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4 bedroom house for sale

Dorchester Road, Stratton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2

Sold STC £649,950

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A handsome detached late Edwardian former rectory providing spacious four bedroom family accommodation with many period features and a private half-acre (approx) garden, within this favoured village only three miles northwest of Dorchester. EPC Band E

The Old Rectory, which is detached, dates from the late Edwardian era and has elevations of facing brick with stone features and some stone mullion windows under a tiled roof. Providing spacious well proportioned accommodation thought ideal for the family, having three excellent reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room with aga, ancillary rooms and to the first floor, four double bedrooms, ensuite bathroom and shower room, all with the benefit of oil fired central heating. Internally the property has many features associated with this period including architectural mouldings, fireplaces, tiled floors and leaded light windows which altogether provide an interesting late Edwardian home with light and bright rooms. Externally the driveway leads to a large parking area and private lawned gardens, the plot in total extending to just over half of one acre. Close to the village centre and opposite the village green, Stratton falls within the Thomas Hardy school catchment and has very easy access to Dorchester town centre.

Stratton is an attractive village with a healthy mix of both older and more recently built houses modelled on a village style. The village benefits from local amenities including a pub, village hall, church, children's playground and playing fields together with its close proximity to the County Town of Dorchester (approximately 3 miles) makes it very agreeable with families both young and old. Dorchester town provides good local schools (bus service provided) alongside a wide variety of shops, restaurants, wine bars, cinema and mainline travel to London via Southampton from Dorchester South with stations to Bristol being served from Dorchester West. The District Hospital is also located here.

Five bar entrance gate and gravelled driveway leads to the side of the property and to a large parking area at the rear. There is an outside tap.

From the driveway a timber gate leads to the partially covered stone paved terrace, with Boiler Room 10' x 7'2 with oil fired boiler and small Store Room.

The front garden is lawned with planted beds and borders and has a gate from the driveway. A pedestrian gate and gravelled pathway leads to the main entrance.

From the parking area at the rear a flight of steps leads through a rose clad trellis to the rear garden.

This is primarily lawned, again with planted beds and borders together with maturing trees and including a fenced area previously used for keeping of animals. There is an aluminum greenhouse and implement shed. The garden is private and secluded with a range of mature evergreens forming the rear boundary. The total area extends to just over half of one acre.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
5.23m x 4.3m
fitted with a range of base and eye level antique pine units with double-bowl ceramic sink, provision for dishwasher, built in oven, built in halogen hob with extractor hood over, tiled splashbacks, oil fired aga for cooking and serving the domestic hot water, radiator.

2.44m x 2.13m
with slate and timber shelves, quarry tiled floor. Door from the Kitchen to the

Boot Room 
4.01m x 2.97m
(7'8) with radiator and door to the outside. Door to the

4.11m x 1.37m
overlooking the front garden with terrazzo style tiled floor. Door from the Inner Hall leads to the

Rear Hall 
with radiator, door to the garden

with high level WC, wash hand basin and radiator. Staircase from the Entrance Hall rises to the

First Floor Landing 
double storage cupboard, radiator, access with ladder to the roof void, walk-in storage/wardrobe.

Inner Landing 
double cupboard with hot water cylinder.

Bedroom One 
5.8m x 4.72m
being double aspect, two radiators, wash hand basin, hatch to roof void, moulded cornice to the ceiling and picture rail.

Bedroom Four 
4.06m x 3.35m
cast fireplace with surround, radiator, double storage cupboards, moulded cornice and picture rail. Tiled shower room with suite of shower with glazed screen, wash hand basin and WC, radiator, tiled floor and fine stone mullion window with leaded light.

Box Room 
2.5m x 2.34m

Bedroom Two 
5m x 4.32m
with aspect across to the village green and door to the side balcony. Radiator, television aerial point, moulded cornice and picture rail.

Tiled Ensuite Bathroom 
3.68m x 3.05m
Jacuzzi bath, vanity unit with wash hand basin, separate shower and WC. Radiator, tiled floor, double linen cupboard.

Bedroom Three 
4.27m x 4.01m
with featured cast fireplace with tiled insets, radiator, moulded cornice and picture rail, hatch to the roof void.

Drawing Room 
7m x 4.75m
with bay window overlooking the rear garden and to the side a stone mullioned leaded light window. Carved timber fireplace with raised hearth and multi fuel stove, two radiators, decorative coving and moulding to the ceiling.

Dining Room 
4.8m x 4.57m
an interesting irregular shaped room with bay window to the front, brick fireplace with brick hearth, two radiators, decorative coving and moulding to the ceiling, picture rail

Sitting Room 
6.02m x 4.32m
with bay window to the front, casement door to the front garden, featured fireplace with carved timber surround with polished inset, three wall light points, picture rail, timbered beamed ceiling. Door with leaded light panels from the Entrance Hall leads to the

Inner Hall 
with under stairs store cupboard

Entrance Vestibule 
timber panelled front door with leaded lights and windows with featured leaded light panels. Terrazzo style tiled floor. Door to the

Entrance Hall 
5.33m x 3.15m
two radiators, moulded cornice, staircase with polished hardwood handrail leading to the First Floor.

Utility Room 
4.1m x 1.96m
with a range of base units, with chinaware sink, recess and plumbing for washing machine, dresser style storage, quarry tiled floor, radiator, access to roof void.

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