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The Old Stables, Langton Long, Blandford Forum, DT11

Guide price £535,000

Under offer

3 Beds 3 Baths 1 Reception

REF: BLA200031

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Secluded parkland setting
  • Classical Georgian surroundings
  • Imaginative and well executed conversion
  • Beautifully finished contemporary interior
  • Refitted kitchen with quality appliances
  • Large light sitting room opening onto terrace
  • 3 bedrooms and 3 well-appointed bathrooms
  • Additional reception or office space
  • Perfect “lock up and leave” retreat
  • Ideal live work environment in great a location

THE PROPERTY

A BEAUTIFULLY STYLED 3 STOREY MEWS HOUSE SKILFULLY CONVERTED FROM AN EXQUISITE GEORGIAN STABLE BLOCK Set in beautiful parkland overlooking the Stour valley just a mile from the centre of Blandford Forum, this exquisite Georgian stable block luckily survived the demolition of Langton House in the 1950's and it has a fascinating history. The wonderful octagonal courtyard was skilfully converted into 10 mews style houses in the late 1980's and No. 3 has been home to our clients for nearly 25 years (they don't change hands very often here). No.3 has been immaculately well maintained and updated, and in contrast to the classical exterior the interior is presented in a stunning crisp contemporary style. Off the entrance hall there is a recently refitted kitchen/breakfast room with top quality appliances and an attractive sitting room with views over the park and river beyond. Upstairs there are three generous bedrooms and three well-appointed bath/shower rooms. The cleverly designed layout of the landings on the first and second floor provide lots of additional reception, storage or office space, and an ideal environment for working from home. As well as a refitted kitchen and upgraded bathrooms, a new heating system with replacement boiler, flat panel radiators and a pressurised hot water system have been installed. All these superb features make No.3 The Old Stables a perfect "lock up and leave" country retreat or a practical easy to manage live/work home in a convenient and striking rural setting. No. 3 probably has the best view of all the houses in The Stables with steps from the sitting room leading down on to a small private south west facing terrace which opens directly out on to the lawns and parkland surrounding the property, which are available for the communal use of all 10 houses. Off the gravel drive in front of the entrance to the courtyard there is a generous visitor parking area and a double garage with additional loft storage. The Old Stables are set in beautiful parkland on the edge of Langton Long, as small village with a cluster of houses and a church located just a mile from the centre of the historic Georgian market town of Blandford Forum, described by the Guardian in 2013 as a small ''Bath in brick'. Beyond the market square there is an excellent range of range of amenities including an M&S Food Hall, Tesco and Lidl superstores. Much of the lovely countryside surrounding the village is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and there are great opportunities to walk or ride down along the river valley towards Kingston Lacey (National Trust) or up on to Cranborne Chase. And there are plenty of other opportunities for sport and recreation with Poole Harbour, Studland beach and Dorset's famous Jurassic coastline not much more than half an hour's drive away to the south. Communication links generally are excellent. The village's close proximity to the Poole/Bournemouth/Christchurch conurbation makes it hugely convenient for people who working in that area. Commuting is straight forward and easy access on to the A31 provides a quick link to the M27 for Southampton and Portsmouth and the M3 up to London. Poole station has a fast regular train service to London Waterloo (about 2 hours), Southampton and Bournemouth airports and Poole ferry terminal are all within easy reach. Leasehold; 999 year lease granted in 1988 with each house having 1/10th share of the freehold. The Management charge is currently standing at £2,300 per annum payable 1/2 yearly in advance Mains water and electricity are available at the property. Private drainage. Centrally stored LPG heating. Good broadband service.