Offers Over £500,000
Charminster, Dorchester, Dorset
CLICK ON OUR VIRTUAL TOUR. DOMVS, in association with Fine & Country, is delighted to offer this enchanting home. Vendor says 'it seemed to put its arms around me the moment I stepped through the front door. The layout of the cottage has also leant it tremendous flexibility.
Welcome to Rose Cottage, an enchanting Grade 2 listed period home believed to date back to the 17th century. Having been extended over the years, the accommodation is particularly flexible particularly on the first floor. The walled garden is a sheer delight - with views over the nearby Norman church, an abundance of flowering shrubs, heavily laden apple trees, and little 'corners' in which to while away the warmer months.
Entering through the front door under the wisteria which clads the front of the house, the ENTRANCE HALL is light and welcoming.
The SITTING ROOM has an open brick fireplace to create a cosy focal point; the DINING ROOM opposite is a generous space with plenty of room for entertaining: it also has an open fire. There is a generous STUDY to the rear which could also be used for an additional bedroom if required.
The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM has a range of fitted wall and base units, a built-in cooker and gas hob, space for a breakfast table and also a walk-in LARDER. From the kitchen you can see into the adjacent CONSERVATORY/UTILITY ROOM and garden beyond.
On the FIRST FLOOR, there are 3 bedrooms, a bathroom plus separate WC and a hobbies room/bedroom 4.
The MASTER BEDROOM is a particularly striking room with exposed rafters, a DRESSING ROOM leading into an ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM and - also accessed from the bedroom - a door into a further BEDROOM/HOBBIES ROOM: another generous room with exposed rafters and view of the grotto and courtyard within the garden. Quietly tucked away, this room is perhaps the perfect place to write that first novel!
Perhaps one of the property's main attractions: this walled garden is truly an enchanting space. With its mellow brick walls providing a sheltered area from which to enjoy the view over the nearby Norman church, the garden has clearly been much loved over the years with an abundance of flowering shrubs, rambling roses, apple trees, and little 'nooks and crannies' to enjoy at different times of the day to take full advantage of its sunny sheltered position. A paved courtyard creates a delightful 'eating-out' area overlooked by a stone grotto. There is also, on a practical note, a single GARAGE with power and light, and a log/garden store.
Charminster is a small, pretty village two miles north of Dorchester. Filled with delightful, traditional cottages and historical character of which Rose Cottage is one, there are also two pubs and a glorious Norman church, St Mary's, which is unusually situated directly over the River Cerne.
The county town of Dorchester is famed for its literary history, weekly market and having two well-regarded schools – Sunninghill Prep School and The Thomas Hardye School (secondary). There are also mainline stations to London Waterloo and Bristol, as well as the county hospital.
From the house, there are countryside walks from the door and nearby Weymouth (approx. 20 mins drive away) offers breathtaking walks along the Jurassic Coastline as well as an award-winning, golden sandy beach and numerous watersports.
From DOMVS' Dorchester office, head up High West Street to the Top O'Town roundabout, turn right signposted to Yeovil. Continue along this road until reaching the roundabout. Take the 2nd exit following the A37. Then take the 1st right signposted to Charminster (North Street). Take the next right into the Conservation Area of Charminster. Go past the Norman church and the property will found shortly up the hill on the left hand side.
Local Authority Dorset (West Dorset) Council. Tax band F
Services Mains drainage, electric and gas.
Room Measurements Please refer to floor plan
Lettings Our Lettings Department is available to provide experienced assistance should this be relevant with your purchase
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- Master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite shower
- Hobbies room on the first floor could be bedroom 4
- 3 reception rooms
- Walled rear garden with fabulous view
- Located in heart of Conservation Area