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White Pit Lane, East Melbury, Shaftesbury, SP7

Guide price £995,000


4 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: SHA240011



  • Beautifully re-furbished and extended home
  • Wonderful Views
  • Superb Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Attractive landscaped Gardens
  • Home Office
  • Cinema/Media Room
  • Double Garage
  • Photovoltaic Panels with Battery


Built in 1984, The Warren is an attractive stone and tiled property situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bought by the current owners in 2017, they have imaginatively extended and sympathetically re-furbished the house with meticulous attention to detail. Works have included the conversion of the former double garage into a kitchen/breakfast room with underfloor heating, bi-fold doors and lantern roof light; high quality kitchen fittings with granite and quartz worktops, Neff ovens with an extractor fan, halogen hob and a built in Neff coffee machine and microwave. The former kitchen has been converted into a cinema/media room and all the bathrooms have high quality fittings with fully tiled walls and floors. A new cedar clad double garage has been installed with 10KW solar battery in conjunction with photovoltaic solar panels recessed into the roof. The Warren is now in immaculate condition with nicely proportioned rooms; other attributes include engineered wood flooring in the hall, a Contura wood burning stove in the sitting room, double glazing throughout and a direct pressure plumbing system. In addition the property has ultra-high speed broadband. The property is approached off White Pit Lane through a five bar timber gate onto a gravelled car parking and turning area adjoining which is the new double garage with electric up and over doors with power and lighting and electric car charging point. The Warren is centrally situated within its grounds; to the front the garden is to lawn bordered by beech hedging alongside the existing lane with a variety of flower and shrub borders. There are a number of specimen trees including two variegated Maples, Magnolia, Weeping and Japanese Cherry Trees, two Judas trees and a Liquidambar. There is a timber summer house with views over the gardens and an additional timber garden shed for storage purposes. The current owners have installed a purpose built office in the garden which is fully insulated with electric heating and a high speed broadband connection. At the rear of the garden there is attractive stone terracing with timber pergola; to the east of the property there is access through bi-fold doors from the kitchen onto a large stone terrace with a rill with steps leading onto the lawn to the office building. A stone wall divides this area from the gravel car parking. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water and electricity, private drainage (compliant septic tank), oil fired central heating, photovoltaic panels with 10KW battery. Tenure: Freehold with vacant possession on completion Council Tax: Band G EPC: Band D (awaiting upgrade to Band C) Local Authority: Situated in the hamlet of East Melbury, The Warren is on the western fringe of the Cranborne Chase. Shaftesbury, a Saxon hilltop town which dates back to the times of Alfred the Great, has a good range of facilities including cafes, restaurants, niche retailers, a boutique hotel, a bank, supermarkets, small hospital, library, health centre and an arts centre with cinema. More comprehensive facilities can be found in Salisbury to the east, the Georgian spa town of Bath to the north and Sherborne to the west. Mainline railway stations are at both Gillingham and Tisbury (London-Waterloo) and the A303 lies some 7 miles to the north giving access to the south west and London via the M3. There are international airports at Bournemouth, Bristol and Southampton (about 27, 44 and 48 miles respectively).