Church Hill, Stalbridge, Dorset, DT10

££875,000 Guide

6 Bedroom House For Sale

NO FURTHER CHAIN! SPECTACULAR FAR-REACHING COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS! Hillcrest House is a simply breath-taking link-detached, period, imposing, natural stone house that has been the subject of amazing extension and renovation. This outstanding property offers exceptionally spacious living accommodation (3625 square feet) that mixes the charm of the character cottage with minimalist, contemporary open-plan living. The house stands in a generous plot and stunning gardens extending to just under a quarter of an acre (0.21 acres approximately). This farm house boasts unrivalled countryside views at the rear from its elevated position on Church Hill and is only a short walk to the pretty centre of the popular Dorset town of Stalbridge. The property retains many original features including fireplaces that have been coupled with a new contemporary kitchen, bi-folding doors on to a rear sun terrace and much more. The house is heated by recently installed electric radiators, plus recently fitted solar panels for electricity and hot water. There is also brand new period style double glazing throughout. It has a superb landscaped garden at the rear enjoying glorious countryside views and an east facing aspect. The garden is split in to two areas - a large, paved sun terrace and a lower lawned area. There is an integral garage/workshop with automatic garage door. There is also an attached outbuilding that has been converted to a garden bar plus detached timber cabin with amazing countryside views- ideal for working from home. The extensive accommodation has good level of natural light in most of the rooms as well as extensive countryside views from many of the windows. The accommodation is very flexible and comprises large entrance reception hall, sitting room, huge dining room with space for large dining room table and bi-folding doors opening on to the rear terrace, 'wow-factor' open-plan kitchen family room, study/occasional ground floor bedroom six, ground floor main double bedroom with en-suite shower room and walk-in wardrobe offering annexe/granny flat potential (subject to the necessary planning permission), utility room and downstairs WC. On the first floor there is a large landing area, three further generous double bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the second floor is another huge double bedroom with full en-suite bathroom. The property is situated near the centre of the pretty town of Stalbridge. Stalbridge is Dorset's smallest town and offers a selection of good pubs, a Church of England primary school, dentist's, library, optician's, chemist's, post office and petrol station. The town proudly boasts Dikes, a family run, independent superstore, deli and café, which is a short walk away and convenient for a wide range of good quality supplies.   It is only a short drive to the sought-after, historic town of Sherborne with its superb boutique high street with cafes, restaurants, Waitrose store and independent shops plus the breath-taking Abbey, Almshouses and Sherborne's world-famous private schools. It also has good access to the mainline railway station making London Waterloo in just over two hours. This property is one-in-a-million and is ideal for aspiring family buyers, looking for somewhere beautiful to settle in this exceptional area, whilst also  making the most of the cheap mortgages available at the moment. It also may appeal to the pied-a-terre or London market, or pied-a-terre market from cash buyers linked with the local private schools. IT SIMPLY MUST BE VIEWED INTERNALLY TO BE EXPERIENCED!
 
Double glazed front door leads to entrance porch. uPVC double glazed windows on either side, ceramic floor tiles, painted panelling, entrance leads to entrance reception hall.

ENTRANCE RECEPTION HALL - 14'11 Maximum x 19'7 Maximum
A fantastically proportioned entrance reception hall providing a greeting heart to the home. uPVC double glazed sash window to the front, period style ceramic tiled floor. Staircase rises to the first floor, under stairs storage recess for boots and shoes and fitted shelves, brick fireplace with cast iron log burning stove, paved hearth. Wall mounted radiator, oak doors lead off the entrance reception hall to the main rooms.

DINING ROOM - 34'7 Maximum x 12'6 Maximum
This superbly proportioned dining room flows into the open-plan kitchen/family room. There are full width and height sliding double glazed bi-folding doors opening onto a rear sun terrace. This room boasts proportions big enough to house a large dining room table and guests can dine taking in east-facing, far reaching countryside views at the rear. Two wall mounted radiators, feature ceiling window, Karndean timber effect flooring. Pine steps rise to open-plan kitchen / family room.

OPEN-PLAN KITCHEN FAMILY ROOM - 49'6 Maximum x 17'2 Maximum
A stunning open-plan living space enjoying feature size double glazed windows to the side and two sets of sliding double glazed patio doors opening onto rear sun terrace taking in extensive countryside views. Timber effect flooring, three contemporary radiators. This room features an extensive selection of recently replaced contemporary kitchen units comprising solid Quartz work surface and surrounds, designer glass splashback, inset one and a half stainless-steel sink bowl and drainer unit with Quooker instant hot water mixer tap over. A range of pan drawers and cupboards under, integrated AEG dishwasher, two built in eye-level stainless steel electric ovens with grills and warming drawers, fitted NEFF microwave, a range of matching wall mounted cupboards, fitted fridge and freezer, under unit lighting, plinth lighting, inset ceiling lighting, large island unit with Quartz worktop, inset NEFF electric induction five burner hob, a range of drawers and cupboards under, fitted wine cooler, ceiling mounted extractor fan over, timber effect Karndean flooring, three radiators. Double doors lead to large shelved larder cupboard. Oak door leads to cloakroom.

CLOAKROOM
Fitted low level WC, wash basin.

Further oak door leads from the kitchen family room to utility room.

UTILITY ROOM - 8'11 Maximum x 7'2 Maximum
A range of recently fitted units comprising Window to the side, stone effect laminated work surface and surrounds, inset stainless-steel sink bowl and drainer unit with mixer tap over, cupboards under. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, wall mounted cupboards, space for upright fridge freezer, matching wall mounted cupboards, wall mounted radiator. Timber effect flooring, ceiling hatch to loft space. Integral door leads to garage / workshop.

Glazed and panelled oak door from the open plan living area to the sitting room.

SITTING ROOM - 19'10 Maximum x 13'4 Maximum
A cosy sitting room enjoying a brick fire surround with cast iron log burning stove, tiled hearth. Two period style uPVC double glazed sash windows to the front, radiator, window seat feature. Various useful shelved alcoves and TV stand, inset ceiling lighting.

More oak doors lead off the entrance reception hall to further ground floor rooms.

STUDY / OCCASIONAL BEDROOM SIX - 14'8 Maximum x 7'7 Maximum
Period style uPVC double glazed sash window to the front, radiator.

GROUND FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM - 22'6 Maximum + 6'7 Recess x 13'4 Maximum
Large double glazed window to the rear enjoying extensive countryside views, two radiators. Further door leads to walk-in wardrobe / dressing room - 8'9 Maximum x 5'10 Maximum, with light, power and radiator. \A range of storage units, wardrobes and hanging space. Oak door from the master bedroom leads to en-suite shower room.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM - 10'4 Maximum x 4'3 Maximum
A modern white suite comprising low level WC, wash basin over storage cupboard, glazed shower cubicle with electric shower over, tiled surrounds, extractor fan. Double glazed window to the side, heated towel rail, fitted storage unit, heated vanity mirror with integrated shaver point, ceramic tiled floor.

Staircase rises from the entrance reception hall to the first floor.
 
FIRST FLOOR LANDING - 24'1 Maximum x 4'5 Maximum. A generous landing area with two uPVC double glazed sash windows to the front with fitted shutters, Radiators. Oak doors lead off the landing to the first floor rooms.

BEDROOM TWO - 12'7 Maximum x 12'7 Maximum
A second double bedroom, period style uPVC sash double glazed window to the front, fitted shutters, radiator, fitted wardrobe cupboard space.

BEDROOM THREE - 13'10 Maximum x 10'10 Maximum
A third generous double bedroom, excellent ceiling heights, moulded picture rail. uPVC double glazed sash window to the front, fitted shutters, fitted wardrobe cupboard space, radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR - 13'9 Maximum x 7'7 Maximum
uPVC double glazed window to the rear enjoying extensive countryside views, fitted shutters, radiator, fitted wardrobe cupboard space.

FIRST FLOOR FAMILY BATHROOM - 8'9 Maximum x 7'5 Maximum.
A luxury period style white suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash basin, fitted bath with mains shower tap arrangement over, period style tiled surrounds and floor. Glazed shower cubicle with wall mounted main shower over, heated towel rail, vanity mirror with integrated shaver point. uPVC double window to the rear enjoying lovely countryside views.

Staircase rises from the first floor landing to the second floor landing. Door to eaves storage. Panel door leads to second floor bedroom.

GUEST BEDROOM FIVE - 16'10 Maximum x 12'11 Maximum (limited head height)
A beautiful double bedroom, full of character enjoying exposed ceiling rafters, uPVC double window to the rear enjoying glorious countryside views, radiator. Pine latch door leads to en-suite bathroom.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM - 10'9 Maximum x 7'1 Maximum.
A period style white suite comprising pedestal wash basin, tiled splashback, panelled bath with mains shower tap arrangement over, tiled surrounds. Circular glazed shower cubicle with wall mounted mains shower over, period style heated towel rail and radiator, shaver point. Eaves storage, extractor fan.

OUTSIDE
The plot and land extend to approximately 0.21 acres.

ATTACHED GARAGE / WORKSHOP.
At the front of the property a dropped curb gives access to attached garage / workshop - 17'10 Maximum x 18'8 Maximum. Automatic roller garage door, light and power connected. Integral door leads to utility room. Area houses newly installed pressurised hot water cylinder with immersion heater, solar panel invertor and battery. Further storage above garage via hatch. Separate door and window to the front, door at the rear of the garage leads to undercover side walkway giving access to the rear garden and sun terrace. This area has log store and is ideal for storing recycling containers.

MAIN GARDEN
This fantastic rear garden enjoys a sunny southerly aspect and breath-taking countryside views. It is split into two portions, the first portion being an elevated large sun terrace with full access via bi-folding doors from the dining room and patio doors from the open plan kitchen family room, perfect for alfresco entertaining and dining in the summertime. The sun terrace measures approximately 65' depth x 60' width. It is laid to stone paving and timber decking and is fully illuminated with outside lighting. Outdoor speaker system, outside power point. It is enclosed by natural stone walls and wrought iron railings. Undercover seating area, outside tap.

Door leads to lean-to Outbuilding / Garden Bar - 17'11 Maximum x 7' Maximum, light and power connected. Window to the rear, various work surfaces and storage units.

Gazebo with louvred shuttered roof system (fixed structure) - 13'1 x 11'8.

Steps from the sun terrace lead down to the main lawned garden - 64' width x 39' depth. This lawned rear garden is enclosed by timber fencing, stone walls and mature hedges and enjoys a glorious backdrop onto extensive countryside views.

DETACHED TIMBER CABIN - 11'2 Maximum x 9'4 Maximum. With light and power connected - ideal for working from home, double glazed windows and doors open on to the garden and enjoy glorious rural views.

Gate leads to Vegetable Garden - 30' x 10'2. Timber bordered raised vegetable plots, rainwater harvesting butt.

Tenure: Freehold

Church Hill, Stalbridge, Dorset, DT10
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