Fiddlers Cottage is a semi-detached Victorian cottage with painted brick elevations under a tiled roof; the property is Grade II listed by association ~ it is believed that the rear elevation dates back to the 17th century.
The present owners have continued to restore and improve the property since they purchased. The two reception rooms have good ceiling height and there is a fireplace in the sitting room incorporating a woodburning stove and sash windows. There is a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility room with tiled floors, pantry, a recently replaced wet room with white sanitary ware, and access to the garden.
On the first floor a spacious landing provides access to all four double bedrooms. The family bathroom has a low level wc, wash hand basin, panelled bath and tiling to all splash-prone areas. From the landing a fixed wooden open staircase gives access to a very good sized loft room; recently insulated with two velux windows and storage areas ~ currently being used as a home office.
Fiddlers Cottage should appeal to a cross section of buyers; ideal for families or active retired and professional couples who will love the versatile layout and the convenience of being within a vibrant community with good road links and public transport within easy reach.
The garden stretches to the side and rear of the cottage and extends to approximately 0.785 acres. There is a walled flowerbed at the front and a few stone steps to the front door. To the side of the house there is an area for parking a couple of vehicles. A second opening is located just passed the property and provides extensive parking, turning and access to the detached garage and workshop, which has power and light connected, plenty of storage as well as the biomass boiler.
The rear garden is extensive and stretches down to adjoin open farmland; mainly laid to lawn, as well as having other areas of interest throughout the garden such as ornamental pond, mature planting, fruit trees and shrubs. There is a paved terrace from the utility door. The boundaries are clearly defined throughout the garden and the view at the foot of the garden towards Hambledon Hill is quite something. There are two sheds and three covered wood stores throughout the garden.
Fiddleford is a small hamlet with mainly stone and brick cottages situated in the Stour Valley, a mile or so down river from Sturminster Newton.
The hamlet has a thriving pub/restaurant The Fiddleford Inn. The market town of Sturminster Newton has recently undergone significant regeneration including a splendid community centre, theatre, Doctors Surgery and a Supermarket.
The Old Market Square retains its appeal with a number of individual shops which include an excellent butcher and the renowned Harts Emporium.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
Biomass boiler to radiators, hot water and wood burner.
Superfast Broadband available.