South Street

Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3LT

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A substantial and partially rebuilt Grade II listed townhouse with secure parking & garage.

The earliest reference to Ludbourne House is in the will of William Sampson, who died in 1714, leaving the property to his wife and then to his son, also William. This means that the original building is likely to have been built at some time in the 17th century or possibly even earlier. It came into the hands of the Crutwell family, owners of the Sherborne Journal. From then it passed to Robert Willmott, a successful owner of the neighbouring silk mill. In 1909 the Sherborne Urban District Council purchased the Ludbourne Hall Estate as a site for the much needed Town Hall and used it as such until 1948. After that, it had a range of light industrial activities before the property became an old people?s home prior to its existing renovation and conversion.

The property is a Grade II listed town house built of stone with a Welsh slate roof. The house has sash windows, which combined with magnificent ceiling heights, make the interior light and airy. It has undergone a complete renovation and partial rebuild to the highest standard by the award winning J & SB Design.

The central feature is a beautiful dining hall, with its elegant sweeping staircase. To the left is the kitchen/breakfast room and cloaks cupboard. The kitchen is of an ultra-modern design with an electric 4-oven Everhot range cooker inset in the old chimney breast and a range of fitted Miele electric appliances. French doors on the right open to the sitting room, with stone fireplace and bespoke bookshelves. The extension on the north-east side contains the guest bedrooms and shower room. On the ground floor the cloakroom and utility room lead into the garage.

The main staircase leads to the owner?s private quarters, comprising a master bedroom suite with study and en suite bathroom and a further bedroom with en suite shower room. There are multiple wardrobes and storage space.

At the front the house is set back from the street behind tall stone walls, with further privacy provided by pleached hornbeam trees, which extend above the stone walling and along the full width of the courtyard garden. This is paved and has a U-shaped raised bed planted with a variety of colourful perennials, overlooked by a stone flagged verandah, which is accessible from the rear hall via French windows. To one side is a wrought iron, lockable pedestrian gate and paved path leading to the front door. Entrance to the parking and garage is through an electrically controlled wrought iron security gate. The access drive is shared with the three properties that comprise Ludbourne Hall, which is situated to the rear of Ludbourne House.


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