Leigh, Sherborne, Dorset

5 Bedrooms
4 Receptions
2 Bathrooms
Sold
£800,000 Guide Price
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  • Ref: 281776
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 4
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Summary

Lot 1: A magnificent 4-5 bedroom former Victorian Farmhouse in the sought after village of Leigh situated only 6 miles from Sherborne and complete with detached double garage and pretty gardens.
Lot 2: Orchard available by separate negotiation

Property Features

  • Double Garage
  • Shed
  • Solar Panels

Full Details

Greenham House is made of stone under a slate roof and has lovely detailing around the windows; there is a bay to the left of the front door and large timber Sash Windows; a date stone tells us the house was constructed in 1892.
This fabulous house enjoys a wonderful symmetry, which enables a sense of grandeur, especially with the retention of many period features. High ceilings further enhance the feeling of space, allowing light to fill the well-proportioned rooms.
The house extends to some 2943 sq. ft spread over three floors. While there are modern attributes such as energy-saving solar panels and a garden room extension, it also presents a would-be buyer with the opportunity for cosmetic improvements and re-modelling of the accommodation. The house has the added benefit of not being listed.
The front door opens into a hallway with fabulous flagstones. While the bay takes away the symmetry on the outside, inside, the rooms are arranged symmetrically off the wide hallway with two rooms on either side (ground floor rear extension aside). There are two reception rooms to the front; one used as a sitting room and the other as an office, both with fireplaces and Sash windows overlooking the front.
To the rear is a kitchen/breakfast room and a snug, the snug also having a fireplace with doors out to a lovely sun-room that, in turn, opens onto the garden. The kitchen and hallway provide access to the utility room, leading to the downstairs loo.
The first floor comprises three generous double bedrooms, and a family bathroom with a separate shower. For anyone wishing to put their stamp on the house, the large bathroom could be divided to provide an en-suite and a family bathroom.
There is further scope for reconfiguration on spacious second floor which currently consists of two double bedrooms, a dressing room and a bathroom.

Services
Mains water and drainage, electricity. Oil fired central heating. Solar panels. Council Tax band G.

Location
Greenham House is situated within the attractive and popular village of Leigh with wonderful walks and riding opportunities to be had from the doorstep. Leigh has a vibrant village community, with a church, village shop, village hall and sub post office and is just 6 miles to the beautiful historic Abbey town of Sherborne and its amenities including many private and local authority schools both primary and secondary. The breathtaking Jurassic coast can be reached within an hour by car and Yeovil and Dorchester are larger nearby towns. A train station can be found at Sherborne with trains to London Waterloo at hourly intervals, Chetnole halt provides access to Weymouth, Bath and Bristol. The A303 leads to the M3 and M25 connecting the West Country with London and the Home Counties.

Outside
The house is approached via an IN-OUT driveway with a double garage to the side and hedging providing privacy.
A garden shed and brick workshop provide useful storage/work-spaces.
The gardens wrap around the house and include areas of terrace and lawn with beds and trees. The vendors are keen gardeners and have cultivated a separate working garden area with a green house, vegetable area and fruit cages.

The pretty Orchard adjoining the property is available to purchase by separate negotiation.

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