Beechlands is situated on the favoured Milldown Road, it occupies a delightful site on the western fringe of Blandford about half a mile from the town centre; close to all amenities including schools for all ages, hospital, library and the shopping centre. Blandford is a popular Market Town located on the banks of the River Stour and was substantially re-built in the mid 18th century and is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the south of England. The town is well served with shops, supermarkets, tea and coffee houses as well as a library, doctor's and dentist surgeries and a number of individual clothes and gift shops.
The house is set back from the road which it fronts and is screened by mature boundary hedging which curves around at the side up to the garage and parking area. Built to an exactingly high specification in 1989 it has rendered and colour washed, tile hung elevations beneath a clay tiled roof with distinctive hardwood double glazed leaded light windows. The accommodation which is arranged over three floors is both spacious and versatile. All rooms are of excellent size and have high ceilings with exposed ceiling timbers, hardwood glazed doors with bevelled glass panels to many of the rooms, fine plaster work and quality fixture and fittings.
The house together with the single storey cottage offers versatile accommodation which would suite a range of requirements.
All reception rooms lead from a spacious reception hall with polished Oak floorboards and a wide staircase to the first floor galleried landing. Glazed casement doors lead down two steps to the delightful dual aspect sitting room with large bay window to the front providing a pleasant outlook over the front gardens. The impressive fireplace with Welsh slate hearth, exposed brickwork and inset wood burning stove takes centre stage. The formal dining/family room has been built with hexagonal shape to one end with windows overlooking the gardens. Sliding doors lead to a paved terrace and double doors to the kitchen. The comprehensively equipped kitchen with a range of oak floor and wall units has integral appliances including fridge and dishwasher, and a filtered drinking water tap. There is a double range cooker with integrated cooker hood. Completing the ground floor layout is a bright cloakroom with water softener and a utility room housing the wall mounted gas fired boiler.
On the first floor level the galleried landing is a fine feature with double airing cupboard. The principal bedroom suite comprises a dressing area and en-suite bathroom and has copious fitted wardrobes, as do all the remaining bedrooms. There are three further double bedrooms, one of which features an en-suite hexagonal shaped dressing area/study, which all share the modern fitted bathroom and shower room.
From the first floor landing stairs lead to the second floor; this is currently being used as an office with velux windows and skylights providing natural light and an ensuite cloakroom. There is further loft storage.
The detached one bedroom single storey annex nestles comfortably on the plot providing a separate private garden with well stocked borders and paved terrace. The impressive reception room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers, brick fireplace with feature Welsh slate hearth fitted with a gas living flame stove is the centre piece of this property. Sliding doors lead to a comfortable sun room overlooking the pleasant garden. The modern kitchen has a range of timber handmade floor and wall units with granite worktops and integral appliances. There is a space for a table and chairs. There is a beautifully fitted bathroom with corner spa bath and a spacious boarded loft (with ladder) which houses the gas fired combi boiler.
A tarmacadam driveway leads from the Milldown Road to a block paved turning area providing parking for many cars. Attached to the cottage is a single garage with up and over door, access to loft space above, and a carport.
The gardens and grounds are beautifully maintained; a delightful sunken lawn with stone walls and well stocked flower borders are to the front with a pedestrian gate and pathway leading to the side of the property and a range of mature trees providing privacy. The rear garden provides a further lawned area and adjoining the cottage is an additional terrace with purpose built barbeque with chimney.
There are fitted outside automatic security lights and exterior sockets and garden taps on both house and cottage.