Leigh, Sherborne, DT9

Under Offer ££650,000 Guide

Key Features

3 Bedrooms
Half An Acre Plot
Detached Double Garage
Central Village Location
High Specification Finish
Scope To Extend Stpp

About This Property

A handsome and individual detached three bedroom property situated in the heart of the highly regarded village of Leigh, set within most magnificent gardens of approximately half an acre, with a detached double garage and generous parking. EPC D

The Old Post Lodge is a delightful property built in 1960 of attractive Portland stone elevations under a slate roof. The property is nestled in outstanding gardens which amount to approximately half an acre, and are an absolute gardener’s paradise, brimming with herbaceous plants and offering pleasing views across local countryside and the village itself.
The property is private, yet located in the heart of the village and is presented in impressive order, offering well connected living spaces which are enhanced with an abundance of natural light and enjoy glorious views over the exceptional gardens. The property also offers potential for extension subject to any necessary consents.
The kitchen/dining room is laid to attractive Amtico flooring and provides a wonderful space to cook, dine and entertain and flows out onto an extensive garden terrace. The kitchen has a central vaulted skylight and a bespoke fitted kitchen with an excellent range of wall and floor cupboards, drawers, a larder cupboard, and inset 1 1/2 bowl stainless sink including a water filter & water softener. Integrated appliances include an electric induction hob with extractor over, an eye level electric oven and microwave, an integrated fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. To the centre of the kitchen, there is an island unit which provides further storage and a granite worksurface which compliments the granite worksurfaces within the kitchen. Besides the kitchen, a triple aspect sitting room has a cosy coal effect gas fireplace to its centre and again has a lovely vista over the gardens.
The bedroom accommodation is set apart at one side of the property and arranged from a generous hallway, and has three bedrooms, two of which have excellent fitted wardrobes, the principle bedroom is spacious and has a double aspect, part of which overlooks the garden terrace. All bedrooms are served by a family bathroom which has underfloor heating and is fitted with contemporary sanitary ware including a bath and a separate double shower cubicle with monsoon shower head. The main mirror has a demister and the room is fully tiled with a heated towel rail.

The Old Post Lodge is situated in the heart of the ever popular village of Leigh which itself lies in the beautiful Dorset countryside to the south of the historic Abbey town of Sherborne and the local regional centre of Yeovil. The village has a church, a shop and sub post office, garage, and a village hall to its centre, while both Sherborne, Yeovil and Dorchester lie within short motoring distance providing between them an excellent range of cultural, recreational and shopping facilities. Sporting, walking and riding opportunities abound within the area with many walks to be had from the village itself, while the region is well known for both its public and privately funded schooling. Communication links are good with a halt at nearby Chetnole on the Weymouth to Bath and Bristol line. A main line station at Sherborne links directly with London Waterloo while road links are along the A303 joined at Wincanton giving swift access to London and the Home Counties along the M3, M25 route.

The superb gardens are undoubtedly a key selling feature of this property and will really appeal to garden enthusiasts. The current owners have invested vast amounts of time and care to design a garden which displays shape, colour and form throughout the year which is evident in every aspect of the garden.
Double timber gates open onto a resin driveway which provides generous parking and gives access to the detached double garage which is equipped with two electrically operated up and over doors, power and light, cupboard storage, and a pedestrian door to one side. Besides the garage there is a useful covered bin store area. The front gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with wonderful lavender borders and enclosed by hedging. The rear gardens face due south and are both breath-taking and inspiring. There is a large expanse of lawn punctuated by shaped borders stocked with an impressive array of herbaceous plants and shrubs and specimen trees including a silver birch and apple tree. An extensive paved terrace abuts the rear of the property and provides a wonderful place to relax and unwind and take in the glory of the garden. In the far corner, there is a further inset circular paved terrace which offers a different prospective of the garden and provides an additional seating area. The gardens enjoy lovely views at the rear over local countryside, and to the side and front over the village and church beyond. Within the garden there are two timber sheds and a greenhouse.
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