4 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
A charming Grade II listed detached house recently updated, boasting a good sized garden, garage and parking and situated in a desirable village.
Home Mead is a Grade II listed cottage which has benefited from some recent updating and is beautifully presented throughout. The cottage offers modern fixtures and fittings yet still contains character features and charm. The living room is a particular feature in the cottage with a modern wood burning stove set in the former inglenook fireplace with a carved Bressamer beam which is thought to have originated from Shaftesbury Abbey. The kitchen/breakfast room enjoys triple aspect views and French doors leading out onto the terrace, a further reception room, study and utility room with cloakroom complete the ground floor. The first floor benefits from a double aspect master bedroom with built in wardrobes, a large guest bedroom with more storage and a wash hand basin, two further double bedrooms, separate WC and a modern bathroom with a central roll top bath, shower and his and hers sink set on a bespoke wooden vanity unit.
Home Mead is located in the picturesque village of Fontmell Magna which comprises predominantly period properties and boost excellent local facilities including a post office/store, well regarded public house (The Fontmell), parish church, primary school and doctors surgery. The Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury (5 miles) offers further facilities to cater for most every day requirements including a Tescos and Co-operative supermarket, Cottage hospital, dentists, doctors surgery and pharmacy as well as a range of boutique shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels and a local farmers market (Thursdays).
The area is blessed with excellent communication links with the A350 passing through the village providing easy access to the coastal towns of Poole (22 miles) and Bournemouth (26 miles). The A350 also provides direct access to the A303 to London via the M3 and the South West. The nearby town of Gillingham (9.5 miles) provides a mainline railway station serving London Waterloo (2 hours) and Exeter St Davis.
The cottage is located in an area known for its excellent range of state and private schools including; Clayesmore School, Port Regis, St Mary's Shaftesbury, Bryanston, Blandford High School, Gillingham and Shaftesbury High School.
A shared drive leads past the front garden and the cottage round to the stone and red brick pitched roof garage (17ft 4in x 13ft 8in) with parking spaces for four cars. The front cottage garden is beautifully landscaped with a gravel path leading out of the garden gate to the village centre. The main area of lawn stretches round to the rear revealing a patio adjacent to the kitchen that enjoys downland views. Established flower and shrub borders break up the lawn and a large greenhouse is discreetly located behind the garage.
The current owners plan to move into a new house which they have started to build next door. They will retain ownership of the driveway with an easement for full vehicular access for the new owners of Home Mead.
North Dorset District Council Tax band F.
Mains electricty and water are connected to the propetry, heating is via air to air electric radiators and drainage is via a private septic tank.
From Shaftesbury, proceed south along the A350 passing through Compton Abbas. On reaching Fontmell Magna, the entrance to Home Mead Cottage will be found shortly on the left hand side.
No EPC available for this property
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