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Woodville, Stour Provost, Gillingham, SP8

Guide price £1,550,000


5 Beds 5 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: SHA230071



  • Quiet Location
  • Within easy reach of Station
  • Lovely Views
  • Annexe
  • Home Office
  • Outbuildings
  • Garaging
  • In all about 1 acre


Originally a handsome cottage dating from 1850 and unlisted, Sunny Cottage was extended in 1997 then again in 2003. In 2012 the orangery was added, built by Prime Oak who also added the porch and the oak framed facade to the potential annexe. Sunny Cottage has been the subject to an ongoing programme of refurbishment and has a high standard of joinery throughout. The accommodation on the ground floor is expansive with a well fitted kitchen (installed in 2012) with a curved oak worktop and Electric AGA (run off the photovoltaic panels); this leads into the orangery with a vaulted sitting area and adjoining dining area with French windows on to a large terrace which flanks the rear facade. There is a nicely proportioned sitting room with inglenook fireplace and good size family room again with French windows onto the terrace. On the first floor there are four bedrooms with a large principal bedroom with en-suite bath/shower room. Other attributes include oak and stone flooring, and lightly beamed ceilings. Sunny Cottage has a useful range of outbuildings including the potential annexe building, currently arranged as a bedroom and a further home office (both with en-suite shower rooms) and an independent boiler which could easily be converted into a self- contained accommodation if required. Other attributes include photovoltaic panels, a modern treatment plant and spectacular views from the front towards Duncliffe Hill. COUNCIL TAX: Band F EPC RATING: tbc The property is approached off the lane through a five barred timber gate onto a gravel driveway flanked by beech hedging on one side and low stone walling on the other, leading to a circular car parking and turning area. Adjoining this is the double garage (with light and power) and lean to store and an electric charging point. Sunny Cottage is centrally located within its grounds; at the front the garden is principally laid to lawn with an ornamental pond, as is the side and rear with a variety of mature trees including silver birch, copper beech, chestnuts and oak. At the rear there is a paved terrace extending along the rear facade leading onto a grassed area with well stocked flower and shrub borders and a semi-circular border bed flanked by box. The outbuildings are predominantly to the east of the main house. Adjoining the home office there is a terrace which is well screened from the rear garden. In addition, there is a large 6m x 9m timber framed building which is currently divided into a games room and a further craft room, with a stone bothy and a greenhouse. Woodville is a small hamlet lying between Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton and close to the thriving village of Marnhull, which has a good range of amenities including a post office, two general stores, and a hairdresser. In addition, there are Church of England, Roman Catholic and Methodist churches, two primary schools, a nursery and a doctors' surgery with a pharmacy. Further facilities can be found in the nearby towns of Shaftesbury, Gillingham and Sturminster Newton. Gillingham has a mainline railway station with services to London Waterloo (120 minutes). For more comprehensive requirements there is the cathedral city of Salisbury to the east and the Georgian Spa town of Bath to the north.