DOMVS is delighted to offer this FIRST CLASS OPPORTUNITY to live in a QUIET TOWN CENTRE LOCATION, but with the rare advantage of a pretty GARDEN and PARKING within this undeniably elegant Grade II Listed historic building beautifully restored and now home to this TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE (with ENSUITE and BATHROOM). Just one of only 3 remaining within this collection of 17 apartments and townhouses: a popular choice!
Steeped in history, the elegant Stratton House development, a Grade 2 Listed building built in 1883, has been beautifully restored and now represents a strong community of like-minded individuals all of whom have sought something 'a little different', yet desiring quality and attention to detail, in a convenient, town centre location.
This particular property is an enchanting townhouse, with much period detailing remaining, and providing light and airy accommodation with unusually generous size rooms overlooking its own private garden to the rear. The finish has been completed to the high standard expected of this elegant development which provides town centre living and yet within an unusually quiet location: perfect for enjoying convenient, yet tranquil, living in the heart of Dorchester.
An ENTRANCE LOBBY has stairs rising to the first floor and also leads to the bedroom accommodation on the ground floor. The MASTER BEDROOM is a large double room with an ENSUITE FACILITY providing a high quality Porcelanosa suite with complementary tiling, fully tiled shower cubicle, WC and hand-wash basin. The en-suite is a useful Jack and Jill arrangement making it easily accessible to both bedrooms and the hallway. BEDROOM TWO is a double room with ample space for furnishings; there is also the airing cupboard housing the boiler and hot water cylinder.
On the FIRST FLOOR, the SITTING ROOM enjoys a light double aspect and an original marble fireplace with original tiled insert as its focal point. The original design of the French doors has been maintained and this provides considerable light whilst providing an attractive feature within the room. Steps lead down from here to the prettily landscaped private rear garden. The KITCHEN/DINING ROOM, also on this floor, has been well-fitted with a bespoke hand-made timber kitchen with a wide range of wall and base units under a solid timber work surface with all the following appliances included: integral electric hob, electric oven, washing machine/drier, dishwasher and fridge and freezer. Again, a light, airy space, providing a pleasant room for entertaining.
This particular property has its own private rear garden, which has been prettily landscaped with planting, lawn and gravelled area for ease of maintenance. This sits within the overall area of communal garden which provides an attractive setting for the Stratton House development. A rare advantage in this central town location is the DESIGNATED PARKING SPACE for this property.
Dorchester is a vibrant town for both sightseeing and shopping. With one foot in the past and the other firmly in the future, it has some of this countrys best preserved Roman ruins moments away from a thriving high street, and one of the most exciting retail and residential re-development 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, dialect trails through the town's shops and cafes, and one of Europes largest Iron Age forts, Maiden Castle.
Shopping in Dorchester is one of its main attractions. A traditional weekly market is held every Wednesday, but you'll also find an ever-expanding number of top quality chains and independents 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, clubs and associations representing every interest.
Of course, Dorchester is also noted for its connection to Thomas Hardy (who also worked for the same architectural practice which built Stratton House). Nearby Hardy Cottage, in a hamlet close to the town, is the house in which Thomas Hardy was born and grew up, and just down the road from Stratton House, in the Dorset County Museum, you can see a reconstruction of Thomas Hardy's study.
Transport connections are easy, 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 Stratton House.
By road from London and the South East: Leave the M25 at junction 12, then join the M3 motorway (signposted Southampton). At junction 13, take the M27 westbound towards Bournemouth. Continue onto the A31 and follow the 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.
Our Lettings Department is available to provide experienced assistance should this be relevant with your purchase; please contact 01305 757300.
DOMVS and their Clients give notice that: they have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. The particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate & NOT TO SCALE. The text, photographs, computer generated images and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary Planning, Building Regulation or other consents, and DOMVS have not tested any services, equipment, or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. DOMVS is a member of The Property Ombudsman scheme and subscribe to The Property Ombudsman Code of Practice.
Service charge for this house is £1,494.23 per annum .Ground rent is £250.00 per annum.