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About the property
A GRADE II LISTED GEORGIAN RESIDENCE WITH SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATION AND RETAIL PREMISES IN THE HEART OF THE TOWN CENTRE
Blandford Forum is in the heart of Dorset and nestled next to the river Stour. This charming property is situated in the centre of the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum, which offers excellent transport links and a wide range of amenities including leisure centre, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets including a MandS Foodhall and a number of national retailers along with lovely independent retailers, small hospital and library. There are excellent outdoor amenities right on the doorstep including the North Dorset Trailway for walking and cycling as well as riverside walks along the Stour. Further leisure opportunities include golf clubs at Blandford Forum, Dorchester and the East Dorset Country Club. Water sports, sailing and sea fishing are available along the Jurassic coast as well as boasting award winning beaches. There is also a fantastic range of independent and state schools in the area.
The property is configured as a substantial maisonette with ground floor retail unit of approximately 50sqm which is currently let to 'Super Book' on a 2 year lease which expires on 14th March 2024 at a current rent of £10,560 p.a exclusive. The current business is unaffected by the sale.
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own home and income business?
This is a unique opportunity to acquire a beautiful Georgian building in a prime location.
The residential accommodation comprises of a spacious Georgian home with an abundance of character.
The property benefits from a large cellar currently utilised as a store room and wine cellar. On the ground floor is the main entrance to the massiontte which opens into the entrance vestibule with coat cupboard and high ceiling. Stairs lead to the first floor landing which has a feature skylight and double height ceiling doors open to the grand drawing room which has three sash windows overlooking the market square. There is a feature fireplace and decorative coved ceiling and centre rose making this room an opulent space with the green décor. The kitchen/dining room is fitted with a range of units with 2½ bowl sink, gas cooker with hood above, tiled splash back, space for fridge/freezer. There is also fitted bench seating. A particular feature is the walk in pantry cupboard. The ornate staircase leads to the second floor with spacious landing with doors to; Bedroom 1 with two sash windows to front aspect, built in cupboards and fireplace. Bedroom 2 is rear aspect with built in cupboards. The family bathroom has a basin with vanity unit and fitted cupboards, shower cubicle, WC and bath there is also a separate toilet and basin on this level. From the landing there are two separate staircases, one takes you to a loft bedroom and the other stairs take you to a studio loft area currently laid out as a double bedroom with fitted cupboards, a sitting/dining area, kitchenette and bathroom this eaves area as a nautical feel to it.
The shop is in a highly prominent location, zone A/B with beautiful display windows, sun canopy and tiled entrance to the shop. Having formerly been a tailors with an interesting history. Home to Joseph Hepworth and Son Ltd 1864 (known today as Next Plc), who operated this very shop from 1880 to sell its own bespoke gentlemen's three-piece suits. To this date, the Hepworth name is embedded into the shops mosaic external entrance floor. Currently trading as Super Book, it is a well-proportioned trading area with high ceilings and Georgian architecture dating back to 1731 including shop awning blinds providing shade to the whole shop. A particular feature is the external full height glass display cabinet outside the shop which is the only one in Blandford, adding to its space and uniqueness. The shop also has the use of facilities for making drinks and a toilet at the rear of the premises accessed from the side entrance.
Viewing is strictly by appointment through the agent.
Council Tax Band: B
Drawing Room 6.88m (22'7) x 4.57m (15'0)
Kitchen/Dining Room 5.18m (17'0) Max x 3.05m (10'0) Max
Bedroom 1 5.08m (16'8) x 4.9m (16'1) Max
Bedroom 2 3.12m (10'3) x 2.69m (8'10)
Bathroom 1 3.76m (12'4) Max x 2.21m (7'3) Max
Bedroom 3 5.33m (17'6) Max x 2.01m (6'7)
Kitchen 2 2.08m (6'10) x 1.24m (4'1)
Sitting/Dining Room 5.38m (17'8) x 3.15m (10'4) Max
Bedroom 4 2.31m (7'7) x 2.77m (9'1)
Bathroom 2 2.08m (6'10) Max x 1.27m (4'2)
Shop 9.22m (30'3) Max x 4.75m (15'7) Max
Shop Bathroom 2.84m (9'4) x 1.75m (5'9)
Cellar 1 10.31m (33'10) Max x 2.9m (9'6) Max
Cellar 2 8.76m (28'9) x 2.36m (7'9)
Character Features Throughout
Freehold Retail Investment & Accommodation - Business Unaffected
Large Drawing Room
Grade II Listed
Gas Central Heating
We are awaiting verification of these details by the seller(s).
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