf club are nearby. Built of cob with rendered elevations, this charming cottage was extended in the 1980s, and the French water reed roof was rethatched in 2010. A new Grant oil fired boiler and soakaway were installed in 2014, and the electrics were upgraded in 2001.
Features include a thatched entrance porch, a sitting room with inglenook fireplace (with bressummer beam, bread oven and multifuel burner,) a utility room (with oil fired boiler, Hotpoint washing machine, Bosch dishwasher and door to the garden,) a cloakroom and a spacious kitchen/dining room with handmade antique pine units, AEG hob (Calor LPG,) Hotpoint electric oven and Beko upright fridge-freezer. The first floor landing has loft access and fitted shelving. Bedroom 1 has exposed beams and a fully tiled en suite bathroom with a door leading to a walk-in airing cupboard (shelved with ample hanging space,) and bedroom 2 has fitted wardrobes, exposed timbers and a deep alcove. Bedroom 3 is currently used as a study. The shower room has a walk-in shower cubicle (with Mira digitally controlled mixer valve,) and a shelved storage cupboard.
A gravelled driveway provides parking for 2 vehicles, and the small front garden is bounded by a hedge. A side gate leads to the rear garden which is enclosed by timber fencing and has a paved seating area, a raised lawn, flower and shrub borders, a fishpond and a large timber shed/workshop with power and lighting, and houses a Hotpoint tumble dryer.
Directions: Travelling on the B3081 from Sixpenny Handley, proceed past Tollard Royal's village pond on the right and the war memorial on the left. Continue past the Rushmore Estate parking lay-by and the former Methodist chapel on the right, and Cranborne Cottage can be found on the right hand side.
Council Tax Band: E
EPC Rating: E
Viewing: By prior arrangement through CHRISTOPHER BATTEN