Milton on Stour, Nr Gillingham, Dorset

/Milton on Stour, Nr Gillingham, Dorset

Milton on Stour, Nr Gillingham, Dorset

£1,695,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 9827515
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception Rooms: 4
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Property Features

  • Handsome Victorian country house
  • Superb gardens and outside space
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • 3 well proportioned reception rooms
  • Study / home office, Garden room & Snug
  • Garaging / outbuildings with potential (stpp)
  • Hard Tennis Court
  • About 3 acres, further land may be available

Property Summary

A handsome Victorian country house set in a rural village setting
with impressive gardens and grounds and useful outbuildings.




SITUATION


Milton Croft is located in the small rural village of Milton on
Stour situated on the upper reaches of the River Stour and close
to the Dorset/Wiltshire border. The village has a church, primary
school, garden centre and is just a mile from the North Dorset
town of Gillingham which has good local shopping facilities
including Waitrose and a Mole Country Store, sports centre,
railway station on the London (Waterloo) to Exeter (St David’s)
line and is home to North Dorset Rugby Club.
Milton on Stour is an excellent base for several highly respected
schools in both the state and private sectors with Gillingham’s
Ofsted Outstanding Secondary School and their Sixth Form
being a particular draw whilst Port Regis, Clayesmore, Sandroyd,
Hazelgrove, Bryanston, Kings Bruton and Sherborne are all
within easy reach. There are excellent road links to the other
main towns in the region including Bath, Salisbury, Shaftesbury
and Bruton as well as to the South Coast. The nearby A303
provides access to London, the West Country and motorway
network. The nearest regional airports are at Southampton,
Bristol and Exeter.

The village is situated amidst the lovely, gently rolling
countryside of the Blackmore Vale and with the West Wiltshire
Downs close by, it is ideal for participating in a variety of rural
pursuits including walking, riding, cycling and field sports.
Racing is at Salisbury, Bath and Wincanton with golf at Tollard
Royal and Sherborne. There are a number of excellent country
pubs in the neighbouring villages and there are several famous
visitor attractions in the area such as the National Trust gardens
at Stourhead, Longleat stately home and safari park, Wilton
House and the World Heritage site of Stonehenge.



PROPERTY


Milton Croft is a handsome Victorian Country House which has
been a wonderful family home for the current owners over
the last 20 years. Whilst offering spacious and well laid out
accommodation it has a welcoming feel and presents beautifully.
The property is built with a mix of local stone and brick
elevations under a slate roof and is believed to date from the
19th century with later additions.

The front door opens into a charming reception hall which leads
to a bright and well-proportioned drawing room and spacious
dining/music room. A cosy snug gives access to a good-sized light and airy garden
room. The kitchen/breakfast room has been attractively fitted
and includes an Aga whilst there is also a rear hall, cloakroom,
boot room, utility room and a store on the ground floor.
A wide staircase leads up to the first floor with a galleried
landing, principal bedroom with a bay window giving a
delightful southerly outlook over the garden. A study/family
room and adjoining bedroom with an en-suite bathroom could
be re-configured to become a master suite or small flat. There
are 4 further bedrooms, 3 further well-appointed bath/shower
rooms and a walk-in airing cupboard.



OUTSIDE


An undoubted feature of Milton Croft are the extensive,
wonderfully landscaped gardens and grounds that extend to
around three acres and are an absolute pleasure. From the
large gravelled drive which provides ample parking, an archway
leads to the main area of garden comprising a large expanse of
south facing, well-kept lawn with established flower, shrub and
rose borders, a flagstone terrace, ornamental trees, pond and a
covered seating area ideal for al-fresco dining. Beyond is an area
of woodland, an orchard, further expanses of lawn and a wellmaintained tennis court with an adjoining paved terrace, rose arch and greenhouse. Behind the drive is a large area of fenced
amenity/paddock land with a variety of mature trees. OUTBUILDING
An attractive L-shaped range of outbuildings comprises a double
garage, stabling, tack room, coach house/store and storage
areas. Subject to the appropriate consents, this building offers
scope to be converted or adapted for a number of uses such as
an annexe/guest cottage, home working, studio or gym/leisure
complex.



DIRECTIONS


Heading west on the A303, take the slip road after Mere signed
to Gillingham and Zeals, turn left onto the B3092 towards Mere.
Take the right turn signed to Gillingham continuing south to
Milton on Stour. Turn right after the Milton Lodge Hotel signed
to Bourton and then left by the garage. Follow the lane past a
small group of cottages and the property will be found on the
right.



SERVICES


Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil
fired heating and hot water. BT Fibre Broadband is available.



LOCAL AUTHORITY


North Dorset District Council 01258 454111, Tax Band G



EPC ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING Current: 45


Please refer to the agents for the complete Energy Performance
Certificate.