Quirky, Multi-Faceted 3 Reception Room, 4 Bedroom Detached Period Home with 1 Bedroom Annexe and Proven Income Potential. Extensive Landscaped Gardens and Grounds with a westerly aspect and far reaching views to the rear! Double Garage and off road Parking for 3 Cars.
3 Reception rooms, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room and Wet Room off, 3 further Double bedrooms, one with Ensuite, Family Bathroom, Store Room and attic storage. 1 Reception Room, 1 Bedroom Annexe with Fitted Kitchen and Ensuite & Cloakroom. Double Garage, Gardens and Off Road Parking.
Hinton St Mary is an historic and friendly village located on the outskirts of the market town of Sturminster Newton, where a good range of shops, banks, doctors and other facilities are available.
Dating back to at least Roman times the importance of the village was crowned in 1964 when the local blacksmith unwittingly discovered a significant Roman mosaic which was viewed as so important that it was displayed in the main entrance of the British Museum. More recently a History of the World in 100 objects on Radio 4 selected artefacts from the British Museum and featured this mosaic. The village magazine reflects the villagers pride in this wonderful artefact with the monthly magazine called the Mosaic.
Many of the period properties within the village would have formed part of the Pitt Rivers Estate, providing housing for estate works. Most are now privately owned and the village offers a wonderful array of period properties from small cottages to extensive historical homes. The village, however, has not been pickled in aspic and also boasts more modern properties some of which reflect the vernacular architecture of a different age.
It has at its heart a wonderful Manor House which has been in the same family for four centuries. The Tithe Barn, which was restored as a theatre in the early 20th century offers a wonderful venue for village events, courtesy of Mr and Mrs Pitt River, including an Edwardian style Christmas party.
The White Horse Inn offers a warm welcome and good country food, and there is a charming parish church, cricket pitch and pavilion (doubling up sometimes as the village hall) from which the sound of leather on willow can be heard and wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding countryside enjoyed.
Is steeped in local history and is believed to date back to 1838 when it was more than likely to have been three separate cottages which over the course of time have been amalgamated to form what is now a very substantial detached property. Parts of the property have over the years been the village grocers, Post Office and bakery with some older village members even remembering as children queuing on the pavement to buy bread. The current owners have run a very successful Bed and Breakfast business from the main house whilst the Annexe (The Old Bakery) has provided further income as a holiday let.
The property most definitely has a period feel with exposed stone work which has been painted in the Sitting Room, period fireplaces and so much more. The current owners have during their time at the property undertaken the modernisation and updating of some of the Bath/Shower Rooms, the Kitchen/Breakfast Room boasts an extensive range of fitted units and delightful limestone flooring, which is carried through to the Sitting Room.
The versatile nature of the accommodation is not to be underestimated and the extent and presentation of the property cannot be understood without an internal inspection.
If you are at all curious about this property and the wonderful possibilities it presents then I would strongly recommend that you arrange a viewing. I do not think you will be disappointed with any aspect of the accommodation and the gardens and grounds are stunning. It is one of those properties that surprises at every turn!