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Greenhill, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9

Offers in excess of £360,000

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2 Beds 1 Bath 1 Reception

REF: SHE210129

A BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED TERRACED COTTAGE FULL OF PERIOD CHARM, WITH A PRETTY ENCLOSED GARDEN AND PARKING FOR UP TO 3 CARS, CENTRALLY LOCATED WITHIN EASY REACH OF ALL AMENITIES IN THIS HISTORIC AND DESIRABLE ABBEY TOWN.

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • No onward chain
  • Enchanting, centrally located cottage full of period charm
  • Easy access to all amenities
  • Beautifully renovated and immaculately presented
  • Pretty enclosed garden with summer house
  • Private parking for up to 3 cars

THE PROPERTY

Four Greenhill is a truly enchanting and beautifully presented mid terrace cottage arranged over three floors and constructed of mellow hamstone elevations under a clay tiled roof. With origins dating back to the late 1700s, the cottage wholly earns its Grade II listing as a place of architectural or historical importance and has all the character and charm expected of a property of this age. Many period features remain, including exposed ceiling beams and timbers, flagstone flooring, window seats, exposed elm floorboards and an impressive inglenook fireplace. The front door opens into the delightful sitting room with front aspect south facing window allowing the light to flood in. The period feel is very evident here with a flagstone floor, traditional style radiators, exposed stone walls and beams plus a majestic inglenook fireplace with stone seat and hearth with Bressummer beam above and inset multifuel stove, providing a central focal point and ensuring a cosy atmosphere. In front of the window with built in elm seat, is space for a dining table and chairs. Off the sitting room is the well-equipped kitchen with back door to the garden. There are oak worktops with timber base units beneath, plus an inset butler sink under the rear window. Integrated Bosch appliances include a dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a five-ring gas hob and double oven. Stairs with storage cupboard under, rise from the sitting room to the first floor, off which is a front aspect bedroom with window seat and exposed floorboards. Adjacent is the rear aspect bathroom with a luxurious feel and traditional style white suite. There is even a fireplace with log burner to keep you warm whilst you relax in the bath enjoying views over the pretty garden. From the landing, stairs rise to a further rear aspect bedroom with exposed floorboards, A frame and beams. The pretty, well-kept garden is completely enclosed and has clearly been nurtured over the years to provide a peaceful place to while away the afternoon. A paved area abuts the rear of the cottage, with stone steps leading up to a timber shed housing the Worcester gas boiler and Hoover washer/dryer. A paved pathway continues the length of the garden either side of which are well planted beds with a wide range of mature shrubs, and a profusion of richly stocked flowering plants and climbers, together with a herb garden and wildlife pond. Mature trees including a eucalyptus and a rather splendid palm tree, plus a magnolia, provide shade and interest. Part of the way up the garden is a secluded terrace, the perfect place for al fresco dining and an evening drink. Beyond, stone steps lead to a timber summer house, shed and a further paved terrace. A rear gate leads to the private parking area for up to 3 cars. The lasting impression is of an utterly idyllic and immaculately presented cottage, perfect as a main home, bolt hole or investment purchase. 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 15 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.