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3 bedroom penthouse for sale

Somerleigh Road, Dorchester, Dorset

Under Offer £390,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Penthouse Apartment
  • Delightful Conversion
  • 2 Private Parking Spaces
  • High Specification
  • Central Location

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

The Old Rectory once formed part of the original historic County Hospital, designed in Jacobean style by renowned architect Benjamin Ferry. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the hospital garnered much financial support from wealthy local businessmen, members of parliament, the nobility, and even royalty! In the early 20th Century, two notable sons of Dorset, poet Thomas Hardy and royal surgeon Sir Frederick Treves, were said to be keen supporters of the hospital. In more recent years, The Old Rectory was utilised as a school of nursing and as one of Dorchester’s premier health clubs.

This sense of history is very much in evidence within this elegant development of 7 apartments and just one penthouse,. The PENTHOUSE is undoubtedly 'the jewel in the crown' and has a fabulously light and airy interior with two roof lanterns which fully retract, at the switch of a button, to the sky above providing outstanding levels of light. The luxurious accommodation includes 3 double bedrooms with 3 bathrooms: all of which are spacious and full of character. Storage is aplenty! Fitted cupboards throughout the apartment, together with the rare facility of a spacious utility room adds further to this unique blend of contemporary style with practical considerations. A truly unique home quietly located right in the heart of the town centre. It even has two car parking spaces: a rare advantage indeed.

Specification in a nutshell:

KITCHEN
Contemporary units with kitchen accessories by leading German brand Blanco, including:
• Chrome monobloc mixer tap
• Silgranit sink and drainer
• Stainless steel undermounted sink
• Island unit with electrical sliding roof light over
• Stainless steel splashback

Appliances by AEG include:
• Four-ring induction hob with stainless steel splashback
• Stainless steel single oven (pyrolytic)
• Compact oven with microwave function
• Integrated dishwasher
• Integrated washing machine
• Integrated fridge/freezer (70/30)
• Pietra quartz worktop

UTILITY ROOM
Appliances by AEG include:
• Freestanding tumble dryer
• Freestanding washing machine
• Blanco chrome monobloc mixer tap
• Silgranit single bowl sink and drainer

CONTEMPORARY BATHROOMS
• High-quality white sanitary ware
• Complimentary ceramic tiling to walls and floor
• Polished chrome taps and fittings
• Thermostatic showers over baths and in shower cubicles
• Chrome ladder-style towel rail
• Shaver point in bathroom and en-suites

SECURITY & PEACE-OF-MIND
• Smoke and heat detectors installed on mains circuit with battery back-up
• Ten-year CRL warranty
• Telephone intercom entry system
• NICEIC electrical warranty
• GASSAFE gas warranty including boilers
• Ten-year window guarantee
• Residents building entry key fob system

ELECTRICAL FITTINGS & HOME ENTERTAINMENT
• Downlights to kitchen and living areas
• Pendant ceiling lights to bedrooms and hallway
• Satellite TV outlet plate in living room and TV points to master bedroom
• Communal digital TV system
• Telephone points to hall and living room
• White electrical face plates to switches and sockets

INTERIOR FINISH
• Traditional six-panel painted doors with satin nickel door furniture
• Smooth plastered walls and ceilings
• Ceramic floor tiles to kitchen area and bathrooms
• Fitted carpet to remainder of penthouse

HEATING
• Gas fired central heating
• Wall mounted thermostats and thermostatic radiator valves

COMMUNAL AREA
• Allocated car parking space
• Bin store
• External lights to front and rear with sensor activation
* Two designated parking spaces.

Location
Within touching distance of the heart of Dorchester, but also the countryside, the Old Rectory is perfectly placed to enjoy either a relaxing or active lifestyle. The county town of Dorchester is steeped in history and enjoys some of the county's most noted period architecture, including, of course, the Old Rectory, all set amongst beautiful rural countryside with easy access to the Jurassic coast. Amenities are plentiful, and Dorchester enjoys no less than eight museums, dialect trails through the town's shops and cafes, and one of Europe’s largest Iron Age forts (Maiden Castle). The town also has a lively cultural scene, two cinemas, an arts centre and a range of markets and festivals, together with clubs and associations representing every interest. Equally, there are superb transport connections, with Dorchester South railway station trailing a blaze to London and the south-east, and Dorchester West railway station taking you to Bristol and beyond. There is also a regular bus service within walking distance of The Old Rectory.

Directions
From the DOMVS Dorchester office, proceed left up High West Street, taking the first left into Alington Street. At the end of the road continue straight across into Somerleigh Road. Turn first right and you will see The Old Rectory ahead of you.


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25 May 2017

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