Guide price £975,000
Dating from around 1860, this property has been the subject of a significant programme of upgrades, extensions and modifications over the years ensuring it is now fit for the demands of modern day living. With a wonderful open plan kitchen, this is a great family house and lends itself very well to entertaining. The kitchen has a modern feel that incorporates whitewashed floorboards, cream base and wall units, granite worktops, a double Belfast sink, impressive Rangemaster hob with extractor, island with breakfast bar, integrated dishwasher along with space and connection for a fridge freezer. A particular feature of this space is the dining area with it's fitted, curved leather seating that resides under double Velux conservation roof windows that allow extra natural light to fill this area. Adjoining the kitchen and forming part of this extensive open plan area, is the study/family room, with windows to the side of the property, plenty of book shelves with storage cupboards above, space for a desk and sofas. A door from the kitchen leads into a conveniently located utility room with space and connection for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A sink and storage unit can also be found here. Next to this room and accessed from the hall is a cloakroom with further hanging and storage space. Also leading off the hall is the wonderfully comfortable sitting room, with high ceilings, a front aspect, fireplace with gas coal effect fire, timber mantel and surround. Sitting either side of the fireplace are some very useful shelved alcoves, further enhancing the excellent storage that this property offers. Finally on the ground floor is the garden room which currently doubles up as a music room, housing a small grand piano amongst other things. One of the lightest rooms in the property, it in turn provides access to the garden by either the double or single doors. Upstairs is equally as impressive with four good sized double bedrooms, with a variety of aspects through sash windows and with each offering its very own character. They provide eminently flexible accommodation, depending on one's requirements. A centrally located bathroom is provided in addition to two shower rooms both of which are ensuite. The additional ensuite WC could also provide further flexibility should one wish to increase the size of the current family bathroom. The enclosed gardens are a particular feature of this property and have been thoughtfully landscaped by the current owners and include privet hedges to the front giving lots of privacy. The gardens lie mainly to two sides of the house with ample gated turning and parking for vehicles to the front. The gardens are relatively mature with raised stone beds and gravelled pathways gently guiding one through. A striking pergola covered in a deep pink rambling rose makes a bold impression. A timber garage with electric up and over door has been partly converted into a studio with a sink and offers again more flexible space, possibly even as a home office. In front of this garage lies a further timber pergola with decking covered in faux grass, providing a further vantage point from which to take in this part of the garden. However, a favourite spot would seem to be just off the garden room, where there is space for a table and chairs from where one can take in the mature silver birch, acer, maple and dwarf magnolia trees. Borders are well stocked with peonies, foxgloves and geraniums amongst many others. A timber shed, greenhouse, outside lighting, tap and sockets also ensure this is a practical, as well as delightful, garden to work in. The lasting impression is of a superb quality house on which considerable care and attention has been lavished to provide a most comfortable residence, in an historic and convenient setting. Dominated by its ancient Abbey and school, Sherborne is arguably the most attractive town in Dorset. Numerous musical and cultural events occur throughout the year and there is a superb range of traditional shops and boutiques. The two castles--one of which was home to Sir Walter Raleigh-- reflect the historic nature of the town, the centre of which is designated a Conservation Area in which a policy of strict planning control operates to preserve its special character. West Dorset is well known for its unspoilt landscape and there are many pretty villages and countryside walks nearby. The Jurassic Coast is a mere twenty miles away at Weymouth. This stretch of coastline, from Portland to Lyme Regis, with its spectacular cliffs, has recently been designated a World Heritage Site. Communications to this part of the country are excellent. From Sherborne there is a regular train service to Waterloo in about 2 hours 20 minutes; the station is within walking distance. The A303 (linking with the M3) is a dual carriageway almost the whole way to the M3, thus putting London within about two hours' drive.
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