A beautifully presented barn conversion being one of a small group of properties situated in a lovely rural setting on the Dorset/Somerset border and yet within just 1.3 miles of the nearest village and shop. The upgraded accommodation comprises three bedrooms, master en-suite and family bathroom, a spacious lounge with wood burning stove, good sized kitchen/breakfast room, separate dining room, and utility/cloakroom. Attached to the house is a large garage/workshop. There is further parking for at least four vehicles just beyond the house, where there is also a small paddock. Immediately adjoining the house is a small fenced courtyard plus an additional seating space/ area for pots etc. Chard is the nearest town at around 3.5 miles to the north with Axminster 6.3 miles to the south. The thriving West Dorset village of Thorncombe is just 2.7 miles away, with Tatworth/South Chard at 1.3 miles, there is a convenience store and post office. The property benefits from timber double glazed windows and oil fired central heating.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
Wooden half (double) glazed front door. Space for hanging coats. Door to utility room. Tile effect vinyl flooring.
UTILITY ROOM/WC - 2.3m (7'7") x 1.55m (5'1")
Velux roof light. Fitted with a white w.c. and wash hand basin. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and under counter freezer. Vinyl plank flooring.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 4.79m (15'9") x 4.03m (13'3")
Window to front. The kitchen is attractively fitted with a range of wall and base units with solid oak work surfaces and inset white ceramic one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer. Integrated appliances include: dish washer, fridge and freezer, electric oven and halogen hob with extraction hood above. Wood laminate flooring. Radiator. Glazed double doors to
DINING ROOM - 3.93m (12'11") x 2.41m (7'11")
Two Velux roof lights. Door to garage/workshop. Wood laminate flooring. Radiator.
LOUNGE - 6.81m (22'4") x 4.89m (16'1")
Two windows to front and French doors to side leading to the courtyard. Fireplace with slate hearth fitted with a wood burning stove. TV point. Telephone point. Two radiators. Four wall lights. Wood laminated floor. Boiler cupboard housing a Grant floor standing combination oil boiler for hot water and central heating. Electric circuit box.
Window over the stairwell to rear. Large linen cupboard. Hatch to partially boarded insulated loft with light.
BEDROOM ONE - 5.05m (16'7") x 3.39m (11'1")
High window to side with beautiful views over the adjoining countryside. Velux window. Radiator. Door to
EN SUITE - 2.18m (7'2") x 1.95m (6'5")
Velux window. Fitted with a white suite comprising corner shower unit, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Shaver point. Part wall tiling. Extractor. Chrome ladder style towel rail. Vinyl plank flooring.
BEDROOM TWO - 5.03m (16'6") x 3.07m (10'1") Max
Long window to side overlooking the courtyard. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE - 3.04m (10'0") x 1.94m (6'4")
Velux window. Restricted ceiling height. Radiator.
BATHROOM - 2.49m (8'2") x 1.79m (5'10")
Velux window. Fitted with a white suite comprising free standing bath with shower over, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Shaver point. Ladder style radiator. Vinyl plank flooring.
The property is accessed via a private lane which leads to Hodgeditch Farm and the other cottages. There is a small area in front of the house, providing an area for seating and pots and giving access to the
GARAGE/WORKSHOP - 6.29m (20'8") Max x 5.75m (18'10") Max
L shaped. Two doors to front. Side pedestrian door to dining room. Power and light.
Just beyond the house is a parking area and a gate to the small paddock. There is sufficient parking for at least 4 vehicles. The paddock is mainly level and measures approx. 0.2 acre. It is surrounded by other fields.
Mains water and electricity are connected. Water is metered. Oil fired central heating. Shared sewage treatment plant.
Dorset Council (formerly WDDC). Not yet banded for residential council tax.
The property was formerly a holiday let and has recently become fully residential along with the other homes at Hodgeditch Farm. The Old Barn has undergone a programme of improvements within the past 12 months. Works carried out include: replacement glazing (all now double glazed units), new kitchen, new bathrooms, new lighting in the kitchen, bathrooms and dining room, new roof to the dining room, new radiators in the lounge, new flooring and redecoration throughout. The boiler was last serviced in January 2019.
The easiest route is from the west, coming into Perry Street/South Chard either from the A358/B3167 or the from the north on the B3167. From the B3167, turn into Station Road and continue over the level crossing. Take the next left, signposted Forde Abbey and Gardens. After a short distance, look for the left turn into Hodgeditch Farm. This is a private road to the farm house and cottages. On reaching the farmhouse, turn sharp right between the farm house and Chantry Cottage, then left and the Old Barn is on the left. Continue past the Old Barn and the parking area is straight ahead.
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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