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Orchard House is a substantial (3552 square feet - only £195 per square foot!), detached house dating from 1820 situated in a top edge-of-village address near the village centre of Milborne Port, occupying a level plot of just over a third of an acre. There is an extensive driveway parking area providing off road parking for 5 cars or more leading to a detached double garage/workshop and further single carport/log store. The house stands in a level plot and gardens of approximately a third of an acre (0.36 acres). The current owner has finished and enhanced the property stylishly. The house is heated by gas fired radiator central heating, cast iron multi fuel stove in the sitting room and also benefits from double glazing. The property enjoys lovely outlooks from many of the windows. The beautifully laid out, generous, flexible accommodation offers a good degree of natural light and comprises large entrance reception hall, sitting room, ‘wow-factor’ open plan kitchen/breakfast room with walk-in larder cupboard, dining room, music room/inner hall, playroom, large utility room and ground floor WC. On the first floor there is a large landing area, master suite comprising large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are superb countryside walks from the front door as well as being within short walking distance to the village pub and amenities. The house is within a stones throw of the village centre, church, public house, primary school and village shops. Milborne Port boasts The Clockspire - a superb new restaurant, a brand new Co-op mini supermarket and a very good doctors surgery. The property is a brief drive to the heart of the historic town centre of Sherborne with its superb boutique high street with cafes, restaurants, Waitrose store and independent shops plus the breath-taking Abbey, Almshouses, Pageant Gardens park and Sherborne's world-famous private schools. It is also a very short drive to the mainline railway station to London Waterloo. The property is perfect for those aspiring families making the most of the cheap mortgages available at the moment, buyers cashing out of the South East and London market or cash buyers looking for their perfect pied-a-terre in this exceptional village area. It would also appeal to the high-end holiday letting and second home markets. THIS IS A HUGE HOME IN A GREAT LOCATION AND MUST BE VIEWED TO BE APPRECIATED.
Storm Porch with outside lighting, panelled front door leads to entrance reception hall.
ENTRANCE RECEPTION HALL – 28’7 Maximum x 10’1 Maximum
A generous greeting area providing a heart to the home, staircase rises to the first floor, under stairs cupboard and storage, recess, ceramic tiled floor, moulded skirting boards and architraves, two radiators, telephone point, panelled door leads to large cloaks storage cupboard space, double doors lead to sitting room.
SITTING ROOM – 19’8 Maximum x 20’3 Maximum
A beautifully proportioned main reception room enjoying a light dual aspect with two uPVC double glazed windows to the side enjoying an easterly aspect, large double glazed sliding patio doors opening onto the rear garden enjoying a sunny southerly aspect, period style marble fire surrounds and hearth with cast iron, multi-fuel burning stove, fireplace recess, moulded skirting boards and architraves, two radiators, tiled floor, TV point, coved ceiling.
Feature archway leads from the entrance reception hall to music room/inner hall.
MUSIC ROOM / INNER HALL – 10’8 Maximum x 13’2 Maximum
Exposed pine floorboards, double glazed sliding patio door to the rear garden, radiator, pine panelled doors lead off the music room to both the playroom and the open plan kitchen family room.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN FAMILY ROOM – 28’3 Maximum x 20’7 Maximum
This fantastic open plan wow-factor space enjoys a light dual aspect with two uPVC double glazed windows to the front and uPVC double glazed window to the side. This open plan area is split into three predominant areas.
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM – 17’1 Maximum x 20’3 Maximum
An extensive range of grey panelled recently replaced kitchen units comprising solid quartz work surfaces and surrounds, inset ceramic Belfast sink with mixer tap over, decorative tiled surrounds, space for range-style electric oven and hob, a range of drawers and cupboards under, integrated dishwasher, a range of drawers and cupboards under, recess provides space for upright American-style fridge freezer, quartz splash back with wall mounted cooker hood extractor fan, large island unit with solid oak work surface, cupboards under, breakfast bar, quarry tiled floor.
DINING ROOM - Forming part of the open plan kitchen area – 11’2 Maximum x 9’7 Maximum
Able to accommodate large dining room table, coved ceiling, radiator.
Third sub area forming part of the kitchen family room - the snug.
SNUG – 12’1 Maximum x 11’4 Maximum
Radiator, TV point.
Pine panelled door from the music room leads to playroom.
PLAYROOM – 23’ Maximum x 13’8 Maximum
A generous playroom enjoys a light dual aspect with uPVC double glazed windows to the side and rear, uPVC double glazed double French doors open onto the rear garden, period style marble fireplace and surrounds, open fire, radiator.
UTILITY ROOM / BOOT ROOM – 20’7 Maximum x 9’8 Maximum
A huge utility room enjoys a light dual aspect with uPVC double glazed windows to the front and side, glazed stable door to the side, ceramic floor tiles, timber work surface, tiled surrounds, large ceramic Belfast sink, a range of drawers and cupboards under, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, space for freezer, wall mounted gas-fired boiler, double doors lead to airing cupboard housing Gledhill sealed pressurised water tank, slatted shelving, ceiling hatch to loft space.
Pine panelled door from the entrance reception hall leads to downstairs cloakroom.
Fitted low level WC, pedestal wash basin, tiled splash back, radiator, ceramic tiled floor, uPVC double glazed window to the front.
Staircase rises from the entrance reception hall to the first floor landing, uPVC double glazed stairwell window to the rear, a generous landing area measuring 32’10 Maximum x 8’5 Maximum. Radiator, uPVC double glazed window to the front, door leads to airing cupboard, fitted shelving, radiator, doors lead off the landing to the first floor rooms.
This suite comprises double bedroom, walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom.
DOUBLE BEDROOM – 19’7 Maximum x 12’7 Maximum
A generous main double bedroom enjoying a light dual aspect with uPVC double glazed windows to the rear and side, radiator, moulded skirting boards and architraves.
DRESSING ROOM – 16’3 Maximum x 12’2 Maximum
Radiator, uPVC double glazed window to the side, moulded skirting boards and architraves.
Low level WC, panelled bath with mains shower tap arrangement over, tiling to dado height, pedestal wash basin, uPVC double glazed window to the front, exposed pine floorboards.
BEDROOM TWO – 16’2 Maximum x 8’8 Maximum
A second double bedroom, uPVC double glazed window to the rear, radiator.
BEDROOM THREE – 17’10 Maximum x 9’7 Maximum
A third generous double bedroom enjoying a light dual aspect with uPVC double glazed windows to the rear and side, radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR – 13’10 Maximum x 9’8 Maximum
uPVC double glazed window to the side enjoying views across the village to countryside beyond, radiator, TV point.
A period-style white suite comprising free standing roll top bath on ball and claw feet, pedestal wash basin, fitted low level WC, double size glazed shower cubicle with wall mounted mains shower over, retro metro tiled surrounds, chrome heated towel rail, timber effect ceramic floor tiles, uPVC double glazed window to the front.
A timber five bar gate gives vehicular access from South Street to a large sweeping driveway laid to stone chippings providing off road parking for 7 to 8 cars. There are various portions of front garden laid to paving and flower bed, outside lighting, driveway leads to detached double garage.
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE – 17’4 Maximum x 23’9 Maximum
A large double garage workshop, personal door to the side, light and power connected, window to the side, rafter storage above, metal up and over garage door.
The gardens and plot extend to just over a third of an acre (0.36 acres). Timber side gate gives access to side garden laid mainly to lawn, boasting a paved patio area, outside tap, greenhouse, the side garden boasts an easterly aspect and the morning sun and backs onto the grounds of Ven House. The garden offers a fantastic degree of privacy and is surrounded by mature trees, timber gate at the side gives access to the main rear garden.
MAIN REAR GARDEN
The rear garden enjoys a sunny south facing aspect and is laid mainly to lawn, large paved patio area and a variety of raised brick bordered flower beds. The rear garden is enclosed by natural Hamstone walls and boasts a variety of mature trees and shrubs, outside lighting.
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