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Stourton Caundle, Sturminster Newton, DT10

Guide price £365,000

2 Beds 2 Baths 1 Reception

REF: SHE220100



  • Beautifully presented attached chalet bungalow
  • Sought after village location, just 6 miles from Sherborne
  • Open plan sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove
  • Two bedrooms, one with en-suite
  • Immaculate, well equipped kitchen with walk in larder
  • Far reaching country views from upstairs
  • Pretty enclosed garden with substantial area of decking
  • Workshop, home studio/gym, greenhouse and shed


This beautifully presented property has been completely updated by the current owners who have carried out an extensive programme of modernisation. The kitchen, shower room and bathroom have been replaced. A new boiler and zoned under-floor heating has been fitted, together with associated new plumbing and electrics. In addition, the garden has been re-landscaped, and an extensive decked area added to the rear and side of the property. The owners have also built a useful workshop and a home studio/gym, both with light and power. The accommodation which is double glazed throughout, is wonderfully light, and has a well-planned layout with a contemporary finish. The property is entered via the side lobby/ useful utility area with fitted cupboards, under which are the washing machine and tumble dryer. Following on is the inner hallway off which is the bathroom and the rear facing kitchen with a good range of sleek base and wall units with motion sensor task lighting in either muted or bright. A corner walk-in pantry and a shelved recessed cupboard provide ample storage. Appliances include a tall Hotpoint fridge/freezer. A built-in oven with electric hob and an under counter integral freezer. The sitting/dining room is to the front of the house, where views of the garden can be enjoyed via the picture windows. A French door in the dining area leads to the garden. A corner multi-fuel stove with slate hearth provides a focal point and ensures a cosy atmosphere. From the hallway, stairs lead to the first floor where there are two bedrooms. One has a wall of fitted wardrobes and access to eaves storage. The other with an ensuite shower room, with further eaves storage. There is also access to the loft space with ladder and light. Far reaching country views can be enjoyed from both of the bedrooms. 2 Pophams sits well back from the village road, with a pretty, well stocked front garden rising upwards on a gentle incline. Steps bisect the garden leading to a completely private area of decking, a real sun trap, and the perfect place to while away the afternoon with a book. There are different areas of interest to the front garden, with to one side, a greenhouse, a timber shed with power and light, and a concealed well, which is covered with a decorative pond. A timber arch over a gravelled pathway leads to the bottom part of the garden where there are well planted beds, mature plants, and shrubs. To the other side, a further timber arch, heavy with clematis and roses, leads to a small area of lawn with herbaceous borders and three raised beds planted with strawberries, mixed herbs, raspberries, blackcurrants and rhubarb. There are several young fruit trees including cherry, apple, apricot, peach and a pear. The decking continues along the side of the property and to the rear, where there is a metal pergola with sunshade, which provides the ideal spot for some alfresco dining in complete privacy. The inset deck lighting adds to the ambience. Raised stone edged beds with fencing behind are beautifully planted with amongst others, clematis, jasmin, camelia, roses, fatsia and spring flowers providing year-round colour and cover. A timber trellis hides the gas bottle storage shed and bin area to the side of the house. Adjacent is the workshop plus studio/home gym with air conditioning and cushioned floor. Whilst there is no private parking, there is on street parking outside the house. All in all, this is a wonderfully light and well-appointed property in immaculate decorative order in the heart of this popular village. Stourton Caundle lies in the heart of the Blackmore Vale and is a pretty village tucked away from main roads. This wonderful landscape, which has changed little for centuries, comprises mainly dairy farms and thus the area is predominantly grassland, broken up with hedges and small woodland coverts. This gently undulating landscape is well known for its beauty and was immortalised by Thomas Hardy in his Wessex novels, since which time it has remained unspoilt. To the south, the Dorset Downs rise up with the majestic heights of Bulbarrow and High Stoy in the distance. The heart of the village, which is a Conservation Area, comprises mainly period stone house and cottages and has a public house. The nearest shops are in the small town of Stalbridge, which is just three miles away, or the post office/stores at Bishops Caundle (2 miles). Which also has a primary school. The pretty town of Sherborne, renowned for its Abbey, schools and two castles, is approximately 6 miles away and offers a range of traditional shops, boutiques and supermarkets. Other accessible towns in the area include Blandford, Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury, Yeovil, Dorchester and Wincanton. Communications to this part of the world have improved markedly in recent years with the upgrading of the A303, to the M3 and London. To the north of the village, the A30 gives access to Shaftesbury and Salisbury and there are main line railway stations in Sherborne and Templecombe, serving London Waterloo in a little over two hours. WHAT3WORDS ///shrubbery.supper.handwriting