Price £595,000 Sold

This elegant detached period house is situated in the centre of this thriving West Dorset village, close to the Devon and Somerset borders. The stylish accommodation comprises (on the ground floor) hallway, large lounge with fireplace, attractive French style kitchen with Rayburn, utility room and WC, dining room with doors to an unusual glass room and a third reception room. On the first floor are four bedrooms, two of which are large doubles, (one with en-suite shower room) and a large family bathroom. The property is set back from the village road and part screened with a mature hedge. There is an area of lawned garden with parking to the side for at least two vehicles. Further parking could easily be accommodated if desired. A five bar gate gives access to the rear of the property where there is a good sized walled garden. The garden is separated into two main sections with a unique outside "kitchen" which provides a fabulous covered cooking/barbeque area with built-in work surfaces, store cupboards and seating area. Adjoining this is an area of lawn. Beyond this is the rear part of the garden, where there is a very useful gym/hobby room, further lawn, a shed, vegetable garden and at the far end is a garden studio/office which is insulated with power and internet connection. The property retains many beautiful period features including sash windows and panelled doors. There is oil fired central heating throughout.
Thorncombe village lies in the western corner of Dorset close to the Devon and Somerset borders and just 11 miles inland from the popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis on the Jurassic coast. The nearest towns are Chard (5 miles) and Crewkerne (6 miles) and the seaside town of Lyme Regis is just 10 miles to the south. The area has been designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the village itself has a very strong community with many local clubs on offer and an excellent community run shop/PO/cafe. There are numerous footpaths available from the doorstep and the famous Forde Abbey and gardens is just a mile down the road. To find out more, please visit


Half glazed wood front door.

Stairs rising to first floor. Period tiled floor. Doors to Reception Three and

LOUNGE - 5.18m (17'0") x 4.3m (14'1")
Two sash windows to front, with fitted folding wooden shutters. Brick arch to fireplace fitted with a multi fuel stove. TV point. Under stairs cupboard. Oak flooring. Two radiators. Internal window to kitchen. Door and one small step down to

KITCHEN - 5.56m (18'3") x 2.36m (7'9")
Dual aspect. High window (above Rayburn) to side. Velux roof light. Window to rear. The kitchen is fitted with a range of base units with solid wood work surfaces. Fitted stone double sink. Concealed dish washer. Oil fired Rayburn with double oven, also acts as boiler for the hot water and central heating. Space for large fridge/freezer. Ceramic tiled floor. Beautiful stained glass door to

UTILITY ROOM - 2.95m (9'8") x 2.32m (7'7")
Half glazed door to garden. Window to rear. Fitted with a whit ceramic sink set into base unit with cupboard below. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Large cupboards with sliding doors. Airing cupboard housing pressurised hot water cylinder. Radiator. Door to

W.C. - 1.5m (4'11") x 0.93m (3'1")
Window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and wall mounted wash hand basin. Radiator. Ceramic tiled floor.

DINING ROOM - 4.29m (14'1") Max x 2.89m (9'6")
One step down and open door way leading from Kitchen. Radiator. Oak flooring. French doors with curved lead canopy over to

GLASS ROOM - 4.61m (15'1") x 3.01m (9'11")
Retractable sliding doors to two sides. View to garden. Power socket. Wood floor.

RECEPTION THREE - 4.31m (14'2") x 3.39m (11'1")
Sash window to front with fitted shutters. Fireplace with slate hearth, fitted with a multi fuel stove. Picture rail. Telephone point. Radiator. Exposed floor boards.


Window to rear. Radiator.

BEDROOM ONE - 4.03m (13'3") x 3.38m (11'1")
Sash window to front with fitted shutters. Pretty period fireplace. Picture rail. Built-in wardrobe/Computer cupboard with window to front. Radiator. Door to

EN SUITE - 2.88m (9'5") x 1.85m (6'1")
Window to rear. Beautifully fitted in a contemporary style, with a white suite comprising large walk in shower cubicle. w.c. with recessed cistern and wash hand basin set into base unit with drawers below. Shaver point. Panel heater with towel rail. Vinyl flooring.

BEDROOM TWO - 4.78m (15'8") x 3.88m (12'9")
Dual aspect. Windows to rear and side with views and fitted shutters. Velux roof light. Radiator. Vaulted ceiling. Oak floor. (Plumbing has been installed for an en-suite if required).

BEDROOM THREE - 3.28m (10'9") x 3.26m (10'8")
Sash window to front with fitted shutters. Radiator. Vaulted ceiling. Oak floor.

BEDROOM FOUR - 4.3m (14'1") x 2.22m (7'3")
Dual aspect. Windows to front and side with fitted shutters. Picture rail. Radiator. Vinyl flooring.

BATHROOM - 2.82m (9'3") x 2.25m (7'5")
Window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising modern roll top bath, w.c. and wash hand basin set into base unit with drawers below. Ladder style radiator. Shaver point. Hatch to loft space with light. Vinyl flooring.

The front of the property is screened by a mature Box hedge with a cobbled garden path in the centre leading to the front door. To either side of the path are lawns and some shrub planting beside the house. To the side of the property is a gravelled parking area leading to a five bar gate which provides access to the back garden.

The large back garden is enclosed with stone walls to all sides and is south facing. There are two areas of lawn, the first with a raised planting bed alongside and leading to a raised paved seating area and covered outdoor `kitchen`. Here there is a built in barbecue with storage beneath, food preparation area and a small sink serviced by an outside tap. There are lovely views of the surrounding countryside from the garden. A further wall and gate leads to the garden beyond where there is a brick paved area, the oil tank, a garden shed and the...

GYM/HOBBY ROOM - 3.75m (12'4") x 2.64m (8'8")
Window to front and side. French doors to garden. Power and light.

Another lawn leads to a fenced vegetable garden and a greenhouse. At the far end of the garden is the...

GARDEN STUDIO - 3.64m (11'11") x 2.42m (7'11")
A timber garden office/studio, lined and insulated with power and light. Velux roof light. Two double glazed windows and half glazed door. There is a separate telephone line connected to the studio enabling a quiet working space away from the home.

All mains services are connected except gas. Water is not metered. Oil fired central heating.

Dorset Council (formerly West Dorset District Council). Band D. Currently £1966.61 (2019/20).


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