Alton Pancras, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2

For Sale ££650,000 Guide

Key Features

Charming detached cottage constructed in the late 19th Century
Situated in the poplar Dorset village of Alton Pancras
Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB)
Positioned on a private no through road
An abundance of character features
Formally served as the village post office

About This Property

STUNNING RURAL SETTING - A detached character cottage situated in the village of Alton Pancras affording off road parking and garage.

Constructed in the late 19th Century this charming detached cottage, which formally served as the village post office, offers an abundance of character features and has been tastefully modernised and maintained by the present owner. Rectory Cottage is situated in the poplar Dorset village of Alton Pancras and lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB). The property is constructed of attractive brick and flint elevations set under a slate tile roof and is positioned on a private no through road. The property is approached via a large sloping driveway, providing parking for a number of vehicles. The entrance hallway has attractive parquet flooring throughout and provides access to the principle rooms. Situated from the hallway is a most useful down stairs WC, comprising WC and pedestal basin. The dining room enjoys a double aspect over the driveway and fields to the front of the property as well as featuring an attractive original fireplace. The sitting room also enjoys views over the adjacent fields and features an inset multi-fuel burner. In addition to the fireplace, a striking feature of the sitting room is an exposed brick and flint wall, which was previously an external wall of the former post office. The kitchen/ diner is one of many salient features of this property and provides a social space for entertaining guests. The kitchen area has a combination of wall mounted and floor units, ceramic sink and draining board and finished with marble effect worktops. The kitchen also benefits from an integrated dishwasher and there is also space for a range oven/ AGA. Situated off the kitchen is a useful utility room with external access from the garden, making this an ideal space not only for additional white goods, but for muddy boots and paws alike.
Stairs ascend to the first floor comprising three/ four bedrooms, the master of which is en-suite and a family bathroom. The master bedroom is situated to the front of the property, enjoys a double aspect and en-suite facilities comprising shower, basin and WC. Bedroom two is also a double room and also enjoying a stunning double aspect over the surrounding fields. Bedroom three is currently utilised as a twin room and overlooks the garden. Completing the accommodation is bedroom four/ Study which is currently utilised as study/ office space but does
provide space for a single bed to create a fourth bedroom if so required. The family bathroom comprises panelled bath, WC and pedestal sink.

Services and Outgoings
Mains water, drainage and electricity
Oil fired central heating
Council tax band E

Situated in the lovely village of Alton Pancras, just beyond the head of the sought after Piddle Valley, and is surrounded by lovely Dorset countryside - much of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Local amenities include the Parish Church of Saint Pancras and thriving general stores in either neighbouring Buckland Newton or Piddletrenthide together with a choice of Public Houses. There is an excellent First School in Piddletrenthide and a Primary School in Buckland Newton. Alton Pancras is conveniently located for both Sherborne and Dorchester both offering an excellent range of shops, schools and main line railway stations to London Waterloo.

The L-shaped garden wraps around the side of the property and is laid mostly to lawn interspersed with mature plants, fruit trees and shrubs. Adjoining the back of the house is a private and secluded paved terrace which can be accessed directly from the kitchen, making this an ideal alfresco dining/ seating area. The garage is situated adjacent to the driveway with direct access via an up-and-over door as well side door leading from the garden. The spacious driveway provides parking for a number of vehicles.
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