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Hedge End, Winterborne Stickland, Blandford Forum, DT11

Guide price £945,000

6 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: BLA180121

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Rural but convenient country location
  • Modern style and period character
  • Very practical family home
  • Formal drawing room and relaxed sitting room
  • Fabulous family kitchen/dining room with Aga
  • Large utility/boot room
  • 4 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Generous separate 2 bedroom cottage
  • Outbuildings and lovely south facing garden

THE PROPERTY

A handsome country cottage and hugely practical family home, with adjoining holiday cottage and generous garden Pleck Cottage probably started life as a row of traditional 18th century farm cottages but over the years those cottages have been remodelled and extended to create the lovely family home and holiday cottage that you see today. The main house and the cottage retain lots of original period character and are beautifully presented throughout, with the main house cleverly combining the charm and character of the old cottages with some impressive well organised family living space. At the heart of the house is a fabulous modern kitchen/dining room looking out over the south facing gardens. Off the kitchen there is a large and hugely practical utility/boot room and at either end of the house 2 formal reception rooms, a functional family sitting room and an attractive formal drawing room with an open fireplace and wood burner. Upstairs there are 4 good bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms including a master bedroom with ensuite. At the west end the last of the original cottages has been left as a pretty and spacious 2 bedroom cottage with a sitting room, kitchen and utility room. The cottage is presently a very successful holiday let but could easily be incorporated back into the house to increase the family accommodation. Pleck Cottage has been a great family home for our clients for many years, and we know it will offer the new owners an equally perfect opportunity to enjoy country life in a lovely setting with the benefit of an extra income. The larger part of the garden is behind the house, is south facing and surrounded by a tall hedge for privacy. Immediately behind the house there is a large paved terrace and beyond that a lawn with interesting herbaceous borders interspersed with shrubs and specimen trees. Beside the house to the east there is a useful range of outbuildings including kennels and a studio/workshop. At the bottom of the garden with access further along the track, there is a 2nd drive with additional parking in front of a large garage/workshop. Hedge End is a very small hamlet close to Winterborne Stickland and located in one of the pretty valleys to the west of Blandford, a stones' throw from Bulbarrow and Milton Abbey. There are great opportunities for walking, cycling and riding all around the cottage, and for water sports only 40 minutes away along the coast between Poole Harbour, Studland, Weymouth and Portland. Although quiet and rural, this location is by no means isolated and there is busy village life nearby in Winterborne Stickland where there is a pub, nursery school and sports club, and over the hill in Milton Abbas where there is another pub, a post office, farm shop and doctors surgery. For a wider range of amenities, it is only a short drive into Blandford Forum with its historic Georgian market square, an M&S Food Hall, Tesco and Lidl superstores. Mains electricity is available at the property. Private drainage (septic tank) and private water supply (metered from farm). Oil fired radiator central heating and hot water. Very good broadband service.