Built in 1996, the property has been recently refurbished with modern bathroom suites and kitchen, and benefits from an oil fired central heating system, double glazing, security alarm, charming walled garden, and garaging for 2 vehicles.
This popular village of Iwerne Minster is noted for Clayesmore public school, and has a local Post Office/general store, The Talbot public house, the historic church of St Mary's, a village hall, children's playground, and access to many scenic walks including Preston Hill. It was winner of Best Kept Village in 2017 and lies within an area of outstanding natural beauty.
An entrance canopy with front door leads through to the main reception hall having an oak engineered floor, and a downstairs cloakroom. The delightful, dual aspect sitting room features a brick fireplace with inset Clearview log burner, and double glazed French doors lead out to the rear garden. A superb kitchen/dining room was re-fitted 4 years ago with an excellent range of Shaker style units, solid oak worktops, Belfast sink, integrated fridge and freezer, integrated dishwasher, space for range cooker, and oak engineered floors and half timber panelled walls which also extend through to the dining room featuring a high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, dual aspect windows including a full height double glazed window overlooking the garden, and a stable door to the verandah. There is a separate utility room with a high vaulted ceiling, sink, appliance space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer, and a floor mounted oil fired central heating boiler. In addition, there is a study and separate family room. From the entrance hall, stairs with turned spindles lead to the first floor galleried landing with an airing cupboard. The master bedroom has delightful views across to the church, and an en suite shower room with fully tiled shower cubicle, WC, vanity wash hand basin, and space and plumbing for a bath. Bedroom 2 also has lovely views towards Preston Hill, bedroom 3 has access to loft space which is part boarded, and there is a fourth bedroom. The refurbished family bathroom has a modern white suite comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin, roll top bath and half panelled walls.
Outside, the property stands in an elevated position with a low brick retaining wall, lawned area, flower and shrub borders, and steps lead up to the front door. The garden extends to the side of the property where there is the walled rear garden which is nicely enclosed with a centre lawn, flower and shrub borders, timber sun deck for 'Al Fresco' dining and covered verandah, and a gateway gives access to a further area of garden which is used as a children's play area or could be used as a kitchen garden. A gate provides access to a double heritage style open fronted car port for 2 vehicles which has doors to the rear where there are secure store rooms.
Directions: From Blandford, proceed along the A350 towards Shaftesbury, continuing ahead at the Durweston Bridge traffic lights. Proceed through Stourpaine and around a sharp right hand bend. Proceed past the left hand turning to Child Okeford. Continue until reaching the village of Iwerne Minster, turn right at the The Talbot public house (on the right), past the village stores on the left, and continue along the road bearing right. Continue to the left following the road all way around the village,and Marton Cottage can be found on the right hand side almost opposite the turning left into St Mary's church.
Council Tax Band: F
EPC Rating: C
Viewing: By prior arrangement through CHRISTOPHER BATTEN