4 bedroom barn style house for sale
West Bourton Road, Bourton £600,000
- Bathrooms: 3
- Bedrooms: 4
- En-suites: 2
- Reception rooms: 2
- Property age: Modern
- Floor size: 203.00 sq m
SUMMARY A beautifully presented contemporary architect designed house featuring exceptionally low running costs. This four bedroom barn style residence is set in a small exclusive courtyard style development and is near to an Ofsted rated "outstanding" primary school, and Gillingham secondary school bus stop. The property also benefits from a delightfully private garden having views over adjoining fields to the rear. VIEWING A MUST!
DESCRIPTION An architect and contemporarily designed spacious barn style residence nicely set back from the road in a small attractive and exclusive courtyard in this highly regarded North Dorset village. The property is approached off West Bourton Road from a shared tarmac and limestone gravelled driveway which provides ample parking and leads to the Open fronted Double ‘Barn’ Garage. The well planned and appointed accommodation is both light and spacious and beautifully presented throughout by the current owners and comprises: entrance hall with stairs to first floor, doors to all principal rooms including the cloakroom, sitting room with a wide opening into the lovely garden room which has a vaulted ceiling, exposed timberwork and French doors out to the garden, separate dining room, a generously sized end extensively fitted kitchen/breakfast room with door to the utility which has access to the outside. On the first floor there is a landing with doors to all rooms, the Master & Guest Bedrooms are both en-suite, 2 further bedrooms and a family bathroom completes the layout.
East Barn is approached via a shared driveway off West Bourton Road having ample parking and access to the open fronted double ‘Cart Barn’ style Garage.
The private gardens are of a good size with a paved terrace, lawns, 3 ponds, trees, shrubs and overlook the adjoining fields at the rear.
This very well insulated property is extremely cost-efficient with an EPC rating towards the upper end of "C". It is fitted with 17 solar panels, an iBoost for using generated energy for hot water, and over 2 cu.m of rain water storage for use in the garden and directly topping up the ponds in the award-winning wildlife garden.
PV Solar Panels: A 3.6kW solar panel array system, professionally installed on 14th July 2011 is part of the freehold of the property. The inverter was replaced with a new unit in 2022. The current FIT tariff is 68 pence per unit, with payments government-guaranteed for 25 years, index-linked and tax free. There are 14 years of the tariff period to run. Current income from the panels is in excess of £2200 p.a. which exceeds the total outgoings on electricity, LPG gas, water, and logs for the wood burner.
iBoost Water Heating: An iBoost smart device provides free hot water for much of the year by automatically diverting surplus electricity generated by the panels to supply power as required to the hot water immersion heater.
Roof Water: This is diverted into two 1 cu m holding tanks and several water butts and thence via a pipe network to feed two of the garden’s ponds.
LOCATION: The sought after village of Bourton marks the northern most point of Dorset, and has an active community with a Parish Church, a village store including a Post Office/Petrol Station, Public House, Primary School, and a bus service to Gillingham Secondary School. Bourton is within easy driving distance of several small market towns including Wincanton, Gillingham, and Bruton. The village lies on the River Stour, bordering Somerset and Wiltshire with an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report for the local primary school.
ADD INFO Services: Mains Water, Electricity & Drainage. LPG central heating.
Council Authority: Dorset Council ~ Council Tax Band: E
Caution: NB All services and fittings mentioned in these particulars have NOT been tested and hence we cannot confirm that they are in working order.
Energy Performance Certificate: Rated: C
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