Stinsford, Dorchester, DT2

Under Offer ££525,000 Offers over

Key Features

Allocated parking and garage with power
Use of extensive communal gardens and drying area
Stunning architecture and period features
Peaceful location with beautiful local walks
Mezzanine landing

About This Property


With features dating back to the 15th century this attractive home has an abundance of character throughout and forms part of the most sought after Stinsford House development. The original Stinsford Manor was remodelled in 1998 to create a number of individual private dwellings, with No.3 following suit in 2000. The original boundary wall of the Manor runs through the property as a stunning period feature and a focal point of the property. The property consists of exposed stone, brick and rendered elevations set under a slate tile roof.
The property is approached via a gravel driveway/ parking area, with the entrance of No.3 secluded to the left hand side, with a paved communal courtyard leading to the property entrance. On entering the property you are greeted by a stunning entrance vestibule with a vaulted ceiling, exposed wooden beams and feature former boundary wall with archway dating back to 15th Century. The custom-made fitted kitchen is accessed from the entrance hall and benefits from hand cut marble worktops, integrated appliances and looks out toward the communal courtyard. Proceeding through the stone archway, there is a useful downstairs WC, with bespoke basin carved from an ancient rock boulder. The sitting/ Dining room is situated to the rear of the property and enjoys an aspect over the rear garden and communal lawns beyond. Wooden double doors provide access to the gardens. The generous sitting room also has an adjoining office/ storage room, which formally served as a smoke room, another charming period feature of this property.
The stairs ascend to the mezzanine landing and first floor accommodation, comprising bedrooms two and three as well as a family bathroom. Bedroom three is a single room benefitting from useful built in storage and is situated to the front of the property. Bedroom two is a generous double room enjoying views over the gardens and fields beyond. Bedroom two also features a large gothic arched window, with charming window seat. This room also benefits from an integral storage area utilising the natural architecture of the building. The modern family bathroom comprises WC, basin and large corner shower. A further flight of stairs ascends to the second floor and master bedroom, equipped with en-suite comprising; bath, WC and basin. A sky light in the roof of the bathroom floods the area with natural light whilst still maintaining total privacy. This double room enjoys a southerly aspect and an abundance of natural light. Also situated on the second floor is a useful storage/ loft cupboard.

Mains water and electric, communal Calor gas tank (metered)
Services charges £1560 p/a
Chancel charge for Church car park £25 p/a

The small village of Stinsford lies just northeast of Dorchester and is best remembered as Thomas Hardy's 'Mellstock' and features in 'Under the Greenwood Tree' and a number of his poems. Just a 30 minute walk from the town centre, this rural idyll is one of the closest hamlets to Dorchester and is known for its land based college, Kingston Maurward. The ancient churchyard of St Michaeal's church holds the heart of Thomas Hardy whilst his ashes are interred in Westminster Abbey.
AGENTS NOTE: We are advised by our client that The parking area and garage are subject to a leasehold agreement with 976 years remaining and a peppercorn rent.

Externally the property has its own private rear garden with hedge lined boundaries and is divided into a paved seating/ dining area with the remainder laid to lawn. Steps lead down from the private garden area to the palatial communal lawns. Parking is situated to the entrance of Stinsford House with one allocated parking space. This property also includes a single garage, with power whilst also providing a further parking space. All communal areas are maintained through The Stinsford House Management Company Ltd administered by Dickinson Bowden, Dorchester.
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