A beautifully presented property with patio style garden and garages, in a peaceful setting on the edge of a favoured Dorset Village.
Well presented Stone House in Sought after Dorset Village
Stunning Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Many Character Features
Manageable Patio Garden
The Abbey town of Sherborne is only 5 miles to the north and itself just 10 miles south of the A303 trunk road which links to the M3 and London within about 2 hours drive. The County town of Dorchester is 18 miles. Mainline Trains: Sherborne to London Waterloo in 2¼ hours or Yetminster on the Cardiff/Bristol/Bath to Weymouth line. International Airports: Bournemouth, Exeter, Bristol all within 1¼ hours.
Situated on High Street, in the Conservation Area, Thornford House occupies a convenient position to access all local amenities in the popular village of Yetminster, which overlooks the western fringe of the Blackmore Vale. Due to careful stewardship this part of the Blackmore Vale has remained unspoilt for centuries and is much as it was when Thomas Hardy immortalised it in his novels. Designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the landscape comprises a patchwork of fields and small copses unspoilt by any major roads or pylons. Yetminster benefits from two village shops, one with a post office, primary school, a Public House, a docor
Of note are the excellent selection of schools in the area including Sherborne Boys, Girls and Prep, St Anthony’s Leweston, St Marys Shaftesbury, Bryanston, Millfield and Milton Abbey. Independent schools details www.isc.co.uk. The Gryphon secondary school in Sherborne is highly regarded. State schools information www. dorsetforyou.com.
LOCAL, SPORTING & RECREATIONAL
Plentiful walking, cycling and riding opportunities in the surrounding beautiful rolling countryside. Racing is at Wincanton. Numerous golf courses within motoring distance. Sailing, sea fishing and water sports on the World Heritage Designated Jurassic Coast (location of the 2012 Olympics). For further tourism and leisure information see www.visit-dorset.com.
Thornford House is believed to have been constructed in the 1720s but is not Listed Grade II. The present owners have sympathetically refurbished the property in recent years, creating a comfortable country home perfectly suited to today’s lifestyle, whilst retaining its original features such as the inglenook fireplace and tiled flooring in the hallway. The property is a good sized bright and airy home offering a great amount of flexible living space, with four good sized bedrooms, family kitchen/breakfast room and easily maintained garden.
The house comprises some 2350 ft² [218m2] (GEA). • Hall • Sitting Room • Dining Room • Good sized family Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Utility/Back Porch • Cloakroom • Spacious Master Bedroom with Adjoining Dressing Room and Bathroom • 3 Further Bedrooms • Family Bathroom • Detached Double Garage
• Front and side walled terraces with mature shrubs • Paved patio with central Olive tree • Paved Dining area and well fountain • Borders with mature shrubs