Holdway House, Shaftesbury Road, Child Okeford, Blandford Forum, Dorset

£850,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Popular village

0.88 acres

Triple aspect 30ft drawing room

Kitchen

Garden room

5 Bedrooms

Double garage

Workshop

Holdway House is a pretty and spacious green sandstone village home with well-configured accommodation that flows particularly well.

A generous porch opens on to the large entrance hall which is currently also used as a dining hall. The cosy sitting room with large open fireplace and southerly facing windows make the most of the pretty views up to Hambledon Hill. The garden room is well placed to make the most of the evening sun and overlooks the well-maintained garden and also opens on to the terrace stretching the length of the property. A large kitchen/breakfast room with walk in larder is central to this family home and features an efficient Evershot cooker. In addition this room is especially light with windows all along the westerly façade.

Through from the kitchen is a large utility room which is also used as a boot room and has a back door on to the garden. A double bedroom and a good sized cloakroom, which has potential to be converted in to a bathroom, completes the accommodation on the ground floor.

A particular feature of this home is the triple aspect 30ft. drawing room with lofty ceilings and beautiful views over towards the nature reserve. This room is perfect for entertaining and makes the most of the sun throughout the day and the year.

Opposite the drawing room is a flat roof that, subject to the necessary planning consents, could be used to extend the accommodation at Holdway House at first floor level. On the first floor all of the bedrooms are of a good size. The master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, offers beautiful views over the rolling countryside and pretty garden. In addition, there are three further bedrooms one with an ensuite shower room and one family bathroom.

Holdway House is located in the picturesque and active village of Child Okeford, set within the beautiful Blackmore Vale and North Dorset countryside. The village has a well-regarded pub, The Saxon Inn, a good shop, post office and a doctor's surgery. In addition there is a village hall with a busy social calendar further cementing the community of this village. The nearby historic hilltop town of Shaftesbury offers a wider variety of shops and facilities along with a monthly farmer's market. Further afield there is the market town of Sherborne and the cathedral city of Salisbury, where a greater variety of entertainment and cultural opportunities can be found.

Holdway House is situated on the edge of the Hambledon Hill Nature reserve, an Iron Age hill fort which has spectacular views. This site of scientific interest provides numerous opportunities for walking, cycling and riding. From the peak of the hilltop there are some of the best views around. A number of walks are directly accessible from the property.

Nearby Gillingham has a mainline railway station with direct trains to London Waterloo(1hr58mins). Communications by road are excellent; with the A303 providing a link to the M3, M25 and London, or the West Country.

There are a wide range of highly regarded schools in the locality including; Sturminster Newton High School, Blandford School, Hanford School, Shaftesbury School, Shillingstone Primary School, Knighton House School, Clayesmore, Bryanston, Milton Abbey and Canford.

The property is approached through a wrought iron gate on to a large paved parking area in front of two single garages.

Holdway House is set in approximately 0.88 acres and combines both manicured and level lawns with established borders, a mature orchard and a productive vegetable garden. This garden is well designed to make it easily manageable and the mature Beech trees help to establish the privacy of this pretty village garden. The paved terrace stretches along the whole of the western elevation. An additional feature of Holdway House is the large workshop to the rear of the garden. This space offers the opportunity to create ancillary accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.

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