4 bedroom detached house for saleCharminster, Dorchester, Dorset
- Quintessential Dorset thatched property
- Refurbishment project
- Wonderful large garden
- Pretty and quiet village setting
- Period home
This has to be the quintessential Dorset scene a pretty pink rendered thatched house in an idyllic quiet village setting close to the town of Dorchester. Its corner plot enhances the scene with pretty village roads radiating from it in several directions. Dating from the 1637 and originally 3 cottages, its age is tangible as soon as you enter the property with its thick walls and myriad of rooms but also it is true to say there have been layers of updating over the years and there is some renovation required to bring it up to a higher standard. The property is not listed but is a Property of Special Interest,
The charm of the property is enhanced by the THATCHED STORM porch to the front which is entered from the village street and opens into a
good-sized HALLWAY. The most notable room is the large KITCHEN/DINING ROOM with its wonderful views from the kitchen window of the outside terrace surrounded by a plethora of colourful plants. A door leads into the UTILITY ROOM with a further door which opens into a secondary storm porch, again opening onto the village street. The back door here also accesses the terrace and the main area of garden. The SITTING ROOM too is a lovely room with its handsome hamstone mantelpiece and open fireplace and French doors open into a small CONSERVATORY with doors that open onto the terrace. Also off the hallway is a good-sized L-shaped STUDY with French windows onto the side area of garden and a useful CLOAKROOM with WC and hand washbasin and several fitted cupboards for storage. Stairs rise from here to the first floor.
At the top of stairs is a small LANDING off which is a large room, currently used as a SECONDARY SITTING ROOM but which could be subdivided to provide FURTHER BEDROOMS. Otherwise, due to its close proximity to the MASTER BEDROOM and BATHROOM with bath with hand held shower, washbasin and WC, it could form a BEDROOM SUITE. There are TWO further DOUBLE BEDROOMS, both light with windows overlooking various parts of the garden and all with fitted wardrobes. Additionaly there is a FAMILY BATHROOM with bath, WC and washbasin.
The gardens at East Hill are truly lovely with wonderfully planted borders set amongst lawn and an area to the side of the house suitable for growing vegetables. The whole is well enclosed - to the front with a high fence and mature hedging and to the side with further wooden fencing. There is another CONSERVATORY which is accessed off the terrace which would be a gardeners delight and to the rear of the garden is a pergola that leads to an area of parking suitable for several vehicles in front of a well-built DOUBLE GARAGE.
Charminster is a popular village forming a cluster of mainly period properties around the centuries-old church and is located just over 2 miles from Dorchester. Within the village is a First school, gastro pub, village hall and parish church. Road and cycle paths connect with Dorchester where more comprehensive facilities include schools for all ages, shops, restaurants, Dorchester Hospital and a mainline railway station with services to London Waterloo.
From the DOMVS office in Dorchester, turn left up HIGH WEST STREET and at the roundabout at the top of town take the 3rd exit and follow this road down the hill and just before the BP petrol station on the right, turn right onto the B3147. After about ½ mile, take a left at the fork into Westleaze and follow this road until the road bear's sharply to the right. At this point turn left, the property is the 1st house on the left.
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