An attractive and well-presented 3 bedroom period property, situated in this popular street in the heart of the thriving North Dorset town of Stalbridge.
Tobiah Cottage is a charming attached period house, believed to date from 1840, and provides well-arranged open plan accommodation. The current owners modernised the property about 4 years ago to include an excellent kitchen/breakfast room, and with care and attention to detail to enhance the many period features. There is a good sized part-glazed entrance porch which leads to the spacious sitting room with fitted bookcase, fireplace with raised hearth, and gas log effect fire, flanked by display shelving. Glazed doors open to the dining room with attractive wood-flooring, brick fireplace with attractive surround, door to the inner hall and steps up to the kitchen/breakfast room. This room has an excellent range of wall and floor units with wooden worktops, double butler style sink, Rangemaster 90 cooking range in attractive tiled recess, built in Neff fridge/freezer, Neff dishwasher. The room naturally divides into a breakfast seating area and a stable door leads to the conservatory on brick base, with part stone walling and wonderful views to the rear over the garden. The inner hall provides an under stairs cupboard, door to the separate WC as well as the utility room with plumbing and space for washing machine, gas boiler, butlers sink and door to the outside.
The gently rising staircase leads to the first floor landing with stripped pine doors leading to the three double bedrooms, all of which have built in cupboards. Bedroom one also has a spacious ensuite shower room with white sanitary ware and attractive views over the rear garden. In addition there is a family bathroom with a shelved linen cupboard housing the hot water tank. Overall the accommodation is ideal for modern day living, and entertaining with an open-plan feel, whilst at the same time retaining the charm and character of this period property.
The gardens are a very special feature of the property and are established and well stocked with a variety of shrubs and plants providing colour throughout the season, whilst at the same time designed for ease of maintenance. Adjacent to the conservatory and kitchen/breakfast room there is a paved area with a path flanked by a large stone border, beyond which an attractive stone wall to one side, and to the other a level area of lawn. At the far end there is an extremely useful Garden Studio with power and light, including electric wall heating under a slate roof. Internally there is a separate WC, a stainless steel sink with cupboard below. This room would be ideal as a studio or workroom, occasional guest accommodation or just somewhere to sit and admire the far reaching views over the Blackmore Vale. Adjacent to the garden studio there is a large paved area with a further sweep of lawn, with a corner wildlife pond, timber gazebo and a number of fruit trees. There is also a timber garden shed. Overall the gardens form a delightful setting with far-reaching views, and is approximately 115' long by 37', widening to approximately 50'.