The term, `you should never judge a book by its cover` very much applies to this amazing home. From the front, there are few clues to what lies behind the front door. Once inside, you will be impressed by the amount and quality of the accommodation on offer. Having started life as a two bedroom semi-detached bungalow, the property has been enlarged and improved to provide large entrance hall, three bedrooms, a beautifully fitted bathroom, lovely lounge with multi-fuel stove fabulous 24 Ft kitchen/dining/living room, which leads into a large conservatory, a utility room and cloakroom. The fantastic living space leads on to the back garden, which is very private and has the added bonus of a fully insulated timber chalet, providing great space for work or play. The garden backs onto pasture land and there are beautiful views from here across the field and nearby countryside. Windows are double glazed and the property is warmed by electric radiators. The whole property is very well presented throughout. N.B. A housing restriction applies - please ask at our office for further information.
Thorncombe is a pretty village in an area of outstanding natural beauty comprising many character cottages with the newer houses carefully designed to blend into the village. The village lies in the far western corner of Dorset close to the borders with Somerset and Devon. The nearest towns are Chard (5 miles) with a Sainsbury and Tesco and Crewkerne (6 miles) where there is a Waitrose. The Jurassic coast and Lyme Regis are just 10 miles to the south. The village has a very strong community with many clubs on offer and an excellent community run village shop and post office. There is also a sports/social club and car repair garage. There are plenty of walks available from the doorstep and the famous Forde Abbey and gardens is just a mile down the road. The village has a primary school in the Woodroffe pyramid and a school bus service to Woodroffe.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
Pedestrian gate and short path leading to uPVC front door with obscure glazed panels.
Large entrance hall with recess for long bench or store cupboard. Small coat hanging recess. Radiator. Ceramic tiled floor. Hatch to insulated and boarded loft with light (no ladder). Door to lobby area leading to bedrooms and bathroom. Door to
LOUNGE - 4.97m (16'4") x 4.27m (14'0")
Window to front. Fireplace with slate tiled hearth fitted with a multi fuel stove. TV point. Radiators. Stable door to
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - 7.4m (24'3") x 3.48m (11'5")
Sliding doors and full height windows into the conservatory. Additional double doors leading into the utility room. The kitchen is attractively fitted with a range of base units with wood block work surfaces and deep Butler sink with waste disposal. Integrated dish washer. Space and connection for electric range cooker. Extractor hood above. Space for fridge/freezer. Island unit with breakfast bar and storage. Wall shelving. Two radiators. Porcelain tiled floor. This is a lovely large family living/dining/kitchen with ample space for dining table or sofas.
CONSERVATORY - 6.16m (20'3") x 2.5m (8'2")
uPVC double glazed windows with a pleasant outlook across the garden to the pasture beyond. Polycarbonate roof. French doors to garden. Porcelain tiled floor.
UTILITY ROOM - 2.84m (9'4") x 2.55m (8'4")
Sliding patio doors to the garden with window beside. Polycarbonate roof. Fitted with wall and base units. Space and plumbing for washing machine (and tumble dryer). Radiator. Porcelain tiled floor.
REAR LOBBY - 2.13m (7'0") x 1.53m (5'0")
Half glazed door to side path. Storage space. Porcelain tiled floor. Door to
Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. with recessed cistern and Butler sink set into base unit. Radiator. Porcelain tiled floor.
From hallway and adjoining lobby...
BEDROOM ONE - 3.39m (11'1") x 3.3m (10'10")
Window to side. Built-in wardrobes with sliding mirrored doors. Radiator. Laminate flooring.
BEDROOM TWO - 3.83m (12'7") x 3.3m (10'10")
Window to front. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE - 2.81m (9'3") Plus Recess x 2.66m (8'9") Max
Window to front. Deep recess. Radiator.
BATHROOM - 2.59m (8'6") x 2.22m (7'3")
Fitted with a white suite comprising modern roll top bath, separate corner shower unit, w.c. with recessed cistern and pedestal wash hand basin. Part tiled walls. Radiator. Extractor. Ceramic tiled floor.
At the front of the property are raised beds which have recently been seeded for grass but these could be used for growing produce if desired. A path runs along the front of the property and continues to the side providing a shared rear access with the neighbouring property.
The back garden is north-west facing benefitting from the afternoon/evening sunshine. There is a level decking which leads from the conservatory and utility room providing a good seating area for Al Fresco dining and the remainder of the garden is mainly laid to lawn. At the far end, the garden is slightly elevated. This is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the beautiful far reaching view across the adjoining countryside and beyond. To one side of the garden is the
TIMBER CHALET - 5.42m (17'9") x 2.74m (9'0")
Fully insulated and lined with power and light, satellite and broadband connection. Window to one side. Sliding doors, also on the side elevation. French doors to the far end and a further single door to the near end. Currently used as a play/hobby room but could easily be a place to work from home if required or just a superb summer house/garden room.
All mains services are connected except gas (there is no mains gas in the village). Water is not metered.
West Dorset District Council. Band B. Currently £1,417.00 (2017/18).
The property is a semi-detached bungalow which has been extended to the front under the current ownership and a large conservatory added at the back by a previous owner. In addition, the current owners have upgraded the kitchen and bathroom, installed modern electric radiators, improved the insulation, replaced all internal woodwork (doors, architrave, skirting board), fitted new flooring and redecorated throughout. Window are uPVC double glazed of varying ages. Planning permission exists to replace the conservatory with an extension.
N.B. As an ex-council property, a Section 157 Rural Restriction applies. This means that a potential buyer must have lived and/or worked in Dorset for at least 3 years, however, there are exceptions to this and Magna Housing Association will consider each case on its merits.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
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