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THE PROPERTY

A very individual contemporary house in a glorious position on the edge of the village with outstanding views. Heselden House is a unique contemporary detached house designed and built in the late 1960's in a glorious location. During the 70's and 80's it became the parish rectory and was considerably altered and extended. The current owners acquired the house in 2011 and have carried out a very thorough refurbishment including installation of a superb new kitchen breakfast room, new bathrooms and high quality new windows and doors. The attractively presented accommodation is flexible and well organised, and comprises a large open dining hall with American oak flooring, a smart kitchen/breakfast room and a drawing room with an attractive fireplace, all three of these rooms have bi-fold doors and enjoy a lovely southerly outlook. A 3rd reception room (ground floor bedroom), study, utility room and a cloakroom complete the ground floor, and upstairs there are four good bedrooms, a family bathroom, separate WC, and a small en-suite to the master bedroom. All of these positive features combined with the great location make Heselden House a perfect home for an active family or for retirement, with busy village life right on the doorstep. The garden extends to about 0.4 acre and is an important feature of the property, being largely south facing and elevated so that it can be enjoyed with a high degree of privacy. The house itself is situated towards the back of the garden with double doors in all the main reception rooms opening onto a large timber deck where you can sit and enjoy the fine view across the garden and open countryside towards Bulbarrow. In the far corner of the garden double gates open onto a tarmac drive which leads up between two attractive borders with ornamental hedges to a parking area beside the house. Either side of the drive there are two distinct areas of garden, in front of the house a large lawn has well-kept borders and on the other side, another lawn is interspersed with vegetable beds and fruit trees. There is plenty of space off the parking area to build a garage subject to planning permission and a simple covenant. Heselden House is nicely situated on the outskirts of Hazelbury Bryan, a thriving and popular Dorset village surrounded by some of the prettiest countryside in this part of the West Country. The village has a recently refurbished shop and Post Office, a pub (The Antelope), a successful primary school and a village hall with a visiting doctor's surgery (from Cerne Abbas). More local amenities are nearby in Sturminster Newton, and it is only a short drive into historic Blandford Forum with its Georgian market square, M&S food hall, Tesco and Lidl superstores or the Abbey town of Sherborne where there is a popular shopping area and Waitrose. The surrounding countryside, much of which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), offers lots of good opportunities for recreation and sport, and Poole Harbour and the famous Jurassic Coastline are less than an hour's drive away. This part of Dorset has also become well known for its highly rated schools. As well as a popular village primary school, Sturminster Newton, Blandford and Sherborne all have good state secondary schools, and independent schools nearby include Sherborne, Bryanston, Clayesmore and Milton Abbey along with Knighton House, Hanford, Sandroyd and Port Regis prep schools. There are railway stations nearby in Sherborne and Gillingham with regular trains to London Waterloo and the West Country, and the A303 is about 20 miles to the north bringing London within reasonable driving distance via the M3. Services: Mains water, drainage and electricity are available at the property. Oil fired central heating. Good broadband service.


• Perfect edge of village location• Unique contemporary (1960's) house• Wonderful far reaching views• Large well-kept garden nearly 1/2 acre• Generous versatile accommodation• Drawing room with open fire and lovely outlook• Central dining hall with similar outlook• Kitchen/breakfast room and separate utility room• Study and 3rd reception/ground floor bedroom• 4 good bedrooms and family bathroom• Ample parking and space for garage (subject to PP)