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7 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

West Stafford, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2

Under Offer £785,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 7 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Period
  • Garden
  • Land
  • Listed
  • Private Parking
  • 0.50 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The principal part of a fine Grade II listed former Rectory located on the edge of the popular village of West Stafford overlooking fields and within easy driving distance of the county town of Dorchester.

Believed to date from the late 17th Century and then largely re-built/re-faced in brick in 1767, The Old Rectory is a fine and imposing Grade II listed house constructed of red brick and rendered elevations under a tiled roof. The house remained in the ownership of the Church until 1960, when it was divided into two. The portion now offered for sale comprises two thirds of the original house and has elegantly proportioned and spacious accommodation with many fine period features including attractive fireplaces, pretty sash windows, working shutters and intricate cornicing in many rooms. Off the entrance hall are the cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room and a door leading to 3 inter-connected, good sized reception rooms, comprising the drawing room, dining room and sitting room, with both the drawing and sitting rooms having open fireplaces fitted with wood-burning stoves. The kitchen, which can be accessed from both the hall and
the drawing room, has a range of wall and base units, 2-oven oil fired AGA (light green), shelved larder cupboard and window seat with a fine carved surround and working shutters. A door from the kitchen leads through to the conservatory. A staircase rises from the hall to the first floor, where there are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, both with separate showers. A further staircase rises to the second floor, where there are 3 further attic bedrooms, separate WC and large studio/playroom with exposed A-frame timbers and a fireplace.

Dorchester 3 miles (Waterloo 2.5 hours). Weymouth 10 miles. Sherborne 22 miles (Distances and time approximate)

The Old Rectory is situated in the popular village of West Stafford, which lies about 3 miles to the east of the county town of Dorchester and comprises a collection of mainly period properties with a public house and parish church.
There are three primary schools within a two mile radius, all feeding to Thomas Hardye School or The Middle School in Dorchester (both about 3½ miles) for secondary education. Nearby private schools include Sunninghill Nursery and Prep School in Dorchester, Hazlegrove, Leweston, the Sherborne schools, Millfield, Perrott Hill and Bryanston.
Dorchester is close by and offers an extensive range of shopping, business and recreational facilities. Other towns within easy driving distance include Weymouth, Bridport, Blandford Forum, Poole and Bournemouth.

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Added on Rightmove:
22 June 2016


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