DOMVS is delighted to offer this LUXURIOUSLY FINISHED five-bedroom property with considerable PERIOD DETAILING still in tact. The conservatory overlooks the large, private, walled, SOUTH WEST-FACING GARDEN - a complete suntrap - and OFF-ROAD PARKING is yet another benefit.
An historic house owned by generations of the Pearce family, Stonecleave was originally built in 1888 by John Pearce, the owner of the nearby stone quarry. Noted in 'The Buildings of Old Portland' by Eric Ricketts, and clearly built to impress, this detached property has particularly fine interior detailing evidenced by its impressive fireplaces, decorative cornicing, and tessellated tiling in the hallway. Externally, stone carvings, castellations, and stone mullion windows provide a sense of grandeur.
Currently a successful holiday let, this luxuriously finished home is a charming mix of 'character and contemporary', as showcased by the high specification, which includes a central vacuum system, water softener, and remote heating controls. The ENTRANCE HALL sets the tone for the property, with impressive tiled flooring running throughout, and characterful complimentary cornicing.
The recently refurbished accommodation is undeniably well-presented, and provides two well-proportioned reception rooms, each with their own character. Both boast impressive marble fireplaces, the DRAWING ROOM is carpeted, whilst the SITTING ROOM is complete with a painted timber floor. Also off the entrance hall, a stained glass door leads to a further side access door to the parking area, and a SHOWER ROOM complete with shower cubical, WC, and hand-wash basin. The UTILITY ROOM offers access to the rear garden, in addition to providing plentiful worktop and storage space, and a sink with drainer. There is also space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Across the hall, the contemporary KITCHEN contains an island unit with a sink and breakfast bar, surrounded by stylish base units with space for a Range cooker. There is an integrated dishwasher, and space for a double fridge/freezer. Double doors lead from the kitchen to a CONSERVATORY, which benefits from underfloor heating, and overlooks the south west-facing rear garden.
Stairs rise from the hallway to the FIRST FLOOR LANDING. To the front aspect, the MASTER BEDROOM is extremely spacious, with a feature bay window. The EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM provides a shower cubicle, WC, hand-wash basin, and heated towel rail. BEDROOMS TWO and THREE, to the front and rear aspects respectively, both enjoy attractive feature fireplaces, and each benefit from three built-in double wardrobes with automatic lighting. The FAMILY BATHROOM is generous in size, with contemporary decor complimenting another feature fireplace. The modern suite consists of a bath with shower over, WC, "his and hers" hand-wash basins, and heated towel rail.
Returning to the landing, stairs rise and turn to the SECOND FLOOR, which hosts BEDROOM FOUR, a good-sized double room with a Velux window and built-in wardrobe; BEDROOM FIVE which is currently a twin room, but could be equally be used as a study; and a SHOWER ROOM with shower cubicle, WC, hand-wash basin, and heated towel rail. All rooms on this floor provide access to ample eaves storage.
To the front of the property, a stone wall with ironwork railings encloses the gravel DRIVEWAY and a small area of planting. The lawned, south-west facing REAR GARDEN is most appealing; fully enclosed by a stone wall, and with planting providing considerable year-round colour and a number of mature shrubs and ornamental trees. A flagged stone TERRACE abutts the property, and is perfectly positioned to enjoy the sun. Steps lead down from here to the rest of the garden. In addition, there is a small stone OUTBUILDING with original Victorian water pump, providing scope either as storage or even a home office, along with a timber SHED.
Wakeham is a quaint area of period properties close to the ever-popular village of Easton on the Isle of Portland. Easton offers a selection of local shops, a large supermarket, small park, no less than four churches, and several other amenities. Nearby is enchanting Church Ope Cove, once a famous smuggling beach and now a favoured sheltered beach for swimming, with diving access to the numerous wrecks in the surrounding waters. At the foot of the island is the National Sailing Academy (venue of the 2012 Olympic Sailing events), and the main road to nearby Weymouth.
Upon reaching Portland, follow the A354, signposted 'Through Traffic'. As the road heads up hill, continue on the A354, following signs to Fortuneswell and Easton. At the Portland Heights Hotel roundabout, take the second exit to stay on the A354 for Easton. Bear left at Easton Square onto Straights, which then becomes Wakeham, where the property can be found on the right-hand side, just after the left-hand turning for Moorfield Road.
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Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, tax band TBC
Mains gas, electricity and drainange.
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