Barton Lodge, The Folly, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester DT2

Guide price

Bedrooms: 2
This splendid top floor apartment was converted in about 2006 and this Georgian, Grade II Listed building, now consists of 10 luxury apartments and 9 cottages, all set within spacious grounds with a gated vehicular entrance.

Barton Lodge enjoys an enviable and raised setting within the village, having sweeping views across the village and hills beyond.

A communal entrance hall has stairs and lift leading to the top floor, where number 10 expands over the whole of the south wing. On entering the property you are greeted with a light and airy feel. The hall leads round to the other side of the property where there is a lovely area with decorative fireplace where one could put a writing desk or a comfy chair etc. There are 2 large fitted cupboards one of which houses the hot water tank and gas boiler. A door from the hall leads to an impressive sitting room with dual aspect and views in both directions. Eave storage provides useful storage space. There is a recess ideally used for a large dining table and a door to the kitchen.

The kitchen has a range of wall and floor mounted units with granite worktops over, ceramic sink, integrated fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, electric oven, a ceramic hob with extractor hood over. Far reaching views from the kitchen window.

There are two double bedrooms of similar sizes both with dual aspect and small iron fireplaces. The master bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room and window seat.

The electric double gates open to the gravelled driveway with lighting which leads to the parking and turning area beside Barton Lodge. There is a single garage in a block and a parking space for one car in front. There is a separate

communal visitors parking area, communal store and refuse store.

The communal grounds predominately comprises two areas of lawn together with some fine mature beech trees. To one corner of the upper lawn is an open fronted and columned summer house. There is a separate side pedestrian gate giving access to Wills Lane.

199 year lease which commenced in 2005 (ending 01 Jan 2204).

Ground rent is not payable.

Service charge £158 month.

(Increased in Oct 2021, after agm, by £266 year)

Cerne Abbas is one of the most historic and picturesque villages in Dorset, surrounded by countryside and rolling downland. It is about 8 miles north of Dorchester with its comprehensive range of facilities including Dorset County Hospital together with good access to the Abbey town of Sherborne, about 12 miles to the north. Both towns have main line railway stations to London Waterloo as well as a regular bus service. The village has a good range of amenities including a general store/sub post office, primary school, modern village hall, Doctor’s surgery, 3 public houses and restaurant/tea rooms.

There are a variety of sporting and leisure pursuits in the area including golf at Dorchester (Came Down) and Sherborne, sailing and water sports along the Heritage Coastline and access to the countryside via an excellent network of footpaths and bridleways.

Symonds & Sampson - Dorchester

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