Stratton House, 59-60 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1

For Sale ££350,000 EXCESS

Key Features

No onward chain
Grade II listed courtyard home
Allocated off road parking
Share of Freehold
En-suite shower room
Very good decorative order

About This Property


Stratton House is Grade II Listed and understood to have been built circa 1883 for the earl of Shaftesbury, having been designed by local architects G R Crickmay. More recently the property was owned and used by the local authority until its sale for redevelopment of which this unique cottage style home forms part. Number 1 is set over the ground and first floor to the rear of Stratton House with direct access to one of the communal courtyard style gardens which in turn leads to the residents allocated parking. The adaptable well laid out accommodation provides an ‘oasis of calm’ for a property which is situated so close to the town centre. As well as access from the rear courtyard there is entry from High West Street to the impressive communal Entrance Hall with security entry phone operated double doors.

The accommodation: From the communal Hall steps lead to the entrance door to the property which leads to the entrance hall. The ground floor rooms provide a sitting room (10’ ceiling height) with featured fireplace having a tiled inset and carved surround. A large sash window overlooks the courtyard. From here a door opens to the ground floor 2nd bedroom/study, again overlooking the courtyard, with a featured cast fireplace and door to a beautifully fitted shower room en-suite with underfloor heating. From the hall a door leads to the dining room with arch to the kitchen. The dining room has a beamed ceiling, twin aspect and door to the courtyard. The kitchen is fitted with timber and laminated work surfaces having shaker style grey finish drawers, cupboards and wall cupboards. There is a ceramic inset sink and integral appliances include hob with chimney style extractor, oven, dish washer, washer/drier, refrigerator and freezer. From the dining room stairs rise to the first landing, Master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and the beautifully fitted bath/shower room with underfloor heating. Within the cellar of Stratton House each of the 17 residents has a lockable storage area and bicycle storage.

Services and Outgoings

Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Radiator central heating system from an electric boiler. A full sprinkler system is installed.
Tenure: 999 year lease with a share of the freehold.
Maintenance service charge: Annual Service charge of £2000.00 per annum (approx.)
Dorset Council tax band D

Stratton House is located close to the centre of the town where a wide range of facilities for entertainment, health and leisure can be found. Located within an area of Dorchester known for its cultural heritage with Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, the recently reopened Dorset Museum which has undergone a multi million pound redevelopment and the Tutankhamun Exhibition are all within walking distance. 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 recently developed Brewery, known as Brewery Square is one of the more recent attractions to Dorchester with its Plaza, Odeon cinema, shops and restaurants. The World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast is only a few miles away. Communications are excellent, with main line railway links to London Waterloo and Bristol, cross channel services at Poole, airports at Bournemouth, Exeter and Bristol a very effective road network.

The communal courtyard style gardens are approached by steps from the parking area and are lawned with garden furniture, planted beds and borders. There is also a fenced gravelled sitting area. There is a designated parking space.
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