Guide price £695,000
Nonna's Cottage is a delightful property in the centre of the village with a beautiful garden and a superb studio annexe. The cottage reputedly dates from the 19th Century, is listed Grade II and is constructed of local stone under a pitched clay tile roof. The cottage has been subject to an ongoing programme of refurbishment, works including new shutters to the sitting room and dining room, new kitchen cupboards and some new granite worktops. New column radiators have been installed, as have new carpets; other improvements include the installation of a new woodburner in the sitting room with a re-lined flue, and a new bathroom. Other attributes worthy of particular mention include fireplaces in both the sitting room and the dining room with inset woodburners, beamed ceilings and window seats and a new bespoke glazed door to the sitting room. The studio annexe has oak flooring and a new woodburner with a lined flue and new column radiators. As part of the detailed planning consent obtained in 2009, permission has been granted to replace the garage with a study, replace the canopy porch and to erect a conservatory. As other elements of the consent have been undertaken during the refurbishment the consent for the outstanding elements are still valid. Further detailed planning was obtained in 2014, (now lapsed) to create a first floor dressing room and en-suite bathroom. The property is approached off the lane onto a gravel drive to one side of the cottage leading to a parking area adjacent to the lean-to garage with a paved terrace and a timber-framed log store. The pretty facade is flanked with climbing roses and fan trained greengage, whilst the majority of the gardens, which are a particular feature, are at the rear. The gardens are planted with climbing and shrub roses, yew and box balls, beech and hornbeam hedging and a wide variety of deciduous trees including silver birch, apple, quince, cherry and amelanchier. There are large borders with an interesting mix of bulbs, grasses and herbaceous perennials for interest throughout the year. There is a large summer house with light and power with a stone terrace to the side. Mains water and electricity, private drainage. Oil fired central heating. LPG Calor Gas for cooking. Council Tax: Cottage Band D EPC Band: Exempt Nonna's Cottage lies in the centre of Stour Provost in an elevated position above the River Stour in the heart of the Blackmore Vale. The village consists mainly of period houses and cottages built of local stone. It is in a conservation area and has a Grade I listed church, village hall and primary school. Shaftesbury has an excellent range of facilities including cafes, restaurants, niche retailers, hotels, banks, a small hospital, library, health centre and arts centre. In nearby Gillingham, there is a Waitrose as well as a mainline railway station with services to London Waterloo. For more sophisticated requirements, Sherborne, Bath and Salisbury are within motoring distance. The A303 lies some eleven miles to the north, giving access to the South West and London, via the M3.
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