4 bedroom house for saleStinsford House, Stinsford, Dorchester
A Listed Grade II four bedroom property forming part of the historic 15th Century Stinsford House.
Much is known about the evolution of Stinsford House and the history that surrounds it, with most dramatic changes taking place in the 1700’s. Formerly the home to the daughter of the First Earl of Ilchester, and more latterly a film star’s home and a boys’ boarding school, the house was finally split and converted in 1997/98.
No. 4 is a quite exceptional Grade II Listed, three storey, four bedroom period property forming part of the historic 15th Century Stinsford House. Built of stone elevations under a slate roof and with many of the original period features, yet presented in meticulous fashion. Not only being of historical importance and maintaining its true character, the property has been tastefully updated which seamlessly creates modern and contemporary living.
To the front of the property is a communal courtyard, from which stone steps with railings lead to the front door. On entering the first floor there is an entrance hall with cloakroom to one side. The sitting room is particularly spacious and is dominated by the two large sash windows, which look out onto the private and communal gardens below. Deep sill window-seats and a Hamstone fireplace with Rose feature, the same as the front of the building, add to the charm of the room. A kitchen/breakfast room has French doors which lead out to a delightful platform balcony at the top of the steps which in turn lead down to the rear garden.
On the second floor there is a large double bedroom with ensuite and box room and unrivalled views to the countryside beyond. On the ground floor there are three bedrooms, the larger of the ground floor bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom, and has French doors leading out to the private garden. The second largest bedroom has built-in wardrobes and shelving, an exposed original stone fireplace, and a door leading to the front courtyard. The smaller bedroom has built-in wardrobes on two walls and stone mullioned windows. There is also a separate shower room suite.
To the rear of the property is a well-manicured lawned garden behind high-hedging allowing for privacy.
Communal gardens extend southwards and up to St Michael’s Church.
There is an allocated parking space in the rear courtyard, and a garage within a short distance of the property.
• Entrance Hall
• Sitting Room
• Kitchen / Breakfast Room
• Double Bedroom with Ensui
• te Bathroom
• Box Room / under-eave storage
• Airing Cupboard
• Double Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom
• Double Bedroom
• Single Bedroom
• Shower Room with WC, Hand Basin & Bidet
• Shared courtyard to the front of the property
• Rear south-facing garden
• Elevated terrace accessed via stone steps from garden
• Communal grounds
• Allocated parking space
The Hamlet of Stinsford is situated 1.5 miles north-east of Dorchester, and next to the 13th Century St Michael’s Church where Thomas Hardy’s heart is famously buried. This same church is ‘The Mellstock Church’ so lovingly described in Under the Greenwood Tree.
Sporting and Recreation
Dorset is a beautiful area and is known for its sporting and leisure pursuits which include golf at Dorchester came Down and Sherborne golf clubs. Horse racing is located at Wincanton, Bath, Salisbury and Taunton. Sailing and watersports facilities are available along the Dorset Coast, Weymouth and Poole. Riding and walking in the surrounding countryside. The Dorset coast is recognised as a World Heritage site.
This area is well served with schooling. State schools include the renowned Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester Middle School, and St Osmund’s CE Middle School in Dorchester. Private schooling includes preparatory schools in Sherborne, Sandroyd, Perrott Hill and Sunninghill School in Dorchester. Senior schooling at Sherborne, Sherborne Girls, Canford, Milton Abbey, and Bryanston (mixed) St Mary’s Shaftesbury (for girls) and Leweston (for girls).
From our offices in Dorchester, proceed down High West Street into High East Street, go over Gays Bridge and continue along this road to the roundabout on the bypass. Go straight over signed Kingston Maurward and Stinsford. After around 500 yards, turn right signed for Stinsford, proceed to the village and continue along Church Lane. Take the last turning on the right prior to reaching St Michael’s Church. 4 Stinsford House be found within the courtyard up the stone steps.
• Dorchester 1.5 miles
• Lulworth Cove 13 miles
• Sherborne 19 miles
(All mileage is approximate)
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