Guide price £895,000
Justifiably Grade II listed for its special architectural and historic interest, this handsome property, with impressive frontage, is positioned right in the heart of this thriving town with numerous amenities literally on the doorstep. The extensive ground floor is a welcoming space, equally suited for day to day living as it is for entertaining. With beautiful wooden floors throughout, the sitting room positioned at the front of the house, is full of character with large sash window and plantation shutters. The wonderful inglenook fireplace (with space for fire or wood burner) is also a real focal point in the room, further enhancing the great character of this space. A doorway leads through to the open-plan kitchen/dining room, again with wood flooring throughout and with two sets of French doors which open out onto the charming courtyard garden. The kitchen itself is very well appointed with a central island and a range of wall and base units under a granite worktop. There is a full-size integrated fridge freezer, dishwasher, electric Aga (white) and stainless steel 1.5 bowl sink, ensuring that this is also a very practical space. In addition, on the ground floor, there is a conveniently located guest cloakroom and built in storage. From the sitting room, stairs rise to the upper floors. Skylights flood the stairwell and landing with daylight and offer convenient access to the three bedrooms and bathroom on this floor. The principal bedroom is particularly note-worthy with its own dressing room and very spacious en-suite bathroom with double vanities, walk in shower and freestanding bathtub. From the landing, stairs rise to the upper level to the large fourth bedroom with its own en-suite bathroom. With a private paved terraced garden to the rear that is full of well-established plants and climbers, No 17 Newland is the perfect fusion of period charm with modern design features, making it an incredibly practical property in an enviable location. The property is located on Newland, one of Sherborne's most sought-after addresses. Dominated by its ancient Abbey and school, Sherborne is arguably the most attractive town in Dorset. Numerous musical and cultural events occur throughout the year and there is a superb range of traditional shops and boutiques. The two castles, one of which was home to Sir Walter Raleigh, reflect the historic nature of the town, the centre of which is designated a Conservation Area, in which a policy of strict planning control operates to preserve its special character. West Dorset is well known for its unspoilt landscape and there are many pretty villages and countryside walks nearby. The Jurassic Coast is a mere twenty miles away at Weymouth. This stretch of coastline, from Portland to Lyme Regis, with its spectacular cliffs, has recently been designated a World Heritage Site. Communications to this part of the country are excellent. From Sherborne there is a regular train service to Waterloo in about 2 hours 15 minutes; the station is within walking distance. The A303 (linking with the M3) is a dual carriageway almost the whole way to the M3, thus putting London within a reasonable drive. SPORTING AND RECREATION The area is well known for its beauty and there is a network of bridleways and footpaths which cross the countryside making it ideal for walking, bicycling and riding. Water sports can be found at Sutton Bingham Reservoir (near Yeovil) or on the south coast and racing at Wincanton, Salisbury, Bath or Exeter. Golf at various courses including Yeovil, Sherborne and Dorchester. EDUCATION The area is noted for its independent school with Leweston, Sherborne Boys, Sherborne Girls, Sherborne Prep, Perrott Hill, Hazlegrove and Millfield all within easy reach. The Gryphon secondary school is highly rated and very easily accessible.
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