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3 bedroom house for sale

Abbotsbury, Dorset


Property Description

Key features

  • Desirable location
  • Village with amenities
  • Private parking
  • Generous rooms
  • Period property

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

This property is located in the wonderful village of Abbotsbury with its landmark St Catherine’s Chapel which forms a dramatic backdrop to the village and it is enviably close to the Dorset coast.

Upon entering the property, the quality of workmanship and the period character of the building are immediately apparent. The large DINING HALL has a spectacular open fireplace, stone flooring and a fine oak staircase rises to the first floor, the oak echoed throughout the property with the beams and fine beaded oak doors to all the rooms. The SITTING ROOM too has a large handsome fireplace with a large multi-fuel burner. The REAR HALLWAY leads to the KITCHEN which is well equipped with wall and base units, a large Belfast sink and an oil-fired AGA with space for washing machine and dishwasher. There is a LARGE DOWNSTAIRS BEDROOM to the rear with STUDY AREA and CLOAKROOM with WC and washbasin. This flexible area would be ideally suited to accommodate guests or relatives, or for a dedicated office/workplace. A door from the back of the hallway opens onto fine stone steps which lead up the garden.

On the first floor, there are 2 good-sized double BEDROOMS with fitted wardrobes and a FAMILY BATHROOM with bath with shower over, WC, washbasin and a useful airing cupboard.

The back door opens onto a TERRACE which attracts the evening sun and steps lead up to the level lawn and are flanked by terraced herbaceous borders with a small water feature/pond. The main area of lawn is enclosed by fencing and from here there are spectacular views towards St Catherine’s Chapel and across the immaculate row of thatched roofs. There is a GREENHOUSE and a substantial GARDEN SHED in this area with a small paved terrace in front of it which provides space for a BBQ. A gate leads through to the ‘working’ part of the garden where there is a LOG STORE., OIL TANK, a further GARDEN SHED and COMPOST BINS. TWO PARKING SPACES are also located to the rear of the working area and are accessed through another gate.

Abbotsbury is an historic village known for its sub-tropical gardens and swannery. The village itself has a selection of shops including a general store/post office, butcher, two public houses and several pretty tea rooms. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with footpaths and bridleways providing access to the Abbotsbury Plains to the north, and St Catherine's Chapel and world-famous Chesil Beach to the south, part of the World Heritage Coastline.

The fishing port of Bridport/West Bay, the resort town of Weymouth and the county town of Dorchester are all roughly equidistant of the village and provide a range of shopping, educational, and recreational facilities, as well mainline railway services from Dorchester and Weymouth. In the neighbouring village of Portesham, just two miles distant, is a primary school and doctors surgery.

From Dorchester, proceed west on the A35 towards Bridport. Follow this road until you enter Winterbourne Abbas. Turn left opposite the garage onto the B3159. Take the first right onto Coombe Road. Follow this road until you reach Portesham. Continue through the village until you reach the T-junction, and turn right onto Goose Hill. Continue on this road until you reach Abbotsbury. Turn right into Rosemary Lane and then take the first left; the gravel parking area for the property is located on the left hand side.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
18 August 2017

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