Savills | Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9NT | Property for sale
1,331 sq ft(123.65 sq m)
Guide price £725,000

MotcombeShaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9NT


    Key features

    • Designed by and built for the owner in 2005.
    • Recently refurbished to a high standard.
    • Flexible accommodation with ground floor bedroom.
    • Lovely edge-of-village house.
    • Motcombe is a sought after village with amenities.

    A stylish modern home on the edge of Motcombe.

    About this property

    • Stirling House was built to a particularly high standard by the current owner in 2005 and has been extensively refurbished recently. Constructed of dressed Shaftesbury greenstone, with a slate tiled roof and Bath stone mullion windows with bronze casements, every detail has been carefully considered. Throughout the house are solid oak floors. Vaulted ceilings upstairs give a feeling of space and light.

      Portland stone steps lead up to the double front door and into the entrance hall, from which leads the large kitchen/dining room. This spacious room is triple aspect, with double oak doors out onto the terrace. The cosy sitting room has an elegant Bath stone fireplace. Completing the ground floor is a study/bedroom four and a shower room/lavatory. Upstairs, from the vaulted galleried landing, is the principal bedroom, with dressing area and en suite shower room, two further double bedrooms, one with a mezzanine level, and a family bathroom with a roll-top slipper bath.

      The house is approached, via double gates in beech hedging, onto a gravel driveway with parking. The garden wraps around the house, with areas of lawn and box hedging interspersed with decking and gravel terraces, all offering different seating areas to maximize the benefit of the sun and shade at differing times of the day. There is an attractive home office/summer house, with adjacent shed storage, in the front garden, alongside a large gravelled terrace. A little thatched children's playhouse (Shroom Cottage) sits alongside the recently constructed raised vegetable beds. The garden benefits from an abundance of roses and mature trees, including lime and silver birch.

      Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I think the quality of refurbishment is fantastic and makes the house feel extremely welcoming.

    James McKillopProperty agent

    Local information

    • Motcombe is a sought-after village, nestled in a pretty position beneath the hills of the Blackmore Vale, between Shaftesbury and Gillingham. It has an active community with a recreation ground, church, pub, primary school, community shop with café and post office and a village hall, which hosts various activities, including cinema nights. Clubs in the village include fitness clubs and a gardeners club.
    • Shaftesbury is approximately two miles from the village and Gillingham just over three miles. Both towns provide an extensive range of amenities, including supermarkets, independent shops, doctors, dental surgeries and vets. Gillingham has a frequent train service to Waterloo (journey time approximately two hours).
    • The beautiful Cathedral city of Salisbury (23 miles) offers a wide selection of shops, restaurants, arts and recreational facilities. Trains from Salisbury to London Waterloo have a journey time of approximately 90 minutes.
    • Racing is available at Salisbury Racecourse and Wincanton and golf at Rushmore and Bullpits in Gillingham.
    • The A303 provides access to the south west and London, via the M3.
    • There is a wide selection of both state and private schools in the area, including Port Regis Prep School in Motcombe itself, Hazlegrove, Hanford, Kings Bruton, Sherborne and Gillingham School for state secondary education.
    • All distances and travel times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Tenure - Freehold.
    • Local Authority - Dorset Council www.dorsetcouncil.gov.org
    • Outgoings - The property is subject to Council Tax Band E.
    • Fixtures and Fittings - Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
    • Services Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas. Gas fired central heating.
    • Viewings Strictly by appointment with Savills.
    • Directions: From the Ivy Cross roundabout in Shaftesbury, take the A3081/Bleke Street towards Gillingham. After 0.5 miles, having driven under the overpass, turn right onto Motcombe Road. Follow the road for 1.6 miles into the village to the Y-junction. Turn left into Church Road and the property will be found on the right, after about 100 yards, just before the church. All distances and travel times are approximate.
    • EPC Rating = D
    • Tenure = Freehold