Originally a Coach House and Stables, the property was converted for the present owner over the course of 2003 to 2006. It is a most handsome building, the older part being of mellow Marnhull stone under a slate roof. The conversion involved a modern extension, and the interior has been laid out to take full advantage of the views out over the properties own land and from the first floor in particular, there are views over the village to the hills around Mere. The layout enables someone to live entirely on the Ground Floor if they so wish, using the two Bedrooms and Bathroom on the first floor for guest accommodation. One of the most notable features is the use of Oak for the lovely panelled doors, skirtings and architraves, and the exposed roof trusses characterising the Sitting room and the Study/Work Room. On the ground floor an Entrance Hall gives access to a beautifully fitted Cloakroom with glass bowl basin and panelling. Both the Dining Room and the Sitting Room have double aspect, and French casements on the south side opening into the garden. The Kitchen is beautifully fitted and at present is used in an L shaped format open plan with the Dining Room. The Kitchen gives access to the Utility Room and in turn, a lovely Study/Work Room with French casements to the terrace and stair case up to the first floor. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the Main Bedroom fitted out with wardrobes and with a lovely ensuite Shower Room with easy access shower and bidet. The first floor is approached by a part galleried staircase and provides two Bedrooms served by a Bathroom, complete with an over bath shower.
A long driveway with an area of broadleaf woodland to one side and grass set with mature trees on the other, leads to a good sized parking and turning area with space for a garage, subject to any necessary planning permissions. A terrace and entertaining area overlooks a pretty and colourful garden which incorporates a vegetable and soft fruit area as well. Beyond the garden is a large field with a field gate access off the drive. Adjoining the French casements from the Main Bedroom and Sitting Room is an enclosed south facing terrace, ideal for morning coffee. In all, the property extends to approaching 2 1/4 acres.
The property occupies a secluded position at the end of its own long drive, and looks out over its own land. Its located within the main body of the village, not far from the village School and Church. Marnhull itself is a good sized village with a small range of shops and facilities catering for most everyday needs. There's a Butchers and General Store, Post Office, several Pubs and a Doctors Surgery. The village lies at the heart of the Blackmore Vale, and within easy motoring distance of Sturminster Newton, Blandford, Sherborne, the Regional Centre of Yeovil, Shaftesbury and the County Town of Dorchester. There's a main line railway station at Gillingham connecting with London Waterloo.
Given the properties location within the village, it is considered that there maybe some potential for development in the future. The property is sold subject to an overage clause, whereby if planning consent is obtained for additional dwellings on the site, then the Vendor will be entitled to some share of any increase in value. For clarity, the overage clause would not be triggered by the building of any extension to the existing dwelling, or the provision of any ancillary accommodation such as Garage or Granny Annexe. Further information is available on request from the Agent, Sherborne Office.
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