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Tarrant Monkton, Blandford Forum, DT11

Guide price £675,000

Under offer

3 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: BLA170032


  • Quiet and picturesque village setting
  • Modern country cottage with period style
  • Generous flexible accommodation (about 1,800 sq. ft.)
  • Drawing room with open fireplace and wood burner
  • Country kitchen with separate utility room
  • 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Master suite with dressing area and shower room
  • Low maintenance south facing gardens
  • Garage (home office) and ample parking


A STYLISH MODERN COTTAGE AND SUNNY GARDEN IN A QUIET AND PICTURESQUE VILLAGE SETTING Duckdown is a very appealing country home that combines all the character of a period cottage with the convenience of a modern family home. Built about 22 years ago to an excellent specification, the flexible and well-arranged accommodation features a large drawing room with open fireplace and wood burner, a lovely country style kitchen/breakfast room and a dining room or study. A separate utility room and a cloakroom complete the ground floor and upstairs there are 3 or 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom. The extra-large master bedroom suite includes a dressing area and ensuite shower room, and the 4th bedroom is currently fitted out as a large walk-in wardrobe. With slate and timber floors, subtle décor, and kitchen with base units and a reproduction Welsh dresser, the house has a lovely traditional feel, but modern central heating, high levels of insulation and double glazing mean Duckdown is a very easy and economical house to manage. A perfect character home or rural retreat in a picture post card village with a great pub! The gardens are another lovely feature of the property and although they are not large, they provide a lovely setting for the house which sits behind a row of impressive pollarded lime trees. There is a large lawn in front of the house and a wide gravel drive with ample parking in front of the garage which is to one side. The back garden is due South facing and a wonderful sun trap. It is largely decked and enclosed by a high double board fence, so it is easy to manage and very private. The garage is currently utilised as a home office and a small gym. Tarrant Monkton is one of the prettiest villages along the picturesque Tarrant Valley. It is well known for the Langton Arms public house and restaurant, and surrounded by the distinctive rolling countryside of Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Although the four Tarrant villages at this end of the valley (Gunville, Hinton, Launceston and Monkton) are very rural they are by no means isolated and there is the thriving community in the valley. As well as the pub there is a local butcher, a church and busy village hall, and a rather good wine merchants and farm shop in Tarrant Hinton. Blandford Forum with its historic Georgian market square is only a short drive away and has an excellent range of amenities including an M&S food hall, Lidl and Tesco superstore. For a wider range of amenities Salisbury, Dorchester and Poole are all within about half an hour's drive. Communication links around the village are excellent, the business centres along the coast from Poole and Bournemouth through to Southampton and Portsmouth are all within reasonable driving distance. , and the A31 is nearby providing a quick link to the M27 and M3 up to London. Salisbury is probably the most convenient railway station with a fast regular service to London Waterloo and to the west country. There is lovely walking, riding and cycling in the countryside that surrounds the village, and Poole harbour and Dorset's renowned Jurassic coastline are only a short drive away to the South. Services: Mains water and electricity are available at the property. Private drainage (to a shared septic tank). Oil fired radiator central heating and hot water. Good broadband.