Stinsford House, Stinsford, Dorchester, Dorset DT2

£489,950

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
This Grade II Listed property is in a beautiful countryside setting that Thomas Hardy himself would recognise from the days he attended the village church. This idyllic setting is only a short drive from the main arterial road to London and access into the County town of Dorchester.

In 1998 Stinsford House was extensively re-developed with the manor being divided into nine private dwellings, all with their own separate entrances and allocated parking. The house now has all the benefits of a contemporary, architect designed new-build, within a historic Grade II listed facade.

The property is believed to have been part of the former ballroom and boasts a very grand interior with elegant high ceilings and large, Georgian, floor-to-ceiling sash windows. The accommodation is accessed via a stone pillared gravel driveway with a small rise of carriage steps leading to an entrance door.

Upon entering the property, there is an entrance hall with cloakroom to one side. The sitting room is particularly spacious. The interior is focussed around two large sash windows, which frame the beautiful communal gardens, private garden below and far-reaching views towards Dorchester. Deep sill window-seats and a Hamstone fireplace with Rose feature add to the charm of the room.

A kitchen/breakfast room has French doors which lead out to a delightful raised terrace with steps leading down to the rear garden.

On the first floor there is a large double bedroom with an en-suite and a storage room/wardrobe.

On the lower ground floor there are three bedrooms, bedroom two has an en-suite bathroom and French doors that lead out to the private garden. Bedroom four has built-in wardrobes and shelving, a partly exposed original stone fireplace and a door leading to the front courtyard.

Bedroom three also benefits from built-in wardrobes on two walls and a stone mullioned window. There is also a separate shower room suite.

To the rear of the property is a private well-manicured garden, laid to lawn, behind box-hedging allowing for privacy. In addition to its own outside space, this property benefits from the ambiance of additional communal gardens. The house has shared ownership of these beautiful communal gardens which are maintained by the management committee and include a magnificent Plane tree over 200 years old. Maintenance of the property's private garden is also included within the management fees.

A garage and further parking is located a short distance from the property.

Management Fee

We have been informed by the vendors that the management fee is paid until the 1st of May 2020 and was £1,560. This charges pays for the up keep of all the communal areas as well as maintaining the lawns to the private gardens.

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