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'The Lilacs' is a simply stunning, semi-detached, period cottage situated in an exquisite position on the rural edge of the pretty hamlet of Stalbridge Weston. This lovely cottage stands in approximately one and a quarter acres of superb, flat gardens and orchard land with two large garage/barns and a timber summer house. The overall size of the cottage and the outbuildings comes to 2422 square feet. Whilst standing in the rear garden, one can really appreciate rural tranquillity and natures anthem. The cottage is enviably free from the restrictions of grade II listing and offers superb scope for further reconfiguration or extension, subject to the necessary planning permission. It is beautifully and sympathetically finished, retaining many character features including open fireplaces and period windows. The well arranged, flexible accommodation comprises entrance hall, sitting room, 'wow-factor' farmhouse kitchen/dining room, inner hall, office, utility room, ground floor shower room/WC and ground floor bedroom three/snug. On the first floor there is a landing area, two generous double bedrooms - both enjoying lovely views past pretty period properties to extensive countryside beyond - and a first floor family bathroom. Stalbridge Weston is a very picturesque village on the edge 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. This delightful home 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 stations in Sherborne and Templecombe making London Waterloo in just over two hours. This property is ideal for aspiring families making the most of the cheap mortgages available at the moment looking for somewhere pleasant to settle in this exceptional area. It also may appeal to the retirement, pied-a-terre or holiday let/rental market from cash buyers cashing out of the South East or linked with the local private schools. THIS QUAINT COTTAGE AND GROUNDS SIMPLY MUST BE VIEWED TO BE APPRECIATED.
Panelled front door leads to entrance porch / boot room.
ENTRANCE PORCH / BOOT ROOM - 5'1 Maximum x 8'2 Maximum
Double glazed window to the front, ceramic floor tiles, integral door leads to attached barn, glazed and panelled door leads to entrance reception hall.
ENTRANCE RECEPTION HALL - 9'7 Maximum x 8'2 Maximum
A useful greeting area providing a heart to the home, multi pane period style double glazed window to the side, radiator, various fitted bookshelves, flagstone flooring, feature internal window to the sitting room, exposed beam work, panelled doors and cottage latch doors lead off to the main ground floor rooms.
SITTING ROOM - 15'5 Maximum x 15' Maximum
Multi pane period window overlooks the front garden, feature brick open fireplace with flagstone hearth, radiator, TV point, entrance leads to under stairs alcove, panelled door leads to stairwell, another door leads to former entrance hall with original sealed front door - 4' Maximum x 5'10 Maximum, fitted bookshelves, vaulted ceiling.
OFFICE - 13' Maximum x 8' Maximum
Multi pane period window to the front, radiator, terracotta tiled floor, telephone point.
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM - 21' Maximum x 11'11 Maximum
Beautifully presented, generously proportioned open-plan farmhouse kitchen breakfast room enjoying a light dual aspect with multi pane double glazed period style window to the side, multi pane double glazed period style double French doors opening onto the rear garden enjoying lovely views of the land, two radiators. An extensive range of Shaker style panelled kitchen units comprising solid oak work surface, tiled surrounds, inset ceramic one and a half sink bowl and drainer unit with mixer tap over, a range of drawers and cupboards under, space and plumbing for dishwasher, space for large range-style oven, tiled splashback, stainless-steel extractor fan cooker hood over, a range of matching wall mounted cupboards, glazed display cabinets and plate racks, flagstone flooring, inset feature ceiling lighting, space for upright fridge freezer.
UTILITY ROOM - 13'1 Maximum x 6'4 Maximum
A range of fitted units comprising laminated work surface, tiled surrounds, inset stainless-steel sink bowl and drainer unit with mixer tap over, a range of drawers and cupboards under, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, space for upright fridge freezer, exposed beam work, ceramic floor tiles, radiator, inset feature ceiling lighting, extractor fan, double doors lead to shelved larder cupboard.
Multi pane glazed and panelled door leads from the farmhouse kitchen to inner hall, double glazed and panelled door leads to the rear, flagstone floor, doors lead off to further rooms.
SECOND RECEPTION ROOM / GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM THREE - 15'7 Maximum x 10'2 Maximum
Double glazed multi pane period style double French doors open onto the rear garden, multi pane double glazed window to the side, exposed beam work, radiator, telephone point.
GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM / WC
A white suite comprising low level WC, ceramic wash basin, glazed shower cubicle with wall mounted electric shower over, tiled surrounds, extractor fan, inset feature ceiling lighting, chrome heated towel rail, ceramic tiled floor.
Panelled door from the sitting room gives access to stairwell, sliding panelled doors lead to fitted cupboards, staircase rises to first floor.
Split level first floor landing, multi pane period window to the side, fitted cupboard space, wall mounted gas-fired boiler, hatch to loft storage space, panelled doors lead off the landing to the first floor rooms.
BEDROOM ONE - 12'5 Maximum x 12'10 Maximum
A generous double bedroom, multi pane period window to the front, cast iron period feature fire grate and fireplace, radiator, a range of doors lead to fitted wardrobe cupboard space, panelled door leads to further fitted cupboard.
BEDROOM TWO - 12'5 Maximum x 7'6 Maximum
A second double bedroom, multi pane period window to the front, radiator, feature period fireplace, cast iron fire grate.
FIRST FLOOR FAMILY BATHROOM - 10'7 Maximum x 6'2 Maximum
A modern white suite comprising, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, panelled bath with mains shower tap arrangement over, tiled surrounds, extractor fan, chrome heated towel rail, multi pane window to the rear overlooks the main garden, ceramic floor tiles, illuminated mirror, extractor fan.
The property stands in approximately one and a quarter acres of superb level ground and gardens. Timber five bar gate and a dropped curb at the front of the property gives vehicular access to brick paved driveway. This driveway area provides off road parking for 5 cars or more. It leads to two significant detached garage / barns, one of which is attached to the main property.
GARAGE / BARN 1 (attached to the main house with integral door leading to the entrance hall) - 29'9 Maximum x 18'7 Maximum. Windows to the side and rear, rafter storage, personal door to the side, light and power connected.
GARAGE / BARN 2 - 40' in length x 9'10 in width
Light and power connected, log store, window to the rear.
The main garden is situated at the rear of the property and enjoys an east facing aspect. It is laid mainly to lawn and boasts an extensive variety of well stocked flower beds and borders with some mature plants and shrubs, paved patio area with outside lighting, outside tap. The rear garden is beautiful - a unique selling feature of this property - and benefits from a wide variety of mature fruit trees including cherry trees, apple trees and plum trees. Second paved patio area with brick built barbeque. There is a vegetable garden and greenhouse. The second part of the garden is laid to wildflower meadow and again enjoys a variety of mature fruit trees.
DETACHED TIMBER CABIN - 12'6 Maximum x 12'7 Maximum. Perfect for office use or artist studio, windows to the front and side, light and power connected. Timber decked patio veranda seating area with outside light.
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