An elegant Georgian townhouse in the heart of Blandford Forum with 1.5 acre gardens including part of an island.
The historic market town of Blandford Forum is noted for its Georgian architecture, much of which was rebuilt by local architects the Bastard Brothers following a fire in 1731. With a range of shops and eateries and a weekly market, the town remains a proper market town, with bustle of activity at the heart of a rural community.
Stepping into the Grade II Listed Stour House, a short walk from the bustle, offers sanctuary. Dating from about 1735, the property has been lovingly renovated and styled by the current owners, providing the best of modern living whilst retaining the character. Elegant and well-proportioned rooms are flooded with natural light, many with views to the garden.
The accommodation across 3 floors provides comfort and practicality; 4 reception rooms include a study, a master bedroom suite, 4 further bedrooms, stylish bath and shower rooms, and below extensive storage in the cellarage. Electric gates lead from the road to covered parking and useful outbuildings, and within the garden an attractive 2 storey former coach house has planning for conversion to a studio/gym.
A property extending to approximately 1.5 acres in the heart of the town is rare indeed. Private terraces lead to sheltered lawns include to a croquet lawn, paths through planted borders to vegetable plots, and trees adjacent to the River Stour. A 2-storey former Coach House has planning for conversion to a gym and studio. Cross the bridge to part of an island – this is Swallows & Amazons territory, with views across the water meadows to the south, or across the trees and roof tops to the Church tower, reminding you that you are still within the town.
Stour House is a sanctuary to savour; to live and work from home, to lock up and leave, to fill with family. All with the convenience of amenities within walking distance. It’s a rare find. The Guide Price is £1,350,000, contact Richard Taylor on 01305 261008 to find out more.