A beautifully situated detached house set in a large plot of around three quarters of an acre on the outskirts of the thriving West Dorset village of Thorncombe. The property is located approximately 500 metres from the village centre where there is a community run shop and cafe, a primary school and village hall. More information on the village is listed below. The house is a former `long house` with later extension and outbuildings and is set in a delightfully secluded spot adjoining fields. The accommodation comprises: (first floor) three large double bedrooms, boiler room/study, bathroom, WC and large loft room providing an excellent space for hobbies or potential fifth bedroom; (and at ground level) sitting room with fireplace, larger living room with Inglenook fireplace and window seats, dining room with Aga and window seat, kitchen with doors to front and back, the front leading into an entrance conservatory which also links to the adjoining annexe, which comprises a bed-sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. The property is dated internally but well maintained otherwise and is Grade II Listed. There is oil fired central heating throughout. Outside, the property is approached over a driveway providing parking and turning space and leading to a tandem style garage. There is also a very useful workshop with power and light. The garden lies mainly to the back of the house with a good sized area of lawn with shrub and tree borders and a wooded area. The garden is well stocked with trees and shrubs and is very private.
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) for shopping, doctors etc and Crewkerne has a mainline train station with regular services to London Waterloo. 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 www.thorncombe.com.
Brick built open fronted porch with outside light and pitched roof. Adorned with Wisteria. Two bench seats within.
Under stairs cupboard. Flagstone floor. Door to
Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and wall mounted wash hand basin. Radiator. Window extractor. Tiled floor.
SITTING ROOM/SNUG: - 4.26m (14'0") x 4.16m (13'8")
Window to front and two windows to rear. Brick fireplace with brick hearth for open fire. Two radiators.
LOUNGE: - 5.97m (19'7") x 4.2m (13'9")
Two windows to front both with window seats and further window to rear. Brick and stone Inglenook fireplace fitted with a multi-fuel stove. TV point. Two radiators. Doors to stairs and hall. Further door to
DINING ROOM: - 4.34m (14'3") x 2.94m (9'8")
Windows to front and rear, both with window seats. Oil fired two oven AGA which also heats the hot water.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: - 5.02m (16'6") x 3.37m (11'1")
Window to front. Half glazed door to rear lobby. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with laminate work surfaces and inset stainless steel double sink unit and double drainer. The following white goods are included in the sale: Bosch dish washer, Bosch washing machine, Bosch under counter freezer. Tiled floor. Larder cupboard with window to rear and automatic light.
REAR LOBBY: - 1.88m (6'2") x 1.19m (3'11")
Window to rear. Glazed roof. Half glazed door to garden. Telephone point.
ENTRANCE CONSERVATORY: - 4.26m (14'0") x 1.79m (5'10")
Windows to front and side. Polycarbonate roof. Door from driveway. Fuse box. Tiled floor. Door to
ANNEXE KITCHEN: - 2.61m (8'7") x 2.29m (7'6")
Window to front. Fitted with a range of wall and base units with laminate work surfaces and inset stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Space and connection for electric cooker. Cloaks cupboard. Tiled floor. Door to
BED/SITTING ROOM : - 4.63m (15'2") x 3.1m (10'2")
Window to front with window seat and window to rear. TV point. Telephone point. Radiator. Door to
BATHROOM: - 2.31m (7'7") x 1.83m (6'0")
Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising cast iron bath, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Shaver point and light. Airing cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder with immersion switch. Additional shallow cupboard. Radiator. Wall mounted electric heater.
Long landing with two windows to front.
Obscure glazed window to rear. Fitted with a white suite comprising w.c. and wall mounted wash hand basin. Radiator. Window extractor.
BEDROOM ONE: - 4.48m (14'8") x 4.27m (14'0")
Windows to front, rear and side. Built-in wardrobes. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Two radiators. Hatch to insulated loft.
BATHROOM: - 3.37m (11'1") x 2.22m (7'3")
Window to rear (the lower half obscured). Fitted with a white suite comprising cast iron bath, bidet and pedestal wash hand basin. Shower cubicle fitted with Mira electric shower. Linen cupboard. Radiator and heated towel rail.
BOILER/LAUNDRY ROOM: - 3.42m (11'3") x 2.13m (7'0")
Velux roof light. Firebird oil fired boiler for central heating. Wall mounted control panel. Hatch to insulated loft. Borrowed light window to landing.
BEDROOM TWO: - 3.98m (13'1") x 3.48m (11'5")
Window to rear with views over the garden. Built-in wardrobe and airing cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder. Radiator. Borrowed light window to landing.
BEDROOM THREE: - 5.06m (16'7") x 3.63m (11'11")
Two steps up from landing. Window to rear with views over the garden. Built-in wardrobes. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Radiator. Two steps up and door to
BEDROOM FOUR/HOBBY ROOM: - 5.68m (18'8") x 4.71m (15'5")
Windows to rear and side. Two radiators.
A track (owned by the council) leads from the village road over a small stream to the property entrance. There is a tarmac driveway providing parking and turning space and access to the garage. There is a deep hedge boundary to the adjacent field. Within the hedge is an area of lawned garden and shrub planting. This area could be changed to provide further parking if required. N.B. A footpath and bridleway traverses the drive.
GARAGE: - 7.83m (25'8") x 3.84m (12'7")
Two doors to front. Power and light. Windows to side and rear.
WORKSHOP: - 4.89m (16'1") x 4.32m (14'2")
Attached to the end of the house. Doors to front and rear (although the front door has not been used for many years). Windows to front and rear. Roof light. Light and power. Two work benches, one with circular saw. Freezer.
The garden comprises of three main areas: a secluded patio and kitchen garden running along the back of the house, which is separated from the main lawn by a line of shrubs and small trees; shallow steps lead up to the large lawned area which is bordered by mature trees and at the far end is a timber summer house; a path from the lawn leads to an enclosure which would be ideal as a chicken run and the path continues into and through a wooded area, eventually coming out near the front entrance. There are a good number of flowering shrubs and climbers throughout the garden including Rhodedendrons, Hydrangeas, Camelias, St John`s Wort, Clematis and many more. The whole plot measures approximately three quarters of an acre.
Mains water and electricity are connected. Water is metered. Septic tank drainage. The water supply was formerly provided through natural sources and this supply remains, accessible via a water tap at the font, which is useful for garden watering. Oil fired central heating and hot water heating. There is a bunded oil tank with a sensor in the kitchen.
Dorset Council. Band G. Currently £3,277.68 (2019/20).
The property is Grade II Listed. The listing text as follows: Farmhouse with attached building under one roof. C16 and C17, much altered. Rubble walls, rendered. Slate roof with gable-ends. Three C20 brick stacks. Plan: Longhouse-type with remains of cross-passage toward south end and farmbuildings (latterly barn) at north end. Two storeys. Six-window range with entirely C20 casements. Plank door. Brick porch with gauged elliptical arch, c.1800. Pitched slate-roof to porch. Interior: open fireplace with wooden lintel over, with stack backing onto former cross-passage. Deep-chamfered ceiling beams, with (in left room) half-pyramid stop. C17. Roof: entirely new structure. Source: R.C.H.M. Dorset I, p. 248(18).
Listing NGR: ST3796203339
The property has been under the current ownership for over 40 years. The house was re-roofed about 40 years ago when other improvements were also made. The listing was made following these works.
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.