DOMVS, in assoc. with Fine & Country, is delighted to offer this ENCHANTING property with STUNNING FAR-REACHING VIEWS. A magical home with generous accommodation, perfect for those seeking an imaginative-yet-practical FOUR-BEDROOM family home, set in a tranquil country location within close proximity of Weymouth and Dorchester.
Totally unique to the area, Spa House is a magical Grade II listed octagonal family home, set in the most picturesque of locations abutting the River Wey; with a small dinghy to hand, a chance to reminisce about 'Wind in the Willows' perhaps...
The ENTRANCE HALL is finished with tiled flooring, and offers a useful CLOAKROOM with traditional high-level WC and hand-wash basin. The space afforded by the integral design of the building has been cleverly used within the KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM. A modern teak sink sits beneath a large window complete with original shutters. There is a large Range cooker with induction hob beside an additional two-ring induction hob set into the granite worktop. Elsewhere in the room is an integrated Miele dishwasher, and space for a fridge/freezer. The large curved breakfast bar seats six and creates an alternative space for entertaining.
The ground floor SITTING ROOM, with feature log-burner, is one of two reception rooms, with the other located on the first floor. The room proportions are generous enough to comfortably fit a large dining table in addition to sofas and armchairs. From here, a door leads to the rear portion of the garden, and at one end of the room is a STUDY, which enjoys a dual aspect. The entire ground floor has underfloor heating, with classic Victorian-style radiators providing additional heating if required. An economical ground source heat pump provides heating and hot water to the whole house, which also benefits from a ventilation system, and central audio system throughout.
The timber staircase with attractive carpet runner winds up one side of the property, with two windows overlooking the far-reaching countryside. The FIRST FLOOR LANDING, with stained glass windows on all sides, accesses the master bedroom and an additional reception room. The MASTER BEDROOM enjoys stunning rural vistas and a generous built-in wardrobe. The EN-SUITE FACILITY has been designed to maximise the space available, with a roll-top bath with hand shower directly beneath a window overlooking the River Wey. There is also a separate shower cubicle, WC, and hand-wash basin. The SECOND SITTING ROOM has views from two aspects, an original fireplace, and is a flexible space which could have alternative use as an additional bedroom.
The staircase leading to the SECOND FLOOR has two built-in storage cupboards and gives access to three bedrooms and a family bathroom. BEDROOM TWO has a built-in wardrobe and two windows enjoying the beautiful surroundings. BEDROOM THREE is a double bedroom with yet more built-in storage options, and BEDROOM FOUR is a smaller double bedroom. The generous FAMILY BATHROOM offers a bath with hand-held shower, a seperate shower cubicle/sauna, WC, hand-wash basin, and useful storage cupboard.
On the LOWER GROUND FLOOR is a large cellar providing an excellent storage space, in addition to electricity, and plumbing for a washing machine. From here, a further door provides access to the garden.
The GARDEN is a particular feature of the property and has been prettily designed with the River Wey running alongside the boundary. Adjacent to this is a generous PATIO - a most peaceful spot from which to enjoy summer evenings - and a cedar shingle-clad tree house. The majority of the remaining garden is laid to lawn, bordered on one side by a hedge, and by the aforementioned river on the other. Abutting the house is an external sink and taps, and three good-sized GARAGES with power, light and electric roller doors can be found at the opposite end of the garden alongside a gravel driveway providing comfortable PARKING for two cars.
Picturesquely located in the well-regarded hamlet of Nottington, the property is well positioned for access to both Weymouth and Dorchester, each with mainline London Waterloo rail stations (there is also a small station on the same line at Upwey). Beautiful open countryside is literally on the doorstep, with the meandering River Wey journeying to its final destination at the coast forming the lifeblood of this former mill village. Amenities can be found on nearby Dorchester Road, including two supermarkets, a florist, take-aways, and a Marks & Spencer/BP garage.
From our office at 7a Preston Road, turn left and, at Chalbury Roundabout, take the first exit onto Littlemoor Road. At the following roundabout, take the first exit and follow the road under the railway bridge. Turn left at the next roundabout onto Dorchester Road, and continue towards Weymouth. Before the second set of traffic lights, take the turning on the right (opposite Wey Valley School) for Nottington Lane. Continue around the 'S' bend and over the bridge. Spa House can be seen on the right hand side; continue past it and the parking can be found just 100 yards further on.
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Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, tax band F.
Mains gas, drainage, and 3-phase electricity.
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