The property was built in 1901, and was formerly a game keepers lodge which was part of the Drax Estate. It retains a number of character features with cornice ceilings, panelled doors, fireplaces, and has a large attic providing much scope to convert to further accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.
Sturminster Marshall is a popular village well served by amenities including general stores/Post Office, pharmacy, pub/restaurants, a parish church, a First School and a 9-hole golf course. The property fronts directly onto the A350, which provides easy access to the market towns of Wimborne Minster and Blandford Forum, and the coastal of Poole which has a mainline railway station to London Waterloo.
A gabled front entrance porch with door leads through to a main reception hall, and a further door provides access to a rear lobby where there is a utility room with Ideal wall mounted gas fired central heating boiler, appliance space and plumbing for washing machine, and a cloakroom. There is a lounge with an understairs storage cupboard, and a separate sitting room featuring a Victorian open fireplace, exposed pine floors and 2 built-in wall units to the alcoves. The dining room has an attractive bay window to the front elevation and fireplace, and a walkway leads to the kitchen which is fitted with a range of units, ample work tops, appliance space and plumbing for dishwasher, cooker space, and space for fridge/freezer. From the dining room, there is a door to a rear enclosed porch with double glazed casement doors to the garden. From the main reception hall, a staircase with turned spindles leads to the first floor landing with walk-in store room, 3 double sized bedrooms, and a large family bathroom with access to loft space. Off the lower landing, there is a fourth bedroom.
Outside, the front garden fronts onto Blandford Road (A350) and has a wrought iron boundary fence and a pedestrian gate providing access to the front door. The vehicular access is off of Station Road where there is a driveway providing ample off road parking leading to a detached garage. The enclosed, private rear garden is lawned interspersed with a selection of shrubs, well, and outdoor seating area.
Directions: From Wimborne proceed along Julians Road to the Lake Gates roundabout at the junction with the A31. Take the third exit towards Dorchester and continue to the Roundhouse roundabout at Sturminster Marshall. Take the third exit, signposted to Blandford. April Lodge can be found on the right hand side, just on the corner of Station Road where there is ample street parking.
Council Tax Band: E
EPC Rating: E
Viewing: By prior arrangement through CHRISTOPHER BATTEN