Peacefully tucked away, an imposing former Manse with high ceilings and handsome proportions, set within a walled garden off a no through lane, near the centre of the village with facilities close by
Red House was built in the late Victorian period as a Manse. It has brick elevations under a slate roof, and is characterised by many of the features that make buildings of this period desirable, most notably tall ceilings, panelled doors, a handsome staircase, picture rails and a hall with quarry tiled floor. After the Second World War, the property was used as a Doctors surgery. More recently, sanitary ware has been renewed, and a new central heating boiler installed.
On the ground floor, the hall has been opened up to incorporate the Dining Room. In addition there is a Study, and an extended Sitting Room with double aspect, fireplace and glazed doors to the garden. The Kitchen has an adjoining Breakfast Room, and also gives access to the Back Hall, large Pantry and Cloakroom. A handsome part-galleried staircase leads up to the first floor, where there are four Bedrooms, two of which enjoy southerly views over farmland to the Church. The original Bathroom has now been provided with a large shower cubicle, however there is room to reinstate the bath should this be desired. The accommodation is well proportioned, and with most rooms taking advantage of the south-westerly aspect, there is plenty of natural light.
Brick pillars flank a tarmac driveway and parking area, leading to a single garage. The garden is walled on all sides, most of which lies to the rear of the house, where an arboured entertaining area looks out over a central lawn flanked by paved terrace. Garden tool shed.
The property is peacefully tucked away at the top of Queen Street, a no-through road serving in the main period houses and cottages, the type for which the area is well know. The immediate locality is designated a Conservation Area. Footpaths at the end of Queen Street give access to the Church and village centre, as well as being ideal for dog walking in the surrounding countryside. Yetminster is set at the western end of the Blackmore Vale, and has facilities including a post office stores, school, church, health centre, pub and its own railway station; all of which lie within walking distance of the property. The regional centre of Yeovil, the County town of Dorchester, and the Abbey town of Sherborne are all within easy reach by car, as are the chalk downlands of central Dorset which are classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The A303 can be accessed to the North providing a conduit East and West connecting with both the M5 and the M3.