4 Bedroom Cottage in Higher Common

A charming mid terraced character cottage enjoying a semi rural location on the outskirts of the sought after and desirable village of Child Okeford with some splendid countryside views of fields and Hambledon Hill.

We believe that the cottages date to around 1875 and were built for the local village trades people and their families and in 2004 the two properties were incorporated into one cottage by our sellers.

However, there is scope to divide again, if desired, depending on needs.

About two years ago our sellers improved the property with an extension providing a further double bedroom and dining room.

This honest cottage retains some delightful character features, which include a wonderful fireplace with multi-fuel burner, some original latch doors and the original back door with the original heavy iron key.

There is also a wonderful Victorian fireplace with black iron grate and some timber ceiling beams.

To cater for contemporary needs the cottage has uPVC double glazing, wholly owned solar panels providing hot water and oil fired central heating via radiators.

A viewing is absolutely essential to really appreciate this pleasing home and its location, which is a few minutes drive to the village where there is a primary school, local shop with tea room and post office, doctors surgery, public houses, village hall, garden centre and organic farm shop.

AccommodationGround FloorPorch/Boot Room And HallTimber front door with inset glass pane opens to a useful porch.

Window overlooking the drive.

Ceiling light.

Coat rack.


Power points.

Tiled floor.

Latch door to the hall - smoke detector.

Double doors to the cloaks cupboard/storage.

Opening and step down into the study area, latch door to the dining room and opening into the:-Sitting Room (3.

89m'' x 3.

66m (12'9'' x 12'))French doors opening to the rear decked seating area.

Ceiling light.

Exposed ceiling beams.

High level cupboard housing the electrics.


Power points.

Brick fireplace with timber mantel, tiled hearth and brick fender plus a multi fuel burner.

Latch door to the:-Inner HallwayCeiling light.


Power points.

Stairs rising to the first floor with recess under.

Window into the shower room providing borrowed light.

Latch door to the:-Shower RoomFrosted glazed window to the rear elevation.

Ceiling light.

Wall mounted heated towel rail.

Part wood panelled walls.

Low level WC with economy flush facility.

Wall mounted wash hand basin.

Large tiled walk in shower cubicle with electric shower.

Dining Room (3.

56m'' x 2.

59m'' (11'8'' x 8'6''))Window to the front aspect.

Ceiling light.


Power points.

Study Area (2.

08m'' x 3.

68m'' (6'10'' x 12'1''))Window to the front aspect.

Exposed ceiling beam.

Ceiling lights.


Power and telephone points.

Opens to a second:-Inner HallwayCeiling light.

Smoke detector.


Stairs rising to the first floor with storage cupboard under.

Latch door to the:-Kitchen/Breakfast Room (3.

91m'' x 3.

61m'' (12'10'' x 11'10''))Window with outlook over the rear garden.

Recessed ceiling lights.

Exposed ceiling beams.

High level cupboard housing the electrics.


Power points.

Central heating programmer (boiler located outside).

Fitted with a range of wood fronted farmhouse style kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards - some with drawers, tray spaces, pull out larder style cupboard with tin racks and eye level cupboards, plate rack and open ended display shelves.

Good amount of wood work surfaces.

Part tiled walls.

Butler style sink with traditional style mixer tap and storage cupboard under.

Space and plumbing for a dishwasher.

Space for a range style cooker.

Tiled floor.

Opens to the:-UtilityWindow overlooking the rear garden.

Ceiling light.

Exposed beams.

Wood effect work surfaces.

Floor cupboard.

Space and plumbing for a washing machine.

Space for a fridge/freezer.

Tiled floor.

First FloorLandingExposed painted brick walls.

Window to the front.

Ceiling light.

Door to the bathroom and arched latch door to the:-Master Bedroom (3.

94m'' x 3.

61m'' (12'11'' x 11'10''))Measurement into the wardrobe.

Boasting a double aspect with window to the front and two overlooking the rear garden and nearby countryside.

Ceiling light.

Exposed ceiling beam.


Power points.

An original Victorian fireplace with black iron grate.

Built in wardrobe with hanging rail, shelves and overhead storage.

Cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

BathroomWindow to the rear.

Ceiling light.

Fitted with a suite consisting of vanity style wash hand basin with mixer tap, corner tiled shower cubicle with choice of shower heads, low level WC with economy flush facility and 'spa' bath with mixer tap and shower attachment.

LandingSmoke detector.

Wall light.

Latch doors to all rooms.

Bedroom Two (3.

05m x 3.

66m (10' x 12'))Measurement excludes the wardrobes.

Window with view over the rear garden.

Ceiling light.


Power points.

Built in storage cupboard with shelves.

Bedroom Three (2.

62m'' x 4.

47m'' (8'7'' x 14'8''))Step up from the landing.

Window to the front with partial rural views.

Ceiling light.


Power points.

Access to eaves storage.

Bedroom Four (2.

87m'' x 2.

06m'' (9'5'' x 6'9''))Window to the rear with view over the rear garden and fields towards Hambledon Hill.

Wall light.


Power points.

Laminate flooring.

Over stairs storage cupboard and further storage cupboard.

OutsideParkingThe communal drive provides parking with two wide spaces offering the potential to park three cars.

GardenThe garden lies to the rear of the property with a decked seating area immediately to the back of the cottage and a good sized lawn edged with shrub and flower beds plus an ornamental pond.

At the bottom of the garden there is a vegetable patch, three sheds and two greenhouses, one with power.

There is also a summerhouse with power.

The garden boasts a sunny southerly aspect with views of Hambledon Hill and a gate with steps leading down to the lane.

DirectionsFrom The Sturminster Newton OfficeAt the traffic lights turn onto Old Market Hill.

Turn left at the next set of lights heading towards Shaftesbury.

Continue through the village of Manston and turn right on the bend heading towards Child Okeford.

Continue on this road until the village passing the Saxon Pub, farm shop and village hall.

Turn left towards the doctors.

The property will be found about half a mile on the right hand side.

Please turn into the drive and park towards the top.

(Please leave no 5's space free).

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