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SHAFTESBURY AND SHERBORNE TURNPIKE TRUST FARTHINGATE TOLL HOUSE! 1752-1877! PERIOD GRADE II LISTED DETACHED THREE BEDROOM HOUSE! HUGE PLOT WITH OUTSTANDING COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS! ENCLOSED DRIVEWAY PARKING FOR OVER 5 CARS! DETACHED GARAGE AND SEPARATE DETACHED WORKSHOP! GARDENS AT REAR AND SIDE WITH LOVELY RURAL BACKDROP! OODLES OF CHARACTER PERIOD FEATURES! SUPERB POTENTIAL FOR FUTHER EXTENSION (subject to the necessary planning/listed building permission)! This historic former toll house has no immediate neighbours and enjoys stunning views over open countryside. It is only a short drive from the historic towns of Sherborne and Dorchester. Sherborne has a direct rail link to London Waterloo station, making the capital in just over two hours. The flexible accommodation comprises entrance lobby/utility room, kitchen/family room and lounge. There are three generous bedrooms on the first floor and larger-than-average family bathroom. The house boasts oil fired radiator central heating. The area benefits from fantastic schooling options and transport links nearby. The current owners face a reluctant move and have been living in the house for many happy years, having raised children and let them enjoy the lovely rural scene, size of gardens and nearby towns. INTERNAL INSPECTION COMES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Pathway leads to front door. Glazed front door leading to
ENTRANCE LOBBY/UTILITY ROOM 11'9 x 8'5
Windows overlooking garden to beautiful views over open countryside and hills beyond. Space for chest freezer.
Period pine door leads to
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 20'11 x 11'9
This substantial farmhouse kitchen/family room offers a great heart to the home and enjoys a light multi aspect with glazed double French doors overlooking the rear enjoying an east facing aspect and the morning sun with views over open fields. Period window to the side with fitted shutters. Window to the side overlooking the garden. Two radiators. Exposed stone elevations.
Kitchen area ï¿½ Hand painted solid wood Shaker style panelled kitchen units comprising of oak work surface with tiled surrounds. Inset stainless steel sink bowl and drainer unit with mixer tap over. A range of drawers and cupboards under. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Inset electric induction hob with electric oven under. Wall mounted stainless steel cooker hood extractor fan. Tiled splash back. Peninsular oak breakfast bar.ï¿½Tiled floor.
Pine latch door leads to
LIVING ROOM 13'9 x 18'9
A living room of generous proportions enjoying numerous cottage features including exposed heavy beam work and natural stone elevations. Two period mullion windows to the front with secondary glazing. Original front door (currently sealed). Three radiators. Painted timber floorboards. Natural stone fireplace with exposed beam work. Cast iron Villager log burner. Flag stone hearth. Window seats. Small feature window to the side, formally original toll window.
Latch door leads to under stairs storage cupboard space. Exposed timber panelling.
Further timber door gives access to stairwell leading to the first floor landing. Shelved feature alcove. Radiator. Conservation ceiling window. Period pine doors lead to
BEDROOM 1 12'7 x 10'10
A generous double bedroom enjoying exposed beam work. Multi pane cottage window overlooks the side garden and enjoys beautiful views across open countryside and hills beyond. Radiator. Variety of fitted wardrobe cupboards and drawer storage units.
BEDROOM 2 12'4 x 10'7
Period multi pane cottage window to the front with secondary glazing. Exposed natural stone elevations. Two radiators. Wash basin inset in to work top with cupboards under.
BEDROOM 3 - 9'8 x 8'7
Multi pane period cottage window to the front with secondary glazing. Radiator. Hatch to loft space.
A generous family bathroom with a fitted white suite comprising o
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