A real find adjoining Salisbury Fields in the heart of Dorchester, quietly tucked away with a beautiful, established garden. Four bedrooms, two reception rooms and off-road parking. CHAIN FREE.
This Character property is enviably located in Fordington, one of Dorchester’s most sought-after areas. It adjoins Salisbury Fields to the rear, the green and the church to the fore. This substantive property falls within the catchment for Thomas Hardy School and is proximal to both Dorchester South and West stations, providing direct access to Waterloo. Just a short walk from Waitrose, the residence is also within easy reach of the county town centre. Near the green itself is a doctors’ surgery, ‘Bean on the Green’ (an independent café) and a convenience store.
- Central-yet-quiet "tucked away" location
- Delightful aspect and direct access to Salisbury Fields
- Numerous character period features
- Stunning garden, predominately walled
- Off-road parking
- No forward chain
Welcome to this ‘little jewel’ perfectly positioned, quietly tucked away and yet close to the village green and the church opposite. Its hidden secret is the beautiful walled garden that adjoins Salisbury Fields. Offering a taste of ‘village life’ and yet within walking distance of the county town and its array of amenities, this character Georgian residence is in so many ways a most compelling combination.
The appealing accommodation is arranged on three floors. On the ground floor is the main reception room, an elegant SITTING ROOM, immediately indicative of the character of the residence with its high ceilings, picture rail, generous sized sash window, and exposed timber flooring. Centred around the open, cosy, period fireplace, this well-proportioned room is light filled. The sash window with original shutters, frames the magnificent garden with inviting glazed door to the outside. The DINING ROOM also features a fireplace and enjoys double opening doors to the private courtyard, front garden. The KITCHEN comprises a range of timber hand-made base units with food preparation work surfaces, whilst the floors are slate tiled. Twin windows and a velux™ style window provide natural light whilst a door provides access to the front courtyard. On a practical note, a cupboard houses the Valliant ™ boiler and storage and in addition there is space for several appliances with room for a small kitchen table within the current configuration. Connecting these three rooms is the HALLWAY with the exposed timber flooring and useful under stair storage cupboard. The staircase rises to the quarter landing and the large BATHROOM with a pleasing suite comprising a roll top bath with shower above, pedestal wash hand basin and low-level W.C. suite. A generous sized sash window affords views over the glorious garden. The flooring has exposed timber boards and there is a utility cupboard providing additional, useful storage with both plumbing and space for a washing machine.
The main FIRST FLOOR LANDING leads in turn to bedrooms one and two, with a further staircase that ascends to the second floor. Here a roof window floods the area with natural light. The elegant PRINCIPAL BEDROOM is generously sized and features twin sash windows to the rear enjoying views overlooking the garden towards Salisbury Field. BEDROOM TWO is also a well-proportioned double, once again having exposed timber flooring and views to the front and private courtyard. On the SECOND FLOOR LANDING doors lead to BEDROOM THREE and BEDROOM FOUR, both enjoying far reaching views – bedroom three to St Georges Church and Fordington Green, bedroom four with spectacular views over the garden and Salisbury Fields beyond.
Quietly tucked away the residence is approached by a gravel drive (shared with the one neighbour) leading in turn to a private parking area with space to accommodate two cars. To the front there is also a timber storage shed and a BRICK OUTBUILDING, formerly the ‘Gardeners Loo’ with W.C. and wash hand basin. A paved path leads to the delightful private courtyard and seating area. The wonderfully private rear garden is undoubtedly a distinct feature of this character residence, unusually quiet, given its central location and notably well stocked with a profusion of plants and bushes together with fruit trees including Magnolia, plum, apple and an area of wild garden. Roses, tulips, California poppy and fig also populate this garden. Together with a circular area of lawn and an additional garden shed, this substantially walled garden provides a most delightful back drop to the property and has direct gated access to Salisbury Fields.
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Dorset (West Dorset) Council. Tax band F.
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