A stunning property located in an enviably position with the benefit of far reaching views over the Blackmore Vale and approximately 5 acres in all.
Woodbriar is a beautifully presented property that has been well maintained and thoroughly modernised by the current owners. Works to the property include: the addition of two large double bedrooms and a family bathroom to the first floor and re-modelling of the ground floor which now includes three bedrooms, wet room, large sitting room with wood burning stove and countryside views , snug/dining room, also with a wood burning stove, kitchen /diner with Everhot stove, views, walk-in pantry and access to a drying room, cloakroom and utility room. A lovely decked terrace makes the most of the stunning views and is accessible from the sitting room.
Common Lane is located on the edge of the village of Marnhull, called Marlot in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles in the Blackmore Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is largest village in Dorset. This vibrant village offers a host of amenities including a Doctors’ surgery, convenience store, Hairdresser and a couple of good Pubs. The nearby small town of Stalbridge offers a wider range of amenities including: family run supermarket ‘Dikes’ with bakery and cafe, Post Office, Pharmacy, Dentist, Vets, Library and Primary School. The nearby towns of Shaftesbury and Gillingham offer Doctors surgeries and a selection of larger supermarkets. The area offers a wide choice of well regarded state and private Primary and Secondary Schools as well as many leisure activities and clubs. Transport links are very good with a mainline railway station in Gillingham and the A303 a short drive away.
The property can be accessed from one of three entrances from Common Lane. The first entrance is via a wooden five bar gate over the tarmacadam driveway to an area suitable to park several vehicles. The second entrance is slightly further along the Lane and leads on to a separate gravel driveway towards the double garage with up and over doors, power and light. A third entrance allows access to the paddocks and additional parking. The large garden wraps around the property on all sides with the majority benefiting from a delightful westerly facing aspect. The garden is predominately laid to lawn dotted with mature trees with a small wild garden. Adjoining the rear of the property is a sunny deck and patio area ideal for al-fresco dining and enjoying the views. The property sits in a total of approximately 5 acres which is currently divided into several paddocks, separated by stock fencing. Located in one of the paddocks is a double stable block and various agricultural outbuildings including a shed and greenhouse.
Council Tax Band F
Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected to the property. An oil fired boiler provides heating and hot water. Photo voltaic panels provide electricity throughout the house and hot water. Drainage is connected via a sewage treatment plant.
From the centre of Shaftesbury take the B3081 along Bimport to St James, then turn right onto Foyle Hill. After 1 mile take the left turn towards Stour Row and Marnhull. Continue for 3 miles to the T junction and turn left onto the B3092 towards Marnhull. After the Crown Pub, take the 2nd right onto New Street. Pass through the village in the direction of ‘Stalbridge’. As you start to descend Cox Hill, Common Lane will be found on the right and Woodbriar is the first property on the left.