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Situated on the rural edge of one of the most prestigious villages in this beautiful part of Dorset, 'Fir Trees' is an exquisite family home built in the Art Deco era. It stands in approximately two-thirds of an acre of breath-taking groomed gardens, backing on to farmland with an open rural aspect and copse. The house is near the A30 trunk road leading from Yeovil to Sherborne, making the centre of Sherborne and the Waitrose store under 5 minutes drive away. The property has been the subject of vast, tasteful, 'high-end' renovation and re-design by the current owners with no expense spared. Features an awesome electric 'Aims' AGA (available by separate negotiation). INTERNAL VIEWING IS ESSENTIAL TO APPRECIATE FIRST-HAND JUST HOW LOVELY THIS HOME IS! The large (FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMS, THREE RECEPTION ROOMS) accommodation on offer and huge gardens are complimented by ample driveway parking offering secure parking for several cars, plus two detached garages. This parking area is fully enclosed and benefits from automatic gates. The property is situated only five minutes drive from the historic Abbey town of Sherborne with its bustling high street including a Waitrose, a fantastic range of coffee shops, restaurants, gastro-pubs, boutiques and markets. Sherborne has a growing 'ex-Londoner' scene with the mainline railway station situated in the heart of the town, taking you to London Waterloo in just over two hours. Sherborne is also renowned for its famous private schools, two historic castles and historic Abbey. DO CONTACT ROLFE EAST ESTATE AGENTS IN THE HEART OF SHERBORNE TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW THIS LUXURY HOME TODAY. OFFERS ARE INVITED.
Tiled and timber storm porch with outside light.
uPVC double glazed leaded light front door with two double glazed side lights leads to
ENTRANCE RECEPTION HALL:
A substantial entrance reception hall offering plenty of space and natural light and a central heart to the home. Feature arched uPVC double glazed leaded light window to the side, radiator, stair case sweeps to the first floor, door leads to under stairs cupboard space, panelled doors lead off the entrance hall to
DRAWING ROOM/RECEPTION ONE: 19'6 (5.94m) max x 17'7 (5.36m) into bay
Folding panelled doors open in to sitting room/reception two to make a maximum full length measurement of 34'3.
Feature bay window to the front enjoying a sunny southerly aspect and pleasant views towards open countryside, uPVC double glazed windows and door with leaded lights opening on to feature front garden and period-style fountain. Two radiators, coved ceiling, feature fireplace with decorative period-style fire surround, marble hearth, Villager-style Calor gas fired log burning stove available by separate negotiation (stainless steel flue liner recently fitted, allowing conversion to natural flame log burner if required), two illuminated feature arched alcoves with shelving and fitted cupboards below, double folding panelled doors lead to
SITTING ROOM/RECEPTION ROOM TWO: 16'6 (5.03m) max x 13'4 (4.06m) max
A light dual aspect sitting room enjoying uPVC double glazed leaded light window to the side, uPVC double glazed double French doors with leaded lights open on to the rear garden and enjoy a lovely garden vista to woodland beyond. UPVC double glazed leaded light side lights. Radiator, illuminated alcove, panelled door leads to
WASH ROOM/UTILITY ROOM:
uPVC double glazed window to the rear, work surface with inset stainless steel sink bowl, cupboards under, water softener, tiled surrounds, tiled floor, entrance leads to cloaks cupboard.
PLEASE NOTE: The sitting room and utility room together provide fantastic scope for ground floor granny annexe or lodger facility.
Panelled door leads from the entrance reception hall to
DINING ROOM/RECEPTION THREE: 16' (4.88m) x 9'6 (2.90m)
A light dual aspect room that is well proportioned to accommodate a large dining table. UPVC double glazed window to the front enjoying a sunny southerly aspect and rural views, uPVC double glazed window to the side enjoying a westerly aspect and the evening sun, radiator, telephone point, Oak effect laminate flooring, internal glazed door leads to
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM: 20' (6.10m) x 9'2 (2.79m)
A stunning, recently fitted high quality range of Shaker-style panelled country kitchen units comprising solid Granite work surface, handmade and painted locally sourced bespoke tiled surrounds, a range of drawers and cupboards under, integrated AEG dishwasher, space and plumbing for washing machine, breakfast bar, large farmhouse-style AIMS electric AGA with remote control digital programmer (available by separate negotiation), concealed under-unit lighting, built-in filtered cold and boiling water taps, an extensive range of matching wall mounted cupboards, wall mounted glazed display cabinets, integrated fridge and freezer, full height retractable larder cupboard, two uPVC double glazed leaded light windows to the rear enjoying fantastic outlooks across the rear garden and woodland, radiator, ceramic tiled floor, feature inset LED low level ambient lighting, inset feature ceiling lighting, uPVC double glazed leaded light door leads to the side giving access to the rear garden and driveway area.
Panelled door from the entrance reception hall leads to
A white suite comprising low level WC, work surface with inset wash basin, cupboards under, tiled surrounds, extractor fan.
Stair case rises from the entrance hall to the
FIRST FLOOR LANDING:
Feature stairwell illuminated alcove, radiator, panelled door leads to large linen cupboard with slatted shelving housing large hot water cylinder. Hatch and ladder to boarded and insulated loft space. Electric light connected. This loft space offers scope for further conversion/extension (subject to the necessary planning permission and building regulations). Panelled doors lead off to
MASTER BEDROOM: 17' (5.18m) max x 16' (4.88m) max
A huge double bedroom enjoying a light dual aspect with uPVC double glazed window to the front enjoying a sunny southerly aspect and views towards open countryside, uPVC double glazed window to the side with a westerly aspect and the evening sun. Radiator. Entrance leads to
Inset ceiling lighting, doors to fitted wardrobe cupboard space. Panelled door leads to
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM:
A beautifully finished, luxury shower room with modern white suite comprising fitted low level WC, fitted bidet, laminate surface with inset wash basin, cupboards and drawers under, extensive wall-mounted mirrored bathroom cabinets, illuminated mirror, extractor fan, tiled walls and floor, wall mounted chrome heated towel rail, large double size wet room style shower cubicle with glazed screen, wall mounted mains chrome rain shower with separate hand held shower unit, uPVC double glazed window to the rear with lovely views across the rear garden and woodland.
BEDROOM TWO: 15' (4.57m) max x 12'3 (3.73m) max
Another generous double bedroom enjoying a light dual aspect with uPVC double glazed window to the front enjoying a sunny southerly aspect and views towards open countryside, uPVC double glazed window to the side with an easterly aspect and the morning sun. Radiator, sliding doors to built in wardrobe cupboard space, panelled door leads to main family bathroom.
BEDROOM THREE: 12'9 (3.89m) max x 9'3 (2.82m)
A third double bedroom with full width uPVC double glazed leaded light windows to the rear enjoying panoramic views over the rear garden and woodland, radiator, Oak effect laminate flooring, doors to fitted wardrobe cupboard space.
BEDROOM FOUR: 15' (4.57m) max x 14'10 (4.52m) max
An L-shaped double bedroom ideal for children or teenagers! UPVC double glazed leaded light window to the front enjoying a sunny southerly aspect and views towards open countryside, radiator, useful alcove area with limited head height.
Panelled doors lead from the first floor landing and bedroom two to
MAIN FAMILY BATHROOM:
A stunning main bathroom of generous proportions boasting a luxury white suite comprising free-standing feature bath with free standing chrome tap and shower tower, laminate surface with inset ceramic wash basin, storage cupboards and drawers under, fitted bidet, fitted WC, radiator, an extensive range of mirrored wall mounted bathroom cabinets with illuminated mirror, tiled walls and floor, wall mounted chrome heated towel rail, three feature illuminated alcoves, uPVC double glazed leaded light window to the side, double doors to linen cupboard with further cupboards above.
Panelled door from the first floor landing leads to
SEPARATE SHOWER ROOM:
An ultra-modern luxury suite comprising large double size wall mounted wash basin with mixer tap over, storage cupboard under, double size glazed shower cubicle with wall mounted chrome rain shower and separate hand held shower unit, wall mounted chrome heated towel rail, feature tiled walls and floor, uPVC double glazed leaded light window to the side, extractor fan, wall mounted illuminated mirror.
Panelled door from the first floor landing leads to
A fitted WC, wall mounted wash basin, mixer tap over, wall mounted chrome heated towel rail, tiled walls and floor, uPVC double glazed window to the rear overlooking rear garden.
At the front of the property is a substantial, beautiful front garden area laid mainly to stone paving. It boasts a wonderful, period-style cascading water fountain with cherub, bird bath and pond. A variety of well stocked Ham stone bordered flower beds enjoying a delightful range of mature trees and shrubs. Raised Rose borders. The front of the property enjoys a tiled veranda seating area with outside lighting. The frontage of the house is covered by lovely, mature climbing Rose.
A timber gate gives access to side under cover storage area housing calor gas tanks leading eventually to the rear garden.
The driveway sweeps up to the front and side of the main house. It is illuminated and bordered by brick and stone walls. Large double automated timber gates and entry intercom system make vehicular and pedestrian access completely secure. Intruder alarm with remote monitoring.
The tarmacadam main drive area provides off road parking for several cars. There are two detached single garages with light and power connected. Both boast electrically operated roller shutter doors.
Timber gate gives access to the main rear garden.
This is a particular main selling feature for this stunning home. The whole plot extends to approximately two thirds of an acre. This fantastically proportioned garden has been lovingly designed and cared for by the current owner. It is laid mainly to groomed lawn and is fully enclosed by natural stone walling and timber fencing. The rear garden enjoys a lovely backdrop on to farmland and has its own copse of Larch and Silver Birch trees under-planted with Bluebells that is delightful in the Spring.
Various paved patio areas, a huge variety of extremely well stocked flower beds and borders, a vast range of mature trees and shrubs including Acer Palmatum Drummondii, Honey Locust, Bramley Apple, Cherry tree. There are hundreds of mature roses, both climbing and shrub. Beds include Peonies and herbaceous perennials. There are spring bulbs including Tulips. The possibilities for this garden are endless (potential tree houses, vegetable gardens). Outside lighting, attached boiler house housing oil-fired boiler serving domestic hot water and central heating, outside power point and tap. Timber potting shed with light and power connected.
DETACHED TIMBER LOG CABIN: 14'9” (4.50m) x 11'6 (3.50m)
Fully insulated with light and power connected. Outside power point. Currently used as a home office, this would be ideal for an artists studio, teenagers den or simply a summer house.
ESTATE AGENTS NOTE:
There may be a possibility for further development on the site for a detached, self-contained studio or granny annexe with vehicular access (subject to gaining the necessary planning permission).
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