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Distinctive Dorset family house

Pond House is a wonderful thatched family property in the village of Ashmore in Dorset just five miles from Shaftesbury. Grade II listed, the property sits in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has front elevations under a thatched roof with brick chimneys.

The entrance hall has parquet tiled floors, exposed beams and a staircase rising up; the sitting room has an open fireplace and woodburning stove, while the drawing room has a stone fireplace, cornicing, and window seats.

The kitchen/dining room also has a woodburner on a raised-slate hearth, and a large second cellar has useful storage. The master bedroom suite and two further double bedrooms are all spacious with good views, and the family bathroom is also upstairs.

The one-bedroom cottage would be well-suited as a home office and the house also has a large boarded attic.

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Outside the gardens consist of pretty lawns and views stretch over the famous Ashmore village pond. The terrace lies along the rear of the house and a small kitchen garden area has a framed greenhouse.

Ashmore is a popular Dorset village with plenty of period houses and a village church. Shaftesbury is just five miles and Blandford Forum eleven miles.

The guide price is £1.2m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01935 812 236 or visit

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