- 4 Bedrooms
- entrance Hall
- drawing Room
- dining Room
- inner Lobby
- basement Games/Exercise Room
- kitchen/Breakfast Room
- utility Room
St Mary's Church of England First School, Charminster (1.2mi.)
Damers First School (2.2mi.)
The Thomas Hardye School (2.3mi.)
A charming and characterful 4 bedroom family home with double garage and secluded garden, situated in the pretty village of Bradford Peverell in an area of outstanding natural beauty, just 3 miles from the county town of Dorchester. EPC exempt.
An appealing Listed Grade II attached Georgian house enjoying the many fine features associated with the period. Originally a smaller cottage, the property was later extended in Georgian times and now provides extremely spacious well-proportioned accommodation with much of the original detailing still remaining (such as sash windows complete with shutters, ornamental coving and architraving, main staircase with balustrading etc.) A flexible home with accommodation to suit many needs and enjoying a position which allows views over the village towards the church. There's even an Aga in the farmhouse-style kitchen to keep you warm!
On first entering the property, there is a real sense of space with a generous hallway and sweeping staircase, gracious sitting room and impressive dining room. Beyond is the inner lobby, and the kitchen/breakfast room, the heart of the home, with a green, 2 oven oil AGA. Further doors lead to the basement games/exercise room with door via stone steps to the garden. The utility room with level access to the side courtyard, a separate WC, and the charming snug which is in the oldest part of the house and has an impressive inglenook fireplace, (sealed) complete with bread oven. On the first floor upper landing are two bedrooms, the generous master bedroom with en suite bathroom, and bedroom two, also a double. The window on the landing has some charming views over the village; a peaceful place from which to sit and contemplate.
Steps lead down to the shower/WC. On the lower landing, with window overlooking the rear, there is ample space for a desk/study area. Doors lead to bedrooms three and four, both doubles, plus the family bathroom.
The property lies in the heart of the popular village of Bradford Peverell, with its core of period properties set amidst open countryside with riverside walks close by. It is one of the oldest villages in Dorset, with the Church of St Mary with its beautiful broached spire, village hall and bus service. Within circa 3 miles is the county town of Dorchester which has an excellent range of facilities, the county hospital and main line railway stations to London Waterloo and also Bristol and Bath. The Jurassic coast is approximately 15 miles offering sailing and water sports, sandy beaches in Weymouth and the wonderful Dorset coastal path. Racing at Wincanton, polo at Taunton and there is a fine golf course at Came Down (5 miles). The village is in the Thomas Hardye School catchment. Independent schools include Sunninghill Preparatory School in Dorchester, Sherborne School for Boys, Sherborne School for Girls, Sherborne Preparatory School, Leweston, Milton Abbey and Bryanston.
Approached from the lane, which leads to an area of parking for several vehicles. Double garage with up and over doors, power and light. Adjacent is a lean-to brick and flint store. On the right is a hedge and ancient yew tree and sliding wrought iron gate which gives access to the enclosed garden, partially encircled by a lovely old brick and flint wall, and mature hedging. Mainly laid to lawn, with paved areas ideal for 'al fresco' dining, and richly planted borders, mature shrubs and trees. Pathways lead to the front and to the rear of the house, where double ornamental wrought iron gates open to an enclosed courtyard area, flanked by a brick wall and leading to the back entrance and utility room. To the side and flanked by iron railings, are stone steps leading down to the basement games/exercise room. Outside lighting, tap and oil storage tank.
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