Marston Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9

££975,000 Guide

5 Bedroom House For Sale

RARE AND UNIQUE! ‘The Old Pound’ is a substantial (2626 square feet), detached, architect-designed, modern house built in the middle of last century (1962) situated in a superb, ‘tucked away’, elevated plot and stunning gardens extending to just over three quarters of an acre (0.8 acres approximately). The main garden is beautifully landscaped and boasts a sunny southerly aspect. The house stands in a conservation area, just a short walking distance to the town centre and mainline railway station to London Waterloo. There is a sweeping, private driveway approach providing off road parking comfortably for eight cars or more. This driveway leads to an attached double garage. The property offers fantastic scope for extension, reconfiguration or the addition of a detached annex – or even a separate building plot – subject to the necessary planning permission. The house is heated by oil fired central heating (both warm air and radiators), a cast iron log burning stove and benefits from double glazing. The accommodation has an astonishing level of natural light from large feature windows and dual and multiple southerly aspects. It offers many of the stylish architectural features from the 1960’s era when it was first built. The accommodation comprises huge split level entrance reception hall with full-height ceilings, sitting room with double doors leading to the dining room (creating zoned accommodation with a full through-measurement of 33'4), kitchen / breakfast room with oil-fired Aga, utility room / WC, ground floor master double bedroom with en-suite shower room, second double ground floor bedroom and ground floor family bathroom / WC. On the first floor there is a large feature split-level landing area, three further generous double bedrooms (some with south-facing sun terrace and lovely views of Sherborne town) and a first floor family bathroom. The property has countryside walks from nearby the front door at The Quarr Nature Reserve. Sherborne town centre is only a short walk away 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 very rare and is ideal for aspiring families looking for somewhere beautiful to settle in this exceptional area. It also may appeal to the London market, or pied-a-terre market from cash buyers linked with the local private schools as well as the buy-to-let market and holiday letting market.

Stone paved pathway leads to front door, front door to entrance reception hall.

Entrance Reception Hall – 28’4 Maximum x 9’10 Maximum
A generous, split-level entrance reception area providing a greeting area and a heart to the home, oak staircase rises to the first floor, understairs storage recess, double glazed full heigh feature windows to the front, natural stone elevations, radiator, telephone point, walk-in cloaks cupboard with double glazed window to the front, oak doors lead off the entrance reception hall to the main ground floor rooms.

Sitting Room – 20’8 Maximum x 14’1 Maximum
Full height double glazed feature windows overlook main rear garden enjoying views across Sherborne town to countryside beyond and sunny south easterly aspect, natural stone feature fire surround and hearth with log storage, cast iron log burning stove, TV point, sliding oak double doors give access to dining room giving a full through-measurement of 33’4.

Dining Room – 12’6 Maximum x 13’11 Maximum
Full height double glazed feature windows opening on to main garden enjoying a sunny south easterly aspect and views across Sherborne Town, oak floor boards, glazed double French doors open to the side, glazed serving hatch to the kitchen.

Glazed door from the entrance reception hall leads to the inner hall.

Inner Hall – 11’4 Maximum x 3’3 Maximum
Double doors lead to shelved cupboard storage space, ceiling hatch to loft storage space, oak doors lead off the further rooms.

Kitchen Breakfast Room – 24’11 Maximum x 9’9 Maximum
An impressive open-plan room enjoying a light multiple aspect with hardwood double glazed feature windows to the rear, double glazed feature window to the side and double glazed window to the front, glazed door to the front, glazed door to the rear, a range of replacement stylish contemporary kitchen units comprising oak effect laminate work surface, decorative tiled surrounds, inset ceramic one and half sink bowl and drainer unit, mixer tap over, oil fired aga, a range of pan drawers and cupboards under, inset electric hob with stainless steel electric oven under, integrated dishwasher, space for upright fridge freezer, a range of matching wall mounted cupboards with under unit lighting, shelved recess, extractor fan, radiator, Travertine floor tiles, double doors lead to utility cupboard providing space and plumbing for washing machine.

Oak door from the inner hall leads to utility room.

Utility Room – 6’1 Maximum x 4’4 Maximum
Work surface, ceramic Belfast sink, storage space under, wall mounted shelving, water softener, door leads to cloak room.

Cloakroom – Low level WC, window to the side, radiator.

Oak doors lead off the entrance reception hall to the ground floor bedrooms.

Master Bedroom – 17’10 Maximum x 12’5 Maximum
A generous double bedroom, large feature double glazed window overlooks the main garden, enjoying a sunny south easterly aspect and views across Sherborne Town, door to the main garden, doors lead to extensive fitted wardrobes, cupboards above, door to en-suite shower room.

En-suite Shower Room – 11’4 Maximum x 5’6 Maximum
A replacement contemporary white suite comprising low level WC, his-and-hers wash basins over storage cupboards, walk-in double sized shower cubicle with wall mounted shower,   glazed screen, illuminated wall mirror, tiled walls and floor, two chrome heated towel rails, double glazed windows to the front, extractor fan.

Bedroom Two – 15’ Maximum x 12’3 Maximum
A second generous double bedroom, feature double glazed window to the rear overlooks the rear garden, enjoying views across Sherborne, fitted wardrobe cupboards, telephone point, TV point.

Ground floor Family Bathroom – 8’3 Maximum x 5’6 Maximum
A modern replacement white suite comprising low level WC, wash basin in work surface with cupboards under, panelled bath with glazed shower screen, wall mounted mains shower over, tiled walls and floor, double glazed window to the front, extractor fan, chrome heated towel rail.

Oak staircase rises from the entrance reception hall to the first floor landing, small landing study space, double glazed window to the front, sliding oak doors lead to linen cupboard space housing Joule unvented hot water tank and immersion heater, ceiling hatch to loft storage space, doors lead off to the first floor bedrooms.

Bedroom Three – 14’8 Maximum x 12’5 Maximum
Another generous double bedroom enjoying a light dual aspect with double glazed window to the side and full height sliding patio door to the rear, enjoying south easterly facing views across garden to Sherborne Town and countryside beyond, patio door leads to shared sun terrace balcony, sliding doors to fitted wardrobe cupboard space.

Bedroom Four – 11’7 Maximum x 12’5 Maximum
A fourth double bedroom, enjoying a light south easterly aspect with uPVC double glazed sliding patio doors to shared balcony sun terrace with excellent views across main garden to Sherborne Town to countryside beyond.

Bedroom Five – 12’4 Maximum x 9’3 Maximum
A fifth double bedroom enjoying a light dual aspect with double glazed window to front and side, fitted wardrobe cupboard space.

First floor family bathroom – 5’10 Maximum x 6’9 Maximum
A modern replacement white suite comprising low level WC, wash basin over storage cupboard space with work surface, panelled bath with mains shower screen, wall mounted mains shower over, double glazed window to the front, extractor fan, chrome heated towel rail, tiled walls and floor.

Outside
The property stands in a stunning elevated ‘hidden away’ location with level plot extending to over three quarters of an acre (0.80 acres approximately). Sweeping driveway approach providing ample private driveway for over 8 cars or more, plus turning bay, leading to attached double garage.

Double Garage – 18’10 Maximum in depth x 17’4 in width
Metal up and over garage door, window to the side, personal door to the side, light and power connected.

Door leads to undercover side area, ideal for storing recycling container and wheelie bins.
Side Yard Area with rainwater harvesting butt, drying area, outside light, outside tap, door leads to log store and further garden store, greenhouse, attached boiler house housing oil fired central heating boiler which also provides space and point for tumble dryer, further attached garden store, vegetable garden.

The main rear garden is situated on the south eastern side of property boasting a large elevated paved patio area, quite the suntrap, and undercover seating area. The lion share of the garden is laid to lawn boasting a variety of mature trees and hedges, shaped flower beds and topiary.

Tenure: Freehold

Marston Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9
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