A rare opportunity to purchase a charming single storey dwelling with garden and parking set in the thriving West Dorset village of Thorncombe. The Grade II Listed property has been enlarged and improved under the current ownership with accommodation comprising three bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, family bathroom, spacious kitchen/dining room and lounge with multi-fuel stove. The addition of a study/porch completes the internal accommodation. Outside, there is a very pretty south-east facing garden and parking for around 3 vehicles. There are garden sheds and potential for the erection of a garage, for which planning permission has been granted. The garden is a delight with separate areas for growing produce as well as formal lawns and borders. The property was originally a bowling alley for the adjoining pub (now a residential dwelling) and was listed as part of Golden House. The property is of some age (possibly 17th century) with thick walls and deep window sills. There are double glazed wooden windows throughout, many of which have recently been replaced with bespoke hardwood windows and the remainder have been refurbished. Heating is electric heating with the addition of the multi-fuel stove in the lounge.
Thorncombe village lies in the western corner of Dorset close to the Devon and Somerset borders and just 11 miles inland from the popular 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. The village also benefits from high speed broadband. 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 www.thorncombe.com.
The accommodation, all measurements approximate, comprises:
PORCH/STUDY - 2.46m (8'1") x 1.98m (6'6") To Wardrobe
Fully enclosed entrance porch with pitched slate roof. Wooden front door with two glazed panes. Two windows to the side and two to the front. A large built-in cupboard along one wall providing good storage. Space for desk/other furniture. Obscure glazed door and three steps down to
LOUNGE - 4.85m (15'11") x 3.53m (11'7")
Two windows to front. Multi-fuel stove set on a stone hearth with slate tiling behind. Carbon monoxide detector. TV point. Telephone point. Two wall lights. Glazed door to
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM - 5.96m (19'7") x 3.22m (10'7") Max
Window rear and French doors to the front leading to the garden. Further window to side. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with wood block work surfaces. Inset white ceramic one and a half bowl sink unit and drainer. Integrated Neff electric oven and Hotpoint electric hob with extractor hood above. Space for fridge/freezer.
Space and plumbing for dish washer and washing machine. Slate tiled floor.
Space for table and chairs. Half wall panelling to dining area. Night storage heater. Glazed door to
Long hallway with two windows to the rear. Two shallow steps down, half way along. Night storage heater. Smoke detector.
BEDROOM ONE - 3.58m (11'9") x 2.87m (9'5")
French doors to front leading to the garden. Built-in wardrobes. Wall mounted electric heater.
BEDROOM TWO - 3.19m (10'6") x 2.57m (8'5")
Window to front with a view across the garden and to the hill beyond. Wall mounted electric heater. Door to
Window to front. Fitted with a white suite comprising recessed shower cubicle fitted with Triton electric shower, w.c. and wall mounted wash hand basin. Wall mounted high level fan heater. Extractor. Under floor heating.
BEDROOM THREE - 2.56m (8'5") x 1.92m (6'4")
Window to front. Double doors to wardrobe/airing cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder and with shelves and hanging rails.
Fitted with a white suite comprising shower bath with Triton electric shower over and folding shower screen, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Ceramic tiled floor. Part wall tiling. Shelved store cupboard. Wall mounted high level fan heater. Extractor. Under floor heating. Hatch to insulated loft with pull down ladder.
The property benefits from parking for at least 3 vehicles at the front. Here, there is access to the largest of the garden sheds (measuring 12` x 8`). There is scope to replace this shed with a garage, and planning permission has been granted for this. The garden is screened from the parking area by panel fencing with a pedestrian gate leading into the garden.
The garden is a good size and enjoys a good deal of privacy and sunshine. There are formal areas with lawn and well stocked planting beds as well as a very productive vegetable garden and greenhouse. There are two further sheds, measuring 8` x 6` and 6` x 6`. The green house is 8` x 6`. There are two external sockets and an outside tap.
Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. There is no mains gas in the village. Water is metered.
Dorset Council. Band C. Currently £1,816.86 (2020/21).
The property benefits from double glazing throughout and electric heating. All the windows on the south east side have been replaced in the past few months with bespoke hard wood double glazed windows. The windows on the north west side have been refurbished (and are also double glazed). A Drymaster natural air ventilation system has been installed under the current ownership. The property is Grade II listed.
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.