Detached house for sale in Bat Alley, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10

Guide price £575,000
Detached house for sale - 4 bedrooms 4
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Property features

  • Historic detached Cottage
  • Popular North Dorset Village
  • Quiet location at end of no through lane
  • Sun room with exposed Well
  • Small outbuilding converted Chapel
  • Garden and land over three acres

Property description

Unique opportunity to purchase a detached residence in a quiet location situated at the end of a no through lane.


Parr Cottage is situated to the south of the popular village of Marnhull. The cottage lies at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, Bat Alley, with views over the Dorset countryside to the rear of the property.

The origins of the name Bat Alley are unsure but it is thought that it was originally called Bath Alley and used by Roman soldiers as a washing area.

Marnhull has an excellent range of local facilities including a number of churches, a doctor’s surgery and a variety of shops and pubs. More extensive shopping, business and recreational facilities are available in Gillingham, Sturminster Newton, the Abbey town of Sherborne and Shaftesbury.

Access to the A303 is joined at Wincanton to the north, linking with the M3 to London and the wider national motorway network. Regular services run from the mainline railway stations at Gillingham (London Waterloo) and Castle Cary (London Paddington).

Golf at Blandford, Sherborne, Yeovil and Dorchester (Came Down). Water sports, sea fishing and sailing are available on the Dorset Coast. National Hunt racing is at Wincanton and Taunton; flat racing is at Bath and Salisbury.

The area is served by excellent schools both in the state and private sectors. These include Hanford, the Sherborne Schools, Leweston, Bryanston, Port Regis, Hazlegrove, Sandroyd and Canford.

Bournemouth, Southampton and Bristol Airports are all easily accessible offering connections around the UK, Europe and to other destinations.


Parr Cottage originally dates back to around 1640 built as a farm worker's cottage which has been extended over time. The cottage is brick built and painted with a tile roof. The cottage entrance is via the sun room where the exposed Well with lighting is a feature and the flooring is flag stone. The music room, could also be used a dining room, has a beamed ceiling and an exposed brick wall. The kitchen comprises fitted pine wooden units, an oil fired Rayburn with the utility room conveniently situated next to the kitchen. A back door leads from the utility room out to the garden. The cosy sitting room has a beamed ceiling with an open fireplace and the small study is off the sitting room.

Upstairs are four bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside the garden is mainly laid to lawn and to the front of the cottage, with the field to the back. The attractive outbuilding is a small chapel, and there is a garage and a garden store.

Square Footage: 2139 sq ft

Acreage: 3.9 Acres


From Salisbury take the A36 to Wilton. In Wilton, follow the A30 to Shaftesbury and then through Shaftesbury follow the A30 towards to Sherborne. In East Stour take the B3092 towards Sturminster Newton.

On approaching Marnhull having passed The Crown Pub on right and on the left hand bend take a right turn along New Street passing St. Gregory’s Church on the right. Proceed along New Street going out of the village and Bat Alley (a no through road) can be found on the left hand side. Turn left on to Bat Alley and Parr Cottage is the very last house at the end of the lane.

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