Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1

For Sale ££795,000 Guide

Key Features

A substantial detached Victorian period town house
6 Bedrooms
Entrance Vestibule & Hall
3 Reception Rooms
Family Room opening to the Kitchen
5 Bathrooms
Walled and fenced garden
Private walled parking

About This Property

A substantial 6 bedroom detached Victorian Town House with private off street parking in a prominent position close to Dorchester centre and Brewery Square.
Energy Performance Certificate Band F

The Property: which is detached is thought to date from around 1881, was built for and owned by Edwin Pope for many years, a member of the well known Pope family. The elevations are faced in brick under a slate roof featuring deep bay windows with turret style roof, stone quoins and stone framed replacement double glazed windows. Arranged over three floors the spacious accommodation retains much of the original character having 3 impressive reception rooms and family room opening to the kitchen which has granite worksufaces and gloss white finished units, three Bedroom suites on the first floor and three Bedrooms on the second floor together with a bathroom. The prominent location allows easy walking access to the Town Centre, Brewery Square, Dorchester South Station and the Borough Gardens. This supremely spacious town house represents a rare opportunity to acquire a detached period style home with an interesting history, which is thought to appeal to the large growing family or those with dependent or independent relatives.

The accommodation: The impressive entrance vestibule and entrance hall both have tessellated tiled floors with dividing door and decorative glazed panels. The drawing room has a bay window, marbelette slate fireplace and a moulded cornice whilst the dining room (Wedgewood room) has a large bay window and moulded cornice. The sitting room bay window overlooks the side garden and the family room with moulded cornice opens to the recently refitted kitchen with granite worksufaces and gloss white finish units. In addition there is a cloakroom/utility and from the hall a door and stairs leads down to cellar and store room. From the hall the fine staircase leads to the first floor landing, with door to the roof top terrace, the 3 double bedrooms (including the Edwin Pope room) each with ensuite. The staircase continues to the second floor which has 3 further double bedrooms and shower room.

Within the town centre is a wide range of facilities for education, entertainment, health and leisure can be found. Local schools include Sunninghill, Manor Park, St Osmunds and Thomas Hardye. Dorchester Town is most famous for being the County Town of Dorset and being the birthplace of the famous poet and novelist Thomas Hardy in 1840. The life and works of Thomas Hardy form a strong part of the cultural background of Dorchester, which is recognised worldwide as the centre of attraction for students and followers of this great literary figure.
The property has good access to Dorchester's surrounding countryside for horse riding, walking and other rural pursuits and the town also lies a short distance to the West of the Purbeck Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast is only a few miles away. There are riverside walks close by.

Sport in the area includes golf at Came Down, Dorchester Cricket, Football and Rugby Clubs and Sailing at Portland and Weymouth. Communications are excellent, with main line to London Waterloo from all the major centres, cross channel services at Poole and Weymouth, an airport at Bournemouth and, despite the very rural nature of the surrounding area, there is a very effective road network.

Gates from Great Western Road lead to the walled and block paved parking with timber pedestrian gate to the rear courtyard garden. The wrought iron pedestrian gate from Weymouth Avenue with pavioured path and steps leading to the main front door. To the Weymouth Avenue side of the house there is a fenced garden which has staircase up to the roof top terrace. To the Great Western Road side of the house there is a circular paved patio and gravelled pathway.

The walled courtyard to the rear is extremely private approached from the kitchen.
The whole property is surrounded by walling and period style hand forged iron fencing.

Entrance Vestibule
Tessellated tiled floor. Door and side panells with frosted decorative glass.

Entrance Hall
Tessellated tiled floor. Moulded cornice.

Drawing Room
Polished fire surround with marbelette mantle. Moulded cornice. Door to study.
5.94m x 4.57m (19'6" x 15')

Moulded cornice.
4.57m x 3.91m (15' x 12'10")

Dining Room 'The wedgewood Room'
Fireplace with painted fire surround. Moulded cornice.
5.94m x 5.64m (19'6" x 18'6")

Sitting Room
Celing rose.
5.49m x 4.04m (18'0" x 13'3")

Ground Floor Bathroom

Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Range of laminated worksurfaces. Twin inset stainless steel bowls. Floor and wall cupboards with integrated washing machine,dryer,dishwasher and fridge freezer. Door to the rear courtyard.
5.80m x 2.70m (19'0" x 8'10")

Bedroom One 'The Edwin Pope Room'
Door to ensuite
5.84m x 4.62m (19'2" x 15'2")

Bedrrom Two
Door to ensuite.
5.90m x 4.57m (19'4" x 15')

Bedroom Three
Door to ensuite.
4.06m x 3.35m (13'4" x 11')

Bedroom Four

4.85m x 4.01m (15'11" x 13'2")

Bedroom Five

4.01m x 3.53m (13'2" x 11'7")

Bedroom Six
Walk in store.
4.06m x 3.70m (13'4" x 12'2")

Shower Room

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