Sparrowbush Farmhouse occupies a delightful semi-rural location on the edge of the hamlet of Thornicombe, on the road that runs between the A354 and Charlton Marshall village.
It is approximately three miles south west of Georgian market town of Blandford Forum, offering excellent amenities including Tesco, Lidl and M&S Food stores, day to day shops, cafes and bars.
The historic county town of Dorchester is approx. 14 miles, Wimborne Minster approx. 11 miles, and the coast and beaches at Poole approx. 20 miles.
Trains to London Waterloo run from Poole, Salisbury and Southampton Parkway.
There are state schools for all ages in Blandford, and popular independent schools in the wider area include Bryanston, Clayesmore, Sandroyd and Dumpton.
Excellent walking, riding and cycling can be enjoyed in the beautiful Dorset countryside, together with the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, and along the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, which starts at Studland Beach.
A period farmhouse having mainly whitened rendered and painted brick elevations under a slate roof. The house is understood to date from the 1800s, and has spacious and well-proportioned rooms. The accommodation would now benefit from modernisation and refurbishment yet offers huge potential for a buyer to improve and personalise to their own specification. The house has oil fired central heating, UPVC windows to most units, and a large modern UPVC conservatory. Many rooms in the house enjoy fine far reaching views across the garden towards open fields and farmland beyond.
The house can be entered through French doors into the large conservatory, which has a tiled floor, and a further door to the garden. The main front door then opens into the hall, with understairs cupboard. The sitting room has a brick fireplace with log burner, and double aspect windows. The dining room has a painted wood fire surround with cast iron inset. The study has a door to the breakfast room, with brick fireplace, log burner, and cupboards to either side, and this has a door into the kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with a range of floor and wall units, double oven and ceramic hob, a breakfast bar featuring a glass topped well, vaulted ceiling, and back door to a rear porch.
From the hall, a staircase with painted wood balustrade leads up to the first floor semi galleried landing. There are four good size bedrooms, two having pretty cast iron fire surrounds, and two having wardrobes. The large family bathroom has a bath, basin and WC, plus a separate corner shower.
The house is set well back from the road along a driveway, which opens into a parking and turning area providing parking for a good number of cars, also giving access to the timber Garage and Double Carport. Attached to the rear of the house is a store room with hayloft over, and a fuel log store and outside WC.
The gardens and grounds lie mainly on three sides of the house and extend to approximately 1.53 acres. The garden is mainly lawned with a number of mature trees, and mature hedges. The grounds adjoin open farmland on two sides. Adjacent to the road is a paddock and two former chicken sheds, which are now in need of some attention.
From Blandford centre proceed west towards Dorchester on the A354. After about 2.5 miles, just past the sign for Thornicombe, turn left signposted to Charlton Marshall. The driveway to Sparrowbush Farmhouse can be found on the right after about half a mile, just past a cream painted cottage.