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Fontmell Hill, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, DT11

Guide price £850,000

Under offer

4 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: SHA210017

A HANDSOME BRICK AND FLINT HOUSE IN A DELIGHTFUL SETTING WITH GARDENS AND GROUNDS OF ABOUT 1.4 ACRES

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Library
  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • Office
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Study/Store
  • Four Bedrooms (two en-suite)
  • Family Bathroom
  • Double Garage and Workshop
  • Garden and Grounds - In all about 1.4 acres

THE PROPERTY

Dating back to the mid 19th century, Well House was originally a pair of woodsman's cottages, which over the years have been re-modelled and extended. It has attractive brick and flint elevations under a clay tile roof with sensibly configured accommodation; in recent years many improvements have been carried out by the current owners, including a new water softener and boiler, re-tiling part of the roof, improving internet connectivity and work to the trees. Planning permission (now lapsed) was granted in 2012 (Reference No. FPO/0380/2012) for an imaginative extension to the kitchen with large utility room connecting to the existing garage/workshop, which could be put to a variety of different uses including ancillary accommodation. This would create a large kitchen and a significantly increase the scope of the accommodation. Other attributes worthy of mention include timber floorboards in some of the rooms, an oil fired AGA, Jetmaster fires in the hall and sitting room, and lovely views from all the rooms over the garden and grounds. OUTSIDE The property is approached off the lane through electrically operated gates onto a tarmac drive culminating in a gravelled car parking and turning area, adjoining which is the double garage with workshop. The formal gardens lie primarily to the front of the house and are principally to lawn, with attractive raised flower and shrub borders together with a well and two ornamental ponds. There is an attractive terrace to the front and side of the house, while at the rear, the gardens run into woodland with a variety of trees including larch, spruce, walnut, wild cherry, beech and hornbeam. Well House is situated in a woodland setting between Fontmell Magna and Ashmore, reputedly Dorset's highest village, which has a church, village hall and cricket field. There are nearby shops/post offices in the villages of Fontmell Magna, Iwerne Minster and Ludwell. The Saxon hilltop market town of Shaftesbury has a wide range of shops, a boutique hotel, market, churches, a health centre, dentist, a small hospital, veterinary surgeries, library and arts centre. For more sophisticated shopping and recreational facilities there is the Cathedral city of Salisbury to the east and Bath to the north west. Nearby Tisbury has a mainline railway station with services to London Waterloo (under two hours) and the A303, approximately 12 miles to the north, gives access to the south west and London via the M3, while the A350 gives access to the South Coast.