Guide price £575,000
A CHARMING, DETACHED VILLAGE COTTAGE WITH EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION, A LOVELY GARDEN, A GARAGE AND PARKING Stockfold is a picturesque listed detached cottage conveniently situated on The Cross in the centre of the popular village of Okeford Fitzpaine. The charming accommodation has been sensitively refurbished but retains many of the original features including screen panelling, beams and panelled doors, and it is more generous than you might imagine at first glance. The sitting room and dining room both have newly lined chimneys and wood burners, and the newly fitted kitchen and separate breakfast room could easily be merged to create larger family room. A conservatory and shower room complete the ground floor and upstairs there are 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom. As well as refitting the kitchen and installing new bath and shower rooms, the electrical wiring has been upgraded, clever secondary glazing installed along with numerous other less obvious structural improvements. All this work carried out without affecting the warmth and character of the original cottage, so that Stockfold remains a charming home, well situated at the centre of an increasingly popular village. The cottage backs onto the village street with a five-bar gate to one side opening onto a wide gravel drive which provides ample parking and access to the double garage and a splendid workshop/studio (with water and electricity). Beyond the drive there is a beautifully kept cottage garden with a large lawn surrounded by colourfully stocked flower and shrub borders, and along one side of the garden a short hedge screens an extremely well kept and productive vegetable garden with a green house. Stockfold is nicely positioned in the centre of Okeford Fitzpaine, a popular Dorset village surrounded by some of the prettiest countryside in this part of the south of England. It is a thriving village with a busy village shop and post office, a pub (The Oak) a primary school and an active church and village hall. More local facilities are nearby in Sturminster Newton, and it is only a short drive into Blandford with its Georgian market square, an M&S Food Hall, Tesco and Lidl superstore, or in the other direction to Sherborne. Nearby Gillingham station has a fast regular train service to London Waterloo (just over 2 hours) and the A303 lies about 17 miles to the north bringing London within reasonable driving distance via the A303/M3. There are good opportunities for walking, cycling and riding in the lovely countryside around the village and the coast at Poole Harbour, Studland Bay and along Dorset's famous Jurassic coastline is under an hour's drive to the south. All mains services are available. Gas fired radiator central heating. Very good broadband service.
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