CLICK ON OUR VIRTUAL TOUR. DOMVS, in assoc with Fine & Country, offer this impressive Grade 2 Listed Italianate villa in approx 6.24 acres. Tennis court. Natural lake. Kitchen garden. Two further detached properties by separate negotiation.
Upwey is one of Dorset’s prettiest, most unspoilt villages. The property is nestled quietly within this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the valley of the Dorset Ridgeway. The River Wey meanders gently through this picturesque village, most well-known for the romantic setting of Upwey Wishing Well at The Spring Head, a favourite place of King George III. Whilst enjoying ‘village living’, it is also a practical location within close proximity of the wide-ranging facilities of the seaside resort of Weymouth and the county town of Dorchester (4 miles in either direction). Weymouth, Dorchester and Upwey itself all have stations on the main line to London Waterloo. There is also a regular bus service locally, and a popular public house, ‘The Old Ship Inn’.
Nearby, excellent sporting facilities abound. Beautiful Ringstead Bay is moments away as is Weymouth & Portland’s National Sailing Academy. Moreover, there is first-rate fishing to be found on the rivers Frome and Piddle, golf at Wareham, Dorchester, Parkstone and Broadstone, and horse racing at Wincanton, Exeter, Salisbury and Bath.
- Grade 2 Listed 8 bed Italianate villa
- Approx 6.24 acres
- Tennis court, walled kitchen garden
- Natural lake
- 2 further det cottages by sep negotiation
Welcome to Eastbrook House: an impressive Grade II listed mid-19th century Italianate villa set in beautifully landscaped formal gardens of approximately 1.8 acres with further land of approximately 4.44 acres arranged around a natural lake creating a haven for wildlife.
Of rock-faced coursed limestone with ashlar dressings under a slate roof, this elegant home has 6-pane sash windows giving a considerable sense of space and light. The entrance hall has a sweeping staircase to the upper floors and gives access to the principal rooms all of which have classic proportions. The drawing room faces south and west and features a moulded stone fireplace. French doors lead to the southerly garden area. The sitting room is an equally impressive room with a further stone fireplace and window seats enjoying the garden views framed by the deep sash pane windows. On the opposite side of the hall is the dining room with fireplace (currently unused) and hatch to the kitchen/breakfast room. A guest cloakroom lies to the rear of the entrance hall. A rear lobby leads to the kitchen/breakfast room which is arranged with modern units and appliances including a dishwasher, two ovens, 5 ring gas hob and fridge. The breakfast area is a very generous space. The adjacent pantry has room for multiple white goods, in addition to wall and base units and additional worktop.
Further accommodation at this end of the house includes a small study, together with a sun-room overlooking the courtyard and part of the rear garden. In addition, there is an extensive games room/gym/office (originally a room housing an indoor swimming pool) with a shower/steam room. There is also an integral garage with sealed floor, sufficiently large to house two vehicles together with considerable storage.
The first floor is approached from the entrance hall via a sweeping staircase to a generous landing (a secondary ‘servants’ staircase’ runs parallel). In total on this floor are six bedrooms and three bathrooms. Within the immediate vicinity are the master bedroom with attractive vista over the gardens: the discreet dressing room is well-equipped with storage, and the capacious en-suite bathroom provides twin basins, shower cubicle, bath, WC, bidet and heated towel rail. The remaining two bedrooms are both very generous rooms. A family bathroom provides a bath, shower cubicle, basin and heated towel rail. An inner hallway mirroring that of the ground floor offers a further bathroom, equally well-equipped, and another three double bedrooms. A cloakroom sits opposite the staircase to the second floor – traditionally the ‘servants quarters’ and now providing two double bedrooms. The accommodation is complete with a large basement which has access to a number of cold rooms.
Eastbrook House sits in a tranquil setting on the southern edge of the village and the extensive grounds give excellent privacy. A sweeping driveway leads from the electrically operated entrance gates to the front of the property. Bordered by mature shrubs and planting, it forms a graceful leafy entrance. There is a large parking area outside the front of the main house. Garaging for four vehicles is provided by way of one detached double garage and another forming part of the main house.
The overall plot is approximately 6.24 acres and creates an entirely engaging setting with the house being centrally located within the landscaped gardens which have been carefully designed to create individual areas of interest and include a discreet courtyard area immediately outside the gym/games room, a walled garden to the rear which is divided into three: one with a recently resurfaced tennis court, the other being an extremely well-stocked kitchen garden, and the last, formal garden, having been beautifully landscaped providing seating areas enjoying views of the two water features. Ornamental gates from the formal garden lead to the remaining area of land (representing approx. 4 acres) which has been purposefully designed to encourage wildlife with the creation of a lake, and planting of a copse, and woodland. There is an additional access to this area on the south boundary.
On the border of the Estate are two further detached cottages available by separate
negotiation if required:
Originally the stables, this detached property now provides three bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the ground floor are two receptions rooms: a well-proportioned sitting room with French doors leading to the courtyard, together with further access to a storage/study area. The dining room lies to the left of the entrance hall and has an archway linking it to the kitchen which also has a pantry. On the first floor, the master bedroom is a very pleasant space with a balcony to enjoy and an en-suite bathroom complete with bath, WC and basin. There are two more bedrooms and a shower room with additional WC and basin.
The private gated entrance leads to the generous courtyard in front of the property with plentiful parking and space for outside entertaining.
This detached property provides five bedrooms and two bathrooms. The ground floor has a light and spacious kitchen/dining room with a separate utility room. The generous sitting room has a sun room beyond (approached also from the kitchen) which provides additional reception space with delightful views of the garden. Upstairs, the master bedroom benefits from an en-suite bathroom which also has a shower cubicle, WC and basin. Bedroom two is another spacious double room with the remaining three bedrooms representing a double room and two single rooms. The bathroom also has an additional WC and basin.
The property has its own delightful private walled garden of approximately 0.3 acres. It also includes a brick-built shed and greenhouse. Garaging is provided by an integral double garage.
HOW TO GET HERE
From Dorchester, take the A354 Weymouth relief road. Go over the Ridgeway and take the first turning on the left to Upwey. Follow signs to Upwey, travelling down hill. Take the next right into Elwell Street, and turn left at the T-junction. The property is located a few hundred yards further along on the left hand side.
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Dorset (Weymouth & Portland) Council. Tax band G.
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