A fantastic opportunity to acquire a rarely available, fully refurbished family home. 6 St. Rumbolds Road is an impressive, substantial 1920s residence positioned well within its extensive sylvan grounds, a short distance from the centre of the hilltop town of Shaftesbury.
This glorious home has been comprehensively refurbished throughout and is presented in impeccable order. Exceptional levels of care and attention has been paid to retaining and enhancing all the features and hallmarks of the original home.
Upon entering the home the quality and size of accommodation is immediately apparent. A large storm porch leads into the welcoming entrance hall. To the right is the sitting room, a glorious living area flooded with natural light from the bay window and fitted with a new multi fuel burner. This room now opens into the kitchen, the perfect sociable heart of the home. The kitchen offers flexible, practical space. There are attractive wall and base storage cupboards under new white work surfaces. Beyond the kitchen there is a sizeable boot room with the useful laundry/utility room adjoining. Through the internal lobby there are two further reception rooms, the dining room has newly installed French doors leading out to the rear garden and a feature fireplace. The second sitting room/snug is a generous size and has a feature gas fireplace. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a cloakroom.
A central winding staircase leads to the first floor, bathed in natural light from a large feature window. The master suite is to the left and is a generous double with an adjoining newly created modern en-suite shower room. The second bedroom is located next to the well-appointed family bathroom. The third and fourth bedroom are across the gallery landing and again are both generous double bedrooms. Bedroom four has newly created French doors and a Juliet balcony. These bedrooms are serviced by a large bathroom and second cloakroom.
In summary, this delightful, bright and characterful house, which has all the qualities of the late Edwardian builders, has been upgraded with respect and affection by the current owner to create a unique, comfortable family home.
Situated within the conservation area of the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury, the home has level access to a range of everyday services and shops including public houses, cafes, restaurants, independent and high street shops, two vets, a doctor's surgery and a cottage hospital. The local schools are excellent and within easy reach; these include St Mary's School, Clayesmore, Port Regis, Sandroyd and many highly regarded local state schools. The communication links in the area are very good with the A303 just a few miles to the north providing road access to London & the West and a mainline railway station at either Gillingham (5 miles) or Tisbury (9.3 miles) serving London Waterloo (approximately two hours).
The third of an acre grounds are a key feature to the home and are a rare find in the town centre. Many original established trees remain, creating a wonderful sense of seclusion and affording plenty of privacy.
The frontage has been newly terraced allowing for parking for multiple vehicles behind an attractive farm gate.
The garden has been reimagined by the current owner and has been created with two key goals; to be wildlife friendly and low maintenance.
An expansive stone terrace now wraps around the rear of the home, a wonderful entertaining and dining space surrounded by planted pots. Beyond is the wildflower area then banks of Rhododendrons, lilacs and bushes. There is a small copse of newly planted specimen trees, including fruit trees and corkscrew willow. A pond and running stream were created 2 years ago. The pond is bustling with wildlife with the stream flowing down the side of the home. There is a smaller pond at the other end with an underground reservoir and pump. Around the pond are more trees creating a feeling of a woodland glade.
There is a normal garden shed and then a recently reconstructed large building. Currently a workshop and store room that used to be a garage.
The whole home has been newly floored with solid Oak and carpeted, and much has been repainted. Colours throughout are whites and beiges, creating a truly light home. There is also a fully boarded double attic room, the perfect additional space, with three windows allowing light to flood across this upper floor.
The newly installed boiler is eco-friendly, has had annual maintenance and is under guarantee.
New plumbing has been installed in key areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms.
Every window has been replaced, with flying mullions and 'monkey tail' handles. Two new sets of French doors have been installed. They are covered by a NewGlaze Guarantee.
The chimney was lined 2 years ago when the wood burner was installed. It has been regularly maintained. New chimney pots were also installed.
The home has gas central heating. Mains water on a meter. Sky satellite dish installed.
Every aspect of the house has external lighting.
There are two outside water taps and three water butts. Also a water capture system for the large pond.
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