CLICK ON VIRTUAL TOUR. DOMVS, in assoc with Fine & Country, is delighted to offer this enchanting home. Owners say, 'We fell in love with the location even before we stepped through the front door. Bird spotting and star gazing are our favourite occupations!'
Welcome to Brookfield House, the stuff of which dreams are made.
As you meander up the garden path to the front door, this house immediately engages you. Listening to the babbling stream bordering the beautifully planted garden is just the start of enjoying this truly idyllic location.
The house originated in the 1800s, built as two cottages. It now represents a handsome, well-built home, which has been carefully restored and redesigned to ensure well-flowing accommodation. When the current owners purchased the property in 2007, they added a large extension to the rear, which sensitively increases the accommodation on both ground and first floors, and provides a truly impressive kitchen/family room leading to a hardwood conservatory, which takes in the rather special views of the garden and countryside beyond.
The 'guided tour' starts with the HALLWAY, which has stone flooring and a range of fitted cupboards to handily store coats, boots etc. (one of the cupboards also houses the pressurised hot water tank). The DINING HALL is where the magic starts; a cosy inglenook fireplace with wood burner sets the scene, and the flagstone flooring gives an indication of the character awaiting. This welcoming space is large enough to accommodate both dinner parties and social gatherings around the fire.
Flowing seamlessly from the dining hall is the KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM. This is undoubtedly a masterpiece, with an extensive range of timber cupboards enhanced by a granite worktop. Equipment includes a five-plate induction hob with discreet extractor over, an American-style fridge/freezer, further under-counter freezer, a dishwasher, and microwave. Stone flooring with underfloor heating adds a stylish and practical note, and leads through to the impressive CONSERVATORY, accessible from both the kitchen and the sitting room. Made of hardwood, it is particularly generous in size and is perfectly positioned to enjoy the sunny aspect and views of the garden and countryside by day and a spot of star-gazing by night.
The SITTING ROOM offers yet another inglenook fireplace, this time an open fire, and exposed beams reflecting the history of the home. A single door leads from here into the conservatory, and another to the STUDY, tucked away and featuring an original bread oven and small fireplace.
Also on the ground floor is a smart, contemporary CLOAKROOM and a UTILITY ROOM with further timber storage units and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A door opens from here to the rear courtyard.
Rising to the FIRST FLOOR, there are five bedrooms (two of which have an en-suite facility) and a family bathroom. The MASTER BEDROOM has a small balcony onto which you can step and enjoy views across the countryside, deer-spotting and watching the sun going down. An extensive walk-in wardrobe provides plentiful hanging and storage space. The EN-SUITE BATH/SHOWER ROOM is luxuriously appointed, with a jacuzzi-style bath, vanity unit with wash-hand basin, WC, bidet and separate shower with body jets. Atmospheric lighting adds to the sense of a relaxing retreat.
BEDROOM TWO is a large room with its own access to the ground floor via a spiral staircase, and a Juliet balcony enjoying the views. Adjacent is BEDROOM THREE, which has an en-suite shower room and is a duplex room with a second floor - potentially the perfect teenage snug. Both these rooms are arranged in such a way they could create a self-contained unit if required. BEDROOMS FOUR and FIVE can each accommodate a double bed, and one benefits from a fitted wardrobe and under-eaves storage.
From the first floor landing, a staircase leads to the SECOND FLOOR and two further bedrooms. BEDROOM SIX has an EN-SUITE BATHROOM with bath, WC and basin, and BEDROOM SEVEN is currently used as a games room.
Set in grounds of circa TWO ACRES, the house is encircled by landscaped gardens and bordered by a stream, which adds life and interest to the expert planting. A decked area immediately outside the conservatory is cantilevered over the stream and creates the perfect setting for entertaining. As with all well-designed gardens, this is a garden which entices you to explore, taking you through lushly covered pergolas, guiding you to another decked area over a bridge, and finally leading you to an open field at the rear overlooked by the DETACHED BARN/GARAGING. This substantial outbuilding was constructed by the current owners and is built with insulated walls and roof. With considerable ground floor space and two rooms above, it is well able to accommodate a number of vehicles and would, subject to planning, make an outstanding annexe; a truly versatile space.
Also within the garden are two greenhouses, a log store and a productive vegetable area. A timber shed houses the pump for the privately installed borehole, which supplies water to the property. Electric gates give access straight to the rear of the plot where the barn is positioned, but it should also be noted that, from the lane, there is a separate drive to the front of the house and another DOUBLE GARAGE.
Brookfield House sits in an extraordinarily tranquil location with far-reaching views, tucked away on the outskirts of Dewlish and surrounded by some of Dorset's most beautiful countryside. Dewlish enjoys an active village life served by a village hall, public house and church, with many well-regarded schools close at hand. Local amenities include a doctor's surgery, first school and shop/post office in Puddletown (approx. 3.5 miles), and renowned public school - with facilities open to the public - and village shop in Milton Abbas (approx. 2 miles). Dewlish also falls within the catchment area of well-regarded Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester.
From Dorchester, take the A35 east towards the Puddletown by-pass. Leave the by-pass for the A354 Blandford Forum. At the roundabout, take a sharp left signposted Cheselbourne and Dewlish, followed by the first right. Proceed along, turning right at the left-hand bend signposted Dewlish. Continue along this road, passing the manor house and entering the village of Dewlish. Pass the public house on the left-hand side, and continue for about 1/4 of a mile. As you go around a left-hand bend, you will note a minor (adopted) road on your right, which leads to the property. Go past the Mill House, after which the property can be found slightly further on on your right.
Services Oil fired, mains electricity, borehole and septic tank
Local Authority Dorset (West Dorset) Council, tax band G
Lettings Our Lettings Department is available to provide experienced assistance should this be relevant with your purchase
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- Five beds and three baths on first floor, two further beds and bathroom on second floor
- Outstanding kitchen/family room and generous conservatory
- Large, two-floor, detached barn
- Double garage and considerable parking
- Circa two acres