A classic grade II listed mid terraced partly thatched terraced cottage with two double bedrooms, offered for sale with no onward chain and boasting an unexpectedly large private garden. The cottage is ideally placed just a short walk to the centre of this desirable Dorset village, which lies in between Shaftesbury and Blandford along the main A350 communication link. The cottage is thought to date from the around 1690 with a Victorian era extension to the rear and has been held by the family for the last twelve years. During this time it has been well maintained and improved by the addition of the garden/dining room. This pretty cottage oozes charm and retains many character features such as exposed timbers, wonderful inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam, bread oven and burner (which serves the radiators) and delightful pane glass windows and a window seat. The property offers well proportioned accommodation with scope to mark it to ones own decorative style. The cottage makes a great main home as well as a weekend getaway from a hectic working week and a viewing is strongly recommended to really feel this home and its surroundings. Fontmell Magna has an active community with many societies and clubs, a church, primary school, village hall, doctors surgery and local store with cafe.
An original style timber front door opens into the entrance hall. Ceiling light. High level cupboard housing the electrics. Coat hooks. Power point. Step up to a latch door opening into the:-
Minimum width to front of fireplace. Pane glass window with seat under overlooking the front garden. Internal window to the kitchen. Exposed timbers. Wall lights. Heating thermostat. Power and telephone points. Television connection. Inglenook fireplace with Bressumer beam, bread oven, Villager wood burner and brass fender. Stairs rising to the first floor with recess under and door to the:-
Pane glass window to the rear. Recessed ceiling lights. Power points. Television connection. Fitted with a range of wood grain effect kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with corner carousels, pull out spice rack, larder style cupboard with pull out tin racks, tall cupboard with shelves, separate drawer unit and eye level cupboards with open shelves. Generous amount of wood effect work surfaces. One and half bowl sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Part tiled walls. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. Space for under counter fridge and freezer. Built in eye level double electric oven with cupboards above and below. Electric hob with extractor hood over. Tiled floor. Opening to the:-
Stable door to the side and windows to the side and rear overlooking the sun terrace. Ceiling light with fan. Radiator. Power points. Tiled floor.
Stairs rise and curve up to a galleried landing. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Power point. Slim storage cupboard fitted with shelves. Latch doors to all rooms.
Cottage style window overlooking the front garden. Ceiling light. Radiator. Power and telephone points. Fitted triple wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves.
Measurement to front of wardrobe - Two windows with tiled sills to the rear. Ceiling and wall lights. Access to the loft space. Radiator. Power points. Heating/hot water programmer. Built in double wardrobes wit hanging rail and shelf. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with slatted shelves.
Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Radiator. Part tiled walls. Fitted with a modern suite consisting of bath with mixer tap and shower over plus full height tiling to the surrounding walls, low level WC with soft closing lid and vanity style wash hand basin with shelf and tilting mirror above. Wall mounted bathroom cabinet. Tiled floor.
The property is approached from the road onto a flagstone path leading up to the front door. The garden is laid to lawn and enclosed by mature hedging. There is unofficial access over the neighbours property (subject to their permission) and official access to the rear garden from further up the track, which lies to the left hand of the terrace. Immediately to the back of the cottage there is a sun terrace and door to the storage shed. A brick paved path leads out to the main body of the rear garden, which is mostly laid to lawn and planted with a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers. There is also a raised decked seating area, timber shed and brick built store. The garden is surprisingly large, enjoying a sunny and very private aspect.
At the traffic lights turn onto Old Market Hill. Turn left at the next set of lights heading towards Shaftesbury. Continue through the village of Manston, passed the Plough heading towards Shaftesbury. Take a right turn to Fontmell Magna and Hartgrove and continue through the village of Fontmell Magna to the junction with the A350. Turn left heading towards Shaftesbury. The property will be found a short distance after the turning to the shop on the right hand side.