East Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
A handsome refurbished Grade ll Georgian Townhouse with a beautiful part walled garden leading to the River Stour. Garaging. Parking. Former coach house with consent for conversion to gym/studio.

Entrance Lobby - Reception Hall - Drawing Room - Dining Room - Study - Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Garden Room - Laundry Room - Cloakroom - SIde and rear hallways - Extensive cellarage with wine cellar

Principal Bedroom with en-suite Bathroom and Dressing Room - 5 further Bedrooms - Bathroom - Shower Room

Electric entrance gates - Parking - Garaging and stores - Potting Shed - Former Coach House with consent for conversion to gym and studio

Part walled landscaped Garden with frontage to the River Stour and part of a small island

About 1.5 acres (0.6 hectare)

Stour House is believed to date from about 1735 with a later wing added at the rear of the house in the early 19th Century. The house is a charming and unspoilt Grade ll listed townhouse which was sympathetically and extensively refurbished in 2017/18, having mellow red brick external elevations under a tiled roof. It has well proportioned accommodation, which is light and airy with some excellent head height together with a wealth of original features throughout the house; these include tall sash windows, fireplaces, floor boards, coving, panelling and window seats.

On the ground flooor the reception hall has a sweeping and impressive 18th Century staircase rising to the first floor landing and doors leading to the study, cloakroom, dining room and drawing room with a beautiful broad bow window overlooking the garden. Beyond the hall is a short rear hall with a secondary staircase to the first floor and also down to the extensive and useful cellarage (as well as stairs off the hall). A further door opens to the rejuvinated kitchen with fitted units and gas-fired Aga, with steps to the breakfsat room to one side. Beyond the kitchen is the laundry room with steps down to the garden room, which has four pairs of French windows opening to the garden.

On the first floor is a broad landing with doors to the principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, two further large double bedrooms, bathroom and a small bedroom(currently used as a yoga room). On the second floor are two further double bedrooms off a central landing.

Stour House is situated off the principal street running through the centre of the historic Georgian market town of Blandford Forum. The town has a good variety of independent shops, boutiques cafes, restaurants and public houses surrounding its attractive market place with its impressive church in addition to other shops and super markets including M&S Food Hall and Tesco within in the town.

There are some exceptional schools in the area including Bryanston which is conveniently located on the outskirts of the town, Milton Abbey, Canford, Clayesmore, the Sherborne schools, Leweston, Port Regis, Sandroyd, Hanford, Knighton House. Castle Court and Dumpton.

For travel the A31 is about 8 miles to the south accessing Southampton and Portsmouth via the M27 and on to the M3 for London; Exeter and the west country via the A35 and A303. Train stations with mainline services to London Wateroo at Poole and Salisbury. Bournemouth and Southampton airports have connections within the UK and to many international destinations.

Leisure opportunites include golf at Blandford Forum, Dorchester and the East Dorset Country Club. National hunt racing at Wincanton and Taunton and flat racing at Bath and Salisbury. Water sports, sailing and sea fishing along the Jurassic coast; there are many fine beaches including at Bournemouth, Poole and Studland.

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