Sherborne, Dorset

£725,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A Beautifully Presented House With Gardens, Land And Outbuildings On The Edge Of Sherborne In About 3 Acres

LOCATION

The Abbey town of Sherborne is only 10 miles south of the A303 trunk road which links to the M3 and London within about 2 hours drive. Mainline trains: Sherborne to London Waterloo 130mins. International Airport: Bournemouth, Exeter, Bristol all within 11/4 hours

SITUATION

Situated less than a mile from Sherborne town centre, in its own grounds, Castle Villa offers a convenient yet accessible family home with business potential (stpp). Dominated by its ancient Abbey and school Sherborne is one of the most attractive towns in Dorset. Numerous musical and cultural events throughout the year, coupled with a superb range of independent shops and boutiques, make the town a vibrant yet traditional place to live.

LOCAL, SPORTING & RECREATIONAL

Plentiful walking, cycling and riding opportunities in the surrounding beautiful rolling countryside. Racing is at Wincanton. Numerous golf courses within motoring distance. Sailing, sea fishing and water sports on the World Heritage Designated Jurassic Coast (location of the 2012 Olympics). For further tourism and leisure information see www.visit-dorset.com

EDUCATION

Of note are the excellent selection of schools in the area including Sherborne Boys, Girls and Prep, St Anthony's Leweston, St Marys Shaftesbury, Bryanston, Millfield and Milton Abbey. Independent schools details www.isc.co.uk. The Gryphon secondary school in Sherborne is highly regarded. State schools information www.dorsetforyou.com

CASTLE VILLA

Constructed on the site of an established garden nursery some 30 years ago by the current owner, himself a builder of note, Castle Villa is an attractive home built from mellow local stone under a tiled and slate roof, sitting in mature gardens of over half an acre. The house offers beautifully presented, flexible accommodation with interesting architectural features such as a full height stone fireplace and galleried landing in the drawing room. The kitchen is extensively fitted out with granite work surfaces and quality appliances and attention to detail is apparent throughout. There is lapsed planning permission to extend the house with an extra bedroom suite and to construct a swimming pool. The house's location, land and outbuildings also lends itself to business use (stpp).

ACCOMMODATION

The house comprises approx. 255m2 (2743ft2) consisting of:- Reception Hall Living Room Drawing Room Good sized family Kitchen/Breakfast Room Study Master Bedroom Suite with adjoining Dressing Room, Galleried Landing and WC 3 Further Downstairs Bedrooms, 2 with adjoining Bathrooms Downstairs Family Shower Room Detached Double Garage (77m2, 826ft2) incorporating WC.

GARDENS

Gravelled drive widening to turning and parking area at side of the house To the front of the house is a paved terrace adjoining lawned front garden with shrubs and trees Behind the house is a walled courtyard with fish pond Gardens extending to 0.67 acres

PADDOCK WITH STABLE (LOT 2)

Beyond the front garden is a paddock (0.6 acre) with separate road access Substantial breeze block Barn (13.7m x 6m), currently subdivided into stabling

WORKSHED WITH PADDOCK (LOT 3)

A useful work shed/building (35m x 9.1m) with parking, turning circles and a further paddock of 1.86 acres Ruins of an old brick built boiler room Separate independent road access

AGENTS NOTES

Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 Fox Grant and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Fox Grant have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

PLANS

These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof. Please note Lot division may be changed.

SOLICITORS

Messrs. Rutters, 2 Bimport, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AY. Attention of Ms Katherine Morrison

LOCAL AUTHORITY

West Dorset District Council, 58 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset Tel: 01305 251010 Dorset County Council, County Hall, Dorchester, Dorset Tel: 01305 251000

COUNCIL TAX

Band G (£3,071.75)

SERVICES

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Broadband and telephone. Oil fired central heating.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS

Unless mentioned specifically all fixture, fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale

DIRECTIONS

Approaching Sherborne from the east on A30, drive through Oborne. On entering Sherborne take first left signed Castles / Longburton and turn right after short distance between stone pillars into Castle Villa's drive.

POSTCODE

DT9 3RU

VIEWINGS

All viewings strictly by appointment through the agents on 01935 815391. Please contact James Law or Cantie Speid-Soote for further details or email sherborne@foxgrant.com

Arrange viewing 01722 782727

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