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  • Attractive Grade II Listed character house
  • Fine original period features
  • Good accommodation (circa 2,000 sq ft)
  • Two generous reception areas
  • Farmhouse kitchen and separate utility room
  • 4 double bedrooms
  • Family bathroom plus shower rooms downstairs
  • South facing garden with potential
  • Private parking and space for new garage


A SUBSTANTIAL AND ATTRACTIVE PERIOD HOUSE WITH EXCELLENT FAMILY ACCOMMATION IN A POPULAR VILLAGE LOCATION. Located at the heart of the popular village of Okeford Fitzpaine and dating from the late 16th Century, Yeatmans is listed grade II and believed to be one of the oldest houses in the village. It is an attractive part stone and part brick house under a well maintained roof that was re-thatched about 10 years ago and re-ridged last year (2021). Inside it retains a wealth of original features including some lovely fireplaces, beams and fine old plaster work. It also offers particularly good family accommodation comprising an inner hall off which there is a sitting room with large inglenook fireplace, a dining area and a farmhouse kitchen with a separate utility room/shower room and a rear lobby. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms and a family bathroom arranged over two floors. Yeatmans is presented in good order throughout and Okeford Fitzpaine is one of the few villages in this part of Dorset to benefit from all the main services, so gas central heading and no septic tank, which all means this rather fine character house is also a very practical and easy to run family home. Set back from Lower Street there is a narrow front garden and stone path up to the porch and ancient panelled front door. The path continues round the house to a rear lobby and into the back garden which is south facing and mainly laid to lawn. The garden really provides the new owners with an opportunity to exercise their garden design and landscaping skills to establish some new borders. Access over the entrance to Pleydells Farm leads round the garden to a space where there is consent to build a new double garage at the top of the garden. Yeatmans is nicely positioned in the centre of Okeford Fitzpaine, a popular and thriving village surrounded by some of the prettiest countryside in this part of the south of England. The village has a busy shop and post office, a pub (The Royal Oak) a primary school, active church and village hall. More local facilities are nearby in Sturminster Newton, and it is only a short drive into Blandford Forum with its Georgian market square, an M&S Food Hall, Tesco and Lidl superstore, or in the other direction to Sherborne with its pretty shopping street and Waitrose. Nearby Gillingham station has a regular train service to London Waterloo (just over 2 hours) and the A303 lies about 17 miles to the north bringing London within reasonable driving distance via the A303/M3. This part of the West Country has become well known for its choice of highly rated schools at all levels, and as well as the primary school in the village, Sturminster and Gillingham both have good state secondary schools, and independent schools in the area include Bryanston, Milton Abbey, Clayesmore and Sherborne as well as Sandroyd, Hanford, Knighton House and Port Regis prep schools. There are good opportunities for walking, cycling and riding in the lovely countryside around the village and the coast at Poole Harbour, Studland Bay and along Dorset's famous Jurassic coastline is under an hour's drive away. All mains services are available. Gas fired radiator central heating. Planning: Please note, Yeatmans is listed grade II and situated in the village conservation area. The farm entrance beside the property will shortly be repaired and re-landscaped as part of the re-development of Pleydells Farm, work is due to start this summer. Plans for this development can be inspected on the Dorset Council planning portal (search for Pleydells Farm).