DOMVS, in association with Fine & Country, is delighted to offer what could be considered DORCHESTER'S MOST EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY. Steeped in heritage, this prestigious ground floor apartment benefits from its own private entrance, and an unprecedented 3,115 ft2 of exquisite floor space in the historic Grade II listed Stratton House. A masterful blend of Victorian grandeur, security, and up-to-the-minute convenience, with the exclusive advantage of TWO CAR PARKING SPACES.
A uniquely grand and vast apartment that dominates a Grade II listed Victorian town house, 17 Stratton House is arguably Dorchester's most exclusive property.
Steeped in heritage, this prestigious property benefits from its own private entrance, and an unprecedented 3,115 (representing just £240 per sq. ft.) square feet of exquisite floor space including generous wine cellar.
Built in 1883 for the family of the Earl of Shaftesbury, Stratton House, with its imposing grand hall, was designed by renowned architect G R Crickmay, a mentor of celebrated author, Thomas Hardy.
These luxury apartments have been laid out and designed with the utmost care, as befitting such an important, cultural landmark; a rare community ideally suited to the most discerning of buyers.
Apartment 17 is unquestionably the jewel in the crown. Located on the ground floor, it is amazingly spacious and gifts complete privacy as well as a masterful blend of Victorian grandeur, security and up-to-the-minute convenience. Walk straight out to garden or shops the ultimate in easy living.
The period features are immaculate: ornate plasterwork, high ceilings and original fireplaces. The lay-out, meanwhile, is modern and extraordinarily generous; three bedrooms, three bathrooms with underfloor heating, a drawing room, and a top-of-the-range kitchen with island, breakfast bar and separate utility.
Flooded with light, this is almost certainly Dorchester's finest apartment, in a stunning central location, and with two car parking spaces and a private wine cellar. Despite this peerless, central location, however, with double glazing throughout, peace and quiet is guaranteed.
As well as its individual, private entrance, the property also enjoys immediate access, via a secondary door, onto landscaped communal gardens. Additionally, the communal areas are accessible via a third portal, offering the ultimate in communal convenience.
This is truly a one-off property, a perfect mix of state-of-the-art luxury and cultural importance; a unique opportunity to own and cherish a statement address.
Stratton House stands next door to Shire Hall, one of the county's most famous addresses. This, the town's former courthouse, is where, in 1834, the Tolpuddle Martyrs were tried and convicted.
17 Stratton House is not just a home of distinction, it is a living monument.
Energy-efficient LED downlights and pendant lighting.
Gas-fired central heating with radiators in all rooms.
TV and telephone points in all rooms (excluding bathrooms): cat 5 cabling.
Mains smoke detector with battery back-up.
Plaster finish with Heritage colours.
Flooring: the kitchen has Massimo Wood Plank New England luxury vinyl flooring; bathrooms have high quality Porcelanosa tiled flooring with underfloor heating; remaining areas are fully carpeted throughout.
BATHROOM & EN-SUITES:
High-quality Porcelanosa white sanitary ware with shower cubicles and/or bath with overhead shower.
Complementary tiling to floor, shower cubicles and splashback areas. Polished chrome taps, shower attachments and fittings.
Thermostatic shower in en-suites.
Underfloor heating throughout.
KITCHEN & UTILITY ROOM:
The hand-built kitchen is fashioned from oak veneer.
Frames and doors are made from 28mm tulipwood.
Drawers are solid wood with traditional dovetailed joints, complemented by modern, soft-close concealed runners.
All Siemens integral appliances to include oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Stainless steel sink with granite worktop in the kitchen. Ceramic sink with swan-neck tap and oak wood block in the utility room.
There is also a built-in breakfast bar/kitchen island.
Communal gardens with immediate access from the apartment, providing seating and soft planting areas to create a highly pleasing outdoor environment.
Two designated parking spaces.
Mains drainage, gas, and electricity.
Dorchester is a vibrant town for both sightseeing and shopping. With one foot in the past and the other firmly in the future, it boasts some of the countrys best-preserved Roman ruins just moments away from a thriving high street, and one of the most exciting retail and residential redevelopment projects in the UK at Brewery Square. Dorchester is also fortunate in having no less than eight museums, leafy riverside walks near the town centre, heritage trails through the town's shops and cafes, and one of Europes largest Iron Age forts, Maiden Castle.
Shopping is one of Dorchesters main attractions. A traditional weekly market is held every Wednesday, and you'll find an ever-expanding number of top quality chain and independent stores, plus a wide range of services. The town also has a lively music scene, two cinemas, an arts centre, and a range of markets, festivals, and clubs, as well as associations representing every interest. Dorchester is, of course, noted for its connection to Thomas Hardy (who also worked for the same architectural practice which built Stratton House). Hardy Cottage, in a hamlet close to the town centre, is where Hardy was born and grew up, and a short walk from Stratton House, in the Dorset County Museum, you can see a reconstruction of Hardy's study. Transport connections to and from the town are easy, with Dorchester South rail station connecting directly to London and the south-east, while Dorchester West takes you to Bristol and beyond. There is also a regular local bus service within walking distance of Stratton House.
BY ROAD FROM LONDON & THE SOUTH EAST:
Leave the M25 at junction 12, then join the M3 (signposted Southampton). At junction 13, take the M27 westbound towards Bournemouth. Continue onto the A31 and follow signs for Dorchester.
BY ROAD FROM THE NORTH:
At the M40 junction 9, branch left to Wendlebury roundabout. Take the third exit onto the A34 (signposted Oxford). At the roundabout, take the third exit onto the slip road (M3 junction 9). Exit at junction 13 to join the M27 (signposted M27 West, Bournemouth). Follow the A31 for Dorchester until you reach the A35, leaving at the third exit (signposted Dorchester).
Please refer to brochure or contact the Dorchester Office tel: 01305 757300. PLEASE NOTE amendment to floor plan ref Units 1 & 7, please enquire for further information
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Service charge for this appartment is £3,375.86 per annum .Ground rent is £250.00 per annum.