Guide price £525,000
With a south facing aspect on arguably one of the most desirable roads in Sherborne, this perfectly positioned house has an enormous amount to offer. This is something that rarely comes to the market and having been a much loved family house for over thirty years, the property would now benefit from some updating. The Grade II Listed house with peaked slate roof, is set back from the road and approached through wrought iron gates and along a paved pathway. A part glazed timber door opens into an entrance hallway with a well placed and extremely useful coat cupboard, consumer unit and valuable understairs storage. A door to the right and a couple of steps down takes you into the sitting room, which is a noticeably bright room thanks to its dual aspect and wonderfully large sash windows, with window seats below and views out onto the front courtyard garden. The centre point of this room is the fireplace with timber mantle and surround, painted in a neutral colour to mirror the rest of the room. Towards the rear of the house is the kitchen, which is a real feature of this property essentially due to its size. Painted timber base and wall units with both glazed and open fronted wall units along with a timber wine rack provide plenty of storage in this well equipped kitchen. Tiled worktops house an inset Bosh four ring gas hob, either side of which is a Gaggenau deep fat fryer and grill. There is an Indesit under counter oven, fridge and Miele dishwasher. The boiler is floor mounted. A large sealed fireplace provides an excellent space for further free standing storage, in front of which is plenty of space for a large table and chairs. The sink is positioned under a large window which gives great light to this expansive space. Steps lead up from here to a utility area with space and connection for a freezer and under counter washing machine. The flooring, like the kitchen, is finished in terracotta coloured tiles. The cloakroom, with wc, basin and illuminated vanity mirror, is accessed from here. French door also lead out from the utility area to the rear courtyard. Stairs rise to the first floor landing with a front aspect through a window with shutters. Similar to the ground floor, an exposed ceiling beam serves to add further interest and character to this space. An airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and slatted shelving is also located here, along with a recessed book shelves. The front bedroom has a south facing aspect, deep window cills, working shutters, fitted wardrobe and basin with illuminated vanity mirror over. The rear bedroom, which is an excellent size and therefore arguably the principal, also has good storage and a lovely view to the rear over the courtyard garden. A bathroom with an appropriately styled claw footed bath, basin and wc sits between these two bedrooms. Stairs lead up, through a door to the enchanting second floor with two hugely characterful rooms leading off a central landing all with exposed beams. As well as fitted cupboards in the front bedroom, one of which houses the water tank, the landing itself provides further storage with recessed cupboard space. All things considered this a delightful house in an excellent location with space to accommodate a family or a number of guests as and when required. OUTSIDE The outside is low maintenance, with both a paved, walled garden front and rear. The rear garden is a quiet, private oasis that provides the perfect place to position a table and chairs and enjoy a spot of al fresco dining. The property has no private parking, however there are various long and short term parking options available nearby. SITUATION 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 ¼ hours; 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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