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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Martinstown, Dorchester

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Property Description

Key features

  • Four Bedroom Detached House
  • One Bedroom Self Contained Guest Suite
  • Double and Single Garages
  • Beautiful Grounds with Additional Paddock
  • Impressive Central Staircase
  • Solar Panelling with Income
  • Master Bedroom Suite
  • Outstanding Countryside Views
  • EPC Rating C
  • Desirable Village Location with Amenities

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Turnpike House was built by a local builder for his own occupation in 1991, his attention to detail is to be admired. The impressive elevations are faced in Portland stone with Purbeck stone pillars to the entrance porch, under a tiled roof.

Occupied since 1996 by the present owner, this individually designed stunning detached house extends to 3900 square feet (363 square meters) and is arranged over two floors and is offered in immaculate decorative order throughout with gas fired central heating and UPVC double glazed windows. The extensive well proportioned accommodation opens with a reception hall with a central staircase to a galleried landing, large drawing room, dining room, re-fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility and cloakroom. Also on the ground floor is the self-contained one bedroom guest suite ideally suited for an elderly parent or offers income potential. To the first floor are the spacious master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite, three further double bedrooms and second bathroom.

Externally there are double and single garages with the walled front driveway/garden. The level beautifully maintained main gardens lie to side and rear and are completely private. The garden is divided from the paddock by a Portland stone wall but this has its own vehicular access from the driveway.

The total area extends to approximately 1.3 acres (0.53 hectares). Turnpike House is nestled on the edge of a much sought after village just 3 miles from Dorchester and in our opinion truly deserves an internal viewing to fully appreciate the versatile accommodation and extensive grounds this property has to offer. 

SITUATION Martinstown is an attractive village just 3 miles Southwest of the county town of Dorchester and about 8 miles from the coastal resort of Weymouth. The village has the fine parish Church of St Martin, a village shop and The Brewers Arms public house. The Prince of Wales Poundbury village is a short distance with its independent shops, Waitrose supermarket and cafes and the town of Dorchester has a good range of shops, restaurants, cinemas and sport facilities with the addition of the new brewery square development, the Dorset County Hospital and main line railway stations to London Waterloo and Bristol.  

ACCOMMODATION Purbeck stone pillared entrance porch with lead lined canopy, courtesy light and leaded light front door through to the:  

RECEPTION HALL Moulded cornice, dado rail, two radiators, cloaks cupboard.  

CLOAKROOM Close coupled WC, vanity wash hand basin with cupboards, radiator, tiled splashbacks, rear aspect double glazed window and tiled floor.  

DRAWING ROOM 22' 9" x 19' 9" (6.93m x 6.02m) Moulded cornice, ceiling roses and dado rail, stunning feature fireplace with polished slips and hearth, together with carved timber surround and inset Tortoise fire grate (there is an option of an open fire if desired). Television aerial and telephone points, three radiators. Triple aspect including sliding patio doors to the terrace and rear garden.

From the reception hall archway to the: 

INNER HALL Moulded cornice ceiling rose, radiator, double doors to: 

DINING ROOM 15' 2" x 14' 6" (4.62m x 4.42m) Sliding patio doors to the terrace and gardens, radiator, serving hatch from the kitchen, moulded cornice and ceiling rose.  

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 20' 0" x 15' 2" (6.1m x 4.62m) Re-fitted by the present owners, this spacious and bright modern fitted cream Shaker style kitchen comprises an extensive range of wall and floor mounted cupboard units with pelmet and cornice, work surfaces over, one and a half bowl Franke sink with cupboard under, range of integrated appliances to include four ring gas hob with extractor over, electric double oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher, splash back tiling, serving hatch to dining room, under unit lighting, television and telephone points, ornate coved ceiling, inset lighting, rear aspect double glazed window, side aspect double glazed 'French style' patio doors. Tiled floor to kitchen area, radiator, satellite television aerial and telephone points.

Door from the inner hall leads to a secondary: 

ENTRANCE HALL with radiator.  

UTILITY ROOM 15' 6" x 8' 4" (4.72m x 2.54m) Fitted wall and floor mounted cupboard units with roll top work surfaces over and inset stainless steel sink unit, recess and plumbing for washing machine, splash backs tiling, Worchester gas fired condensing boiler serving the central heating and domestic hot water, radiator, storage cupboard, UPVC double glazed door to the rear path.


ENTRANCE VESTIBULE Sliding patio doors, quarry tiled floor.  

THE GUEST SUITE Approached from the secondary hall and also from the entrance vestibule. This comprises: 

HALLWAY Double storage cupboard measuring 5'6" x 4'4" housing shelving.  

BATH/SHOWER ROOM Suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC, shower with thermostatic fitting, fully tiled splashbacks, tiled floor, radiator.  

BEDROOM 14' 4" x 10' 9" (4.37m x 3.28m) Double fitted wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving, dual aspect double glazed windows, radiator.  

SITTING ROOM 13' 9" x 9' 10" (4.19m x 3m) Door to vestibule, two radiators, television aerial point and archway to the: 

KITCHEN 9' 10" x 5' 3" (3m x 1.6m) Modern fitted kitchen with range of wall and floor mounted cupboard units with roll top work surface over, inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit, inset four ring electric ceramic hob and electric double oven, fridge, recess and plumbing for washing machine, splash back tiling, newly fitted rear aspect double glazed door. 


GALLERIED LANDING Double aspect with moulded cornice, ceiling rose and dado rail, radiator, two display niches.  

MASTER BEDROOM 18' 9" x 12' 8" (5.72m x 3.86m) Range of fitted bedroom furniture, two radiators, telephone point and television aerial point, dual aspect double glazed windows, archway to: 

DRESSING ROOM 11' 1" x 9' 11" (3.38m x 3.02m) Matching fitted furniture, radiator, side and front aspect double glazed windows.  

ENSUITE Suite comprising panelled bath, enclosed cistern WC, bidet, inset vanity wash hand basin with cupboard below, Quadrant shower with glazed screen/door and thermostatic fitting. Electric shaver/light, heated towel rail, inset lighting, tiled floor with underfloor heating.  

INNER LANDING Moulded cornice ceiling rose and dado rail, radiator, double airing cupboard housing pre lagged hot water cylinder and slatted shelving, separate fitted immersion heater which is also used to heat the water through the day via the solar panelling, deep walk-in storage cupboard and hatch to the attic space.  

BEDROOM TWO 18' 8" x 13' 5" to cupboard front (5.69m x 4.09m) Twin fitted wardrobes with sliding mirrored doors with hanging rail and shelving, two radiators, television aerial point, dual aspect with two front and one side aspect double glazed windows.  

BEDROOM THREE 13' 11" x 9' 11" (4.24m x 3.02m) Rear aspect double glazed window with views over the gardens. Television aerial points, radiator.  

BEDROOM FOUR 13' 11" x 9' 9" (4.24m x 2.97m) Dual aspect with outstanding views across the countryside and over the gardens, two telephone points, radiator.  

BATHROOM Suite comprising bath, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet and close coupled WC, shower with thermostatic fitting, radiator, marble tiled floor with underfloor heating.  

OUTSIDE Private entrance sweeps round into the gravelled driveway with double gates leads to the walled courtyard and front garden and large turning/parking area in front of the detached double garage of matching construction with electrically operated twin roller shutter doors, personal door, power, light and inspection pit. Single integral garage with electrically operated roller shutter door, personal door, power and light.

To the front of the house there are lawns with planted borders and a paved path leading to the porch. Between the house and the garage a pedestrian gate gives access to the side and rear gardens which have a Portland stone wall dividing the garden and the paddock. The gardens are primarily lawned with planted beds and borders, post and rail fence dividing a further lawned garden with fruit trees. To the far corner of this garden is a shed/workshop with stable style door. Running the full length of the house to the rear is a paved terrace with doors leading from the drawing room and the dining room. To the rear side of the house is a wide gravelled and paved path with doors from the utility room and guest suite kitchen. Accessed by a five-bar gate from the driveway and also a pedestrian gate from the side garden and a further five-bar gate to the paddock which has been planted with differing deciduous trees with spring bulbs including bluebells. The garden extends for approx. 0.6 acres and the paddock approx. 0.7 acres, in all the total area extends to approx. 1.30 acres.  

LOCAL AUTHORITY West Dorset District Council.

Tax Band G 

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