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Church Hill, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, DT11

Guide price £1,250,000

5 Beds 4 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: SHA240028



  • Superb Views
  • Good Ceiling Heights
  • Well Proportioned and Light Rooms
  • Potential Second Floor Annexe
  • Lovely Gardens - in all about 0.4 acre
  • Quiet Village Location - with Shop/Post Office and Pub


Listed Grade II and constructed of colour washed and part timbered elevations under principally thatched roof, Tilhays is a lovely family house in the centre of Iwerne Minster standing in delightful gardens and grounds. Owned by the present owners for the last thirty seven years, the house has been extended and refurbished; works have included the installation of the new kitchen/breakfast room and extensive works to the side alley which now provides access to both north and south and the addition of a boot room. There is underfloor heating in the kitchen/breakfast room, study/music room and utility room; the en-suite bathrooms were re-furbished in 2019 (with underfloor heating). The principal reception rooms face due south and are nicely proportioned, and both have access onto the south facing terrace. The study/music room (the original kitchen) provides additional reception space; the kitchen/breakfast room has been finished to a high standard with real attention to detail. Other attributes include a megaflow plumbing system, sensibly configured accommodation with scope for an annexe on the second floor. The stone and tile garage (with an adjoining tool shed) is approached off the lane through metal gates onto a tarmac car parking and turning area. The gardens, which extend to approximately 0.4 of an acre, are partially walled and beautifully laid out providing a delightful backdrop to Tilhays. Immediately to the south of the house is private terrace, flanked by tall yew hedging, overlooking the lawn with a mixture of apple trees. To the east of the terrace there is a raised rockery stocked with a selection of flowering plants including heathers with an attractive brick path which leads around to the rear of the garage. The garden has been beautifully tended with a wide variety of flowering shrubs and fruit trees including pear, apple, mulberry, fig, quince, apricot, cherry and plum. There is a mature asparagus bed and productive vegetable garden and a large timber garden shed and greenhouse. Tenure: Freehold with vacant possession on completion. Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Council Tax: Band G EPC: Exempt Local Authorities: Dorset Council Tilhays lies in the centre of Iwerne Minster, with spectacular views in this popular village which lies midway between Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum. Comprising mainly period houses and cottages, Iwerne Minster has a good range of everyday facilities including a village post office and stores, a café, pub and church. For a wider range of facilities there is the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury to the north, and the Georgian town of Blandford Forum to the south. Both have a wide range of shops, cafes, doctors and dental surgeries, libraries, an arts centre, and secondary schools. The regional centres of Bournemouth, Poole, Bristol and Bath are within easy striking distance. There are mainline railway stations in both Tisbury and Gillingham (London Waterloo) and the A303 lies some 12 miles to the north giving access to the south- west and London via the M3.