Back Street, East Stour, Gillingham, SP8

£400,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
SUMMARY

THE OLD WHITE HORSE INN is an attractive detached five bedroom period character property. Believed to date back to the C17/18th, extended again in the early part of the C19th. Built of local natural stone under a slate roof

DESCRIPTION

THE OLD WHITE HORSE INN is an attractive detached five bedroom period character property. Believed to date back to the C17/18th, extended again in the early part of the C19th. Built of local natural stone under a slate roof.

The building has undergone many changes and uses over the years, having been a village inn, vicarage, local shop and store and in recent years a unique and interesting family home with many surviving period features and details including elm floor boards original C18th paneled doors, cosy open fireplaces, sash windows with shutters still in situ.

There is scope and potential to further improve the property by way of cosmetic decorations and sympathetic renovations and would suit a buyer looking for a period home with versatile and adaptable living accommodation who would relish this exciting opportunity.

Enjoying a prominent and convenient location in the heart of this popular north Dorset village of East Stour with generous enclosed cottage gardens, useful stone outbuildings. The property has the potential to be run as a B and B, and would convert easily into a dwelling with an annexe.

Entrance / Storm Porch

Original post and plank construction with pitched slate roof, original painted wooden front door.

Hallway

Flagstone paved floor, stairwell, original painted paneled door opens into:

Sitting Room 13' 7" x 10' 3" ( 4.14m x 3.12m )

charming character room, nicely proportioned, shallow ceiling height (6'5), wall light, exposed floor boards, chimney breast, natural stone fireplace with quarry stone hearth and open grate creates cosy focal point. Fireside alcoves, ample power points, TV aerial points, small paned casement window, with window seat, enjoying outlook onto pretty cottage garden

Dining Room 12' 3" x 10' ( 3.73m x 3.05m )

Original painted paneled door, nicely proportioned room, shallow ceiling height (6'2), evidence of concealed former inglenook fireplace with side cupboards. Wall hung electric convector heater, ample power points, small paned casement window enjoying pleasant outlook onto cottage garden, BT point, original wide painted plank door opens into:

Inner Lobby

Spacious reception hall with original painted staircase with high vaulted ceiling and galleried handrail. Useful understairs cupboard. Down step into:

Sitting Room 20' 2" x 15' 9" ( 6.15m x 4.80m )

Wonderful character room (formerly the public house lounge bar). Nicely proportioned room with good ceiling height, exposed floor boards, chimney breast with natural stone fireplace with open grate creates cosy focal point, fireside alcove, ample power points and TV aerial point. Wainscot paneling to return wall, large fixed paned window, original painted shutters in situ. Full height obscure glazed door into

Entrance Vestible

Flagstone floor, fully obscure glazed door with fixed glazed side panel onto street. Obscure glazed door opens into:

Snug Room

Nicely proportioned room with good ceiling height, exposed floor boards, bright and airy being dual aspect, sash window to side elevations, large picture window enjoying outlook onto front, original shutters in situ. Period pre-cast brick fireplace with open grate and hearth, original painted six panel door opens into:

Lobby

Old timber paneled door into outside former toilet block in need of immediate attention and repair.

Kitchen 17' 9" x 6' 6" ( 5.41m x 1.98m )

A well proportioned long but narrow room, arranged in a galley style. Well equipped and fitted with a range of modern functional and practical floor cabinets with matching drawers and trim. Contrasting roll edge onyx effect work tops and electric cooker point.. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Inset single bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with hot and cold taps, florescent strip light, fixed window enjoying outlook onto garden painted stable door to outside.

Landing

Vaulted ceiling, galleried handrail and skylight window. Painted panel door to:

Bedroom Five 15' 9" x 9' 9" ( 4.80m x 2.97m )

Down steps, character room, nicely proportioned with good ceiling height, exposed beams, cabinets with dresser top and inset wash hand basin, small paned casement window and latch door to second stairwell.

Second Landing

Nicely proportioned room with good ceiling height, original period fireplace with cast iron grate and fireback (could be re-instated to downstairs sitting room). Panel radiator, ample power points, large small paned sash windows enjoying outlook across neighbour gardens.

Bedroom Three 11' 9" x 10' 4" ( 3.58m x 3.15m )

Nicely proportioned room with good ceiling height, original period fireplace with cast iron grate and fireback (could be re-instated to downstairs sitting room). Panel radiator, ample power points, large small paned sash windows enjoying outlook across neighbour gardens.

Bedroom Two 11' 9" x 10' 4" ( 3.58m x 3.15m )

Nicely proportioned with good ceiling height, exposed floor boards and electric convector heater. Original painted shutters create partition/divide and large period sash window.

Bedroom One 15' 10" x 11' 4" ( 4.83m x 3.45m )

Character room well proportioned with good ceiling height, original painted shutters creating partition/divide. Exposed floor boards, large original sash window, Tiled fireplace with inset parkray.

Second Staircase

Wide stairs with wooden handrail.

Landing

Exposed floorboards, original rafters and concealed doorway.

Bedroom Four 13' 6" x 10' 4" ( 4.11m x 3.15m )

Character room, plank door with latch, exposed elm floorboards, pretty original cast iron fireplace with round surround and tiled cheeks and open grate. Dual aspect small paned casement window enjoys pleasant outlook onto pretty gardens. Galleried landing with connecting door.

Bathroom

Original enamel roll top bath, hot and cold pillar taps, painted cabinet, wash hand basin, low level WC (closed couple), towel rail and casement window.

Cellar

Outside

The gardens are an attractive and useful feature being of a generous but manageable size and arranged in two sections. Laid out in traditional cottage style and predominately laid to lawn. The gardens are planted with a variety of established flowering plants and shrubs providing colour and interest throughout the seasons with established clipped hedges, mature specimen trees and fragrant varieties of English roses.

There is a generous parking apron enclosed by chain link fencing. A pair of wooden gates provide easy vehicular access from Head Lane. There are a number of useful stone outbuildings in varying states of repair (and dis-repair) and an open log store forming a shelter for live stock and ponies. The garden is enclosed by old random stone walling, timber fencing and clipped hedging and enjoys a sheltered and sunny aspect.

Agents Notes

"It is our understanding that the Property is not registered at the Land Registry which is the case with a significant proportion of land across England and Wales. Your conveyancer will take the necessary steps and advise you accordingly."

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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