Ford House is a most attractive Grade II listed attached property believed to date from the early 18th Century. It has wonderful high ceilinged rooms, and a wealth of period features including fire places, exposed beams and is situated in the heart of this thriving village, just west of Sherborne.
Property is entered via an attractive porch leading to the front door and entrance hall with part tiled and wood stripped flooring. There is an attractive staircase leading to the first floor and doors to the principal ground floor rooms, both of which are well proportioned with high ceilings. The drawing room has herringbone parquet flooring, two mullioned windows with leaded lights, and working shutters, a stone fire place with wood burner flanked by a book case and further shelved display. The dining room has wood stripped floor, Victorian style fireplace with wood burning stove and back boiler providing hot water, mullion window with leaded lights overlooking the garden. From the hall, a door leads to the wonderfully spacious kitchen/sitting room with stone flooring, a secondary staircase to the rear landing, and under stairs cupboard. The kitchen area is divided by timber and comprises a range of hand built floor units with wooden work tops, attractive tilled splash backs, cooker with extractor above and door to a large shelved pantry. At the far end, the sitting area provides an extremely comfortable space with large built in dresser, oil fired Stanley range providing hot water and radiators to the majority of the house, all set in large recess, with a back door leading to a side entrance which in turn leads to a utility room with a door to a separate WC.
The first floor has a very elegant landing, with balustrading and mullion window with leaded light, bringing much natural light. At the front of the property there are two large bedrooms, one of which has steps down to an en suite bathroom in white with panelled bath with Triton shower above, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, corner cupboard with shelving below and door to the rear landing. Off the rear landing is the well appointed and newly refurbished family bathroom with Victorian style roll top bath, with hand shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, under stairs cupboard, shower in tilled cubical and WC. In addition at the back there is a further spacious bedroom with an attractive fire place flanked by two period style cupboards.
A door and staircase lead to the second floor annexe providing further useful accommodation with a dining room with basic floor unit and work top above and sink, and open to a full height internal room with latch door leading to loft storage. In addition there is a bedroom with an ensuite shower room with a shower in a tiled cubicle, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, built in cupboards and WC.
The garden lies to the front of the property and is an attractive sheltered area of levelled lawn. Beyond is a trellis separating the vegetable garden and at the far end a Yew tree. It should be noted that the property backs onto the platform for Yetminster Station. To the side is a pond with timber steps leading up to a gravelled parking area behind double timber gates, and adjacent to the side pedestrian gate. There is a separate access on foot from Station Road via an iron gate which leads down to the rear hall, and adjacent is an attached former cart shed with loft storage above.