The Old Rectory, Hammond Street, Mappowder, Sturminster Newton, DT10 2EH | Lodestone Property

The Old Rectory, Hammond Street, Mappowder, Sturminster Newton, DT10 2EH

£1,200,000 Sold
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Address: The Old Rectory - Hammond Street Mappowder
Town/City: Sturminster Newton
Postcode: DT10 2EH

County: Dorset
Sale Type: Sold
Ref: #10849894

Property Summary

The Old Rectory is a spacious and substantial Victorian property with stunning rural views located on the edge of the idyllic village of Mappowder which is set amidst the scenic Blackmore Vale pastures.

The property is currently in need of improvement and is ideal for the discerning buyer looking for a house to plan and style to their own taste.This is the first time the house has been on the market since 1959 and has been a much loved and enjoyed family home. Our clients inform us that the house and gardens are ideal for entertaining and have seen many excellent parties over the years.

The Old Rectory has older origins and was remodelled in 1874 to create the current property. You enter the house from the porch in to an imposing reception hall with staircase leading to the first floor. From the reception hall you go into the dual aspect morning room with stone fire place and cast iron grate.
The drawing room is another superb dual aspect room with stone fireplace and splendid views over the gardens.The dining room also has a sense of importance with hatch to the kitchen and a stone fireplace. The kitchen /breakfast room has an Aga, central island and seating.
From the rear hall is a useful study, wc and snug.

The ground floor accommodation has many fine period attributes including stone fireplaces, sash windows with shutters and high ceilings and superb set of room bells in the rear hall.

On the first floor there is a fine master bedroom with ornate tiled fireplace, rural views and adjacent Bedroom/dressing room with en suite shower room.
There are a further 3 bedrooms with cast iron fireplaces and family bathroom.
From the rear landing there are 2 further bedrooms and stairs to an attic room/bedroom 7.


A pair of wrought iron gates with Gryphons and pillars topped by stone pineapples lead to the front circular drive with ornate central fountain inset with shrubs.

The house currently has access over a rear drive leading to more parking for multiple vehicles and a useful range of stone outbuildings with garage, workshop/garage, coal store and 2 further workshops/garages.Double garage.Adjacent to this area which abuts the Parish church are small areas of lawn, fruit trees and a kitchen garden.

The Gardens

The gardens are an exceptional feature and ideal for summer parties and entertaining.They comprise sweeping lawns, well stocked flower and shrub beds and borders.Sunken garden with paved terrace and lawn.There is also a very pretty area of woodland with a variety of deciduous trees and quiet walks.The front and side gardens are a great location for enjoying the far reaching views over open countryside to Bulbarrow and Dorset Gap.

The Old Rectory is located in the Conservation Area of the village of Mappowder which has a parish church of St Peter and St Paul, the burial place for the author TF Powys. The nearby towns of Dorchester,Sherborne and Sturminster Newton have a wide range of shopping. cultural and recreational facilities including Waitrose supermarkets in Dorchester and Sherborne. A wider variety of amenities are available at the larger regional centre of Yeovil. There are excellent communications nearby including the A30 at Bere Regis,A303 at Wincanton and mainline railway stations at Dorchester and Sherborne with services to Waterloo. There are also independent schools nearby including Sherborne Boys and Girls schools and state schools including Thomas Hardy at Dorchester and The Gryphon at Sherborne.

Directions: From Sherborne proceed in a southerly direction to the A3030. Take the turning to Holwell on your right. Proceed through Holwell to Kings Stag and take the turning to Hazlebury Bryan.
When you reach the T junction turn right and right again when you reach the sign post to Mappowder. Continue through the village, passing the church where the gates to The Old Rectory will be found on the right-hand side.

Total Area approx 2 acres.

DT10 2EH

Mains water, electricity, drainage.

Local Authority
Dorset District Council


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Lodestone Property | Estate Agents | Sales & Lettings
  • Ref: 10849894
  • Type: House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • Spacious Victorian Former Rectory on edge of the village of Mappowder
  • 7 Bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • 3 Reception rooms
  • Study and Snug
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Range of outbuildings with garaging
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Attractive gardens with woodland
  • Views towards Bulbarrow and the Dorset Gap
  • First time on market since 1959
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