Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum, Blandford Forum, DT11
£650,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
SUMMARY

This beautiful old gate lodge is steeped in and surrounded by history with vistas over the lake designed by Capability Brown around 1780 for the first Earl of Dorchester and then owner of Milton Abbey. There are three bedrooms, a modern fitted kitchen diner with under floor heating and a fine snug.

DESCRIPTION

This stunning property, approached via a grand wrought iron gate set within what was once the boundary wall for the home of Lord Milton, is a fantastic blend of history and modernity, with the original Lodge being composed of stone bricks beneath a tiled roof, connected to a rendered extension beneath a zinc roof by a large expanse of glass which houses the main hub of the property. Outside are two large plots of land separated by a gravel lane, the gardens are a well thought out mixture of formal gardens, flagged seating areas and woodland with amazing views over the surrounding countryside and a large lake. Here, you will find a range of useful outbuildings which include, a summer house with power & light, it's own bathroom and a patio overlooking a formal garden and the lake, further there is a large workshop, an orangery and a good sized garage, as well as ample parking for multiple vehicles. The mix of old and new continues within, where you will benefit from under floor heating throughout the modern section and radiators and wood burning stoves in the original building, including a stove in the luxurious bathroom.

The village of Milton Abbas, is probably the most photographed in England being mostly thatched cobb cottages as well as having a popular Inn. In addition to Milton Abbey there are further fee paying schools and state schools all within a short driving distance. The market town of Blandford Forum is around 7 miles distant and Dorchester around 10. Council Tax Band: D Tenure: Unknown

Entrance

The property is accessed via a solid wood door form the front.

Snug 11' 7" x 10' 7" ( 3.53m x 3.23m )

The room is part of the original Gatehouse and has windows to the front and both sides with secondary glazing, the floor is carpeted and there is a Feature Stone Fireplace housing a Wood Burning Stove and Built in Book Shelves.

Dining Room 10' 8" x 8' 4" ( 3.25m x 2.54m )

A wooden panel door from the Snug leads into the carpeted dining room which has wood panel windows to each side one of which overlooks the modern extension

Kitchen/Lounge 27' 1" x 12' 4" ( 8.26m x 3.76m )

To the front of the Kitchen Lounge there is a large double glazed picture window and the front door, to the rear there are full width double glazed bi-fold doors, the whole room has under floor heating and has attractive flag stones, the modern fitted kitchen has a range of wall and base units and a centre island with storage and breakfast bar area, there is an integral double oven and an induction hob situated on the island with built in extractor fan over, the island has a granite work top housing the sink with a mixer tap, further there is an integral fridge/freezer and dishwasher the room carries on into the lounge area with spotlighting throughout.

Utility 5' 3" x 5' 2" ( 1.60m x 1.57m )

The utility room is fitted with a range of base units and eye level shelving, there is a roll top work surface with a stainless steel sink and drainer with a mixer tap over and space and plumbing for a washing machine

Bedroom 1 12' 3" x 11' 2" ( 3.73m x 3.40m )

The room is carpeted with underfloor heating and there are two side aspect double glazed windows and double glazed french doors to the front of the property, underfloor heating and door to en suite.

En-Suite

Fully tiled with side aspect double glazed window, low level WC, hand wash basin with vanity unit below and light up mirror over, large corner walk in shower with glass sliding screen a heated towel rail and underfloor heating

Bedroom 2 12' 9" x 12' 3" ( 3.89m x 3.73m )

Carpeted with underfloor heating, rear aspect double glazed bi-fold doors to garden and 2 double glazed side aspect windows.

Bedroom 3 11' 10" x 7' 11" ( 3.61m x 2.41m )

The third bedroom is in the original gatehouse and is carpeted with a wooden panel side aspect window, electric radiator and a feature fireplace.

Garden Room 6' 10" x 6' 7" ( 2.08m x 2.01m )

Attached to the rear of the main property but with its own entrance the room is carpeted with a side aspect double glazed window and a double glazed french door to the rear and has an electric heater, this room lends itself to a variety of uses, including an occasional bedroom.

Bathroom 12' (maximum) x 6' 11" ( 3.66m (maximum) x 2.11m )

Part tiled with side aspect double glazed window and part of the original gatehouse, the family bathroom has a feature fireplace housing a wood burning stove, there is a low level WC, with dual flush, a hand wash basin with a mixer tap and vanity mirror and cupboard over, further there is a panel bath with mixer tap and shower over and glass shower screen and built i cupboards with wood panel doors.

Outside

The property is accessed via the original gates for Milton Abbey, (which date back to around 1750), there is parking for several vehicles in addition to the garage, to the rear of the property there is a patio area with steps leading up to the lawn which continues up into a wooded area and woodland walks beyond, the garden has a large variety of flowers and shrubs and views over the surrounding countryside, ideal for entertaining. To the front of the property, across the entrance track is a further formal garden where you will find the summer house with its own patio area with stunning views across a lake.

Summer House /Office 15' 6" x 9' 6" ( 4.72m x 2.90m )

Wooden structure with double glazed window and double glazed doors overlooking gardens and the lake beyond, there is a bathroom with a low level WC and hand wash basin over a vanity cupboard to the front of the room is a stone and resin patio and there are two external power points.

Garage 14' 8" x 8' 6" ( 4.47m x 2.59m )

Single garage with wooden door, tiled roof over rendered elevations, power and light with separate trip box and boarded loft space.

Workshop & Woodstore 6' 11" x 17' 9" ( 2.11m x 5.41m )

Brick & Flint elevations below a tiled roof, with a separate door for the woodstore.

Orangery/Glasshouse 10' 3" x 8' 4" ( 3.12m x 2.54m )

Cedar and glass construction with fully tiled floor

1. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS - Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.

2. These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract.

3. The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only and as such must be considered incorrect.

4. Potential buyers are advised to recheck the measurements before committing to any expense.

5. Connells has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and it is the buyers interests to check the working condition of any appliances.

6. Connells has not sought to verify the legal title of the property and the buyers must obtain verification from their solicitor.

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