Thornicombe, Blandford Forum, Dorset


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  • Bedrooms: 4
The Grange is a very well presented, individual 4 bedroom detached family home situated in Thornicombe, a small rural hamlet approximately 2 miles to the south of Blandford, and about 12 miles from the county town of Dorchester. The house is set back from the village road, opposite farmland, with outstanding open country views on 2 sides.

Ground floor features include a superb garden room (built in 2016), a large living room, a study, a spacious kitchen/breakfast room overlooking the rear garden and a utility room. On the first floor, the impressive master suite has a large dressing room and a superb en suite bath/shower room, and there are 3 further double bedrooms and a family bath/shower room. Outside there are attractive gardens with double garaging and a spacious driveway providing ample off road parking. The south facing rear garden is most attractively landscaped.

The Grange was traditionally constructed in 1986, with facing brick elevations under a roof of small plain tiles, and is connected to mains gas, electricity and water, with septic tank drainage, gas central heating and UPVC double glazed windows. The house is decorated to a high standard throughout, and has quality floor coverings. The nearby market town of Blandford provides a good range of amenities including 3 supermarkets, an M & S Food Hall, a leisure centre and state schools for all ages. The wider area is well served by independent schools including Bryanston and Clayesmore. The city of Salisbury and the coastal towns of Poole and Bournemouth, all of which have mainline railway stations, are within about 40 minutes' drive.

An arched open entrance porch leads to a reception hallway and a cloakroom. A large study overlooks the front driveway. Double doors lead to the superb living room which has acacia flooring and a floor-to-ceiling brick open fireplace with a multi fuel stove. Double doors lead to the dining room, and a wide archway leads to the superb garden room which has double doors to the garden. This area has quality limed oak flooring throughout. The large kitchen/breakfast room, to the rear, has quality units complemented by walnut work surfaces and a wide breakfast bar. Appliances include a Stoves range cooker (with induction hobs, 2 ovens, 2 storage drawers, stainless steel back plate and matching extractor unit), integrated dishwasher, microwave and Samsung American style fridge/freezer. The separate utility room has access to the garage and outside.

The first floor landing has an airing cupboard. The spacious master bedroom, overlooking the rear garden, features a large dressing room and a superb en suite bath/shower room with an excellent range of storage cupboards, double-ended bath, corner shower cubicle, stone basin on a marble plinth with cupboards under, and WC. The walls are fully tiled with an attractive bronze tile and a glass dado band. There are 3 further double bedrooms and a family bath/shower room. From bedroom 4, a staircase leads to a large loft/tank room with a Velux style window.

A wide tarmac driveway provides parking and leads to the integral double garage which has lighting and power. The front garden has space for a boat/caravan, a circular lawn, conifers, spring flowers, an established silver birch and a mature sycamore. The south facing rear garden is enclosed by established hedges and, post-and-rail and rustic fencing. There is a large, flat lawn area with a central circular flower bed and a sundial. A particular feature of the garden is a large, double width paved terrace with planted stone walling. There is a raised sun deck ideal for entertaining, a greenhouse, a cabin with decking, a chalet and exterior lighting.


From Wimborne, proceed along the A31 towards Dorchester, turning right at Sturminster Marshall onto the A350 towards Blandford. Proceed through Sturminster Marshall, Spetisbury and Charlton Marshall. Upon reaching Blandford, turn left at the roundabout (near Tesco) and proceed along the A354 towards Dorchester. Proceed down the hill into Thornicombe and turn left. Proceed past a row of white cottages, and The Grange can be found on the right hand side.

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Christopher Batten

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