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TOP ADDRESS - THE AVENUE, SHERBORNE! SOUTH FACING VIEWS INCORPORATING TWO SHERBORNE CASTLES! STUNNING, HUGE, PERIOD TOWN HOUSE! OOZING ORIGINAL CHARACTER INCLUDING IMPRESSIVE CEILING HEIGHTS! PARKING FOR TWO CARS AND A GARAGE! LOVELY 65' SOUTH-FACING PRIVATE GARDEN! 34'1 x 17'9 WOW-FACTOR KITCHEN FAMILY ROOM! ENVIABLY FREE FROM THE RESTRICTIONS OF GRADE II LISTING! This simply lovely house was built in 1899 and then subsequently split in to three substantial town houses 39 years ago. Situated in The Avenue - Sheborne's most coveted address - this property enjoys a 65' south facing rear garden plus driveway parking and a garage. The flexible, spacious accommodation is arranged over four floors and comprises superb carved Ham stone entrance porch, entrance reception hall, drawing room, study/bedroom four and ground floor cloakroom. Stairs descend to the lower ground floor where there is an amazing, open-plan kitchen family room with access to the rear garden. On the first floor there is a landing area, master bedroom, family bathroom and walk-in linen cupboard. On the second floor is a landing area, two further double bedrooms and a second floor shower room with WC. The property boasts many character features from the late Victorian era plus many Art Nouveau influences including copper fireplace, stained glass leaded light window panes surrounded by carved Ham stone mullion windows, original panelled doors, wall panelling and ceiling mouldings. The property boasts gas fired radiator central heating on all four floors and some double glazing. The property is a short walk to Sherborne town centre and Cheap Street, Sherborne's coveted high street with its buzzing, popular out-and-about culture, boutique stores, organic bakeries, coffee shops, restaurants, gastro-pubs and farmers market. This house is also a short walk from the breath-taking Sherborne Abbey, Alms Houses and world-famous Sherborne private schools. It is also within walking distance to the mainline railway station making London Waterloo in just over two hours without changing your seat. Imagine! You can access central London from this property without having to get in to a car! INTERNAL INSPECTION OF THIS PROPERTY IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY THE SELLING AGENT.
Front door gives access to the entrance porch.
ENTRANCE PORCH - 8'7 x 4'9
A stunning entrance porch with carved Ham stone elevations and leaded light windows to the front and side. Quarry tiled floor. Cupboard houses gas and electric metres. Large period panelled and glazed door leads to the entrance reception hall.
ENTRANCE RECEPTION HALL - 14' 11 maximum x 5'7
A generous entrance reception hall area enjoying elegant ceiling heights with period cornice work. Moulded skirting boards and architraves. Radiator. Staircase rises to the first floor.
Period pine panelled doors lead off the ground floor entrance reception hall to the main rooms.
DRAWING ROOM - 18'10 maximum x 18'2 maximum
A beautifully proportioned, elegant main reception room enjoying period ceiling heights with period cornice work. Large full-height bay window faces the rear of the property with views across the rear garden and over Sherborne town to hills and fields beyond. This feature window enjoys a sunny southerly aspect. Window seats with concealed cupboards. Two radiators. Period panelling to dado height. Carved period style fire surround with tiled surrounds and hearth. Open fireplace with feature inset Art Nouveau copper hood. Large arched feature fireside alcove with book shelving. TV point.
STUDY ROOM/BEDROOM FOUR - 7'10 x 14'5
Inset feature ceiling lighting. Coved ceiling. Two period sash windows with leaded lights to the front. Radiator. Oak flooring. Telephone point.
Pine panelled door leads from entrance reception hall to the cloakroom.
Fitted low level WC. Wall mounted wash basin. Tiled splash back. Picture rail. Period sash window to the front
Period style panelled door from the entrance reception hall gives access to the stairwell leading down to kitchen/family room.
KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM - 34'1 x 17'9 maximum
A stunning open-plan kitchen family room offering a wow-factor, enjoying elegant ceiling heights with inset feature ceiling lighting.
A range of white contemporary kitchen units comprising solid block work surface. Inset stainless steel one and half Franke sink with drainer unit and mixer tap over. Inset gas hob with glass splash back. Wall mounted Siemens stainless steel cooker hood extractor fan. Glass splash back and surrounds. A range of drawers and cupboards under. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Inset stainless steel Siemens double oven and microwave/grill with warming draw under. Upright larder cupboard. A variety of pan draws and two expandable corner storage units. A range of matching wall mounted cupboards. Fitted upright cupboard housing gas fired combination boiler providing domestic hot water and radiator central heating. Peninsular unit with breakfast bar. Feature period window to the front. Ceramic floor tiles. Under stairs area provides storage for upright fridge/freezer.
FAMILY ROOM AREA
This incredible space provides a variety of uses and has two period sash windows and large glazed door leading to rear garden, enjoying a sunny south facing aspect. Moulded skirting boards and architraves. Three radiators. Exposed pine floorboards. TV point.
Main staircase rises from the ground floor entrance reception hall to the first floor landing.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Elegant ceiling heights continue on the first floor. Moulded skirting boards and architraves. Radiator. Feature period stained glass, leaded light window to the front. Moulded skirting boards and architraves. Radiator. Double pine panelled doors lead to walk-in linen cupboard with slatted shelving. Lagged hot water cylinder and immersion heater. Light and power connected.
Period pine panelled doors lead off the first floor landing to master bedroom and family bathroom
BEDROOM ONE - 14'10 x 18'2 maximum.
A stunning main double bedroom enjoying elegant ceiling heights. Period cornice work. Moulded picture rail. Moulded skirting boards and architraves. Radiator. Feature period sash window overlooks the rear garden and Sherborne town with lovely south facing views over fields and hills beyond including the two Sherborne Castles. Glazed period panelled door gives access from the main bedroom to a private balcony, enjoying a sunny south facing aspect with lovely views overlooking the town and the two castles to fields and hills beyond. Double panelled doors gives access to the wardrobe cupboard space. Three further sets of double panelled doors gives access to a further large fitted wardrobe cupboard.
FIRST FLOOR FAMILY BATHROOM
A fitted white suite comprising low level WC. Ceramic wash basin inset into tiled work surface with tiled surrounds. A range of storage cupboards under. Tiled panelled bath with glazed shower screen. Two wall mounted mains showers over. Tiled surrounds. Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail. Moulded picture rail. Moulded skirting boards and architraves. Two feature period sash windows to the front.
Staircase rises from the first floor landing to the second floor landing.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
Panelled doors lead of the landing to bedrooms.
BEDROOM TWO - 14'9 x 14'5 maximum
uPVC double glazed window to the rear overlooking the rear garden with views over Sherborne town to hills and fields beyond � enjoying a sunny southerly aspect. The lovely views incorporate the two Sherborne castles. Exposed beam work. Radiator. Moulded skirting boards and architraves. Fitted dressing table. Door leads to built in wardrobe cupboard space.
BEDROOM THREE - 8'8 x 9'9 maximum
Feature period sash window to the front. Radiator. Moulded skirting boards and architraves. Exposed beam work. Period pine panelled door leads to built in wardrobe cupboard space.
SECOND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM
A modern luxury white suite comprising fitted low level WC. Ceramic pedestal wash basin. Built in glazed shower cubicle with wall mounted mains power shower over. Tiled surrounds. Extractor fan. Tiled floor. Heated chrome towel rail. Wall mounted illuminated mirror. Hatch to loft storage space.
At the front of the property, shared driveway access gives access to a gravelled private driveway. This gravelled parking area provides parking for two cars.
There is a single garage in a block opposite the property.
REAR GARDEN - 65' in length.
Enjoying a sunny south facing aspect, this delightful rear garden is laid mainly to well shaped, tended lawn and enjoys a variety of shaped flower bed and borders, well stocked with a selection of mature plants and shrubs including large, mature magnolia tree. The rear garden is enclosed by timber panel fencing. There is a flagstone paved patio area ideal for catching the summer sun and a peaceful afternoon gin and tonic! There is rear access to the garden via a gate at the rear leading from Hill House Close.
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