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Dunns Lane, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, DT11

Guide price £775,000

4 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: SHA220045



  • Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Two Reception Rooms
  • Study/Garden Room
  • Shower Room
  • Utility Room and Cloakroom
  • Boot Room
  • Four Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms
  • Garden and Greenhouse
  • Garage and Parking
  • In need of some updating


Situated in an elevated position, Brookmans Cottage is a substantial cottage with colour washed rendered elevations under a clay tiled roof standing in attractive gardens. In the past year the property has been partially redecorated and a woodburner installed in the sitting room. It would now benefit from further refurbishment, including the possibility of extending (subject to planning consent). It has a large kitchen/dining room with a quarry tile floor and oil fired Aga, an open fireplace in the snug and a lovely outlook, particularly from the first floor over the village to the surrounding countryside. Approached off Dunns Lane through a five-bar timber gate onto a tarmac car parking and turning area with an adjacent garage, Brookmans Cottage gardens lie to the front of the property. They are south-facing principally to lawn with espaliered apple trees dividing the garden from the car parking; new native hedging has been planted alongside the lane and on the north, south and eastern boundaries. The gardens are interspersed with a variety of mature trees, including apple and cherry, and are not overlooked. There is a greenhouse with a splendid fig tree and a timber garden store. Brookmans Cottage is quietly positioned at the top of Dunns Lane in the centre of this pretty and popular village, which lies midway between Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum. Comprising mainly of period houses and cottages, Iwerne Minster has a good range of everyday facilities including a village post office and stores, pub and church. For a wider range of facilities there is the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury to the north, and the Georgian town of Blandford Forum to the south. Both have a wide range of shops, cafes, doctors and dental surgeries, libraries, an arts centre, and secondary schools. The regional centres of Bournemouth/Poole and Bristol/Bath are within striking distance. There are mainline railway stations in both Tisbury and Gillingham (London Waterloo) and the A303 lies some 12 miles to the north giving access to the south west and London, via the M3.