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Pear Tree Cottage is a pretty, period, terraced, natural stone and brick cottage situated in a top 'tucked away' address near the heart of the sought-after Dorset Abbey town of Sherborne. The property has a lovely, south facing garden at the front and attached outbuilding and courtyard at the rear. It is enviably free from the restrictions of Grade II listing and offers great scope for further extension at the rear, subject to the necessary planning permission. This quaint property retains many appealing, original character features including elegant ceiling heights, picture rails and mouldings, original sash windows, cast iron fireplace surrounds and a cast iron multi-fuel stove. It also boasts extensive views over Sherborne town to hills and countryside beyond at the front from the first and second floors. These views incorporate Sherborne Abbey and the new Castle. The property is enhanced by gas fired radiator central heating with a new boiler added in 2019. There is some double glazing. The well-arranged, deceptively spacious accommodation boasts good levels of natural light via large feature windows and comprises sitting room, dining room, kitchen and attached boiler room. On the first floor is a landing, one generous double bedroom, second room which could be used as an occasional double bedroom or study with first floor family bathroom off and staircase rising to the second floor. On the second floor is a large double bedroom enjoying fantastic views. It is only a short walk 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 exceptional and is ideal for aspiring first time buyers or couples, 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 market from cash buyers linked with the local private schools. NO FURTHER CHAIN. THIS COTTAGE MUST BE VIEWED!
Timber garden gate, pathway leads to storm porch, outside light, glazed and panelled front door leads to sitting room with large entrance through to dining room providing a full through measurement of 23?10 Maximum.
SITTING ROOM ? 10?5 Maximum x 11?11 Maximum
Elegant period ceiling heights, period sash window to the front enjoying a sunny southerly aspect, moulded skirting boards and architraves, period feature fire recess with flagstone hearth, cast iron log burning stove, TV aerial attachment, fireside recess, fitted cupboards and shelving, gas fire point, moulded picture rail, entrance leads to dining room.
DINING ROOM ? 13?6 Maximum x 12?2 Maximum
Elegant period ceiling heights, moulded picture rail, moulded skirting boards and architraves, staircase rises to the first floor with door to under stairs cupboard space, feature fireplace recess with exposed brick work, moulded skirting boards and architraves, radiator, uPVC double glazed period style sash window to the rear, panelled door leads to fitted shelved cupboard space, glazed and panelled door leads from the dining room to kitchen.
KITCHEN ? 8?6 Maximum x 7?2 Maximum
A range of fitted Shaker style panelled kitchen units comprising solid beech wood work surface with ceramic Belfast sink, mixer tap over, a range of drawers and cupboards under, space and point for gas oven, space for fridge, a range of drawers and cupboards under, radiator, quarry tiled floor, a range of matching wall mounted cupboards, wall mounted cooker hood extractor fan, uPVC double glazed window to the rear, double glazed panelled door leads to the rear courtyard.
Staircase rises from the dining room area to the first floor.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Moulded skirting boards and architraves, painted pine panelling, period pine panelled doors lead off to the first floor rooms.
BEDROOM ONE ? 12? Maximum x 10?5 Maximum
A generous double bedroom enjoying elegant period ceiling heights, period sash window to the front, views extend across Sherborne town to hills and fields beyond, radiator, moulded skirting boards and architraves, cast iron feature period fire surround, double doors lead to built-in wardrobe cupboard space.
LANDING STUDY AREA / OCCASIONAL BEDROOM TWO ? 10?4 Maximum x 9?9 Maximum
A flexible area for many different uses, feature period sash window to the rear, radiator, panelled doors lead to built-in cupboard space, staircase rises from this area to the second floor. Latch door leads from this area to family bathroom.
A white suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash basin, bath with mains shower tap arrangement over, tiled surrounds, mains shower over, shower rail, heated towel rail, painted pine panelling to dado height, extractor fan.
Staircase rises from the study area / occasional bedroom two to the second floor.
BEDROOM THREE ? 12? Maximum x 16?7 Maximum
A generous double bedroom enjoying pleasant chimney breast feature, uPVC double glazed window to the front enjoying south facing aspect and extensive views over Sherborne town incorporating Sherborne Abbey and Sherborne Castle to hills and fields beyond, radiator, door leads to eaves storage cupboard space.
At the front of the property a shared pathway leads to the front garden gate. Timber garden gate gives access to the front main garden, pathway leading to storm porch and front door, outside light. The front garden measures approximately 20? in depth by 12?7 in width. It is laid mainly to attractive paving enjoying a variety of flower beds and borders with some mature plants and shrubs. There is a timber pergola with Grapevine, Honeysuckle and Wisteria, trellis area. The front garden is enclosed natural stone walls and timber panelled fencing. It also provides useful drying area.
Detached timber storage shed ? 10?2 Maximum x 5?11 Maximum, light and power connected.
At the rear of property there is a courtyard area measuring 11?6 Maximum x 11?6 Maximum. The rear courtyard offers outside light and a flower bed. It is enclosed by timber panel fencing, latch door leads to attached boiler room ? 5?2 Maximum x 2?10Maximum, wall mounted gas-fired Worcester Bosch boiler, space and plumbing for washing machine, Quarry tiled floor, light and power connected.
Gate at the rear of the courtyard leads to shared pathway access behind.
Please note: This rear courtyard offers scope for further extension, subject to the necessary planning permission.
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