6 bedroom detached house for sale

Askerswell, Dorchester, Dorset

Sold STC £1,350,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold


A handsome and substantial listed Grade II former rectory in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The Property
Askerswell House was built in 1851 and is situated adjacent to the fine parish Church of St Michael on the edge of this popular village in a pretty valley at the foot of Eggardon Hill. This handsome property has attractive stone elevations under a slate roof and sits in a delightful, private and secluded situation overlooking its own land and the charming surrounding countryside. The house was built originally for the Church and remained in their ownership until 1946 despite having been requisitioned for the war effort in 1941 when the house was believed to have hosted German POW's. The house was bought by the current owner in 1976 and has remained in the family ever since. The property is approached from the lane via a private drive, which sweeps around the front of the house and the adjacent Coach House and Stables built in 1876 and which remain virtually completely original. The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 8 acres, with a formal element including a fine lawn, and walled kitchen garden along with two paddocks

Location

The Georgian town of Bridport is just over 4 miles and has an excellent range of shops, restaurants and supermarkets including Waitrose. To the east lies the county town of Dorchester, which is just over 11 miles where there is a further range of excellent facilities including a main line railway station to London Waterloo.

Location
Askerswell is a small pretty village at the foot of the iconic Eggardon Hill known for its iron age hillfort, from which there are commanding views west over the Bride Valley towards Golden Cap and Lyme Bay. The countryside in this part of Dorset is wonderful, with narrow lanes, rural pastures, chalk downland and coppices and woods in the charming undulating topography. In the village there is the fine parish Church, the popular Spyway public house and a well used village hall. The village has good connections to both the east and west by the A35 and to the south, the coast at Burton Bradstock with the popular Hive Beach Café and the recently opened Seaside Boarding House, the cliff top creation of the former Groucho Club owner.
Accommodation
Ground Floor
" Entrance Porch
" Reception Hall
" Drawing Room with open fireplace and bay window
" Dining Room with open fireplace and gas fired stove
" Rear Hall with flagstone floor
" Study (Bedroom)
" Snug with open fireplace
" Kitchen with AGA
" Scullery with bread oven
" Utility Room (the old Dairy)
" Downstairs Bathroom
" Cellar
First Floor
" Landing
" 4 double Bedrooms
" 2 single Bedrooms
" 2 Bathrooms
" Separate WC
" Rear Staircase
Second Floor
" 4 large attic rooms
Outside
" Coach House with Stable Block
" Gardens
" Paddocks
In all approximately 8 acres

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19 March 2016

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51 High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UT

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Nearest station

  • Maiden Newton (5.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Jackson-Stops & Staff, Dorchester

51 High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UT

01305 575032 Local call rate

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