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  • Fine Edwardian villa (1910)
  • Excellent edge of town location
  • Comprehensively and stylishly refurbished
  • Three fine reception rooms
  • Kitchen with walk in larder and sep. utility area
  • 5 bedrooms and 4 bath/shower rooms (over 2 floors)
  • Double glazing and PV solar panels.
  • Attractive garden extending to a 1/3 of an acre
  • Double garage and other outbuildings


AN IMPRESSIVE AND ATTRACTIVELY REFURBISHED EDWARDIAN VILLA WITH A LARGE PRIVATE GARDEN ON THE EDGE OF TOWN. Thought to have been built around 1910, this handsome Edwardian villa retains a lot of its fine period character, and wherever possible original features have been kept and then complemented with similar quality modern fixtures and fittings. Home to our clients for about 9 years the house has been beautifully maintained and presented having been largely remodelled and comprehensively refurbished about 14 years ago by the previous owners. Extending to almost 2,500 sq/ft the house retains all the elegance of the Edwardian period with high ceilings, large windows, attractive fireplaces other detailing. On the ground floor the layout remains virtually original with three reception rooms including a drawing room, family sitting room and dining room next to which there is a cleverly redesigned kitchen with a walk-in larder, separate utility area and boiler room. Upstairs there are five excellent bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms. Three first floor double bedrooms are all ensuite, and on the top floor there are two more bedrooms and a shower room. The house is stylishly presented with period and contemporary themes, and it is well appointed throughout. Over the years the wiring, plumbing and heating systems have all been renewed and more recently it has been re-roofed and cleverly matched UPVC double glazing has been installed, all of which go to make this a relatively efficient property for such a large period house, and as agents we are confident that 49 Salisbury Road will continue to be a very comfortable and happy home for the next owners. Slightly elevated and sitting back from the road, Hill House has an unusually large and private garden for a property so close to the centre of town. Rising up from the road the drive has steps up to the front porch and double gates opening into a large gravel turning area beside the house and in front of the oversized detached double garage. Beyond the drive the garden extends for over 150ft with a large level lawn surrounded by a variety of well stocked mature themed borders. In various places there is a wild area and a pond, a kitchen garden, herb beds and a range of useful outbuildings, including an alfresco dining area, several garden stores, a potting shed and a chicken run. In a popular residential area of similar Victorian and Edwardian houses, Hill House is conveniently located for the centre Blandford Forum, an historic Georgian town described by the Guardian in 2013 as a small ''Bath in brick'. Beyond the market square there is an excellent range of amenities including an M&S Food Hall, Tesco and Lidl superstores along with numerous independent cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Much of the lovely countryside surrounding the town is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and there is lovely walking and cycling down along the river valley towards Kingston Lacey (National Trust) or up on to Cranborne Chase, and there are plenty of other opportunities for recreation including sailing and water sports with Poole Harbour, Studland Bay and Dorset's renowned Jurassic coastline being not much more than half an hour's drive away. The area around Blandford has a particualrly good selection of schools, and as well as local primary and secondary schools, Parkstone and Poole retain their grammar schools and popular independent schools nearby include Bryanston (on the doorstep), Milton Abbey, Canford and Clayesmore, along with Castle Court, Dumpton, Hanford and Sandroyd prep schools. Communication links are also good and the close proximity to Poole, Bournemouth and Ferndown make Blandford a popular location with people who work in that area. Commuting is straight forward and easy access on to the A31 provides a quick like to the M27 for Southampton and Portsmouth and on to the M3 up to London. Poole station has a fast regular train service to London Waterloo (about 2 hours), Southampton and Bournemouth airports, and Poole ferry terminal are also within easy reach. All mains services are available at the property. Gas fired central heating. Solar PV panels. Good Broadband service.