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High Street, Yetminster, Sherborne, DT9

Offers in the region of £832,000

5 Beds 3 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: SHE190101



  • Grade II Listed and full of character
  • Central Village Location
  • Close to a variety of amenities
  • Garage and Garden
  • Five double bedrooms


Dating from the early 17th Century with later additions, Oak House was formerly the village shop before becoming a substantial private residence in 2015. The property has recently been the subject of a fastidious programme of restoration in keeping with the property's origins, with works carried out to the very highest of standards. Many period features remain, including Elm beamed ceilings, Blue Lias flagstones, window seats, ornate fireplaces, original mullioned windows and wooden doors. Every room is now presented to the highest possible specifications providing the perfect juxtaposition of old and new. As soon as the front door opens into the superb sitting room there is a real sense of charm, space and character enhanced by an experienced and confident touch when it comes to furnishing and décor. This is a most impressive room with its Elm ceiling beams, recently fitted oak floor combined with original flagstones and a most attractive central Hamstone fireplace. The characteristic large windows, typical of a former shop, flood the room with natural light. The family kitchen is a good size with a range of bespoke floor, wall and larder units, with integrated electric fan oven, fridge/freezer, induction hob and microwave. There is also a very useful larder and plenty of space for a dining table or island. French doors lead to a pretty paved terrace and the garden beyond. Through from the kitchen is a good size utility room and cloakroom. The large family room with bookshelves and further space for a dining table, offers some excellent additional living space, particularly useful for when the house is filled with family members or larger gatherings. Beyond this a garden room providing yet more versatile space. Upstairs also offers ideal and flexible family accommodation. There are five bedrooms in total, many with beautiful ornate fireplaces and lovely views over the gardens and countryside beyond. FIRST FLOOR The spacious master bedroom is worth a special mention with double glazed windows, Hamstone fireplace, window seats and storage. There are 2 further bedrooms on this floor and two very well-appointed bathrooms. SECOND FLOOR There are 2 further characterful bedrooms on this floor, a shower room and additional storage. Outside The secluded and private garden is a particular feature of the property with well stocked borders and a selection of trees, providing a most peaceful setting. There is a wonderful terraced area, perfect for al fresco dining and a lawned area which passes by the two storey unmodernised brick Grain Barn, which would make a charming home office or occasional living space (subject to the usual planning consents), to a further lawned area with mature Monkey Puzzle Tree and stone walling. In all this is a superb high quality house with enviable styling in a very popular village. LOCATION The countryside to the south of Sherborne and Yeovil is some of the most beautiful in the south west. This western fringe of the Blackmore Vale is characterised by lightly wooded farmland where dairying predominates. Yetminster lies in the heart of this idyllic landscape and the old centre comprises mainly period houses; indeed Pevsner stated that ''the main street of Yetminster is as good a place as any in Dorset for learning the vernacular range in stone buildings from c.1580 to c.1790'. The village has a shop, doctors' surgery, café, hairdresser as well as a primary school and station on the Bristol to Weymouth line. Sherborne is within five miles and is well known for its Abbey and range of schools. In addition, the main street is lined with traditional shops for most needs and interests. The larger centre of Yeovil has a range of high street stores and out of town trading estates, whilst Dorchester, the county town of Dorset to the south, is another charming medium sized town. The Jurassic coast, recognised as a world heritage site is easily accessible. Communications to the area are excellent, with the A37 easily accessible and linking with the A35 and A303. Mainline railway stations are at Yeovil Junction and Sherborne, both serving London Waterloo and Exeter, whilst the Weymouth to Bristol/Cardiff line is at Yetminster. Sporting and Recreation: Racing is at Wincanton, Taunton, Salisbury, Bath and Exeter. Fishing on the River Frome, fishing and sailing on Sutton Bingham reservoir and the South Coast. Riding and walking on an extensive network of bridleways and footpaths. Theatres at Bath, Taunton, Salisbury and Bournemouth. Education: This area is particularly well noted for its schools with Leweston, Sherborne Boys' and Girls' Schools, The Gryphon, Bryanston and Milton Abbey all within easy reach. There are also a good number of excellent preparatory schools in the region. There are highly regarded primary schools in both Yetminster and Thornford and a nursery in Yetminster. Pictures provided with thanks to Classic Cottages (