Majors Common, Buckland Newton, Dorset, DT2


3 Bedroom Building Plot Sold

AMAZING DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY! SUBSTANTIAL DETACHED HOUSE WITH ATTACHED BUILDING PLOT! HOUSE REQUIRING RENOVATION PLUS BUILDING PLOT OVERLOOKING COUNTRYSIDE WITH PLANNING PERMISSION (in principle) PASSED FOR THREE DETACHED DWELLINGS! ‘Newlyn’ is a mature, detached, double-fronted house (2499 square feet) that was built and kept in the same family for over 70 years - situated in a level plot and substantial front and rear gardens extending to approximately one acre. The property boasts extensive driveway parking for ten cars or more leading to a large, detached workshop / quadruple garage and a separate attached single garage. The property requires renovation throughout but offers tremendous scope for reconfiguration and extension, subject to the necessary planning permission. The land has recently had planning permission in principle passed for three detached homes, each in generous plots with driveway parking and double garages. The property is situated in the heart of the pretty Dorset village of Buckland Newton. Buckland Newton has an excellent shop, primary school, village hall and church, all of which lie within walking distance of this home. The Gaggle of Geese public house is a very popular local pub and within a short walking distance from the property. It is a vibrant village, set at the head of the Piddle Valley, in an area designated as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stretching to the west is the Blackmore Vale, whilst to the south is the rolling chalk downlands for which this central part of the county is well known. There is some excellent walking from the doorstep, and it is easy to attain the hilltops and the fine views to be had over the locality. The B3143 which runs through the Piddle Valley connects the village to the county town of Dorchester, and the Abbey town of Sherborne. Sturminster Newton, Blandford and Yeovil are also within commutable distance. The Jurassic coast is also within easy driving distance, and there are mainline railway stations at Dorchester and Sherborne, both connecting with London Waterloo in a surprisingly short space of time. It is a short drive to the vibrant town of Dorchester and 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 and Sherborne's world-famous private schools. It is also a short drive to the mainline railway station to London Waterloo. The house is heated by a redundant oil-fired radiator central heating system and also has an open fire. There is also a dated septic tank that would require replacing with mains drainage or a private sewage treatment plant. The house enjoys well-arranged, deceptively spacious accommodation enjoying a good level of natural light from dual and triple aspects with a west facing rear aspect and an easterly aspect at the front, harnessing the morning sun. The accommodation comprises entrance porch, entrance reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen / breakfast room, larder, boot room / rear porch, ground floor WC and study / ground floor bedroom four. On the first floor, there is a large landing area with space for a study, large master double bedroom (which could easily be divided in to two bedrooms), two further generous double bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate WC.  This property is ideal for aspiring families or developers looking to add value to a property and looking for somewhere pleasant to settle in this exceptional area. It also may appeal to the pied-a-terre market or letting / holiday letting market from cash buyers moving from the South East linked with the excellent local schools. We also believe the land and building plots would be of interest to property developers. VACANT - NO FURTHER CHAIN.

Doors lead to entrance porch, glazed front door and windows lead to entrance reception hall.

Entrance Reception Hall – 12’1 Maximum x 9’4 Maximum
A useful greeting area providing a heart to the home, staircase rises to the first floor, radiator, telephone point, door to hall cupboard space, further door leads to understairs cupboard space, doors lead off the entrance hall to the main ground floor rooms.

Sitting Room – 19’10 Maximum x 11’11 Maximum
A generous main reception room enjoying a light multiple aspect with uPVC double glazed windows to the front and rear, uPVC double glazed sliding patio doors to the side, two radiators, brick fireplace with open fire and tiled hearth, TV point.

Dining Room – 12’3 Maximum x 10’10 Maximum
Another generous reception room enjoying a light dual aspect with uPVC double glazed window to the front, uPVC double glazed window to the side, tiled fireplace and hearth, radiator.

Kitchen Breakfast Room – 11’10 Maximum x 11’7 Maximum
uPVC double glazed window to the rear overlooks the rear garden, a range of fitted kitchen units comprising laminated work surface, decorative tiled surrounds, inset stainless steel sink bowl and drainer unit, mixer tap over, a range of drawers and cupboards under, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge, space for electric oven, a range of matching wall mounted cupboards, fireplace recess houses oil fired aga, door leads to walk-in shelved larder, multi pane glazed door leads to rear boot room.

Boot Room / Rear Porch – 16’10 Maximum x 6’11 Maximum
Floor standing oil fired central heating boiler, windows to the rear overlooks the rear garden, glazed door to the rear, integral door to garage, door from the boot room leads to ground floor WC.

Ground floor WC – Fitted low level WC, window to the rear.

Doors from the kitchen breakfast room and the boot room lead to office.

Study – 12’2 Maximum x 8’11 Maximum
Window to the rear, uPVC double glazed window to the side, shelved alcove.

Staircase rises from the entrance reception hall to the first floor landing. A huge landing area measuring 16’ maximum by 12’1 maximum, radiator, uPVC double glazed window to the front overlooks the front garden, door leads to airing cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder, immersion heater, slatted shelving, further door to fitted storage cupboard, ceiling hatch to loft storage space, doors lead off the landing to the first floor rooms.

Bedroom One – 19’9 Maximum x 11’10 Maximum
A huge main bedroom, formerly two bedrooms and easily converted back, enjoying a light dual aspect with large windows, uPVC double glazed window to the front and rear, views across the rear garden to countryside beyond, two radiators, telephone point.

Bedroom Two – 10’10 Maximum x 11’10 Maximum
A second generous double bedroom, uPVC double glazed window to the front.

Bedroom Three – 12’3 Maximum x 8’7 Maximum
A generous third bedroom, uPVC double glazed window to the rear overlooks the rear garden, radiator, fitted storage cupboard.

Family Bathroom – 8’7 Maximum x 4’11 Maximum
A fitted bath with mains shower tap arrangement over, shower rail, pedestal wash basin, tiling to splash prone areas, radiator, uPVC double glazed windows to the rear.

Separate WC – Fitted low level WC, uPVC double glazed window to the rear.

Double gates give vehicular access from the road, driveway parking leads to attached garage.

Attached Garage – 16’10 in depth x 8’4 in width
Metal up and over door, lights and power connected, window to the rear, personal door to the boot room.

This property stands in a generous plot of approximately one acre. The front garden is particularly substantial at 85’ approx. in depth x 60’ in width. This is laid mainly to lawn and provides a good depth from the road, pathway leads to front door, outside light, a selection of mature hedges and trees, a variety of well stocked flowerbeds and borders, lawned garden leads to the side of the property, in turn leading to the main rear garden.

Rear Garden – 72’ in depth x 62’ in width approx.
The rear garden is level and laid mainly to lawn boasting a vast selection of flowerbeds and borders and some mature trees, greenhouse, oil tank, outside light.

Please note: This property requires renovation but boasts a tremendous scope for substantial extension, subject to the necessary planning permission.

There is a further building plot available at the rear of the garden OVERLOOKING COUNTRYSIDE with planning permission (in principle) passed for three detached dwellings with double garages. See agent for further details.

Tenure: Freehold

Majors Common, Buckland Newton, Dorset, DT2
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