- 3/4 Bedrooms
- Sitting Room
- Kitchen/Dining Room
- Utility/4th bedroom
A thoughtfully designed 3/4 bedroom detached home located at the heart of a popular village with enchanting gardens of approximately 0.6 of an acre, garage and parking.
EPC Band E.
The Willows is a splendid individual detached home, which enjoys an enviable position in the heart of one of Dorset's most desirable and friendly villages. A considerable amount of thought and effort has gone into the refurbishment of The Willows with the majority of the flexible accommodation being designed to take in the glorious gardens and private countryside location. Built in 1972 The Willows was sympathetically designed to mirror the surrounding village properties. In recent years the extensive programme of restoration has included upgrades to the Calor gas central heating system, attention to the electrics and windows, plus alterations to improve the flow of the accommodation including the focal vaulted kitchen/breakfast room extension with mezzanine study area. Internally the rooms are well proportioned with an abundance of natural light throughout the day, owing to the southerly orientation of the property.
The reconfigured floor plan is centered around a welcoming entrance hallway with doors providing ease of access to the integral garage/workshop, principal living accommodation, ground floor bedrooms and utility. The heart of the home is undoubtedly the bright and spacious sitting room, with eyes immediately drawn to the glorious outlook over the south facing gardens separated by a natural shallow stream and beautiful valley views beyond. The sitting room, with it's feature stone fireplace, multi-fuel burner and tiled hearth is the centre of the home and provides access to both the bedroom accommodation and into the splendid double celling height kitchen. This delightfully light room with dining area and thoughtfully designed kitchen has tasteful Shaker style units with Hotpoint double oven and grill, five ring gas hob with extractor over, plumbing for white goods, an extensive blend of hardwood and granite style worktops and a complementary range of base and wall units. Double doors lead out from the kitchen into the final living area, the conservatory, a super place in which to relax, dine and entertain with the serenity of the gardens and countryside surrounding you.
The bedroom accommodation benefits from an excellent degree of separation with both ground floor and first floor bedrooms. An inner ground floor hall provides access to two double bedrooms with a luxury family bathroom suite comprising a panelled bath with shower over, stylish modern surround, pedestal sink unit, electric wall heater and low level WC. The final ground floor room is currently being utilised as a utility come studio space, however this could easily be converted to an additional fourth bedroom if so required. The principal master suite is located on the first floor being dual aspect ensuring the sense of air and tranquility with Juliette balcony, a dressing area with fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room, This has a high specification finish including a walk-in shower with tiled surround, vanity sink unit and WC. The first floor landing has additional eaves storage and access to the mezzanine study area overlooking the kitchen and conservatory below.
The glorious gardens and beautiful low-lying stream are a key salient feature of the property. Having discussed with our vendors, we understand The Willows has never flooded and is not in a flood risk area.
Mains electric, drainage and Calor bulk tank gas central heating system.
Sandford Orcas is considered by many to be one of the prettiest villages close to the historic Abbey town of Sherborne, which lies within short motoring distance to the south. The village is predominately made up of attractive period properties and has a church and a cosy public house to its centre. In the nearby village of Trent there is a popular primary school while the area is well known for its public schools, which include the Sherborne Schools, the Bruton Schools, Millfield and St Anthony's, Leweston.
The regional centre of Yeovil also lies within comfortable motoring distance providing an excellent range of cultural, recreational and shopping facilities. Sporting, walking and riding opportunities abound within the area and the famous Sherborne golf course lies on the fringe of Sandford Orcas itself.
The Willows enjoys a substantial, varied garden the majority of which is arranged to the rear and side of the home. To the front of the property a timber five bar gate leads to a gravel driveway with parking for three to four cars and access to the garage with double timber doors. The graveled parking area is big enough to incorporate a car port or garage if so desired, which would allow the current garage/workshop to be converted into additional living space. A pedestrian pathway leads to the front door with a side area of garden being populated by mature trees including a weeping willow and bounded by the shallow stream. Immediately abutting the rear of the property is a paved sun terrace onto which French doors open from both the sitting room and the conservatory ensuring a highly desirable entertaining space.
From the sun terrace, a gentle slope leads over the lawn, with shrubs and cottage style flowerbeds towards the low-lying stream. A pleasant footbridge provides access to the remaining area of gardens with it's trees and shrubs and a cleverly landscaped with steps rising to a wonderful wooden decking area, an ideal location from which to sit and relax to enjoy the peace and tranquility that surrounds you.
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