Tannery Court, Blandford Forum, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 5
An impressive, modern 5 bedroom detached house with a SUBSTANTIAL DETACHED ANNEXE/STUDIO on a superb site of about a third of an acre, in a private courtyard of only 10 properties, on the fringe of a popular Dorset village.

This attractive barn style home and its useful annexe (ideal for a dependent relative or home working) extend to over 3700 ft and stand in professionally landscaped gardens. Charlton Marshall is a popular Dorset village with a pub, a church and a new village hall, beside the River Stour and surrounded by open countryside and the North Dorset Trailway. It is about 2 miles from the Georgian town of Blandford Forum and about 8 miles from the market town of Wimborne Minster. There is good access by road to the coastal resorts of Poole and Bournemouth, both of which have mainline rail links to London Waterloo, and primary Schools are available in the neighbouring villages of Blandford St Mary and Spetisbury.

The property benefits from gas central heating and timber double glazed windows.

A wide covered entrance way with tiled canopy and feature brick floor leads to a large, L-shaped entrance hall with a cloakroom. The large, triple aspect sitting room has 2 pairs of casement doors to the garden, exposed ceiling beams and timbers, and a feature full height brick open fireplace with a gas stove. From the hall, a pair of casement doors with full height glass screens lead to an impressive dining room overlooking the garden.

The spacious kitchen/breakfast room has an exposed brick wall feature and double doors to an entertaining terrace. It offers limed oak units, ceramic work surfaces, Bosch double oven, ceramic hob, extractor, integrated microwave, dishwasher and fridge, quality flooring, and space for table and chairs. There is a separate utility room with a water softener, space for white goods, and a door to the garage.

The long, L-shaped first floor landing has a wealth of exposed beams and timbers. The master bedroom has a high gabled ceiling with rooflights, fitted wardrobes, and an en suite bathroom with a jacuzzi bath.

Bedroom 2 is a spacious dual aspect room which could be used as a sitting room or study, with feature exposed A-frame timbers and full height glass screens giving an attractive view over the gardens. Bedroom 3 has built-in cupboards and an en suite bath/shower room, and there are 2 further spacious bedrooms with built-in cupboards, along with a family bath/shower room with a rooflight.

From Tannery Court, a tarmac lane leads to electric wrought iron double gates which give access to a large gravelled courtyard. There is a large integral garage with adjacent carport, and parking for vehicles/boats/caravans.

The front garden has a raised lawn retained by stone walling and is enclosed by conifer and mixed hedges, with a wide range of shrubs and birch trees. Adjacent to the house, there is a large brick pathway and seating area.

The rear garden, which is completely walled in, offers complete privacy and has 3 lawns, paved pathways and 2 further terraces. It is well planted with established shrubs creating a colourful display.

The large detached annexe extends to about 750ft and has its own gas central heating system and boiler. There is a large open plan living area ideal for offices, with a kitchen and a shower room. On the first floor there is a small bedroom with excellent storage space. Behind the annexe there is a garden shed.


From the Tesco roundabout at Blandford, proceed towards Poole on the A350, passing through the village of Blandford St Mary. On entering Charlton Marshall, turn left into Tannery Court, and Tannery House is the third house on the left, towards the end of the cul-de-sac.

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Christopher Batten

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