DOMVS is delighted to present this picturesque detached cottage in this utterly unspoilt village. Well finished throughout, the property is superbly positioned, views of St Osmonds Church and superb access to the countryside. Please note that the property is leasehold.
The grade II listed Sterndale Cottage dates back to the 17th century and occupies a tranquil and secluded setting in the beautiful Dorset village of Melbury Osmond known as Great Hintock within several Hardye novels and is also mentioned in the Doomsday Book.
Approached via shallow steps the cottage has a very appealing frontage with flower beds and climbing plants framing the original stone work and windows. The cottage retains many original features and is unusually spacious for a property of this period. Entering via the ENTRANCE HALLWAY, there is a spacious, useful ground floor BATHROOM with BATH, large walk-in shower, WC, wash-hand basin and storage options.
The SITTING ROOM is a charming room with a large inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam and bread oven. This wonderful, light room benefits from a dual aspect and the contemporary style feeds into the dining area.
The KITCHEN/DINING ROOM enjoys splendid views of the village and garden and has a bespoke, country-style range of units providing ample cupboard space, together with complementary timber worktops and tiled flooring. Included also is an oil-fired Rayburn which provides hot water and heating as well as an additional electric hob, together with a Belfast sink, space and plumbing for a range of white goods, fridge/freezer amidst an array of storage options.
On the FIRST FLOOR are three bedrooms, and a family bathroom. The MASTER BEDROOM is particularly spacious, and benefits from a dual aspect taking in views of the garden, countryside and village itself. BEDROOMS TWO and THREE are both generous double rooms with views of the village and garden, respectively. The FAMILY BATHROOM, with easy access to all bedrooms, benefits from an inset wall cabinet, bath, contemporary wall-hung basin and a WC.
To the rear of the property is a large sunny SOUTH-WESTERLY facing garden. Primarily laid to lawn with mature flower beds and shrubberies bordering, there is also a patio area abutting the property: an ideal space for alfresco dining. In addition there is an adjacent STOREROOM with power and lighting and a stone OUTHOUSE.
TENURE: Leasehold; 99 years from 29 September 1985; expiring 28 September 2075; ground rent £291.27 per annum.
PLEASE NOTE: The separate traditionally built garage may be available to rent separately from the Ilchester Estate
Melbury Osmond is a picturesque and charming village situated in West Dorset, approximately 9 miles south west of Sherborne and 15 miles north west of the County Town of Dorchester. The Grade I listed church, St Osmonds, lies at the centre of this thriving village from which beautiful countryside can be explored and enjoyed, and in nearby Yetminster is a reputable Primary School, Post Office, Public House and Village Store. There are mainline train links to London and Bristol from the nearby town of Yeovil.
From our office proceed to the top of town turning right at the roundabout. Follow the road out of town and turn right at the next large roundabout onto the A37. Continue on this road towards Yeovil and follow the signs for Melbury Osmond. On entering the village, follow the road until the junction, and continue to the left; passing the village church the road feeds to the right and the property can be found on the right hand side.
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West Dorset County Council. Council Tax band F
Oil gas, mains electric & private drainage
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