Price £575,000 Sold STC

A very interesting period property, situated in the centre of this thriving West Dorset village, with a large garden, parking and garage and the most unusual bonus of a paddock adjoining the garden. The house, originally two dwellings, has been in the same family for three generations (since 1901) and bears many characteristics of early 20th century design, with sash windows, picture rails, high skirtings, panelled doors etc. Although modernisation is now required, the accommodation is comfortably habitable and in good general condition. Where the property was once two, it has been very well converted to a single dwelling with an (almost) central entrance and large hallway, which has the most beautiful period tiled floor (in excellent condition). There is a spacious reception room to the east side with an outlook towards the lovely St. Mary`s Church and hills beyond. Another reception room separates the hall from the kitchen, which although dated, has a certain nostalgic charm with a walk-in pantry and solid fuel Aga. The house was extended to the rear in 1958 to provide a useful study/work room, a ground floor shower and w.c. and rear hall with external door to the driveway. To the other side of the kitchen is a passageway leading to a log store, outside w.c., former washroom, coal house and also providing covered access to the large tandem garage. On the first floor are four bedrooms, two of which have en-suite cloakrooms, family bathroom, separate w.c. and a door leading to a further staircase to the loft room. The loft room is another unexpected bonus, with windows to both gable ends, floor boards running the entire length and lighting.
Outside, the parking area lies to the rear. To the front of the house the pretty garden, wraps around to the west side opening up to a lovely size garden with vegetable and flowers beds, lawns and shrubbery. Accessed via the garden is a conservatory/orangery, which is attached to the house and provides a lovely place to sit and enjoy the warmth of the sun.
Finally, adjoining the garden at the far end is the paddock, which is level and has a right of access to the road. The paddock measures around 0.8 acre and the whole site including the house, approximately 1.1 acres.


PORCH - 1.63m (5'4") x 1.6m (5'3")
Enclosed entrance porch etc with slate tiled roof. Multi paned timber front door with side windows overlooking front garden and splendid views to the church. Multi paned timber door to:

HALL - 4.18m (13'9") Max x 2.98m (9'9") Max
Beautiful period floor tiling in excellent condition. Stairs rising to first floor, with lovely period banisters and hand rail. Under stairs recess. Radiator and electric night storage heater. Deep skirting boards. Wall mounted electricity fuse box. Sliding door to rear hall. Doors to Reception rooms.

RECEPTION ONE - 4.86m (15'11") x 4.07m (13'4")
Dual aspect. Sash windows to front and side. Tiled fireplace (N.B the chimney has been removed above the roof so this fireplace is no longer in use as an open working fire). Original period picture rail and coving. Deep skirting boards. Original floor boards. Radiator and electric night storage heater. Door to:

LOBBY - 1.74m (5'9") x 1.34m (4'5")
uPVC double glazed window to front with quarry tiled sill. Floor boards. Multi paned external door.

RECEPTION ROOM TWO - 4.19m (13'9") x 3.94m (12'11")
Sash window to front with period panelling to sides and beneath. Fireplace with tiled surround and hearth, for open fire with back boiler, which serves the radiators. Deep recess to one side with shelving. Storage radiator. Door to:

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - 4.21m (13'10") x 3.87m (12'8")
Sash window to front. The kitchen is fitted with a range of painted wall and base units with Formica work surfaces. Inset single bowl, double drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps. Aga Solid Fuel Range Cooker which also serves as boiler for the hot water. Walk-in pantry with shelves. TV point. Door to rear passage and garden. Door to rear hallway.

REAR HALL - 6.51m (21'4") Max x 0.91m (3'0") Max
Cloaks area. Telephone point. Tiled floor. External door to parking area. Passage also leads back to main hallway. Doors off to shower room, w.c. and

STUDY/WORKROOM - 2.92m (9'7") x 2.13m (7'0")
Internal window to side (into workshop). Wall mounted white sink with tiled splash back. Telephone point. Marley tiled floor.

SHOWER/WET ROOM - 2.42m (7'11") x 1.09m (3'7")
Crittal obscure glazed window to rear passage. Comprising, white ceramic tiled shower area with electric shower. Low level folding shower screen/partition. Wall mounted electric heater. Extractor. Homogeneous vinyl flooring.

W.C. - 1.49m (4'11") x 1.09m (3'7")
Crittal window to rear. White suite comprising w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Shelving. Tiled floor.


LANDING - 7.05m (23'2") Max x 1.92m (6'4") Max
Sash window to rear. Door and stair case to loft room. Electric storage radiator.

BEDROOM ONE - 4.92m (16'2") x 3.54m (11'7")
Dual aspect with windows to front and side, having pleasant views to the church and countryside views to the side and over the garden to the front. TV point. Wall to wall built-in wardrobes with sliding mirror doors. Radiator (in wardrobe). Door to:

EN-SUITE CLOAKROOM - 1.58m (5'2") x 1.2m (3'11")
Window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin.

BEDROOM TWO - 4.27m (14'0") x 3.93m (12'11")
Sash window to front with views to the church and garden. Built-wardrobes with three sliding doors. Door to:

EN-SUITE CLOAKROOM - 1.58m (5'2") x 1.2m (3'11")
Casement window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin.

BEDROOM THREE - 3.94m (12'11") Into Recess x 3.25m (10'8") Max
Window to front with views to the church and front garden. Under stairs recess.

BEDROOM FOUR - 2.95m (9'8") x 2.22m (7'3")
Window to front with views to the church and front garden.

BATHROOM - 3.04m (10'0") x 2.43m (8'0")
Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising panelled bath with tiled splash back. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Electric storage radiator. Wall mounted Dimplex electric heater. Airing cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder with slatted shelving above.

W.C. - 2.43m (8'0") x 0.92m (3'0")
Crittal window to rear. White suite comprising w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Shelving. Tiled floor.


LOFT ROOM - 16.2m (53'2") x 3.11m (10'2")
Width measurement taken at 0.63m height from floor. Two windows to rear. Further window to front with views. Restricted head height with sloping roof to both sides. Floor boards running the length and width of the loft. Light.


Following a stepping stone gravelled pathway from the front porch there is an open arch way to the rear passage.

REAR PASSAGE - 2.38m (7'10") x 3.37m (11'1")
Door leading from the kitchen. Passage leads to the following:

W.C. - 1.77m (5'10") x 0.95m (3'1")
Fitted with a white w.c.

Raised storage area.

LAUNDRY - 3.08m (10'1") x 3.06m (10'0")
This area was formerly the old wash house. Space for two chest freezers. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with cupboards beneath. Quarry tiled floor. Door to:

COAL HOUSE - 4.65m (15'3") x 2.48m (8'2")
Coal bunker. Perspex corrugated roof. Door to:

GARAGE - 10.57m (34'8") x 3.22m (10'7")
The back of the garage has a workshop area which is accessed from the rear passage. Up and over door to front. Power and light.

In front of the garage is a driveway providing parking for one vehicle. N.B. There is a pedestrian right of way beside the driveway for the neighbours to access their rear garden.

From the front stone boundary wall you will enter the delightful country gardens via a cast iron pedestrian gate. A stepping stone and gravelled pathway runs to the front of the house and porch, following around to the rear passage. Well tended raised and sloping lawns, mature flower beds, rockeries and plantings. Steps and hand rail with outside light pass the rear passage and up to the rest of the garden. Further lawns with attractive flower beds, mature apple tree, various other mature trees and shrubs and well established vegetable plot. Steps and hand rail leading up to:

CONSERVATORY/GARDEN ROOM - 5.71m (18'9") x 3.1m (10'2")
Stone built base with uPVC double glazed windows over. Polycarbonate roof. Power and light.

Further flower beds and areas of interest include a timber and stone shed with tin roof (formerly a workshop with the original workbench) and stone outhouse. A wrought iron gate leads to further grassed area with a post and rail fence boundary to:

Level paddock for grazing. Fenced on all sides and with an access at the far end via a grass track to the road. Timber stable. N.B. This grassy track is owned by a neighbouring property with a right of access to and from the paddock for the owners of the Lilacs.

All mains services are connected except gas. There is no gas in the village. Solid fuel heating via back boiler to open fire.

West Dorset District Council. Band F. Currently £2688.51 (2018/19).

N.B. When the property is sold, the paddock will be subject to an overage clause.
Thorncombe has a strong local community with many events, clubs and societies and a very good community run shop and post office. There is a Primary school in the Woodroffe pyramid and the village sits in the corner of Dorset approximately 11 miles from the seaside town of Lyme Regis. Closer towns for shopping, leisure and amenities are Chard (5 miles), Crewkerne (6 miles) and Axminster (8 miles).

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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