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Enjoying breath taking, uninterrupted countryside views at the rear, this luxurious, natural stone modern home boasts a wealth of extraordinary character including Limestone flag stone flooring, green oak exposed heavy beam work, inglenook-style stone fireplace, wood burning stove and large farmhouse-style kitchen. Situated on the edge of the prestigious village of Charlton Horethorne, only a ten minute drive from the popular, historic Abbey town of Sherborne, this detached, family house has large accommodation arranged over three floors comprising entrance reception hall, lounge, large 28' open-plan kitchen/living area, utility room and downstairs WC. On the first floor is a large landing area, three generous double bedrooms all with en-suite bath or shower rooms and further fourth bedroom/study room. There is a second floor landing plus two further large double bedrooms and second floor family bathroom. One of the main bedrooms on the second floor is currently used as a second living room, enjoying a retractable Velux Cabrio-Balcony boasting superb views over open countryside and a cast iron log burning stove. There is enclosed, gravelled driveway parking at the front for three to four cars leading to an integral garage. The rear garden enjoys an open, stunning backdrop on to fields and hills. The house boasts a state of the art ground source heat pump providing efficient under-floor heating for all three floors throughout the whole house. It also enjoys tasteful double glazing. The village offers The Kings Arms, an award winning superb public house hotel offering great food and ambience. There is also a village stores, attractive central village green, primary school and church. Horse riding, walking and sporting opportunities are plentiful. Access to the A303 trunk road to London and the south west is good. Mainline train links to London Waterloo are also very strong from two local stations, making the capital in under two hours. INTERNAL INSPECTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO APPRECIATE THE SIZE AND QUALITY OF THE PROPERTY AND THE SUPERB COUTRYSIDE VIEWS IT OFFERS.
Storm porch with outside light. Double glazed and panelled front door leads to entrance reception hall.
ENTRANCE RECEPTION HALL
A generous reception hallway providing a heart to the home and boasting solid limestone flag stone floors and skirting boards, inset feature ceiling lighting. A staircase with solid oak ballustrading rises to the first floor. Solid Oak door leads to under stairs cupboard space. Oak personal door leads to integral garage. Solid oak cottage-style doors lead off the entrance reception hall to
LIVING ROOM - 21'3 max x 14'7
A beautifully proportioned main reception room offering a wealth of cottage features including exposed heavy green oak beam work, inglenook-style natural stone fire place with heavy oak beam, log burning stove, slate tiled hearth, feature bay window to the front with three uPVC double-glazed sash windows, telephone point, TV point.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING ROOM – 27'11 max x 21'8
A huge open-plan family room featuring the classic elements of a farmhouse kitchen with eclectic open plan. This room boasts multiple windows and glazed doors over looking the rear garden with views to fields beyond. A range of painted, Shaker-style handmade panelled country kitchen units comprising solid stone work surface and surrounds, a range of floor standing drawer and cupboard units under, central island unit with solid beech butchers-block work surface, inset circular ceramic sink bowl with mixer tap over, a range of drawers and cupboards under, breakfast seating area at one end, a range of matching wall mounted cupboards, inset stainless steel eye-level electric oven, inset electric hob, feature fireplace recess with stone surrounds and concealed cooker hood extractor fan and tiled surrounds. Drawers and cupboards under, integrated fridge, limestone flag stone flooring, inset feature ceiling lighting. Oak door leads to Utility Room.
Sitting Room Area
Exposed heavy green oak beam work, extensive double-glazed oak framed windows to the rear over-looking the rear garden, enjoying a large degree of natural light and extensive views over open countryside to hills beyond. Two double-glazed Velux ceiling windows to the rear. Double-glazed double French doors lead to the rear garden.
UTILITY ROOM – 7'1 x 6'8
Solid stone work surface, double Belfast sink with mixer tap over, a range of cupboards under. Space and plumbing for dishwasher, double-glazed window to the side, extractor fan.
Oak door leads from entrance reception hall to downstairs WC.
Fitted low-level WC, pedestal wash basin, stone flooring, uPVC double glazed window to the front, extractor fan.
Staircase with oak ballustrading rises from the entrance reception hall to
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
A generous first floor landing area with inset feature ceiling lighting, oak skirting boards and architraves. Oak door leads from first floor landing to walk-in linen cupboard with slatted shelving and electric light connected. Oak doors lead off the first floor landing to
MASTER BEDROOM – 12 x 16'6
A generous double bedroom with a light dual aspect. uPVC double-glazed window to the front, uPVC double-glazed window to the side, exposed green oak heavy beam work, two sets of double oak doors lead to built-in wardrobe cupboards. Oak door leads to en-suite shower room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
A modern white suite comprising fitted low-level WC, wall mounted ceramic wash basin, tiled surrounds, large double-sized shower cubicle with mains wall-mounted shower over, inset feature ceiling lighting, double-glazed window to the side, stone flooring, heated towel rail, wall-mounted shaver point and light.
BEDROOM TWO – 11'9 x 16'7
A second generous bedroom with double-glazed window to the rear enjoying extensive countryside views over open fields to hill beyond. Two sets of double oak doors lead to large built-in wardrobe cupboards. Oak door leads to en-suite bathroom.
A fitted white suite comprising low level WC, wall-mounted wash basin, timber panelled bath with mains shower attachment over, inset feature ceiling lighting, extractor fan, double-glazed window to the side, wall mounted heated towel rail, shaver point.
BEDROOM THREE – 11'1 X 11'6
A third generous double bedroom with uPVC double-glazed window to the rear enjoying extensive countryside views over open fields to hills beyond. Oak door leads to en-suite wet-room
Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash basin with tiled surrounds, glazed screen leads to shower area with wall-mounted mains shower and floor drain. Stone flooring, shaver light and point, wall mounted heated towel rail, inset feature ceiling lighting, extractor fan, circular double glazed window to the front.
BEDROOM FOUR/STUDY – 8'1 x 7'10
Currently used as a study room. uPVC double glazed window to the rear enjoying extensive countryside views over open fields to hills beyond.
Stair case with Oak ballustrading rises from first floor landing to second floor landing area.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
A lovely second floor gallery landing area with Oak ballustrading, double-glazed ceiling Velux window to the side. Oak doors lead to
BEDROOM FIVE – 15'4 x 12'4 max
A light dual aspect room with double-glazed circular feature window to the front and double-glazed Velux ceiling window to the side. TV point. Telephone point. Oak door leads to large walk-in storage cupboard with electric light connected.
BEDROOM SIX/SECOND FLOOR SITTING ROOM – 20'2 x 12'6 max
A superb feature room with expandable double-glazed Velux Cabrio window which opens into Juliet balcony. This window enjoys extensive countryside views over open fields to hills beyond. Cast iron log burning stove with slate hearth. Solid oak door leads to large cupboard space with electric light connected.
SECOND FLOOR BATHROOM
A fitted white suite comprising low level WC, timber panel bath with mains shower attachment over. Stone tiled floor, extractor fan, shaver light and point, pedestal wash basin, double glazed Velux ceiling window to the side.
At the front of the property, a timber five-bar gate gives vehicular car access from the road to a sweeping driveway laid to gravel providing off road parking at the front of the property for 3 to 4 cars. The front garden is laid mainly to shaped flower beds and borders enjoying miniature box hedging, a variety of mature flowers and shrubs. The front garden is enclosed by natural stone walling. Outside light. Automated roller garage door leads to integral garage.
INTEGRAL GARAGE - 18'7 x 11'2
Double glazed window to the side, light and power connected. Ceramic sink on wash stand, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Space for upright fridge freezer. Floor standing ground source heat pump. Integral door leads to entrance reception hall.
Side gateway and pathway leads to rear garden.
REAR GARDEN – approximately 34'9 x 40'
The rear garden feels much bigger than it is as it enjoys a glorious backdrop on to open countryside, fields and hills beyond. The rear garden is laid mainly to extensive paving and patio area. Outside lighting, outside tap. A variety of well stocked shaped flower beds and borders enjoying a selection of mature plants and shrubs. Stand alone timber office/summerhouse with light and power connected. Timber trellis work and further timber gate gives access to second stage of garden laid mainly to raised vegetable plots and fruit cage. Further timber storage shed, miniature greenhouse and timber decked barbecue area.
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