THE MAIN HOUSE
* 5/6 Bedrooms, Dressing Room, Balcony, 3 Bathrooms
* 3 Reception Rooms and Snug
* Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility, Boot Room
* 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom
* 2 Reception Rooms
* Kitchen/Breakfast Room
STABLES FLAT (External staircase and inter-connecting to main house)
* Bed/Living Room, En Suite Shower Room
* Kitchenette/Dining Room
* Large Integral Garage
* Delightful Principally South/West Facing Part Walled Gardens
* In all just under 3/4 Acre
Ilsington Lawn occupies a very private and tucked away location in a conservation area on the edge of Puddletown village and virtually adjoining open fields, within an easy stroll to the village centre. Puddletown is a very sought-after village and offers a good range of facilities including a general store/butcher/post office, a characterful church dating back to the Norman period, village hall, first and middle schools, new and well-acclaimed doctors' surgery, antiques bookshop, public house and veterinary practice, plus a bus service. There is an excellent road network to the large conurbation of Poole and Bournemouth as well as Wimborne and Blandford. There are numerous footpaths giving access to the beautiful countryside including Puddletown Forest.
The thriving County town of Dorchester is just to the west offering excellent facilities and the renowned Thomas Hardye School and private schools in both Dorchester and the locality. Main line rail services are available at Dorchester and Moreton on the London Waterloo line. The beautiful World Heritage Coast known as the Jurassic Coast is also within easy reach including the coastal resort of Weymouth and the Isle of Purbeck.
Ilsington Lawn is a substantial detached period house offering extensive and versatile accommodation with a stables flat and separate cottage. It is believed to date back to circa 1720 with later Victorian additions, and former owners include an 18th century schoolmaster/pastor, several doctors and army officers.
The house has been under the current ownership since 2004 and, whilst having been subject to an extensive number of improvements, it could benefit from further updating. The main house has gas fired central heating with a zoned system for the top floor, plus an attractive gas-fired feature stove in the snug; replacement sealed unit windows (recently installed) and an oil-fired Aga. Character features include high ceilings, panelled doors (part stripped), window shutters, flagstone floors, character open fireplace, ornate cornices, stained glass window, original servants' bells and dado rails and exposed wooden floorboards in many rooms. The accommodation is well proportioned and arranged over 3 floors.
Stables Flat is inter-connecting but also has its own external staircase and is therefore very versatile.
The Cottage is self-contained and has its own gas fired central heating system. It is currently successfully used for holiday lettings although is suitable for a whole range of uses i.e. guest suite, annexe for dependent relative, home office or long term lets etc. Many of the comprehensive fixtures and fittings are available by separate negotiation.
The large gardens and grounds are a further feature facing principally south/west and are very secluded. There is also a large internal garage and useful outbuildings.
Ilsington Lawn is a highly attractive period house, offering excellent versatile accommodation with home and income opportunities in a lovely secluded edge of village setting. Its availability is a rare opportunity.
The house is set well back from the village lane and approached over a long unmade driveway (under the ownership of the property) and through a gated entrance leading to a large turning and parking area/courtyard with INTEGRAL GARAGE Remote control door. Power & light.
There are also 2 CAR PORTS and 2 OUTSIDE STORES.
The large and level part walled gardens are principally divided into 3 areas with large lawns and an extensive range of shrubs plus apple, pear and plum and philodendron trees and also featuring a large copper beech tree. An adjoining paved terrace has a pergola and productive grape vine.
A rear gate goes onto a peaceful footpath leading into the village.
The cottage has its own enclosed garden with its own access to the footpath, again down to lawn, paved terrace and a good range of shrubs.