A character stone house in an excellent central village location within the Conservation Area with off road parking and south facing rear garden.
Fernlea is a semi-detached stone house believed to have origins dating back to 1782 and is built of local Marnhull stone elevations under a pitched slate and tiled roof.
The house has well laid out accommodation with the front door opening into a spacious hall with exposed beams, fitted dresser and ample space for a desk or piano. There is a useful store or home office and a door opens into the sitting room which is a lovely room with a great deal of charm, large window and wood burning stove in an Inglenook fireplace. Beyond the sitting room is the kitchen / breakfast room with ample space for a good sized table, exposed ceiling beams, good range of wall mounted and floor standing units, electric oven and mains gas fired Stanley. Double doors from both the sitting room and the kitchen lead into an excellent 25' garden room which totally transforms the space in the house giving a superb family dining room as well as comfortable place to sit overlooking the garden. A utility room with sink and back door to outside and a cloakroom with a hand basin and WC complete the ground floor accommodation.
Stairs from the sitting room lead to the first floor landing where there are two good double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
On the second floor there is a study / small single bedroom and the master bedroom with ensuite shower room and walk-in wardrobe.
Outside the garden to the rear is south facing and enclosed and there is off-road parking at the front for two cars.
Under the Estate Agents Act 1979 we are required to inform any prospective purchaser that this property is owned by members of staff of Symonds & Sampson and as such constitutes a ' connected person'.
Marnhull is one of the largest villages in England with a thriving community life and is celebrated in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles. It has two public houses, two primary schools, three churches, doctors' surgery, pharmacy, carpet and soft furnishing shop,two grocery shops (one with a post office), hairdresser and beauty salon. There are many clubs and societies and it is surrounded by beautiful countryside with a network of footpaths. More extensive shopping, business and recreational facilities are available in Sturminster Newton 3½ miles whilst the larger towns of Shaftesbury 6 miles and Gillingham 6 miles, together with Sherborne 11 miles, are all easily accessible.
The A303 is to the north of Gillingham linking with the M3 to London. Mainline railway stations in Gillingham and Sherborne with a regular service to London Waterloo taking about 2 hours.
The area is well known for a number of independent schools including Port Regis at Motcombe, Hazlegrove at Sparkford, Sherborne Schools and Bryanston near Blandford. There are two primary schools in Marnhull and secondary schools in Sturminster Newton and Gillingham.