Stalbridge Weston, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2LA | Property for sale | Savills
225.48 sq m
Guide price £850,000($1,634,364)

Stalbridge WestonSturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2LA

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2024
  • Just 6 miles from Sherborne and mainline station
  • Country walks and bridleways on the doorstep
  • Grade II listed cottage with lovely period features
  • Pretty south westerly facing gardens
  • Beautiful open countryside views

Most charming listed Grade II stone house with mature level garden backing onto open country in this desirable and peaceful hamlet.

About this property

  • Manor Cottage is believed to date to the mid eighteenth century and built of rubble stone elevations under a pitched tiled roof. The house was extended some twenty years ago and now provides well laid out, characterful accommodation with exposed ceiling timbers and two charming inglenook fireplaces. The front door opens into the hall with the principal reception rooms either side, the kitchen/breakfast room is at the back of the house and overlooking the pretty, south westerly facing gardens through a particularly nice bay window, also providing seating. Off the kitchen is a utility room and cloakroom. Stairs from the sitting room lead to a first floor landing. The main bedroom is a super dual aspect room with views front and back, an en suite shower room and a dressing room. There are two further double bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms.

    The property is approached from the lane and provides two off-road parking spaces in front of a double garage with power and light. A path to the side of the house gives access to the rear garden. A large terrace immediately outside the kitchen faces south west. Beyond the terrace is a double box edged parterre and attractive stone wall. The garden is principally laid to lawn with mature borders and some attractive mature trees. The garden has a greenhouse and large shed, a summerhouse and two old privies.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I particularly like the view over the charming garden from the large bay window in the kitchen

Ashley RawlingsProperty agent

Local information

  • Manor Cottage is located less than 1 mile from the popular town of Stalbridge which has an excellent variety of amenities including the popular independent Dike's supermarket, pub, church, petrol station, community library, primary school, post office and butchers.
  • Other villages of note in the area include Stourton Caundle (1 mile) with the Trooper Inn pub and Templecombe with a mainline railway station to London Waterloo.
  • Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Wincanton, Castle Cary and Bruton all provide a further good variety of shopping, educational, recreational and cultural facilities.
  • There are good transport links in the area which as well as the train include the A303 which can be joined at Wincanton.
  • Independent schools include Canford, Bryanston, Milton Abbey. Clayesmore, Sherborne School for Girls, Sherborne School for Boys, Sherborne Preparatory School, Hazlegrove and Port Regis, as well as good state schools at Sherborne and Gillingham.
  • Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Sherborne, horse racing at Wincanton, Exeter and Bath and water sports can be enjoyed either on Sutton Bingham Reservoir to the south near Yeovil or on the Dorset coastline at Weymouth Bay and Poole Harbour.

Additional information

  • Council Tax Band F
  • Main water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Oil fired Aga.
  • Grade II listed.
  • Directions: From Sturminster Newton in the east, proceed to Stalbridge and after passing Dikes Supermarket on the left hand side, turn left and travel up Barrow Hill. After about 2 miles turn left signposted to Stalbridge Weston. Take the right turn at the triangle to the hamlet and follow the road around the left hand bend where Manor Cottage will be found on the right.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F