Farnham, Blandford Forum, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 2
A delightful Grade II Listed 2 bedroom detached period cottage dating back to the early 19th century, almost directly opposite the Museum Inn in the heart of this popular North Dorset village. For sale with NO FORWARD CHAIN, the property is IN NEED OF COMPLETE MODERNISATION AND REFURBISHMENT, and offers GREAT POTENTIAL (subject to planning consent) FOR EXTENSION.

The property was formerly the headmaster's house for the adjacent village school and was originally a 1 bedroom semi-detached cottage with an adjacent coach house. It is constructed of cob and cavity blockwork with rendered elevations, a slate roof, a brick chimney and original cast iron windows (with Gothic arches). There is mains electricity and water, and septic tank drainage. Farnham is a picturesque village with a main street lined with period thatched cottages and well presented grass verges. The nearby villages of Chettle and Sixpenny Handley have post office/stores and the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum and the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury are within 20 minutes' drive.

There is a hall with under stairs storage space and a spacious cloakroom. The sitting room has a stone open fireplace and an exposed ceiling timber. The dining room has exposed ceiling timbers, a passenger lift (to the master bedroom) and a door to a conservatory with rendered elevations, a sloping glass roof and timber double glazed windows. An archway from the dining room leads to the kitchen which has a stainless steel sink, worktop, drawers and wall cupboards. Stairs lead from the hall to the first floor landing. There are 2 bedrooms, a large en suite wet room and a large bath/shower room.

Wrought iron double gates lead to a concrete driveway with space for 2 or 3 vehicles. In front of the house there is a grass verge and a ditch. Against the front of the house there are shrubs and stone beds. To the rear there is a large paved terrace with a retained shrub bed, fruit trees, and many established shrubs. There is a further large concrete terrace with a timber outbuilding and a pond. A narrow pathway leads to the top of the garden which opens out into a large area enclosed by post-and-wire and timber fencing, with established shrubs and a polytunnel. The gardens are in need of landscaping.


Old School Cottage is almost opposite The Museum Inn in the village of Farnham.

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