5 bedroom detached house for sale

Church Street, Upwey, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3

Under Offer £1,800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Designed by Hakim Kennouchi of WKK Architects
  • Enjoying a high degree of privacy yet located in one of the prettiest villages in the area
  • Arranged over two floors with access to decking and balcony overlooking landscaped gardens
  • Architectural staircase and gallery link to the first floor
  • Self contained one bedroom annexe
  • Swimming pool and pool room perfect for entertaining
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Stunning award-winning home set in the valley of the Dorset Ridgeway.

Description

This inspirational home, stunning in its simplicity of design, is set to become an iconic house of the future. Designed by world-renowned architect Hakim Kennouchi of WKK Architects, it was built in 2000 and subsequently won an award in 2002 from Weymouth Civic Society. Designed to integrate the inside with the outside, ensuring it blends seamlessly with its surroundings and creating the most wonderfully inspiring sense of space and light. It sits in a leafy plot of approximately two acres, enjoying a high degree of privacy and located in one of the prettiest villages in the area.

The main house accommodation is arranged across two floors, one with access to decking and the other to the upper floor balcony overlooking the landscaped gardens. Most of the principal rooms are south and west facing and the undoubted feature of the property is the spectacular atrium forming the centrepiece. Equally, the inviting pool room - glimpsed from the ground floor - forms a wonderful entertainment space. In summary the accommodation on the ground floor provides the atrium-sitting room, which is almost 2000 sq ft in size (and has rain sensitive overhead windows and a contemporary living flame gas fire accessed from both sides of the chimney breast). The remaining rooms comprise a snug, family room and study, together with a cloakroom and kitchen (fitted with two ovens, a microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and five burner gas hob). The extensive pool room, with its own air conditioning, has a utility room incorporating a wet room. There is also a separate boiler room.

An architectural staircase and gallery link to the first floor, where there are four bedrooms (including an enchanting turret room), each with its own private shower or bathroom facility.

Adjacent to the main house is the curved annexe beautifully formed to complement the existing design and providing a one bedroom detached unit with kitchen/sitting room with triple doors to the garden, a delightful situation.

Outside
Electronically controlled gates with video entry lead to the circular driveway where there is considerable parking space and a double garage. The extensive landscaped gardens follow the theme of simplicity and have been carefully designed to create tranquil spaces and seating areas to follow the sun. A bog garden with timber bridge is adjacent to the south facing terrace, a small area of woodland lies to the rear and a number of graceful mature trees intersperse the level lawn.

Location

The property is nestled quietly within this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the valley of the Dorset Ridgeway.

The River Wey meanders gently through this picturesque village, most well known for the romantic setting of Upwey Wishing Well at The Spring Head; a favourite place of King George III.

Whilst enjoying village living, it is also a practical location within close proximity of the wide ranging facilities of the seaside resort of Weymouth and the County town of Dorchester (four miles in either direction).

Weymouth, Dorchester and Upwey itself all have stations on the mainline to London Waterloo.

There is also a regular bus service locally and a popular public house, The Old Ship Inn.

Square Footage: 7,860 sq ft
Acreage: 2.3 Acres

Directions

From Dorchester, take the A354 to Weymouth. Go over the Ridgeway and take the first turning on the left to Upwey. Follow signs to Upwey, travelling down the hill. Take the next right into Elwell Street and turn left at the T-junction. The property is located a few hundred yards further along on the left hand side, with full height solid timber gates at its entrance.


More information from this agent

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
26 October 2018

Nearest stations

  • Upwey (0.8 mi)
  • Weymouth (3.1 mi)
  • Dorchester South (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Nearest schools

Use the school checker

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Wimborne

Wessex House, Priors Walk, East Borough, Wimborne, BH21 1PB

01202 024006 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

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

Map & Street View

Nearest stations

  • Upwey (0.8 mi)
  • Weymouth (3.1 mi)
  • Dorchester South (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Wimborne

Wessex House, Priors Walk, East Borough, Wimborne, BH21 1PB

01202 024006 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

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

Disclaimer - Property reference WBS180160. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Savills, Wimborne. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

* Average speeds are based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time (8pm to 10pm) from packages available on comparethemarket.com. Speed can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. You can check the estimated speed to your property prior to purchasing. Fibre/cable services at your postcode are subject to availability. You can confirm availability on the provider's website. Providers may increase charges. You should have the right to exit your contract without penalty if this happens. The information is provided and maintained by Decision Technologies Limited.

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.