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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Alton Pancras, Dorchester, DT2 7RT

Guide Price £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully presented detached cottage
  • Four bedrooms, one with en suite wet room
  • Blending character features with modern benefits
  • Garage and off street parking
  • Countryside views over adjacent fields
  • No forward chain
  • Searches available

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Rectory Cottage is nestled on a no through lane and is beautifully presented throughout. The four bedroom cottage is light and bright with a pretty garden extending around the house and abutting open fields.

The original cottage was built circa 1879 and was extended more recently to form a nice size property blending character features with modern benefits.

The cottage is set up away from the valley road and enjoys a lovely aspect overlooking fields. The present owners have made improvements including attractive painted hard wood windows, oak block flooring and brick paved driveway.

The accommodation in brief comprises; entrance hallway with oak block flooring, stairs with understairs cupboard and ledge and brace doors into; living room with exposed brick chimney breast, multi fuel stove, TV point, dining room with decorative fire surround with mantle and hearth, oak block flooring and ceiling downlights.

Kitchen/breakfast room fitted with cream shaker style cupboards and drawers with deep corner cupboards maximising space and glass fronted display cupboard. Range cooker with electric oven and LPG gas hob, surround and mantle, tiled inset and integrated extractor hood with light. Granite work surfaces provide working space with a ceramic sink and drainer, tiled flooring, space for table and chairs, ceiling downlights and French windows open to outside. Utility room with floor standing oil- fired boiler, space and plumbing for washing machine and tall standing fridge/freezer, heating and hot water controls, consumer board with trip switches, door from driveway and stable style door into garden.

On the first floor landing is an airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and immersion heater, further fitted cupboard with hanging rails. Doors lead to master bedroom, a double aspect room with exposed beams and lovely views. En suite wet room with a white suite including a wall hung basin, wc with concealed cistern, shower with tiled floor and soakaway and chrome Grohe shower unit. Tastefully tiled with stone tiling and flooring, heated towel rail and extractor fan.

Bedroom two is a double aspect room with views of the adjacent farmland and loft hatch into roof space. Bedroom three is a double bedroom with views and bedroom four/study is a single room. Bathroom with a classic white suite, bath with central taps and shower attachment, wc, pedestal basin, tilled floor and heated towel rail.

Outside, the rear garden has a raised lawn with shrub and flower borders, attractive brick and flint wall with steps up to a gravelled path with sleepers. There are some raised vegetable beds and greenhouse. There is a patio abutting the west elevation of the cottage and path extends around the house leading to a side gate and front garden with rose beds, lawn, mixed hedging and stone path leading to driveway and attached garage, with power and light.


Alton Pancras lies at the head of the popular Piddle Valley and is within an area of designated as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Buckland Newton, about one mile to the north, has a revitalised and thriving village store, village hall, church, playing field and first school.

To the south, there is a sub post office/general store, hairdresser, modern first school, village hall and public houses in Piddletrenthide. Dorchester and Sherborne are about ten miles, both having a mainline railway station to London Waterloo.

There is excellent walking and riding in the immediate vicinity with a network of bridle/footpaths over the surrounding and unspoilt rolling downland. There are a variety of sporting pursuits in the area including golf at Dorchester (Came Down), Sherborne and Folke. Sailing and water sports along the Jurassic Heritage Coast.


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Added on Rightmove:
25 July 2017

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