Offers Over £725,000

Dorchester Road, Dorchester, DT2 9RU

4 bedroom house for sale

1600's FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOM property with SOUTHERLY aspect rear garden in SOUGHT AFTER village with volumes of CHARACTER FEATURES throughout and SIGNIFICANT further potential.


  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • Air B n B or Annexe Potential
  • Modernisation Required
  • Large Southerly Garden
  • Sought After Village
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Significant Character
  • Parking and Garage



Originally three cottages the property was transformed in the 1970's into the delightful family home it is today. The eldest cottage (far right on the front picture) dates back to the 1600's and the remainder of the cottages were built early in the 19th century. There are many charming period features throughout including parquet flooring in many rooms on the ground floor, an open fireplace complete with the original bread oven in the sitting room and exposed beams completing the country cottage feel. Unusually for a cottage of the period ceiling heights are good and there is a feeling of ample natural light and space throughout the home and particularly in all of the bedrooms on the first floor. The kitchen/breakfast room has plenty of space for a table and chairs and has an oil-fired Aga, there are views out into the picturesque rear garden. There are also a good size pantry and a drying room, separately, off the entrance hallway. There is a large dining room with recessed alcoves, a sitting room, and a drawing room featuring an open fireplace, they all have parquet flooring.
Above the drawing room, accessed by its own entrance and staircase is a self-contained bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette that would be an ideal annexe or Airbnb. The first floor in the main cottage is accessed via a central staircase and has three double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Outside the gardens are entirely to the rear of the cottage and accessed via a gravel driveway to the side that leads up to the double garage. The gardens are laid to lawn with mature shrubs and bushes at the borders and overlooks the water meadows and the countryside beyond, the picturesque garden is completed by a weeping willow.


Positioned on the Dorchester side of Stratton, within school catchment. Dorchester is within 4 miles of Dorchester, including the trainline service with direct route to London,Waterloo

Entrance Hall

Stairs to the first floor, Parquet flooring


Kitchen includes wall and base units, worktop areas including an Aga, electric oven and hob, space for a washing machine and dishwasher; a rear aspect window overlooking the garden and a side aspect window.

Inner Hallway

Access into the garden, side aspect window, radiator, tilled floor and coat hanging area with rear aspect door to garden.

Dining Room

Feature fireplace with flagstone hearth, radiator and wall lights with front aspect windows and Parquet flooring throughout.

Utility Room

Space for fridge and freezer or could be turned into a full utility room with space for washing machine and tumble dryer plus storage with front aspect window.

Boiler Room

Boiler, drying area and front aspect window


Inglenook Fireplace with flagstone Hearth, Parquet flooring throughout, secondary glazing and radiator.

Living Room

Parquet flooring throughout, rear aspect secondary glazed windows, significant inglenook fireplace with feature bread oven, flagstone hearth and feature woodstore, radiators, front aspect window, beam ceiling, wall lights and stairs up to separate annexe.

Upstairs Annexe

Built in hob and drainer, space for fridge freezer, and rear aspect window in kitchen area.

Annexe Bathroom

Three-piece suite with wash hand basin, w/c and enclosed panel bath

Annexe Bedroom

Rear aspect window, storage cupboard, beam ceiling, loft hatch, front aspect window and storage heater.

Main First Floor Landing

Front aspect windows, radiators, storage cupboards

Main Bathroom

Wash hand basin, low level w/c, with panelled bath and mains fed shower, part tiled with rear aspect window.

Bedroom 1

Rear and front aspect window, radiator, and storage cupboard

Bedroom 2

Rear aspect windows storage cupboards/wardrobe, wash basin and radiator

Bedroom 3

Front and rear aspect windows, storage cupboard, wash basin and radiator

Rear Garden

Mostly laid to lawn, mature shrubs, flower boarders and trees including fruit trees and large willow, with outside paved patio and outside tap


Mostly laid to shingle, off road parking for several cars and enclosed.


Offering parking or workshop

Epc Rating


Council Tax Band




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Important Note:

These particulars are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed. They do not form part of any contract. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good structural condition or otherwise, nor that any of the services, appliances, equipment or facilities are in good working order or have been tested. Purchasers should satisfy themselves on such matters prior to purchase.