High Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset

£520,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Substantial detached Georgian village house with fishing rights and lovely gardens having river and meadow views. Well located fronting the High Street, The Old Post Office has a rear garden that leads down to the River Stour where the landing stage is the perfect spot to fish, take out a canoe or simply relax and enjoy the variety of wildlife which includes Kingfishers. Amounting to approximately 3400 square feet, this immensely charming home was formerly the village post office/stores and retains many period features.

The Old Post Office is set in the heart of this delightful village which offers a parish church, a Primary School and Pre-School, a pub, a village hall, a farm shop/café and many scenic walks along the river and the former railway line which is now a trailway. The picturesque Georgian market town of Blandford Forum is within 10 minutes' drive, and there is also easy access by road to the coastal resort of Poole, which has a mainline rail link to London Waterloo.

The ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance lobby, a reception hall with exposed floorboards, a cloakroom (formerly the telegraph office,) a charming sitting room with decorative fireplace and access to a cellar, and a large kitchen/breakfast room with an extensive range of Shaker style units and an integrated dishwasher and range cooker. The dining room has exposed floorboards and half panelled walls, and a short flight of stairs from the reception hall leads to a lower garden room with a high vaulted ceiling and 2 sets of French doors to the garden.

A staircase leads to a large first floor landing, off of which there is a sitting room/bedroom 2 featuring a marble fireplace with an inset wood burning stove. There are 2 further double bedrooms and a spacious family bath/shower room with a rolltop ball-and-claw bath.

A further staircase leads to the second floor and the master bedroom, which has an en suite shower room and outstanding views over the River Stour and open countryside. There is a further double bedroom.

A short distance from the property there is a detached double garage with a pitched roof. The Old Post Office fronts directly onto The High Street, and a side gate gives access to the rear garden. There is a split level, paved terrace adjacent to the house, and a brick built 2-storey barn offering great potential for renovation and conversion, subject to planning consent.

Beyond the barn there is a stable/workshop. The delightful cottage garden has a large lawn, well stocked flower and shrub borders and direct river frontage to the Stour.

Directions

From Blandford, proceed towards Poole on the A350, through Blandford St Mary and Charlton Marshall. Proceed into Spetisbury, passing The Woodpecker pub on the left. The Old Post Office can be found on the left hand side, before reaching the Red Motori garage.

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