An intriguing home with a sense of history and its own unique personality. Enjoying just under half an acre, and with huge flexibility with bedroom accommodation on the ground and first floors. Double garage and potential for self-contained annexe.
With the village green overlooked by the ancient church of St Martin and a charming array of period cottages, Martinstown is the quintessential Dorset village and, as such, is highly regarded in the area.
A local shop/post office, a popular farm shop with cafe, and a friendly public house all support the strong community at the heart of this thriving village. With quick and easy access to the county town of Dorchester and Prince Charles’ Poundbury, just four miles away, it is well located for good schools; transport links (mainline stations to London Waterloo and Bristol); and a wide variety of shops, delicatessens, restaurants and more – all within a town steeped in history and noted for its period architecture.
- Just under half an acre
- Ground and first floor bedrooms
- Double garage and considerable parking
- Edge-of-village location
Welcome to Turnpike Cottage – an intriguing home with a sense of history and its own unique personality. Enjoying a delightful setting within just under half an acre on the outskirts of this understandably popular village, the cottage has huge flexibility, with bedroom accommodation available on both the ground and first floors. It also offers the potential to create self-contained accommodation if required.
Whilst having been extended over the years from the original Turnpike Cottage, the later additions have been sensitively added to blend with the existing exterior, and have mellow brick and stone elevations under a slate roof. Meandering up the garden path to the front door, the property has an undeniably appealing ‘sense of arrival’. The HALLWAY – with an exposed brick and timber internal wall and a useful cupboard in which to hang coats – leads to a particularly generous and adaptable ground floor. Here, the DINING ROOM/BEDROOM THREE enjoys a sunny, westerly-facing dual aspect over part of the garden, and the large SITTING ROOM offers a cosy log-burner and French doors to the part of the garden which overlooks adjacent fields. In the STORE ROOM are the boiler and pre-lagged hot water cylinder, though this could become a convenient ground floor bathroom if required. There is also a CLOAKROOM with a WC and a vanity unit with basin, and a STUDY with recessed shelving and a cupboard to either side of the chimney breast.
The KITCHEN provides a full range of base units, twin bowl sink units, a SMEG seven-burner/double-oven/grill range cooker, benefits from a window overlooking the rear patio. Offset from the kitchen is a walk-in pantry and a separate UTILITY ROOM with plumbing for a washing machine, space for tumble dryer, and room for a tall fridge/freezer. Adjacent to the kitchen is the FAMILY ROOM, which enjoys another cosy log burner (there is also a gas point if preferred), a sunny westerly aspect and French doors to the garden.
On the FIRST FLOOR are two further bedrooms. The PRINCIPAL BEDROOM has plentiful storage in the form of a large WALK-IN WARDROBE and a further built-in wardrobe. There is also a generous FAMILY SHOWER ROOM with a double free-standing shower cubicle, considerable window seating providing useful storage, a further built-in cupboard, a WC and a pedestal wash-hand basin. Across the landing, BEDROOM TWO is another double room with access to one of the lofts. It should be noted that the landing itself is of sufficient size to create an additional single room or bathroom.
The GARDEN here is a particular delight, with the entire plot measuring just under HALF AN ACRE. The initial garden approached from the main entrance enjoys a warm westerly aspect and has an area of lawn either side of a footpath leading to the cottage, with an array of mature planting providing year-round colour and creating a very pleasing setting. Discreetly separated from this area of lawn is the gravel entrance to the DOUBLE GARAGE with power and light, and also the CAR PORT. There is plentiful space for cars/camper van etc. An additional vehicular access lies to the rear, providing further parking and access to an additional area of garden abutting open fields. For those with green fingers and an interest in wildlife, this is indeed a delightful space.
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Dorset (West Dorset) Council. Tax band D.
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