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11 bedroom house for sale
Fordington House, Dorchester, Dorset
- 11 Bedrooms
- Period Features
- Grand Hall
- Galleried Staircase
- Walled Garden
- Ample Parking
- Within Walking Distance to Town Centre
Energy Performance Certficate Band F (The Green Flat).
Energy Performance Certificate Band E (Fordington House Apartment).
Energy Performance Certficate Band F (The Kitchen Flat)
FORDINGTON HOUSE is a large, detached house in Dorchester. It has white stucco facades under slate roofs. The original part is thought to date from the 17th century; the west wing was added in the 18th and the exterior was remodelled in the early 20th century, the south side having a triangular medallion pediment. The exterior is Grade II* listed as being of historic and architectural interest. Internally there are fine period features such as a galleried staircase, architectural ceiling mouldings and some period fireplaces, notably an Adams style fireplace in the aptly named Grand Room. The present vendors have owned the house for the past twenty five years during which time they have gradually restored and improved the three existing flats, some repairs being handcrafted, the west wing of the house remains unmodernised but contains the impressive Entrance Hall with staircase. Subject to planning permission and listed building consent, Fordington House offers a rare and unusual opportunity. It has great potential in many areas: as a fully restored period home; a suite of prestige offices: a boutique hotel; luxury apartments; individual town houses or holiday flats. It is unusual in being located just half a mile from the centre of the county town, but having car parking for in excess of 8 vehicles plus a secluded walled garden containing ancient yews to the north and to the south a large paved terrace with raised lawn; the whole plot totalling in excess of 0.45 acres
Fordington House is located within the attractive County Town of Dorchester. The property lies in a residential area of Dorchester with easy access to town centre shops, leisure and medical facilities and schools. The local secondary school is currently rated one of the top state schools in the country.Dorchester is acknowledged as a prime centre of the literary, historic and geological worlds, being famous for Thomas Hardy, William Barnes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs and Roman remains and is adjacent to the World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast. Many sports and country pursuits are found within the locale and the property has good access to Dorchester's surrounding countryside for horse riding, walking and other rural pastimes. Sport in the area includes golf at Came Down, Dorchester Cricket, Football and Rugby Clubs and Sailing in the soon to be Olympic waters of Portland and Weymouth. Communications are excellent with main line railway links to London Waterloo and Bristol. Cross channel services run from Poole and Weymouth, and international airports are at Bournemouth and Exeter.