4 bedroom house for sale

Godmanstone, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2

Guide Price £400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bedrooms

Full description

An attractive Grade II Listed attached 4 bedroom cottage with character and charm in this sought after village, with countryside views, convenient for both Dorchester and Sherborne.

Thatch End is thought to have been built in the early 19th century, probably originally as a pair of cottages. The major portion of the cottage has flint and banded stone elevations with the remainder painted and rendered under a thatched roof, which was completely overhauled and re-thatched 6 years ago.
Enjoying countryside views from both front and rear, the cottage offers spacious and flexible accommodation with good ceiling height and many attractive period features providing all the requisite nooks and crannies that you would expect of a property of this age. Worth noting is the inglenook fireplace in the sitting room and exposed ceiling beams in bedroom 3. The kitchen still has the original flagstone flooring, with blue lias flagstones in the breakfast area. A former Victorian cooking range and bread oven add to the period feel.
The ground floor is arranged as one. However, the first floor has two distinctly separate areas reminiscent of the cottage’s origins as two separate dwellings. The staircase from the sitting room lead to 2 bedrooms and a shower room. The kitchen staircase lead to a double bedroom with attractive exposed ceiling timbers, and a bathroom. The cottage could, subject to the necessary planning consents, be arranged to provide 3 bedroom accommodation together with a self-contained one bedroom annexe.

Godmanstone, with its thriving community and fine parish church of Holy Trinity, is conveniently placed about 5 miles from the county town of Dorchester and 15 miles from Sherborne. Both towns have an excellent range of shops, schools, restaurants, supermarkets and a mainline railway station to London Waterloo. The historic village of Cerne Abbas (approximately 2.5 miles away) provides a very good general store, post office, primary school and doctors surgery, as well as no less than three Public Houses. The area offers many walks and bridleways and is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The property is approached via a timber 5 bar gate which leads to a gravel parking and turning area for several cars and a timber double garage and work shop. The gardens which are to one side and rear of the property border the river Cerne and are remarkably private. A low brick wall planted with dwarf conifers runs along part of the lower section of the garden which has been planted with mature trees, shrubs, and borders. There are well maintained lawns and stone paths, and a circular paved area, which is ideal for alfresco dining. A timber shed and an old brick and flint former privy offer useful storage. Views over the river towards the Cowden Hills beyond can be enjoyed from both the garden and the cottage.


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Added on Rightmove:
03 February 2017

Nearest stations

  • Maiden Newton (4.2 mi)
  • Dorchester West (4.6 mi)
  • Dorchester South (4.8 mi)
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Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Dorchester

45 High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UT

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Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Dorchester

45 High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UT

01305 575053 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Maiden Newton (4.2 mi)
  • Dorchester West (4.6 mi)
  • Dorchester South (4.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Dorchester

45 High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UT

01305 575053 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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