6 bedroom house for saleFore Street, Evershot, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2
- 6 bedrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Secondary accommodation
- Private Parking
The property is a Grade II Listed house in the popular village of Evershot with a former coach house which now comprises a single garage and machinery store with a self-contained studio flat above.The entire garden extends to about 0.75 acre (0.3 hectare).
Believed to originate from a number of earlier buildings, Beech House was created and extended in the late 17th/early 18th Century and has a 20th Century extension at the rear. It is presented in excellent decorative order and has a wealth of original period features including stone mullion windows on the front elevation, panelling, window seats, working window shutters and fireplaces. On the ground floor the front door opens to the flag-stoned dining hall with doors leading off to the sitting room and the drawing room, which has a fine carved marble fireplace and French windows leading to the garden. A doorway from the hall gives access to a lobby leading to the study, cloakroom and the kitchen/breakfast room, which also has a flagstone floor and is fitted with a range of units and Lacanche dual fuel range cooker. Beyond the kitchen is the laundry room, storage/boiler room and a rear lobby. A staircase from the hall rises to the first floor landing with doors off to the master bdroom with en-suite bathroom, 4 further bedrooms (1 of which is currently used as a study), family bathroom and separate WC. On the second floor is a further double bedroom and a large, part-boarded attic, both lit by natural light from dormer windows.
The garden lies to the rear of the house with a terrace and a lawn dominated by a large magnolia, looking down towards the magnificent copper beech tree, after which the house is named. The garden is walled on 2 sides with a stream at the end.
Yeovil 10 miles (London Waterloo 2¼ hours). Sherborne 11½ miles. Dorchester 13 miles. (Distances and time approximate)
Beech House is situated in the heart of the pretty village of Evershot, within the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is a thriving community with a church, The Acorn Inn public house, post office/shop, bakery, village hall, doctor's surgery, primary school and the 5-star Summer Lodge Country House Hotel. For further details go to www.evershot.org.
The Abbey town of Sherborne is 11½ miles away and has a good range of shops and services including a Waitrose supermarket. Yeovil and the county town of Dorchester are also only 10 and 13 miles away respectively.
Sticklands CEVA Primary School is in the village, with the closest secondary school in Beaminster about 7½ miles away. Alternatively the Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester is 13 miles away. Nearby private schools include Hazlegrove, Sherborne schools, Bryanston and Perrott Hill.
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