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image  Coombe, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9


image ££600,000 Guide

# RES007008654

image 4 bedrooms
image 3 receptions
image 2 bathrooms
image For Sale (Freehold)

Features

 ART DECO DOUBLE-FRONTED DETACHED FAMILY HOME IN ENVIABLE ADDRESS.
 STANDING IN APPROXIMATELY A THIRD OF AN ACRE OF HILLSIDE GROUNDS.
 FANTASTIC RURAL VIEWS.
 DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE AND DRIVEWAY PARKING FOR 4-5 CARS.
 uPVC PERIOD-STYLE DOUBLE GLAZING AND GAS FIRED RADIATOR CENTRAL HEATING.
 CHARACTER FEATURES FROM THE ART DECO ERA INCLUDING OAK FIREPLACE AND GOOD CEILING HEIGHTS.
 AMPLE SCOPE TO EXTEND HOUSE OR CONVERT GARAGE TO ANNEX/STUDIO (subject to planning permission).
 SHORT WALK TO SHERBORNE TOWN CENTRE AND YET RURAL DOG WALKS FROM THE FRONT DOOR!
 THIS RARE HOUSE MUST BE VIEWED TO BE APPRECIATED.

Property Description

'The Rockery' is a handsome, detached, double-fronted home situated in a choice ‘tucked-away’, elevated position - enjoying lovely rural views - in a very popular residential address, a short walk to the sought-after town centre of Sherborne. The house was built in the Art Deco era and boasts excellent ceiling heights and other features including a solid oak Art Deco fireplace, cast iron log burning stove, quarry tiled floor, exposed pine floorboards and period mouldings. The house enjoys fantastic countryside views over the surrounding fields and hills in Coombe. Coombe is an enviable backwater on the edge of Sherborne town – enjoying countryside dog walks from the front door towards the pretty village of Sandford Orcas as well as being a short walk to the town centre and mainline railway station to London Waterloo. The house stands in a hillside plot of approximately a third of an acre with many of the gardens enjoying a wild charm, lovely views and many mature trees. There is a sweeping driveway approach providing off road parking for four to five cars leading to a detached double garage. The house has been enhanced by sympathetic, period-style uPVC double glazing by a reputable, local firm as well as gas fired radiator central heating. The well laid out accommodation extends to 1695 square feet and enjoys good levels of natural light and comprises entrance reception hall, sitting with library area, generous study with countryside views for those wishing to work from home, kitchen with gas-fired Rayburn, dining room, utility room and ground floor cloakroom. On the first floor there is a large landing area, master double bedroom with en-suite shower, three further generous bedrooms and a first floor family bathroom. This superb, rare house offers great scope for further loft conversion, extension and conversion of the garage to an annex, all subject to the necessary planning permission. The property is situated a short walk to the picturesque Abbey town centre of Sherborne with a coveted boutique high street and bustling out and about culture, markets, cafes, Waitrose store, restaurants, world famous private schools, breath-taking abbey building and mainline railway station making London Waterloo in just over two hours. This lovely property is perfect for those aspiring family buyers looking for the ideal Sherborne home, who are making the most of the cheap mortgages available at the moment, cash rich buyers from the south east looking for somewhere as a pied-a-terre or somewhere to settle in this exceptional area or investors looking for holiday lets or residential buy-to-let investments – possibly linked with the Sherborne schools. THIS UNIQUE HOME MUST BE VIEWED TO BE APPRECIATED.  

Steps and front pathway lead to front door, uPVC double glazed cottage-style front door leads to entrance hall.

ENTRANCE HALL – 7’10 Maximum x 7’2 Maximum
A useful greeting area, uPVC double glazed window to the front enjoying lovely countryside views, radiator, exposed pine floorboards, coved ceiling with moulded picture rail, telephone point, staircase rises to the first floor, doors lead off the entrance hall to the main ground floor rooms.

SITTING ROOM – 16’4 Maximum x 11’2 Maximum
A generously proportioned reception room enjoying a light dual aspect with period-style uPVC double glazed window to the front enjoying countryside views, period-style uPVC double glazed window to the rear enjoying a south-facing aspect, exposed pine floorboards, coved ceiling, moulded picture rail, radiator, fireplace with cast iron log burning stove.
Entrance leads to snug area providing a full through-measurement of 19’7 Maximum.

SNUG AREA – 8’6 Maximum x 6’9 Maximum
Enjoying a dual aspect with uPVC double glazed windows to the side and rear, radiator, fitted shelving and cupboard space.
Door leads from the snug area to office / occasional ground floor bedroom.  

OFFICE / OCCASIONAL GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM – 9’8 Maximum x 9’1 Maximum
uPVC double glazed window to the front enjoying lovely countryside views, radiator.

Multi-pane glazed door from the entrance hall leads to dining room.

DINING ROOM – 16’4 Maximum x 11’6 Maximum
Enjoying a light dual aspect with period style uPVC double glazed windows to the front enjoying lovely countryside views and uPVC double glazed window to the rear enjoying a south-facing aspect, radiator, fireplace recess with art deco oak fire surround, fire side recess, fitted cupboards and shelves, moulded picture rail, coved ceiling.
Entrance from the dining room leads to the kitchen providing a full through-measurement of 20’3.

KITCHEN – 16’3 Maximum x 8’8 Maximum
Enjoying a light multi aspect with period-style uPVC double glazed windows to the rear, side and front, the front enjoying countryside views, uPVC double glazed stable door leads to the side, original quarry tiled floor, a range of fitted oak kitchen units comprising solid granite work surface, inset one and a half stainless-steel sink bowl and drainer unit, mixer tap over, inset stainless-steel gas hob, a range of fitted cupboards and shelves under, space for under counter fridge, gas-fired Rayburn, space for upright fridge freezer.

Door from the entrance hall leads to utility room.

UTILITY ROOM
Laminated work surface, space and plumbing for tumble dryer and washing machine, wall mounted shelves.
Entrance from utility room leads to downstairs WC.

DOWNSTAIRS WC
Fitted low level WC, ceramic wash basin over cupboard, tiled surrounds, uPVC double glazed window to the rear.

Staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor landing. A generous landing area, two uPVC double glazed windows to the rear enjoying a sunny south facing aspect, radiator, door leads to fitted shelved cupboard space, ceiling hatch to loft storage space, panelled doors lead off the landing to the first floor rooms.

BEDROOM ONE – 12’6 Maximum x 10’6 Maximum
Period-style uPVC double glazed window to the side overlooks the garden, radiator, fitted wardrobe cupboard space, glazed door leads to glazed fitted shower cubicle with wall mounted mains shower over, extractor fan.

BEDROOM TWO – 11’2 Maximum x 8’7 Maximum
Period-style uPVC double glazed window to the front enjoying lovely countryside views, radiator, fitted doors lead to built-in wardrobe cupboard space, door leads to airing cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder and immersion heater, slatted shelving.

BEDROOM THREE – 11’6 Maximum x 9’7 Maximum
A third double bedroom, uPVC double glazed window to the front enjoying countryside views, radiator, door leads to large eaves, walk-in storage cupboard space providing ample scope for further loft conversion, subject to the necessary planning permission.

BEDROOM FOUR – 11’4 Maximum x 6’5 Maximum
uPVC double glazed window to the rear, radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM – 6’7 Maximum x 7’1 Maximum
A white suite comprising free-standing bath with mains shower tap arrangement over, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, tiled splashback, chrome heated towel rail, oak flooring, period-style uPVC double glazed window to the front enjoying extensive countryside views, extractor fan, shaver point.

OUTSIDE
This imposing detached family house occupies a hillside plot of approximately a third of an acre and enjoys lovely countryside views at the front.

Driveway entrance from the country lane leads to private driveway providing off-road parking for 3-4 cars leading to detached double garage.

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE – 19’6 in depth x 15’9 in width
Two windows to the rear, metal up and over garage door, light and power connected, rafter storage above.

GARDENS
Steps and front pathway rise to the front door. A portion of terraced front garden enjoying a selection of mature plants and shrubs, period-style street lantern, steps rise to the side of the property to a patio seating area, outside lighting, detached timber garden shed.

At the rear of the property there is a large, paved garden area and terraced rear garden, outside light, rainwater harvesting butt. The main garden is situated on a hillside on the south eastern side of the property. Pathway leads through woodland hillside scene to a portion of level lawned garden, ideal for those buyers who enjoy the wilder, natural looking garden. A variety of mature trees including fruit trees.


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