Guide price £935,000
Willow Cottage has attractive brick elevations under a thatched roof. In recent years the property has been imaginatively extended by the current owners to create a large kitchen/dining room with french windows onto a terrace making the most of its lovely outlook at the rear. Extensive improvements have been made including re-configuration, the installation of a new pressurised water system, stone flooring throughout the ground floor, a new porch and complete re-decoration. It is now in immaculate order with sensibly configured accommodation with good ceiling heights and generously proportioned rooms. The property is approached off the road onto a gravelled drive, with a spur at the front providing car parking space, and continuing past the cottage to a large double garage with electric up and over doors. Attached to this there is a recently constructed store room; in addition and behind the store, a new concrete base has recently been added which (subject to planning consent) could be put to a variety of uses including an office, garden room or ancillary accommodation. The garden at the front is laid to lawn with mature trees including silver birch and field maple. Steps lead from the car parking to a tall rose clad trellis leading to the porch. The majority of the garden lies to the rear; there is an attractive stone paved terrace accessed from french windows in the kitchen/dining room with an area of grass flanked by post and rail fencing. A gate leads to the orchard with apple trees, adjoining which is a small area of woodland straddling the Fontmell Brook. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water, electricity and private drainage. Heating by LPG Council Tax: Band G EPC: Band D Local Authorities: Dorset Council Willow Cottage lies in the centre of Fontmell Magna, a popular village close to the edge of the Cranborne Chase. The village has a thriving community together with a village shop/post office, a pub, a church, a village hall and a primary school. The village is close to the scenic Fontmell Down and the pretty Springhead Trust Gardens. The local towns of Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum both have a wide range of shops, banks and supermarkets together with secondary schools and cottage hospitals. There is a mainline railway station at Gillingham with service to London Waterloo. For further shopping, Salisbury is to the east, Bath to the north, Sherborne to the west and Bournemouth to the south; all are within an hours' drive along with the beautiful Dorset coast.
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