5 Bedroom Terraced house in Blandford Forum

Dating back to the early 1700s, this historical residence has borne witness to many changes in the town, having survived the 1731 Fire of Blandford.

It is in fact listed in the book of 'Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset', and both pictured and mentioned in several local history books.

It is ideally within walking distance of all amenities, including shops, schools and public transport links.

The property retains its period charm, though is flexibly configured to offer a range of living options to suit almost any demographic.

The property forms a generous and welcoming five bed residence, but also is suited to configuration as two residences, with the ground floor utilised as a two bedroom flat, and a first and second floor as a three bed maisonette.

In past years, the ground floor was used as an office and antiques shop.

A truly versatile property! There is also a delightful walled garden with shed to the rear.

Upon entering the property, doors offer access to the ground floor flat and another to the maisonette.

The ground floor comprises of a sitting room, two bedrooms and a kitchen/dining room with a range of floor mounted units, shower room and a door to the rear offering access to the garden.

Returning to the lobby, stairs rise to the first floor and a large landing.

The sitting/dining room is a front aspect a light and generous space.

There are two bedrooms on this floor, in addition to a family bathroom with shower over and walk-in wardrobe.

The kitchen has ample cupboards and worktop space.

At the end of the hall, a door opens out onto a balcony and a delightful ornate spiral staircase connecting the three levels of the property externally.

Internally, stairs rise to the second floor where there is a characterful kitchen replete with wooden beams, a separate sitting area, and double bedroom with access outside to the aforementioned spiral staircase, offering far reaching views over Blandford.

There is also an extremely large attic storage area which has historically gained planning permission for two dormer windows.

As an historical note, it is from this area that original ship's timbers can be seen as roof supports!A fire certificate was issued to the property in 1995 and includes a fire alarm and emergency lighting system.

The property would require no structural alterations or consents to be used as two flats but would require some work and consents to be used as three flats (with one flat on each floor).

The gas, electricity and telephone lines are provided to each of the two flats separately with two gas central heating systems.

The property is Grade 2 listed and has been in the current ownership since 1980.

The house is shown on the historical plan of the town as having survived the 1731 fire of Blandford a copy of which will be supplied to the buyer.

There is a private walled garden to the rear of the property, with a paved patio abutting the residence.

The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn.

There is also a garden shed, and side access via a door to the alleyway running along the side of the property, which also belongs to the house.

There is an option to purchase one or two of a pair of garages nearby.

In front of the property there is free all-night on street parking and half hourly parking during the day.

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